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Associate Professor Levi Waldron awarded NIH grant to study the role of the microbiome in cancer

Associate Professor Levi Waldron awarded NIH grant to study the role of the microbiome in cancer
CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded a U01 collaborative agreement by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to identify roles of the human microbiome in cancer development and treatment.   The human microbiome is implicated in the development and response to treatment of some cancers, including infectious agents estimated to be responsible for around 18 percent of the global cancer burden. It has only recently become possible to profile the entire microbial community of human specimens through metagenomic sequencing. However, initial a...
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CUNY SPH team joins large consortium in major effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths in New York

CUNY SPH team joins large consortium in major effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths in New York
For immediate release: May 14, 2019. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded $86 million to a consortium of researchers and implementers convened by Columbia University’s School of Social Work to address the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths in New York State. The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is a key partner of the New York consortium which will focus on reducing opioid overdose mortality across 16 communities in New York State by 40 percent in the next four years. The project’s aims take a whole-community approach to foster systems ...
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