Archive for 2014

NYC Health Technology Food Forum

October 20, 2014 | News

How Can Technology Help (and Hurt) Public Health Initiatives? Tuesday, November 18, 2014 How can technology support healthier food policies? In a society increasingly digitized,how can health technology be harnessed to improve food securityand good food access, decrease health inequalities and diet-related diseases, and support healthy food choices? In an interactive talk that will include […]

LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health

February 3, 2014 | News

The CUNY School of Public Health presents a panel discussion to celebrate the release of a new book, LEGAL BUT LETHAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health. Thursday, February 201, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Skylight Room, 9th Floor, CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue at […]

CUNY Salutes Scholars

February 3, 2014 | Updates

Dr. Ayman El-Monhandes, Dean of the CUNY School of Public Health (second from left), celebrates with Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department faculty members (l. to r.) Drs. Heidi Jones, Jennifer Dowd and Denis Nash, at CUNY’s “Salute to Scholars” reception in December. The annual event honors the achievements of CUNY faculty across the university who have […]

CUNY and the NYC Health Department Launch Second NYC HANES Survey

January 29, 2014 | News

The CUNY School of Public Health and New York City Health Department are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From the fall of 2013 until early 2014, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households are being asked to answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will […]

Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

January 29, 2014 | News

On the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, CUNY Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg offers an assessment of the promise and limitations of public health activism. More…

CUNY Researchers Report That Testosterone May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

January 29, 2014 | News

Testosterone in men declines with age and ill health, so low testosterone levels tend to correlate with cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Testosterone replacement is increasingly promoted to older men, although the safety of testosterone replacement has never been assessed in a large trial. Meta-analyses of small, randomized-controlled trials suggest testosterone administration […]

CUNY and NYC to Examine the Effectiveness of HIV Care Coordination

January 29, 2014 | News

Professor Denis Nash of the CUNY School of Public Health and Mary Irvine, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is leading leading a large-scale public health study entitled, “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”  The study is funded by a five-year $3.1 million NIH R01 grant from […]