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Infants Able to Identify Humans as Source of Speech and Monkeys as Source of Monkey Calls, Psychology Researchers Find
Oct 19, 2009
Infants as young as five months old are able to correctly identify humans as the source of speech and monkeys as the source of monkey calls, psychology researchers have found. Their finding, which appears in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provides the first evidence that human infants are able to correctly match different kinds of vocalizations to different species.
NYU College of Arts and Science Lecture, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Medicine,” Nov. 12
Oct 13, 2009
New York University s College of Arts and Science will host a public lecture, The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race and Medicine, by author James H. Jones, on Thursday, November 12, 4 p.m. at NYU s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). Enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible).
NYU College of Nursing Establishes Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Oct 12, 2009
New York University College of Nursing is proud to announce the opening of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program that responds to the growing complexity of health care delivery systems, increasing educational challenges for advanced practice nurses, and burgeoning demand for clinical leaders.
NYU College of Dentistry Shares $2.8 Million NIH Award to Advance Study of 3-D Bone Tissue Scaffolds
Oct 7, 2009
Two NYUCD professors are partnering with researchers from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University on a $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the NIH, to assess the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory, three-dimensional bone tissue scaffolds in regenerating missing sections of the skull. The study is being led by Dr. Patrick O Connor, an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMDNJ.
NYU College of Dentistry’s Dr. Nicola Partridge Awarded $1.5 Million NIH Grant for Craniofacial Bone Research
Oct 7, 2009
The new Chair of the Department of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology at the NYU College of Dentistry, Dr. Nicola Partridge, has been awarded a two-year, $1.5 million NIH grant to expand research on craniofacial bone biology. Dr. Partridge is a national and international authority on molecular endocrinology and an expert in bone and mineral research.
Thinking Globally About Health Literacy at NYU — Oct. 21
Oct 6, 2009
On Wednesday October 21, the NYU Master s Program in Global Public Health will present Thinking Globally About Health Literacy, a panel discussion featuring Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D., Isabel M. Estrada-Portales, M.S., and moderation by Renata Schiavo, Ph.D., M.A., at Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214, 40 Washington Square South. The two-hour program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
NYU Researchers Receive More Than $45 Million in Stimulus Funds to Conduct Research in Climate Change, Develop Low-Cost Wireless Connections for Rural Areas, and Explore the Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia
Oct 5, 2009
New York University researchers have received more than $45 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), or stimulus package, proposed by the Obama Administration and passed by Congress this spring. Additional grant applications, submitted to federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, are still under consideration with award decisions expected in the coming months.
New Webinar Series Addresses Improving the Environment for Older Adult Health Care
Sep 30, 2009
A new, four-part Webinar series for nurses on improving the geriatric care environment in hospitals will be presented during fall 2009 by the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care for Health-System Elders), based at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing. The monthly sessions take place from October to January, with the first one to be held on October 7, 2009.
NYU Launches Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund to Support Faculty-Initiated Studies
Sep 1, 2009
New York University s Office of the Senior Vice President for Health has launched a Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund, which on September 1, 2009 awarded grants of up to $15,000 each to support five faculty-initiated studies of health complexities in a globalized context.