Connie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award. Kraft was honored for her dedication to the advancement of emergency patient care at both the pre-hospital and hospital levels in Suffolk County. Throughout her career, Kraft has sought to continually strengthen the relationship and collaboration between Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the nursing profession.
Systemic fungal infections cause more than one million deaths annually, and treatments against these infections are often not effective due to drug resistance or toxicity. Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University, expects to change the landscape of treatment against fungal infections with new approaches based on his laboratory research and collaborative work with fungal experts worldwide. Recognizing the widespread need for better antifungal treatments and the promise of Dr. Del Poeta’s work, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding his research with two grants totaling $6 million.