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Nationally Recognized Physician Educator Named To Distinguished Teaching Professorship

top 10 Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized physician educator, has been named the inaugural Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor. The endowed professorship was established with the support of Long Islanders Miki and David Donoho, whose generosity also established the Donoho Academy of Clinical and Educational Scholars (ACES) in 2012. ACES funds continuous career development for clinician-educators. The Academy actively recognizes and rewards School of Medicine faculty members who display dedication to the education of future physicians and who solve challenges in medical education and clinical scholarship.

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Research Shows that Cell Division and Invasion are Separate Actions in Cancer Process

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Hallmarks of cancer progression are uncontrolled proliferation (division) of cancer cells and invasive behavior, leading to the spread of tumor cells throughout the body. Now two Stony Brook University cell biologists, David Matus, PhD, and Benjamin Martin, PhD, have discovered that cell division and invasion are mutually exclusive behaviors. For this novel finding, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded the researchers with the 2017 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award and a two-year grant of $300,000, followed by another renewable grant of $300,000 for an additional two years to further advance their work.

 

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Ecologist Dr. Heather Lynch counting penguin nests in Antarctica. While Dr. Lynch uses satellite imagery to track penguin populations and their response to climate change, she and graduate students spend five months each year in Antarctica doing field counts.  Photo credit: Casey Youngflesh

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