A 50-Year-Old Case of Industry-Sponsored Nutrition Research a “Smoking Gun,” Writes Marion Nestle

Using archival documents, a new report published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry’s role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. […]

NYU ABILITY Project Honored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities presented the NYU ABILITY Project with the ADA Sapolin Award in a ceremony yesterday evening at Gracie Mansion. Each year, the Mayor and Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities present four ADA Sapolin Awards, named after Matthew Sapolin, the late […]

Study Finds People with Multiple Sclerosis Experience Challenges Managing Money

Managing money is a complex, cognitively demanding task – which can present a significant challenge for people living with multiple sclerosis. In the first-ever study examining money management in people with the central nervous system autoimmune disease, individuals with multiple sclerosis reported and demonstrated more problems managing money than those without the disease. The findings […]

Books from Our Faculty: Being and Becoming Scientists Today by Susan Kirch

Being and Becoming Scientists Today: Reconstructing Assumptions about Science and Science Education to Reclaim a Learner–Scientist Perspective by Susan Kirch & Michele Amoroso Sense Publishers (2016) In Being and Becoming Scientists Today, Susan Kirch, associate professor of teaching and learning at NYU Steinhardt, and Michele Amoroso of the  New York City Department of Education, provide educators with a […]

Do Online Charter Schools Work? Study by June Ahn Looks at Ohio’s E-Schools

A new study from education think tank Thomas B. Fordham Institute, conducted by NYU Steinhardt’s June Ahn, dives into a promising—and contentious—issue in education today: virtual schools. What types of students choose them? Which courses do students take? And do virtual schools improve student outcomes? With over thirty-five thousand students enrolled in its online charter […]

Yoshikawa Leads Consensus Statement on Undocumented Youth and Families

In the United States, 5.3 million children and adolescents are growing up either with unauthorized status or with at least one parent who has that status. Until recently, little research has informed policy debates related to unauthorized status – including those about border enforcement, deportation, and a pathway to citizenship – despite the importance of […]

Wisdom from a Chair: Q&A with Mitchell Batavia

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, strengthening protections and promoting opportunities and access for people with disabilities. Around the law’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell Batavia, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, made an unexpected discovery: the unfinished memoirs of his late brother, Andrew (Drew) Batavia. For much of […]

Occupational Therapy Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors

Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. “Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency […]

Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first […]