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  • CUNY researchers confirm the roles of copper and zinc in ischemic heart disease

    November 19, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and, despite recent progress in prevention and control, is expected to remain the leading cause of death through 2030. Studies have shown that diet plays a role in IHD, but it is not completely understood how. Over 40 years ago, copper […]

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  • Redefining colorectal cancer subtypes

    November 19, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    There is a long-standing belief that colorectal cancer (CRC), which causes some 50,000 deaths in the United States each year, can be categorized into distinct molecular subtypes. In a paper published recently in the journal Genome Biology, CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron and colleagues challenged this basic assumption and proposed an approach to scoring tumors that […]

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  • CUNY SPH professor’s genome data project receives $12 million grant

    November 19, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    A research team co-led by CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded $12 million in funds by the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to build a cloud resource for computing across large genomic and related datasets. The Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-Space (AnVIL) project, also led […]

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  • CUNY SPH researchers test a web-based tool to encourage good nutrition among urban youth

    November 13, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge in the United States, especially among black and Latino adolescents. The pervasive use of technology and new media among this population creates a unique opportunity for a targeted health intervention through these avenues. With this in mind, CUNY SPH doctoral students Sandra Verdaguer and Katrina F. Mateo […]

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  • CUNY SPH faculty awarded fellowship from University of Alcalá in Spain

    November 13, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    CUNY SPH faculty Diana Romero and Luisa N. Borrell were awarded the Giner de los Ríos Visiting Scholar fellowship from the University of Alcalá (UAH) in Madrid, Spain. The professors will travel to Madrid for eight weeks in 2019 to work with UAH faculty on research initiatives. The fellowship is targeted towards internationally-recognized investigators to […]

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  • CUNY SPH faculty to present at the CUNY IT Conference

    November 6, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    CUNY SPH faculty Ashish Joshi and Ann Gaba were selected to present at the 17thAnnual CUNY IT Conference, which will be held November 29 and 30 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Joshi, Senior Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs, will present the Student Workflow Information Management System (SWIMS) which he recently designed, […]

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  • The role of schools of public health in building community partnerships

    November 6, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Schools of public health tend to be located in or near communities with limited resources and the relationship is often one sided, with schools exhaustively researching the communities without providing solutions or funds for long-term public health initiatives. This can eventually leave communities reticent to work with schools. In a commentary published in the Journal of […]

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  • The role of sexual identity and attraction in teen pregnancy

    November 6, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Teen pregnancy is often associated with significant financial and social burdens. Rates of teen pregnancy among sexual minority adolescents are estimated at two to seven times greater than those of their non-sexual-minority counterparts, yet population-based research is scarce on pregnancy among adolescent sexual minority women (ASMW; women who identify as lesbian or bisexual). To examine whether sexual attraction is an important predictor of sexual minority adolescent […]

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  • Doctor Luisa N. Borrell named Distinguished Professor

    October 30, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    We are delighted to announce that on Monday, October 29, the CUNY Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the appointment of Dr. Luisa N. Borrell as Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Dr. Borrell is among three faculty at CUNY SPH who have received this significant […]

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  • CUNY researchers gauge hypertension prevalence among residents of Haitian slums

    October 29, 2018 | CUNY School of Public Health

    Residents of urban slums are vulnerable to poor health outcomes because of a confluence of poverty, inadequate healthcare access and environmental and social disadvantage. Hypertension is increasingly common in Haiti, where 74 percent of the urban population live in slums. To estimate the prevalence of hypertension and its risk factors among adults in four slum […]

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