ASPPH Friday Letter

The Friday Letter is the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's weekly e-newsletter featuring the latest research, opportunities and developments from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.

Latest Articles about the University at Buffalo

11/17/17
Why are some people able to stop after eating just a few potato chips, while others aren’t satisfied until the bag is nothing but crumbs? The answer may lie in the signals acting in the brain’s reward system.
11/10/17
Oxygen toxicity stems from navy divers’ most precious asset – oxygen itself. Breathable air consists primarily of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. While divers need oxygen to breathe underwater, the ratio of gasses can become hazardous the deeper they plunge.
10/27/17
For many people who have a disability, taking public transportation is a necessity. But it can also be a nightmare. But a research partnership between the University at Buffalo (UB) and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) is working to dramatically improve the public transit experience for the region’s many riders who have some type of disability.
10/20/17
Dr. Sarahmona Przybyla, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has received funding to assess knowledge and attitudes toward an approach to HIV prevention called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP among future health professionals.
10/6/17
Arthur Michalek, PhD, FACE, affiliated faculty member in the department of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed chair of the Education Committee for the International Cancer Prevention Consortium.
9/22/17
Enteric pathogens, those occurring in the intestines, is the topic of the second annual Robert V. Lee Lectureship in Global Health hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.
9/14/17

Three research projects at University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions have been selected to receive funding from the RENEW Institute, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to solving complex environmental problems.

9/8/17
The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions has received a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to fund interdisciplinary training in cancer epidemiology for UB doctoral students, recognition of a legacy of excellence in training in cancer epidemiology at UB.
8/31/17
Police officers on the afternoon shift are twice as likely to report being tired, according to a University at Buffalo-led study.
8/31/17
Both research on health behavior and public health interventions to change behavior should consider the possible complex relations between people’s thoughts about behaviors and their feelings about those behaviors, according to a new framework for understanding cognition, affect, and behavior developed by an expert team led by University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions researcher Dr. Marc Kiviniemi.
8/24/17

A postdoctoral researcher in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study healthy aging in postmenopausal women.

8/11/17

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions is seeking Early Career Scholars to join their upcoming Innovation Labs to Drive Early Career Grants, which is designed to foster new transdisciplinary, multi-CTSA teams that will pursue radical science on opioid misuse.

8/11/17
The University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will add a new undergraduate degree program in public health to its academic offerings. The program will be available beginning in the fall of 2017.
8/4/17
The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), along with the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (ENAHEC), will host a summer camp to provide high school students the chance to learn more about public health, and to explore both college and career choices in public health and health professions.
7/28/17
Placemats can be used to encourage children to eat healthier food in restaurants, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo (UB) and the Independent Health Foundation.
7/28/17
A physiological process used commonly by mammals like seals and dolphins inspired the potentially life-saving method University at Buffalo researchers successfully tested to raise blood pressure in a simulation of trauma victims experiencing blood loss.
7/13/17
After an extensive national search, Dr. Gregory Wilding has been appointed as chair of the department of biostatistics at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).
7/6/17
Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare. In fact, a new study led by University at Buffalo researchers with USAID, UNICEF and others shows that handwashing behavior must be improved substantially in low- and middle-income countries.
6/29/17
Dr. Kimberley Persons from the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions has been accepted to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Academic Leadership Institute (ALI).
6/22/17
The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from the U.S. and Australia, neither side appears interested in learning from the other. “The two policy communities have shown very little interest in each other’s policy debates,” Dr. Wayne Hall and Dr. Lynn Kozlowski write in a new paper published in the journal Addiction.
6/16/17

Zachary J. Schlader, PhD, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed to the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

6/16/17
The 15 annual University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions commencement ceremony took place on May 20 at 1 p.m. in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.
6/9/17
Police officers on the afternoon shift are twice as likely to report being tired, according to a University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions led study.
6/1/17
Dr. Sarahmona Przybyla, assistant professor of community health and health behavior in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions received a $15,000 award from the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), one of 17 such centers around the country.
5/25/17
When the FDA in 2012 approved a combination of drugs that could be taken by people at high risk for HIV to lower their chances of getting infected, it was hailed as a huge advance in public health. Still, challenges remain with the treatment regimen known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, according to a University at Buffalo researcher who has received a grant for PrEP related pilot studies.
5/19/17
The University at Buffalo received a new award from the Naval Sea Systems Command. The funding award amount is $875,861 and will run through January 31, 2020.
5/12/17
Dr. Patricia J. Ohtake, associate professor of physical therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Science in the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed assistant vice president for Interprofessional Education.
5/4/17
The WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC), has increased the adoption of tobacco reduction measures around the world, contributing to a 2.5 percentage point reduction in global smoking rates, according to a recent study published in The Lancet Public Health.
4/28/17

Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Public Health and Health Professions.

4/20/17

Dr. Gary A. Giovino, professor and chair of the department of community health and health behavior at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT.)

4/13/17

The first study of oral health in children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, has found that these children tend to have poorer oral health than children who do not have Type 2 diabetes.

3/31/17
Gum disease and tooth loss may be associated with a higher risk of death in postmenopausal women but not increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
3/31/17
The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 3-9 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts important to improving the nation. Additional activities will also take place throughout the entire month of April to further expand the celebrations.
3/24/17

A discovery, several years in the making, by a University at Buffalo research team has proven that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells (a type of stem cell) without any genetic modification, and that these stem cells can yield other cells that are present in the spinal cord and the brain.

3/14/17
While the opioid epidemic is ever-present across the nation, the University at Buffalo plans to research an opioid addiction treatment associated with the function of liver fibrosis. The new research award for $73, 456 is funded from the University of Rochester and National Institutes of Health from August 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.
3/9/17
For years, parents of children with high blood lead concentrations have been advised by health experts to provide their kids foods rich in iron, calcium and vitamin C. The research behind these dietary recommendations, however, is lacking, according to a new paper by a University at Buffalo researcher published online March 7 in the Journal of Pediatrics.
2/24/17
Last spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a $36 million ad campaign focused on the dangers of smokeless tobacco use among rural teens.  But the FDA’s “Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless” campaign may be doing more harm than good, two noted North American public health researchers write in the journal Addictive Behaviors.
2/17/17

The School of Public Health and Health Professions will host the second annual Step Challenge as a way to promote healthy activity and encourage individuals to live healthier lifestyles.

2/10/17

For most people, cortisol, the vital hormone that controls stress, increases when they wake up. It’s the body’s way of preparing us for the day. But in police officers who’ve experienced intense stress on the job, cortisol functions much differently, according to recent research from the University at Buffalo.

2/3/17

How do the lungs of e-cigarette users differ compared to non-smokers and people who smoke traditional cigarettes? A pilot study awarded to a University at Buffalo epidemiologist seeks to provide some answers to that question.

1/27/17

A new report presents nearly 100 conclusions related to the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoid use, and makes recommendations for an agenda to help expand and improve cannabis research efforts, and better inform future public health decisions.

 

1/12/17
The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers from the University at Buffalo (UB) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute report in a new study.

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