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Stony Brook University Names Historian Paul Kelton Endowed Chair In the Department Of History 


The Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences recently named historian Paul Kelton as the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History. The endowed chair was established in the Department of History in February 2016, thanks to a major gift from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. “We welcome Paul Kelton to the faculty in the Department of History, and are appreciative of the generous support from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “Through his expertise, Professor Kelton will engage with and empower students as they learn about and explore the fascinating history of Long Island and its diverse culture.”

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Study Reveals Prevalence of Women With Heart Disease Delivering Babies is Increasing


A study of more than 80,000 women with heart disease from 2003 to 2012 reveals that the prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent over that 10-year period. This jump, reported in a Stony Brook University-led study to be published May 15 in the American Journal of Cardiology , may prompt greater awareness of heart disease in women of childbearing age, heighten individual screening of heart disease in pregnant patients, and institute a multidisciplinary approach to labor and delivery.


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Alexandrium fundyense (left) synthesizes saxitoxin and Dinophysis acuminata (right) synthesizes okadaic acid, which cause the human health syndromes --  paralytic and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning -- respectively. School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) Professor Christopher Gobler  published this PNAS study which provides evidence that increasing ocean temperatures have facilitated the intensification of these toxics threatening human health. Ongoing research with SoMAS scientists will explore ocean warming effects on other harmful algae around the world.

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