Michael A. Bernstein, the John Christie Barr Professor of History and Economics and Provost of Tulane University from 2007 through July 2016, has been appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University, effective October 31, 2016, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. Bernstein received his Ph.D (1982), M.Phil.(1980), M.A. (1978), and B.A. (1976) respectively in Economics, all at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. His teaching and research interests focus on the economic and political history of the United States, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization economics, and the history of economic theory. Bernstein succeeds Dennis N. Assanis, who left Stony Brook on June 30 to become President of the University of Delaware.
The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Traverse Biosciences have received a $1.3 million award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further evaluate the pre-clinical safety and effectiveness of the Traverse Biosciences’ leading drug candidate, TRB-N0224, for the treatment of periodontal disease.