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Hunter College is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

November 20, 2013 | Featured

Help us celebrate local heroes of community public health.   Do you know an individual or organization doing outstanding public health work in the NYC region? Please nominate them! Hunter College is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This $10,000 award for distinguished accomplishment in urban public health will […]

La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

October 31, 2013 | News

The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

October 31, 2013 | News

Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]

LESSONS FROM HURRICANE SANDY: A COMMUNITY RESPONSE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

October 30, 2013 | News

The Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine published “Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a Community Response in Brooklyn, New York,” authored by four students, Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health — Michael T. Schmeltz, Sonia K. González, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Kwan. Liza Fuentes Sonia K. González Amy Kwan Michael […]

Health Department and CUNY School of Public Health Launch NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

October 16, 2013 | Featured

October 16, 2013 – The New York City Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health today announced that they are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From now until early next year, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households will be asked to answer survey questions and […]

Dr. Lorna Thorpe in NY Daily News.. 3,000 households will be receiving free health tests as a city survey

October 14, 2013 | Featured

Congratulations Dr. Lorna Thorpe on leading the NYS HANES project. “Officials from the Health Department and CUNY School of Public Health, who are conducting the survey with foundation and grant monies, are hoping others will share Picciano’s enthusiasm. The new study will also try to measure for kidney disease and check for the human papillomavirus, […]

Food Policy Center calls on City Council and Mayor to Create 10,000 New Good Food Jobs by 2020

September 25, 2013 | Featured

On Wednesday, September 25, Nicholas Freudenberg,  Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the  CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College and the  Faculty Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College testified before the City Council Committees on Governmental Operations and Contracts on Oversight on the New York City Council’s […]

The New York City Food Policy Center co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

July 21, 2013 | News

On July 17th, The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College co-hosted the Mayoral Food Forum on the Future of Food in NYC along with 11 other leading New York city food organizations ( Brooklyn Food Coalition, City Harvest, Food Bank For New York City, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Studies program at […]

CUNY Board Appoints Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health

June 5, 2013 | News

Dr. Ayman A.E. El-Mohandes, an internationally recognized leader in the field of public health, has been named Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health, effective September 2, 2013. His appointment was recommended by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein after a national search and was approved unanimously by the Executive Committee of The Board of Trustees on May 22, 2013.

Recent CUNY SPH graduate Michael LeVasseur together with SPH faculty members Elizabeth Kelvin & /Nicholas Grosskopf publish on the association among bullying, identity and suicide attempt among New York City youth

May 20, 2013 | News

Recent SPH graduate Michael LeVasseur, together with Hunter faculty member Elizabeth Kelvin and York College faculty member Nicholas, publishes: “Intersecting identities and the association between bullying and suicide attempt among New York City youths: results from the 2009 New York City Youth Risk Behavior Survey” in the AJPH.  The authors found that the association between […]