Category: Archive

Homeless Youth and Experiences with Discrimination

Pictured above are the researchers working on this critically important project. From left to right: Dr. Amanda Sisselman-Borgia, Assistant Professor at Lehman College Dr. Mia Budescu, Assistant Professor at Lehman College Dr. Gina Torino, Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College Ni-Emah Bugg, Student Researcher at Lehman College Every year, approximately 5000 homeless youth die ...

HRSA Grant granted to Professors Jessica Kahn and Amanda Sisselman-Borgia

Congratulations are in order! Professor Jessica Kahn and Professor Amanda Sisselman-Borgia from the Department of Social Work recently received about $2 million in funding from a HRSA Grant they co-wrote. The grant, which will begin on September 30th, 2017, was written with the goal in mind to develop new social workers who have a desire ...

Dean Latimer shares his expertise regarding Trump’s latest healthcare executive order on News 12

Dr. William Latimer was interviewed by News 12 anchor Jessica Cunnington on the significance of President Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care. President Trump has announced that he would stop subsidy payments that constituted a key structural component of the Affordable Care Act, allowing insurance providers to keep premiums low. Dean Latimer discussed the significance ...

Dr. Alison Behrman, of Lehman’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious NIH grant!

Dean Latimer is thrilled to congratulate Dr. Alison Behrman on her NIH grant of $300,000 to pursue her work related to Rhythmic Entrainment in Bilingual Speakers with Dysarthria. Dr. Behrman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences here at Lehman College. Dr. Behrman’s research interests include motor speech disorders ...

Links We Love

Links We Love  Have you heard of ultra-marathons? This inspirational woman shares her experience in the sport in a powerful video: Eating fresh produce during its optimal growing season is one tasty way to add more nutrients to your diet: https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/gallery/fruits-and-vegetables-seasons?gallery=votd When pop culture and public health collide: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/tv%E2%80%99s-top-public-health-moments-2015 Could poor vision be revealing other ...

Diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes as a call to action due to the number of adults living with diabetes nearly quadrupling since 1980. Public Health Minute has done multiple segments with researchers throughout the country about various topics regarding Diabetes. There are two main types of ...

Dr. Anne Gloria Moleko and Staff Visit US for Research Retreat

Dr. Anne Gloria Moleko, Professor of Psychology, University of Pretoria, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities and NIH R01 research staff, including Tshidi Mabala, Sam Ntshegang, Maria More, Naomi Molfe participate in research retreat focusing on the epidemiology of and interventions for infectious disease prevention in South Africa at the Center for Addiction and Drug ...

Collaborative Research Presentation on STI Prevention in Gambia

Dr. Esther Aryee (Johns Hopkins Humphrey Fellow, Ghana), Lloyd Akpuaka (psychology undergraduate and Center for Addiction and Drug Dependence Epidemiology staff), and Dr. Bill Latimer present research on strategies to promote maternal and child health and prevent STIs among low income women in Gambia at the 2010 Johns Hopkins Conference for the Dissemination of Student ...

Lehman College Leadership Awards Gala

Dr. Bill Latimer presents Mark Messier, President and CEO of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center and Kevin Parker, President and Managing Partner of Sustainable Insight Capital Management of the Lehman College Leadership Awards at the 2016 Lehman College Annual Leadership Awards Gala at the New York Botanical Garden.

2017 Geriatric Career Development Program Graduation

This past June, Dr. William Latimer, Director of the CUNY Institute of Health Equity, delivered the commencement address at the 2017 graduation of the New Jewish Home Geriatric Career Development Program. The Program, which has been in place since 2006, works to support at-risk New York City youth who are pursuing careers in healthcare. According ...