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CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health awarded $2.4 M NIH Grant

July 19, 2017 | News

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by the ongoing epidemic. “In […]

Research Grant Awarded to Hunter College to Study Factors That Influence HIV Seroconversion Among MSM

July 19, 2017 | News

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC) has been awarded a two-year milestone-based award (UG3-AI133674) for more than $2.9 million from the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to address the sustained HIV epidemic among […]

Oldest Primate Skeleton Ever Found Shows Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in the Treetops

June 14, 2017 | News

A new study lead by Stephen Chester, an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, on 62-million-year-old bones reveals the small creatures ‘undoubtedly lived in trees,’ squashing earlier arguments that claimed they were built for life on the ground. “The discovery of the oldest known partial primate skeleton in New Mexico has provided anatomical evidence on their […]

Scientists to Probe Dolphin Intelligence Using an Interactive Touchpad

May 30, 2017 | News

Using optical technology specifically developed for this project, dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, are at the center of research from an interdisciplinary team from Hunter College and Rockefeller University. The system involves an underwater computer touchscreen through which dolphins are able to interact and make choices.  The system, the first of its […]

Teaching Case Examines “Average is Beautiful” Doll as an Entrepreneurial Opportunity

April 11, 2017 | News

Could an “average is beautiful” doll appeal to children and represent a potential business opportunity? A new teaching case appearing in the North American Case Research Journal follows the path of a young designer and entrepreneur as he explores whether to turn a visual prototype of a realistically proportioned fashion doll into an actual doll. […]

A Browser Extension that Could Change Academic Publishing

April 10, 2017 | News

A new browser extension called Unpaywall may be the straw that breaks the academic publishing world’s back. When an Unpaywall user lands on a research article, they can click on the extension and be presented with a PDF of the article (if one is available) for free. “We want to do just one thing really […]

Kingsborough Alum and Chemistry Major Kate Maziarz Featured in Women and Girls in Science Campaign

April 7, 2017 | News

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) and Class of 2016 Chemistry major Kate Maziarz was recently featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign. Beyond Benign is dedicated to providing future and current scientists, educators, and citizens with the tools to teach and learn about green chemistry to create a sustainable […]

Felice Frankel: Not Your Traditional Scientist

April 6, 2017 | News

Felice Frankel, a Research Scientist at MIT and a Brooklyn College ’66 alumna, held a lecture at the Graduate Center to emphasize the powerful role visuals play in communication and funding. Felice Frankel, currently a Research Scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, collaborates with scientists and engineers to provide a visual […]

Hunter Professor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Adolescent Suicide Ideation

April 4, 2017 | Faculty, Funding, News

Dr. Regina Miranda, Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Cognition and Suicide at Hunter College, has been awarded a Support of Competitive Research Advancement Award from the National Institutes of Health (totaling $1.56 […]

Michael A. Hoyt and Tracey A. Revenson Named Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

March 24, 2017 | News

Drs. Michael A. Hoyt and Tracey A. Revenson have been named as the new Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, the official scientific publication of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. Both tenured professors in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Co-Directors of […]