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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.

Public Health and Health Professions

7/2/14

We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

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.

8/26/14

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

9/17/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.

9/22/14

Lynn Kozlowski, PhD, former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school’s 26th Annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.

9/24/14

University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into cancer cells.

9/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of biostatistics, has been appointed to serve on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biostatistics Methods and Research Design (BMRD) study section.
12/4/14

The UB School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer a 12-month accelerated program with a concentration in health services administration and population health.

12/8/14

UB students will team up with the National Football League to host an event encouraging more than 100 kids to eat healthy and be physically active.

Teens smoking. This image may not be reused.
12/10/14

In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude, researchers say.

12/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The FBI presented the 2014 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Paul Wietig, EdD, assistant vice president in the University at Buffalo Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), on Dec. 17 at the Buffalo office of the FBI. Brian Boetig, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Buffalo office, conferred the award.
12/18/14

Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

1/6/15

Resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition were among the traits studied by UB researcher John Violanti and colleagues.

1/8/15

A model program has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years.

1/22/15

Hot flashes, night sweats predict a greater likelihood of hip fracture, a new study finds.

1/22/15

A team headed by UB expert Youfa Wang is partnering with NASA in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.

1/26/15

Alan Hutson is professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics in UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.

2/6/15

The research is similar to the groundbreaking study among women with European ancestry that led to the discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

2/13/15

During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D and 25 percent may be considered deficient, says nutrition researcher Peter Horvath.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

3/10/15

Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.

3/17/15

Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.

3/20/15

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.

4/1/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week April 3-12 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts locally and globally.
4/7/15

The event is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' celebration of National Public Health Week.

4/8/15

Mayor Byron Brown will speak and recognize April as Occupational Therapy month   

4/15/15

The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.

4/16/15

Committee evaluates safety, dependence and health issues related to tobacco products

4/17/15

This trend could be a positive sign for the prevention of cigarette use.

4/17/15

UB has played a key role in the Women’s Health Initiative, one of the largest clinical trials ever undertaken in the U.S.

UB to hold 169th commencement
4/30/15

Some 5,645 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB’s 169th University Commencement and 15 other commencement ceremonies being held May 1 through May 23.

5/5/15

Many issues, from biological to environmental, determine effective weight control, but how people manage their own behavior is a big piece of that puzzle.

Tackling global challenges
5/28/15

UB is establishing three new Communities of Excellence that will harness the strengths of faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

6/3/15

Donald W. Rowe, PhD, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York State Public Health Association.

6/11/15

After responding to a suicide and a suicide attempt, the Texas officer had been through enough trauma for one day, says UB's John Violanti.