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To Our Health

The research position in the health sciences, says President Havidán Rodríguez, has grown significantly over the past year. 

ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 22, 2017) — Vice President for Research James Dias captures the essence of the latest UAlbany research report in his forward, noting it offers “a glimpse at the many ways UAlbany’s research is improving the health and well-being of individuals across New York and beyond.”

Pathways to Health is the University’s first research report to accent a breadth of achievements in one overarching scientific area. President Havidán Rodríguez, is his forward, says that decision was totally fitting for a collection of fields that have long occupied a central position in the University’s research landscape.

This central position, said the President, “has grown over the past year with new investments, expanded academic offerings and the naming of our Health Sciences Campus.”

The report presents clusters of research being done across all three campuses in eight major areas:

  • HIV
  • Infectious Disease
  • Behavioral Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Current Barriers to Health Services
  • Mental Health
  • The Economics of Health

There are also features on important student research, the UAlbany vision of Vice President for Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives Laura Schweitzer and Associate Vice President (and “Grant Master”) Satyendra Kumar, and financial data on the University’s “Investments and Impacts.”

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