Health & Behavior News

A selection of news items written by or involving Division of Health & Behavior faculty members.

May 03, 2013

Four research centers will develop high-impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, has received a $12 million, five-year grant to examine racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic risk factors of stroke and to create a new Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions.

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May 01, 2013

Antoinette Schoenthaler, EdD, an NYU WIRELESS medical researcher, clinical epidemiologist, hypertension specialist, and behavioral scientist, is leading a project, sponsored by the American Heart Association, to evaluate the effect of a practice-based adherence intervention (AI) vs. usual care (UC) for medication adherence in 148 high-risk Latino patients with uncontrolled hypertension (HTN).

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April 03, 2013

The $12 million NIH grant to Dr. Ogedegbe and his colleagues, previously reported here, is profiled in News & Views.

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April 02, 2013

On March 13-14, the presidents and faculty experts of 26 international universities came together at the 7th Annual Global Colloquium of University Presidents to discuss one of the pressing challenges of our time: global public health. Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP, served on the General Challenges in Global Health Post-2015 panel along with Wafaa El-Sadr and Ann Kurth, which was moderated by Dr. Cheryl Healton. Photos of the event are also available.

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February 22, 2013

Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS, MPH, FACP will serve as co-primary investigator of a U54 grant awarded by the NIH to establish a Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions (CSDS) as a consortium between three academic medical centers (NYU School of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, and SUNY Downstate Medical School); five comprehensive stroke centers and the practice-based research network of primary care practices within New York City's Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC); and a home health care agency - the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY). The lead institution will be New York Unversity School of Medicine and the target communities are minority populations in all boroughs of New York City (NYC).

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