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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation among African American and Hispanic Cigarette Smokers: The purpose of this study is to assess rates of illicit drug use among 250 male and female African American and Hispanic cigarette smokers aged 18 to 39 years. A second study aim is to identify risk and protective factors associated with urine testing positive for illicit drugs. ...

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 ...

CUNY Institute for Health Equity Annual Conference: Equity Now

On Monday, May 8th, the CUNY Institute for Health Equity will host an inaugural conference at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. The theme of the conference is “Equity Now” and it will bring together students, faculty, community stakeholders, and leaders in health equity and health care from across the City University of New York ...

Humphrey Fellows Participate in Leadership Retreat on Cape Cod

Boston University and Johns Hopkins University Humphrey Fellows Participate in Leadership Retreat on Cape Cod Dr. Ksenya Khinchuk, Director of the Boston University Humphrey Fellowship and Dr. Bill Latimer, Director of the Johns Hopkins University Humphrey Fellowship co-host a multi-national leadership development retreat for fellows on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  The US State Department Hubert H. ...

Insomnia

Sleep plays an important role in your mental and physical health, but it is easily sacrificed to complete other tasks. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, ongoing sleep deficiency is “linked to risk of heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and stroked” ( http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why). A good night of sleep improves learning, helps maintain ...

William Latimer and Brad Schoenfeld

Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of muscle tissues as a natural part of the aging process. I am excited to share Public Health Minute’s “Sarcopenia” segment by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lehman College. Dr. Schoenfeld’s research shows that light weights produce similar gains in muscle mass ...

Danna Ethan and William Latimer

Bicycle Accidents & Traumatic Brain Injury

With the weather getting warmer and the popularity of NYC’s bike share growing, I am excited to discuss the “Helmet Use Among Bike Sharers” segment that Lehman College’s Dr. Danna Ethan discussed on Public Health Minute. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from bicycle accidents. Dr. Danna ...