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 [...]
CUNY School of Public Health at HUNTER College Faculty Member Shows Big Game Activities to Burn off Foods You Just Ate
The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council have recently published a report entitled “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health”, which presents a shocking fact that in spite of the greater per capita expenditure on health care than any other country…
As Hurricane Sandy stormed up the East Coast on Monday, October 29th, students, faculty and alumni of the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College faced the same challenges as other New Yorkers: finding a safe place to stay and protecting their families and property. But as Sandy moved north, some took on a new role: taking action to help others recover from the storm and protect their health. To profile these activities, the School of Public Health’s Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg recently asked four individuals –of the many more who were active in Sandy relief—to describe what they did and what they learned.
Dr. Franklin Mirer was a member of the working group for IARC Monographs Volume 101, just posted in full. The monograph, which classified 18 chemicals as carcinogens, was authored by the members of the working group. Dr. Mirer had substantial input into the assessments of DEHP (a plasticizer and suspected environmental estrogen widespread in the [...]
Alen Agaronov: Then things got interesting. Hurricane Sandy was not expected to have the effect that it did. Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, and Downtown Manhattan (including the South Street Seaport) were hit the hardest. Decks and patios from Breezy point landed on Manhattan Beach. A FULL BAR FROM BREEZY POINT LANDED [...]
The survey provides the calorie information of snacks and on-board menu choices, “best bets” and gives each airline a “Health Rating.” This year Virgin America wins the top spot with the “healthiest” choices in the sky, with Air Canada a close second and Alaska Air not too far behind. American and JetBlue are improving, United and Delta still not up to par. Frontier and Allegiant received the lowest scores, were the least cooperative and received low health rating.
Hunter College is seeking nominations for the third annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. This award was created to recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health
Last week the Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS) faculty at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College united with the Metropolitan American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) to begin a collection drive for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)