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New UB faculty member Carroll McWilliams Harmon, co-author of a national teen weight-loss surgery study, brings a fresh perspective to Western New York’s pediatric obesity problem.

Pinpointing poverty with cellphone data

Mobile phone calls are analyzed to thwart crime and track diseases. Now, UB researchers are studying if such data can help combat extreme poverty.

User habits key to phishing

UB faculty member Arun Vishwanath says taking into account users' cyber routines is integral to preventing email phishing.

Barriers persist

A new UB study has found the lack of training on military culture leaves clinical students clueless on how to treat veterans.

Thumbs up to healthy menus

Children are choosing healthy side dishes and beverages when ordering meals in restaurants, research led by UB faculty member Stephanie Anzman-Frasca has found.

Powering an energy revolution

UB takes a leadership role in a National Science Foundation plan to use data analytics to solve pressing societal problems.

Changing behavior to avert diabetes

UB researchers are studying if changes in decision-making can prevent people with prediabetes from becoming diabetic.

Just Food, Just Communities

The UB Food Lab is co-sponsoring an event designed to bring together community partners, scholars, students and residents to discuss the links between racial, economic and food injustices, and strategies to address them.

WHI gets extension

UB has received a five-year extension of its involvement with the Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking study that has yielded major discoveries on chronic diseases that affect postmenopausal women.

Tracing family roots

Descendants of authors of slave narratives attending a groundbreaking UB workshop discuss their histories, identities and personal stories.

Effective advertising

Web advertising in which the product changes direction while moving across the screen is more effective than static ads, according to research by the School of Management.