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News about UB research and outreach relating to societal issues such as bullying, domestic violence, human rights, gender, diversity and inclusion. (see all topics)

10/18/17

Animated films can provide critical opportunities for adults to discuss end-of-life issues with children according to a new study by a UB researcher who specializes in end-of-life communication.

10/18/17

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the UB Research Institute on Addictions.

10/16/17

First-of-its-kind database developed and maintained at UB will help governing bodies around the globe develop better food systems planning policies by drawing from legislation already crafted.

10/13/17

Research team is taking what they’ve learned through lab simulations on UB's South Campus and applying the findings to the NFTA’s fleet of buses.

10/12/17

Researchers from UB and Cardiff University were instrumental in creating a special themed issue of the quarterly journal Built Environment focused on food equity, an increasingly important topic in planning and design disciplines.

10/10/17

The non-denominational ceremony and service represent the culmination of approximately nine years of devoted work.

10/5/17

A new study by researchers at UB provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service providers’ experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities.

10/4/17

Findings show that so-called overdose drug is saving lives, and that expanding access to more first responders is key, researchers say.

10/3/17

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Chris St. Vil, an assistant professor in the UB School of Social Work, a grant  to conduct a literature review on recurrent violent injury.

9/26/17

The Research Institute on Addictions and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will lead a UB effort to combat the opioid crisis in New York State.