CUNY School of Public Health

Epidemiologists Discuss The Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons

November 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

(Source: cdc.gov) Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with a strain of Ebola virus. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The risk of an Ebola outbreak affecting multiple people in the U.S. is very low. Join us for a panel discussion as

CUNY SPH Welcomes Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith

October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY School of Public Health welcomed Chancellor Milliken and his wife Mrs. Nana Smith to the CUNY family on October 2nd, at the Red Rooster in Harlem.  Faculty and staff of the School, members of the School’s Advisory Board, members of the CUNY Chancellery and friends and supporters of the School were among the attendees.  

CUNY SPH Advisory Council holds Inaugural Meeting

October 24, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Members of the CUNY School of Public Health Advisory Council met for its inaugural meeting on October 3rd on the East Harlem campus. The Council began working on an agenda to leverage its collective resources and expertise to position the CUNY SPH as a  foci of Public Health innovation and service to the CUNY community,

Announcing the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

With support from the CUNY SPH Dean, the DPH Program will select a small group of accepted incoming DPH students with a DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship. Applicants interested in being considered for the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship…

Announcing the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship

September 25, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

With support from the CUNY SPH Dean, the DPH Program will select a small group of accepted incoming DPH students with a DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship. Applicants interested in being considered for the DPH Program Dean’s Fellowship…

Susan Klitzman Assumes New Post to Coordinate Inter-Campus Programs

July 31, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Susan Klitzman, an accomplished public health leader, teacher and scholar, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Inter-Campus Coordination at the CUNY School of Public Health. Previously serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Public Health, Dr. Klitzman will oversee the launch of new inter-disciplinary and inter-campus academic

A CUNY Life

July 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

“I was hopeless, helpless, hated, abandoned, confused and feeling worthless and poor,” Adewale Troutman told the CUNY School of Public Health’s 2014 graduates. The mean streets of the 1960s Bronx claimed his closest friends: “Ray was shot and killed at a party in Harlem, Rensselaer became a drug dealer and was sent to prison, and

Michele Kiely Appointed New Associate Dean for Research

June 16, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Michele Kiely, a perinatal and pediatric epidemiologist with a deep commitment to public health, has been appointed as Associate Dean for Research at the CUNY School of Public Health, effective Sept.1. ‘Dr. Kiely brings tremendous expertise to this position and enhances the potential of the school for success in competitive research funding and organization,”

CUNY and NYU School of Medicine Awarded $3.75 Million To Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Inequities

June 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

The New York University School of Medicine and City University of New York have been awarded a five-year, $3.75 million federal grant to establish an innovative public-private partnership—a new research center aimed at reducing heart disease inequities in New York City. The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

CUNY School of Public Health 2014 Graduation Recognition Ceremony

May 21, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY School of Public Health: 5:30 p.m. The Kaye Playhouse, East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, Manhattan. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adewale Troutman, Immediate Past President of the American Public Health Association. A graduate of Lehman College and Bronx Community College, Dr. Troutman has devoted his career to the principles of social justice, human

Appointment of Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

May 15, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ashish Joshi on his new appointment as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the CUNY SPH. Dr. Joshi is a physician and a public health academic who has gained national and international prominence in the area of health informatics. He completed his medical degree at

$2,000 Charlop Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline: May 11

May 7, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

If you are a current CUNY School of Public Health student committed to community health, consider applying for the Meg Charlop Memorial Scholarship Fund. This $2,000 scholarship is presented annually to one MPH student—chosen from among all CUNY SPH campuses—who has demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to community health.Meg Charlop, a 2005 graduate of the

HIV: Exploring the Best Approach to Treatment

March 18, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Richard Firstman NIH funds research grant for a partnership between SPH and city’s Department of Health It’s been nearly two decades since HIV transitioned from a fatal diagnosis to a manageable condition, and in the last few years the treatment has become scarcely more complicated, or expensive, than a daily pill and quarterly blood

New Initiatives For Healthy CUNY On Contraception Alcohol, Mental Health

March 18, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Margaret Ramirez Trekking to hundreds of New York City drugstores near college campuses, a CUNY School of Public Health doctoral student and her research team is documenting how emergency contraception is sold. Scouting the outside of liquor stores and bodegas in East Harlem and the South Bronx, another group of SPH researchers will soon

LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

February 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

The CUNY School of Public Health presents a panel discussion to celebrate the release of a new book, LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health. Thursday, February 201, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skylight Room, 9th Floor, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue at […]

LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

February 3, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

The CUNY School of Public Health presents a panel discussion to celebrate the release of a new book, LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health. Thursday, February 201, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skylight Room, 9th Floor, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue at

CUNY and the NYC Health Department Launch Second NYC HANES Survey

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

The CUNY School of Public Health and New York City Health Department are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From the fall of 2013 until early 2014, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households are being asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will […]

Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, CUNY Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg offers an assessment of the promise and limitations of public health activism. More…

Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

On the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, CUNY Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg offers an assessment of the promise and limitations of public health activism. More…

CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

January 29, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration