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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 […]

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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 […]

Christian Grov was a featured guest on CBC Radio “Spark with Nora Young” episode 216 “Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games

May 6, 2013 | News

CUNY SPH faculty member, Christian Grov was a featured guest on CBC Radio “Spark with Nora Young” episode 216 “Texting, Over-the-top Messaging, Race and Online Dating, Preserving Virtual Worlds, Emulation and Preservation of Video Games” about Racism on the social networking app “Grindr.” The segment begins at 10 minutes and Christian’s interview begins at 20 […]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish an explanation for the higher rates of cardiovascular disease among men than women.

April 18, 2013 | News

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: Testosterone therapy and cardiovascular events among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled randomized trials. At any given age men have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than women, which was previously attributed to lower levels of estrogens among men than women. However, large trials […]

Dr. Glen Johnson and colleagues from the New York State Department of Health publish: Breastfeeding Practices in New York State Maternity Hospitals: Results From a Statewide Survey.

March 23, 2013 | News

A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those […]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish a new theory explaining why statins are more effective than other lipid modulating therapies.

March 20, 2013 | News

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists […]

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDv7w-r9Gzs 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 […]