January  
1/31/2011  Cancer Drug Shows Increased Risk of Death When Used In Combination With Other Therapies Cancer patients treated with the chemotherapy agent bevacizumab (Avastin) may be at an increased risk of treatment-related death when the drug is used in combination with other therapies. This conclusion is based on a study of more than 10,000 patients by Shenhong Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues. Their findings are reported in the February 2 issue ofJAMA.
1/27/2011 Cocaine Production Increases Destruction Of Colombia's Rainforests According To Stony Brook University Researchers Scientists from Stony Brook University are reporting new evidence that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity.
1/25/2011 New Painkiller with No Apparent Side Effects or Addictive Qualities Near to Market A powerful new painkiller, which was developed on the basis of the research conducted at Stony Brook University and with no apparent side effects or addictive qualities, may now be only a year or two from the consumer market.
1/24/2011 E-Health Network Of Long Island To Host President And CEO Of The Massachusetts E-Health Collaborative On Wednesday, January 26, E-Health Network of Long Island welcomes Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit collaboration of 34 leading non-profit healthcare organizations based in Massachusetts (http://maehc.blogspot.com/). Dr. Tripathi will visit Stony Brook University Medical Center to provide his perspective on the national landscape of health information exchange. The lecture will be held in the Health Sciences Center; Lecture Hall 5, Level 3, from 10:30 am to noon.
1/19/2011 SBU Scientist Recognized Worldwide For Lyme Disease Research Named To Largest International Science Association Jorge Benach, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook University, has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Benach joins leading scientists worldwide as a Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. He and other new fellows will be honored in Washington, D.C., on February 19.
1/19/2011 Department of Surgery in SBU School of Medicine Opens and Demonstrates New High-Tech Surgical Skills Center On Friday, January 7, leadership from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Department of Surgery officially opened and tested the new Surgical Skills Center (SSC) located on level 2 of the Health Sciences Center. The 1,800 square-foot facility is dedicated to surgical training of fellows, residents and medical students, and complements the School's existing 6,000 square foot Clinical Skills Center that opened in 2006, further reinforcing simulation training as a major component of medical education at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
1/19/2011 SBU Scientist Recognized Worldwide For Lyme Disease Research Named To Largest International Science Association Jorge Benach, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook University, has been named a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Benach joins leading scientists worldwide as a Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. He and other new fellows will be honored in Washington, D.C., on February 19.
1/19/2011 Three Stony Brook University Professors Named American Association For Advancement Of Science Fellows Three Stony Brook University professors - Jorge L. Benach, Jessica Gurevitch, and Dmitri E. Kharzeev - have been named 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows, and will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on 19 February 2011 in Washington, D.C.
1/18/2011 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Will Be Honored At Stony Brook University's 2011 'Stars Of Stony Brook' Gala The annual "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor world-renowned Academy- and Grammy-Award winning actress Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, a 'New York Times' best-selling author and esteemed member of the Stony Brook University faculty, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
1/18/2011 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Will Be Honored At Stony Brook University's 2011 'Stars Of Stony Brook' Gala The annual "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor world-renowned Academy- and Grammy-Award winning actress Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, a 'New York Times' best-selling author and esteemed member of the Stony Brook University faculty, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
1/18/2011 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Will Be Honored At Stony Brook University's 2011 'Stars Of Stony Brook' Gala The annual "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor world-renowned Academy- and Grammy-Award winning actress Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, a 'New York Times' best-selling author and esteemed member of the Stony Brook University faculty, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
1/18/2011 Stony Brook University Physics Professor Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dmitri E. Kharzeev, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University and a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "distinguished contributions to the field of theoretical nuclear physics, specifically the understanding of relativistic heavy ion physics."
1/18/2011 Passionate Cancer Patient Advocate At Stony Brook Named Co-Chair Of National Survivorship Committee Linda Bily, Supervisor and Patient Advocate at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center , has been named Co-Chair of the Survivorship Committee of the national Photo credit:Jeanne Neville Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN).
1/18/2011 Stony Brook University Physics Professor Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dmitri E. Kharzeev, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University and a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science for his "distinguished contributions to the field of theoretical nuclear physics, specifically the understanding of relativistic heavy ion physics."
1/18/2011 Stony Brook Professor Named a Fellow of the American Assocation for the Advancement of Science Jessica Gurevitch, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Gurevitch was honored "for influential research in both ecology and statistics, including pioneering the application of meta-analysis and spatial statistics in ecology and evolution."
1/18/2011 Stony Brook University Mathematics Professor Recognized with Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the AMS John W. "Jack" Milnor, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been awarded The American Mathematical Society's prestigious Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. The award, presented during the recent AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, is among the world's most important honors given for outstanding contributions to mathematics. The award includes a $5,000 prize.
1/18/2011 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Will Be Honored At Stony Brook University's 2011 'Stars Of Stony Brook' Gala The annual "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor world-renowned Academy- and Grammy-Award winning actress Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, a 'New York Times' best-selling author and esteemed member of the Stony Brook University faculty, on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
1/18/2011 Passionate Cancer Patient Advocate At Stony Brook Named Co-Chair Of National Survivorship Committee Linda Bily, Supervisor and Patient Advocate at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center , has been named Co-Chair of the Survivorship Committee of the national Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN).
1/18/2011 SBUMC Dedicates Name For ALS Clinic:Honors Christopher Pendergast, Advocate And 17-Year ALS Survivor Hundreds came out to support 17-year amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) survivor and Ride for Life founder, Christopher Pendergast, at a ceremony marking the renaming of Stony Brook University Medical Center's ALS clinic to the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, an ALS Association Certified Center. The rousing celebration took place on December 16, in the Charles B. Wang Center theatre at Stony Brook University. Pendergast, nationally recognized for his patient advocacy, declared that ALS would one day be beaten and expressed his hopes that new research leads to a cure of the fatal degenerative neuromuscular disease.
1/14/2011 Stony Brook Faculty Mentor 32 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition Thirty-two (32) high school students who worked with Stony Brook University faculty were named among the 300 semifinalists in the national 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition. Mentors come from a range of departments and disciplines throughout Stony Brook, including: Anatomical Sciences, Anesthesiology, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolution, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Psychology, and the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences.
1/13/2011 Senator Schumer Comes to Stony Brook University to Announce Partnership that will "Boldly Build the Economy of the Future" On Monday, January 11, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, joined by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., Dr. Samuel Aronson, Dr. Bruce Stillman, Dr. Jim Simons and Leo Guthart, announced the creation of a major partnership between Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, to establish a regional innovation cluster on Long Island that would create high-paying jobs focused on the development of advanced technologies.
1/12/2011 Stony Brook University Receives Highly Selective 'Community Engagement Classification' From Carnegie Foundation The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has granted Stony Brook University the highly selective 2010 Community Engagement Classification for Curricular Engagement and Community Outreach. This voluntary classification, a designation shared by only 311 institutions of higher education, provides national acknowledgement for Stony Brook's institutional commitment to, and support of its surrounding community.
1/10/2011 New SBU Study Finds Fish Offspring Grow Best at Same Temperature as Parents Fish parents can pre-condition their offspring to grow fastest at the temperature they experienced, according to research published in the February 2012 edition of Ecology Letters. This pre-conditioning, known as transgenerational plasticity (TGP), occurs whenever environmental cues experienced by either parent prior to fertilization changes how their offspring respond to the environment.
1/10/2011 New SBU Study Finds Fish Offspring Grow Best at Same Temperature as Parents Fish parents can pre-condition their offspring to grow fastest at the temperature they experienced, according to research published in the February 2012 edition of Ecology Letters. This pre-conditioning, known as transgenerational plasticity (TGP), occurs whenever environmental cues experienced by either parent prior to fertilization changes how their offspring respond to the environment.
1/7/2011 Love Can Last: SBU Imaging Study Shows Brain Activity Of Those In Love Long Term Similar To Those Newly In Love Can science prove that romantic love can last? A new study led by Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D., and Arthur Aron, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, compared the neural correlates of long-term married and in love individuals with individuals who had recently fallen in love.
1/6/2011 Stony Brook University Medical Center's Bariatric Program Opens with National Leader Stony Brook University Medical Center has opened the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, located at 37 Research Way in East Setauket, N.Y., and launched a comprehensive new website for the center at http://bariatrics.stonybrookmedicalcenter.org/.
1/5/2011 Scientists At Stony Brook University Develop Breakthrough Method For Crystal Structure Prediction Stony Brook University Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem Oganov, along with several colleagues, appears to have solved the long-standing mystery of excessive heat on the planet Neptune.
1/4/2011 Restaurants Offer Prix Fixe Menu to Support Stony Brook Children's Hospital Long Island restaurants are helping to provide world class pediatric care for the kids on Long Island with "Dine Out for Kids" restaurants. From January 9 - 16, 2011, restaurant aficionados can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for just $29.95 and five dollars from each purchase will be donated to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
1/4/2011 Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen Present World Premiere of Differential Cohomology, New Dance Work Inspired by Mathematical Theory Noted dancers and choreographers Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen will present the world premiere of "Differential Cohomology," a new dance work inspired by the mathematical theory of the same name, on Monday, January 10 at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University.
1/4/2011 Stony Brook University is Top 25 in 'Kiplinger's 100: Best Value in Public Colleges' Kiplinger's Personal Finance today announced the 100 best values in public colleges and universities, ranking Stony Brook University 25th among four-year institutions that deliver a "stellar education at an affordable price" - an elevation of 14 spots from SBU's ranking of 39th last year. The annual public school rankings appear on the Kiplinger website and in the Kiplinger's February 2011 issue.
1/3/2011 SBUMC Physicians Offer Free CMEs On Latest Advances In Pediatric Trauma, Gastric Procedures And More Faculty from Stony Brook University Medical Center's Departments of Surgery and Medicine are running a free 2011 program offering community physicians and surgeons free continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. Called CME Saturday Seminars, the series runs through much of 2011 and features focused updates by faculty from the Department of Surgery representing specialty fields such as pediatric, vascular, colorectal, and head & neck surgery, in collaboration with their colleagues in the Department of Medicine.
1/3/2011  SBUMC Physicians Offer Free CME's On Latest Advances In Pediatric Trauma, Gastric Procedures And More Faculty from Stony Brook University Medical Center's Departments of Surgery and Medicine are running a free 2011 program offering community physicians and surgeons free continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. Called CME Saturday Seminars, the series runs through much of 2011 and features focused updates by faculty from the Department of Surgery representing specialty fields such as pediatric, vascular, colorectal, and head & neck surgery, in collaboration with their colleagues in the Department of Medicine.
February  
2/28/2011 Stony Brook University to Expand Existing Programs Currently Offered on the Southampton Campus Stony Brook University today announced that plans are underway to introduce expanded programs in graduate creative arts and undergraduate marine sciences at the Stony Brook University Southampton campus in the fall of 2011. This expansion, which follows several productive Advisory Committee meetings and continuing discussions among University administration and faculty, also includes plans to offer an undergraduate residency program in creative arts to begin in the Fall of 2012.
2/28/2011 Chris Kielt Appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University Following a 23-Year Career at Yale University Chris Kielt, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Yale University, has been appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, effective May 2, 2011, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
2/22/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Leads Team that Publishes On First Genome of a Harmful Algal Blooms Species Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are caused by single-celled plants, or phytoplankton, in coastal waters and have a negative impact on coastal ecosystems worldwide, costing the U.S. economy alone hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The impact of harmful algal blooms have intensified in recent decades and most research has focused on chemical nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus as causative agents of these blooms.
2/21/2011 Stony Brook University and Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., Announce Technical Collaboration for Deepwater Oil Spill Containment Solutions Stony Brook University today announced that a technical collaboration agreement has been established with Subsea Oil Technologies, Inc., of Houston, Texas, for research and development in, but not limited to, subsea oil and/or gas spill (blowout) containment methods and apparatus configurations.
2/18/2011 Junior High Students Lend Support To Stony Brook's Center For Public Health Education For HIV/AIDS Training A group of National Junior Honor Society students from Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School in Setauket pooled their resources to donate $150 to the Center for Public Health Education (CPHE), a Health Sciences program through the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University. The gift will be used for educational materials needed for the CPHE's mission of providing timely information on HIV/AIDS to support health and human service professionals.
2/18/2011 Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis SBUMC Runs Spring Patient Education Series Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding their health and well being during a spring seminar series titled "Living Well With MS." Sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, the series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS.
2/17/2011  Head and Neck Surgeon Specializing in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedures Joins Stony Brook Mark F. Marzouk, M.D., has joined Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery as Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Appointed by Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Marzouk will focus his clinical practice on the treatment of cancers of the head and neck, as well as disorders of the salivary glands, with an emphasis on minimally invasive endoscopic treatment. -
2/17/2011 Humans Living in East Africa 200,000 Years Ago Were as Complex in their Behavior as Humans Living Today In a paper recently published in Current Anthropology, SBU Professor John Shea disproves the myth that the earliest humans were significantly different from us. The idea that human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about Homo sapiens evolution. In fact, archaeologists have long believed that modern human behaviors emerged tens of thousands of years after our species first evolved. And while scientists disagreed over whether the process was gradual or quick, they have agreed that Homo sapiens once lived who were very different from us.
2/14/2011 Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and March Of Dimes Partner Together For 2011 "March For Babies" Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will partner with the March of Dimes as the Suffolk County venue for its annual "March for Babies" fundraising event. On Sunday, May 1 hundreds of walkers - individuals and teams - will gather at the Stony Brook University main campus to raise funds and give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. -
2/7/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Shows Re-Evolution Of Lost Teeth In Frogs After More Than 200 Million Years A new study by a Stony Brook University professor shows that structures that have been evolutionarily lost for hundreds of millions of years can be regained.
2/4/2011 SBUMC Helps Long Island Child Care Agencies Achieve NY State Department of Health Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Prevention has aided 15 child care agencies on Long Island achieve the goal of attaining a New York State Department of Health (DOH) breastfeeding-friendly designation. Prior to the program's work with the agencies, no Long Island child care centers had received the designation.
2/4/2011 SBU School of Dental Medicine "Give Kids a Smile" Provides Free Dental Care, Education On February 4, 2011, the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University will provide free dental screening, cleanings, fluoride treatment and oral health education to hundreds of children at "Give Kids a Smile" Day. The event is the centerpiece of the American Dental Association (ADA) National Children's Dental Health Month.
2/3/2011 Stony Brook University Hospital Names Gary E. Bie, CPA, New Chief Financial Officer Stony Brook University Hospital CEO Steven Strongwater, M.D., announced the appointment of Gary E. Bie, CPA, Executive Vice President for Finance at Nassau Health Care Corporation, as the new Chief Financial Officer for the hospital, effective mid-February
2/2/2011 Stony Brook University Is Ranked Among The Top-10 Institutions Worldwide For Hadron Collider Research In a new ranking by ScienceWatch.com, Stony Brook University has been named one of the top 10 institutions worldwide for Hadron Collider research. SBU was named 8th best overall--which includes national laboratories--and the 3rd best university in the world.
2/1/2011 Stony Brook Celebrates New Expanded Clinical and Research Center for Acute Stroke, Brain Aneurysms, AVMs and Other Vascular Anomalies Stony Brook University Medical Center will unveil this Friday a one-of-a-kind neuroendovascular simulator that recreates vasculature in the brain, including scenarios of damaged vessels from acute stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular anomalies. Affectionately known in the lab as "Headley," the simulator - co-invented by B. Barry Lieber, PhD, a nationally recognized biomedical engineer and one of the world's foremost authorities on brain vasculature and Director of the Cerebrovascular Research Center at SBUMC - will profoundly impact research, teaching, diagnosis and treatment of neurovascular disease. Stroke is the number three cause of death behind heart attack and cancer in the U.S. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke and every four minutes, someone dies of one.
2/1/2011 Elaine Crosson Appointed Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University Elaine Crosson, former General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Services at Long Island University, has been appointed Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University, effective February 14, announced President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. In this newly established position, Crosson will be Stony Brook's primary liaison for state and federal legislative matters, and will oversee the offices of Communications, Community Relations, Governmental Relations and Media Relations.
March  
3/31/2011 Stony Brook University Junior Yaseen Eldik Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship Yaseen Eldik, a Stony Brook University student from Kings Park, has been named a 2011 Truman Scholar. This prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to college juniors with "exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service."
3/31/2011 Stony Brook University Junior Yaseen Eldik Wins Prestigious Truman Scholarship Yaseen Eldik, a Stony Brook University student from Kings Park, has been named a 2011 Truman Scholar. This prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to college juniors with "exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service."
3/29/2011 Stony Brook Ranks 10th In The New York Metropolitan Area In U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings Stony Brook University Medical Center has been ranked 10th in the greater New York metropolitan market in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals .
3/29/2011 Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding their health and well-being during a spring seminar series titled "Living Well with MS." Sponsored by the Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook, the free series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS.
3/29/2011 Stony Brook Ranks 10th In The New York Metropolitan Area In U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings Stony Brook University Medical Center has been ranked 10th in the greater New York metropolitan market in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals .
3/28/2011 Stony Brook Physician First On LI To Use Minimally Invasive Robotically-Assisted Surgery For ENT Procedures Ghassan J. Samara, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is the first physician on Long Island to use a high-tech robotic surgical system to perform surgery on patients with ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, an approach that enables surgeons to operate with a better visualization of tissues, improved precision, and in a minimally invasive manner.
3/24/2011 Hit The Pavement To Fight Pediatric Cancer Third Annual 5K Runwalk and 1K Fun Run To Benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital he third annual 5K run/walk and 1K fun run to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit patients being treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place in Stony Brook on May 7. The 1K fun run starts at 8:45 AM and the 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m., at The Bench Bar & Grill, located at 1095 Rt. 25A. This year's run will also include a wheelchair division.
3/24/2011 116 SBU Med Students Learn Of Residency Assignments Land Positions In NY, 17 Other States Expressions and exclamations of joy and celebration filled the air during the 2011 Stony Brook University School of Medicine "Match Day," when 116 medical students learned where they will begin their residency training this coming July. The group was among the largest total of students matched ever - more than 26,000 - to residencies nationwide on March 17. The SBU students matched to a variety of healthcare institutions in New York State, 17 other states, and Washington, D.C.
3/24/2011 Hit The Pavement To Fight Pediatric Cancer Third Annual 5K Runwalk and 1K Fun Run To Benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital The third annual 5K run/walk and 1K fun run to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit patients being treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place in Stony Brook on May 7. The 1K fun run starts at 8:45 AM and the 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m., at The Bench Bar & Grill, located at 1095 Rt. 25A. This year's run will also include a wheelchair division.
3/24/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Wins $1 Million Abel Prize From The Norwegian Academy Of Science And Letters John Milnor, Professor of Mathematics and co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University has been awarded the $1 million Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra." Oyvind Osterud, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, made the announcement in Oslo on March 23.
3/22/2011 What Songbirds Can Teach Us About Learning And The Brain Topic Of 15th Annual Swartz Foundation Mind/Brain Lecture Just as human babies learn to speak by listening to adults and then hearing their own attempts at speech, so young songbirds learn their distinctive melodies by hearing and then vocalizing the songs of adult birds. Songbirds provide one of the few animal models for the amazing process by which humans learn to speak, and researchers are using them as models for studying both the social cues and biological processes involved.
3/21/2011 Villa Lombardi's Event Raises $50,000 For Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center An event where Italian cuisine and dancing ruled the evening at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook benefitted the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Approximately 170 attended the March 3 event that raised $50,000 for patient services and programs.
3/15/2011  SBU Pharmacology Researchers Uncover New Role For MitochondriaI During RNA Processing Michael Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, have discovered a new role for mitochondria during ribonucleic acid (RNA) processing. This latest finding, reported in Developmental Cell, may hold clues to some causes of male infertility.
3/14/2011 American Chemical Society Designates Development of the MRI at Stony Brook's Chemistry Department a National Historic Landmark On Friday, March 11, the American Chemical Society (ACS) commemorated via national historic landmark designation the first construction of an image by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) by Professor Paul Lauterbur 30 years ago in Stony Brook University's Department of Chemistry. This work led to the Lauterbur's 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
3/14/2011 Stony Brook Leads National Clinical Trial to Determine Whether Treating Periodontitis Improves Diabetes Control The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine is leading a multicenter national clinical trial to evaluate whether treatment of chronic periodontitis will help improve diabetes control. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT) monitors blood sugar levels of those with Type 2 diabetes after periodontal therapy. The trial is the first of its kind in the United States.
3/14/2011 Journalism Educators to Convene at Stony Brook to Assess and Expand Programs for Students to Become Better News Consumers Journalism educators and professionals from around the country will convene this week at Stony Brook University's Charles B. Wang Center for a national conference entitled "News Literacy, Building On Success," the program for which will assess and expand the emerging news literacy education movement that began at Stony Brook in 2008.
3/11/2011 Family of Recovering 10-Year-Old Boy Donates XBOX To Stony Brook Burn Center Nearly two months after a horrific space heater accident severely burned the right leg of Devin Stinsman, he and his family returned to the Stony Brook University Medical Center Burn Center with a gift. In gratitude for the treatment Devin received as an inpatient at the Burn Center, the Port Jefferson Station family donated an Xbox 360 video game console as a means of diversion and entertainment for inpatients. Devin presented the Xbox to the Burn Center on his own 10th birthday on March 7.
3/9/2011 Engineering Summer Camp At Stony Brook University Receives Sponsorship Support From National Grid National Grid, an international energy delivery company, has awarded ten thousand dollars to the Stony Brook University Engineering Summer Camp, a two week residential camp for students interested in doing research in computer and electrical engineering, for materials and financial assistance to students.
3/9/2011 American Chemical Society to Designate the Development of the MRI at Stony Brook's Chemistry Department a National Historic Landmark Nancy B. Jackson, President of the American Chemical Society, Joan Dawson, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and widow of the late Professor Paul Lauterbur and others come to Stony Brook University on Friday, March 11 on behalf of the American Chemical Society to commemorate via historic landmark designation the first construction of an image by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance by Prof. Paul Lauterbur 30 years ago in the Stony Brook University Department of Chemistry. This work led to the awarding of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professor Lauterbur.
3/8/2011 One-Of-A-Kind Brain Vasculature Simulator, New Angiography System Highlight SBUMC Cerebrovascular Center Expansion The Cerebrovascular Center (CVC) at Stony Brook University Medical Center has expanded its clinical and research capabilities for the treatment of acute stroke, brain aneurysms, and other cerebrovascular anomalies. With the establishment of a Cerebrovascular Research Center (CRC), the dedicated CVC team is using some of the most sophisticated technologies - a neuroendovascular simulator that recreates vasculature of the brain and multi-axis angiography - to diagnose, treat, and investigate cerebrovascular diseases.
3/7/2011 Stony Brook Ventricular Assist Device Program Earns National Accreditation From the Joint Commission The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program in the Heart Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center is not only the only VAD program on Long Island, it is also now the first VAD program on Long Island to receive national accreditation from The Joint Commission after an intensive two-day review by a team of Joint Commission surveyors. The inspection of the VAD program occurred Feb. 28 and March 1. The program's "certification of distinction" is for a two-year period, with a performance review at the end of the first year. -
3/1/2011 Researchers Have Discovered the First Direct Evidence for a Superfluid at the Core of a Neutron Star Scientists at Stony Brook University, and colleagues, have discovered evidence for a superfluid state of neutrons in the neutron star at the center of the supernova remnant, Cassiopeia A. Neutron stars are the compressed remnants of supernova explosions--and are among the most inexplicable objects in the universe.
April  
4/29/2011 17th Annual Walk For Beauty Raises $50,000 For Breast Cancer And Prostate Cancer Research A check for $50,000, representing funds raised through the 17th annual "Walk for Beauty, Walk for Life," was presented on Friday, April 29, at the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
4/27/2011 Scientists Can Track Origin Of Shark Fins Using 'Zip Codes' In Their DNA An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across the globe are separate populations of each species.
4/20/2011 SBU Pharmacology Researchers Uncover New Role For Mitochondria During RNA Processing Michael Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, have discovered a new role for mitochondria during ribonucleic acid (RNA) processing. This latest finding, reported in Developmental Cell, may hold clues to some causes of male infertility.
4/20/2011 Why Moms "Lindsay" And "Holly" Walk Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has partnered with the March of Dimes to host March for Babies, an iconic walk in which more than 900 communities participate annually.
4/20/2011 Stony Brook Children's Launches Program To Help Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the third leading cause of infant death in this country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
4/20/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Wins $1 Million Abel Prize From The Norwegian Academy Of Science And Letters John Milnor, Professor of Mathematics and co-director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Stony Brook University has been awarded the $1 million Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters "for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra." Oyvind Osterud, President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, made the announcement in Oslo on March 23.
4/20/2011 Three Stony Brook University Professors Awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships By The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Three Stony Brook University Professors -- Agnes Weiyun He, Ph.D., Sachiko Murata, Ph.D., and Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D.-- have been named 2011 Guggenheim Fellows.
4/19/2011 Researchers At Stony Brook University Find That Recycling On Long Island Has Decreased From 29% To 24% From 1998 To 2009 Recycling on Long Island has seen a marked decrease of some 20 percent over the past decade, according to a study conducted by Stony Brook University's Department of Technology and Society and the Waste Reduction and Management Institute in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook (SoMAS).
4/19/2011 Researchers At Stony Brook University Find That Recycling On Long Island Has Decreased From 29% To 24% From 1998 To 2009 Recycling on Long Island has seen a marked decrease of some 20 percent over the past decade, according to a study conducted by Stony Brook University's Department of Technology and Society and the Waste Reduction and Management Institute in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook (SoMAS).
4/18/2011 Golden Globe Winner And Three-Time Emmy Nominee To Inspire Stony Brook Patients At National Cancer Survivors Day Ann Jillian, a Golden Globe-winning, three-time Emmy-nominated actress and singer, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual National Cancer Survivors Day® at the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
4/18/2011 Golden Globe Winner to Inspire Stony Brook Patients at National Cancer Survivors Day Ann Jillian, a Golden Globe-winning, three-time Emmy-nominated actress and singer, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual National Cancer Survivors Day® at the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Held on Sunday, June 12, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the event brings cancer survivors and their families together to celebrate living beyond cancer with their physicians, nurses and Cancer Center staff.
4/12/2011 Why Moms "Lindsay" And "Holly" Walk Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has partnered with the March of Dimes to host March for Babies, an iconic walk in which more than 900 communities participate annually.
4/12/2011 Why Moms "Lindsay" And "Holly" Walk Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has partnered with the March of Dimes to host March for Babies, an iconic walk in which more than 900 communities participate annually.
4/12/2011 Why These Moms Walk: SBLICH Hosts "March for Babies" Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has partnered with the March of Dimes to host March for Babies, an iconic walk in which more than 900 communities participate annually. While hundreds will come out to show their support, Lindsay Soto-Vilaneuva of Hauppauge, N.Y., has one very special reason why she'll be walking. -
4/11/2011 Golden Globe Winner And Three-Time Emmy Nominee To Inspire Stony Brook Patients At National Cancer Survivors Day Ann Jillian, a Golden Globe-winning, three-time Emmy-nominated actress and singer, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual National Cancer Survivors Day® at the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
4/11/2011 Stony Brook University And Rutgers University Awarded National Science Foundation Grant For New Research Center The National Science Foundation has designated the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA)--a partnership between Stony Brook University and Rutgers University--as a new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).
4/11/2011 Stony Brook University And Rutgers University Awarded National Science Foundation Grant For New Research Center - See more at: http://commcgi.cc.sunysb.edu/cgi-bin/am2/admin.cgi#sthash.2jb78flv.dpuf The National Science Foundation has designated the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA)--a partnership between Stony Brook University and Rutgers University--as a new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).
4/9/2011 Stony Brook University to Host Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University will host the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.
4/4/2011 Stony Brook Study Shows Use of Cardiac CT On Emergency Patients With Chest Pain Reduces Unnecessary Hospital Admissions Hospital admissions at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island were significantly reduced when using coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) to evaluate patients presenting in the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain (ACP), according to research results presented during a scientific session at the American College of Cardiology's 60th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans on April 3.
4/4/2011 Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Elected To Council Of The Association Of American Physicians Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Council Member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
4/4/2011 Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Elected To Council Of The Association Of American Physicians Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Council Member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Part of the governing body of the AAP, the 10-member Council oversees the annual membership nomination process of physician-scientists and other medical researchers nationwide who have helped advance medicine through scientific discovery. Officially elected a Council member on March 25, Dr. Kaushansky has been a member of the AAP since 1998.
4/4/2011 Stony Brook Study Shows Use of Cardiac CT On Emergency Patients With Chest Pain Reduces Unnecessary Hospital Admissions Hospital admissions at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island were signficantly reduced when using coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) to evaluate patients presenting in the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain (ACP), according to research results presented during a scientific session at the American College of Cardiology's 60th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans on April 3. Michael Poon, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at SBUMC, presented the data, which stems from studies conducted at Stony Brook that applied CCTA with a 64-slice CT in evaluating the ACP patients.
4/4/2011 Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Elected To Council Of The Association Of American Physicians Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a Council Member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
4/1/2011 Stony Brook University to Host Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University will host the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.
4/1/2011 Stony Brook University to Host Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University will host the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science
May  
5/31/2011 118 Stony Brook School Of Medicine Graduates Launch Their Journeys In Medicine, Set For Residencies Nationwide At Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 37th Convocation, 118 graduates celebrated as they received their M.D. degrees and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time as physicians. Collectively, the new physicians will begin their residency training this summer at a variety of healthcare institutions around the country, including in New York and 17 other states. During the May 24 ceremony, family members and friends cheered enthusiastically for the graduates in a packed Staller Center on Stony Brook University's West Campus.
5/27/2011 Turning Scientific Potential Into Realized Biomedicine: Stony Brook University And Brookhaven Lab Hold First Clinical Research Day The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Clinical Research Day, held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center, kicked off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions. Faculty from Stony Brook University School of Medicine discussed their individual research, networked with BNL scientists, and displayed posters about their research with BNL scientists.
5/27/2011 Turning Scientific Potential Into Realized Biomedicine: Stony Brook University And Brookhaven Lab Hold First Clinical Research Day The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Clinical Research Day, held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center, kicked off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions.
5/27/2011 Stony Brook University Receives National Recognition For Community Service As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Stony Brook University as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
5/25/2011 "Don't Fry Day" Rings In Sun Protection Season As Stony Brook Supports National Effort On Skin Cancer Prevention Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is joining the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention in designating May 27, the Friday before Memorial Day, as "Don't Fry Day." The day is a reminder to everyone to protect their skin as the weekend kicks off the traditional summer season. Sun safe practices are a simple and effective way to help prevent skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States that strikes one in five Americans.
5/25/2011 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium At Stony Brook University A Success The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University recently hosted the 2011 Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University's Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT), to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.
5/20/2011 Bringing New Biomedical Technologies To Market: SBU Center For Biotechnology Launches Commercialization Fund The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University has established the Biotechnology Commercialization Fund to accelerate the development of promising biomedical technologies emerging from Stony Brook University. Created with support from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University, the Fund will immediately help develop six technologies in partnership with researchers University-wide -
5/20/2011 Bringing New Biomedical Technologies To Market: SBU Center For Biotechnology Launches Commercialization Fund The Center for Biotechnology (CFB) at Stony Brook University has established the Biotechnology Commercialization Fund to accelerate the development of promising biomedical technologies emerging from Stony Brook University. Created with support from the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR) and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University, the Fund will immediately help develop six technologies in partnership with researchers University-wide.
5/20/2011 Henry Laufer to Receive Honorary Doctor of Science Degree Henry Laufer, distinguished mathematician, author, and philanthropist, has made exceptional contributions to Stony Brook University for 40 years. After earning his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University,he joined the faculty of Stony Brook's Department of Mathematics in 1971. His research over the next two decades--during which time he won a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship--focused on complex variables and algebraic topology. Dr. Laufer is the author of the textbook Discrete Mathematics and Applied Modern Algebra and more than 25 scholarly articles.
5/18/2011 6,000 Twirling Pinwheels Signify Hope For An ALS Cure Stony Brook "Ride For Life" Ceremony Remembers Lives Lost Gusts of wind twirled scores of the 6,000 pinwheels planted on the Stony Brook University campus during the 2011 Ride for Life Celebration & Remembrance Ceremony on May 14. The pinwheels, representing the lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease, seemed to have a vibrant life of their own during the ceremony commemorating those who have lost their lives due to ALS, with the hope that a cure is "blowin' in the wind." The Stony Brook event is a cornerstone of the annual ALS Ride for Life, a 12-day trek from Riverhead to Manhattan, which ends May 21.
5/18/2011 Stony Brook Cerebrovascular Center Offers Revolutionary EndovascularTreatment Of Complex Cerebral Aneurysms Stony Brook University Medical Center is offering a revolutionary new treatment to patients suffering from complex brain aneurysms. Recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is a stent-like device that enables physicians at the Cerebrovascular Center (CVC) of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Stony Brook to treat some of the most complex and dangerous brain aneurysms using minimally invasive techniques. Stony Brook's CVC is one of a handful of centers in the U.S. that participated in initial FDA clinical trials of PED and is currently one of the only institutions nationwide with the ability to offer treatment with PED.
5/18/2011 Overuse Injuries, Concussions In Youth Athletes Among Topics At First Annual Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium - See more at: http://crc.informatics.stonybrook.edu/newsroom/ortho#sthash.Dr7djgNa.dpuf As more and more children participate in a single sport on a year-round basis, these young athletes are increasingly at risk for overuse injuries. Additionally, concussions have become a major cause for concern among youth sports participants. Both of these issues and others will be addressed at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's first annual Sports Medicine Symposium on May 20.
5/18/2011 Stony Brook University Professor, Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Jeffrey A. Segal, Ph.D., a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
5/18/2011 Stony Brook University Professor, Agnes Weiyun He,Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Agnes Weiyun He, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
5/18/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Sachiko Murata, Ph.D., Awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Program in Japanese Studies in the department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.
5/12/2011 Researchers from Stony Brook University And Brookhaven National Lab Explore Existing And Potential Bench To Bedside Collaborations At First Clinical Research Day The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Clinical Research Day will be held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The day kicks off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions. Faculty from Stony Brook University School of Medicine will discuss their individual research, network, and display posters about their research with a trove of Brookhaven scientists who can share details about initiatives and resources available at the Federal research lab in Upton.
5/12/2011 Researchers from Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab Explore Existing And Potential Bench to Bedside Collaborations at First Clinical Research Day The first Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Clinical Research Day will be held on May 13 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The day kicks off a gathering of scientists with the purpose of fostering future research collaboration in the development of new biomedical discoveries and technologies between the two institutions.
5/11/2011 If Numbers Could Scream: New Study Shows Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo Widespread A new study based on examination of government-collected and nationally representative data from the Democratic Republic of Congo shows that levels of rape and sexual violence against women in the country are 26 times higher than official United Nations estimates. The study, spearheaded by The Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Graduate Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is published in the American Journal of Public Health.
5/11/2011 Stony Brook University Names Dexter A. Bailey, Jr. Vice President for Advancement Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, announced today that Dexter A. Bailey Jr. will join the university's leadership team as the Vice President for Advancement effective June 8.
5/9/2011 Stony Brook Children's Health & Safety Expo Focuses On Health Issues For Long Island's Next Generation The health and safety of Long Island's youngest generation will be the focus of the 6th annual Kids Health & Safety Expo of Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
5/9/2011 Stony Brook University Launches Campus Bike Share Program To Promote Healthier Habits While Minimizing Carbon Footprint The Environmental Stewardship Office at Stony Brook University has purchased bicycles to be shared by students on campus.
5/7/2011 Hit The Pavement To Fight Pediatric Cancer Third Annual 5K Runwalk and 1K Fun Run To Benefit the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital The third annual 5K run/walk and 1K fun run to help fight pediatric cancer and benefit patients being treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place in Stony Brook on May 7. The 1K fun run starts at 8:45 AM and the 5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m., at The Bench Bar & Grill, located at 1095 Rt. 25A. This year's run will also include a wheelchair division.
5/5/2011 Minority High School Students Learn About Health Care Careers Through Innovative Hospital Program The Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) - a small program that offers big opportunities for success in healthcare careers for underserved high school students from five Long Island school districts - will hold its annual graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Galleria of the Health Sciences Center on the Medical Center campus of Stony Brook University.
5/4/2011 Free Skin Cancer Screening, Update On Melanoma Held at SBU Cancer Center Physicians from Stony Brook University Medical Center Departments of Dermatology and Colette Pameijer, M.D. Surgery are teaming up during Melanoma Awareness Month to provide free skin cancer screenings and an update on melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. The event will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Stony Brook University Cancer Center lobby.
5/4/2011 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Chief Receives Child Abuse Prevention Services Distinguished Service Award Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and Pictured from left, Alane Fagin, Executive Director, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Rosanna Scotto, Dr. Margaret McGovern, Kevin Law, and Brian Ferruggiari, President, Board of Directors, Child Abuse Prevention Services. Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, received the Distinguished Service to Children Award from the Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) for her demonstrated commitment to children and dedication to their continued well-being.
5/4/2011 Stony Brook University Medical Center Receives Two National Patient Safety Awards Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) was recognized by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) as a recipient of the 2011 NAPH Safety Net Patient Safety Award. The award is given to organizations for implementing evidence-based patient safety initiatives and specifically to the Medical Center for its efforts in the reduction of severe sepsis mortality. From 2006 to 2010, the Medical Center has demonstrated a 50.8 percent reduction in the incidence of severe sepsis mortality. The Medical Center will be honored at the 2011 NAPH Annual Conference in June
5/4/2011 Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Two National Patient Safety Awards Stony Brook University Hospital was recognized by the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) as a recipient of the 2011 NAPH Safety Net Patient Safety Award.
5/3/2011 Dr. Vincent Yang Of Emory University Appointed Chair, Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine Vincent W. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Announced by Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Dr. Yang's appointment is effective September 1.
5/3/2011 Nationally Recognized Physician-Scientist Joins Stony Brook as Chair of Medicine Vincent W. Yang, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Stony Brook University School of Medicine as Chair of the Department of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine. A nationally recognized physician-scientist and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer investigator, Dr. Yang comes to Stony Brook from Emory University, where he was the R. Bruce Logue Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases.
5/3/2011 New Research By Stony Brook University Scientist Explains Why More Species Live In The Amazon Rainforests For more than two hundred years, the question of why there are more species in the tropics has been a biological enigma. A particularly perplexing aspect is why so many species live together in a small area in the tropics, especially at some sites in the rainforests of the Amazon Basin in South America.
June  
6/29/2011 Smithtown College Student Who Suffered Cranial Bleed At Age Six Eyes Her Own Career In Medicine 13 Years Later November 23, 1998, is a day Michelle Lazar will never forget, even though she doesn't remember exactly what happened.
6/28/2011 SBU Advanced Energy Team Wins 2011 'R&D 100' Award for Energy Harvesting Shock Absorber Technology A team headed by Lei Zuo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering working through the Advanced Energy Technology & Research Center at Stony Brook University has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award--dubbed the "Oscar of Invention"--for the development of an energy-harvesting shock absorber that converts vibration, bumps, and motion experienced by the suspension of a vehicle or train into electric power. The regenerative shock absorber for cars can harvest over 100 watts from the vehicle vibrations under normal driving conditions.
6/28/2011 Information Session July 17 On MFA Programs At Stony Brook Southampton On July 17, during the 36th annual Southampton Writers Conference at Stony Brook Southampton, the MFA in Writing and MFA in Theatre programs based at the campus will hold an information session in Chancellors Hall from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
6/23/2011 Using New Technology Developed at the SBU Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology, Brooke Ellison will Address SHTM 2011 Grads Brooke Ellison, paralyzed from the neck down after a 1990 car accident as a girl, the first quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University, author, advocate of stem cell research, and a nationally recognized inspirational public speaker, will address 223 graduates from Stony Brook University's School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM) during the graduation ceremony.
6/17/2011 Actress Ann Jillian Inspires fellow Survivors With Optimism At Stony Brook's National Cancer Suvivors Day Cancer survivors, with their families and friends, came to the Cancer Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center to celebrate survivorship in a festival-like atmosphere during Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day. The crowd was inspired by Golden Globe-winning actress Ann Jillian, who spoke about battling and beating breast cancer and her 25 years as a survivor.
6/9/2011 SBUMC Radiation Oncology Earns Three-Year Accreditation From American College Of Radiology The Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) upon applying for ACR-ASTRO accreditation for the first time. A national distinction, the ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. The accreditation lasts through March 2014. -
6/8/2011 Stony Brook University Medical Center Earns National Recertification As Advanced Primary Stroke Center The Cerebrovascular & Stroke Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center has received national recertification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
6/8/2011 Long Island Business, Labor, And Community Leaders Gather To Demonstrate Support For Stony Brook University's NYSUNY 2020 Plan A number of high-profile Long Island business, labor, and community leaders joined together at a press conference today with leaders of Stony Brook University's administration, faculty and student body to demonstrate their support for the University's SUNY 2020 plan that increases student access to the University, creates thousands of well-paying jobs and enhances health care services on Long Island.
6/8/2011 Stony Brook University Receives National Recognition For Community Service Scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) are joining colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, several other U.S. academic institutions and laboratories in Japan and Spain on the first international, multidisciplinary assessment of the levels and dispersion of radioactive substances in the Pacific Ocean off the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
6/7/2011 Professor Of SBU Biomedical Engineering Elected Into Aimbe"s College of Fellows Yi-Xian Qin, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Biophysics at Stony Brook University, has been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Recipients of this honor, considered one of the highest in the biomedical engineering discipline, are chosen for their outstanding achievements in medical and biological engineering.
6/7/2011 Researchers at Stony Brook University Predict Material 'Denser than Diamond' Stony Brook University graduate student Qiang Zhu, together with Professor of Geosciences and Physics, Artem R. Oganov, postdoc Andriy O. Lyakhov and their colleagues from the University de Oviedo in Spain, have predicted three new forms of carbon, the findings of which were published in a paper entitled "Denser than diamond: Ab initio search for superdense carbon allotropes," in the June 7, 2011 online edition of Physical Review B.
6/6/2011 Stony Brook Pathology Team Demonstrates Breakthrough Method Of Stem Cell Expansion Researchers in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine have discovered a laboratory method to expand adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) using the SALL4 gene. Professor Yupo Ma, M.D., Ph.D., Lead Author, and colleagues used this method to produce a more than 10,000-fold increase in HSCs derived from normal human bone marrow. Their findings define a new mechanism of stem cell self-renewal, providing a means to produce large numbers of HSCs that could be used to treat hematological malignancies and other blood disorders. Their results are reported in the early online edition of Blood.
6/2/2011 Stony Brook University Medical Center Participates In Partnership To Achieve Faster, Less Expensive Clinical Trials Stony Brook University Medical Center is participating in a unique collaborative partnership to help make clinical trials faster and less expensive for patients. The group has just completed Phase 1 of it work, in which it has confirmed the feasibility of developing a sophisticated, statewide clinical data process for evidence-based research in New York State
6/2/2011 "Summer Soiree" By Day Benefits Research At Stony Brook's National Pediatric MS Center The 6th Annual Summer Soiree By Day, presented by the National Pediatric MS (multiple sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, features an afternoon of delectable dining, entertainment, and auction prizes. The event, which starts at 11:30 a.m., benefits pediatric MS research conducted at the Center. It will be held at the Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, N.Y., on July 26.
6/1/2011 World-Class Surgeon And Educator Appointed Chief Of Vascular Surgery At Stony Brook University School Of Medicine Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Residency , and Director of the Surgical Skills Simulation Center in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine , has been appointed Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery announced Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook. Dr. Tassiopoulos has served as interim chief with distinction since 2008; he joined Stony Brook in 2006
6/1/2011 Stony Brook University Presents Its NYSUNY 2020 Plan To Governor, Legislative Leaders The president of Stony Brook University, together with a number of high-profile Long Island business, labor, and community leaders, presented a comprehensive plan today to Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the State Legislature that would increase student access to the University, while creating thousands of well-paying jobs and enhancing health care services on Long Island.
July  
7/29/2011 18th Annual Walk For Beauty To Hold Kick-Off Event August 15 At Three Village In Stony Brook Village The 18th annual Walk for Beauty will hold its kick-off event on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook Village to jump start fundraising efforts for breast cancer research and patient support at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
7/28/2011 Katie Stockhammer Joins Stony Brook University As Director Of Development For The Arts Katie Stockhammer has been appointed Director of Development for the Arts at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter Bailey, Vice President for Advancement.
7/27/2011 Stony Brook University Medical Center Named Among "Most Wired" Hospitals In The Nation For the third consecutive year, Stony Brook University Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
7/25/2011 Stony Brook's WTC Medical Monitoring Program Expands Clinical Center Of Excellence And Research Program Into Nassau, Brooklyn As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Stony Brook University Medical Center World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (WTCMMTP) will expand its clinical center of excellence to care for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory tract distress, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at ground zero.
7/25/2011 World-Renowned Scientist And SBU Professor Receives Top International Award In Virology Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus genome research, has received the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The prestigious international award is given every three years to recognize outstanding achievement by a virologist. The award is in recognition of Dr. Wimmer's contributions to the RNA virology field and his lifelong work on poliovirus.
7/25/2011 World-Renowned Scientist And SBU Professor Receives Top International Award In Virology Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus genome research, has received the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
7/25/2011 Stony Brook Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Action Behind Novel Cancer Agents Targeting Tumor Cell Metabolism The discovery of the mechanism of action behind a novel class of anticancer drugs designed to disrupt cancer cell mitochondrial metabolism may be a major step toward furthering clinical trials of the agents.
7/22/2011 Stony Brook's "Top Docs"- 18 MDs Selected In New York Magazine's Best Doctors Issue - New York Magazine's 2011 "Best Doctors" issue features 18 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Medical Center. The "Best Doctors" list represents the top three percent of physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Practicing in a wide range of specialties, the Stony Brook physicians were selected from a region that includes more than 60,000 physicians.
7/22/2011 Stony Brook Children's NICU Family Reunion:Once The Tiniest Patients, Kids Celebrate Big With Staff On Sunday, July 31, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will hold its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Reunion. Dozens of former patients, now kids of all ages, will celebrate with other NICU "graduates" and the Stony Brook Children's staff. Families will share their experiences resulting from the life-changing care the babies received in the NICU. The reunion takes place on the grounds of the SBU Outpatient Center from 11 AM to 2 PM.
7/22/2011 Stony Brook University Named To Princeton Review 2011 Guide To 311 "Green Colleges" Stony Brook University's commitment to sustainability has earned it a place in The Princeton Review's 2011 Guide to 311 Green Colleges.
7/21/2011 Summer Squeeze: State Farm Agents Donate 100 Teddy Bears To Patients At Stony Brook Long Islands Children's Hospital A delivery of 100 Teddy Bears to pediatric patients treated at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital from a group of Nassau County State Farm Insurance agents - who refer to themselves as SWAAT (State Farm Women Agents Are There) - brightened the season for the hospitalized kids. The summer surprise put a smile on the children's faces. SWAAT contributes to charitable causes for women and children's issues.
7/19/2011 World Premiere of "9/11: An American Requiem" Featured At Stony Brook Film Festival "9/11: An American Requiem," a film featuring first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks telling their own gripping, moving, and heartbreaking stories, will make its world premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 24, 3:00 P.M., at the Staller Center, Stony Brook University. Admission is free. Early arrival is recommended.
7/19/2011 Stony Brook University Campus Response Team Raises Over $26,000 For Earthquake Victims In Japan The devastating earthquake and tsunamis struck northeastern Japan on March 11. Seeing the scale of the destruction and the loss, it took no more than one day for the Japan Center at Stony Brook (JCSB) to explore the possible ways to help the victims and initiate a relief effort.
7/18/2011  Stony Brook Children's To Open First All-Private-Room NICU In NY And Adjacent State-Of-The-Art- Labor & Delivery Suite On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new Labor & Delivery Suite and New York State's first all-private-room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The public is invited to attend the event, starting at 2 p.m. in the main lobby at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
7/18/2011 World Premiere of '9/11: An American Requiem" Featured at Stony Brook Film Festival 9/11: An American Requiem," a film featuring first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks telling their own gripping, moving, and heartbreaking stories, will make its world premiere at the Stony Brook Film Festival on July 24, 3:00 P.M., at the Staller Center, Stony Brook University. Admission is free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended.
7/15/2011 Stony Brook Children's To Open First All-Private-Room NICU In NY And Adjacent State-Of-The-Art- Labor & Delivery Suite On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new Labor & Delivery Suite and New York State's first all-private-room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The public is invited to attend the event, starting at 2 p.m. in the main lobby at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
7/12/2011 Lions Club Donates $50,000 To Stony Brook Ophthalmology For Equipment To Enhance Eyecare Combatting Blindess The Department of Ophthalmology at Stony Brook University Medical Center has received a $50,000 donation from the Suffolk County Lions Diabetes Education Foundation (SCLDEF), part of Lions Clubs International of Suffolk County. The gift will help to purchase two new state-of-the-art instruments essential to diagnosing and treating eye conditions in order to prevent blindness.
7/12/2011 Stony Brook University Hospital Named Third Most Beautiful Hospital In America Stony Brook University Hospital was named as one of America's Most Beautiful Hospitals, ranking third in a list of 50 healthcare facilities around the country. Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare provider, released the results this month of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals 2011, a contest developed by Soliant Health.
7/11/2011 Brookhaven Town Supervisor Addresses Graduates Of Stony Brook University Credentialing Program for Displaced Workers Last spring, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko addressed new graduates of the credentialing program for displaced workers at Stony Brook University's Corporate Education and Training program. The Graduation/Round Table event celebrated the initiative and achievement of the individuals who sought out training funded through the Long Island Workforce Boards to help them transition into new careers.
7/8/2011 Stony Brook University Hospital Named Third Most Beautiful Hospital In America Stony Brook University Hospital was named as one of America's Most Beautiful Hospitals, ranking third in a list of 50 healthcare facilities around the country. Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare provider, released the results this month of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals 2011, a contest developed by Soliant Health.
7/8/2011 Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary Donates $250,000 To Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary has donated $250,000 to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital. Presented during the Auxiliary's annual luncheon, held at Lombardi's on the Sound in Port Jefferson, the gift will be matched by an anonymous donor and therefore total $500,000.
7/6/2011 Suffolk Woman Receives Lifesaving Heart Device At Stony Brook University Heart Center, Gains New Lease On Life As Susan Neikens, 63, of Mastic Beach, N.Y., grew weaker and weaker over past year due to advancing heart failure, her treatment options along with quality of life dwindled. But the retired nurse's cardiologist, James Semertzides, M.D., of Long Island Cardiology Associates in East Patchogue, referred her for an evaluation at the Stony Brook University Heart Center, where specialists determined she was a candidate to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The Stony Brook team implanted a LVAD in Ms. Neikens on April 27, and she became the first woman to receive the lifesaving device at a hospital on Long Island
August  
8/31/2011 Vascular Surgery Specialist Joins Growing Division Shang Loh, M.D., has joined Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery as Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery, announced Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Loh will focus his clinical practice on the management of aortic aneurysms, endovascular treatment of aortic dissections, the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and the treatment of extracranial carotid atherosclerosis.
8/26/2011 "New York Remembers" Exhibition at Stony Brook University Stony Brook University has been selected as one of 30 statewide locations to host the "New York Remembers" exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
8/23/2011 Heart Catherization Performed Through the Wrist Can Result in Fewer Complications, Quicker Patient Recovery Each year, more than one million cardiac catheterizations are performed in the United States, and most of these procedures are performed through the groin to access the arteries that provide blood supply to the heart. Now, interventional cardiologists at the Stony Brook University Heart Center and elsewhere are performing more heart catheterizations by going through the wrist instead of the groin. Called "transradial access," this emerging approach has increased advantages for patients, including reduced complications, increased patient comfort, and quicker recovery time
8/23/2011 124 Incoming Stony Brook Med Students Start Journey into Medicine and Get "White Coat" at Traditional Ceremony Stony Brook University School of Medicine welcomed the 124 men and women who make up the Class of 2015 at the School's annual "White Coat Ceremony."
8/23/2011 124 Incoming Stony Brook Med Students Start Journey Into Medicine and Get "White Coat" at Traditional Ceremony Stony Brook University School of Medicine welcomed the 124 men and women who make up the Class of 2015 at the School's annual "White Coat Ceremony." The Class, which matches Stony Brook's largest incoming class, is a diverse group from 64 different undergraduate colleges and universities in New York and 20 other states and provinces in North America. The ceremony was held at the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center on August 21.
8/17/2011 New Technique To Stimulate Heart Muscle By Light Offers A Cardiovascular Disease Research Tool And May Lead To Light-Controlled Pacemakers By employing optogenetics, a new field that uses genetically altered cells to respond to light, and a tandem unit cell (TCU) strategy, researchers at Stony Brook University have demonstrated a way to control cell excitation and contraction in cardiac muscle cells, the details of which are published in the early online edition of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology: "Stimulating Cardiac Muscle by Light: Cardiac Optogenetics by Cell Delivery." The team of scientists, led by Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology & Biophysics, and the Division of Cardiology in Medicine, Stony Brook University, includes members of the inter-departmental Institute of Molecular Cardiology at Stony Brook. The authors claim that their technique may help form the basis for a new generation of light-driven cardiac pace makers and other medical devices.
8/17/2011 New Technique to Stimulate Heart Muscle by Light Offers a Cardiovascular Disease Research Tool and May Lead to Light-Controlled Pacemakers By employing optogenetics, a new field that uses genetically altered cells to respond to light, and a tandem unit cell (TCU) strategy, researchers at Stony Brook University have demonstrated a way to control cell excitation and contraction in cardiac muscle cells, the details of which are published in the early online edition of Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology: "Stimulating Cardiac Muscle by Light: Cardiac Optogenetics by Cell Delivery." The team of scientists, led by Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Physiology & Biophysics, and the Division of Cardiology in Medicine, Stony Brook University, includes members of the inter-departmental Institute of Molecular Cardiology at Stony Brook.
8/17/2011 Stony Brook's Anthropologist "Rock Star," Professor John J. Shea To Speak At Theatre Three Screening Of Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, A 2011 New York Times Film Critics' Pick On Monday, September 26 at 7 PM, Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor John J. Shea, a recognized expert on stone tools and early humans, will lend an insightful perspective as the guest speaker at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series showing of Werner Herzog's ground-breaking documentary film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.
8/16/2011 5K Off Road Walk/Run at Flowerfield on Sunday to Benefit 'Fit Kids for Life' Program - On Sunday, August 21 at 5 pm (rain or shine) the Fit Kids for Life Program at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is holding its first annual 5K Off Road Walk/Run at the beautiful and secluded Flowerfield estate in St. James. The walk/run will take place along a scenic, relatively flat course on trails in the Flowerfield grounds that are used by cross-country competitors year-round. Registration will be held the day of the event between 3 and 4:30 pm. The first 150 runners/walkers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt -
8/16/2011 Stony Brook Appoints Nationally Recognized Leader In Bariatric And Minimally Invasive Surgery As Chief of General Surgery Aurora D. Pryor, M.D., has been appointed Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns, as well as Department Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, effective September 15, 2011, announced Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. Most recently Associate Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of the Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery Program at Duke University School of Medicine, and Chief, General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at Durham Regional Hospital, Dr. Pryor is a nationally recognized leader in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery, and will also head a new Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Stony Brook.
8/15/2011 SBU School Of Dental Medicine Reaches Out To Homeless Providing Services To More Than 200 In Need Faculty, residents, and students from the School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University provided free dental screenings and oral health education to more than 200 adults and children from area homeless shelters at the "Stand Up for the Homeless" event on August 3, sponsored by the office of the Suffolk County Executive and held at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue
8/15/2011 "Summer Soiree By Day" Raises $240,000 For National Pediatric MS Center At Stony Brook The 6th Annual "Summer Soiree By Day," presented by the National Pediatric MS (multiple sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, raised $240,000 to benefit research at the Center. Approximately 350 guests attended the event, which took place at the Glen Head Country Club on July 26.
8/11/2011 SBU Researcher Reports Major Increase In Hospitalization Rates For Children/Adolescents With Psychiatric Disorders Short-stay inpatient hospitalizations for children and adolescents with a psychiatric diagnosis increased significantly over a 12-year period (1996 to 2007) and decreased for the elderly, according to a report in the early online edition in Archives of General Psychiatry by Joseph C. Blader, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The article describing the research, "Acute Inpatient Care for Psychiatric Disorders in the United States, 1996 Through 1997," will also appear in the journal's December 2011 print edition. -
8/9/2011 SBU Heart Center Helps American Heart Association Raise Half Million Dollars At Hamptons Summer Benefit This summer's annual American Heart Association (AHA) Heart of the Hamptons Ball raised a net total $510,000. More than 500 people, including 100 Stony Brook University Medical Center employees, attended. Honored at the event was Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair of Surgery, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Stony Brook University Heart Center.
8/3/2011 Dennis N. Assanis Appointed Provost And Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs At Stony Brook University, VP For Brookhaven Affairs Dennis N. Assanis, the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, Founding Director of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center for Clean Vehicles and Director of the Walter E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, has been appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University.
September  
9/30/2011 Advanced Energy Conference to Focus on Clean Energy Initiatives, Latest Developments The future of clean and renewable energy technology will be showcased at the Advanced Energy 2011 conference on October 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo, NY, where a broad range of speakers and attendees will discuss and present some of the latest developments in advanced energy technology, policy and workforce issues.
9/29/2011 McCormick Foundation Gives $330,000 to Stony Brook University to Accelerate National Expansion of News Literacy Program Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the Robert R. McCormick Foundation is providing a $330,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the delivery of training and materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.
9/28/2011  Ceremony Lights Flames Against Women's Cancer Physicians, nurses and staff of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center assembled with survivors of ovarian, uterine, cervical, and other forms of gynecologic cancers, along with their families, during the annual Candlelight Ceremony to honor patients, living or deceased, affected by these cancers. The candles lit up the September 19 evening within the gathering outside the Cancer Center as the names of more than 100 patients were read. The ceremony symbolized the solidarity to support survivorship and the search for cures. September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.
9/27/2011 World Renowned Physicist, Brian Greene to Speak at Stony Brook On Tuesday, October 4th, noted Physicist Brian Greene will deliver the inaugural talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University.
9/26/2011 SBU Biomedical Researcher Receives Prestigious Presidential Early Career Award Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and the Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Emotion and Cognition (LSEC), has been named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. She is one of 94 researchers in the nation to receive the award this year, and the third from Stony Brook University in the past three years.
9/26/2011 Stony Brook University Graduate Awarded Fulbright Scholarship Andréa Nesteruk has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship for English Teaching Assistantship in Italy, announced the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is one of approximately 1,600 U.S. citizens, and the only one from Stony Brook University, who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program during the 2011-2012 academic year.
9/21/2011 Stony Brook University Utilizing New Tool in Campus Safety To further enhance the SB Alert Emergency Notification System provided for all students, faculty and staff associated with the University's Main, Southampton and Medical Center campuses as well as the Manhattan location, and Research and Development Park, University Police have unveiled "SB Guardian," a new system that allows members of the Stony Brook University community to utilize their personal mobile phones to instantly contact or alert police of any safety concerns.
9/19/2011 Harvest Sunset Dinner Benefits Pediatric MS Research The Second Annual Harvest Sunset Dinner, a fundraising event presented by the National Pediatric MS (multiple sclerosis) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, will take place at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook on November 17, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Proceeds from the event, which kicks off the Center's "Season of Giving," will support pediatric MS research at the Center.
9/19/2011 Stony Brook Surgery Residents Compete at "Surgical Skills Olympics" Dozens of General Surgery Residents at Stony Brook University School of Medicine battled each other during a display of their surgical dexterity, skills and speed at the first Surgical Skills Olympics. The innovative training module took place on August 31 in the Surgical Skills Center (SSC). The event is designed to be an objective and comparative assessment of the residents' skills by senior faculty within the Department of Surgery.
9/16/2011 Recycling & Reincarnation - An International Mixed Media Art Exhibition From Oct. 4 through Nov. 6 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University will showcase Recycling & Reincarnation: Exhibition of Public Art , Image Communication and Industrial Design, featuring the work of artists affiliated with East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
9/14/2011 Stony Brook University Hosts IBM Centennial Lecture As part of IBM's centennial celebration, Stony Brook University is hosting the multinational technology leader on Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre for part of their Centennial Lecture Series, a series of conversations and lectures held at leading universities around the globe to discuss technology's role in shaping the past and guiding the future.
9/13/2011 "Liz Kelly Run for the Sun" Honors Life of a SBU Student, Patient The first annual "Liz Kelly Run for the Sun" 5K will take place in Patchogue on September 25. The run/walk honors the life of Elizabeth Kelly, a 19-year-old Stony Brook University student stricken with cancer in 2009 who died in 2010. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the event benefits the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital. All proceeds go toward pediatric cancer research.
9/13/2011 SBU Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict New Superhard Crystals Stony Brook University researchers, Artem R. Oganov, Professor of Geosciences and Physics and Dr. Andriy O. Lyakhov, Research Fellow, have developed an algorithm capable of predicting new superhard materials.
9/8/2011 Study: High-Risk Stroke Patients without Stents had Fewer Second Strokes Specialists in Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery took part in a nationwide National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored clinical trial, the results of which showed that patients at high risk for a second stroke had a lower risk of stroke and death when treated with aggressive medical therapy than patients who received a brain stent in addition to aggressive medical therapy. The Stenting versus Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) study, reported in the online first edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, included 451 patients at 50 sites across the U.S. Stony Brook is the only site on Long Island involved in the study and one of four in New York State.
9/8/2011 Dr. Benjamin Luft's 9/11 Oral History Project at Stony Brook to be Featured on "60 Minutes" On Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, "60 Minutes" will feature "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley's report on Stony Brook University Professor Dr. Benjamin Luft's oral history project, Remembering 911, documenting the experiences of 9/11 first responders in their own words.
9/8/2011 Dr. Benjamin Luft's 9/11 Oral History Project at Stony Brook to be Featured on "60 Minutes" On Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, "60 Minutes" will feature "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley's report on Stony Brook University Professor Dr. Benjamin Luft's oral history project, Remembering 911, documenting the experiences of 9/11 first responders in their own words.
9/7/2011  "Living Well with MS" Patient Education Series Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) will receive valuable information regarding their health and well being during a fall seminar series titled "Living Well with MS." Sponsored by the Department of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the MS Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center, the free series includes presentations and interactive discussions with healthcare experts from the Center and other professionals specializing in issues related to MS.
9/7/2011 Getting a Grip on Geriatric Pain: Fall Seminar Series The Center for Pain Management at Stony Brook University Medical Center will host a seminar titled "Getting a Grip on Geriatric Pain" for the senior citizens of Brookhaven on September 9. Sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the "lunch and learn" program will be the first in a series of discussions on pain management this fall by Stony Brook healthcare professionals at various Long Island senior centers. The event takes place at the Rose Tapper Senior Center in Miller Place, from 11:30 to 2:00 PM.
9/7/2011 Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center to Assist in Hispanic Business Growth The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has opened a new office for Hispanic business owners designed to assist Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs succeed with start-up and existing businesses in New York State.
9/6/2011 Roar Back to School with Dinosaurs An eager group of elementary students at the AMND Philanthropy Center in Northport, N.Y., on August 20, took part in a two-hour exploration and Q & A on topics that do not seemingly go together - fossils and philanthropy. Guest speaker David W. Krause, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, set the tone and talked about fossils that he and paleontology colleagues discovered in Madagascar since 1993 and his philanthropic work to improve the lives of children living in Madagascar through the Madagascar Ankizy Fund.
9/2/2011 Stony Brook University Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation STEM Grant to Support Math and Science Education Stony Brook University today announced that Motorola Solutions is funding a brand new collaborative program at Stony Brook for high school students on Long Island called "STEM Tech."
9/1/2011 Kite-Flying Festival Raises Awareness about Childhood Cancer Let's go fly a kite at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook on Saturday, September 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. "Soar f or a Cure" is a free kite festival to help raise awareness about childhood cancer, as September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Pediatric cancer patients, their families and friends will take part in the festival, sponsored by the Sunrise Fund of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital
October  
10/31/2011 Smithtown Company's Edge: Stony Brook Student/Alum Employees Hiring Stony Brook University students is essential for one local business owner, who this semester alone has added five more to a staff that consists of more than 25 Stony Brook students and alumni. Eduware, a Smithtown-based educational software company, recruits SBU students through the Stony Brook University Career Center for a variety of roles, including, computer programming, graphic design, office management, customer support, social media advertising and more. Owner William Stevens actually relocated his business from Huntington to Smithtown three years ago to accommodate employees traveling from the University.
10/27/2011 42 Siemens Competition Regional/Semi Finalists Mentored at Stony Brook Eleven regional finalists and 31 semifinalists in the Siemens Competition -- one of the top nationwide research competitions for high school researchers -- were mentored at Stony Brook University, ranking among the leaders in universities nationwide who mentor high school researchers from Long Island and out of state.
10/24/2011 Stony Brook University and East End Agri Community Celebrate Groundbreaking and Construction Progress of Agriculture Consumer Science Center Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries on Monday, October 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center.
10/21/2011 "Meeting of the Minds" Presents Latest Advances in Neurosciences Stony Brook University Medical Center's 2nd Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Symposium brings together leaders in the field of neurosciences to present the latest research advances and clinical care in focusing on five topics: Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuroimaging, Neurosensory Disorders, and Psychiatric Disorders. Presented by the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences, the event will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on November 4.
10/20/2011 Time to Eat Real at National Food Day It's time to eat real, America. Celebrate the national program of Food Day locally at Stony Brook University on October 23 and 24. The event places a lens on healthier eating habits, expanding access to food, alleviating hunger, and sustaining the environment. Sponsored by the Nutrition Division, Department of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the event includes cooking demonstrations, discussions on local farming, a farmer's market, documentary films on where food comes from, and garden planting activities.
10/20/2011 Time to Eat Real at National Food Day It's time to eat real, America. Celebrate the national program of Food Day locally at Stony Brook University on October 23 and 24. The event places a lens on healthier eating habits, expanding access to food, alleviating hunger, and sustaining the environment. Sponsored by the Nutrition Division, Department of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the event includes cooking demonstrations, discussions on local farming, a farmer's market, documentary films on where food comes from, and garden planting activities.
10/20/2011 Distinguished SBU Professor to Present Inaugural Rohlf Medal On Thursday, October 24, at 4:30 pm in Lecture Hall 2 of the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Dr. F. James Rohlf, a John S. Toll Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, will present the inaugural Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications to Dr. Fred L. Bookstein, professor of morphometrics at the University of Vienna and professor of statistics at the University of Washington.
10/18/2011 Heart Failure Specialist Joins Stony Brook Michelle Weisfelner Bloom, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Luis Gruberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Interim Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.
10/17/2011 Life Sciences Summit Maps Out Next-Generation Medicines The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors, and key opinion leaders from the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries, academia, medical research foundations, and investment community, has organized a two-day event to forge partnerships to accelerate the development of new treatments for some of the world's most devastating diseases affecting millions. The Life Sciences Summit is the only national translational science partnering event that brings these groups together to map out commercialization strategies for next-generation medicines. The event takes place at Sentry Centers Midtown East in New York City on November 16-17, 2011.
10/17/2011 Stony Brook Professor Receives NIH Grant for Chronic Fatigue Management Program Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, through the State University of New York Research Foundation, received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue testing a home-based self management program for people with chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). -
10/17/2011 Life Sciences Summit Maps Out Next-Generation Medicines The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors, and key opinion leaders from the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries, academia, medical research foundations, and investment community, has organized a two-day event to forge partnerships to accelerate the development of new treatments for some of the world's most devastating diseases affecting millions.
10/13/2011  5K Run for Children Benefits Hospitalized Patients Put on your running or walking sneakers and join the families and friends of pediatric patients cared for at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital at the 23rd Annual Run for Children. The 5K course brings participants through rolling hills, alongside a stream and within scenic tree-lined neighborhoods in Setauket. The event benefits the Child Life Program at Stony Brook. The run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at Gelinas Jr. High School on Oct. 16th. Please register online via the Child Life website -
10/12/2011 Diana Hannan named SBU Director of Conferences and Special Events Diana Hannan has been appointed to the position of Director of Conferences and Special Events. for Stony Brook University, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University.
10/11/2011 SBU Chemistry Department Ranked 9th in Nation for R&D Funding by NSF The Stony Brook University Department of Chemistry has recently been named ninth on the list of academic research and development (R&D) spending at universities and colleges throughout the nation, according to data recently released by the National Science Foundation for the fiscal year 2009.
10/11/2011 Minghua Zhang Named Dean of Stony Brook University SoMAS Stony Brook University has named Dr. Minghua Zhang to the position of Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
10/7/2011 SBU Center for Study of Working Class Life Releases Study on U.S. Military Casualties in Afghanistan
10/6/2011 Stony Brook University Receives NSF Grant for Water Remediation Technology Stony Brook University has been selected among the first 21 teams for the inaugural class of the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-Corps) awards, announced today by the National Science Foundation. I-Corps is a program designed to guide promising university research with commercial potential into the marketplace.
10/4/2011 Seafood: Can There be too Much of a Good Thing? Stony Brook University has launched a pilot epidemiologic study targeting avid fish consumers that will examine the benefits and risks of seafood consumption. The "Long Island Study of Seafood Consumption," led by Jaymie Meliker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is now recruiting for study participants via a qualifying survey. The study is funded by The Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research & Outreach, which supports research at Stony Brook that aims to improve the understanding of how mercury cycles in our environment and the health effects of methylmercury from fish consumption.
10/4/2011 Decline and Recovery of Coral Reefs Linked to 700 Years of Human and Environmental Activity, Study Finds Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study sponsored in part by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University.
November  
11/30/2011 Stony Brook Medical Faculty Receive Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice Frank S. Darras, M.D., Professor of Urology, and James A. Vosswinkel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, were selected by their faculty peers as the recipients of this year's Stony Brook University Physicians Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice.
11/29/2011 SBU-Led Research Team Receives INCITE Award A team of researchers led by James Glimm, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been awarded 35 million hours of supercomputing time on the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, one of only 60 projects chosen for the 2012 U. S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) awards. The team will run calculations exploring the turbulence of fluids and stochastic convergence for turbulent combustion.
11/29/2011 Stony Brook Medical Faculty Receive Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice Frank S. Darras, M.D., Professor of Urology, and James A. Vosswinkel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, were selected by their faculty peers as the recipients of this year's Stony Brook University Physicians Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. The awards were presented by Mark Sedler, M.D., Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, and Chair of the Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) Board, the governing board of the School's faculty practice plan during the Board of Directors meeting at Stony Brook University.
11/29/2011 SBU-Led Research Team Receives INCITE Award A team of researchers led by James Glimm, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been awarded 35 million hours of supercomputing time on the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, one of only 60 projects chosen for the 2012 U. S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) awards.
11/28/2011 Stony Brook University Professor Selected for Jefferson Science Fellowship Devinder Mahajan, PhD, a Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department and Co-Director of the Chemical and Molecular Engineering Program at Stony Brook University who holds a joint appointment with Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a 2011-2012 Jefferson Science Fellow, an honor given to only 13 individuals this year and 66 since its inception in 2003. He is the first Jefferson Science Fellow recipient from Stony Brook University.
11/28/2011 Gynecologic Oncologist Specializing in Minimally Invasive Procedures Joins Stony Brook Melissa Henretta, M.D, M.P.H., has been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and to the medical staff at Stony Brook University Medical Center, announced Michael Pearl, M.D., Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
11/23/2011 Studying Bat Skulls, Stony Brook Evolutionary Biologist & International Team Discover How Species Evolved A new study involving bat skulls, bite force measurements and fecal samples collected by an international team of evolutionary biologists is helping to solve a nagging question of evolution: Why some groups of animals evolve scores of different species over time while others evolve only a few. Their findings appear in the current issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
11/21/2011 Stony Brook Receives Science Education Grant from Astellas USA Foundation Stony Brook University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), received a $15,700 grant from the Astellas USA Foundation to support the Protein Modeling Challenge, an annual high school science competition that allows high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of a specific topic in biomedical research by constructing a protein model. The competition was previously supported by the OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation; OSI Pharmaceuticals was purchased by the Astellas Corporation in 2010.
11/21/2011 Stony Brook Receives Science Education Grant from Astellas USA Foundation Stony Brook University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), received a $15,700 grant from the Astellas USA Foundation to support the Protein Modeling Challenge, an annual high school science competition that allows high school students to demonstrate their knowledge of a specific topic in biomedical research by constructing a protein model.
11/18/2011 SBUH Dedicates New Annex for Emergency Psychiatric Program Stony Brook University Hospital held a dedication ceremony and open house for its expanded Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) on Thursday, Nov. 17.
11/17/2011 Christopher Pendergast Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ALS Association Christopher Pendergast, the Ride for Life founder who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 18 years, and was the major force behind the 2002 opening of a comprehensive ALS clinic at Stony Brook University Medical Center - renamed the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence in 2010 - received the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award from the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. Baseball great David Cone presented the award to Pendergast on November 8 at the 17th Annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.
11/17/2011 Doctoral Students and Faculty from SBU Center for Science and Mathematics Education Make Various Presentations at ASTE Regional Conference At the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Northeast Regional meeting held last month in Black Rock Forest, NY, more than 50 scholars presented their work and discussed challenges and opportunities in K-12 science education. This meeting is an ideal venue for science education faculty members and doctoral students to present their research, collaborate and meet new colleagues.
11/17/2011 CDC Scientist Pivotal in Defining AIDS Epidemic Highlights Global Health Day Harold W. Jaffe, M.D., M.A., Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a leading member of a 1981 CDC task force investigating a new disease at the time, which became known as AIDS, delivered a one hour presentation titled, "AIDS: Early History and Lessons Learned," at Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Global Health Day on November 9.
11/17/2011 Christopher Pendergast Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ALS Association Christopher Pendergast, the Ride for Life founder who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 18 years, and was the major force behind the 2002 opening of a comprehensive ALS clinic at Stony Brook University Medical Center - renamed the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence in 2010 - received the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award from the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter.
11/17/2011 Doctoral Students and Faculty from SBU Center for Science and Mathematics Education Make Various Presentations at ASTE Regional Conference At the annual meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) Northeast Regional meeting held last month in Black Rock Forest, NY, more than 50 scholars presented their work and discussed challenges and opportunities in K-12 science education.
11/15/2011 SBU Students Awarded HHMI Science Journalism Fellowships Stony Brook University graduate students Matthew Gerardi, Marta Lora Reina, and Ansa Varughese have been awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Journalism Fellowships for the 2011-12 academic year. The $3,000 fellowships are given to students who have outlined a strategy for communicating some aspect of science to the public and who, under the mentorship of a faculty member, will make their proposal a reality.
11/15/2011 Stony Brook Professor Emeritus to Receive Prominent Award in Psychiatry Max Fink, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, will be receiving the Thomas William Salmon Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of psychiatry, presented by the New York Academy of Medicine's Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene on November 29.
11/15/2011 SBU Students Awarded HHMI Science Journalism Fellowships Stony Brook University graduate students Matthew Gerardi, Marta Lora Reina, and Ansa Varughese have been awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Journalism Fellowships for the 2011-12 academic year. The $3,000 fellowships are given to students who have outlined a strategy for communicating some aspect of science to the public and who, under the mentorship of a faculty member, will make their proposal a reality.
11/14/2011 Pediatric Rheumatologist Joins Stony Brook Children's ulie Cherian, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. -
11/14/2011 "How 'Thinks' Work": An Exhibition Exploring the Human Thinking Process The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University will showcase "How 'Thinks' Work," an exhibition designed to explore the human thinking process in relation to mathematics, human perception, philosophy, language and nature. The title alludes to the common phrase, "How Things Work," and suggests the treatment of the thinking process as a universal mechanism.
11/10/2011 Stony Brook University Honors 2011 Distinguished Alumni Recipients The Stony Brook University Alumni Association honored five Stony Brook University graduates as recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest honor given by the Stony Brook University Alumni Association, at a special ceremony and reception held at Flowerfield in St. James on November 9. The event was emceed by Craig Allen (BS '79), WCBS 880 radio meteorologist and a Stony Brook University Distinguished Alumnus.
11/9/2011 Study Links Toxic Component in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure and Cancer Aristolochic acid, a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times and still used in certain herbal medicines worldwide, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer in individuals exposed to the toxin. This association is reported by Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, based on their study of patients in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia with the unusual kidney disease known as Balkan endemic nephropathy. Their findings, an explanation of the 50-year-old mystery as to the cause of these devastating diseases, are reported in the early online edition of Kidney International.
11/3/2011 Stony Brook Physician Named to SNIS National Leadership Position David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named a Member at Large of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS). This distinction makes Dr. Fiorella part of the SNIS's panel of officers, which includes only three Members at Large nationwide.
11/3/2011 Stony Brook Physician Named to SNIS National Leadership Position David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named a Member at Large of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS). This distinction makes Dr. Fiorella part of the SNIS's panel of officers, which includes only three Members at Large nationwide.
11/3/2011 Pediatric Diabetes Specialist Joins Stony Brook Children's Jennifer Osipoff, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and will serve on the medical staff of Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief of Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
11/3/2011 Stony Brook Physician Named to SNIS National Leadership Position David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named a Member at Large of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS). This distinction makes Dr. Fiorella part of the SNIS's panel of officers, which includes only three Members at Large nationwide.
11/1/2011 Dr. Benjamin Luft Discusses 9/11 Oral Histories at Library of Congress Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook's World Trade Center Health Program, will present "We're Not Leaving: Responders Oral Histories Redefine 9/11," at the American Folklife Center at The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on November 10. The Center will serve as the repository for oral histories of 9/11 first responders from around the country, which are being recorded and filmed by Dr. Luft and the WTC Health Program staff as the Remembering 9/11 oral history project. The lecture will be held in the Mary
December  
12/30/2011 Stony Brook Faculty Named "People of the Year" The Village Times Herald has named four Stony Brook University faculty members as People of the Year for 2011. These include Margaret M. McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., as Woman of the Year; Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Medicine; Carl Safina, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Science; and Charlie Backfish, as Man of the Year in the Arts. Stories on their respective impact in their fields and in the community are featured in the newspaper's December 29, 2011, edition. Also selected as People of the Year in Education is The School of Professional Development's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
12/30/2011 Stony Brook University's Top 11 News Stories of 2011 In case you missed some of the most exciting stories at Stony Brook University over the course of the past year, here is a sampling of the top 11 for 2011.
12/30/2011 Stony Brook Faculty Named "People of the Year" The Village Times Herald has named four Stony Brook University faculty members as People of the Year for 2011. These include Margaret M. McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., as Woman of the Year; Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Medicine; Carl Safina, Ph.D., as Man of the Year in Science; and Charlie Backfish, as Man of the Year in the Arts. Stories on their respective impact in their fields and in the community are featured in the newspaper's December 29, 2011, edition. Also selected as People of the Year in Education is The School of Professional Development's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
12/30/2011 Stony Brook University's Top 11 News Stories of 2011 In case you missed some of the most exciting stories at Stony Brook University over the course of the past year, here is a sampling of the top 11 for 2011.
12/23/2011 King Kullen donates to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Children's healthcare on Long Island received a king-sized boost from King Kullen, thanks to a recent month-long fundraiser conducted by the grocery store giant.
12/22/2011 Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook's World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders--respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings are published in the "FirstView" section online in Psychological Medicine.
12/22/2011 Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook's World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders--respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
12/21/2011 It's Good to be Good: Dr. Stephen Post on the Scientific Evidence Giving during the holidays, or at any time, not only helps others but helps ourselves and appears to lead to a happier and healthier life. This conclusion by Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine, Head of the Division of Medicine in Society, and Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is based on a review of scientific and medical studies covering several decades on the benefits experienced by individuals who act sincerely for the benefit of others.
12/20/2011 Stony Brook University Collaborative Experiment Named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2011 by Physics World Magazine Chang Kee Jung, a Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University along with an international team of physicists working on the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) collaboration were recently named seventh in a list of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2011, according to Physics World magazine for their experiment that appears to have measured, for the first time, muon neutrinos changing into electron neutrinos.
12/20/2011 Stony Brook University Collaborative Experiment Named a Top 10 Breakthrough of 2011 by Physics World Magazine Chang Kee Jung, a Professor of Physics at Stony Brook University along with an international team of physicists working on the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) collaboration were recently named seventh in a list of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2011, according to Physics World magazine for their experiment that appears to have measured, for the first time, muon neutrinos changing into electron neutrinos.
12/15/2011 Google Visits Stony Brook University Computer Science Class On Friday, December 9, 2011, Stony Brook University students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science "Principles of Database Systems" course (CSE 305) welcomed representatives of Google as judges in a course project competition to develop a relational database system and corresponding web-based user interface for an online social networking system. The Google panel judged which student-created project consists of the best overall social networking system.
12/15/2011 Google Visits Stony Brook University Computer Science Class Stony Brook University students enrolled in the Department of Computer Science "Principles of Database Systems" course (CSE 305) welcomed representatives of Google as judges in a course project competition to develop the best overall social networking system.
12/14/2011 Stony Brook University Receives $150 Million Gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., announced today that the University has received a $150 million gift from Dr. James and Dr. Marilyn Simons, and from the Simons Foundation. It is the largest gift in the history of Stony Brook University or to any one of the 64 institutions in the SUNY system, as well as one of the largest to any institution of public higher education. Present for the historic announcement, in addition to the Simons, were New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and a number of elected representatives.
12/14/2011 Stony Brook University Receives $150 Million Gift from Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., announced today that the University has received a $150 million gift from Dr. James and Dr. Marilyn Simons, and from the Simons Foundation. It is the largest gift in the history of Stony Brook University or to any one of the 64 institutions in the SUNY system, as well as one of the largest to any institution of public higher education. Present for the historic announcement, in addition to the Simons, were New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, and a number of elected representatives.
12/12/2011 SBU Marine Science Researchers Release Study Suggesting Ocean Acidification May Directly Harm Fish Fossil fuel combustion, and with it the release of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2), is still growing globally.1 Beyond climate change, this is also causing the world's "other CO2 problem," ocean acidification, i.e., the formation of carbonic acid when CO2 from the atmosphere enters seawater. Studies have already demonstrated a multitude of negative effects of elevated CO2 conditions for many groups of marine organisms such as corals, plankton, shellfish and sea urchins. To date, scientists have assumed marine fish were immune to ocean acidification.
12/12/2011 SBU Marine Science Researchers Release Study Suggesting Ocean Acidification May Directly Harm Fish In a new article published in the December 11, 2011, online edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Stony Brook University demonstrate that "the fish are okay" belief ignores an important knowledge gap - the possible effects of CO2 during the early development of fish eggs and larvae.
12/5/2011 Three SBU Faculty Members Nominated for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize Poachers, disease, civil wars, heat, cold, rain, drought, pollution, ignorance, indifference. Those are just some of the challenges faced by the 29 conservationists, three of whom are Stony Brook University faculty members, who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species and have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
12/5/2011 Stony Brook School of Medicine Granted Full Accreditation Status Stony Brook University School of Medicine has been granted continued full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. An LCME survey team, which completed a site visit to the School of Medicine in April 2011, voted this fall for full reaccreditation and recognized Stony Brook with five commendations representing the School's "institutional strengths."
12/5/2011 Three SBU Faculty Members Nominated for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize Poachers, disease, civil wars, heat, cold, rain, drought, pollution, ignorance, indifference. Those are just some of the challenges faced by the 29 conservationists, three of whom are Stony Brook University faculty members, who have devoted their lives to saving the Earth's endangered species and have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
12/5/2011 Stony Brook School of Medicine Granted Full Accreditation Status Stony Brook University School of Medicine has been granted continued full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in the U.S. and Canada. An LCME survey team, which completed a site visit to the School of Medicine in April 2011, voted this fall for full reaccreditation and recognized Stony Brook with five commendations representing the School's "institutional strengths."
12/2/2011 SBU Prof. Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehmann Medal for 2011 The American Geophysical Union has announced that the 2011 Inge Lehmann Medal will be awarded to Stony Brook University's Donald J. Weidner, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Geosciences. Awarded once every two years, the medal recognizes "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core." The award will be presented to Dr. Weidner next week at the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco.
12/2/2011 SBU Prof. Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehmann Medal for 2011 The American Geophysical Union has announced that the 2011 Inge Lehmann Medal will be awarded to Stony Brook University's Donald J. Weidner, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Geosciences. Awarded once every two years, the medal recognizes "outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core." The award will be presented to Dr. Weidner next week at the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco.