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U.S. Education Secretary Appoints UAlbany Provost Susan Phillips to National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the appointment of University at Albany Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Phillips to the newly constituted National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

Nation's Primary Care System and Physicians Remain Key to Effective Health Reform
As the work of primary care physicians becomes more central to effective health reform in the United States, a new book by Timothy Hoff, associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany's School of Public Health, highlights a primary care system in crisis.

For UAlbany Campus Community, the Holiday Spirit is in the Giving
University at Albany students will be among this year’s “Holiday Heroes,” providing toys and clothes to more than 200 Albany-area children through the Parsons Child and Family Center.

UAlbany Epidemiologist Awarded $176,489 from NIH to Study Effects of Perfluorinated Compounds on Older Adults
University at Albany School of Public Health researcher Edward Fitzgerald has received a $176,489 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to examine the association between exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and nervous system and thyroid function among older adults.

UAlbany Develops Pioneering Curricula in Financial Market Regulation
To prepare students for careers in financial market regulation, the University at Albany's Center for Financial Market Regulation (CFMR) will develop pioneering new curricula to introduce students to the critical role of computational thinking in financial market oversight and regulation.

UAlbany, GE Partner to Study Salivary Gland Development, Disorders
University at Albany researcher Melinda Larsen, Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded a two-year, $600,000 stimulus grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Challenge program to examine salivary gland development to provide insight into the root causes of gland disorders, including the inability to produce saliva.

Sen. Charles Schumer Delivers Keynote Address at UAlbany’s Winter Commencement, Dec. 6
New York Senator Charles E. Schumer will deliver the keynote address to more than 1,000 graduates and their families at the University at Albany’s Winter Commencement at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 6 at the SEFCU Arena on the uptown campus.

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