A $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable University at Buffalo professor Myles S. Faith to test a family-based treatment for childhood obesity using innovative technology that allows study participants to be treated in their homes.
The University at Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will extend its mission to protect and advocate for children by administering a $500,000 grant to study how teachers and other school staff members can recognize and report sexual abuse.
The four-year grant will admit up to 22 graduate students each year into the HRSA Behavioral Health/Substance Use Disorder Scholars Program, which will provide behavioral health education, stipends to offset living expenses, simulated training, and clinical placements in primary care settings in rural and vulnerable communities.
Parents can best help their children overcome obesity and develop heathy eating habits by adopting a “family treatment” approach to positive habits, including acting as a “champion” for good choices and being a healthy role model
Research finds that China and Korea raised the number of their universities among the top 500 schools in the world through increased government funding and a focus on developing research programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.