CUNY School of Public Health

U.S. Seniors’ Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

November 19, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage By Steven Reinberg November 19, 2014 Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also stood out among the 11

The rise of electronic cigarettes and their impact on public health

November 18, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg November 18, 2014 Oxford Dictionaries has selected vape as Word of the Year 2014, so we asked several experts to comment on the growth of electronic cigarettes and the vaping phenomenon. A new report from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that use of e-cigarettes among high schools students

African Lead Mine Poisons Children

November 12, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Ben Barber November 12, 2014 From the screaming children being tested for lead in this African city, to the clouds of toxic dust blown across soccer fields, streets and courtyards, this is one of the world’s worst lead poisoning epidemics. The lowest blood lead levels in nearly 300 children we tested in July were

The Investigators: 1-hour test for diagnosing Ebola still unused in New York

November 11, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Jim Hoffer November 11, 2014 When Dr. Craig Spencer entered Bellevue Hospital three weeks ago, it took half a day to find out if he was indeed infected with the Ebola virus. And at the time, we reported that it didn’t have to take that long. There is a one-hour test that The Investigators

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,

Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie

October 22, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie: Africa’s Largest E-waste Dump Begins Transformation to Model Recycling Center October 22, 2014 A celebration marked the opening of the new e-waste recycling facility in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana. Dignitaries, dancers, performing school children and a balloon archway stood out in sharp contrast in this sooty, trash-strewn landscape. This collaborative

True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

October 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg October 21, 2014 The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964. The memorial recognizes the 50th anniversary of the

True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

October 20, 2014 | CUNY School of Public Health

By Nicholas Freudenberg October 21, 2014 The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964. The memorial recognizes the 50th anniversary of the

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