January  
1/31/2012 Interventional Pulmonologist and Lung Cancer Specialist Joins Stony Brook Sajive Aleyas, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonology, at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and will serve on the medical staff of Stony Brook University Hospital, announced Thomas Bilfinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery, and Team Leader and Co-Director of Stony Brook's Lung Cancer Evaluation Center (LCEC).
1/27/2012 Stony Brook University Medical Receives Award for Treatment of Heart Failure Patients Stony Brook University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Quality Performance Achievement Award.
1/27/2012 Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is "Science on Tap," a new pilot project of Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science. The mission? To demystify scientific topics and open the gates of the university for a free evening of enticing conversation - over a beer! The first "Science on Tap" is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the University Café at Stony Brook University.
1/27/2012 Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is "Science on Tap," a new pilot project of Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science. The mission? To demystify scientific topics and open the gates of the university for a free evening of enticing conversation - over a beer! The first "Science on Tap" is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the University Café at Stony Brook University.
1/27/2012 George Sterman Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science George Sterman, PhD, director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his advances in quantum field theory that helped establish the current understanding of strong interactions and which facilitate the analysis of high energy particle experiments.
1/27/2012 Peter W. Stephens Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science STONY BROOK, NY, January 27, 2012 - Peter W. Stephens, PhD, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions in developing and promoting high-resolution powder x-ray diffraction as a technique in solid-state physics and chemistry.
1/27/2012 Lorna Role Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Lorna Role, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, co-director of the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences and member of the Central Nervous System Disorders Center in the Centers for Molecular Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her distinguished contributions in neuroscience.
1/27/2012 Benjamin S. Hsiao Named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benjamin S. Hsiao, PhD, chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, who has achieved international prominence in the field of polymer science, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the fields of polymer sciences and water purification, as well as to chemical research and education at Stony Brook University.
1/27/2012 Stony Brook University Medical Receives Award for Treatment of Heart Failure Patients Stony Brook University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Quality Performance Achievement Award.
1/27/2012 Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge The Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science and the School of Journalism present "Science on Tap," a free evening of enticing scientific conversations at the University Café.
1/26/2012 Study of One Million Americans Shows Obesity and Pain Linked A clear association between obesity and pain - with higher rates of pain identified in the heaviest individuals - was found in a study of more than one million Americans published January 19 in the online edition of Obesity. In "Obesity and Pain Are Associated in the United States," Stony Brook University researchers Arthur A. Stone, PhD., and Joan E. Broderick, Ph.D. report this finding based on their analysis of 1,010,762 respondents surveyed via telephone interview by the Gallop Organization between 2008 and 2010.
1/26/2012 President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and researcher who holds a joint faculty appointment at Stony Brook and at Washington University in St. Louis, announced today that they are making a $125,000 donation to establish the Ellen Li and Samuel L. Stanley Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. This merit-based scholarship will provide critical financial assistance to young people who have received their undergraduate degree through Stony Brook's Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit (EOP/AIM) and who aspire to careers as physician-scientists.
1/26/2012 Study of One Million Americans Shows Obesity and Pain Linked A clear association between obesity and pain - with higher rates of pain identified in the heaviest individuals - was found in a study of more than one million Americans published January 19 in the online edition of Obesity. In "Obesity and Pain Are Associated in the United States," Stony Brook University researchers Arthur A. Stone, PhD., and Joan E. Broderick, Ph.D. report this finding based on their analysis of 1,010,762 respondents surveyed via telephone interview by the Gallop Organization between 2008 and 2010.
1/26/2012 President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and researcher who holds a joint faculty appointment at Stony Brook and at Washington University in St. Louis, announced today that they are making a $125,000 donation to establish the Ellen Li and Samuel L. Stanley Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
1/26/2012 President Stanley, wife Ellen Li, Make Six Figure Donation to Support Economically Disadvantaged Students at University's School of Medicine Stony Brook University President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a nationally prominent expert in infectious diseases, and his wife Dr. Ellen Li, a renowned gastroenterologist and researcher who holds a joint faculty appointment at Stony Brook and at Washington University in St. Louis, announced today that they are making a $125,000 donation to establish the Ellen Li and Samuel L. Stanley Jr. Endowed Scholarship in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
1/25/2012 Stony Brook's Intel 8: SBU Mentors Intel Finalists from all over United States Stony Brook University has mentored a record eight of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2012 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for twenty percent of the nation's total. Five of the students are from Long Island, two are from California and one is from Michigan.
1/25/2012 Stony Brook's Intel 8: SBU Mentors Intel Finalists from all over United States Stony Brook University has mentored a record eight of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2012 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for twenty percent of the nation's total. Five of the students are from Long Island, two are from California and one is from Michigan.
1/25/2012 Sen. Chuck Schumer at Stony Brook to Support SBU-BNL Energy Hub Application On Monday, June 25, 2012, Senator Chuck Schumer made a trip to the Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at the University's Research and Development Park to show his support for the merits of a joint application submitted dubbed the "Center for Extended Lifetime Energy Storage Technologies" (CELESTE) by Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University in response to a call for entries to a competition for Department of Energy funding for a new Energy Innovation Hub.
1/25/2012 Stony Brook's Intel 8: SBU Mentors Intel Finalists from all over United States Stony Brook University has mentored a record eight of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2012 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for twenty percent of the nation's total. Five of the students are from Long Island, two are from California and one is from Michigan.
1/25/2012 Stony Brook's Intel 8: SBU Mentors Intel Finalists from all over United States Stony Brook University has mentored a record eight of the 40 high school students chosen as finalists in the prestigious 2012 Intel Science Talent Search which accounts for twenty percent of the nation's total.
1/24/2012 Walk for Beauty Raises Money for Stony Brook University Cancer Center A check for $50,000, representing funds raised through the 18th annual "Walk for Beauty" was presented on Monday, Jan. 23, to Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
1/23/2012 Four SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows Four Stony Brook University professors - Ben Hsiao, Lorna Role, Peter Stephens and George Sterman - have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science at the February 18, 2012, Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are among 539 AAAS members elected for the prestigious honor by the AAAS Council and will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
1/23/2012 Four SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows Four Stony Brook University professors - Ben Hsiao, Lorna Role, Peter Stephens and George Sterman - have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science at the February 18, 2012, Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are among 539 AAAS members elected for the prestigious honor by the AAAS Council and will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
1/23/2012 Four SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows Four Stony Brook University professors - Ben Hsiao, Lorna Role, Peter Stephens and George Sterman - have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science at the February 18, 2012, Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1/20/2012 Orthopaedic Oncologist and Research Pioneer in Robotics Joins Stony Brook Fazel Khan, M.D., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and will serve on the medical staff of Stony Brook University Medical Center, announced Lawrence Hurst, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics.
1/20/2012 Stony Brook University Medical Center Receives 2nd Consecutive AHA Award For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Stony Brook's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
1/20/2012 SBU Faculty Mentors 30 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition Stony Brook University mentors have guided 30 more high school students into the semifinals of the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition, one of the two national competitions where high school students spend countless hours conducting research under the direction of Stony Brook faculty members and graduate students. Consistently, approximately 10 percent of the nation's 300 semifinalists in both competitions are mentored at Stony Brook University each year.
1/20/2012 Stony Brook University Medical Center Receives 2nd Consecutive AHA Award For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook University Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Stony Brook's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
1/20/2012 SBU Faculty Mentors 30 Semifinalists in National Intel Science Talent Search Competition Stony Brook University mentors have guided 30 more high school students into the semifinals of the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition, one of the two national competitions where high school students spend countless hours conducting research under the direction of Stony Brook faculty members and graduate students.
1/19/2012 SBU Announces Collaboration with Sanofi on Pioneering Tuberculosis Drug Professor Iwao Ojima, Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, recently announced a multi-year research collaboration with Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on a potential treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and other bacterial infections.
1/19/2012 SBU Announces Collaboration with Sanofi on Pioneering Tuberculosis Drug Professor Iwao Ojima, Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, recently announced a multi-year research collaboration with Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on a potential treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and other bacterial infections.
1/19/2012 SBU Announces Collaboration with Sanofi on Pioneering Tuberculosis Drug Professor Iwao Ojima, Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) and a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, recently announced a multi-year research collaboration with Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on a potential treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and other bacterial infections.
1/19/2012 SBU Announces Collaboration with Sanofi on Pioneering Tuberculosis Drug The Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) at Stony Brook University announced a multi-year research collaboration with Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on a potential treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) and other bacterial infections.
1/18/2012 Walking and Texting at the Same Time? Stony Brook Study Says Think Again Talking on a cell phone or texting while walking may seem natural and easy, but it could be dangerous and result in walking errors and interfere with memory recall. Researchers at Stony Brook University found this to be the case in a study of young people walking and using their cell phones. The study is reported in the online edition of Gait & Posture.
1/18/2012 Walking and Texting at the Same Time? Stony Brook Study Says Think Again STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 18, 2012 - Talking on a cell phone or texting while walking may seem natural and easy, but it could be dangerous and result in walking errors and interfere with memory recall. Researchers at Stony Brook University found this to be the case in a study of young people walking and using their cell phones. The study is reported in the online edition of Gait & Posture.
1/18/2012 Walking and Texting at the Same Time? Stony Brook Study Says Think Again Talking on a cell phone or texting while walking may seem natural and easy, but it could be dangerous and result in walking errors and interfere with memory recall. Researchers at Stony Brook University found this to be the case in a study of young people walking and using their cell phones. The study is reported in the online edition of Gait & Posture.
1/18/2012 SBU Receives Three "Best of LI 2012" Designations Stony Brook University has earned three "Best of LI 2012" designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper's seventh annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 12 issue.
1/18/2012 SBU Receives Three "Best of LI 2012" Designations Stony Brook University has earned three "Best of LI 2012" designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper's seventh annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 12 issue.
1/18/2012 Walking and Texting at the Same Time? Stony Brook Study Says Think Again Talking on a cell phone or texting while walking may seem natural and easy, but it could be dangerous and result in walking errors and interfere with memory recall. Researchers at Stony Brook University found this to be the case in a study of young people walking and using their cell phones. The study is reported in the online edition of Gait & Posture.
1/18/2012 SBU Receives Three "Best of LI 2012" Designations Stony Brook University has earned three "Best of LI 2012" designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper's seventh annual Best of LI competition.
1/17/2012 SBU Cancer Center Earns Three-Year Reaccreditation with Commendation Stony Brook University Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.
1/13/2012 Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
1/13/2012 Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
1/13/2012 Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
1/13/2012 Stony Brook's WTC Health Program Expands to Winthrop-University Hospital The Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program is expanding its clinical Center of Excellence to Winthrop-University Hospital which enables care and treatment for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
1/10/2012 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.
1/6/2012 Drug to Treat HIV in Children Shows Promise Via Stony Brook-Led National Study For children and adolescents with HIV infection, the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the use of raltegravir, an antiretroviral drug that slows the spread of HIV infection, offers a new weapon to treat HIV infection in children. So says Sharon Nachman, M.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the Principal Investigator and Study Chair of a national multicenter clinical trial that studied the safety and efficacy of raltegravir in HIV-infected children and adolescents.
1/6/2012 Drug to Treat HIV in Children Shows Promise Via Stony Brook-Led National Study For children and adolescents with HIV infection, the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the use of raltegravir, an antiretroviral drug that slows the spread of HIV infection, offers a new weapon to treat HIV infection in children. So says Sharon Nachman, M.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the Principal Investigator and Study Chair of a national multicenter clinical trial that studied the safety and efficacy of raltegravir in HIV-infected children and adolescents.
1/6/2012 Drug to Treat HIV in Children Shows Promise Via Stony Brook-Led National Study STONY BROOK, N.Y., January 6, 2012 - For children and adolescents with HIV infection, the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the use of raltegravir, an antiretroviral drug that slows the spread of HIV infection, offers a new weapon to treat HIV infection in children. So says Sharon Nachman, M.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and the Principal Investigator and Study Chair of a national multicenter clinical trial that studied the safety and efficacy of raltegravir in HIV-infected children and adolescents.
1/5/2012 SBU Faculty Member Sanjay Sampath Named Distinguished Professor Dr. Sanjay Sampath, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
1/5/2012 SBU Faculty Member Sanjay Sampath Named Distinguished Professor Dr. Sanjay Sampath, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
1/5/2012 SBU Faculty Member Sanjay Sampath Named Distinguished Professor Dr. Sanjay Sampath, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. The rank of Distinguished Professor is the University's highest faculty designation.
1/5/2012 SBU Faculty Member Sanjay Sampath Named Distinguished Professor Dr. Sanjay Sampath, a faculty member at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.
1/4/2012 SBU Named a 2011-2012 Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance STONY BROOK, NY, January 4, 2012 - Stony Brook University was named the 35th best value in public colleges and universities for in-state students and the 29th best value for out-of-state students by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in their top 100 rankings of public four-year institutions for combining "outstanding education with economic value." The rankings, announced yesterday, appear on the Kiplinger website and in the February 2012 issue of Kiplinger.
1/4/2012 SBU Named a 2011-2012 Best Value Public College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Stony Brook University was named the 35th best value in public colleges and universities for in-state students and the 29th best value for out-of-state students by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in their top 100 rankings of public four-year institutions for combining "outstanding education with economic value."
February  
2/22/2012 Feeding Your Mind & Quenching Your Thirst Paul Gignac, PhD, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University who specializes in crocodiles, is the featured speaker for the next Science on Tap, a series of informal chats about scientific topics designed to engage the public and demystify science. Gignac's chat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Bench, 1095 Route 25A in Stony Brook.
2/22/2012 Feeding Your Mind & Quenching Your Thirst Paul Gignac, PhD, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University who specializes in crocodiles, is the featured speaker for the next Science on Tap, a series of informal chats about scientific topics designed to engage the public and demystify science. Gignac's chat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Bench, 1095 Route 25A in Stony Brook
2/21/2012 Gloria Snyder Assumes Leadership Role for Stony Brook Medicine Gloria Snyder has been named Chair of the Stony Brook Medicine Development Council effective Jan. 1, 2012.
2/21/2012 Lynn Johnson Appointed Vice President of Human Resource Services Lynn Johnson, formerly Assistant Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook effective immediately, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University.
2/21/2012 Feeding Your Mind & Quenching Your Thirst Paul Gignac, PhD, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University who specializes in crocodiles, is the featured speaker for the next Science on Tap, a series of informal chats about scientific topics designed to engage the public and demystify science. Gignac's chat is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Bench, 1095 Route 25A in Stony Brook.
2/21/2012 Lynn Johnson Appointed Vice President of Human Resource Services Lynn Johnson, formerly Assistant Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook University, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Human Resource Services at Stony Brook University.
2/17/2012 New Grant Enables Stony Brook Children's Hospital to Make House Calls When Susan Stell gave birth to her first child in June, she had many questions and concerns about caring for her newborn at home. But those fears soon subsided, thanks to the "Keeping Families Healthy" program offered by Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
2/17/2012 Heartfelt Valentine: Open-Heart Surgery Patients Celebrate Recoveries with their Doctors They varied in age, interests, and medical conditions, but all 50 plus patients who attended a dinner with their Stony Brook Heart Institute doctors and other caregivers had one thing in common - each had recovered from life-saving open heart surgery. Held in the Health Sciences Tower on February 9, the annual celebration during American Heart Month is a testimony to recent patients' restored health and continued progress against cardiovascular disease, which remains the nation's number one killer.
2/17/2012 New Grant Enables Stony Brook Children's Hospital to Make House Calls When Susan Stell gave birth to her first child in June, she had many questions and concerns about caring for her newborn at home. But those fears soon subsided, thanks to the "Keeping Families Healthy" program offered by Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
2/17/2012 Stony Brook University Geoscientists Use Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes Stony Brook University researchers have devised a numerical model to help explain the linkage between earthquakes and the powerful forces that cause them, according to a research paper scheduled to be published in the journal Science on Feb. 17. Their findings hold implications for long-term forecasting of earthquakes.
2/17/2012 Stony Brook University Geoscientists Use Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 17, 2012 - Stony Brook University researchers have devised a numerical model to help explain the linkage between earthquakes and the powerful forces that cause them, according to a research paper scheduled to be published in the journal Science on Feb. 17. Their findings hold implications for long-term forecasting of earthquakes.
2/15/2012 Barbara Chernow Named Senior Vice President for Administration Barbara Chernow has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President for Administration at Stony Brook University effective immediately announced Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.
2/14/2012 Professor of Physical Therapy Receives Distinguished National Designation Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, Ph.D., FACRM, Professor of Physical Therapy, Stony Brook School of Health Technology and Management, is the first physical therapist to be named a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). The ACRM recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the field of medical rehabilitation and to ACRM.
2/14/2012 Professor of Physical Therapy Receives Distinguished National Designation Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, Ph.D., FACRM, Professor of Physical Therapy, Stony Brook School of Health Technology and Management, is the first physical therapist to be named a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). The ACRM recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the field of medical rehabilitation and to ACRM.
2/10/2012 SBU Researcher Finds Surprisingly Low Fish Biodiversity in the Earth's Oceans A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
2/10/2012 SBU Researcher Finds Surprisingly Low Fish Biodiversity in the Earth's Oceans A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
2/10/2012 SBU Researcher Finds Surprisingly Low Fish Biodiversity in the Earth's Oceans A Stony Brook University researcher has found that, contrary to popular belief, there are not plenty of fish in the sea.
2/9/2012 'Writers Speak Wednesdays' Returns to Southampton Arts 'Writers Speak Wednesdays,' the popular free and open to the public series of readings and author talks sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, returns for the spring semester on Wednesday, February 15, at 7 pm with a reading by Helen Schulman in the Radio Lounge at the Stony Brook Southampton campus.
2/8/2012 SBU Named "Best Value College" by Princeton Review Stony Brook University is one of the nation's "Best Value" colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company that profiled Stony Brook in its just-published book, The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition and on a special area on its website.
2/8/2012 SBU Named "Best Value College" by Princeton Review Stony Brook University is one of the nation's "Best Value" colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company that profiled Stony Brook in its just-published book, The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition and on a special area on its website.
2/7/2012 Stony Brook Southampton Offers School Break Writing Workshops for Gifted Young Writers The Young American Writers Project (YAWP), created and sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, has announced that it will offer weeklong School Break Writing Workshops for teens during the winter and spring school breaks. The workshops will pair professional writers with middle and high school students for five-day retreats in poetry, essay, fiction, creative writing and script writing.
2/7/2012 Stony Brook Southampton Offers School Break Writing Workshops for Gifted Young Writers The Young American Writers Project (YAWP), created and sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, has announced that it will offer weeklong School Break Writing Workshops for teens during the winter and spring school breaks. The workshops will pair professional writers with middle and high school students for five-day retreats in poetry, essay, fiction, creative writing and script writing.
2/7/2012 Stony Brook Southampton Offers School Break Writing Workshops for Gifted Young Writers The Young American Writers Project (YAWP), created and sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, has announced that it will offer weeklong School Break Writing Workshops for teens during the winter and spring school breaks.
2/6/2012 Study of HIV-Infected Youth: Antiretroviral Therapy not Associated with Severity of Psychiatric Disorders A study of more than 300 children and adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed no association between specific antiretroviral therapy and the severity of psychiatric disorders. In "Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Severity, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Functional Outcomes in Perinatally Infected Youth," Principal Investigator Sharon Nachman, M.D., of Stony Brook School of Medicine, and colleagues detail this finding and others in the Online First edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adult Medicine.
2/6/2012 Help Save a Life: Donate Blood or Platelets at SBUH Blood Bank Blood and platelet donations improve and save the lives of thousands of people in the United States each day. The Blood Bank at Stony Brook University Hospital is in need of blood and platelet donors. Each donation remains within the hospital and is given directly to stop or prevent bleeding. It is needed by patients who suffer from cancer, trauma, burns, or are undergoing delivery or major surgery.
2/6/2012 SBU Computer Science Professor Receives Prestigious CAREER Award Donald E. Porter, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award, an award that recognizes promising young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both education and research. Porter's project, "Beyond Virtual Hardware: VMM/OS Co-Design for Lightweight, Flexible Virtualization," will be funded by the NSF through May 2017.
2/6/2012 SBU Computer Science Professor Receives Prestigious CAREER Award STONY BROOK, NY, February 6, 2012 - Donald E. Porter, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award, an award that recognizes promising young faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of both education and research. Porter's project, "Beyond Virtual Hardware: VMM/OS Co-Design for Lightweight, Flexible Virtualization," will be funded by the NSF through May 2017.
2/6/2012 SBU Computer Science Professor Receives Prestigious CAREER Award Donald E. Porter, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award
2/2/2012 SBU's Journalism Without Walls Program Sends Student Journalists to Cuba for a Week of Hard News Reporting A team of student journalists from Stony Brook University spent a week in Cuba chipping away at long-standing barriers between Cuban officials and the American press as part of the school's "Journalism Without Walls" program.
2/2/2012 SBU PhD Student Chosen for Prestigious Museum Internship Stony Brook University PhD student Suzanne Swartz has been chosen to participate in the Lipper Intern School Partnership Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in lower Manhattan. Swartz is one of 16 interns that will teach twentieth century Jewish history and the Holocaust to young people during the spring 2012 semester. Since the Lipper program started in 1998, interns have worked with more than 50,000 students from around the northeastern portion of the United States.
2/2/2012 SBU PhD Student Chosen for Prestigious Museum Internship Stony Brook University PhD student Suzanne Swartz has been chosen to participate in the Lipper Intern School Partnership Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in lower Manhattan. Swartz is one of 16 interns that will teach twentieth century Jewish history and the Holocaust to young people during the spring 2012 semester. Since the Lipper program started in 1998, interns have worked with more than 50,000 students from around the northeastern portion of the United States.
2/2/2012 SBU's Journalism Without Walls Program Sends Student Journalists to Cuba for a Week of Hard News Reporting A team of student journalists from Stony Brook University spent a week in Cuba chipping away at long-standing barriers between Cuban officials and the American press as part of the school's "Journalism Without Walls" program.
2/2/2012 SBU PhD Student Chosen for Prestigious Museum Internship Stony Brook University PhD student Suzanne Swartz has been chosen to participate in the Lipper Intern School Partnership Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in lower Manhattan.
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3/30/2012 Crocodiles Trump T.Rex as Heavyweight Bite-Force Champions Paul M. Gignac, Ph.D., Instructor of Research, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues at Florida State University and in California and Australia, found in a study of all 23 living crocodilian species that crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal. The study also revealed that the bite forces of the largest extinct crocodilians exceeded 23,000 pounds, a force two-times greater than the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Their data, reported online in PLoS One, contributes to the understanding of performance in animals from the past and provides unprecedented insight into how evolution has shaped that performance.
3/29/2012 Crocodiles Trump T.Rex as Heavyweight Bite-Force Champions Paul M. Gignac, Ph.D., Instructor of Research, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues at Florida State University and in California and Australia, found in a study of all 23 living crocodilian species that crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal. The study also revealed that the bite forces of the largest extinct crocodilians exceeded 23,000 pounds, a force two-times greater than the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.
3/29/2012 SBU Study Finds Informal Awards Contribute to Higher Wikipedia Participation When Stony Brook University Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt and graduate student Michael Restivo decided to find out what makes Wikipedia work, they knew they faced quite a challenge. After all, neither monetary compensation nor formal work relations explain the success of this all-volunteer online encyclopedia. The team reasoned that expressions of appreciation by other Wikipedia contributors, including awards, helped to fuel what they called a "spirit of generosity."
3/29/2012 Crocodiles Trump T.Rex as Heavyweight Bite-Force Champions Paul M. Gignac, Ph.D., Instructor of Research, Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues at Florida State University and in California and Australia, found in a study of all 23 living crocodilian species that crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal. The study also revealed that the bite forces of the largest extinct crocodilians exceeded 23,000 pounds, a force two-times greater than the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.
3/29/2012 SBU Study Finds Informal Awards Contribute to Higher Wikipedia Participation When Stony Brook University Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt and graduate student Michael Restivo decided to find out what makes Wikipedia work, they knew they faced quite a challenge. After all, neither monetary compensation nor formal work relations explain the success of this all-volunteer online encyclopedia. The team reasoned that expressions of appreciation by other Wikipedia contributors, including awards, helped to fuel what they called a "spirit of generosity."
3/28/2012 New Inhibitors of a Cancer-Causing Protein May Lead to Targeted Therapeutics Markus Seeliger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and collaborators at Harvard University, have developed and characterized the mechanism of a new class of highly specific inhibitors of the Src (sarcoma) kinase, known as a cancer-causing protein. The research, published in the April 2012 edition of Nature Chemical Biology, may provide a foundation to developing new targeted cancer therapeutics.
3/29/2012 SBU Study Finds Informal Awards Contribute to Higher Wikipedia Participation When Stony Brook University Sociology Professor Arnout van de Rijt and graduate student Michael Restivo decided to find out what makes Wikipedia work, they knew they faced quite a challenge. After all, neither monetary compensation nor formal work relations explain the success of this all-volunteer online encyclopedia. The team reasoned that expressions of appreciation by other Wikipedia contributors, including awards, helped to fuel what they called a "spirit of generosity."
3/28/2012 New Inhibitors of a Cancer-Causing Protein May Lead to Targeted Therapeutics Markus Seeliger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and collaborators at Harvard University, have developed and characterized the mechanism of a new class of highly specific inhibitors of the Src (sarcoma) kinase, known as a cancer-causing protein. The research, published in the April 2012 edition of Nature Chemical Biology, may provide a foundation to developing new targeted cancer therapeutics.
3/28/2012 SBU Mathematics Professor Elected Informs Fellow Eugene A. Feinberg, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), an award reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences. To be named a fellow, a candidate is evaluated in five categories: research, practice, management, education and service.
3/28/2012 SBU Mathematics Professor Elected Informs Fellow Eugene A. Feinberg, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), an award reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences. To be named a fellow, a candidate is evaluated in five categories: research, practice, management, education and service.
3/28/2012 SBU Mathematics Professor Elected Informs Fellow Eugene A. Feinberg, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), an award reserved for distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences.
3/27/2012 SBU Spring Dance Ensemble: Closed Body/Safe Heart The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents Closed Body/Safe Heart, the Stony Brook Performance Dance Ensemble's Spring Performance opening on Thursday night, April 12 at 8 pm in Nassau Hall at Stony Brook University.
3/27/2012 Grad Student Receives Environmental Chemistry Award Shen Zhao, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, was recently awarded a 2012 Graduate Student Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Environmental Chemistry. He is one of only 23 graduate students nationwide selected for this award. Shen graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, in 2008.
3/27/2012 SBU Spring Dance Ensemble: Closed Body/Safe Heart The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents Closed Body/Safe Heart, the Stony Brook Performance Dance Ensemble's Spring Performance opening on Thursday night, April 12 at 8 pm in Nassau Hall at Stony Brook University.
3/27/2012 Grad Student Receives Environmental Chemistry Award Shen Zhao, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, was recently awarded a 2012 Graduate Student Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Environmental Chemistry. He is one of only 23 graduate students nationwide selected for this award. Shen graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, in 2008.
3/27/2012 SBU Spring Dance Ensemble: Closed Body/Safe Heart The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents Closed Body/Safe Heart, the Stony Brook Performance Dance Ensemble's Spring Performance opening on Thursday night, April 12 at 8 pm in Nassau Hall at Stony Brook University.
3/27/2012 Grad Student Receives Environmental Chemistry Award Shen Zhao, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, was recently awarded a 2012 Graduate Student Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Environmental Chemistry.
3/26/2012 Stony Brook Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
3/26/2012 Stony Brook Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
3/26/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards $285,000 to Stony Brook University Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the creation and delivery of digital materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses. "This is the rocket fuel we need to launch Stony Brook's web-based News Literacy education system in 2013," said Howard Schneider, Dean of the Stony Brook School of Journalism, "so that students can learn to separate legitimate news and information from propaganda, spin and uninformed assertion masquerading as fact."
3/26/2012 Stony Brook Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
3/26/2012 MacArthur Foundation Awards $285,000 to Stony Brook University Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the creation and delivery of digital materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.
3/22/2012 American Library Association Honors Barry Coller for Supporting Health Sciences Library Dr. Barry Coller, a former Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Trustee, Stony Brook Foundation, received a Major Benefactor Award sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of his continuous financial support of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. Dr. Coller was presented with the honor on March 13 at a Stony Brook Foundation meeting.
3/22/2012 American Library Association Honors Barry Coller for Supporting Health Sciences Library Dr. Barry Coller, a former Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Trustee, Stony Brook Foundation, received a Major Benefactor Award sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of his continuous financial support of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. Dr. Coller was presented with the honor on March 13 at a Stony Brook Foundation meeting.
3/22/2012 Stony Brook Medical Students Meet Their "Match" Cheers, smiles, and congratulatory hugs were everywhere during Stony Brook School of Medicine's "Match Day," held on March 16 in the Health Sciences Tower. This year 120 fourth-year medical students - the largest Stony Brook class ever - learned where they will begin their residency training. They matched to residency training programs around the country. Most will begin their residencies this July.
3/22/2012 American Library Association Honors Barry Coller for Supporting Health Sciences Library Dr. Barry Coller, a former Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Trustee, Stony Brook Foundation, received a Major Benefactor Award sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of his continuous financial support of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University. Dr. Coller was presented with the honor on March 13 at a Stony Brook Foundation meeting.
3/22/2012 Stony Brook Medical Students Meet Their "Match" Cheers, smiles, and congratulatory hugs were everywhere during Stony Brook School of Medicine's "Match Day," held on March 16 in the Health Sciences Tower. This year 120 fourth-year medical students - the largest Stony Brook class ever - learned where they will begin their residency training. They matched to residency training programs around the country. Most will begin their residencies this July.
3/21/2012 SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding Cycles Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues. The work by Lynch and her team is contained in three papers that have been published online in Polar Biology, Ecology and Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS).
3/21/2012 SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding Cycles Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues. The work by Lynch and her team is contained in three papers that have been published online in Polar Biology, Ecology and Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS).
3/21/2012 SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding Cycles Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues. The work by Lynch and her team is contained in three papers that have been published online in Polar Biology, Ecology and Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS).
3/21/2012 SBU Professor Tracks Antarctic Penguin Breeding Cycles Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant Professor Heather Lynch and colleagues
3/20/2012 Two Faculty Members Named Indianapolis Prize Finalists Two Stony Brook University faculty members, Patricia Wright and Russell Mittermeier, have been named among six finalists for the $100,000 biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. Patricia Wright, PhD, the Director at the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments and a Professor of Biological Anthropology at Stony Brook, is an Indianapolis Prize finalist due to her tireless work with lemurs in Madagascar using science-based conservation. In 1986, Dr. Wright made history when she discovered the golden bamboo lemur, a species that was then unknown to science and that helped to catalyze the formation of Madagascar's park systems.
3/20/2012 Prominent Physician-Scientist Named Dean for Research at Stony Brook Lina Obeid, M.D., has been appointed Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine, at Stony Brook School of Medicine, effective March 1, 2012, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, and Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Obeid, a physician-scientist and biomedical researcher, comes to Stony Brook from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). At Stony Brook she will oversee the Office of Scientific Affairs (OSA), which facilitates the biomedical research enterprise of Stony Brook Medicine and involves scientists engaged in all aspects of basic, translational and clinical research discoveries.
3/20/2012 Two Faculty Members Named Indianapolis Prize Finalists Two Stony Brook University faculty members, Patricia Wright and Russell Mittermeier, have been named among six finalists for the $100,000 biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation.
3/19/2012 SUNY Korea Welcomes Inaugural Class of Graduate Students Songdo, South Korea & Stony Brook, NY, March 19, 2012 - A delegation led by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Vice Chancellor Mitch Leventhal and Stony Brook University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis N. Assanis, arrived in South Korea this week to join with Officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea to celebrate the commencement of the inaugural semester, and the students who comprise the historic incoming class, of SUNY Korea.
3/19/2012 Stony Brook Dietician and Educator: Reducing Sugary Drink Intake will Curb Obesity in Children Sugary drinks are the single biggest contributor to the obesity epidemic in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, two-thirds of adults and one-third of the children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Registered dietician Leah Holbrook, Coordinator of the Long Island Center for Pediatric Obesity Prevention in the Department of Family Medicine at Stony Brook School of Medicine, says that these sobering statistics and the fact that beverages account for nearly half of the added sugars in our diet are a wakeup call for Americans to reduce their sugary drink intake.
3/19/2012 Stony Brook Dietician and Educator: Reducing Sugary Drink Intake will Curb Obesity in Children Sugary drinks are the single biggest contributor to the obesity epidemic in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, two-thirds of adults and one-third of the children in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Registered dietician Leah Holbrook, Coordinator of the Long Island Center for Pediatric Obesity Prevention in the Department of Family Medicine at Stony Brook School of Medicine, says that these sobering statistics and the fact that beverages account for nearly half of the added sugars in our diet are a wakeup call for Americans to reduce their sugary drink intake.
3/19/2012 SUNY Korea Welcomes Inaugural Class of Graduate Students A delegation led by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Vice Chancellor Mitch Leventhal and Stony Brook University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis Assanis, arrived in South Korea this week to join with Officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in South Korea to celebrate the commencement of the inaugural semester and the students who comprise the historic incoming class of SUNY Korea.
3/16/2012 Attorney Gives Back to Stony Brook Children's Hospital Attorney Dawn Walsh is connected to Stony Brook University for more than one reason. First, it's her alma mater. She earned her bachelor's degree here, graduating with honors before earning her Juris Doctor at Hofstra University. But more importantly, Dawn Walsh is connected to Stony Brook because of a very special young man in her life: her son, Christopher.
3/15/2012 Humanities Institute to Host Interdisciplinary Conference The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University is hosting "Memory, Emotion and the Disciplines," an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. The event is focused on bringing together scholars from various disciplines that have studied memory and emotion separately, but have just begun to see the inevitable interaction between these two aspects of human biology and culture. The conference takes place on March 22 and 23, from 9 am to 6 pm in the Humanities Building, beginning in Room 1009. Please click here for conference schedule times and locations.
3/15/2012 Humanities Institute to Host Interdisciplinary Conference STONY BROOK, NY, March 15, 2012 - The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University is hosting "Memory, Emotion and the Disciplines," an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. The event is focused on bringing together scholars from various disciplines that have studied memory and emotion separately, but have just begun to see the inevitable interaction between these two aspects of human biology and culture. The conference takes place on March 22 and 23, from 9 am to 6 pm in the Humanities Building, beginning in Room 1009. Please click here for conference schedule times and locations.
3/15/2012 SBU to Receive Share of New York Sea Grant The New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program has received a grant totaling $2.4 million for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund its research, extension and education efforts on important coastal issues related to storm surges and flooding, seafood safety, wetland habitats, fisheries, and harmful algal blooms, among others.
3/15/2012 Humanities Institute to Host Interdisciplinary Conference The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University is hosting "Memory, Emotion and the Disciplines," an interdisciplinary conference on the subject of memory and emotion. The conference takes place on March 22 and 23, from 9 am to 6 pm in the Humanities Building, beginning in Room 1009.
3/12/2012 SBU Faculty Conduct Archaeological Excavations in Iraq A team headed by two Stony Brook professors, Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky, found evidence of an ancient settlement during the first archaeological excavation in Iraq outside of Kurdistan by any foreign team in a decade and the first by an American team in more than 20 years. Professor Stone, PhD, from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Zimansky, PhD, from the Department of History, recently uncovered evidence of a herding or marsh-based settlement at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Tell Sakhariya in what is now southern Iraq.
3/12/2012 SBU Faculty Conduct Archaeological Excavations in Iraq STONY BROOK, NY, March 12, 2012 - A team headed by two Stony Brook professors, Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky, found evidence of an ancient settlement during the first archaeological excavation in Iraq outside of Kurdistan by any foreign team in a decade and the first by an American team in more than 20 years. Professor Stone, PhD, from the Department of Anthropology and Professor Zimansky, PhD, from the Department of History, recently uncovered evidence of a herding or marsh-based settlement at the ancient Mesopotamian site of Tell Sakhariya in what is now southern Iraq. The settlement, which lies six kilometers (just under four miles) from the ancient city of Ur, Biblical birthplace of Abraham (Abram), dates back to the middle of the second millennium B.C.
3/12/2012 Students, Faculty, Administrators Team Up To Create SBU Transit GPS System Last year when the Stony Brook University Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee made the suggestion that students would benefit from a real-time tracking system for transit buses and shuttles, University administrators wanted to help. They reached out to the research scientists at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and issued the challenge. This month, the solution to that challenge, SBU Smart Transit, a global positioning system (GPS) that tracks real-time SBU Transit bus and shuttle locations and passenger occupancy is being introduced campus wide.
3/12/2012 Actor-Director Ed Harris and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2012' Benefiting Pollock-Krasner House on April 25 at Chelsea Piers The Stony Brook University 2012 'Stars of Stony Brook' Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
3/12/2012 SBU Faculty Conduct Archaeological Excavations in Iraq A team headed by two Stony Brook professors, Elizabeth Stone and Paul Zimansky, found evidence of an ancient settlement during the first archaeological excavation in Iraq outside of Kurdistan by any foreign team in a decade and the first by an American team in more than 20 years.
3/9/2012 Stony Brook University SBDC/NYSERDA Highlight Entrepreneurial Opportunities STONY BROOK, NY, March 9, 2012 - A comprehensive, three-year-long program conducted by the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a platform for Long Island energy businesses to grow and prosper.
3/9/2012 Stony Brook University SBDC/NYSERDA Highlight Entrepreneurial Opportunities A comprehensive, three-year-long program conducted by the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a platform for Long Island energy businesses to grow and prosper.
3/9/2012 "Rising Stars" Talent Show Singing, dancing, and even comedic performances of pediatric cancer survivors, their siblings and friends, will take center stage at the "Rising Stars" Talent Show and Art Exhibit. The event is free and takes place on March 12 in the Student Activities Center on Stony Brook University's main campus. The opening acts starts at 2:00 p.m.
3/9/2012 Stony Brook University SBDC/NYSERDA Highlight Entrepreneurial Opportunities STONY BROOK, NY, March 9, 2012 - A comprehensive, three-year-long program conducted by the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a platform for Long Island energy businesses to grow and prosper.
3/9/2012 Stony Brook University SBDC/NYSERDA Highlight Entrepreneurial Opportunities A comprehensive, three-year-long program conducted by the Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is providing a platform for Long Island energy businesses to grow and prosper.
3/8/2012 Counting Sharks with Cameras: "Chum Cam" Underwater Video Survey Shows that Reef Sharks Thrive in Marine Reserves A team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, used video cameras to count Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) inside and outside marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea. Using survey data collected from 200 baited remote underwater video (BRUV) cameras, nicknamed "chum cams," the scientists compared the relative abundance of these reef sharks in two marine reserves with those in two areas where fishing is allowed, and demonstrated that the sharks were more abundant in the reserves.
3/8/2012 Counting Sharks with Cameras: "Chum Cam" Underwater Video Survey Shows that Reef Sharks Thrive in Marine Reserves A team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, used video cameras to count Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) inside and outside marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea. Using survey data collected from 200 baited remote underwater video (BRUV) cameras, nicknamed "chum cams," the scientists compared the relative abundance of these reef sharks in two marine reserves with those in two areas where fishing is allowed, and demonstrated that the sharks were more abundant in the reserves.
3/8/2012 Counting Sharks with Cameras: "Chum Cam" Underwater Video Survey Shows that Reef Sharks Thrive in Marine Reserves A team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, used video cameras to count Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) inside and outside marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea.
3/7/2012 The Festival of the Moving Body Stony Brook University is hosting the "Festival of the Moving Body" on Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center. The daylong event features experts from around the world who will share their ideas, research, creative work and interdisciplinary thinking through various mediums including film, dance, interactive art, panel discussions, somatic education and more to demonstrate and explore the positive relationship between movement, creativity and imagination with holistic health, recovery and well-being.
3/7/2012 Stony Brook University Plans Historic Reunion for 1961-1981 Alumni More than 32,000 Stony Brook University alumni have been invited to return to campus for an April 28 reunion that will celebrate the school's first generation of graduates, those who attended from 1961 to 1981. The so-called "Generation One" reunion will take place in the University's Pritchard Gym (previously known as "the Gym") and will feature cocktails, dining and dancing along with sights and sounds of life on the campus during Stony Brook's first 20 years.
3/7/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Trauma Center's Survival Rate High Stony Brook University Hospital's Trauma Center has been named one of four trauma centers in New York State with inpatient survival rates for trauma patients that are significantly above the statewide average, according to the latest report from the New York State Trauma System for 2007 to 2009.
3/7/2012 The Festival of the Moving Body Stony Brook University is hosting the "Festival of the Moving Body" on Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center. The daylong event features experts from around the world who will share their ideas, research, creative work and interdisciplinary thinking through various mediums including film, dance, interactive art, panel discussions, somatic education and more to demonstrate and explore the positive relationship between movement, creativity and imagination with holistic health, recovery and well-being.
3/7/2012 Stony Brook University Plans Historic Reunion for 1961-1981 Alumni More than 32,000 Stony Brook University alumni have been invited to return to campus for an April 28 reunion that will celebrate the school's first generation of graduates, those who attended from 1961 to 1981. The so-called "Generation One" reunion will take place in the University's Pritchard Gym (previously known as "the Gym") and will feature cocktails, dining and dancing along with sights and sounds of life on the campus during Stony Brook's first 20 years.
3/7/2012 The Festival of the Moving Body Stony Brook University is hosting the "Festival of the Moving Body" on Saturday, March 17 from 10 am to 4:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center.
3/7/2012 Stony Brook University Plans Historic Reunion for 1961-1981 Alumni More than 32,000 Stony Brook University alumni have been invited to return to campus for an April 28 reunion that will celebrate the school's first generation of graduates, those who attended from 1961 to 1981. The so-called "Generation One" reunion will take place in the University's Pritchard Gym (previously known as "the Gym") and will feature cocktails, dining and dancing along with sights and sounds of life on the campus during Stony Brook's first 20 years.
3/6/2012 SBU Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award Thomas Cubaud, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award for his work in combining educational and research activities designed to expand the scientific foundations for new and improved manipulations of highly viscous fluids at the microscale level.
3/6/2012 SBU Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award Thomas Cubaud, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award for his work in combining educational and research activities designed to expand the scientific foundations for new and improved manipulations of highly viscous fluids at the microscale level.
3/5/2012 Stony Brook University March Madness: Sustainability Edition Stony Brook University, one of more than 600 North American colleges and universities participating in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, is already knee-deep in the eight-week competition designed to increase recycling participation and raise awareness of the importance of waste reduction in campus communities.
3/5/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Trauma Centers Survival Rates High Stony Brook University Hospital's Trauma Center has been named one of four trauma centers in New York State with inpatient survival rates for trauma patients that are significantly above the statewide average, according to the latest report from the New York State Trauma System for 2007 to 2009.
3/5/2012 Stony Brook University March Madness: Sustainability Edition STONY BROOK, NY, March 5, 2012 - Stony Brook University, one of more than 600 North American colleges and universities participating in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, is already knee-deep in the eight-week competition designed to increase recycling participation and raise awareness of the importance of waste reduction in campus communities.
3/5/2012 Stony Brook University March Madness: Sustainability Edition Stony Brook University, one of more than 600 North American colleges and universities participating in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, is already knee-deep in the eight-week competition designed to increase recycling participation and raise awareness of the importance of waste reduction in campus communities.
3/2/2012 Professor Joseph Mitchell Named ACM Fellow Joseph S.B. Mitchell, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Research Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was among only 46 fellows selected by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2011. ACM selected Professor Mitchell and his colleagues for their contributions in providing fundamental knowledge to the computing field and generating multiple technological advances in industry, commerce, healthcare, entertainment and education.
3/2/2012 Professor Joseph Mitchell Named ACM Fellow Joseph S.B. Mitchell, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Research Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was among only 46 fellows selected by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2011. ACM selected Professor Mitchell and his colleagues for their contributions in providing fundamental knowledge to the computing field and generating multiple technological advances in industry, commerce, healthcare, entertainment and education.
3/2/2012 Professor Joseph Mitchell Named ACM Fellow Joseph S.B. Mitchell, PhD, Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Research Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was among only 46 fellows selected by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2011.
3/1/2012 The Flame Challenge: How Well Can a Scientist Answer a Child's Question? Famed actor Alan Alda, founding member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science and a Visiting Professor in the School of Journalism, is challenging scientists to answer an 11-year-old's "not-so-simple" question, "What is a flame?" The challenge, to explain a flame in a clear, engaging, meaningful way so an 11-year-old can understand, is presented in a guest editorial, "The Flame Challenge," in the March 2 issue of the journal Science.
3/1/2012 Renowned Molecular Biologist Named Director of Stony Brook Cancer Center Yusuf A. Hannun, M.D., a renowned molecular biologist and physician-scientist investigating the molecular mechanisms of cancer, has been appointed Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, the Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine, and Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine, effective March 1, 2012, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., M.A.C.P., Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, and Dean, School of Medicine. Dr. Hannun comes to Stony Brook from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). His decade of leadership as Deputy Director of MUSC's Hollings Cancer Center led to its emergence as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center in 2009.
3/1/2012 The Flame Challenge: How Well Can a Scientist Answer a Child's Question? Famed actor Alan Alda, founding member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science and a Visiting Professor in the School of Journalism, is challenging scientists to answer an 11-year-old's "not-so-simple" question, "What is a flame?"
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4/30/2012 Goodale Family Makes Meaningful Contribution to Stony Brook Children's Hospital Aquebogue residents Cathy and Russell Goodale found out they were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene when their six-week-old son, Keith, was diagnosed. Another son, Jeffrey, was later diagnosed with CF. The boys' lifelong courageous battles with the disease--as well as those of the Goodale's daughter-in-law, Jennifer, who passed away from CF--were the inspiration for a recent Goodale family financial gift to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
4/30/2012 Goodale Family Makes Meaningful Contribution to Stony Brook Children's Hospital Aquebogue residents Cathy and Russell Goodale found out they were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene when their six-week-old son, Keith, was diagnosed. Another son, Jeffrey, was later diagnosed with CF. The boys' lifelong courageous battles with the disease--as well as those of the Goodale's daughter-in-law, Jennifer, who passed away from CF--were the inspiration for a recent Goodale family financial gift to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
4/26/2012 SBU Center for Survey Research Conducts Innovative Small Business Survey The Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University polled Long Island small businesses on behalf of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and found small business owners believe that the benefits of business ownership continue to be strong, despite difficult times for national and local economies. Of the business owners who participated in the survey, fifty-eight percent reported that "being one's own boss" left them satisfied with their ownership decisions.
4/26/2012 SBU Center for Survey Research Conducts Innovative Small Business Survey The Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University polled Long Island small businesses on behalf of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and found small business owners believe that the benefits of business ownership continue to be strong, despite difficult times for national and local economies. Of the business owners who participated in the survey, fifty-eight percent reported that "being one's own boss" left them satisfied with their ownership decisions.
4/24/2012 Stony Brook University Launches New Multi-Media Advertising Campaign Stony Brook University has launched a regional multi-media marketing campaign of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online advertisements to raise awareness of Stony Brook Medicine's role in providing high-quality patient care, renowned medical research and healthcare education as Long Island's premier academic medical institution. The message and media outreach is designed to reach Stony Brook Medicine's core consumer audience in Suffolk County through June 30.
4/24/2012 Stony Brook University Launches New Multi-Media Advertising Campaign Stony Brook University has launched a regional multi-media marketing campaign of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online advertisements to raise awareness of Stony Brook Medicine's role in providing high-quality patient care, renowned medical research and healthcare education as Long Island's premier academic medical institution. The message and media outreach is designed to reach Stony Brook Medicine's core consumer audience in Suffolk County through June 30.
4/24/2012 Stony Brook University Launches New Multi-Media Advertising Campaign Stony Brook University has launched a regional multi-media marketing campaign of television, radio, newspaper, magazine and online advertisements to raise awareness of Stony Brook Medicine's role in providing high-quality patient care, renowned medical research and healthcare education as Long Island's premier academic medical institution. The message and media outreach is designed to reach Stony Brook Medicine's core consumer audience in Suffolk County through June 30.
4/23/2012 Mathematician Jeffrey Weeks to Speak at Stony Brook University On Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, freelance Mathematician Dr. Jeffrey Weeks will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP) at Stony Brook University. The capstone talk of this series, "The Shape of Space," will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the SCGP Main Auditorium, Room 103. Lectures are free and open to the public.
4/20/2012 SBU Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Jeffrey A. Segal, PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, is one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research. He will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012.
4/20/2012 Stony Brook Gets Good News On Earth Day Stony Brook University has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly or "green" colleges for the third year in a row in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." Additionally, Stony Brook put forth a strong showing in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, recycling more than three million pounds of material in the eight-week competition against more than 600 colleges and universities in the nation. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Stony Brook is also celebrating the Earthstock Festival on Friday, April 20 in honor of Earth Day on April 22.
4/20/2012 SBU Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Jeffrey A. Segal, PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, is one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research. He will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012.
4/20/2012 Stony Brook Gets Good News On Earth Day Stony Brook University has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly or "green" colleges for the third year in a row in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." Additionally, Stony Brook put forth a strong showing in the 12th annual RecycleMania Tournament, recycling more than three million pounds of material in the eight-week competition against more than 600 colleges and universities in the nation. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Stony Brook is also celebrating the Earthstock Festival on Friday, April 20 in honor of Earth Day on April 22.
4/20/2012 SBU Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Jeffrey A. Segal , PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, is one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research.
4/19/2012 Stony Brook Children's Opens New Pediatric Specialty Practice Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has opened a multi-specialty pediatric outpatient practice at 4 Technology Drive to provide an array of pediatric services in one convenient location for patients and their families.
4/19/2012 Stony Brook Children's Opens New Pediatric Specialty Practice Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has opened a multi-specialty pediatric outpatient practice at 4 Technology Drive to provide an array of pediatric services in one convenient location for patients and their families.
4/18/2012 Fourteen Stony Brook University Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 14 Stony Brook University students with the 2012 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence at an awards reception held earlier this month at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon its students and is given to those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement. Stony Brook had the second most honorees recognized among 257 students from all 64 SUNY campuses.
4/18/2012 Fourteen Stony Brook University Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 14 Stony Brook University students with the 2012 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence at an awards reception held earlier this month at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor that SUNY bestows upon its students and is given to those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement. Stony Brook had the second most honorees recognized among 257 students from all 64 SUNY campuses.
4/17/2012 Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
4/17/2012 Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
4/16/2012 Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Pediatric Cardiology James C. Nielsen, M.D., has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children's, and Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
4/17/2012 Stony Brook Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
4/16/2012 Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Pediatric Cardiology James C. Nielsen, M.D., has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children's, and Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
4/16/2012 Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Pediatric Cardiology James C. Nielsen, M.D., has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology for Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, announced Margaret McGovern, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children's, and Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
4/12/2012 Michael Arens Appointed Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Stony Brook University Michael Arens, Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, for Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Stony Brook University effective April 23, announced Elaine Crosson, Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University.
4/11/2012 Restoring Function by Merging Brain and Technology Can a paralyzed person with a tiny electrode array implanted in the brain operate a robotic arm simply by thinking? Find out on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in the Staller Center at Stony Brook University when the Swartz Foundation Mind Brain Lecture Series presents guest lecturer John P. Donoghue, PhD, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering and Director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, and a Senior Research Scientist in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Donoghue will discuss BrainGate(TM), a groundbreaking human neural interface that is designed to restore useful functions for people with paralysis.
4/11/2012 Restoring Function by Merging Brain and Technology Can a paralyzed person with a tiny electrode array implanted in the brain operate a robotic arm simply by thinking? Find out on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in the Staller Center at Stony Brook University when the Swartz Foundation Mind Brain Lecture Series presents guest lecturer John P. Donoghue, PhD, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience and Engineering and Director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, and a Senior Research Scientist in the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Donoghue will discuss BrainGate(TM), a groundbreaking human neural interface that is designed to restore useful functions for people with paralysis.
4/11/2012 Restoring Function by Merging Brain and Technology Can a paralyzed person with a tiny electrode array implanted in the brain operate a robotic arm simply by thinking? Find out on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 pm in the Staller Center at Stony Brook University when the Swartz Foundation Mind Brain Lecture Series presents guest lecturer John P. Donoghue, PhD, who will discuss BrainGate(TM), a groundbreaking human neural interface that is designed to restore useful functions for people with paralysis.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study Links Toxin in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure/Cancer Aristolochic acid (AA), a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC) in individuals exposed to the toxin. In a study of 151 UUC patients in Taiwan - where the incidence of UUC is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies have been widely use - Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, conclude that exposure to AA is a primary contributor to the incidence of UUC in Taiwan.
4/9/2012 Benjamin S. Hsiao Named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University Following a nationwide search that began last September, Benjamin S. Hsiao, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research at Stony Brook effective May 1, 2012, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study Links Toxin in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure/Cancer Aristolochic acid (AA), a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC) in individuals exposed to the toxin. In a study of 151 UUC patients in Taiwan - where the incidence of UUC is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies have been widely use - Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, conclude that exposure to AA is a primary contributor to the incidence of UUC in Taiwan.
4/9/2012 Benjamin S. Hsiao Named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University Following a nationwide search that began last September, Benjamin S. Hsiao, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research at Stony Brook effective May 1, 2012, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook University Is Serious About Safety To focus on the overall safety of members of the campus community whether on or off campus, Stony Brook University has launched "Serious About Safety," a wide-ranging campaign to promote and cultivate a safe and responsible environment for personal, traffic and pedestrian safety.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study Links Toxin in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure/Cancer STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 9, 2012 - Aristolochic acid (AA), a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC) in individuals exposed to the toxin. In a study of 151 UUC patients in Taiwan - where the incidence of UUC is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies have been widely use - Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, conclude that exposure to AA is a primary contributor to the incidence of UUC in Taiwan. This finding, reported in PNAS, holds broad implications for global public health, as individuals treated with herbal preparations available worldwide that contain Aristolochia are at significant risk of developing chronic kidney disease or UUC.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook University Is Serious About Safety To focus on the overall safety of members of the campus community whether on or off campus, Stony Brook University has launched "Serious About Safety," a wide-ranging campaign to promote and cultivate a safe and responsible environment for personal, traffic and pedestrian safety.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study Links Toxin in Herbal Remedies to Kidney Failure/Cancer Aristolochic acid (AA), a component of a plant used in herbal remedies since ancient times, leads to kidney failure and upper urinary tract cancer (UUC) in individuals exposed to the toxin. In a study of 151 UUC patients in Taiwan - where the incidence of UUC is the highest reported anywhere in the world and where Aristolochia herbal remedies have been widely use - Arthur Grollman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an international team of scientists, conclude that exposure to AA is a primary contributor to the incidence of UUC in Taiwan.
4/9/2012 Benjamin S. Hsiao Named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University Following a nationwide search that began last September, Benjamin S. Hsiao, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Research at Stony Brook effective May 1, 2012, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
4/9/2012 Stony Brook University Is Serious About Safety To focus on the overall safety of members of the campus community whether on or off campus, Stony Brook University has launched "Serious About Safety," a wide-ranging campaign to promote and cultivate a safe and responsible environment for personal, traffic and pedestrian safety.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study: Public Less Willing to Pay to Avoid Mental Illnesses An analysis of a nationally representative sample of 710 adult respondents reveals that the public is less willing to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared to paying for treatment of medical conditions. The study, led by Dylan M. Smith, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also found that participants recognized mental illnesses as burdensome, in fact more burdensome than some general medical illnesses, yet were willing to pay 40 percent less than what they would pay to avoid medical illnesses. The research results are published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study: Public Less Willing to Pay to Avoid Mental Illnesses An analysis of a nationally representative sample of 710 adult respondents reveals that the public is less willing to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared to paying for treatment of medical conditions. The study, led by Dylan M. Smith, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also found that participants recognized mental illnesses as burdensome, in fact more burdensome than some general medical illnesses, yet were willing to pay 40 percent less than what they would pay to avoid medical illnesses. The research results are published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook University to Receive Share of $2.4 Million New York Sea Grant Stony Brook University researchers in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and the Department of Ecology and Evolution are receiving a share of the $2.4 million awarded by the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund research and education about issues important to coastal New Yorkers such as seafood safety, flooding due to storm surges, water quality and habitat restoration.
4/5/2012 New MFA in Theatre at SB Southampton has Impressive Bloodlines Stony Brook University's Master of Fine Arts in Theatre may be new, but it has impressive bloodlines thanks to two existing programs at the university's Southampton Campus.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study: Public Less Willing to Pay to Avoid Mental Illnesses An analysis of a nationally representative sample of 710 adult respondents reveals that the public is less willing to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared to paying for treatment of medical conditions. The study, led by Dylan M. Smith, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also found that participants recognized mental illnesses as burdensome, in fact more burdensome than some general medical illnesses, yet were willing to pay 40 percent less than what they would pay to avoid medical illnesses. The research results are published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook University to Receive Share of $2.4 Million New York Sea Grant Stony Brook University researchers in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and the Department of Ecology and Evolution are receiving a share of the $2.4 million awarded by the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund research and education about issues important to coastal New Yorkers such as seafood safety, flooding due to storm surges, water quality and habitat restoration.
4/5/2012 New MFA in Theatre at SB Southampton has Impressive Bloodlines Stony Brook University's Master of Fine Arts in Theatre may be new, but it has impressive bloodlines thanks to two existing programs at the university's Southampton Campus.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook-Led Study: Public Less Willing to Pay to Avoid Mental Illnesses An analysis of a nationally representative sample of 710 adult respondents reveals that the public is less willing to pay to avoid mental illnesses compared to paying for treatment of medical conditions. The study, led by Dylan M. Smith, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also found that participants recognized mental illnesses as burdensome, in fact more burdensome than some general medical illnesses, yet were willing to pay 40 percent less than what they would pay to avoid medical illnesses. The research results are published in the April issue of Psychiatric Services.
4/5/2012 Dr. Margaret McGovern Elected Chair Of Clinical Practice Management Plan Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) at Stony Brook Medicine.
4/5/2012 Stony Brook University to Receive Share of $2.4 Million New York Sea Grant Stony Brook University researchers in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and the Department of Ecology and Evolution are receiving a share of the $2.4 million awarded by the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) program for fiscal years 2012-2013 to fund research and education about issues important to coastal New Yorkers such as seafood safety, flooding due to storm surges, water quality and habitat restoration.
4/4/2012 Dr. Margaret McGovern Elected Chair Of Clinical Practice Management Plan Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) at Stony Brook Medicine.
4/3/2012 "Ride for Life" Organization Donates $500,000 for ALS Clinical Trials Program at Stony Brook Christopher Pendergast, who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 19 years, is donating $500,000 through proceeds from the Ride for Life organization he founded, to support the development of an ALS Clinical Trials Program at the Stony Brook ALS Center of Excellence named in his honor in 2010.
4/3/2012 Stony Brook Children's To Build Ronald McDonald Family Room Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital is partnering with The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RHM-LI) develop a Ronald McDonald Family Room Program to provide support for families of more than 7,000 children who are hospitalized each year at Suffolk County's only children's hospital.
4/3/2012 "Ride for Life" Organization Donates $500,000 for ALS Clinical Trials Program at Stony Brook Christopher Pendergast, who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 19 years, is donating $500,000 through proceeds from the Ride for Life organization he founded, to support the development of an ALS Clinical Trials Program at the Stony Brook ALS Center of Excellence named in his honor in 2010. The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence is the only ALS Association certified center on Long Island. The gift will be matched by the Simons Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $1 million to help fund clinical research in hopes of finding a cure for ALS, a fatal disease.
4/3/2012 SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review Catherine Marrone, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named among the top 300 college and university professors in the nation by The Princeton Review in the newly released book, The Best 300 Professors. The Best 300 Professors was developed in collaboration with RateMyProfessors.com, the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the United States, by using qualitative and quantitative data collected from students at thousands of colleges and universities across the nation.
4/3/2012 SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review Catherine Marrone, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named among the top 300 college and university professors in the nation by The Princeton Review in the newly released book, The Best 300 Professors. The Best 300 Professors was developed in collaboration with RateMyProfessors.com, the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the United States, by using qualitative and quantitative data collected from students at thousands of colleges and universities across the nation.
4/2/2012 Cancer Center Earns Outstanding Achievement Award The Stony Brook University Cancer Center has earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) in recognition of its excellence in providing quality care to its patients.
4/2/2012 Dee Snider's Visit To Stony Brook Children's Airs On National TV There's definitely a softer side to Dee Snider. The heavy metal rocker of Twisted Sister fame visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital last November to learn how the March of Dimes Family Support Program assists premature babies born at the hospital. Footage from his hospital visit aired this past Sunday, April 1, on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice program.
4/3/2012 "Ride for Life" Organization Donates $500,000 for ALS Clinical Trials Program at Stony Brook Christopher Pendergast, who has battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 19 years, is donating $500,000 through proceeds from the Ride for Life organization he founded, to support the development of an ALS Clinical Trials Program at the Stony Brook ALS Center of Excellence named in his honor in 2010. The Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence is the only ALS Association certified center on Long Island. The gift will be matched by the Simons Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $1 million to help fund clinical research in hopes of finding a cure for ALS, a fatal disease.
4/3/2012 Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a recently released report.
4/3/2012 SBU Sociology Professor Named Top 300 Professor by Princeton Review Catherine Marrone, Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named among the top 300 college and university professors in the nation by The Princeton Review in the newly released book, The Best 300 Professors.
4/2/2012 Dee Snider's Visit To Stony Brook Children's Airs On National TV There's definitely a softer side to Dee Snider. The heavy metal rocker of Twisted Sister fame visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital last November to learn how the March of Dimes Family Support Program assists premature babies born at the hospital. Footage from his hospital visit aired this past Sunday, April 1, on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice program.
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5/30/2012 SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Two SBU Professors to Distinguished Ranks Two Stony Brook University professors - Ken A. Dill and Eugene Feinberg - have been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professorship by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Distinguished Professorship is the University's highest faculty designation. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established in March 2012.
5/30/2012 Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a recently released report. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to date. Its report, "Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs," concluded that in most ecosystems at least twice as many of these species should be left in the ocean as conventional practice
5/30/2012 Actor-Director Ed Harris and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2012' Benefiting Pollock-Krasner House on April 25 at Chelsea Piers The Stony Brook University 2012 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
5/30/2012 SBU Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award STONY BROOK, NY, March 6, 2012 - Thomas Cubaud, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award for his work in combining educational and research activities designed to expand the scientific foundations for new and improved manipulations of highly viscous fluids at the microscale level.
5/30/2012 Students, Faculty, Administrators Team Up To Create SBU Transit GPS System STONY BROOK, NY - Last year when the Stony Brook University Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee made the suggestion that students would benefit from a real-time tracking system for transit buses and shuttles, University administrators wanted to help. They reached out to the research scientists at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and issued the challenge. This month, the solution to that challenge, SBU Smart Transit, a global positioning system (GPS) that tracks real-time SBU Transit bus and shuttle locations and passenger occupancy is being introduced campus wide.
5/30/2012 SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Two SBU Professors to Distinguished Ranks Two Stony Brook University professors - Ken A. Dill and Eugene Feinberg - have been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professorship by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as recommended by campus colleagues and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. Distinguished Professorship is the University's highest faculty designation. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established in March 2012.
5/29/2012 Women in Medicine: Promoting Research and Collaboration Since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States in 1849, women have had a long yet progressive road to equality and success in medicine. At the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 6th Annual Women in Medicine (WIM) Research Day, some of the school's women faculty came together to share their successes as women physician-scientists and discuss continued challenges.
5/29/2012 Women in Medicine: Promoting Research and Collaboration Since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States in 1849, women have had a long yet progressive road to equality and success in medicine. At the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 6th Annual Women in Medicine (WIM) Research Day, some of the school's women faculty came together to share their successes as women physician-scientists and discuss continued challenges.
5/29/2012 Michael Arens Appointed Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Stony Brook University Michael Arens, Manager, State and Local Government Affairs, for Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Stony Brook University effective April 23, announced Elaine Crosson, Vice President for External Relations at Stony Brook University.
5/29/2012 Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species WASHINGTON, DC - Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in half globally to account for their critical role as food for larger species, recommends an expert group of marine scientists in a recently released report. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force conducted the most comprehensive worldwide analysis of the science and management of forage fish populations to date. Its report, "Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a crucial link in ocean food webs," concluded that in most ecosystems at least twice as many of these species should be left in the ocean as conventional practice.
5/29/2012 Women in Medicine: Promoting Research and Collaboration Since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States in 1849, women have had a long yet progressive road to equality and success in medicine. At the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 6th Annual Women in Medicine (WIM) Research Day, some of the school's women faculty came together to share their successes as women physician-scientists and discuss continued challenges.
5/29/2012 Pacific Bluefin Tuna Carry Radioactivity from Japanese Power Plants Accident to California Coast Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 201l, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station has revealed.
5/28/2012 Students, Faculty, Administrators Team Up To Create SBU Transit GPS System STONY BROOK, NY - Last year when the Stony Brook University Transportation & Parking Student Advisory Committee made the suggestion that students would benefit from a real-time tracking system for transit buses and shuttles, University administrators wanted to help. They reached out to the research scientists at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and issued the challenge. This month, the solution to that challenge, SBU Smart Transit, a global positioning system (GPS) that tracks real-time SBU Transit bus and shuttle locations and passenger occupancy is being introduced campus wide.
5/28/2012 Actor-Director Ed Harris and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to be Honored at 'Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2012' Benefiting Pollock-Krasner House on April 25 at Chelsea Piers STONY BROOK, NY - The Stony Brook University 2012 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor actor-writer-director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation on Wednesday, April 25 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
5/28/2012 Pacific Bluefin Tuna Carry Radioactivity from Japanese Power Plants Accident to California Coast Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station has revealed.
5/28/2012 Pacific Bluefin Tuna Carry Radioactivity from Japanese Power Plants Accident to California Coast Bluefin tuna exposed to radioactivity that leaked into the Pacific Ocean after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi power plants were damaged by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 201l, carried that radioactivity to the waters off California, a new study by scientists from Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station has revealed.
5/25/2012 Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science Festival Six finalists have been announced for "The Flame Challenge," a month-long contest spearheaded by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in a way that is clear, engaging and meaningful to an 11-year-old. The winning entry, chosen by 11-year olds from around the world, will be announced at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm at an event at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
5/25/2012 Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science Festival Six finalists have been announced for "The Flame Challenge," a month-long contest spearheaded by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in a way that is clear, engaging and meaningful to an 11-year-old. The winning entry, chosen by 11-year olds from around the world, will be announced at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm at an event at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
5/25/2012 Winner of The Flame Challenge to be Announced at World Science Festival Six finalists have been announced for "The Flame Challenge," a month-long contest spearheaded by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in a way that is clear, engaging and meaningful to an 11-year-old. The winning entry, chosen by 11-year olds from around the world, will be announced at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2 at 1 pm at an event at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
5/24/2012 SBUH Auxiliary Purchases Lifesaving Medical Equipment The Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Auxiliary has purchased $75,000 in medical equipment that will help save the lives of patients who are being treated for sudden cardiac arrest in SBUH's Emergency Department and intensive care units.
5/23/2012 Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement Ceremony At Stony Brook University's 52nd annual Commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, nearly 6,500 students earned the right to turn their graduation tassels to the left, joining more than 150,000 proud alumni around the world whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook University.
5/23/2012 SBU Led Research Team Receives US Department Of Energy Award Jon Longtin, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and his team have been awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2012 R&D award from the United States Department of Energy for research entitled "Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents." This award is part of America's commitment to promote higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
5/23/2012 6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event A display of 6,000 pinwheels - symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease - located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
5/23/2012 6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event A display of 6,000 pinwheels - symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease - located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
5/23/2012 SBU Led Research Team Receives US Department Of Energy Award STONY BROOK, NY, May 23, 2012 - Jon Longtin, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and his team have been awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2012 R&D award from the United States Department of Energy for research entitled "Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents." This award is part of America's commitment to promote higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
5/23/2012 Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement Ceremony At Stony Brook University's 52nd annual Commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, nearly 6,500 students earned the right to turn their graduation tassels to the left, joining more than 150,000 proud alumni around the world whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook University.
5/23/2012 6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event A display of 6,000 pinwheels - symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease - located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
5/23/2012 SBU Led Research Team Receives US Department Of Energy Award Jon Longtin, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and his team have been awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2012 R&D award from the United States Department of Energy for research entitled "Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents." This award is part of America's commitment to promote higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
5/23/2012 Stony Brook University Celebrates 52nd Commencement Ceremony At Stony Brook University's 52nd annual Commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook, nearly 6,500 students turned their graduation tassels to the left, joining more than 140,000 proud alumni around the world whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook University.
5/23/2012 SBU Led Research Team Receives US Department Of Energy Award Jon Longtin, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and his team have been awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) 2012 R&D award from the United States Department of Energy for research entitled "Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents." This award is part of America's commitment to promote higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
5/23/2012 6,000 Pinwheel Display Symbolizes Lives Lost to ALS at Ride for Life Event A display of 6,000 pinwheels - symbolizing lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease - located on the Stony Brook University Campus will be a powerful reminder and backdrop at Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony. The event is a cornerstone of the 15th annual ALS Ride for Life and takes place on June 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., on the Campus' South P Lot.
5/22/2012 Stony Brook Medical Students Meet Their "Match" Cheers, smiles, and congratulatory hugs were everywhere during Stony Brook School of Medicine's "Match Day," held on March 16 in the Health Sciences Tower. This year 120 fourth-year medical students - the largest Stony Brook class ever - learned where they will begin their residency training. They matched to residency training programs around the country. Most will begin their residencies this July.
5/22/2012 SBU Researchers Develop a Novel Probe for Ultracold Quantum Matter In a paper published in the May 20, 2012 edition of the journal Nature Physics, a research group from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University reports the development and demonstration of a novel probe for atomic quantum matter. The paper, "Probing an Ultracold-Atom Crystal with Matter Waves," describes a proof-of-principle experiment on the diffraction of atomic de Broglie waves from a strongly correlated gas of atoms held in an optical lattice.
5/22/2012 SBU Researchers Develop a Novel Probe for Ultracold Quantum Matter In a paper published in the May 20, 2012 edition of the journal Nature Physics, a research group from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University reports the development and demonstration of a novel probe for atomic quantum matter. The paper, "Probing an Ultracold-Atom Crystal with Matter Waves," describes a proof-of-principle experiment on the diffraction of atomic de Broglie waves from a strongly correlated gas of atoms held in an optical lattice.
5/22/2012 HOPE Program Offers Exposure to Healthcare Careers for Underrepresented Students Justin Colson, a senior at Longwood High School, found Stony Brook University's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) program to be a great learning experience that opened his eyes to a bigger world of medicine than he ever knew existed.
5/22/2012 SBU Researchers Develop a Novel Probe for Ultracold Quantum Matter In a paper published in the May 20, 2012 edition of the journal Nature Physics, a research group from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University reports the development and demonstration of a novel probe for atomic quantum matter. The paper, "Probing an Ultracold-Atom Crystal with Matter Waves," describes a proof-of-principle experiment on the diffraction of atomic de Broglie waves from a strongly correlated gas of atoms held in an optical lattice.
5/21/2012 SBU Receives $100,000 Gift from Tsantes Family to Support Hellenic Studies Peter Tsantes, the treasurer of the New York chapter of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC), along with Despina, his wife, and their children Vasilios and Sophia, donated $100,000 to strengthen the Hellenic studies program at Stony Brook University. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $200,000.
5/21/2012 SBU Receives $100,000 Gift from Tsantes Family to Support Hellenic Studies Peter Tsantes, the treasurer of the New York chapter of the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC), along with Despina, his wife, and their children Vasilios and Sophia, donated $100,000 to strengthen the Hellenic studies program at Stony Brook University. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $200,000.
5/16/2012 Carl Safina Wins 2012 Orion Book Award Professor Carl Safina, founding President of the Blue Ocean Institute who teaches in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, and is a visiting professor in the Center for Communicating Science there, has been named the winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award for "The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World." The Orion Book Award is given annually to a writer that addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought provoking and engaging manner.
5/16/2012 Carl Safina Wins 2012 Orion Book Award STONY BROOK, NY, May 16, 2012 - Professor Carl Safina, founding President of the Blue Ocean Institute who teaches in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, and is a visiting professor in the Center for Communicating Science there, has been named the winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award for "The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World." The Orion Book Award is given annually to a writer that addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought provoking and engaging manner.
5/16/2012 Carl Safina Wins 2012 Orion Book Award Professor Carl Safina, founding President of the Blue Ocean Institute who teaches in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, and is a visiting professor in the Center for Communicating Science there, has been named the winner of the 2012 Orion Book Award for "The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World."
5/14/2012 SUNY Medical Campuses Team to Expand WTC Health Program Services in Clinical Center of Excellence Stony Brook University's Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), which is part of the World Trade Center Health Program, has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic site enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County). On May 14, an official opening celebration will take place at the satellite location to mark its opening.
5/14/2012 SUNY Medical Campuses Team to Expand WTC Health Program Services in Clinical Center of Excellence Stony Brook University's Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), which is part of the World Trade Center Health Program, has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic site enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County). On May 14, an official opening celebration will take place at the satellite location to mark its opening
5/14/2012 SUNY Medical Campuses Team to Expand WTC Health Program Services in Clinical Center of Excellence Stony Brook University's Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), which is part of the World Trade Center Health Program, has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic site enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County). On May 14, an official opening celebration will take place at the satellite location to mark its opening.
5/14/2012 SUNY Medical Campuses Team to Expand WTC Health Program Services in Clinical Center of Excellence Stony Brook University's Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), which is part of the World Trade Center Health Program, has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic site enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County). On May 14, an official opening celebration will take place at the satellite location to mark its opening.
5/10/2012 Medical Schools at SBU, NYU Announce Collaboration with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals on New Pulmonary Treatment Dr. Gerald Smaldone, Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Dr. Rany Condos, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, NYU School of Medicine, along with colleagues from Stony Brook and NYU, announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
5/10/2012 Medical Schools at SBU, NYU Announce Collaboration with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals on New Pulmonary Treatment Dr. Gerald Smaldone, Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Dr. Rany Condos, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, NYU School of Medicine, along with colleagues from Stony Brook and NYU, announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF, a chronic and progressive form of lung disease caused by excessive formation of scar tissue in the lungs, affects approximately 200,000 Americans. With no effective treatment, the disease can lead to respiratory failure and death within three to five years of diagnosis. It is estimated that approximately 40,000 Americans die from IPF each year.
5/10/2012 Medical Schools at SBU, NYU Announce Collaboration with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals on New Pulmonary Treatment Dr. Gerald Smaldone, Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Dr. Rany Condos, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, NYU School of Medicine, along with colleagues from Stony Brook and NYU, announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
5/10/2012 Medical Schools at SBU, NYU Announce Collaboration with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals on New Pulmonary Treatment Medical schools at Stony Brook and NYU, announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
5/9/2012 STONY BROOK, NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION WITH NOSTRUM ON NEW PULMONARY TREATMENT Dr. Gerald Smaldone, Professor and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Stony Brook University and Dr. Rany Condos, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, NYU School of Medicine, along with colleagues from Stony Brook and NYU, recently announced an exclusive license agreement with Nostrum Pharmaceuticals for the development of aerosolized interferon gamma for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
5/9/2012 Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
5/9/2012 SBU Researchers Discover Significant Water Anomaly A team of researchers from the Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy along with colleagues from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in Spain, explain a puzzling water anomaly in a paper published in the May 9 edition of Physical Review Letters entitled, "Anomalous Nuclear Quantum Effects in Ice." The work details an anomaly - a deviation from the common form - of water ice that has been largely neglected and never before explained.
5/9/2012 Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
5/9/2012 SBU Researchers Discover Significant Water Anomaly STONY BROOK, NY, May 9, 2012 - A team of researchers from the Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy along with colleagues from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in Spain, explain a puzzling water anomaly in a paper published in the May 9 edition of Physical Review Letters entitled, "Anomalous Nuclear Quantum Effects in Ice." The work details an anomaly - a deviation from the common form - of water ice that has been largely neglected and never before explained.
5/9/2012 Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
5/9/2012 Overuse Injuries, Rehab Techniques, Among Topics at Stony Brook Sports Medicine Symposium With thousands of children and teens participating in sports year-round, overuse injuries are commonplace. Healthcare experts in sports medicine will tackle this issue and other topics at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associate's Sports Medicine Update: Controversies in Sports Medicine. The continuing medical education (CME) symposium for healthcare professionals is also open to the community. It takes place on May 11, from 7:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m., at the Student Activities Center on the Stony Brook University Campus.
5/9/2012 SBU Researchers Discover Significant Water Anomaly A team of researchers from the Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy along with colleagues from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in Spain, explain a puzzling water anomaly in a paper published in the May 9 edition of Physical Review Letters entitled, "Anomalous Nuclear Quantum Effects in Ice."
5/8/2012 Stony Brook Children's Physician Named National Podcast Editor Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Critical Care Division at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, has been appointed Associate Editor of the iCritical Care Podcasts (www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare) of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
5/8/2012 Stony Brook Children's Physician Named National Podcast Editor Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Critical Care Division at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, has been appointed Associate Editor of the iCritical Care Podcasts (www.sccm.org/iCriticalCare) of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
5/7/2012 Laufer Family and Dignitaries Join SBU Officials and Faculty to Commemorate Opening of New Physical and Quantitative Biology Academic and Research Center The new home of the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University was officially dedicated at a celebratory event on May 7. Nearly 40 extended members of the Laufer family from across the United States joined Stony Brook officials, research faculty and staff, and local elected representatives for the commemorative ceremony.
5/7/2012 Stony Brook Children's Wins National Advertising Awards Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital has netted three national awards for advertising excellence, including a Best of Show honor for a television campaign featuring emotional testimonials of mothers whose children received lifesaving care at the hospital.
5/7/2012 Laufer Family and Dignitaries Join SBU Officials and Faculty to Commemorate Opening of New Physical and Quantitative Biology Academic and Research Center The new home of the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University was officially dedicated at a celebratory event on May 7. Nearly 40 extended members of the Laufer family from across the United States joined Stony Brook officials, research faculty and staff, and local elected representatives for the commemorative ceremony.
5/7/2012 Laufer Family and Dignitaries Join SBU Officials and Faculty to Commemorate Opening of New Physical and Quantitative Biology Academic and Research Center The new home of the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University was officially dedicated at a celebratory event on May 7. Nearly 40 extended members of the Laufer family from across the United States joined Stony Brook officials, research faculty and staff, and local elected representatives for the commemorative ceremony.
5/7/2012 This Breathalyzer Reveals Signs of Disease (Science Nation) This invention could give new meaning to the term "bad breath!" It's the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer, and when you blow into it, you get tested for a biomarker-a sign of disease. As amazing as that sounds, the process is actually very simple thanks to ceramics nanotechnology. All it takes is a single exhale.
5/5/2012 Study Suggests no Benefit with Stent Implantation Compared to Initial Medical Therapy for Stable Coronary Disease STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 5, 2012 -- A meta-analysis of eight previously published clinical trials suggests that initial stent implantation for patients with stable coronary artery disease is not associated with improved outcomes compared with initial medical therapy for prevention of death, nonfatal heart attacks, unplanned revascularization or angina. Conducted by Lead Author David L. Brown, M.D., Professor of Medicine, and Kathleen Stergiopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, in Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stony Brook School of Medicine, the study is published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
5/4/2012 World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Wimmer was elected an NAS member in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The NAS announced the election of 84 new members on May 1.
5/4/2012 SBU Partners with SC Transit to Expand Saturday Bus Service for Students A new sustainable partnership between SBU Transit and Suffolk County Transit will soon provide Stony Brook University students expanded Saturday bus service to more off-campus locations for shopping, dining and leisure activities between Stony Brook University, Smith Haven Mall, Port Jefferson Village and points in between. The new Saturday service is being made available at no additional cost to students and requires only a student identification card for access.
5/4/2012 World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Wimmer was elected an NAS member in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The NAS announced the election of 84 new members on May 1.
5/4/2012 World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Wimmer was elected an NAS member in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The NAS announced the election of 84 new members on May 1.
5/4/2012 World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
5/4/2012 World-Renowned Scientist and Stony Brook Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and internationally recognized for his poliovirus research, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
5/4/2012 SBU Partners with SC Transit to Expand Saturday Bus Service for Students A new sustainable partnership between SBU Transit and Suffolk County Transit will soon provide Stony Brook University students expanded Saturday bus service to more off-campus locations for shopping, dining and leisure activities between Stony Brook University, Smith Haven Mall, Port Jefferson Village and points in between. The new Saturday service is being made available at no additional cost to students and requires only a student identification card for access.
5/3/2012 Martian Rover 'Opportunity' Finds Evidence Of Water Flows At Ancient Impact Crater Endeavour Evidence of ancient water at a Martian crater is the latest in a long series of discoveries by a surprisingly long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, according to a paper published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science entitled, "Ancient Impact and Aqueous Processes at Endeavour Crater, Mars." The latest discovery was made at the rim of the Endeavour Crater, a large ancient impact crater on Mars measuring 14 miles in diameter.
5/3/2012 Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad? Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
5/3/2012 Martian Rover 'Opportunity' Finds Evidence Of Water Flows At Ancient Impact Crater Endeavour Evidence of ancient water at a Martian crater is the latest in a long series of discoveries by a surprisingly long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, according to a paper published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science entitled, "Ancient Impact and Aqueous Processes at Endeavour Crater, Mars." The latest discovery was made at the rim of the Endeavour Crater, a large ancient impact crater on Mars measuring 14 miles in diameter.
5/3/2012 Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad? Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
5/3/2012 Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad? Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
5/3/2012 Is Eating Seafood Good or Bad? Is eating seafood a good or bad thing? The answer could be both from the information that will be presented at a public lectured sponsored by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). "Public Health Implications of Seafood Consumption," presented by Dr. Jaymie R. Meliker, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, on May 4. The lecture is open to all and a reception follows. It will be held at 7:30 PM on SBU's Southampton Campus in the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall.
5/3/2012 Martian Rover 'Opportunity' Finds Evidence Of Water Flows At Ancient Impact Crater Endeavour Evidence of ancient water at a Martian crater is the latest in a long series of discoveries by a surprisingly long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, according to a paper published in the May 4 edition of the journal Science entitled, "Ancient Impact and Aqueous Processes at Endeavour Crater, Mars." The latest discovery was made at the rim of the Endeavour Crater, a large ancient impact crater on Mars measuring 14 miles in diameter.
5/1/2012 Stony Brook Medical Student Receives Prestigious AMA Seed Grant for Junior Investigators Muath Bishawi, a second year student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2012 Seed Grant Research Program. The $2,500 award is given to outstanding junior investigators for their basic science or clinical research projects. Only 43 individuals nationwide received the grant, which includes medical students, residents, and fellows. Muath is researching health-related quality of life as a predictor of long-term survival of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
5/1/2012 Stony Brook Medical Student Receives Prestigious AMA Seed Grant for Junior Investigators Muath Bishawi, a second year student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2012 Seed Grant Research Program. The $2,500 award is given to outstanding junior investigators for their basic science or clinical research projects. Only 43 individuals nationwide received the grant, which includes medical students, residents, and fellows. Muath is researching health-related quality of life as a predictor of long-term survival of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
5/1/2012 Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital And March Of Dimes Set Ambitious Goals for 2012 "March For Babies" Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and the March of Dimes have set an ambitious goal for the 2012 March for Babies at Stony Brook University: beating their fundraising result from 2011. Last year's walk at Stony Brook University raised more than $300,000, thanks to more than 1,500 people who came out to walk.
5/1/2012 Stony Brook Medical Student Receives Prestigious AMA Seed Grant for Junior Investigators Muath Bishawi, a second year student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2012 Seed Grant Research Program. The $2,500 award is given to outstanding junior investigators for their basic science or clinical research projects. Only 43 individuals nationwide received the grant, which includes medical students, residents, and fellows. Muath is researching health-related quality of life as a predictor of long-term survival of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
5/1/2012 Stony Brook Medical Student Receives Prestigious AMA Seed Grant for Junior Investigators Muath Bishawi, a second year student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation's 2012 Seed Grant Research Program. The $2,500 award is given to outstanding junior investigators for their basic science or clinical research projects. Only 43 individuals nationwide received the grant, which includes medical students, residents, and fellows. Muath is researching health-related quality of life as a predictor of long-term survival of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
June  
6/29/2012 SBU Co-Led Study Finds Parasitic Plants Steal Nutrients, Genes From Their Hosts Joshua Rest, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has co-authored an article appearing in BMC Genomics, "Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant," detailing the first evidence of substantial horizontal gene transfer from a host to the parasitic flowering plant Rafflesia cantleyi. Professor Rest was co-leader of the project along with Professor Charles Davis from Harvard University.
6/29/2012 Stony Brook Nurses Pioneer New Way of Administering Nerve Blocks Nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Center have pioneered a new way of performing peripheral nerve blocks for patients undergoing outpatient orthopedic surgical procedures that reduces pain, nausea and vomiting, the risk of errors and the amount of time patients spend in the operating room.
6/29/2012 Stony Brook Alzheimer's Researcher and Athlete to Compete in First NYC Ironman Triathlon The beakers, test tubes and other equipment in the laboratory of William Van Nostrand, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, do not give hints toward one of his driving passions - pounding the pavement, pedaling for miles, and swimming for hours, all to advance awareness against Alzheimer's disease. On August 11, Dr. Van Nostrand will compete in New York City's first Ironman Triathlon.
6/29/2012 SBU Co-Led Study Finds Parasitic Plants Steal Nutrients, Genes From Their Hosts Joshua Rest, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has co-authored an article appearing in BMC Genomics, "Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant," detailing the first evidence of substantial horizontal gene transfer from a host to the parasitic flowering plant Rafflesia cantleyi. Professor Rest was co-leader of the project along with Professor Charles Davis from Harvard University.
6/28/2012 President Stanley Travels to Africa to Visit SBU-Affiliated Research, Educational and Community Outreach Programs Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is making his first visit to Africa to visit Stony Brook-affiliated research institutes, centers and community outreach programs and to see first-hand the work being done, research conducted and relationships that have developed in each unique location.
6/28/2012 President Stanley Travels to Africa to Visit SBU-Affiliated Research, Educational and Community Outreach Programs Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is making his first visit to Africa to visit Stony Brook-affiliated research institutes, centers and community outreach programs and to see first-hand the work being done, research conducted and relationships that have developed in each unique location.
6/26/2012 SBU Geosciences Professor Establishes Structure Of A New Superhard Form Of Carbon An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, has established the structure of a new form of carbon. The results of their work, "Understanding the Nature of Superhard Graphite," were published June 26 in Scientific Reports, a new journal of the Nature Publishing Group.
6/26/2012 Stony Brook Children's receives $35,000 plus matching dollars through "Change for Children" initiative Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital received a check for $35,000 on June 19 from Suffolk County school district representatives and volunteers who fundraise for "Change for Children." The check represents proceeds from the 2012 Change for Children initiative, which aims to encourage students at Long Island schools to show their support for pediatric patients at Suffolk County's only children's hospital by collecting spare change from friends and family members.
6/26/2012 SBU Geosciences Professor Establishes Structure Of A New Superhard Form Of Carbon An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, has established the structure of a new form of carbon. The results of their work, "Understanding the Nature of Superhard Graphite," were published June 26 in Scientific Reports, a new journal of the Nature Publishing Group.
6/25/2012 SBU Names New Executive Director of Alumni Relations Matthew Colson has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter A. Bailey Jr., Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University.
6/25/2012 SBU Geosciences Professor Receives NSF Award to Study Celestial Bodies Timothy Glotch, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University whose research has been featured in the journals Science, Nature and more, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award for his research in identifying the mineral composition of planetary bodies using infrared spectrometers on orbiting spacecraft.
6/25/2012 Stony Brook School of Journalism to Create Center for International Reporting in Memory of Marie Colvin The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.
6/25/2012 Stony Brook Medicine Appoints New Co-Directors of Stony Brook University Heart Institute James R. Taylor Jr., MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Harold A. Fernandez, MD, Director of the Division of Heart Failure Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, have been appointed Professors of Surgery in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and named Co-Directors of Stony Brook University's Heart Institute effective Sept. 1, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/25/2012 Sen. Chuck Schumer at Stony Brook to Support SBU-BNL Energy Hub Application On Monday, June 25, 2012, Senator Chuck Schumer made a trip to the Stony Brook University Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at the University's Research and Development Park to show his support for the merits of a joint application submitted by Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University in response to a call for entries to a competition for Department of Energy funding for a new Energy Innovation Hub.
6/25/2012 SBU Names New Executive Director of Alumni Relations Matthew Colson has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter A. Bailey Jr., Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University.
6/25/2012 Stony Brook Medicine Appoints New Co-Directors of Stony Brook University Heart Institute James R. Taylor Jr., MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Harold A. Fernandez, MD, Director of the Division of Heart Failure Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, have been appointed Professors of Surgery in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and named Co-Directors of Stony Brook University's Heart Institute effective Sept. 1, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/25/2012 SBU Geosciences Professor Receives NSF Award to Study Celestial Bodies Timothy Glotch, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University whose research has been featured in the journals Science, Nature and more, was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award for his research in identifying the mineral composition of planetary bodies using infrared spectrometers on orbiting spacecraft.
6/25/2012 Stony Brook School of Journalism to Create Center for International Reporting in Memory of Marie Colvin The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.
6/22/2012 Study Shows Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Cancer may have a Role in Stroke The gene p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer. p53 is dubbed the "guardian of the genome" because it blocks cells with damaged DNA from propagating and eventually becoming cancerous. However, new research led by Ute M. Moll, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, uncovers a novel role for p53 beyond cancer in the development of ischemic stroke. The research team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia. The findings are detailed online in Cell.
6/22/2012 Study Shows Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Cancer may have a Role in Stroke The gene p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer. p53 is dubbed the "guardian of the genome" because it blocks cells with damaged DNA from propagating and eventually becoming cancerous. However, new research led by Ute M. Moll, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, uncovers a novel role for p53 beyond cancer in the development of ischemic stroke. The research team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia. The findings are detailed online in Cell.
6/22/2012 Study Shows Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Cancer may have a Role in Stroke The gene p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer. p53 is dubbed the "guardian of the genome" because it blocks cells with damaged DNA from propagating and eventually becoming cancerous. However, new research led by Ute M. Moll, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, uncovers a novel role for p53 beyond cancer in the development of ischemic stroke. The research team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia. The findings are detailed online in Cell.
6/22/2012 Pediatric Research: Translating new Knowledge into Advances in Health Care for Children STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 22, 2012 - Breakthroughs in medicine result from years of research and clinical practice. For residents and fellows in the Department of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, an early focus on pediatric disease research may provide a foundation toward future discoveries that advance care for children. On Pediatric Research Day, sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, Pediatric faculty recognized trainees involved in a variety basic, clinical and translational research. The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offered insight into research methods and showcased promising studies.
6/22/2012 Study Shows Most Commonly Mutated Gene in Cancer may have a Role in Stroke The gene p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer. p53 is dubbed the "guardian of the genome" because it blocks cells with damaged DNA from propagating and eventually becoming cancerous. However, new research led by Ute M. Moll, M.D., Professor of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and colleagues, uncovers a novel role for p53 beyond cancer in the development of ischemic stroke. The research team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia. The findings are detailed online in Cell.
6/21/2012 Stony Brook Researchers Tap International Markets for Xiaflex; New Applications for Frozen Shoulder, Cellulite Possible Two years after receiving FDA approval as the U.S.'s first non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a drug called XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH), developed at Stony Brook University has already been administered to over 20,000 patients in the U.S. as treatment for the debilitating hand disorder. XIAFLEX, marketed and distributed in the U.S. by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Malvern, PA), is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with Dupuytren's contracture with a palpable cord. Now, the drug is being marketed internationally to patients who are afflicted and it is in early-stage testing for potential new applications - including treatment of cellulite as a cosmetic procedure - according to researchers at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/21/2012 Stony Brook Researchers Tap International Markets for Xiaflex; New Applications for Frozen Shoulder, Cellulite Possible Two years after receiving FDA approval as the U.S.'s first non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a drug called XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH), developed at Stony Brook University has already been administered to over 20,000 patients in the U.S. as treatment for the debilitating hand disorder. XIAFLEX, marketed and distributed in the U.S. by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Malvern, PA), is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with Dupuytren's contracture with a palpable cord. Now, the drug is being marketed internationally to patients who are afflicted and it is in early-stage testing for potential new applications - including treatment of cellulite as a cosmetic procedure - according to researchers at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/21/2012 Stony Brook Researchers Tap International Markets for Xiaflex; New Applications for Frozen Shoulder, Cellulite Possible Two years after receiving FDA approval as the U.S.'s first non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a drug called XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH), developed at Stony Brook University has already been administered to over 20,000 patients in the U.S. as treatment for the debilitating hand disorder. XIAFLEX, marketed and distributed in the U.S. by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Malvern, PA), is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with Dupuytren's contracture with a palpable cord. Now, the drug is being marketed internationally to patients who are afflicted and it is in early-stage testing for potential new applications - including treatment of cellulite as a cosmetic procedure - according to researchers at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/20/2012 14 SBUH Doctors Named Among New York's Top Doctors for 2012 New York Magazine's 2012 "Best Doctors" issue features 14 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). 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.
6/18/2012 Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as Co-Editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a leading national medical journal and an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Dr. Rosengart will serve a three-year term as Co-Editor of Seminars that begins January 13, 2012.
6/18/2012 Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as Co-Editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a leading national medical journal and an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Dr. Rosengart will serve a three-year term as Co-Editor of Seminars that begins January 13, 2012.
6/18/2012 Stony Brook Physician Selected as Co-Editor of Leading Medical Journal Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Co-Director of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve as Co-Editor of Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a leading national medical journal and an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Dr. Rosengart will serve a three-year term as Co-Editor of Seminars that begins January 13, 2012.
6/14/2012 Survivors "Parade" with Pride at Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families and friends, came to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center on June 10 to celebrate Stony Brook's 8th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). The crowd connected with the day's Inspirational Speaker Ted Kennedy, Jr., activist and cancer survivor, who told fellow survivors to turn their disease into a "transforming experience" in their lives.
6/14/2012 Survivors "Parade" with Pride at Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families and friends, came to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center on June 10 to celebrate Stony Brook's 8th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). The crowd connected with the day's Inspirational Speaker Ted Kennedy, Jr., activist and cancer survivor, who told fellow survivors to turn their disease into a "transforming experience" in their lives.
6/14/2012 SBUH Auxilian Elected President of Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries Uta Dee of the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Auxiliary has been elected President of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. The Setauket, N.Y., resident will serve a one-year term through June 2013.
6/14/2012 SBUH Auxilian Elected President of Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries Uta Dee of the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Auxiliary has been elected President of the Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital Auxiliaries. The Setauket, N.Y., resident will serve a one-year term through June 2013.
6/14/2012 Survivors "Parade" with Pride at Stony Brook's National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Hundreds of cancer survivors, their families and friends, came to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center on June 10 to celebrate Stony Brook's 8th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). The crowd connected with the day's Inspirational Speaker Ted Kennedy, Jr., activist and cancer survivor, who told fellow survivors to turn their disease into a "transforming experience" in their lives.
6/13/2012 Health Behavior Scientist Appointed New Director of Stony Brook's Public Health Program Lisa Benz Scott, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Stony Brook University's Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH), announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Benz Scott also is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), and in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/13/2012 Health Behavior Scientist Appointed New Director of Stony Brook's Public Health Program Lisa Benz Scott, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of Stony Brook University's Graduate Program in Public Health (GPPH), announced Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Benz Scott also is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), and in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
6/8/2012 SBUH Receives "A" Grade on Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group Stony Brook University Hospital is one of 729 hospitals nationwide to receive an "A" Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The score represents a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors.
6/8/2012 Stony Brook Southampton Campus To Get State-Of-The-Art Marine Science Center The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University is set to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), which will replace and expand the current waterfront marine sciences research and teaching facilities.
6/8/2012 Stony Brook Southampton Campus To Get State-Of-The-Art Marine Science Center The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University is set to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), which will replace and expand the current waterfront marine sciences research and teaching facilities.
6/7/2012 Stony Brook to Collaborate with "NextStep" to Build a Rehabilitation Facility for People with Paralysis Stony Brook University, through its School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), is collaborating with Los Angeles-based NextStep Fitness with the intention to build the organization's first fitness and wellness facility in New York State for people with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. NextStep founder Janne Kouri, a former Georgetown University star football player paralyzed in a swimming accident in 2006, and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will announce the plan at NextStep's "Help Make a Difference" Benefit at the Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan on June 7.
6/7/2012 Stony Brook to Collaborate with "NextStep" to Build a Rehabilitation Facility for People with Paralysis Stony Brook University, through its School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), is collaborating with Los Angeles-based NextStep Fitness with the intention to build the organization's first fitness and wellness facility in New York State for people with paralysis and spinal cord injuries. NextStep founder Janne Kouri, a former Georgetown University star football player paralyzed in a swimming accident in 2006, and Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will announce the plan at NextStep's "Help Make a Difference" Benefit at the Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan on June 7.
6/6/2012 SBU Researchers Develop Groundbreaking New Graphene-Based MRI Contrast Agent Dr. Balaji Sitharaman, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and a team of researchers developed a new, highly efficacious, potentially safer and more cost effective nanoparticle-based MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agent for improved disease diagnosis and detection. The most recent findings are discussed in detail in his team's research paper "Physicochemical characterization, and relaxometry studies of micro-graphite oxide, graphene nanoplatelets, and nanoribbons," published in the June 7 edition of the journal PLoS ONE.
6/6/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Names New CEO L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, has been named Vice President for Health Systems and Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) effective Sept. 1, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D
6/6/2012 Christopher Pendergast "Rides for Life" and Battles ALS With Generous Donation to Stony Brook Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. During Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook University - a Seawolves baseball jersey with Pendergast's name and Lou Gehrig's number 4 on it. The Remembrance Ceremony was held on the same day that Yankee great Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS in 1941 shortly before turning 38.
6/6/2012 E-Health Network of LI First to Sign with NY E-Health Collaborative for Statewide Healthcare Records Info Network The e-Health Network of Long Island, a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) with participating partners throughout Long Island, is the first RHIO to sign an agreement with the New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC) to begin sharing data with other RHIOs in New York State. NYeC is spearheading efforts to launch the State Health Information Network of New York's (SHIN-NY) platform statewide, for connectivity for health information exchange. This enterprise will allow e-Health Network's participating providers to view information about their patients who have given their consent, to determine what type of care they may have received at other facilities in various regions of the state.
6/6/2012 SBU Names André Gorgenyi Senior Director of Planned Giving for University Advancement André Gorgenyi has been appointed Senior Director of Planned Giving at Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Gorgenyi served eight years as the Planned Giving and Donor Relations Representative for the Salvation Army in the Boston area, where he raised more than $12 million in legacy and major gifts.
6/6/2012 SBU Researchers Develop Groundbreaking New Graphene-Based MRI Contrast Agent Dr. Balaji Sitharaman, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and a team of researchers developed a new, highly efficacious, potentially safer and more cost effective nanoparticle-based MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agent for improved disease diagnosis and detection.
6/6/2012 Christopher Pendergast "Rides for Life" and Battles ALS With Generous Donation to Stony Brook Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. During Stony Brook's "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook University - a Seawolves baseball jersey with Pendergast's name and Lou Gehrig's number 4 on it. The Remembrance Ceremony was held on the same day that Yankee great Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS in 1941 shortly before turning 38.
6/6/2012 SBU Names André Gorgenyi Senior Director of Planned Giving for University Advancement André Gorgenyi has been appointed Senior Director of Planned Giving at Stony Brook University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Gorgenyi served eight years as the Planned Giving and Donor Relations Representative for the Salvation Army in the Boston area, where he raised more than $12 million in legacy and major gifts.
6/5/2012 2012 March for Babies Sets New Fundraising Total at Stony Brook University More than a thousand walkers turned out in force for the 2012 March for Babies at Stony Brook University on May 6 with one ambitious goal in mind: beating their fundraising result from 2011. And they did exactly that, raising $322,000 to surpass last year's total of $305,900.
6/2/2012 Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge Winner Announced The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and famed actor Alan Alda have announced Ben Ames, 31, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as the winner of the inaugural Flame Challenge, a worldwide competition aimed at scientists to explain a flame to an 11-year old in a clear, engaging and meaningful way. Alda presented the trophy to Ames at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2.
6/2/2012 Stony Brook University's Flame Challenge Winner Announced The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and famed actor Alan Alda have announced Ben Ames, 31, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as the winner of the inaugural Flame Challenge, a worldwide competition aimed at scientists to explain a flame to an 11-year old in a clear, engaging and meaningful way. Alda presented the trophy to Ames at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 2.
July  
7/31/2012 SBU Alum to Work on NASA "HEROES" Project Steven Christe, a Stony Brook University alumnus (BA '01, Physics and Mathematics) and a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is co-principal investigator along with Jessica Gaskin on NASA's new "High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun" or HEROES project. His team's project has been chosen as the recipient of the Hands-On Project Experience (HOPE) training award designed to promote achievement and accelerate career advancement among scientists and engineers with no previous flight-project experience.
7/31/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Opens New Bariatric Surgery Inpatient Unit The Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook University Hospital has opened a dedicated patient unit located on the hospital's ninth floor designed to accommodate the unique needs of the bariatric patient population. As it nears its first anniversary, Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center currently has 400 patients enrolled. The new Unit was created to accommodate the rapidly growing program.
7/31/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Opens New Bariatric Surgery Inpatient Unit The Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook University Hospital has opened a dedicated patient unit located on the hospital's ninth floor designed to accommodate the unique needs of the bariatric patient population. As it nears its first anniversary, Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center currently has 400 patients enrolled. The new Unit was created to accommodate the rapidly growing program.
7/31/2012 Bad Breath As Sign Of Disease? Liver Disease, Lung Cancer May Be Detected By E-Noses(Huffington Post) If the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates diagnosed you with fetor hepaticus (bad liver breath), it would not be an insult but a friendly warning. It meant the scent of your breath indicated you were going into liver failure. Much of ancient Greek medical knowledge has fallen into obscurity, but using the breath as an indicator of health remains. (Researcher: Perena Gouma)
7/27/2012 Stony Brook University Residence Halls Certified LEED Gold The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Stony Brook University's Nobel Halls a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
7/25/2012 SBU Physics Professor Wins Prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Award Rouven Essig, PhD, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University's C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy has been selected for a Department of Energy Early Career Award.
7/25/2012 Stony Brook Scientists Detect Immune Response of a 500-year-old Mummy A team of scientists that used a method of analyzing proteins from samples is the first to detect an immune response from a 500-year-old Incan mummy. Completed at the Proteomics Center, Stony Brook University, the process led to the first positive evidence of active pathogenic infection in an ancient sample of a 15-year-old girl who exhibited an immune response consistent with chronic respiratory infection. Their findings are reported in the PLoS One article "Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy."
7/25/2012 Stony Brook Scientists Detect Immune Response of a 500-year-old Mummy A team of scientists that used a method of analyzing proteins from samples is the first to detect an immune response from a 500-year-old Incan mummy. Completed at the Proteomics Center, Stony Brook University, the process led to the first positive evidence of active pathogenic infection in an ancient sample of a 15-year-old girl who exhibited an immune response consistent with chronic respiratory infection. Their findings are reported in the PLoS One article "Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy."
7/25/2012 SBU Physics Professor Wins Prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Award Rouven Essig, PhD, Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University's C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy has been selected for a Department of Energy Early Career Award. The prestigious award is given to junior faculty at universities and for staff at national laboratories. Dr. Essig, one of 68 awardees nationwide for fiscal year 2012 chosen from among 850 proposals, was cited for his research in "Particle Physics at the Cosmic, Intensity, and Energy Frontiers."
7/24/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Named Among "Most Wired" Hospitals in Nation For the fourth consecutive year, Stony Brook University Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Stony Brook is one of only 12 New York hospitals to be recognized as among the nation's most wired.
7/23/2012 Walk for Beauty Kickoff Event to Feature "Pink Glove Dance" Videotaping Get out your pink gloves and get ready to dance! The 19th annual Walk for Beauty will hold its kick-off event on Thursday, Aug. 16, 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. The event will feature videotaping of participants in a "Pink Glove Dance" video for Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
7/20/2012 SBUH selected to participate in "Best Fed Beginnings" breastfeeding education project Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is one of 90 hospitals nationwide, the only hospital in New York State and one of only two hospitals in the Northeastern United States to be selected to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest.
7/19/2012 Stony Brook University Alumni Association Names Five Recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Five prominent graduates of Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, which represents The Stony Brook Alumni Association's highest honor. All will be honored at an awards dinner on November 13, 2012 at Flowerfield in St. James, NY.
7/19/2012 SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program Stony Brook University has received a $457,000 grant from the Korean Education Center of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York to help establish a Teacher Certification Program for Korean language in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) pending final approval from SUNY and the New York State Department of Education.
7/19/2012 Hot Nuclear Matter Featured in Science A review article appearing in the July 20, 2012, issue of the journal Science describes groundbreaking discoveries that have emerged from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, synergies with the heavy-ion program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, and the compelling questions that will drive this research forward on both sides of the Atlantic. With details that help enlighten our understanding of the hot nuclear matter that permeated the early universe, the article is a prelude to the latest findings scientists from both facilities will present at the next gathering of physicists dedicated to this research -- Quark Matter 2012, August 12-18 in Washington, D.C
7/19/2012 Stony Brook University Alumni Association Names Five Recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Five prominent graduates of Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, which represents The Stony Brook Alumni Association's highest honor. All will be honored at an awards dinner on November 13, 2012 at Flowerfield in St. James, NY
7/19/2012 SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program Stony Brook University has received a $457,000 grant from the Korean Education Center of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York to help establish a Teacher Certification Program for Korean language in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) pending final approval from SUNY and the New York State Department of Education.
7/19/2012 Hot Nuclear Matter Featured in Science A review article appearing in the July 20, 2012, issue of the journal Science describes groundbreaking discoveries that have emerged from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, synergies with the heavy-ion program at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe, and the compelling questions that will drive this research forward on both sides of the Atlantic. With details that help enlighten our understanding of the hot nuclear matter that permeated the early universe, the article is a prelude to the latest findings scientists from both facilities will present at the next gathering of physicists dedicated to this research -- Quark Matter 2012, August 12-18 in Washington, D.C.
7/18/2012 SBU Study Reveals Harmful Effects of CFL Bulbs to Skin Inspired by a European study, a team of Stony Brook University researchers looked into the potential impact of healthy human skin tissue (in vitro) being exposed to ultraviolet rays emitted from compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The results, "The Effects of UV Emission from CFL Exposure on Human Dermal Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes in Vitro," were published in the June issue of the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.
7/18/2012 Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Neonatology Dennis Davidson, MD, has been appointed Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and will serve on the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital as Chief of Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, announced Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
7/18/2012 Stony Brook Children's Names New Chief of Neonatology Dennis Davidson, MD, has been appointed Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and will serve on the medical staff at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital as Chief of Neonatology-Perinatal Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, announced Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
7/18/2012 SBU Study Reveals Harmful Effects of CFL Bulbs to Skin Inspired by a European study, a team of Stony Brook University researchers looked into the potential impact of healthy human skin tissue (in vitro) being exposed to ultraviolet rays emitted from compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. The results, "The Effects of UV Emission from CFL Exposure on Human Dermal Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes in Vitro," were published in the June issue of the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.
7/17/2012 Titan Supercomputer Hours Awarded to Collaborative Protein Project Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have been awarded processing time on a new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study how proteins fold into their three-dimensional shapes.
7/17/2012 Stony Brook Study Shows Ultrasound Triggers Bone Cell Mobility Research led by Yi-Xian Qin, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory at Stony Brook University, demonstrated that the use of medium-intensity focused ultrasound on osteoblasts, known as bone-forming cells, stimulates the mobility of the cells and triggers calcium release, a process that promotes growth. The technique could provide a foundation for a method to develop non-pharmacologic treatments of osteoporosis, fractures, and other conditions involving bone loss. The team's research findings are detailed online in the PLoS One article "Mechanobiological Modulation of Cytoskeleton and Calcium Influx in Osteoblastic Cells by Short-Term Focused Acoustic Radiation Force."
7/17/2012 Kids are the Stars at Stony Brook's Annual Kids Health & Safety Expo The kids were the stars of the show at the 7th annual Kids Health & Safety Expo sponsored by Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital on July 11 at Flowerfield - literally.
7/17/2012 Titan Supercomputer Hours Awarded to Collaborative Protein Project Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have been awarded processing time on a new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study how proteins fold into their three-dimensional shapes.
7/16/2012 "Killer" On Campus Legendary producer and indie film powerhouse Christine Vachon of Killer Films has joined the Stony Brook Southampton faculty, announced Associate Provost Robert Reeves, moving the vibrant and emerging campus a giant step closer to the goal of establishing a new, innovative graduate program in film.
7/16/2012 "Killer" On Campus Legendary producer and indie film powerhouse Christine Vachon of Killer Films has joined the Stony Brook Southampton faculty, announced Associate Provost Robert Reeves, moving the vibrant and emerging campus a giant step closer to the goal of establishing a new, innovative graduate program in film.
7/12/2012 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival-Behind the Orange Curtain The 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival presents the East Coast premiere of Behind the Orange Curtain, a documentary that explores the tragedy of prescription drug addiction. The film screens on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm, the second day of the ten-day Festival, at Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage. Brent Huff, the director of the film along with Executive Producer Natalie Costa and others will be on hand for a question and answer period after the screening.
7/12/2012 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival - Behind The Orange Curtain The 17th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival presents the East Coast premiere of Behind the Orange Curtain, a documentary that explores the tragedy of prescription drug addiction. The film screens on Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm, the second day of the ten-day Festival, at Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage. Brent Huff, the director of the film along with Executive Producer Natalie Costa and others will be on hand for a question and answer period after the screening
7/11/2012 SBUH Receives 2012 AHA Gold Award for Heart Failure Treatment Stony Brook University Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Gold Quality Performance Achievement Award for 2012. GWTG-HF is an evidence-based quality initiative that provides hospital staff with tools to care for heart failure patients and help prevent future hospitalizations.
7/10/2012 Stony Brook Medical Students Investigate Access to Healthcare in Global Health Settings This summer three Stony Brook University School of Medicine students are researching access to healthcare and contributing to other medical research and services in developing areas of Peru and India. The students are 2012 recipients of the Barry Coller International Research Scholarship, which provides select students with the opportunity to live and work for two months or more in developing countries.
7/10/2012 Stony Brook Medical Students Investigate Access to Healthcare in Global Health Settings This summer three Stony Brook University School of Medicine students are researching access to healthcare and contributing to other medical research and services in developing areas of Peru and India. The students are 2012 recipients of the Barry Coller International Research Scholarship, which provides select students with the opportunity to live and work for two months or more in developing countries.
7/6/2012 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Stony Brook University to Announce "America Innovates Act" On Friday, July 6, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) at Stony Brook University to announce new federal legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York State. The bill is designed to help scientists and researchers secure valuable resources and training to turn their discoveries into marketable products, new high-tech companies and jobs.
7/6/2012 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Stony Brook University to Announce "America Innovates Act" On Friday, July 6, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Long Island High Technology (LIHTI) incubabor at Stony Brook University to announce new federal legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York State. The bill is designed to help scientists and researchers secure valuable resources and training to turn their discoveries into marketable products, new high-tech companies and jobs.
7/2/2012 SBU, Centre ValBio Inaugurate New Building in Madagascar World-renowned primatologist, Dr. Patricia Wright, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, the Madagascar Minister of Higher Education, Members of the Transitional Congress and Chief of the Region, officially inaugurated NamanaBe Hall (NamanaBe means "big friendship" in the Malagasy language), the new 15,000-square-foot building designed to enhance the conservation, research and community outreach capabilities of the Centre ValBio (CVB) research campus.
7/2/2012 SBU, Centre ValBio Inaugurate New Building in Madagascar World-renowned primatologist, Dr. Patricia Wright, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, the Madagascar Minister of Higher Education, Members of the Transitional Congress and Chief of the Region, officially inaugurated NamanaBe Hall (NamanaBe means "big friendship" in the Malagasy language), the new 15,000-square-foot building designed to enhance the conservation, research and community outreach capabilities of the Centre ValBio (CVB) research campus.
August  
8/31/2012 Stony Brook Pediatric MS Center Celebrates 10 Years With Patient Reunion The Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital hosted a patient reunion that brought the first pediatric MS patient treated at Stony Brook together with newer patients to celebrate. The event, held at the Wang Center on the Stony Brook University campus, marked the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Center, which was founded by Lauren Krupp, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Pediatric MS Program Director.
8/31/2012 Renowned Brain Imaging Expert Named Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Science at Stony Brook University Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/31/2012 Stony Brook Pediatric MS Center Celebrates 10 Years With Patient Reunion The Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital hosted a patient reunion that brought the first pediatric MS patient treated at Stony Brook together with newer patients to celebrate. The event, held at the Wang Center on the Stony Brook University campus, marked the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Center, which was founded by Lauren Krupp, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Pediatric MS Program Director.
8/31/2012 Renowned Brain Imaging Expert Named Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Science at Stony Brook University Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Research, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/29/2012 Stony Brook University Appoints New Chair Of Obstetrics, Gynecology And Reproductive Medicine Todd Griffin, MD, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, has been appointed Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/29/2012 Stony Brook Names Dennis Choi As Chair Of Neurology and Director Of Neurosciences Institute Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of the Simons Foundation, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Stony Brook University's Neurosciences Institute, effective October 1, 2012, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He succeeds Patricia K. Coyle, MD, Professor of Neurology, and Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Adult Care Center, who served as Acting Chair.
8/29/2012 Stony Brook University Appoints New Chair Of Obstetrics, Gynecology And Reproductive Medicine Todd Griffin, MD, FACOG, Chief Medical Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, has been appointed Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/29/2012 Stony Brook Names Dennis Choi As Chair Of Neurology and Director Of Neurosciences Institute Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of the Simons Foundation, has been appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Director of Stony Brook University's Neurosciences Institute, effective October 1, 2012, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He succeeds Patricia K. Coyle, MD, Professor of Neurology, and Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Adult Care Center, who served as Acting Chair.
8/29/2012 Researchers Confirm Decline in Breeding Chinstrap Penguins in Antarctic Peninsula In a paper published this week in the journal "Polar Biology", researchers from the Antarctic Site Inventory confirm significant declines in the breeding population of chinstrap penguins in the vastly warming Antarctic Peninsula, where it's warming faster than, or as fast as, any other place on Earth. In the paper entitled "First direct, site-wide penguin survey at Deception Island, Antarctica, suggests significant declines in breeding chinstrap penguins", these results and analyses stem from fieldwork conducted in December 2011 at Deception Island, one of the most frequently visited locations in Antarctica.
8/28/2012 SBU School of Medicine Names Douglas S. Katz 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., '90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony.
8/28/2012 124 Incoming Medical Students Receive Symbolic "White Coat" The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2016 officially entered the world of medical training on August 19 at the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony. All 124 students with varied educational and professional backgrounds and from 61 colleges and university nationwide put on their new physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/28/2012 SBU School of Medicine Names Douglas S. Katz 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., '90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony.
8/28/2012 124 Incoming Medical Students Receive Symbolic "White Coat" The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2016 officially entered the world of medical training on August 19 at the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony. All 124 students with varied educational and professional backgrounds and from 61 colleges and university nationwide put on their new physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/28/2012 SBU School of Medicine Names Douglas S. Katz 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., '90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony.
8/28/2012 Stony Brook University Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 Stony Brook University has been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 based on a broad range of subjects including academics, affordability, financial aid, quality of student life on campus, extracurricular activities, food, housing and more. The Fiske Guide to Colleges provides a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
8/28/2012 SBU School of Medicine Names Douglas S. Katz 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., '90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School's traditional "White Coat" ceremony.
8/27/2012 Stony Brook University Receives $3 Million For Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program The once rich shellfish beds of Shinnecock Bay may thrive again thanks to an ambitious environmental restoration project funded in part by a philanthropic gift from the Laurie Landeau Foundation matched by a gift from the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $3 million. These targeted funds will be used by Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) over five years to restock shellfish, expand existing eelgrass beds, harvest seaweeds to absorb nutrients and inhibit harmful algal blooms, monitor restoration efforts and share the project's goals and results with stakeholders and the public.
8/24/2012 SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Appointed Chair of National Biosecurity Board Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has been appointed Chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), a group of 25 experts who advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the heads of all Federal departments and agencies that conduct or support life sciences research. It is responsible for making recommendations concerning strategies for the efficient and effective oversight of federally conducted or supported dual-use biological research, taking into consideration national security concerns and the needs of the research community.
8/24/2012 SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Appointed Chair of National Biosecurity Board Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has been appointed Chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), a group of 25 experts who advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the heads of all Federal departments and agencies that conduct or support life sciences research. It is responsible for making recommendations concerning strategies for the efficient and effective oversight of federally conducted or supported dual-use biological research, taking into consideration national security concerns and the needs of the research community.
8/20/2012 Two Stony Brook University Chemistry Professors Honored With National Prizes From American Chemical Society Stony Brook University Chemistry Professors Iwao Ojima, PhD, and Nancy Goroff, PhD, have been selected to receive 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards for pioneering work in their respective specialties.
8/20/2012 Students Sink Their Teeth Into Discover Dental School Stony Brook University student Anna Lubitz '14 can say with confidence that she knows the drill -- along with an assortment of other dental instruments. The biology major was one of 53 students from five states and 23 colleges and universities attending the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine's inaugural Discover Dental School program, held the week of August 4 at Stony Brook University.
8/17/2012 SBU Research Reveals Bats Evolved More Than One Way to Drink Nectar A team of evolutionary biologists compared the anatomy and genes of bats to help solve a persistent question in evolution: Why do analyses of different features of an organism result in conflicting patterns of evolutionary relationships? Their findings, "Understanding phylogenetic incongruence: lessons from phyllostomid bats," appear in the August 14 edition of Biological Reviews.
8/15/2012 Stony Brook Joins National Study to Improve Care for Lung Cancer Patients Stony Brook University Cancer Center is among six healthcare institutions to recently join a national study to promote an evidence-based evaluation and treatment standards model for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSMLC). A total of 12 healthcare institutions are participating in the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer(CoC) National Pilot Study for the ProvenCare Lung Cancer Collaborative, based on Geisinger Health System's ProvenCare® model. The study is designed to create a "best practice" model to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with NSCLC, the most common form of lung cancer and leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
8/15/2012 Muslim Chaplain of the Interfaith Center at SBU Attends White House Dinner Sister Sanaa Nadim, the Muslim Chaplain for The Interfaith Center at Stony Brook University, attended the annual Iftar dinner hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. Iftar is the meal when Muslim families and communities gather together after sunset to break a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
8/10/2012 Leading Battery Innovator Joins Stony Brook University Professor Esther Takeuchi, an electrochemist and one of the world's leading energy storage researchers, has been appointed Professor of the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry, announced Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD.
8/10/2012 Stony Brook Primary Care Practice Provides The Prescription For Improving Early Childhood Literacy Ten children gathered to learn firsthand about the benefits of early childhood literacy on Tuesday, Aug. 7 when Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital hosted a "Reach Out and Read of Greater New York" event at its Stony Brook Primary Care clinic in East Moriches, featuring a special guest reading by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Southampton).
8/9/2012 Stony Brook Receives $3.3 Million NIH Grant to Train Fellows Toward Careers in Research and Education Stony Brook University School of Medicine through the SUNY Research Foundation has received a five-year $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to launch a training program that prepares postdoctoral fellows to develop careers centered on research and education. The NIGMS Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) supports the development of the New York Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars (NY-CAPS). Under NY-CAPS, Stony Brook will train 36 postdoctoral fellows and provide them with teaching opportunities at one of three partnering colleges in the region.
8/9/2012 Stony Brook Receives $3.3 Million NIH Grant to Train Fellows Toward Careers in Research and Education Stony Brook University School of Medicine through the SUNY Research Foundation has received a five-year $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to launch a training program that prepares postdoctoral fellows to develop careers centered on research and education. The NIGMS Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) supports the development of the New York Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars (NY-CAPS). Under NY-CAPS, Stony Brook will train 36 postdoctoral fellows and provide them with teaching opportunities at one of three partnering colleges in the region.
8/9/2012 New Kenyan Fossils Shed Light On Early Human Evolution Stony Brook, NY, Aug.9, 2012--NAIROBI, KENYA - Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus - Homo - living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. The finds, announced in the prestigious scientific journal Nature on August 9th, include a face, a remarkably complete lower jaw, and part of a second lower jaw. They were uncovered between 2007 and 2009 by the Koobi Fora Research Project (KFRP), led by Meave and Louise Leakey. KFRP's fieldwork was facilitated by the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI), and supported by the National Geographic Society, which has funded the KFRP since 1968.
8/7/2012 SBUH Auxiliary Elects Officers for 2012 The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary elected its officers for 2012, with Janice Rohlf re-elected President.
8/6/2012 Large Private Donation Launches Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University A transformational $10 million anonymous donation plus matching funds of equal value from the Simons Foundation has enabled Stony Brook University to establish a world-class Institute for Advanced Computational Science. The core mission of the Institute is to advance the science of computing and its applications to solving complex problems in the physical sciences, the life sciences, medicine, sociology, industry and finance. In this endeavor, the Institute will cooperate closely with the new Computational Science Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which specializes in large-scale data analysis. (For more information on this collaboration, please visit link to BNL press release.) The new Institute for Advanced Computational Science will firmly establish the Stony Brook University-Brookhaven National Laboratory partnership as a center of excellence in high-performance computing.
8/6/2012 Researchers Find Substantial Water Pollution Risks From "Fracking" To Recover Natural Gas STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 6, 2012 - Stony Brook University scientists have found that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing - commonly known as "fracking" - wells producing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region poses substantial potential risks of river and other water pollution that suggests additional regulation to reduce the potential of drinking water contamination.
8/2/2012 Stony Brook University Receives Motorola Foundations Grant for STEM Education STONY BROOK, NY, August 2, 2012 -- Stony Brook University announced that the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., has once again funded the Long Island STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Collaborative with a $100,000 grant as part of their Innovation Generation National Partnership program. Through the grant, the STEM Collaborative will provide resources and facilitators for the creation of four STEM Tech clubs and the continuation of the successful TechPREP program. This past year the grant served more than 300 students from high-needs school districts.
8/2/2012 Stony Brook Children's Physician Promotes Passage of Pertussis Vaccine Law A New York State law will soon require hospitals across the state to offer the pertussis vaccine to parents of newborns, thanks to legislation that resulted from advocacy efforts by Shetal Shah, M.D., a neonatologist at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital who published research demonstrating that the approach can boost immunization rates.
September  
9/28/2012 Stony Brook Commemorates Groundbreaking For New Computer Science Building Stony Brook University hosted a groundbreaking dedication event for its new 70,000-square-foot Computer Science building on Friday, Sept. 28, continuing the expansion of the school's nationally ranked Department of Computer Science and adding to its reputation as a rising star in the cutting edge research, education and industrial interaction essential to the innovation economy.
9/27/2012 Stony Brook University Celebrates 25 Years of Underrepresented Graduate Student Achievement The Graduate School at Stony Brook University will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship program at Stony Brook University on October 5, 2012. Part conference, part reunion, the celebration will be comprised of several presentations by alumni and current fellows in a variety of formats including panel discussions, research symposia, reflection talks, a networking fair, and a diversity exhibition. The event also features a special guest speaker, Frances Col?n, PhD, Deputy Science and Technology Advisor to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The event will culminate with an evening gala that will serve as both a celebration of the 25th anniversary and a welcome for Stony Brook's 2012 Turner Fellows.
9/26/2012 Stony Brook Receives Federal Grant To Advance HIV/AIDS Care For Women And Children Stony Brook University School of Medicine, through the SUNY Research Foundation, has received a three-year $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help advance and expand comprehensive medical care for HIV-infected women, children, youth, and HIV-exposed infants living in Suffolk County, N.Y. The grant is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which helps people who lack sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to manage HIV.
9/26/2012 Stony Brook Receives Federal Grant To Advance HIV/AIDS Care For Women And Children Stony Brook University School of Medicine, through the SUNY Research Foundation, has received a three-year $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help advance and expand comprehensive medical care for HIV-infected women, children, youth, and HIV-exposed infants living in Suffolk County, N.Y. The grant is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which helps people who lack sufficient health care coverage or financial resources to manage HIV.
9/25/2012 Stony Brook University Unveils Wolfie Wallet The Stony Brook University Faculty Student Association (FSA) has introduced Wolfie Wallet, a new debit card program that students, faculty and staff can use with their Stony Brook ID card. Wolfie Wallet can be used at more merchants than the now discontinued Campus Cash and Faculty Staff Debit Plans
9/24/2012 Renowned Neuro-Oncology Surgeon Appointed Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center at Stony Brook Yu-Hung Kuo, MD, PhD, a renowned neuro-oncology surgeon, has been appointed Co-Director of the Neuro-Oncology Center at Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Raphael Davis, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Kuo joins Agnieszka Kowalska, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, in leading the Neuro-Oncology Center.
9/24/2012 Stony Brook WTC Health Program Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), part of the World Trade Center Health Program, and colleagues, have received a two-year $1 million grant from the WTC Health Program, which is administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), to study the role genetics may play after exposure to environmental toxins in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and respiratory illness in 9/11 WTC responders. Approximately 10 percent of 9/11 responders treated at WTC Health Programs suffer from both conditions.
9/21/2012 New Education Trust Reports Highlight Increased Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students at Stony Brook University Stony Brook University was mentioned in two reports released today by The Education Trust, spotlighting colleges and universities that have been narrowing the graduation-rate gaps of underrepresented students. In the reports, Stony Brook was recognized for increased graduation rate among Hispanic students and for its continued success with African-American students.
9/20/2012 Stony Brook University to Receive $270,000 Violence Against Women Prevention Grant Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop announced that Stony Brook University has been awarded a $270,000 grant from the Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women for campus programs focused on the reduction of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
9/19/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Rooftop Farm Helps Supplement Nutrition for Patients The official opening and benefit for the Stony Brook Heights Rooftop Farm served up a tantalizing mix of fresh vegetable plates and other delights for attendees at the September 10 event. A collaborative effort of the Nutrition Division, Department of Family Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital Food Service, and Stony Brook University's Sustainability Studies Program, the farm supplements the nutrition and food offerings to hospital patients. This year's crop has produced more than 400 pounds with 33 varieties of vegetables and herbs harvested.
9/18/2012 New Study Reveals Evolution of Lizards and Snakes A new study, published online in Biology Letters on September 19, has utilized a massive molecular dataset to reconstruct the evolutionary history of lizards and snakes. The results reveal a surprising finding about the evolution of snakes: that most snakes we see living on the surface today arose from ancestors that lived underground.
9/18/2012 Three Stony Brook Professors Named National Academies Fellows Three Stony Brook University professors have earned the distinction of Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academies for the 2012-2013 academic year. This honor was bestowed upon them by virtue of their selection and participation in the 2012 National Academies Northeast Regional Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology, held this past summer at Harvard University.
9/17/2012 From 19th Century Surgical Tools to 1950s Tonsil Needles: Stony Brook Exhibit Highlights History and Progress of Medicine A new exhibit at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library that displays medical instruments and objects from the mid-1800s to the 1980s illustrates the evolution of modern medicine. A concept initiated by the Suffolk County Historical Society, "Healthcare Instruments - Past and Present" was developed in partnership with the Stony Brook University Libraries and Stony Brook Medicine. The exhibit showcases instruments from the collection of the late Dr. R.Sherman Mills of Setauket, a family physician on Long Island who practiced medicine from the 1940s to early 1980s. The exhibit opened September 13, 2012, and will be on display for the entire 2012-13 academic year.
9/14/2012 Doctors Sherry and Howard Sussman Donate $25,000 to Stony Brook University's Scholars for Medicine Program Stony Brook Medicine has announced a $25,000 gift from two Stony Brook University alumni, Doctors Sherry and Howard Sussman, to establish the "Sussman Scholarship" for incoming students participating in the "Scholars for Medicine" program. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $50,000.
9/14/2012 Dr. Robert Kirshner to Speak at Stony Brook University On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2-3, Dr. Robert Kirshner, celebrated Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University, will deliver three talks for the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University.
9/13/2012 Stony Brook Children's Celebrates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Fun, frolic and festivities were the focus of a series of events hosted by the Sunrise Fund on Sept. 7-8 in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
9/13/2012 Stony Brook Children's Celebrates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Fun, frolic and festivities were the focus of a series of events hosted by the Sunrise Fund on Sept. 7-8 in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
9/12/2012 SBU Named Among Top 100 National Universities and Top 40 Public Universities by US News & World Report Stony Brook University ranks among the top 100 National Universities in America and among the top 40 Public National Universities in the country according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report survey.
9/11/2012 Family of Stony Brook University Men's Basketball Coach Donates $50,000 Back to University STONY BROOK, N.Y., September 11, 2012 - Stony Brook University Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Pikiell and his wife, Kate, have generously donated $50,000 back to the university, with $25,000 going towards the men's basketball program and $25,000 going towards Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced Thursday. Pikiell's donation is the largest ever given by an active staff member of Stony Brook Athletics.
9/10/2012 SBU Study Finds Surprises in Evolution of Frog Life Cycles All tadpoles grow into frogs, but not all frogs start out as tadpoles, reveals a new study on 720 species of frogs to be published in the journal Evolution. The study, "Phylogenetic analyses reveal unexpected patterns in the evolution of reproductive modes in frogs," conducted by John J. Wiens, an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, and colleagues Ivan Gomez-Mestre from the Doñana Biological Station in Seville, Spain, and R. Alexander Pyron from George Washington University, uncovers the surprising evolution of life cycles in frogs.
9/7/2012 Stony Brook University Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Showing of Dr. Benjamin Luft's "9/11: An American Requiem" In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Stony Brook University will show "9/11: An American Requiem," a documentary film produced by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence, part of the World Trade Center Health Program. The film features responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks telling their own gripping and heartbreaking stories, which captures their journeys from the hellish disaster to renewal 10 years later. The film will be shown on September 11 at 6:00 p.m., in Stony Brook University's Wang Center Auditorium. Registration is required, and seating is limited. For more information, see the 9/11 commemoration page. To register directly, fill out this registration form.
9/7/2012 Study Provides First-Time Analysis of Three Distinct Contributions of Forage Fish Worldwide A just-published study provides a first-time analysis of the value of forage fish, which are small, schooling species such as sardines, herring, and anchovies. Three kinds of contributions of forage fish were estimated: as direct catch, as food for other commercially important fish, and as an important link in the food web in marine ecosystems. The analysis showed these small fish contribute a total of $16.9 billion, as both direct catch and food for larger fish, to global fisheries annually, representing 20 percent of the global catch values of all marine fisheries combined. Additionally, the scientists found in 75 percent of the ecosystem models analyzed, at least one of the highly dependent predator species of forage fish, such as seabirds, marine mammals, depended on these fish for half or more of its diet, and in 30 percent of the models analyzed, forage fish made up three-quarters of the diet for at least one predator species.
9/6/2012 SBU Psychology Chair Receives Highest Honor From Society of Clinical Psychology Daniel N. Klein, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University, received the 2012 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology at the Society of Clinical Psychology's annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida. This award is the Society's highest honor presented to those who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to psychology throughout their careers.
9/6/2012 Esther Takeuchi Selected to Receive 2013 E.V. Murphree Award Esther Sans Takeuchi, a SUNY Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, as well as the Chief Scientist in Brookhaven National Laboratory's Global and Regional Solutions Directorate, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.
9/5/2012 Heart Surgeons Assume Leadership Role at Stony Brook University Heart Institute James R. Taylor Jr., MD, FACS, and Harold A. Fernandez, MD, have joined Stony Brook Medicine as Professors of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Co-Directors of Stony Brook University Heart Institute effective Sept. 4. Dr. Taylor will also serve as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Dr. Fernandez will serve as Deputy Chief of the Division.
9/4/2012 SBU Student Named NASEA Employee of the Year Carla Kentoffio, a senior at Stony Brook University double majoring in psychology and English, was named the "Student Employee of the Year" for New York State by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NASEA). She was recognized for her hard work and extraordinary accomplishments as student manager of Student Staffing Resources for the Faculty Student Association (FSA).
October  
10/26/2012 Ironworks on the Edge Performs at Stony Brook University The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University presents two new and original works The Table Where We Met and When the Hedges Fall by Ironworks on the Edge, a resident performance company based at Stony Brook University. The performances, sponsored by The College of Arts and Sciences; The Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning; Faculty in the Arts, Humanities and lettered Social Sciences (FAHSS); and the Charles B Wang Center, will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre on November 7 at 1 pm and 8 pm and again on November 8 at 8 pm.
10/26/2012 Study Shows Inhaled Anesthesia Affects Children's Brains More Than Intravenous Anesthetic Stony Brook University School of Medicine researchers have found that children's brains are more affected by an inhaled anesthetic than an intravenous anesthetic with increased levels of brain lactate. Lactate increases brain activation and may lead to metabolic changes associated with anxiety and delirium. Reported in the November issue of Anesthesiology, the findings provide new clues to metabolic changes within the brains of children undergoing anesthesia and could help researchers understand why general anesthesia may be potentially harmful to the developing brain.
10/26/2012 Simons Foundation Dedicates Umbilic Torus to SBU Community On Thursday, October 25, celebrated sculptor and mathematician Dr. Helaman Ferguson joined President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and Jim and Marilyn Simons for the dedication of his piece, Umbilic Torus, at Stony Brook University.
10/26/2012 Study Shows Inhaled Anesthesia Affects Children's Brains More Than Intravenous Anesthetic Stony Brook University School of Medicine researchers have found that children's brains are more affected by an inhaled anesthetic than an intravenous anesthetic with increased levels of brain lactate. Lactate increases brain activation and may lead to metabolic changes associated with anxiety and delirium. Reported in the November issue of Anesthesiology, the findings provide new clues to metabolic changes within the brains of children undergoing anesthesia and could help researchers understand why general anesthesia may be potentially harmful to the developing brain.
10/26/2012 Stony Brook Surgeons Transform Lives With Mission to Ecuador A team of surgeons from Stony Brook Medicine participated in a medical mission this month to Guayaquil, Ecuador, where they completed 75 life-transforming procedures for both adults and children. The procedures included hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, and repairs of cleft lips, palates, and burn scars. The team joined the 80-plus healthcare volunteers who work at a mission in Ecuador sponsored by Blanca's House that provides free care to those in need.
10/25/2012 Traditional Fisheries Management Approach Jeopardizes Marine Ecosystems Worldwide In a Perspectives article, "The Risks of Overfishing," published in the October 26 issue of the journal Science, Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and professor at Stony Brook University, cautions against continuing traditional fisheries management. According to Dr. Pikitch, current and recent studies demonstrate the need for "a more precautionary approach to fisheries management, in which fishing is restricted to those places and amounts where it can be conducted safely and with minimal risk of jeopardizing the integrity of marine ecosystems."
10/25/2012 Pay Attention! Science on Tap Returns Science on Tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science, returns to The Bench in Stony Brook on November 7 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, "Pay Attention! ADHD and the Brain."
10/24/2012 Stony Brook University Mentors 26 Semi/Regional Finalists in Siemens Competition Three regional finalists and 23 semifinalists in the 2012 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology - one of the top nationwide research competitions for high school researchers - were mentored at Stony Brook University, a leader in mentoring high school researchers.
10/23/2012 Simons Foundation to Dedicate Umbilic Torus to Stony Brook University Community On Thursday, October 25th, celebrated sculptor and mathematician Dr. Helaman Ferguson will join President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. and Jim and Marilyn Simons for the dedication of his piece, Umbilic Torus, at Stony Brook University.
10/23/2012 SBU Food Day Promotes Healthy Eating, Local Fare Campus Dining Services is partnering with the Office of Sustainability and Stony Brook Heights gardening program to celebrate Food Day at Stony Brook University on October 24. Food Day is a national event that began in 2011, which celebrates healthy eating, sustainable farming and agricultural welfare. It was created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a group dedicated to raising public awareness of health and environmental issues to help Americans lead more healthy lifestyles.
10/23/2012 Long Island Man and Grandfather Beats Fungal Meningitis Thinking he had only months to live, Frank Tarantino, 67, of Amityville, N.Y., a retired electrician, father of four and grandfather of seven, was getting his affairs in order in the winter of 2011. Doctors believed he had a lethal brain tumor. Tarantino, a prostate cancer survivor, had just finished treatment for breast cancer in late 2010. One consulting physician, Shenhong Wu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and an oncologist at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, could not conclude Tarantino had cancer. The question remained in Dr. Wu's mind: If not cancer, what could this be?
10/22/2012 SBU School of Journalism Exports News Literacy to Asia Students at Hong Kong University are now learning how to judge the reliability of news and information, thanks to Stony Brook University's School of Journalism and a ground-breaking course in news literacy.
10/19/2012 Students on Hand as Eagerly Anticipated Campus Rec Center Opens Stony Brook University celebrated the opening of the eagerly anticipated Campus Recreation Center, a brand new, state-of-the-art 85,000-square-foot health, fitness and well-being hub, at a commemorative ceremony held on October 19. Located between the Student Union and the Sports Complex, the Campus Recreation Center is a three-floor facility devoted entirely to the health and well-being of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff. It also includes two first-floor lounges with couches, televisions and wireless Internet access for relaxing and meeting with friends.
10/18/2012 Drs. Charles and Maria Ryan Establish School of Dental Medicine Scholarship with Gift The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has announced a $37,500 gift from alumni Maria Ryan, DDS '89, PhD'98, and Charles Ryan, JD, PhD '90, of Laurel Hollow, NY, to establish the "Ryan Endowed Scholarship for Future Academicians" at the SDM. Their gift will be matched dollar for dollar as part of the Simons Foundation matching gift program, yielding a total impact of $75,000.
10/16/2012 New Study Reveals the Causes of Extinction from Global Warming A new study, published online today in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, reviewed 136 case studies to determine the underlying causes of why many populations have gone extinct due to changing climate.
10/16/2012 Long-Term Observations in the Tropics Linked to Global Climate Change Reports of declining ice coverage and drowning polar bears in the Arctic illustrate dramatic ecosystem responses to global climate change in Earth's polar regions. But in this first-ever account of a long-term project in the southern Caribbean, a Stony Brook professor and his colleagues report in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. that tropical ecosystems are also affected by global climatic trends - and with accompanying economic impacts.
10/16/2012 Slam Dunk: First Stony Brook LVAD Patient Gets New Heart and Fulfills Hoops Dream with Invite from Seawolves Arthur Plowden, 45, of Amityville, N.Y., says he is "living a dream every day and feeling better than ever." In April, 2010, Plowden became the first patient at a Long Island hospital and at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute to receive a life-saving left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The device transformed his life, which dramatically changed again in July 2012 when Plowden received a new heart at one of Stony Brook's heart transplantation partners, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. When Stony Brook Seawolves Men's basketball Head Coach, Steve Pikiell, heard Plowden's story and about his dream to play on a basketball court again, he invited him to a pre-season shooting session.
10/16/2012 Starting the Start-Ups on the East End of Long Island and Beyond Stony Brook University officially opened the doors to its new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton during a commemorative event held on October 16. Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other officials instrumental in bringing this new facility to fruition were joined by local entrepreneurs and members of the East End business and agriculture communities for the commemorative ceremony.
10/15/2012 Stony Brook University seeks 75,000 votes for Pink Glove Dance video Stony Brook Medicine has entered the second annual national Pink Glove video competition, sponsored by MedLine Industries Inc., with a four-minute video capturing the spirit of Stony Brook physicians and staff, as well as the broader Stony Brook community, in their dedication to fighting breast cancer. On Friday, Oct. 12, voting opened nationwide to determine which videos will receive the most votes, with prize money donated for breast cancer research.
10/11/2012 SBU Undergrad Receives Biomedical Engineering Award Stony Brook University Biomedical Engineering (BME) student Vihita Patel was selected as one of four undergraduate recipients of the international 2012 Research and Design Awards by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Patel was selected for her work entitled "Low Intensity Vibration Treatment Tapers Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes by Decreasing the Size of Adipocytes in Mice." She will be recognized at the BMES 2012 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 24 to October 27.
10/10/2012 Stony Brook Researchers Develop Neuroimaging Technique Capturing Cocaine's Devastating Effect on Brain Blood Flow Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University have developed a high-resolution, 3D optical Doppler imaging tomography technique that captures the effects of cocaine restricting the blood supply in vessels - including small capillaries - of the brain. The study, reported in Molecular Psychiatry, and with images on the journal's October 2012 cover, illustrates the first use of the novel neuroimaging technique and provides evidence of cocaine-induced cerebral microischemia, which can cause stroke.
10/9/2012 Harvest Sunset Dinner Benefits Pediatric MS Research at Stony Brook Children's Hospital The Third Annual Harvest Sunset Dinner to raise funds for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) research conducted through the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place at Lombardi's on the Sound at the Port Jefferson Country Club, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
10/9/2012 Harvest Sunset Dinner Benefits Pediatric MS Research at Stony Brook Children's Hospital The Third Annual Harvest Sunset Dinner to raise funds for pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) research conducted through the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital will take place at Lombardi's on the Sound at the Port Jefferson Country Club, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
10/9/2012 SBU Marching Band Participates in 68th Annual Columbus Day Parade For the second consecutive year, The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band participated in New York City's Annual Columbus Day Parade. The Parade took place on October 8 and was broadcast live from Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on WABC-TV.
10/8/2012 New Rehabiliation Research Demonstrates Significant Functional Improvements in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries A series of rehabilitation studies published in the September 2012 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation demonstrate that innovative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in patients and a higher quality of life. Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, Research Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory, Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), and Co-Director of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN), says the findings suggest that a shift in both protocol and policy is needed at rehabilitation centers across the nation to advance and standardize rehabilitation care for patients with spinal cord injuries.
10/5/2012 Stony Brook University Cancer Center Announces Breast Cancer Awareness Month Programs October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Stony Brook University Cancer Center is offering numerous opportunities for patients, families and the community to come together to honor survivors and patients, raise funds, and learn more about prevention and treatment offered at Stony Brook.
10/5/2012 Stony Brook Teams With Peer Institutions for Student Health Forum A team of students, faculty, staff and administration from Stony Brook University, joined similar teams from 31 other colleges and universities from across the country for three days in Washington D.C. this past summer, to learn from and share with one another about improving the health of their students by reducing harms associated with high-risk drinking.
10/4/2012 SBU Biologist Douglas Futuyma Wins Joseph Leidy Award Douglas Futuyma, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive the prestigious Joseph Leidy Award for Research Achievement presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The award, recognizing creative research and experimental tenacity in the natural sciences will be presented at the Bicentennial Symposium of the Academy of Natural Sciences held on October 11.
10/3/2012 Walk for Beauty Honorees Aim to Inspire Others to Support Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook University The 2012 Walk for Beauty, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Stony Brook Village Center, will honor breast cancer survivor Barbara Meringolo of Stony Brook, and Legends Hair Designs and Day Spa owner Patrick Parent of Selden as it sets its sights on raising funds for breast cancer research at Stony Brook University.
10/3/2012 SBU Researchers Receive NSF Award For Big Data Storage A collaborative team of computer scientists from Stony Brook University and Rutgers have been chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as one of eight projects to receive a share of $15 million in funding in the White House's Big Data fundamental research initiative. The project, "Eliminating the Data Ingestion Bottleneck in Big-Data Applications," comes with $1.2 million in funding from February 2013 through January 2017. Stony Brook's share of the award is $800,000.
10/2/2012 Gloria and Mark Snyder Make $150,000 Gift in Support of Stony Brook University Cancer Center Stony Brook Medicine has received a $150,000 gift from Stony Brook alumni Gloria Snyder '72 and Mark Snyder '69 of Belle Terre, NY, to establish the "Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium" for Cancer Medicine, hosted by the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Their gift will be matched as part of the Simons matching gift program, for a total impact of $300,000.
10/2/2012 SBU Researchers Win NSF Award for Asthma Breath Analyzer An interdisciplinary team of Stony Brook University researchers have been selected to receive a three year National Science Foundation (NSF) award for the development of a personalized asthma monitor that uses nanotechnology to detect known airway inflammation biomarkers in the breath. The project, "Personalized Asthma Monitor Detecting Nitric Oxide in Breath," comes with a $599,763 award funded through August 31, 2015.
10/1/2012 Stony Brook Medicine and Southampton Hospital Take Major Step Toward Stronger Partnership Leadership at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, and Southampton Hospital have signed a non-binding letter of intent to strengthen an affiliation in which the 125-bed facility would join the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system as the two hospitals work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination of care and efficiency for their patients
10/1/2012 Stony Brook Medicine and Southampton Hospital Take Major Step Toward Stronger Partnership Leadership at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, and Southampton Hospital have signed a non-binding letter of intent to strengthen an affiliation in which the 125-bed facility would join the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system as the two hospitals work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination of care and efficiency for their patients.
November  
11/30/2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science Elects Nine Fellows from Stony Brook University Nine Stony Brook University scholars have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and will be honored for their contributions to science and engineering at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Stony Brook's nine recipients are among 701 newly elected members who will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
11/28/2012 Stony Brook Nutritionist Selected a "Health Care Hero" Stony Brook Medicine's Dr. Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Health Care Professional Award by the Long Island Business News. The award recognizes healthcare professionals other than a physician or a nurse whose performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
11/22/2012 Stony Brook Researchers Look Back on Scientific Advances Made as a Result of a 50-Year Old Puzzle Fifty years after scientists first posed a question about protein folding, the search for answers has led to the creation of a full-fledged field of research that led to major advances in supercomputers, new materials and drug discovery, and shaped our understanding of the basic processes of life, including so-called "protein-folding diseases" such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type II diabetes.
11/20/2012 Stony Brook's Inaugural Investiture Ceremony Honors First Simons Chair of Medicine and Benefactor Nationally recognized physician-scientist and cancer researcher Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the first Simons Chair of Medicine during Stony Brook University's inaugural Investiture Ceremony. Held at the Wang Center on November 16, the ceremony began a new tradition at Stony Brook that recognizes newly endowed professors and chairs and the generosity of the benefactors that endow these esteemed academic positions.
11/20/2012 SBU Will Hire 25 New Faculty In Round One of Interdisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiative Stony Brook University recently announced the results of its first interdisciplinary faculty cluster hiring initiative, part of Stony Brook's SUNY 2020 plan to add more than 250 faculty over the next five years. Of the 36 proposals received in response to the first round of this initiative, five clusters were selected for funding, which will result in the hiring of 25 new faculty in the areas ofBehavioral Political Economy; Biomolecular Imaging; Coastal Zone Management and Engineering; Photon Science at the Joint Stony Brook-Brookhaven National Laboratory Photon Science Institute (JPSI); and Smart Energy Technology. (For additional information on these five funded cluster proposals, please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/provost/ClusterHireInitiative.html.)
11/20/2012 SBU-Led Research Reveals Nanotechnology Simplifies Hydrogen Production for Clean Energy In the first-ever experiment of its kind, researchers have demonstrated that clean energy hydrogen can be produced from water splitting by using very small metal particles that are exposed to sunlight. In the Environmental, Alexander Orlov, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stony Brook University, and his article, "Outstanding activity of sub-nm Au clusters for photocatalytic hydrogen production," published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: colleagues from Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory, found that the use of gold particles smaller than one nanometer resulted in greater hydrogen production than other co-catalysts tested.
11/20/2012 Stony Brook's Inaugural Investiture Ceremony Honors First Simons Chair of Medicine and Benefactor Nationally recognized physician-scientist and cancer researcher Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the first Simons Chair of Medicine during Stony Brook University's inaugural Investiture Ceremony. Held at the Wang Center on November 16, the ceremony began a new tradition at Stony Brook that recognizes newly endowed professors and chairs and the generosity of the benefactors that endow these esteemed academic positions.
11/19/2012 Stony Brook University Hospital Nurse Residency Program 10th Program Nationally to Achieve Accreditation Stony Brook University's Nurse Residency Program has become the 10th nurse residency program in the United States to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The five-year accreditation extends through December 2017.
11/19/2012 Stony Brook Professor Receives International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University was selected to receive the 2012 Robert Koch Gold Medal, a prestigious international scientific award by the Robert Koch Foundation under the patronage of the German Minister of Health. The award recognizes Professor Wimmer's lifetime achievements in infectious diseases, specifically his groundbreaking research on the poliovirus and as a pioneer in the new discipline of synthetic biology. He accepted the award on November 9, at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
11/19/2012 More than 800 Sign Up at Student-Run Bone Marrow Registry Drive More than 800 Stony Brook University students, faculty and other individuals participated in a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on November 14 to help those with leukemia or lymphoma who are in need a bone marrow transplant to beat their disease. The drive was organized by four Stony Brook University Students, who partnered with DKMS Americas, the world's largest marrow donor center.
11/19/2012 SBU Student Wins SUNY Emerging Leader Award Stony Brook University student, Samuel Rosner (senior, biology major) was one of only 17 SUNY students to receive the inaugural SUNY Emerging Leader Award, which is designed to acknowledge students who have demonstrated significant leadership within their campus and/or community. The award, given by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, recognizes current emerging leaders and provides an incentive for them to continue to develop their leadership skills throughout their college career and beyond. Rosner was recognized in the category Healthier New York.
11/19/2012 Stony Brook Professor Receives International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases Research Eckard Wimmer, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University was selected to receive the 2012 Robert Koch Gold Medal, a prestigious international scientific award by the Robert Koch Foundation under the patronage of the German Minister of Health. The award recognizes Professor Wimmer's lifetime achievements in infectious diseases, specifically his groundbreaking research on the poliovirus and as a pioneer in the new discipline of synthetic biology. He accepted the award on November 9, at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
11/15/2012 SBU Honors 2012 Distinguished Alumni Recipients The Stony Brook University Alumni Association honored five Stony Brook University graduates and two philanthropists at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and reception held at Flowerfield in St. James on November 13. The event was emceed by Craig Allen (BS '79), WCBS 880 radio meteorologist and a Stony Brook University Distinguished Alumnus.
11/15/2012 SBU Demonstrates Largest Resolution Immersive Visualization Facility Ever Built STONY BROOK, NY, November 15, 2012 - Stony Brook University unveiled its latest engineering feat, a 1.5 billion pixel Reality Deck, at a demonstration held at the University's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) on November 15. The Reality Deck, a 416 screen super-high resolution virtual reality four-walled surround-view theater, is the largest resolution immersive display ever built driven by a graphic supercomputer. Its purpose and primary design principle is to enable scientists, engineers and physicians to tackle modern-age problems that require the visualization of vast amounts of data.
11/15/2012 SBU Team Wins National Award for Railroad Energy Harvesting Stony Brook University engineers have won a national award for an innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The team's work, "Mechanical Motion Rectifier (MMR) based Railroad Energy Harvester," was awarded "Best Application of Energy Harvesting" at the Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2012 conference, held in Washington, DC on November 7-8, 2012.
11/12/2012 SBU Geosciences Professor Predicts Stable Compounds of Oxygen and "Inert" Gas Xenon An international team led by Artem R. Oganov, PhD, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has established stability of several oxides of normally inert xenon. These compounds are predicted to be stable at high pressures above 830,000 atmospheres, i.e. at pressures corresponding to the Earth's mantle and readily achievable in the laboratory. The results of their work, "Stability of xenon oxides at high pressures," were published November 11 in Nature Chemistry(1).
11/11/2012 Newborn Neurons - Even in the Adult Aging Brain - Are Critical for Memory Newly generated, or newborn neurons in the adult hippocampus are critical for memory retrieval, according to a study led by Stony Brook University researchers to be published in the November 11 advanced online edition of Nature Neuroscience. The functional role of newborn neurons in the brain is controversial, but in "Optical controlling reveals time-dependent roles for adult-born dentate granule cells," the researchers detail that by 'silencing' newborn neurons, memory retrieval was impaired. The findings support the idea that the generation of new neurons in the brain may be crucial to normal learning and memory processes.
11/10/2012 Newborn Neurons - Even in the Adult Aging Brain - Are Critical for Memory Newly generated, or newborn neurons in the adult hippocampus are critical for memory retrieval, according to a study led by Stony Brook University researchers to be published in the November 11 advanced online edition of Nature Neuroscience. The functional role of newborn neurons in the brain is controversial, but in "Optical controlling reveals time-dependent roles for adult-born dentate granule cells,"the researchers detail that by 'silencing' newborn neurons, memory retrieval was impaired. The findings support the idea that the generation of new neurons in the brain may be crucial to normal learning and memory processes
11/8/2012 Former Marine and White House Honor Guard Member Eugene Roach of Lake Ronkonkoma served as a Marine, a member of the White House honor guard, and a New York City police officer, with a decorated career spanning nearly four decades. But nothing was as difficult as caring for his wife, Jeanie, the love of his life, after she was diagnosed with dementia in 2000. Fortunately, the Long Island State Veterans Home, part of Stony Brook University, offered a service that would prove not only helpful for his wife, but also a lifesaver for Eugene: Adult Day Health Care. Now, the ex-Marine is paying back his enormous debt of gratitude by volunteering three times a week to help others at the home.
11/8/2012 Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Receives $100,000 from Sachem Dental Group for Endowed Scholarship The partners at Sachem Dental Group with five offices on Long Island announced the dental practice's newest gift of $100,000 to the Sachem Dental Group Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Their gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $200,000.
11/8/2012 Former Marine and White House Honor Guard Member Eugene Roach of Lake Ronkonkoma served as a Marine, a member of the White House honor guard, and a New York City police officer, with a decorated career spanning nearly four decades. But nothing was as difficult as caring for his wife, Jeanie, the love of his life, after she was diagnosed with dementia in 2000. Fortunately, the Long Island State Veterans Home, part of Stony Brook University, offered a service that would prove not only helpful for his wife, but also a lifesaver for Eugene: Adult Day Health Care. Now, the ex-Marine is paying back his enormous debt of gratitude by volunteering three times a week to help others at the home.
11/7/2012 Rising Seas Caused by Glacial Melting Linked to Caribbean Extinction of Bats In a new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, researchers show that rising sea levels produced by deglaciation, or the melting of glaciers, caused the extinction of most bats in the Caribbean Islands, including the Cuban vampire and Puerto Rican flower bats. The article, entitled, "Deglaciation explains bat extinction in the Caribbean," led by Assistant Professor Liliana M. Dávalos, PhD, from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, shows that deglaciation drowned vast expanses of low-lying islands.
11/7/2012 Energy Innovator Esther Takeuchi Elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society Esther Takeuchi, a SUNY Distinguished Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, and the Chief Scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory's Global and Regional Solutions Directorate, has been selected as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). The ECS, a prestigious professional organization concerned with various phenomena related to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, boasts membership of more than 8,000 scientists and engineers worldwide, with no more than three percent honored with the distinction of Fellow.
11/5/2012 Stony Brook Seawolves Football Players Lift Spirits of Hospitalized Kids with Monday Visit to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Fresh off their 7th straight win on Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook Seawolves star football players including senior Miguel Maysonet (RB), senior Kyle Essington (QB), senior Kevin Norrell (WR), senior Chris Fenelon (FB) and junior Marcus Coker (RB), visited young hospitalized patients at Stony Brook Children's today to lift their spirits and hand out team treats like wash-off Wolfie tattoos, football helmet shaped key chains and autographed posters and player photos. The staff was just as excited by the visit as they all posed for photos with the rising football stars.
11/5/2012 SBU Professor Inducted into American Academy of Arts & Sciences In April, Jeffrey Segal, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Last month, he was officially inducted into the Academy as part of the 232nd class at a ceremony held at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Please click here for the entire announcement from April 2012.
11/5/2012 Stony Brook Seawolves Football Players Lift Spirits of Hospitalized Kids with Monday Visit to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital Fresh off their 7th straight win on Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook Seawolves star football players including senior Miguel Maysonet (RB), senior Kyle Essington (QB), senior Kevin Norrell (WR), senior Chris Fenelon (FB) and junior Marcus Coker (RB), visited young hospitalized patients at Stony Brook Children's today to lift their spirits and hand out team treats like wash-off Wolfie tattoos, football helmet shaped key chains and autographed posters and player photos. The staff was just as excited by the visit as they all posed for photos with the rising football stars.
11/2/2012 Chancellor Zimpher Commends SBU's Emergency Response on LI State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today commended Stony Brook University's emergency response on Long Island. Stony Brook University's Emergency Operations Center was activated on Friday, October 26, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, operated with 24/7 staffing throughout the storm, and is aiding in local efforts as the crisis and recovery phase of the operation continues.
December  
12/28/2012 President Stanley, Four Faculty Members, Baseball Team Named Village Times Herald "People of the Year" The Village Times Herald has named Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, "Man of the Year" for 2012 and four faculty members as "People of the Year," including Josephine Connolly Schoonen in Health; Dr. Henry Woo in Medicine; Dr. Lawrence Hurst and Maria Badalamente in Science; and the Stony Brook Seawolves baseball team as "People of the Year in Sports." Stony Brook University employee Charlie McAteer was also recognized as "Man of the Year in Civics." Stories on their impact on the University and community are featured in the December 27, 2012 edition of The Village Times Herald.
12/27/2012 Stony Brook University's Top 12 Stories of 2012 A recap of the top 12 stories for 2012 at Stony Brook University: Stony Brook Seawolves baseball "Shocked the World" and became the darling of the sports world with their deep run into the NCAA College World Series. 1) Seawolves Baseball Program "Shocks the World" by Advancing to College World Series (June) - The Stony Brook University baseball team became the story of the sports world when it defeated six-time national champion LSU at home in a best-two-out-of-three NCAA Super Regional to advance to the College World Series. Embraced by the city of Omaha as their team for the tournament, the Seawolves finished the year with a school-record 52 wins and a number 7 national ranking. Matt Senk was named the National Coach of the Year, and Travis Jankowski was National Co-Player of the Year.
12/26/2012 Stony Brook Children's Offers Novel New Year's Resolution for Parents of Newborns: "Opt To Quit" Smoking Parents and family members of newborns at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital can make a different type of New Year's resolution for 2013 that carries lifelong health benefits for them and their children: they can "opt to quit" smoking under a new state initiative called Opt-To-Quit(TM).
12/26/2012 Stony Brook Radiation Oncology Makes Holiday "Golden" for a Special Patient Smiles lit up the conference room of the Stony Brook Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology almost as much as its decorated "winter wonderland" theme when the doctors, nurses and staff surprised Maria Golden, 45, a cerebral palsy patient who uses a wheelchair, with a Christmas party to celebrate the season and her recent completion of radiation treatment. Golden grew up in foster homes and now lives in a United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk, Inc., residence in Ridge.
12/21/2012 Stony Brook Athletes "Stuff a Bus" and Play Santa with Delivery of Toys to Kids at Cancer Center A group of Stony Brook University athletes set out to bring joy to pediatric patients being treated at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. So they took on a holiday season mission to "stuff" an Athletics bus with toys of all kinds and deliver the donated items directly to the kids. A few days before Christmas they delivered more than 100 toys and gifts, such as dolls, board games, lego kits, coloring sets, footballs, and a box full of lacrosse sticks.
12/19/2012 Stony Brook Receives Major Gift and Matching Simons Grant to Advance Cardiovascular Imaging Research Stony Brook Medicine has received a major gift from Stony Brook University alumni Eugene '97, and Carol Cheng '97, to support cardiovascular imaging research that advances non-invasive techniques to diagnose and treat heart disease. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant to establish the Carol and Eugene Cheng Cardiovascular Imaging Research Endowment.
12/18/2012 Study Shows Vibrations May Provide Same Benefits as Exercise for the Obese Low-intensity vibrations led to improvements in the immune function of obese mice by restoring B and T-cell populations and thereby diminishing consequences of obesity, according to a study published online in The FASEB Journal. Professors Ete Chan and Clinton Rubin in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University believe if the same effect can be found in people, daily exposure to such vibrations could have clinical benefits for people suffering from a wide ranges of immune problems related to obesity
12/17/2012 Robert Wood Johnson Grant and Simons Match Helps Stony Brook Address Nursing Shortage, Diversity Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000.
12/13/2012 22-Year-Old Patient Who "Died" Six Times Gives Back as Stony Brook Volunteer One warm August day, Carin Navratil, a 22-year-old preschool teacher, was supposed to be getting ready to attend to her young students. Instead, she ended up being brought back to life six times in the Emergency Department at Stony Brook University Hospital. Now she is giving back to the institution that saved her life as a volunteer who helps others in need.
12/13/2012 Painless Painkiller Research Nets SBU-Mentored HS Student $10,000 Scholarship in Siemens Competition STONY BROOK, NY, December 4, 2012 - Raghav Tripathi, a high school student from Oregon who conducted research at the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Distinguished Professor Iwao Ojima, PhD, earned a $10,000 scholarship with a sixth place finish in the individual category of the 2012 Siemens Competition National Finals in Washington, D.C.
12/12/2012 SBUH Offers New TAVR Procedure for Severe Aortic Stenosis Stony Brook University Hospital has become the first hospital in Suffolk County to offer a new FDA approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open-heart surgery.
12/12/2012 SBUH Offers New TAVR Procedure for Severe Aortic Stenosis Stony Brook University Hospital has become the first hospital in Suffolk County to offer a new FDA approved procedure to treat severe aortic stenosis by replacing the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve, without the need for open-heart surgery.
12/11/2012 Alan Alda, SBU Challenge Scientists to Answer 11 Year Olds' Timeless Question: What is time? Alan Alda and the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science are challenging scientists to answer a fundamental question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is time?
12/11/2012 Alan Alda, SBU Challenge Scientists to Answer 11 Year Olds' Timeless Question: What is time? Alan Alda and the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science are challenging scientists to answer a fundamental question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is time?
12/10/2012 Stony Brook President Sam Stanley Appointed to APLU Board; Nation's Oldest Higher Ed Association STONY BROOK, NY, December 10, 2012 - Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., has accepted an appointment to a three year term on the Board of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a Washington DC-based research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems.
12/6/2012 Stony Brook University Receives $100,000 Gift From Dr. Krishna Gujavarty for India Studies Dr. Krishna R.S. Gujavarty, Chairman of Psychiatry at Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, donated $100,000 to establish the "Dr. Gujavarty Family Seminar Fund in India Studies" in the Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University. The Fund will underwrite an annual seminar hosted by the Center on developing Asian Indian leaders. The gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000.
12/5/2012 SBU Breast Care Center Earns Reaccreditation The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center at Stony Brook University Cancer Center has been granted three-year full re-accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) following a site visit earlier this year.
12/5/2012 President Stanley Urges Long Islanders to Get Flu Vaccination With the CDC announcement on Monday, Dec. 3, indicating an early start to the flu season with a particularly severe primary strain; "It is now more important than ever for people to protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination," said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and an infectious disease specialist by training.
12/5/2012 SBU Commissions Original Work with Prolific Theatrical Triumvirate for Staller [Off] Center Performance For the first time in its 54-year history, the Stony Brook University Theatre Department will commission a new work and it does so with a powerful triumvirate of seasoned professionals lead by John Moran, a contemporary theatre director and composer whose work has achieved national and international acclaim. This interdisciplinary residency will couple Moran with leading international artists, Adrienne Kapstein (movement expert), and Ken Weitzman (playwright and devised theatre specialist), as well as scholars and students from the departments of Theatre Arts, Literature, History, and Music in order to create a devised performance to be presented at the conclusion of the residency.
12/5/2012 President Stanley Urges Long Islanders to Get Flu Vaccination With the CDC announcement on Monday, Dec. 3, indicating an early start to the flu season with a particularly severe primary strain; "It is now more important than ever for people to protect themselves and others by getting the flu vaccination," said Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University and an infectious disease specialist by training.
12/5/2012 Next Science on Tap to Discuss the "Science of Taste" STONY BROOK, NY, December 5, 2012 - "Science on Tap," a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism's Center for Communicating Science, is back at The Bench in Stony Brook on December 12 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, "Savory Science: food, flavor and feelings."
12/4/2012 Collaboration Between SBUH, SBU College of Business Earns National Recognition Stony Brook University has garnered national recognition for its innovative efforts to improve the efficiency of Operating Room block time scheduling at Stony Brook University Hospital, and for a supply-chain cost reduction initiative that saves the hospital $2 million annually.
12/3/2012 Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist Joins Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center Dana Telem, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and joins the surgical team of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Stony Brook University Hospital, announced Aurora Pryor, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of the General Surgery Division, and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center.