UAlbany announces a collaborative grant between its RNA Institute and area-based Athghin Biotechnology Inc., to fund research into how marijuana and tobacco exposure impact brain function. The project is supported by a $225,000 small business technology transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Area’s ClassBook.com Expands E-commerce Solutions via Partnership with UAlbany’s START-UP NY Program
UAlbany announces a START-UP NY partnership with ClassBook.com, a Castleton, N.Y.-based provider of outsourced curriculum management and digital content for K-12 educational institutions. The E-commerce company will expand into one of UAlbany’s START-UP NY tax-free areas in downtown Albany, providing new local employment.
School of Public Health Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million to Examine Impact of Pollutants on Aging Population
Edward H. Fitzgerald, a University at Albany School of Public Health researcher, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study if exposure to organic pollutants (POPs) impacts neuropsychological function in older men and women.
Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Everette Joseph, director of the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, has been named a member of the prestigious National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.
University at Albany associate professor and sociologist Samantha Friedman is in Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship this academic year, examining residential segregation by socioeconomic status (SES) across the country’s provinces and districts and comparing it to such segregation in the United States.