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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Dr. Jacqueline B. Mondros, Dean of the School of Social Welfare and Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, to the newly created NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. Members of the Board include non-government experts from all five boroughs in academia, faith, media, business, technology, the non-profit sector and the judiciary who will leverage their expertise, relationships and resources. “I created the NYC Children’s Cabinet to enhance the ways in which City agencies promote and protect our children’s well-being,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This was always an…

The School of Nursing at Stony Brook University is ranked as 10th nationally for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs in U.S. News & World Report. For the 2016 edition, schools were ranked using five categories — student engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer reputation, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity. “This is a huge honor for our School and an even greater honor to those who give their expertise and energy to making our graduate programs so distinctive,” said Lee Xippolitos, Dean of the School of Nursing. “A special tribute goes out to Patricia Bruckenthal, who has directed our NP…

Former leatherneck Tony Wan doesn’t run from challenges; he runs toward them. Tony, a first-year medical student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, failed chemistry three times in high school. But after serving two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine infantryman, he found a reason to master that subject: He resolved to build on his battlefield experiences and help combat veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Tony travelled a long road to get to medical school. His parents couldn’t afford to pay for college. After 9/11, Tony enlisted, hoping to serve his country and gain experience that would serve him in civilian life. As…

Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan, professor and chair of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology in the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University, to serve as the next AADR vice president. Her term will begin at the conclusion of the 45th AADR Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, March 16-19, 2016. After serving as vice president, she will remain on the AADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president. AADR is the largest division of the International Association for Dental…

Imagine giving a priceless gift that costs nothing — a gift that not only change lives, but can save them. That’s the gift of organ donation registration. From heart donations that allow young children to reach adulthood, to kidney transplants that enable recipients to avoid the difficulty of dialysis, to skin grafts that save the lives of burn victims, organ donations have changed the future for many in the most important of ways. On October 6, Stony Brook’s Department of Transplantation partnered with LiveOnNY, enlisting a team of volunteers from Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University for a regional…

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and when Great American Smokeout Day takes place. If you’re a smoker ready to quit, or a non-smoker concerned about your own or a loved one’s lung health, you’re invited to join us for these important free events. Starting January 1, 2016, the Stony Brook University campus will be 100% tobacco free. (Stony Brook Medicine has been smoke free since 2012.) Need help quitting? Sign up for a free six-week smoking cessation program for techniques, counseling and free nicotine replacement. Learn more: http://www.stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree. Lung Cancer Screening and Prevention Seminar Monday, November 16, Stony Brook University…

The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University presents two lectures by James H. Jones, PhD, on Thursday, October 29. “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A Tragedy of Race And Medicine” Professor Jones will discuss the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study. From 1932 to 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted a 40-year deathwatch over the lives of more than 400 black sharecroppers in Macon County, AL. In this desperately poor region of the Black Belt, PHS, working in conjunction with state, county and local health officials, deliberately deceived the men into believing they were receiving the…

Register now for this free, six-week smoking cessation program led by a counselor/educator from the Suffolk County Department of Health. You will learn the skills needed to stay tobacco free, such as stress management and relaxation techniques as well as behavior modification. Smoking cessation medications will be provided for a nominal fee. The program will be held on Monday evenings — November 9, 16, 23 and 30 and December 7 and 14 — from 6 pm to 7:15 pm at the Stony Brook Education Center, 14 Technology Drive, Suite 1, East Setauket. To register, or for more information, please call…

The sixth annual Meeting of the Minds Symposium will be held on Friday, October 30, from 8 am to 4:15 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center. This year’s topic is Autism Spectrum Disorders. Joseph D. Buxbaum, PhD, from Mount Sinai Medical Center, an international leader in the field of autism, will be the keynote speaker. Autism expert James C. McPartland, PhD, from Yale School of Medicine, will also speak. Talks will be given by the following Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine faculty: Ellen Li, MD, PhD; Howard Sirotkin, PhD; Kenneth Gadow, PhD; Matthew Lerner, PhD; and Patricia…

Right now, New York State has the lowest number of registered organ donors in the country. Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will be participating in an important initiative to increase organ donor registrations. On Tuesday, October 6, visit one of Stony Brook’s three enrollment sites — outside the Marketplace Cafe in Stony Brook University Hospital, at the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University, or at the Center Court at the Smith Haven Mall — from 9 am to 5 pm. If SBU enrolls the most registrants, we will receive special recognition and an award from LongLiveNY.org. People…

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