John Violanti serves on the board of the Howard C. Liebengood Foundation, named for the Capitol police officer who died days after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot; has begun study looking at cancer among 9/11 first responders.
News about innovative research at SPHHP continues with the announcement of UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Translational Pilot Studies Program awards. Several SPHHP faculty are among recipients of this year’s seed money to assist them in developing promising new technologies and therapeutics from the conceptual stage to clinical studies.
Study’s primary objective is to improve clinical outcomes, including mental health outcomes, among postpartum at‐risk women experiencing health disparities by increasing awareness, detection and timely care of postpartum hypertension, mental health and cardiovascular complications.
Ryan Krzyzanowicz, director of UB’s Athletic Training Program, has received the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award recognizing significant and distinguished service to professional and specialized accreditation.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin, this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight, nutrition and growth in children.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing training for workers who care for disabled children.
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.
Pavani Kalluri Ram is leading studies to evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Gary Giovino is a leading scholar on global tobacco use and is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Community Health and Health Behavior department. He led the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and is engaged in ongoing research in this area.