CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and Colleagues Publish an Explaination for the Higher Rates of Cardiovascular Disease Among Men Than Women

April 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. At any given age men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women, which was previously attributed to lower levels of estrogens among men than women. However, large trials [...]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish an explanation for the higher rates of cardiovascular disease among men than women.

April 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. At any given age men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women, which was previously attributed to lower levels of estrogens among men than women. However, large trials […]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish an explanation for the higher rates of cardiovascular disease among men than women.

April 18, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. At any given age men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women, which was previously attributed to lower levels of estrogens among men than women. However, large trials […]

Dr. Glen Johnson and colleagues from the New York State Department of Health publish: Breastfeeding Practices in New York State Maternity Hospitals: Results From a Statewide Survey.

March 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those […]

Dr. Glen Johnson and colleagues from the New York State Department of Health publish: Breastfeeding Practices in New York State Maternity Hospitals: Results From a Statewide Survey.

March 23, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those […]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish a new theory explaining why statins are more effective than other lipid modulating therapies.

March 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists [...]

Dr Jack Caravanos talks on YouTube about Mold Contamination Hurricane Sandy: Assessment & Control

February 25, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Understanding basic mold growth is essential for controlling this microbial hazard. This short primer is intended to provide the most basic information on environmental mold contamination, says Professor Jack Caravanos from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv7w-r9Gzs Some basic pointers on proper N95 particulate filtering facemask respirators used by volunteers, [...]

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish on performance of a rapid test for self-diagnosis of trichomoniasis

February 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology:  Performance of a Rapid Self-Test for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in South Africa and Brazil.  The authors found that rapid point-of-care tests performed well for detecting trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection, even with the women performing the test on their own.  These [...]

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish on performance of a rapid test for self-diagnosis of trichomoniasis

February 20, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Heidi Jones and colleagues publish in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology:  Performance of a Rapid Self-Test for Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in South Africa and Brazil.  The authors found that rapid point-of-care tests performed well for detecting trichomoniasis, a common sexually transmitted infection, even with the women performing the test on their own.  These [...]

CUNY School of Public Health Student Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship for HIV Prevention Smartphone App Research

February 11, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

Sonia K. González,doctoral student at the CUNY School of Public Health at the Graduate Center, has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to modify an existing sexual health smartphone app to conduct a two-arm study.The study will evaluate knowledge and connection to clinical services via GPS abilities of the smartphone. The [...]

Ford Foundation provides $550,000 to CUNY Public Health Professor Jessie Daniels for JustPublics@365

February 11, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Ford Foundation has provided a research grant to launch JustPublics@365, which aims to increase the impact of scholarly work on inequality by forging links among scholars, media professionals, and political activists, and inspiring informed public debate. JustPublics@365 will be overseen by the CUNY Graduate Center Provost and two professors, including Jessie Daniels, Professor of [...]

“Big Game” Calorie Costs in Exercise

January 24, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY School of Public Health at HUNTER College Faculty Member Shows Big Game Activities to Burn off Foods You Just Ate

“Big Game” Calorie Costs in Exercise

January 24, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

CUNY School of Public Health at HUNTER College Faculty Member Shows Big Game Activities to Burn off Foods You Just Ate

A new publication from the Institute of Medicine reports on U.S. health disadvantages using a database developed by researchers at CUNY and collaborating institutes.

January 13, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have recently published a report entitled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”, which presents a shocking fact that in spite of the greater per capita expenditure on health care than any other country…

A new publication from the Institute of Medicine reports on U.S. health disadvantages using a database developed by researchers at CUNY and collaborating institutes.

January 13, 2013 | CUNY School of Public Health

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have recently published a report entitled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”, which presents a shocking fact that in spite of the greater per capita expenditure on health care than any other country…

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter Responds to Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

As Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast on Monday, October 29th, students, faculty and alumni of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College faced the same challenges as other New Yorkers: finding a safe place to stay and protecting their families and property. But as Sandy moved north, some took on a new role: taking action to help others recover from the storm and protect their health. To profile these activities, the School of Public Health’s Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg recently asked four individuals –of the many more who were active in Sandy relief—to describe what they did and what they learned.

CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter Responds to Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

As Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast on Monday, October 29th, students, faculty and alumni of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College faced the same challenges as other New Yorkers: finding a safe place to stay and protecting their families and property. But as Sandy moved north, some took on a new role: taking action to help others recover from the storm and protect their health. To profile these activities, the School of Public Health’s Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg recently asked four individuals –of the many more who were active in Sandy relief—to describe what they did and what they learned.

IARC Monograph Volume 101 Classifies 17 Chemicals as Carcinogens.

December 13, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Franklin Mirer was a member of the working group for IARC Monographs Volume 101, just posted in full. The monograph, which classified 17 chemicals as carcinogens, was authored by the members of the working group. Dr. Mirer had substantial input into the assessments of DEHP (a plasticizer and suspected environmental estrogen widespread in the [...]

IARC Monograph Volume 101 Classifies 17 Chemicals as Carcinogens.

December 13, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Franklin Mirer was a member of the working group for IARC Monographs Volume 101, just posted in full. The monograph, which classified 17 chemicals as carcinogens, was authored by the members of the working group. Dr. Mirer had substantial input into the assessments of DEHP (a plasticizer and suspected environmental estrogen widespread in the [...]

IARC Monograph Volume 101 Classifies 18 Chemicals as Carcinogens.

December 13, 2012 | CUNY School of Public Health

Dr. Franklin Mirer was a member of the working group for IARC Monographs Volume 101, just posted in full. The monograph, which classified 18 chemicals as carcinogens, was authored by the members of the working group. Dr. Mirer had substantial input into the assessments of DEHP (a plasticizer and suspected environmental estrogen widespread in the [...]