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About Eating NY (AENY)
This study utilizes principles of dissemination science to make the About Eating online program available statewide especially to persons with constrained resources or health issues.
Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM)
The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition is one of five sites across the country conducting a randomized clinical trial of a behavioral intervention aimed at reversing Metabolic Syndrome. The ELM study is comparing the efficacy of Self-directed and Group-based approaches focused on nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction. Visit the ELM website to learn more.
Fuel for Fun
Learn more about Fuel for Fun, the program implemented in Colorado shown to help children learn cooking skills, improve their attitude toward cooking and eating fruits and vegetables, increase fruit and vegetable preference and activity level!
PAMI: Physician Assistant Motivational Interviewing + Health Literacy to Enhance Health of Breast Cancer Survivors
PAMI is training Physician Assistant students to utilize motivational interviewing techniques with patients to enhance their ability to partner fully in their breast health treatment decisions, and empower patients to act on important aspects of self-care and monitoring. Funded by the NY State Department of Health.
Pica and Iron Deficiency Anemia During Pregnancy
This study will identify the pica incidence in Monroe County and examine the relationship among pica, iron deficiency anemia, and dietary intake among pregnant women within the context of food security and the pathogenic microbial load of the reported pica substances.
Developing Tactical Awareness in Firefighters
Fire departments are increasingly recognizing the “human factor” as relevant when studying firefighter injuries and fatalities. This study will observe and identify psychosocial elements in firefighting to develop educational strategies and interventions aimed at assisting firefighters to maintain control of their attention, breathing, decision making, and stress during fire situations.
Addressing Childhood Anemia in Ghana, Africa
This combined course and research project included a study abroad opportunity in Ghana for students to learn about nutrition-related childhood anemia issues of developing countries and the programs and interventions being implemented to address the problem. Learn more.