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$6.8 Million NIH Grant Bolsters UAlbany Center's Efforts to Reduce Minority Health Disparities in New York State
The University at Albany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) has received a $6.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance and continue research aimed at eliminating health disparities in smaller cities throughout New York.

UAlbany Authors' Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools Answers the Question: What Makes Schools Work?
University at Albany School of Education researchers Kristen Wilcox and Janet Angelis have authored a new report on Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools. The report details how some middle schools consistently foster better academic performance, no matter what challenges their students bring to school.

New York State Writers Institute Announces First Ten Selections of its "25 Uniquely New York Books" List
In honor of its 25th anniversary, the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany has invited 25 renowned New York writers to choose a notable book about New York—State or City.

UAlbany ROTC Cadet Wins Prestigious USAA Scholarship
University at Albany senior and ROTC member Alex Saxby won a United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Spirit Award scholarship.

State Historians Gather at UAlbany to Share Research on New York’s Rich History
More than 150 historians from across the state will visit the University at Albany as it hosts the 12th annual conference, Researching New York 2009, from November 19- 20.

UAlbany Researchers Reveal Reasons Why Some Schools Excel at Science Instruction
Researchers at the University at Albany’s School of Education and the Just for the Kids-NY project have found that middle schools demonstrating five essential elements of instruction produce students who consistently do well in science.

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Honors Distinguished Alumni
The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy will honor five individuals for their outstanding contributions to public service.

NIH Awards UAlbany Researcher Edward L. Hannan $925,000 to Study Long-term Survival Following Coronary Revascularizations
UAlbany School of Public Health researcher Edward Hannan was awarded a $925,499 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study long-term survival of cardiac patients undergoing coronary revascularization procedures.

UAlbany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Cited for Contributions to Aging Education and Service
University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson is being recognized for her contributions to social work education and advocacy with the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education Leadership Award for Outstanding Dean.

UAlbany Study: TV Exposure may be Associated With Aggressive Behavior in Young Children
Three-year-old children who are exposed to more TV appear to be at an increased risk for exhibiting aggressive behavior, according to a report by researchers at UAlbany and Tulane. The article, by School of Public Health researcher Jennifer Manganello, was published in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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