CHBC in the News

A selection of news items written by or involving CHBC faculty members.



August 19, 2014

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, was awarded a five-year R01 grant from NIH/NIMHD to build capacity to support evaluation and referral of black men and women at risk for sleep apnea at the community level. The grant entitled “Tailored Peer-Based Sleep Health Education and Social Support in Blacks with OSA” will examine whether a culturally and linguistically tailored peer-based sleep health intervention will increase adherence to recommended sleep apnea screening and treatment among blacks in barbershops, beauty salons and churches. Three hundred and ninety eight blacks will be enrolled in the study and will be followed for a year to evaluate intervention response.


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August 19, 2014

Lisa Lewis, MD, PRIDE Scholar, is featured in this article on mentorship.


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July 22, 2014

What if the ethnic makeup of the primary investigators who receive grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) reflected the diversity of the U.S. population as a whole? At a special cardiology grand rounds presentation on Friday morning, July 18, Gary Gibbons, MD, director of the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), asked just that question.


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May 20, 2014

With the Affordable Care Act's first open enrollment period behind us, the next big task is connecting the newly insured to care. This will undoubtedly require significant effort and one we will struggle with in the coming years as population demographics change. Seventy-seven million Americans struggle with health literacy, which comes into play not only when following through on your doctor's recommendations, but in understanding how to use a health plan. The DREAM Project is a five-year community based participatory research study as part of the NYU School of Medicine.


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May 14, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, MS, as Vice Dean and Chief Medical Officer of NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH). Dr. Ogedegbe is Professor of Medicine and Population Health and Director, Division of Health & Behavior in Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine.


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