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Health and Medicine

News about UB’s health sciences programs and related community outreach.

8/28/14

Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
8/26/14

National experts on the criminal justice system, opioid abuse, substance abuse treatment and community health will visit the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 17.

2014 white coat ceremony
8/22/14

One hundred forty-four students participated in the white coat ceremony in the Center for the Art’s Mainstage Theater on August 15, as members of the class of 2018 of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — D. Jeffery Higginbotham, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s 2014 annual convention being held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.
7/29/14

Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at Buffalo medical faculty finds that many of the same symptoms are common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance system, known collectively as cervical/vestibular injuries.

7/28/14

A collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

7/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
7/24/14

Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.