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On August 20, 2015, Stony Brook University Hospital celebrated the 100,000th birth since the hospital’s Labor & Delivery program began in May 1980. Luca Michael Picarella, born at 8:09 am on August 17 weighing 8lbs., 9 oz., and 20 ¾ inches in length, was feted along with his parents Katie and Mike Picarella, and big sister Gianna (5) who was also born at Stony Brook. He was also presented with scholarships and other gifts inspired by community residents who caught wind of the delivery countdown — either from Stony Brook announcements, social media, or local news — and reached out…

Stony Brook is counting down to a historic milestone — the 100,000th baby delivery. Every Stony Brook student, faculty or staff member who was born or had a child at Stony Brook is invited to be part of this exciting celebration. The following group photos will be taken on Wednesday, August 5, at Stony Brook Medicine, Health Sciences Tower, Level 5, Patio Exit by the elevator: 12:00 pm for those born at Stony Brook; 12:20 pm for those delivered at Stony Brook. And if you were born here and had a baby here, please come to both. At the photo shoot you will…

To celebrate Stony Brook’s much-anticipated 100,000th delivery — expected in August — you are invited to be part of the slideshow featuring student, faculty and staff members who were born here. How to Participate • Find your favorite baby picture and take a picture of it with your smartphone. • Take a selfie today. • Send both pictures from your Stony Brook email account to lorriemcadams@stonybrookmedicine.edu. Include your name and department in the subject line. The deadline for sending photos is Monday, August 3. If you have questions, call Lorrie McAdams at (631) 638-4093. Note: By responding with your photographs…

The Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program (MSTP) at Stony Brook University has received $2.3 million in renewed grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — a 33 percent annual increase over last year’s funding and a 77 percent increase over the amount awarded five years ago when the grant was last renewed. “This is a great outcome, given that NIH funding of training programs has been shrinking and many institutions are losing support,” said MSTP Director Dr. Michael A. Frohman. The MSTP has been continually growing since its inception in 1981 and its acquisition of NIH funding in…

On June 26 when Sandy Maier is inducted into the Alpha Eta Society (the National Allied Health Honor Society), it will mark a new beginning as well as the end of a long road with her family always at her side.

 With a 4.0 her final semester in the nursing program, Sandy received her master’s degree at Stony Brook’s Commencement on May 22, the same day two of her children, Samantha and James, received degrees from the University. “Stony Brook is in our blood,” said Sandy. The Maier’s story started in 1972, when Bruce Maier (Sandy’s future husband), already interested in…

Stephen Buetow, an associate professor and deputy head of the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at New Zealand’s University of Auckland, will discuss “Person-Centered Medicine: Balancing the Welfare of Physicians and Patients” on Thursday, June 25, at 11:30 am in the Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Room 067. The lecture is part of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics colloquium series. Medicine faces a crisis of depersonalization, scientism and unsustainable costs, which cannot be solved by subprime national initiatives to produce, from evidence, medicine centered on patients. One of the most prominent initiatives is…

Stony Brook University Cancer Center will host its 11th annual celebration for cancer survivors, their friends and families, and Stony Brook staff on Sunday, June 14, from 11:30 am to 3 pm. The day includes inspiring stories of survival, live music, the Parade of Survivors and fun activities, including dunk-a-doc, face painting and caricatures. Inspirational speaker Doug Ulman, a three-time cancer survivor and a globally recognized cancer advocate, will talk about “The Cancer Survivorship Movement” at 11:30 am. After overcoming chondrosarcoma during his sophomore year of college and malignant melanoma twice since, Doug and his family founded the Ulman Cancer…

Four researchers from Stony Brook University — Michael A. Frohman, professor and chair in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences; Stefan Judex, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; Lorna Role, professor and chair in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior; and David Talmage, professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences — are part of the new regional collaborative Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (DRC), which received a prestigious $10.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. The DRC, originally established at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University and Montefiore Health System, is now partnering with…

Stony Brook University Senate President Edward L. Feldman, an associate professor of Clinical Family Medicine and director of Behavioral Medicine, received the Chugh/University Faculty Senate Outstanding Service Award at the 170th Plenary of the Statewide University Faculty Senate in SUNY Plattsburgh on April 24. This award is conferred by the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee for outstanding service in the area of faculty governance at the system and campus levels. At Stony Brook Dr. Feldman has been a member of the School of Medicine Admissions Committee since 2001 and faculty advisor to the Peer Counseling Program in the School of…

The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics colloquium series presents “Ritual Circumcision and Human Rights: Beyond the Four Principles” with Dr. Allan Jacobs, professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on Thursday, April 30, at 12 pm in the Health Sciences Center, Level 3, Lecture Hall 5. Opponents of circumcision have increasingly used human rights arguments to justify their viewpoint. These arguments will be discussed, especially claims that circumcision impermissibly violates a right to an open future and a right of autonomy. Dr. Jacobs will discuss proposed benefits and harms of circumcision.…

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