UAlbany Researcher Leads “Listening Tour” to Explore Mental Health in Rural New York

A newly released report details the results of an 18-month study on mental health in rural New York. The work, which is the first of its kind in the state, took the form of a “listening tour” comprised of 32 group interview sessions that engaged nearly 300 participants representing 16 rural counties.

UAlbany Researchers Receive New Funding for Suicide Prevention Programming

Researchers in University at Albany’s Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research in the School of Education have received funding to undertake a new project aimed at reducing risk for suicide and substance use among students experiencing health disparities. The work aims to hone strategies that could be implemented widely across college campuses.

UAlbany Researchers Awarded $3 Million to Study Disparities in Black Maternal and Infant Health

UAlbany researchers recently received new funding to investigate why Black families disproportionately experience negative health outcomes in the first postpartum year. Findings from the five-year study will inform strategies aimed at improving Black maternal-infant health.

EPA Awards $1 Million to UAlbany Researchers for Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects

The projects are focused on enhancing air quality monitoring in communities across the U.S. in areas that are underserved, historically marginalized and overburdened by pollution, supporting President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative.

UAlbany Researchers Awarded $1.4M to Identify RNAs Linked to Cancer and Bacterial Infections

Researchers from The RNA Institute at the University at Albany have been awarded $1.4 million to investigate stress-induced RNA modifications and associated cell response. The focus of the study — “wobble uridines” in tRNA — could hold important clues for treating bacterial infections and detecting cancer.

UAlbany-led study finds exposure to sun, heat and humidity can exacerbate symptoms of mental disorders

New research links information on New York weather and hospital emergency department visits to assess how summer weather conditions impact people living with mental disorders. Findings can inform strategies to mitigate severe symptoms and improve patient care.