Dr. Mercedes Fabian Featured in local NBC Cold Case Report
Dr. Mercededs Fabian, forensic anthropologist and lab director in the Anthropology department, was featured on local NBC channel WNYT in a story about a 1981 cold case. Watch the news story.
UAlbany gets $1M from Hearst to target health disparities
Hearst Foundations has granted the University at Albany $1 million to expand the fellowship program of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. With the grant, the center will be able to recruit five new fellows, according to a news release sent out Tuesday. Established in 2016 with funding from the National Institute of Minority Health disparities, the fellowship program brings in scholars from underrepresented, marginalized communities — many of whom have first-hand experience with the disparities the program studies.
"Health disparities upstate need action" - Professor Lawrence M. Schell
Albany Times Union - June 16, 2020 - Black Americans in upstate New York are suffering more from COVID-19 than those in New York City. The health disparities in the pandemic reflect past and ongoing disparities in the health of the state’s population. While New York City is the state’s epicenter of the pandemic and much attention has been paid to the far higher rates among African-Americans in the city, the upstate situation is worse, according to state Department of Health statistics.
Anthropology Faculty Have a Message for 2020 Graduates
Members of the Anthropology Department send out congratulations to Anthropology students who graduated in the class of 2020.
Anthropology Researcher is Funded to Study Geospatial Technologies in Pursuit of Justice
Jennifer Burrell of Anthropology and two collaborators will conduct one of the first empirical studies on how geospatial technologies are being used around the world in criminal and human rights judicial investigations, thanks to a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Burrell, working with co-PIs Kamari Maxine Clarke of UCLA and Sara Kendall of Kent University Law School in the United Kingdom, will receive $299,999 over three years from the NSF’s Cultural Anthropology and Law and Science programs for the project “Geospatial Technologies, Justice and Evidentiary Procedure.” The highly competitive award provides support for multi-sited research on three continents.