School of Public Health News from the UAlbany News Center
President Jones announces the appointment of Laura Schweitzer, Ph.D., as Vice President for Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives. Schweitzer will lead the exploration and development of a plan to expand and align the University’s health sciences programs on the East Campus, building it into a world-class health sciences and biomedical research center.
UAlbany continues to enhance its academic footprint, welcoming 64 new full-time faculty members, including both tenure-track and full-time lecturers. New deans and provosts will lead efforts in the areas of criminal justice, engineering and applied sciences, social welfare, and international education. Several administrative professionals are added as well.
Fourteen research projects directed by University at Albany faculty, whose expertise encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines, are awarded the first grants of the University’s Presidential Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship to support new and innovative research that may lead to large-scale investigator awards.
The State University of New York (SUNY) and the Turkish Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu, YÖK) are sponsoring a joint international cancer research conference to be held on the University at Albany East Campus in Rensselaer, New York, April 15 - 17, 2015.
Renowned cancer researcher Susan P.C. Cole, Ph.D., will deliver the 6th Annual Hogarty Lecture on “Improving Cancer Treatment: Understanding the Role of Drug Resistance,” at the University at Albany’s Cancer Research Center on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m.