Archive for February, 2013

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

February 25, 2013 | News

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: 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 | News

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 | News

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 | News

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 […]