The Y Chromosome: Junk or Jewel?
Dr. David C. Page, Bryson Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 2012 Louis Levine – Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He will speak in The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, 160 Convent Avenue, New York. The lecture, titled “Rethinking the Rotting Y Chromosome,” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.Read More »
Could a NOSH-Aspirin-a-Day Keep Cancer Away?
The humble aspirin may soon have a new role. Scientists from The City College of New York have developed a new aspirin compound that has great promise to be not only an extremely potent cancer-fighter, but even safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple.Read More »
2nd Annual National Urban Health Conference Focuses on Urban Ecology Feb 23 – 26
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, along with the New York Academy of Medicine, Harlem Hospital, Emblem Health, Touro College and The City College of New York, is sponsoring the second annual National Urban Health Conference. The four-day event will take place from February 23rd to February 26th and will center on the theme of Urban Ecology.Read More »
Poorest Smokers Face Toughest Odds for Kicking the Habit
Quitting smoking is never easy. However, when you’re poor and uneducated, kicking the habit for good is doubly hard, according to a new study by a tobacco dependence researcher at The City College of New York (CCNY).Read More »
Sophie Davis Students Teach Patients to Ask Questions of Their Doctors
For some patients, knowing how to ask questions in a doctor’s office could make a huge difference in their outcomes. A pilot program at The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is teaching future physicians to help patients take charge of their health by querying their medical providers.Read More »
Microbiologist Richard Losick to Present Cosloy-Blank Lecture November 9
Microbiologist Dr. Richard M. Losick will deliver the 6th Annual Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 9. The topic of his talk will be “Life and Death of a Microbial Community.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 250, Shepard Hall, and will be followed by a reception in Room 150, Shepard Hall.Read More »
CCNY-led Research Could Lead to Wearable Sensors for the Blind
Wearable sensors that allow blind people to “see” with their hands, bodies or faces could be on the horizon, thanks to a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to researchers at The City College of New York and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).Read More »
Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, MD, Named Dean of Sophie Davis School
City College of New York President Lisa Staiano-Coico has announced that Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, MD, has accepted an offer to become dean of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at CCNY. Dr. Trevisan, whose appointment is subject to the approval of the CUNY Board of Trustees, is currently executive vice chancellor and chief executive officer, Health Sciences System, Nevada System of Higher Education. If approved, he will assume his new position August 1.Read More »