January  
1/31/2013 Stony Brook University Announces Collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. on New Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Stony Brook University has reached a research collaboration agreement with Janssen for the development of a new inactivated polio vaccine based on novel highly attenuated polio viral seed strains. These strains, when inactivated, have the potential to be as effective and as safe as the current inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).
1/22/2013 Stony Brook Physician Educator to Receive ACGME Award for Residency Training Leadership Stony Brook University's Dr. Frederick Schiavone, has been selected to receive the 2013 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, a national honor given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to outstanding Designated Institutional Officials (DIO) who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in overseeing their institution's residency programs. Dr. Schiavone, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, will receive the award at the ACGME's Annual Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 1.
1/20/2013 Martian Underground Could Contain Clues to Life's Origins Minerals found in the subsurface of Mars, a zone of more than three miles below ground, make for the strongest evidence yet that the red planet may have supported life, according to research "Groundwater activity on Mars and implications for a deep biosphere," published in Nature Geoscience on January 20, 2013.
1/18/2013 Stony Brook University Presents Gilbert Kalish and Philip Setzer in Concert Feb. 1 Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer and pianist Gilbert Kalish will perform in concert on February 1 at 8 pm at the Stony Brook Staller Center Recital Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Gilbert Kalish Endowed Scholarship Fund, which supports Stony Brook music students. Setzer and Kalish, who are on the faculty at Stony Brook University, have 10 Grammy Awards and 20 Grammy nominations between them.
1/18/2013 Dr. John Pomeroy receives 2013 MLK Public Service Award Stony Brook University autism expert John C. Pomeroy, M.D, received the 2013 Public Service Award from the New York Suffolk County Martin Luther King Jr. Commission at its 22nd annual awards luncheon on Jan. 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, NY.
1/11/2013 SBUH doctors perform lifesaving kidney transplant Lenore Bzdyk and Dan Sullivan have stayed in touch since their days attending Bay Shore Middle School in the 1970s. Both married, had families and stayed in Bay Shore, attending periodic school reunions over the years. Never did they dream that their childhood relationship might lead to a lifesaving kidney donation.
1/11/2013 SBUH doctors perform lifesaving kidney transplant Lenore Bzdyk and Dan Sullivan have stayed in touch since their days attending Bay Shore Middle School in the 1970s. Both married, had families and stayed in Bay Shore, attending periodic school reunions over the years. Never did they dream that their childhood relationship might lead to a lifesaving kidney donation.
1/11/2013 Stony Brook Children's receives $82,000 gift from Smithtown attorney Stony Brook University has received an $82,000 gift from Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC, of Smithtown, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor, providing a total impact of $164,000. Eghrari's gift will be used toward a major expansion of Stony Brook Children's.
1/11/2013 Stony Brook Children's receives $82,000 gift from Smithtown attorney Stony Brook University has received an $82,000 gift from Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC, of Smithtown, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor, providing a total impact of $164,000. Eghrari's gift will be used toward a major expansion of Stony Brook Children's.
1/10/2013 Stony Brook University Faculty Mentors 35 Semifinalists in 2013 Intel Science Competition Stony Brook University mentors have guided 35 high school students into the semifinals of the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search Competition, one of the two national competitions in which budding high school researchers conduct and present their research to nationally recognized professional scientists. This number accounts for more than 10 percent of the 300 semifinalists nationally and more than 50 percent, 27 of 53 semifinalists from Long Island.
1/10/2013 SBU Receives Four "Best of LI 2013" Designations Stony Brook University has earned four "Bethpage Best of LI 2013" designations by readers of the Long Island Press in the newspaper's eighth annual Best of LI competition. Winners in the Education category were announced in the January 10 issue.
1/9/2013 New Research Method to Identify Brain Tumors Could Enhance Neurosurgery The use of a new brain tumor-targeting contrast agent that differentiates between normal and cancer cells in conjunction with a high-powered microscopy system could potentially lead to a method of more precise neurosurgery for brain tumors, according to research paper published as a cover story in the December issue of Translational Oncology. Developed by researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Stony Brook University, the contrast agent adheres to a molecular marker of medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, and can be seen by the optical microscope system, also developed by the research team.
1/7/2013 Port Jefferson couple makes $787,000 gift to Cody Center, Stony Brook Children's The estate of the late Phillip and Carolyn McGrath of Port Jefferson, NY, has bequeathed $787,712 to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Through the couple's bequest, Stony Brook Children's and The Cody Center will each receive $393,856, for a total contribution of $787,712. The couple's gifts are being matched, respectively, by The Simons Foundation and an anonymous donor, for a total of $1.57 million; it is the largest gift to The Cody Center since its founding in 2001.
1/7/2013 Port Jefferson couple makes $787,000 gift to Cody Center, Stony Brook Children's The estate of the late Phillip and Carolyn McGrath of Port Jefferson, NY, has bequeathed $787,712 to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital and The Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Through the couple's bequest, Stony Brook Children's and The Cody Center will each receive $393,856, for a total contribution of $787,712. The couple's gifts are being matched, respectively, by The Simons Foundation and an anonymous donor, for a total of $1.57 million; it is the largest gift to The Cody Center since its founding in 2001.
1/3/2013 SBU Named Top Value Public College by Kiplinger Stony Brook University was named the 22nd best value in public colleges and universities for in-state students and the 9th best value for out-of-state students for combining "outstanding education with economic value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in its top 100 rankings of public four-year institutions. Last year, Kiplinger ranked Stony Brook as the 35th best value for in-state and 29th for out-of-state. The rankings are posted on the Kiplinger website and will appear in the February 2013 issue of Kiplinger.
February  
2/26/2013 SBU Women's Hoopsters Bring Cheer to Kids at Stony Brook Children's Fresh from a hard-fought win over Maine on Saturday, the Stony Brook University women's basketball team put victories on the basketball court into perspective on Monday with a visit to hospitalized children at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
2/26/2013 https://www.omniupdate.com/oucampus/login.jsp?user=suny-stonybrook&blog=&id=&site=News_and_Media&path=%2Findex.pcf Fresh from a hard-fought win over Maine on Saturday, the Stony Brook University women's basketball team put victories on the basketball court into perspective on Monday with a visit to hospitalized children at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
2/25/2013 Stony Brook Heart Surgeon Honored by Hispanic Counseling Center Stony Brook Heart Surgeon Harold A. Fernandez, M.D., has been honored by the Hispanic Counseling Center of Hempstead, NY., for his inspirational success story as an undocumented immigrant who came to America, attended Harvard and became a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Fernandez, Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Professor of Surgery and Deputy Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, received the award at the center's gala, held Feb. 1 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
2/25/2013 New Clot Removal Devices Show Promise for Treating Stroke Patients Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine's Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating patients with a new generation of blood clot removal devices that show promise in successfully revascularizing stroke patients, including those with large vessel blockages. The Solitaire Flow Restoration Device and the Trevo device, approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 to treat stroke caused by the sudden obstruction of a brain blood vessel (acute ischemic stroke) showed improved results over a previous standard and first generation clot-removal device in clinical trials.
2/21/2013 SBU Names André Gorgenyi Senior Director of Planned Giving for University Advancement STONY BROOK, NY, June 6, 2012 - 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.
2/19/2013 Carol Gomes Named SBUH Chief Operating Officer Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, has been named Chief Operating Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital. The announcement was made on Feb. 12 by L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer for SBUH.
2/15/2013 Snowmobilers help transport Setauket man to SBUH for emergency cardiac procedure after heart attack shoveling snow Thomas Monaghan had only gone about 10 feet in clearing his driveway of snow the morning after Blizzard Nemo when he felt enormous crushing chest pain. As someone who had experienced a heart attack previously, he knew what was happening. He was having another one.
2/11/2013 Nurse Practitioner Joins Effort to Teach Midwives in Sudan Importance of Baby's First Breaths Lisa Clark, DNP, CPNP-AC, PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, visited Khartoum, Sudan, in January with one overarching goal in mind: teaching the importance of a baby's breathing during the first minute of his or her life.
2/7/2013 Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs An international team of researchers has reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals--an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans--using the world's largest dataset of both genetic and physical traits. In research published today in the journal Science, the scientists reveal that, contradictory to a commonly held theory, placental mammals did not diversify into their present-day lineages until after the extinction event that eliminated non-avian dinosaurs, and about 70 percent of all species on Earth, some 65 million years ago. This finding, and the visualization of the placental ancestor--a small, insect-eating animal-- was made with the help of a powerful cloud-based and publicly accessible database called MorphoBank. The Science article is the result of a multi-year collaborative project funded by the National Science Foundation's Assembling the Tree of Life program.
2/5/2013 Study Shows One in Three Children with MS has Cognitive Impairment Data from the largest multicenter study accessing cognitive functioning in children with multiple sclerosis (MS) reveals that one-third of these patients have cognitive impairment, according to a research paper published in the Journal of Child Neurology. Led by Lauren B. Krupp, MD, Director of the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, the study indicates that patients experience a range of problems related to cognition.
2/4/2013 Stony Brook Professor Receives Award for Lifetime Achievements in Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering Stony Brook University's Shmuel Einav, PhD, has received one of the most prestigious annual awards given to an Israeli scientist for his lifetime achievements in cardiovascular biomedical engineering. Dr. Einav, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and the Herbert J. Berman Chair for Vascular Bioengineering at Tel Aviv University, received the 2012 Mifal Hapayis Landau Prize for Scientific Research at a ceremony in Israel on January 27, 2013.
March  
3/29/2013 SBU Led Research Finds That Most Fame Isn't Fleeting Contemporary scholarship has conceptualized modern fame as an open system in which people continually move in and out of celebrity status. However, according to new research, "Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media," published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, researchers led by Arnout van de Rijt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, reveal that most fame isn't fleeting after all.
3/29/2013 SBU Led Research Finds That Most Fame Isn't Fleeting Contemporary scholarship has conceptualized modern fame as an open system in which people continually move in and out of celebrity status. However, according to new research, "Only 15 Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media," published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, researchers led by Arnout van de Rijt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, reveal that most fame isn't fleeting after all.
3/29/2013 Stony Brook's Dental School Provides Free Preventive Services to Riverhead Elementary School Students Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine (SDM) has launched a comprehensive School-Based Dental Health program through which it is providing free preventive oral healthcare services to all elementary school students in the Riverhead Central School District. In December, the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) donated $25,000 to develop and build a sustainable dental care community outreach program targeting at-risk child populations across Long Island.
3/28/2013 Port Jefferson Family Makes Major Gift to Stony Brook Children's Both parents of Stony Brook alumna Dawn Okst '91 and two of her siblings earned degrees at Stony Brook University - an institution that Dawn considers a local treasure.
3/27/2013 SBU students bring "Project Sunshine" to patients at Stony Brook Children's Mohammed Naeem could easily be known as Mr. Sunshine. As Leader of the Stony Brook University chapter of Project Sunshine, that's his mission: to bring sunshine into the lives of children who are hospitalized at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital.
3/20/2013 Primary Care Specialties are Top Choice for Stony Brook's "Matching" Medical Students A jubilant scene unfolded as fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students and their families learned about their residency matches at the School's annual "Match Day," held on March 15 in the Health Sciences Tower. All 127 students matched to residency training programs in New York and 17 other states. The successful Stony Brook match will bring an influx of physicians into the workforce come July. One-third of the Stony Brook students will enter primary care disciplines.
3/18/2013 Family of Girl Recovering from Cancer Sings the Praises of Stony Brook Surgery Team For 11-year-old Veronica Franco, music has always been a passion. The Rocky Point, N.Y., native loves playing cello and singing in the choir at Rocky Point Middle School. Her outstanding singing ability has garnered her recognition: Veronica earned a coveted spot in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) children's chorus and performed at Carnegie Hall on March 16.
3/13/2013 SBUH Vascular Screening Saves the Day for Riverhead Man When Robert Rouge of Riverhead, NY, signed up for what he thought would be a routine vascular screening at Stony Brook University Hospital on July 16 last summer, he didn't expect the results to show any problems. What actually happened was far from routine: the screening ultrasound revealed a dangerously large abdominal aortic aneurysm, which needed immediate surgical intervention.
3/11/2013 SBU Nursing School Dean Honored for Community Service by VIBS Lee Xippolitos, RN, PhD, CARN, CS, NPP, CNAA, BC, Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing, has received the Community Service Award from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County (VIBS) in recognition of her efforts to establish the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Center at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH).
3/11/2013 Stony Brook Medicine Receives $750,000 Pledge for Endowed Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Charles A. Gargano, former U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and long-time friend of Stony Brook University, has agreed to establish the Ambassador Charles Gargano Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at Stony Brook Medicine.
3/4/2013 Stony Brook University Secures $200 Million in 12 Months Stony Brook University has long been known for providing opportunities for talented, high achieving students who want a quality, affordable, public higher education experience and the better future that goes with it. Now, a multitude of friends and former students have given to the University in historic fashion - helping to raise a staggering $200 million in 12 months.
3/1/2013 SBU Cancer Center Uses Breakthrough Procedure for Liver Cancer Stony Brook University Cancer Center is the only cancer program in Nassau/Suffolk Counties using a new minimally invasive infusion system to treat patients with liver cancer. The new procedure, approved by the FDA in June 2011, delivers cancer-fighting agents directly to tumors, without surgery.
April  
4/30/2013 Stony Brook Vascular Surgeons Perform Long Island's First Fenestrated Endografts Two vascular surgeons at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) are the first on Long Island to successfully implant custom-made fenestrated endografts in patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The new procedure is the latest advance in AAA treatment, enabling experienced vascular surgeons to treat patients with very complex aortic anatomy in a minimally invasive way.
4/30/2013 SBU Professor Receives NSF Award to Study Antarctic Seabird Populations Heather Lynch, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University was selected to receive the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program award for her work entitled, "The Use of Quantitative Geography to Predict Population Tipping Points for Colonial Seabirds." The project, a five-year $782,839 award, is being jointly funded by Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Office of Polar Programs. Professor Lynch joins four other Stony Brook University professors that have been award NSF CAREER Awards in 2013.
4/26/2013 Green From the Ground Up At Stony Brook, green is more than a color -- it's a way of life. Through an ambitious tree and bush planting program, vegetable and herb growing efforts, recycling measures and campaigns, and an environmentally themed celebration, students, faculty and staff come together in helping the University to minimize its carbon footprint, beautify its 1,454-acre campus and commit to a sustainable future.
4/26/2013 Stony Brook Southampton's Brian Abrams Wins SUNY-Wide Thayer Fellowship Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing student Brian Abrams has been awarded $4,000 as a winner of the Thayer Fellowship for 2013. The annual fellowship is given to outstanding candidates applying from all the campuses of the State University of New York, funded through an endowment established in honor of Jeanne C. Thayer, Trustee of SUNY from 1974-1984.
4/23/2013 Stony Brook Pharmacology Professor Receives Feldstein Medical Foundation Grant Markus Seeliger, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a $60,000 grant from the Feldstein Medical Foundation to fund a project titled "New tools to hit moving targets in cancer therapy." The purpose of the project is to use new computer technology to speed up the creation yet reduce the development cost of targeted cancer therapies.
4/22/2013 SBU Geoscientists Predict New Compounds Could Change Our View of What Planets are Made of A team of researchers led by Artem R. Oganov, a professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences, has made a startling prediction that challenges existing chemical models and current understanding of planetary interiors -- magnesium oxide, a major material in the formation of planets, can exist in several different compositions. The team's findings, "Novel stable compounds in the Mg-O system under high pressure," are published in the online edition of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
4/22/2013 SBU Presidential Lecture to Feature Marian Wright Edelman Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), will deliver the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:00 PM at the Staller Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Mrs. Edelman, leader of the preeminent non-profit child advocacy organization, has worked tirelessly over the past four decades to ensure a level playing field for all children.
4/22/2013 Help Install 6,000 Pinwheels for Stony Brook "Ride for Life' Event Volunteers are needed to assist Stony Brook University staff on May 4, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, when 6,000 pinwheels will be installed in a field at South P Lot on the Stony Brook University Campus. The pinwheels represent the lives lost annually to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The pinwheels will serve as a powerful backdrop at Stony Brook University's annual "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, which will take place on May 11 starting at 2:00 PM.
4/19/2013 SBU Students Sign Up Classmates During Organ Donor Registration Drive A group of Stony Brook University students helped register 118 of their fellow classmates to become organ donors in conjunction with Organ Donor Awareness Month at the annual Earthstock festival on the Stony Brook University campus on April 19.
4/19/2013 SBU Earns 'Green College' Designation by Princeton Review 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 fourth year in a row in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition." Stony Brook also just received good news in the RecycleMania 2013 competition; the University recycled the most total pounds of e-waste of all colleges and universities in the nation, and captured the coveted prize of recycling the most bottles, cans, cardboard and paper out of all SUNY colleges and universities.
4/18/2013 SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share Program Up and Running in Time for Earthstock Celebration The Office of Sustainability at Stony Brook University has officially launched "SBU Wolf Ride," a state of the art campus bike share program. The new "Wolf Ride" program replaces Stony Brook's previous bike share system originally launched in 2011. By partnering with the Public Bike System Corporation, Stony Brook is now able to bring SBU Wolf Ride Bike Share to the entire University community.
4/18/2013 SBU-Led Study Reveals Nanoparticles Found in Everyday Items Can Inhibit Fat Storage New research reveals that pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care products, as well as drug delivery, MRI contrast agents and solar cells can inhibit adipose (fat) storage and lead to accelerated aging and wrinkling, slowed wound healing and the onset of diabetes. The researchers, led by Tatsiana Mironava, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University, detail their research, "Gold nanoparticles cellular toxicity and recovery: Adipose Derived Stromal cells," in the journal Nanotoxicology.
4/17/2013 SBU Heart Institute's Echocardiography Laboratory Earns Three-Year Reaccreditation The adult Echocardiography Laboratory of Stony Brook University Heart Institute has been granted a three-year reaccreditation in echocardiography for adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The accreditation also extends to Stony Brook's echocardiography outpatient facilities in Hauppauge and East Setauket. It is effective through 2016.
4/17/2013 SBU Recycles Most E-Waste Among All U.S. Colleges and Universities in RecycleMania 2013 Stony Brook University outperformed the competition in RecycleMania 2013 by recycling the most total pounds of e-waste of all colleges and universities in the nation, and capturing the coveted prize of recycling the most bottles, cans, cardboard and paper out of all SUNY colleges and universities.
4/16/2013 Clinical Trials for Cellulite Treatment on the Horizon Projected to start in the second half of 2013, researchers at Stony Brook University plan to begin phase IIa placebo-controlled clinical trials using a drug treatment method developed here to treat cellulite. The treatment method is licensed to BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. ("BSTC"), sublicensed to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ("Auxilium"), and uses clostridial collagenase histolyticum ("CCH"), an injectable form of the enzyme collagenase.
4/15/2013 Stony Brook Specialist Freezes Nerves to Knock Pain Out Cold For the millions of Americans who rely on pain medications for neuralgia, a condition where nerves damaged by surgery, traumatic injury, or diseases such as diabetes cause chronic pain, an emerging non-pharmacological treatment may offer relief. By placing a tiny ball of ice on damaged nerves by way of a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment called cryoneurolysis, William Moore, MD, a thoracic interventional radiologist at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, is able to safely short circuit chronic pain caused by nerve damage.
4/15/2013 SBU Professors Collaborate on NSF-Funded 'Materials Genome Initiative" Three Stony Brook University researchers have been selected to receive an $800,000 Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MGI is a multi-agency White House supported initiative whose goal is to reduce by half the current time and cost for transitioning breakthroughs from the laboratory to the marketplace - a process that can take as long as two decades.
4/12/2013 "Living Book Project" Brings Bioethics Issues to Life for Area High School Students More than 230 Suffolk County high school students from eight school districts learned about bioethics, disparities in healthcare, patient advocacy and related topics from Stony Brook University faculty, educators from the Three Village Central School District and other healthcare professionals at the first annual "Living Book Project: A Day of Conversation, Exploration and Reflection Inspired by Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Stony Brook University in partnership with the Three Village Central School District hosted the educational event on April 5 at the Charles B. Wang Center.
4/12/2013 "Living Book Project" Brings Bioethics Issues to Life for Area High School Students More than 230 Suffolk County high school students from eight school districts learned about bioethics, disparities in healthcare, patient advocacy and related topics from Stony Brook University faculty, educators from the Three Village Central School District and other healthcare professionals at the first annual "Living Book Project: A Day of Conversation, Exploration and Reflection Inspired by Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Stony Brook University in partnership with the Three Village Central School District hosted the educational event on April 5 at the Charles B. Wang Center.
4/10/2013 NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYS Energy and Finance Chair Richard Kauffman Among Keynote Speakers at Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 - May 1 at Javits Center in New York Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard and its energy grids, hundreds of the nation's foremost experts from academia and industry, as well as a number of prominent elected officials and government policy makers, will convene for Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 to May 1 in New York City.
4/9/2013 SBU Art Gallery Newly Dedicated in Memory of Paul W. Zuccaire The Stony Brook University Art Gallery was newly dedicated as the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery on April 4, 2013, to coincide with the anniversary of the late Paul Zuccaire's birthday, and in appreciation of the past support as well as recent commitments of daughter Alice Jean Zuccaire and the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation, the latter of which will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant.
4/9/2013 Stony Brook University's Earthstock 2013 is a Weeklong Celebration of Earth Day Earthstock 2013, Stony Brook University's annual weeklong celebration of Earth Day, culminates with a day of free activities featuring an exciting lineup of musical acts and entertainment as well as food, refreshments and educational booths and displays.
4/8/2013 Hellenic Studies Receives $3M in Gifts from George Tsunis, NY Hellenic Community and Simons Foundation Stony Brook University received a total of $3 million in donations to enhance course offerings in Greek language and culture, with the immediate goal of creating curricula leading to a baccalaureate degree and graduate program. The gift, which includes $1.25 million gift from George Tsunis, $500,000 from members of the Long Island and New York Hellenic Community, and matching funds from the Simons Foundation, will establish the George and Olga Tsunis Center in Hellenic Studies and The James and Eleni Tsunis Chair in Hellenic Studies at Stony Brook University, in honor of Tsunis' parents.
4/2/2013 Six-Year-Old Says "Thanks" With Donation of Coloring Books to Stony Brook Children's Six-year-old Jake June knew what he wanted to do after he was well cared for by the doctors and staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital last December. "Because they took care of me, it's time for me to pay them back," said Jake, the son of Scott and Karen June of Bayport, NY.
4/2/2013 Stony Brook Chemistry Awarded $400,000 to Fund Graduate Education and Research and Professional Development Stony Brook University received a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support graduate education in the Department of Chemistry matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, creating a total impact of $800,000. The gift will be targeted to creating more fellowships to help recruit and retain the nation's brightest students, and provide funding for student research and professional development to broaden today's chemistry graduates' career opportunities.
4/1/2013 Stony Brook Chemistry Awarded $400,000 to Fund Craduate Education and Research and Professional Development Stony Brook University received a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support graduate education in the Department of Chemistry matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, creating a total impact of $800,000. The gift will be targeted to creating more fellowships to help recruit and retain the nation's brightest students, and provide funding for student research and professional development to broaden today's chemistry graduates' career opportunities.
May  
5/31/2013 Dr. Sabine Brouxhon Receives SUNY Research Foundation TAF Award to Help Accelerate Development of a Novel Cancer Agent Sabine Brouxhon, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2013 SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) award of $50,000 from the SUNY Research Foundation. The award supports innovation by SUNY faculty and students by providing funding to accelerate development and commercialization.
5/30/2013 Stony Brook School of Medicine Graduates 130 New Doctors Taking the Hippocratic Oath for the first time as physicians, Stony Brook University School of Medicine's Class of 2013 will launch their careers in medicine and begin residency training at institutions such as Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Stony Brook Medicine in July. A packed house filled the Staller Center at Stony Brook University during the School's 39th Convocation Ceremony to congratulate the 130 graduates - the largest graduating class to date.
5/29/2013 Teen Brain Injury patient: It Pays to Wear a Helmet Arielle Budnick, 18, from Queens, N.Y., has a message for other teenagers and those bicycling and skateboarding this summer - wear a helmet.
5/29/2013 SBUH Hand Surgeons Reattach Severed Hands After Accident A team of hand surgeons at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) successfully reattached the hands of a 53-year-old sheet metal worker from Staten Island, NY, after an accident on May 16 nearly severed them.
5/29/2013 Martin Schoonen Named Chair of Environmental Sciences at BNL, Heidi Hutner to Serve as Interim Director of SBU's Sustainability Studies Martin Schoonen, a Stony Brook University geochemistry professor and director of the Sustainability Studies Program, has been named chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), effective June 1, 2013. With Schoonen's reassignment, Heidi Hutner, PhD, Director of Environmental Humanities and Associate Professor of Sustainability and English, and an affiliate with Women's and Gender Studies, has agreed to serve as Interim Director of the Sustainability Studies Program, effective June 1, 2013.
5/24/2013 Novel Endoscopy Technique Proves Critical to Quick and Complete Recovery of Patient With Bile Duct Stones Diana Zorilla-Fetherston will never forget when she was taken by ambulance to the Stony Brook University Hospital Emergency Department one day in August 2012, experiencing severe pain in her upper abdomen and chest area. The diagnosis: Her bile duct was blocked with stones. The 55-year-old nurse expected to have surgery, a long hospital stay, and endure a long recovery. Instead, she was back at work two days later because Stony Brook Medicine gastroenterologist Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, used a novel endoscopic technique called double balloon endoscopy to gain access to portions of her gastrointestinal (GI) tract previously excluded by surgery and remove the bile duct stones.
5/24/2013 Long Island State Veterans Home Nursing Scholarships Keep Vacancy Rates Low Ten employees of the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) who are enrolled in nursing school have received Virgie Bowie Nursing Vision Awards and scholarships for $1,000 each in recognition of their educational pursuits, as part of an innovative approach that helps the Veterans Home maintain a nurse vacancy rate below one percent.
5/24/2013 NYSCHA Honors SBU Student Health Advisory Committee & Graduate Chair Stony Brook University student Krishna Satish has been selected to receive the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA) Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2012-2013) for her efforts leading the Stony Brook University Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) as Graduate Chair. She is recognized for the success of outreach efforts including the coordination of campus dental screenings and oral health information workshops for her peers. Additionally, Stony Brook University SHAC received the Outstanding Student Group Award for promoting health through various screenings and for their vast efforts promoting Tobacco Free SUNY 2014.
5/23/2013 From GED to Fulbright Scholar Stony Brook University undergraduate student Samuel Katz ('13) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to conduct biomedical research at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) in Germany, announced the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Katz is one of approximately 1,800 chosen worldwide for this prestigious honor from all fields of study and the only one from Stony Brook University for 2013.
5/22/2013 SBUH Opens New Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research Center Stony Brook University has opened a new Center for Cardiovascular Wellness and Preventive Research at Stony Brook Medicine to conduct groundbreaking research into cardiovascular health and to identify and develop new options for treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease, heart failure and Alzheimer's disease.
5/21/2013 Ride for Life Ceremony Honors ALS Patients and Families Greeted by their families, supporters and a shining display of 6,000 pinwheels, Christopher Pendergast, a 20-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, and other ALS patients, rode onto the Stony Brook University Campus for the annual "Ride for Life" Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, marking the halfway point of the ride from Southold to Manhattan, which concluded May 18. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. During the ceremony, Pendergast presented a check on behalf of the Ride for Life for $150,000 to Stony Brook University to support ALS research at Stony Brook Medicine and the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, the only ALS Association-certified center on Long Island.
5/21/2013 Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University Announced at 'Stars of Stony Brook' Gala STONY BROOK, NY, April 24, 2013 - Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science - the first of its kind in the United States -- was renamed today in honor of Alan Alda, the renowned actor, director, and writer who has made communicating science to the public an art form.
5/21/2013 "Survival of the Fittest" Now Applies to Computers Stony Brook, NY, April 16, 2013 - Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest" originally referred to natural selection in biological systems, but new research from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University scientists shows that this evolutionary theory also applies to technological systems.
5/21/2013 14 SBU Students Honored with SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence ALBANY & STONY BROOK, NY -- SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented 14 students from Stony Brook University with the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence on April 4 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
5/20/2013 Stony Brook University to Create Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities Stony Brook University will receive a two-year $300,000 start-up grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to establish a new Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Led by Michael Kimmel, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University and one of the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today, the Center will focus on the emerging and integral discipline of men and masculinities, an important component of gender studies. The Center will open in the fall of 2013.
5/17/2013 Huntington HS Sophomore Wins Essay Contest Sponsored by Japan Center at Stony Brook The Japan Center at Stony Brook University (JCSB) recently held their eighth annual essay competition, a writing contest designed to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States and to help young Americans broaden their international horizons. The competition, co-sponsored by JCSB and Canon U.S.A, Inc., is separated into a high school and college division, and open to students enrolled in high school or college (undergraduate) in the New York metropolitan area. This year's competition brought in 199 entries from 32 different high schools and two colleges.
5/17/2013 Dr. Deng Wei Donates $1 Million for Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University Stony Brook University received a $1 million donation from Dr. Deng Wei to establish the Yang Chen Ning - Deng Wei Endowed Chair in Physics and Astronomy. The gift was announced at a formal donation ceremony that took place in Beijing, China on May 17 attended by Nobel Laureate Dr. C.N. Yang, Dr. Deng, founder and chairman of Bright Oceans Corporation based in Beijing, Dr. Hong Chen ('91), founder of the Hina Group, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President of Stony Brook University, and Prof. George Sterman, Director of the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook.
5/16/2013 Stony Brook University Student Wins Boren Scholarship Stony Brook University student Sidra Mahfooz will study Arabic at American University in Cairo, Egypt under a scholarship that enables undergraduates to study languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
5/14/2013 Investiture Ceremony Honors New Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences Basil Rigas, MD, DSc, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacological Sciences, Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice President of Business Development, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony Brook Medicine, and a physician-scientist specializing in gastroenterology and cancer prevention, was formally installed as the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences during an Investiture Ceremony at Stony Brook Medicine.
5/13/2013 Hilton Garden Inn Celebrates Grand Opening on Stony Brook University Campus The newly opened Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on May 13 at its location across from the Administration Building on the Stony Brook University campus. Festivities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony; brief remarks by Barbara Chernow, Stony Brook University Senior Vice President for Administration; Robert Frey, Stony Brook Research Professor and the Director of the Program in Quantitative Finance in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the president and CEO of Harbor Construction Management, the company that developed the property; and, Frank Toner, COO of Harbor Construction Management, who also is a Stony Brook alumnus.
5/13/2013 SBU Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship Stony Brook University student Peter Giattini has been named a Goldwater Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors given nationally to college undergraduate students. Presented by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Education Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year, the award will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for up to two years. Giattini is the 32nd Stony Brook University student to be named a Goldwater Scholar since 1992.
5/13/2013 Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trials The results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at healthcare company Baxter International S.A., revealed it to be promising and well tolerated, according to a research paper published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The vaccine was shown to produce substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and the United States. Baxter conducted the clinical trial of the vaccine.
5/9/2013 World-Renowned Anthropologist Elected to National Academy of Sciences Anthropologist Meave Leakey, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) at Stony Brook University, has been named a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. She is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries that were elected in recognition for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
5/9/2013 Two SBU Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts & Sciences Two Stony Brook University Distinguished Professors have been elected to the 233rd class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Mark Aronoff, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics, and H. Blaine Lawson, Jr., a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 12, 2013.
5/7/2013 SBUH Upgrades CT Imaging Technology Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has enhanced its CT imaging capabilities with an advanced reconstruction technology that enables clinicians to capture high-quality images while reducing patient radiation exposure by up to 40 percent.
5/7/2013 Stony Brook University Establishes Children's Defense Fund 'Freedom School' Stony Brook University is to be the site of a new Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School announced University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, alongside Marian Wright Edelman at the University's Presidential Lecture Series, at which she was the lecturer. Mrs. Edelman is founder and president of the CDF, the preeminent non-profit child advocacy organization under which the Freedom Schools program was established in 1992.
5/6/2013 SBUH Forms New Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has formed a new Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care to reflect its expert capacity to provide around-the-clock care for trauma and emergency surgery patients as a regional Level 1 Trauma Center. Stony Brook Trauma Surgeon James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was appointed Chief of the division in an announcement by Alexander B. Dagum, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at SBUH.
5/6/2013 Stony Brook Medicine Appoints Ellen Li as Chief of GI Division Ellen Li, MD, PhD, a gastroenterologist and research scientist investigating digestive diseases, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Vincent Yang, MD, PhD, the Simons Chair of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Li will oversee the clinical, research and training of a Division that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.
5/2/2013 Two SBU Professors Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows Two Stony Brook University professors - Leonardo Rastelli, PhD and Sheila Silver, PhD - have been named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future. The fellowships, often called "midcareer" awards, are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
5/1/2013 Game On: Stony Brook's 10th Annual Game Programming Competition on May 17 On Friday, May 17, at 5 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater, the Stony Brook University Computer Science Department is hosting its 10th Annual Game Programming Competition.
June  
6/28/2013 SBU Study Published in PLoS ONE Shows Rate of Temperature Change Along World's Coastlines has Itself Changed Dramatically Over the Past Three Decades Locally, changes in coastal ocean temperatures may be much more extreme than global averages imply. New research published in the June 18 edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE) entitled "Decadal Changes in the World's Coastal Latitudinal Temperature Gradients," is highlighting some of the distinct regional implications associated with global climate-change. By looking at changes in coastal ocean temperatures over the past 30 years, Dr. Hannes Baumann in the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Dr. Owen Doherty of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SoMAS alumnus) mapped the differences in how the world's coastlines are experiencing climate change, and discuss the possible large scale ecological implications of this.
6/28/2013 Stony Brook Ranked Among Nation's Top ROI Schools for Computer Science Stony Brook University has been named a top school for return on investment for computer science majors in PayScale.com's 2013 ROI report. Among colleges and universities nationwide that offer computer science majors, Stony Brook ranked 10th in ROI for a computer science degree, ahead of institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, University of California (San Diego), University of Maryland (College Park) and University of Washington.
6/27/2013 Brookhaven Science Associates Donates $20,000 for Weekly Delivery of Organic Vegetables to Local Food Pantry Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company that manages Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, has donated $20,000 to provide weekly deliveries of fresh, organic vegetables for families served by the Mastics and Shirley Community Emergency Food Center. The donation comes from BSA's two partners--Stony Brook University and Battelle--and is part of a $50,000 commitment to local disaster relief efforts for people who are still displaced and recovering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
6/27/2013 SBU Ecology and Evolution Professor Named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America Jessica Gurevitch, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The ESA's Fellows program, established in 2012, recognizes members for their contributions to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and to management and policy. Dr. Gurevitch was recognized for her work on plant ecology and statistical applications in ecology.
6/27/2013 SBU PhD Student Selected to Attend 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate-Young Researcher Meeting Kevin Hauser, a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, has been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 30 through July 5. He is among a select group of undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world to gather for an exchange of knowledge, to inspire new ideas and to foster connections.
6/26/2013 Stony Brook University Hosts NSF Funded Storm Chasing Project Stony Brook University in collaboration with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, CO, is hosting and participating in the DREAMS (Doppler Radar for Education And Mesoscale Studies) project, a three-week National Science Foundation-funded endeavor to study storms, sea breezes and other weather phenomena around the New York City (NYC) and Long Island area. The project, led by Dr. Brian Colle, a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook, is utilizing the Doppler on Wheels 6 (DOW 6), a truck equipped with a Doppler weather radar and a set of weather instruments that can be deployed in the field (a "pod"). A research (Long -EZ) aircraft piloted by Professor John Mak of SoMAS is also collecting high frequency wind and temperature data just south of Long Island for some events.
6/25/2013 School of Dental Medicine Dean Receives Harvard Dental Medicine's Highest Award Ray C. Williams, DMD, Professor and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Paul Goldhaber Award by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The annual award honors a scientist or educator of distinction whose work in dentistry and medicine has gained international recognition. Dr. Williams was selected for his leadership career in dentistry which has included research, education and patient care.
6/25/2013 SBUH Kidney Transplant Recipient Gets Father's Day Surprise on National TV It would be quite an understatement to say that Frank Furia had a memorable Father's Day. Three months after receiving a lifesaving kidney transplant from his 21-year-old son at Stony Brook University Hospital, he went on national TV, where he learned from New York Yankee Robinson Cano that he had tickets to a Yankees game. Then he learned from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith that he had backstage passes to the band's July 13 concert on Randall's Island.
6/25/2013 School of Dental Medicine Dean Receives Harvard Dental Medicine's Highest Award Ray C. Williams, DMD, Professor and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Paul Goldhaber Award by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The annual award honors a scientist or educator of distinction whose work in dentistry and medicine has gained international recognition. Dr. Williams was selected for his leadership career in dentistry which has included research, education and patient care.
6/24/2013 Day One Foundation Gift Supports Expansion of Stony Brook Children's Hospital Stony Brook University has received a $35,000 gift from the Day One Foundation based in Hauppauge, NY, to support the expansion of Stony Brook Children's Hospital, home of the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. The gift will be matched by an anonymous donor for a total impact of $70,000.
6/24/2013 Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson's Research Dedicated at SBU The Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson's Research in the Stony Brook University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior was dedicated during a ceremony in the Center on June 13, and named in honor of Monsignor Thomas Hartman, beloved priest, Emmy Award-winning television and radio personality, and champion for countless good causes.
6/21/2013 Southampton Arts Graduate Level Film Program Gets a Running Start with 20/20/20 Program The Southampton Arts graduate level film program is taking a giant step forward this summer, as 20 filmmakers make 20 short films in 20 days. The program is directed by new faculty member Christine Vachon, a co-founder of Killer Films, the indie films producing powerhouse.
6/20/2013 Study Reveals Link Between Sleep Deprivation in Teens and Poor Dietary Choices Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding, presented at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.
6/19/2013 SBUH Names New Chief Medical Officer Joseph H. Laver, MD, Executive Vice President at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named Chief Medical Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and Professor of Pediatrics in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, effective Sept. 3. The announcement was made on June 19 by L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer at SBUH.
6/19/2013 Stony Brook University Physics Professor Awarded Prestigious Humboldt Research Award Dmitri "Dima" Kharzeev, a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, with a joint appointment as a Senior Scientist in the Physics Department at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award, a prestigious international award issued by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, for scientific excellence in his respective field. The award comes with a prize of ?60,000 - nearly $80,000 USD - and the opportunity to collaborate with German researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt and elsewhere. Professor Kharzeev joins the 13 other Stony Brook Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty members and 10 Brookhaven National Laboratory physicists who have received this award since 1974.
6/18/2013 SBU Radio Personality Brings Music to Stony Brook Children's Hospital Every Friday afternoon, one of the best shows in town has been held not at Jones Beach Theater or the Nassau Coliseum, but on the 11th floor of Stony Brook Children's Hospital. That's when 47-year-old Mark Klein of West Babylon turns the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology unit into both a stage and a wandering minstrel show.
6/17/2013 Preeminent Psychiatrist Recognized for Advancing the Prevention of Mental Illness in Children Stony Brook University's Gabrielle Carlson, MD, a renowned child psychiatrist, received the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) prestigious Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention at the APA's annual meeting last month. Dr. Carlson, a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Director of Stony Brook Children's Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, received the award in recognition of her outstanding work in advancing the mental health of children and adolescents.
6/13/2013 Stony Brook Surgeon First on Long Island to Implant Device to Aid Breathing for ALS Patients Stony Brook Surgeon Dana Telem, MD, has implanted the first diaphragm pacing system for an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient on Long Island. Famed chef Gerry Hayden, co-owner of the North Fork Table and Inn of Southold, NY, received the implanted device on March 8 at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). Called the NeuRx Diaphgram Pacing System (DPS), the device assists the breathing of individuals who develop chronic hypoventilation from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), allowing them to breathe for a longer period without the assistance of mechanical ventilators.
6/13/2013 Stony Brook Surgeon First on Long Island to Implant Device to Aid Breathing for ALS Patients Stony Brook Surgeon Dana Telem, MD, has implanted the first diaphragm pacing system for an ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient on Long Island. Famed chef Gerry Hayden, co-owner of the North Fork Table and Inn of Southold, NY, received the implanted device on March 8 at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). Called the NeuRx Diaphgram Pacing System (DPS), the device assists the breathing of individuals who develop chronic hypoventilation from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), allowing them to breathe for a longer period without the assistance of mechanical ventilators.
6/12/2013 SBU School of Nursing Associate Dean Receives NSHC Nurse of Excellence Award - See more at: http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publish/General_University_News_2/SBU_School_of_Nursing_Associate_Dean_Receives_NSHC_Nurse_of_Excellence_Award.shtml#sthash.l8 Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP, Associate Dean for Evaluations and Outcomes at Stony Brook University School of Nursing, has received the Nurse of Excellence Award from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) for outstanding leadership and clinical practice.
6/12/2013 Stony Brook University Professor Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology Erich R. Mackow, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected as a Fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the prestigious leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
6/11/2013 Hundreds Celebrate Cancer Survivorship with their Caregivers at Stony Brook Nearly 300 cancer survivors, their families, friends and the doctors, nurses and other professionals who cared for them at Stony Brook University Cancer Center celebrated Stony Brook's 9th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on June 9. Ethan Zohn, Survivor: Africa TV show winner, former professional soccer player, and a two-time cancer survivor, brought a message of perseverance to cancer patients.
6/11/2013 School of Dental Medicine Renames Simulation Laboratory in Honor of Thomas and Nicolina Nast The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) on June 3, 2013, renamed its simulation laboratory the Thomas and Nicolina Nasti Simulation Laboratory in memory of the parents of Stony Brook University alumnus and Foundation Board Member Richard Nasti '78. The event was held inside the SDM's J. Howard Oaks Learning Center, where nearly 75 friends and members of the Nasti family joined Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences; SDM Dean Ray C. Williams; and SDM faculty and staff at a dedication ceremony.
6/10/2013 Radiologic Tech Student Visualizes Reform for Medical Imaging in Uganda Johnson Bakalikwira dreams big. The Uganda native and Radiologic Technology student in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University has set three ambitious goals for himself: develop leadership skills, get a world-class education, and reform medical imaging technology in a third-world nation.
6/5/2013 36 Receive DDS Degrees at Dental Medicine Convocation Thirty-six graduates of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine received their DDS degrees at the School's 37th Convocation on May 24. Family members, friends, and the School's faculty celebrated the milestone with the Class of 2013, new dentists who have chosen to enter a General Practice Residency Program or a post-doctoral residency program in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Dental Anesthesiology.
6/4/2013 Stony Brook's Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute is Lead Scientist for the Gyre Expedition, Southwest Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 4, 2013 - On June 7, an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several national and Alaska-based organizations.
6/3/2013 Stony Brook Film Festival Presenting Career Achievement Award to Christine Vachon The 18th Annual Stony Brook Film Festival presents an exciting mix of new independent features, documentaries and shorts coming to Staller Center for the Arts for ten days from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 27. The complete program of films will be announced at www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com on Monday, June 3rd.
6/3/2013 Stony Brook's SoMAS Scientists Find That Fukushima-Derived Radioactivity in Seafood Poses Minimal Poses Minimal Health Risk In 2012, Nicholas Fisher a distinguished professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University and postdoctoral scholar Zosia Baumann, working with a colleague at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, reported that they had detected radioactivity in Pacific bluefin tuna swimming off the California coast. The source of the radioactivity was Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi powerplants, which were damaged by the strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 11 March 2011 and released large quantities of radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean. The news prompted widespread media interest and speculation as to the possible risks to seafood consumers posed by the levels of radioactivity found in the tuna.
July  
7/31/2013 Study Shows Bird Brains Came Before Birds New research published in Nature and led by Amy Balanoff, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds. "Evolutionary origins of the avian brain" takes a comprehensive look at the so-called "bird brain." Contrary to the cliché, the term describes a relatively enlarged brain that has the capacity required for flight and was present in one of the earliest known birds, Archaeopteryx.
7/31/2013 Study Shows Coronary CT Angiography Useful for Triaging Patients with Chest Pain A study of two sets of 894 matched Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) led to fewer hospital admissions and shorter ED stays. According to lead researcher Michael Poon, MD, of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the findings provide evidence that CCTA offers an alternative means of improving the triage of chest pain patients. The paper, "Associations Between Routine Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography and Reduced Unnecessary Hospital Admissions, Length of Stay, Recidivism Rates, and Invasive Coronary Angiography in the Emergency Department Triage of Chest Pain," is published online in the August 6 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
7/31/2013 Planting a New Perspective on Climate Research A study on the mechanisms of how plants respond and adapt to elevated levels of carbon dioxide (C02) and higher temperatures has opened a new perspective in climate research. Lead researcher Qiong A. Liu (Alison) of the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University found that elevatedC02 and higher temperatures affect the aspect of gene expression in plants that control flowering time and cell proliferation. The results of the study, "The Effects of Carbon Dioxide and Temperature on microRNA Expression in Arabidopsis Development," are published July 31 in the online journal Nature Communications.
7/31/2013 Study Shows Bird Brains Came Before Birds New research published in Nature and led by Amy Balanoff, a Research Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds. "Evolutionary origins of the avian brain" takes a comprehensive look at the so-called "bird brain." Contrary to the cliché, the term describes a relatively enlarged brain that has the capacity required for flight and was present in one of the earliest known birds, Archaeopteryx.
7/31/2013 Study Shows Coronary CT Angiography Useful for Triaging Patients with Chest Pain A study of two sets of 894 matched Emergency Department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) led to fewer hospital admissions and shorter ED stays. According to lead researcher Michael Poon, MD, of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the findings provide evidence that CCTA offers an alternative means of improving the triage of chest pain patients.
7/30/2013 Raúl M. Sánchez Named Senior Director for Title IX and Risk Management at Stony Brook University Raúl M. Sánchez, Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Washington, will join Stony Brook University in September to begin his role as Senior Director for Title IX and Risk Management, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President. Sanchez will be located in the President's Office and will be responsible for serving as the designated agent of the University for implementing and coordinating all aspects of its Title IX compliance efforts. In this position he will oversee the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action and is also responsible for developing and implementing a University-wide risk management program.
7/26/2013 Dr. Mark Talamini of UCSD Named Chair of Surgery at Stony Brook Effective September 1, 2013, Mark Talamini, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the M.J. Orloff Family Endowed Chair in Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, has been named Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Talamini will also take the helm as the Founding Director of the Stony Brook Medical Innovation Institute, where he will be charged with developing and testing new techniques and devices to solve challenges in surgical and procedurally based medical, pediatric and radiological specialties.
7/26/2013 Stony Brook University Continues to Improve Graduation Rates for Underrepresented Students Stony Brook University has again been cited by The Education Trust for its success in improving graduation rates -- this time specifically for improved graduation rates among Hispanic students -- in a national report, "Intentionally Successful: Improving Minority Student College Graduation Rates."
7/24/2013 Stony Brook University Names New Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement Greg Duyck, Vice President and Assistant Dean for Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine, was named Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement at Stony Brook University, announced Dexter Bailey Jr., Vice President of University Advancement. In his role at Stony Brook, Mr. Duyck will manage the staff and operations for principle and major gifts and annual giving for Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine. During the fiscal year 2012-2013, Stony Brook secured more than $83 million in gifts and commitments.
7/24/2013 New Study Shows Inbreeding in Winter Flounder in Long Island's Bays STONY BROOK, July 24, 2013 - Research conducted in six bays of Long Island, NY, and led by scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (SBU) showed that local populations of winter flounder are inbred, which is a situation that is not usually considered in marine fisheries management. The scientists also determined that the effective number of breeders in each bay was below 500 fish, suggesting that the spawning populations of this historically common fish are now relatively small in the area.
7/23/2013 Carol Gomes Named 2013-2014 Stony Brook Alumni Association President Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, CPHQ, '90, '97 was elected President of the Stony Brook Alumni Association for the 2013-2014 academic year. A twice graduate of Stony Brook University, she is also currently employed by the University as Chief Operating Officer at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and Associate Director for Neurosciences.
7/23/2013 Cracking the Blue-Green Code If your local pond, lake, or watering hole is looking bright green this summer, chances are it has blue-green algae and it may be dangerous to you or your pets. A newly published study has used a novel approach to better understand why these algae form blooms and what makes them toxic.
7/23/2013 Stony Brook Ranked Among the World's Top 100 Universities by 'Center for World University Rankings' Stony Brook University ranks 89th among the world's top 100 institutions according to the 2013 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The CWUR publishes the only global university performance tables that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty and quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
7/19/2013 Stony Brook Places Eighth Among Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S.News & World Report Stony Brook University has been ranked eighth on U.S.News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list for 2013. The rankings recognized the best online graduate nursing programs based on factors such as faculty credentials, academic support services, technologies offered to students, graduation rates and admissions selectivity.
7/19/2013 New Results from T2K Conclusively Show Muon Neutrinos Transform to Electron Neutrinos Today at the European Physical Society meeting in Stockholm, the international T2K collaboration announced definitive observation of muon neutrino to electron neutrino transformation. In 2011, the collaboration announced the first indication of this process, a new type of neutrino oscillation, then; now with 3.5 times more data this transformation is firmly established. The probability that random statistical fluctuations alone would produce the observed excess of electron neutrinos is less than one in a trillion. Equivalently the new results exclude such possibility at 7.5 sigma level of significance.
7/17/2013 SBU Materials Science Professor Selected for Prestigious Engineering Symposium Alexander Orlov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, is among 81 of the nation's brightest young engineers chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium in September. Orlov's major research and teaching focus is on the design of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
7/15/2013 High Tooth Replacement Rates in Largest Dinosaurs Contributed to Their Evolutionary Success Rapid tooth replacement by sauropods, the largest dinosaurs in the fossil record, likely contributed to their evolutionary success, according to a research paper by Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D'Emic, PhD, and colleagues. Published in PLOS ONE, the study also hypothesizes that differences in tooth replacement rates among the giant herbivores likely meant their diets varied, an important factor that allowed multiple species to share the same ecosystems for several million years.
7/15/2013 Stony Brook Cardiothoracic Surgeon Receives American Heart Association's Distinguished Service Award James R. Taylor Jr., MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Co-Director of Stony Brook University Heart Institute, received the Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to improving the heart health of Long Islanders at the American Heart Association's 17th annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball on June 29.
7/12/2013 Center for Biotechnology Names Two New Bioentrepreneurs-in-Residence The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University has appointed Reinhard Warnking and Joseph Scaduto as the Center's BioEntrepreneurs-In-Residence (B-EIR). The role of the B-EIRs will be to launch new bioscience ventures in the Long Island region based upon commercially promising biomedical technologies developed by Stony Brook University with the goal to spur economic development in the region.
7/11/2013 Stony Brook Enters into Ecopartnership with Tongji University Stony Brook University and Tongji University have established a cooperative relationship for sharing technologies to promote the global use of biogas at the EcoPartnership Signing Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 11. The ceremony was part of the two-day Fifth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialog.
7/11/2013 Stony Brook University Heart Institute Offers New Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Stony Brook University Hospital is performing a new FDA-approved minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic heart valve through a small chest wall incision without open-heart surgery, as an alternative for patients with limited access to the aorta through their femoral arteries.
7/10/2013 One More Homo Species? Ever since the discovery of the remains in 2003, scientists have been debating whether Homo floresiensis represents a distinct Homo species, possibly originating from a dwarfed island Homo erectus population, or a pathological modern human. The small size of its brain has been argued to result from a number of diseases, most importantly from the condition known as microcephaly.
7/9/2013 SoMAS Faculty and Students Among Oyster Gardener Volunteers for SBU's Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program Stony Brook University Professor Ellen Pikitch, a renowned expert in marine biology and conservation; Christopher Scott and Elyssa Hopkins, currently students in the Marine Conservation and Policy program in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook, were among the volunteer oyster gardeners gathered at the Tiana Beach Community Oyster Garden, where each received 1000 baby oysters (spat), which they will nurture to maturity. A number of the oyster gardener volunteers were recruited by the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP), which was founded by the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and its Institute for Ocean Conservation Science.
7/9/2013 Stony Brook University Leads DOE-Funded Windmapping and Forecasting Project Brian Colle, a Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University is leading a project entitled Improving the Mapping and Prediction of Offshore Wind Resources (IMPOWR), a three-year $675,219 Department of Energy-funded project to improve atmospheric modeling of low-level wind fields using a combination of aircraft and tower observations. IMPOWR has the ability to improve meteorological forecasts over the ocean, which will benefit navigation, offshore wind operations and day-ahead power sales. Also contributing to the project are SoMAS graduate student Matthew Sienkiewicz and researchers at the University of Delaware Center for Carbon-free Power Integration.
7/9/2013 When it Comes to Trauma, Being at the Right Place at the Right Time Makes a Difference It is difficult to call it lucky, but when 17-year-old Doris Quigley of East Hampton, NY, dove into a sandbar at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett last August and sustained a spinal cord injury, luck was the one thing she had on her side that day. Now she is back to swimming again after the near-fatal accident.
7/3/2013 $125,000 Gift from Stony Brook University Alumni Association Creates Scholarship Fund for Undergraduates STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 3, 2013 - The Stony Brook University Alumni Association will donate $125,000 to establish the 'Seawolves for Life Alumni Scholarship Fund' to benefit scholarship support for undergraduate students at the University. The gift was matched in full by the Simons Foundation Challenge, creating a $250,000 philanthropic impact. The scholarship was created for the highest performing students who show the greatest financial need.
7/3/2013 19 SBUH Doctors Among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" for 2013 New York Magazine's 2013 "Best Doctors" issue features 19 full-time and voluntary physicians from Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH). The "Best Doctors" list represents the top two percent of physicians in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Practicing in a wide range of specialties, the Stony Brook physicians were selected from a region that includes more than 60,000 physicians.
7/3/2013 Suffolk County Firefighters Honor SBUH Burn Center Staff Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters honored the staff of the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Burn Center for their devotion, skill and compassionate care of burn patients at the annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 19.
7/2/2013 Teaching and Learning with Technology Expert from the Pennsylvania State University Appointed Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University Cole W. Camplese, Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) at The Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, effective August 12, 2013, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. In this position, Camplese will report directly to the President and oversee the Division of Information Technology which provides, operates and maintains computing and telecommunication facilities, equipment and services that meet the needs of the educational, research and administrative programs of the University. He will also collaborate with the CIO of Stony Brook University Hospital in the development of information systems between the main academic campus and the medicine campus.
7/1/2013 Remembering Stony Brook's Visionary Health Sciences Founder Stony Brook mourns the passing of Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, a physician world-renowned as a founder of the field of bioethics and an innovator in medical and health science education. As the founder of Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center and the first Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Pellegrino put Stony Brook on a course more than 40 years ago to become a leading academic medical center. Dr. Pellegrino was active until his death in June, a week shy of his 93rd birthday.
7/1/2013 Stony Brook Southampton Appoints Director for New Marine Sciences Center Southampton, NY, July 1, 2013 - Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) has appointed Christopher Paparo, former Senior Aquarist of the Long Island Aquarium, as the Director of its new 15,000-square-foot, $8.5 million Marine Sciences Center in Southampton which will be completed this summer. Mr. Paparo has strong connections to the campus and the community, having attended Southampton College and received his Bachelors of Science in Marine Science there in 1999.
7/1/2013 Remembering Stony Brook's Visionary Health Sciences Founder Stony Brook mourns the passing of Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, a physician world-renowned as a founder of the field of bioethics and an innovator in medical and health science education. As the founder of Stony Brook University's Health Sciences Center and the first Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Pellegrino put Stony Brook on a course more than 40 years ago to become a leading academic medical center. Dr. Pellegrino was active until his death in June, a week shy of his 93rd birthday.
August  
8/30/2013 Stony Brook Appoints Dermatologist Specializing in Latest Skin Cancer Surgical Techniques Jordan Slutsky, MD, a dermatologist specializing in the treatment and management of skin cancers has joined Stony Brook Medicine as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology. Appointed by Evan C. Jones, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Slutsky will enhance the surgical offerings of the Department with his expertise in the treatment and management of malignant skin tumors, including his ability to perform the latest Mohs micrographic surgery techniques, a layer-by-layer skin tumor removal procedure effective on many forms of skin cancer and on tumors with a high risk of recurrence.
8/29/2013 Three from Stony Brook Included Among Nominees for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize; "True Heroes" to Vie for $250,000 Prize in World's Leading Award for Animal Conservation Three prominent conservationists on the Stony Brook University faculty have been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. The winner of the Prize will receive an unrestricted $250,000 cash award and the Lilly Medal. Five other finalists will each receive $10,000. The nominees' work spans the globe and represents a broad range of species including chimpanzees, snow leopards, sea turtles, giant pandas, bats, swans and many more. An international Nominating Committee composed of renowned professional conservationists and local representatives reviews all nominations and selects six finalists, who will be revealed in the spring of 2014.
8/29/2013 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Opens Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Center Stony Brook Children's Hospital has opened the first center on Long Island dedicated to the unique needs of children and families with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
8/27/2013 Dr. Charles Taber Appointed Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education After a competitive national search, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis N. Assanis has announced that Dr. Charles (Chuck) Taber has been selected to serve as the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University, effective September 1, 2013.
8/22/2013 The Future of Medicine Arrives: 124 Students Prepare for Careers in Primary Care and as Physician-Scientists The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2017 officially launched their medical training when all 124 incoming students received a physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time at the School's annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 18.
8/22/2013 Stony Brook University Taps Michigan's Dr. Eric Rabkin as Senior Administrator to Oversee Online Education Initiatives Eric Rabkin, PhD, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature, and of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will join Stony Brook University in the newly created position of Associate Provost for Online Education (APOE) effective September 1, announced Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
8/22/2013 Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Awarded ICCM's Prestigious Morningside Gold Medal Prof. David Gu, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, was selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Morningside Gold Medal of Applied Mathematics during the International Congress of Chinese Mathematician (ICCM) in Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Gu was recognized for his work in computational mathematics and was the only scholar in applied mathematics to receive the award this year. During the ceremony, in addition to the gold medal, he received a certificate and a cash award of $25,000.
8/22/2013 From Watergate to Stony Brook: Carl Bernstein to Join Faculty as Visiting Presidential Professor Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein will join the faculty at Stony Brook University as Visiting Presidential Professor beginning September 1, announced Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., and Provost and Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dennis N. Assanis. Bernstein will co-teach and guest lecture with an interdisciplinary focus in courses for the School of Journalism and departments of English, History, Political Science, Sociology and Writing and Rhetoric as well as give lectures for the campus and local communities. As part of the responsibilities associated with his appointment, Bernstein will also engage in development and fundraising initiatives on behalf of Stony Brook University.
8/21/2013 Pediatric Cancer Patients Receive Daniel Brooks Scholarship Awards to Help Fund Pursuit of Higher Education Alexandra Solowinska is grateful to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center for helping her fight to overcome her cancer. Now she is benefiting from a scholarship award that will help her pursue her dream of becoming a doctor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/21/2013 Pediatric Cancer Patients Receive Daniel Brooks Scholarship Awards to Help Fund Pursuit of Higher Education Alexandra Solowinska is grateful to the Stony Brook University Cancer Center for helping her fight to overcome her cancer. Now she is benefiting from a scholarship award that will help her pursue her dream of becoming a doctor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/19/2013 19th Annual "Walk For Beauty" Raises $25,000 for Cancer Research at Stony Brook University Committee members from the "Walk for Beauty" on Aug. 15 presented a check for $25,000 representing proceeds from the 2012 walk to benefit cancer research at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
8/16/2013 What Was Old is New Again: SBU Commemorates the Opening of Frey Hall - A High Tech-Dedicated Classroom Building Stony Brook University cut the ribbon of Frey Hall, commemorating the opening of the first building dedicated solely to classroom space on the Long Island campus. Stony Brook President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. was joined by Dr. Robert Frey and his wife Kathryn, academic leadership, faculty and staff from across the University, and elected officials including Sen. John Flanagan and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, to celebrate the $31M, 95,000 square-foot renovation project that began in March 2011. The project, designed by architectural firm EwingCole to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver Certification, converted one of the oldest buildings on the campus known as "Old Chemistry" (construction for which began in 1962) into a modern new teaching facility with 1,971 seats (including three new 250 seat lecture halls), 27 new classrooms and creative new teaching space, which, combined, will host nearly 240 courses this fall.
8/13/2013 Stony Brook's Program in Public Health Joins Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health (ASPPH) Stony Brook Medicine's Program in Public Health (PPH), Long Island's only accredited Public Health Program, has signed on as a founding member of the newly formed Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
8/9/2013 SBUH names Volunteers of the Year Stony Brook University Hospital has named Mary Briney as Volunteer of the Year and Elizabeth O'Grady as Junior Volunteer of the Year for 2013 in recognition of their dedicated volunteer service to the hospital.
8/7/2013 Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton Welcomes Burgeoning Start-Up, Buncee, LLC, as New Tenant buncee® an award-winning start-up company based in Riverhead that provides digital creative content to those who do not have the tech savvy to develop their own, is relocating from its Riverhead office into 1,230 square-feet of space at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton. At the new location, buncee's current staff of eight will have space and resources to grow to the next level, including user training facilities, networking opportunities, and strategic planning support.
8/6/2013 $5M In Gifts Usher In New Era For Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University Stony Brook University is the recipient of the largest gift ever made to a U.S. public university for India Studies. A donation of $1.25 million from Dr. Nirmal K. Mattoo, a leading nephrologist and Chairman of Stony Brook's Center for India Studies Executive Committee, together with a $1.25 million permanent endowment from members of the Indian American community, is raising the profile of the Center for India Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences to become one of the most pre-eminent resource centers in the nation for the study of Indian culture and civilization. Coupled with matching funds of $2.5 million from the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, the gift has a total impact of $5 million.
8/5/2013 Stony Brook Children's Opens Ronald McDonald Family Room Kim and John Ragone of Manorville haven't felt a sense of normalcy in their lives since their 17-year-old daughter Rachel was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in bone or in soft tissue. But with the opening of the new Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, they have found a place to relax during their daughter's frequent hospitalizations.
September  
9/26/2013 President Stanley Announces $2.25M in Funding Initiatives for Humanities, Under Represented Minorities in State of the University Address During the 2013 State of the University Address held at the Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, welcomed new faculty and outlined for them the meteoric rise of Stony Brook University and transformation from a modest teachers college to a University that has global impact in the areas of education, research, and healthcare and economic opportunity. He spoke of Stony Brook's important role in educating economically disadvantaged students, and how it ranks fourth among all AAU member institutions for the highest percentage of Pell grant eligible students, and how Stony Brook has the second lowest in-state tuition and fees among all AAU peers.
9/26/2013 Director appointed for CPEP at Stony Brook University Hospital Abdulkader (Al) Alam, MD, has been appointed Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Stony Brook University Hospital effective Sept. 16, announced Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
9/26/2013 Two Stony Brook Researchers Among Those Selected to Receive SUNY RF Collaboration Fund Awards Announced by Governor Cuomo In an announcement released today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system's strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. The projects involve two Stony Brook University researchers who are among SUNY faculty selected to receive the SUNY and Research Foundation (RF) 2013 Research Collaboration Fund Awards - Orlando Scharer, PhD, Professor of Pharmacological Sciences and Chemistry, and Joanne Davila, PhD, Professor of Psychology.
9/25/2013 Jinyoung Jin Appointed Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University Jinyoung Jin has been appointed Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, announced Diana Hannan, Director of Conferences and Special Events. For the past ten years Jinyoung Jin was the Gallery Director in the Arts Department of The Korea Society located in Manhattan. She brings to Stony Brook's Charles B. Wang Center a wide range of academic training and institutional experience in cultural and artistic matters.
9/25/2013 Stony Brook University's Fundraiser Raises Over $55,000 for Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program More than 50 friends of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) took part in the first annual "Clams for Clams" fundraiser on September 7 to support its Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP), launched with a $3 million gift in 2012 from the Laurie Landeau Foundation and the Simons Foundation.
9/24/2013 Stony Brook Cerebrovascular Specialist Cures Young Dance Instructor's Brain Aneurysm When Angela Trivigno, 37, of Nissequogue, was having headaches and pain behind her left eye she thought her allergy symptoms had intensified, but the dance instructor and mother of two played it safe and went to walk-in clinic. It ended up she had a brain aneurysm. She was referred to David Fiorella, MD, PhD, a cerebrovascular specialist at Stony Brook Medicine's Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center. Fast forward two days later: Dr. Fiorella performed a balloon-assisted technique to completely cut off her brain aneurysm, thus averting a life-threatening rupture. Angela was back to work several days later and feeling fine.
9/23/2013 SBU Cancer Center Offers Lung Cancer Screening Program The Lung Cancer Evaluation Center (LCEC) at Stony Brook University Cancer Center is starting a new lung cancer screening program on Sept. 30, consistent with recent recommendations announced by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The screening program includes a low-dose radiation Chest CT scan for high-risk patients with the goal of early detection.
9/20/2013 Stony Brook Heart Institute Evaluates First Dissolvable Stent Specialists at Stony Brook University Heart Institute have launched a clinical trial investigating the first cardiovascular stent that opens a heart vessel the same way as metallic stents but then dissolves away naturally. The new stent could prove to have benefits over standard metallic drug-eluting stents in relation to vessel blood flow and how much natural motion returns to the vessel after it dissolves. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.
9/20/2013 SBU Materials Science Professor Selected for Prestigious Engineering Symposium STONY BROOK, NY, July 17, 2013 - Alexander Orlov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, is among 81 of the nation's brightest young engineers chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 19th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium in September. Orlov's major research and teaching focus is on the design of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
9/19/2013 Dorothy Lichtenstein Donates $1 Million to Southampton Graduate Arts at Stony Brook Southampton STONY BROOK AND SOUTHAMPTON, NY, July 18, 2013 - Southampton resident and Stony Brook Foundation Trustee Dorothy Lichtenstein has made a $1 million gift to Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts programs. The gift was announced on July 17 during the annual Southampton Writers Conference opening night, which featured a conversation about writing with former PBS News Hour anchor and novelist Jim Lehrer and his wife, novelist Kate Lehrer.
9/19/2013 Stony Brook Medicine trained doctor enjoys homecoming after Afghanistan war For Gregory Mallo, MD, Stony Book Medicine has prepared him for his career as an orthopaedic surgeon - not once, but twice, with a tour of duty in Afghanistan in between. Once he completes his military service, he will be off to Harvard for a combined shoulder and elbow fellowship program next year at Massachusetts General Hospital.
9/19/2013 
9/18/2013 Shayna Stahl Named Director of Athletic Bands; Will Lead 200-Member 'Spirit of Stony Brook' Marching Band Program After a three-month national search, Shayna Stahl has been appointed as the new Director of Athletic Bands at Stony Brook University, a position left vacant by the retirement of the founding director and legendary Long Island music educator, Mr. John J. Leddy.
9/17/2013 Marie Colvin Center Distinguished Lecture Series: CBS News' Clarissa Ward: Reporting in a War Zone CBS Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward has been named the second speaker in the Marie Colvin Center Distinguished Lecture Series at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. The lecture will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 in the Student Activities Center Auditorium at 8 p.m.
9/17/2013 SUNY Distinguished Librarian Constantia Constantinou Selected as Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University After a competitive national search, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis N. Assanis has announced that Constantia Constantinou has been named the Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University, effective October 1, 2013. The SBU Libraries are comprised of a number of branches, including the Melville, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, and Southampton Libraries.
9/16/2013 After 10 Surgeries at Stony Brook, Boy from Ecuador to Return Home with a Transformed Face Kevin Rosero, 10, a boy from Ecuador who lived his whole life with a rare massive venous malformation on his face that involved his tongue, pharynx, lip, cheek, eye socket and temporal bone, a potentially life-threatening condition that could not be treated in his home country, will be leaving Long Island and going back home on September 17 with a transformed face. He spent the last eight months on Long Island and endured 10 surgical procedures by Stony Brook surgeons Drs. Alexander Dagum and Henry Woo and a team of professionals from Stony Brook Children's Hospital who cured his condition.
9/16/2013 Stony Brook University Receives $375,000 Gift from Peter V. Tsantes to Create Professorship in Hellenic Studies Stony Brook University has received $375,000 from Peter V. Tsantes to advance academic excellence in teaching, education and research in Greek Language and Literature through the establishment of the Peter V. Tsantes Professorship in Hellenic Studies. The gift was matched by George J. Tsunis, Esq. and his family, creating a total impact of $750,000 and fully endowing the Professorship within the College of Arts and Sciences.
9/13/2013 Dr. Nancy Goroff Appointed Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development and Associate Dean of the Graduate School Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis N. Assanis, has announced that Dr. Nancy S. Goroff has been selected to serve as the Associate Provost for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, effective September 9, 2013.
9/10/2013 Famous Science Documentary Film Maker Joins the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Graham Chedd, an acclaimed science documentary film producer, editor and writer, has joined the faculty as a Visiting Professor for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. Chedd, who helped found NOVA in 1974, has worked with actor and science advocate, Alan Alda, producing PBS' Scientific American Frontiers, and in creating the series The Human Spark, which won the 2010 AAAS/Kavli Prize for in-depth television science reporting.
9/10/2013 SBU Jumps 10 Spots in Latest 'US News & World Report ' National Ranking; Moves Up 6 Spots in the Top Public Universities Ranking Stony Brook University achieved its best ever ranking - 82nd - in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report survey of "Best National Universities in America," published in the annual rankings report released today. US News & World Report defines the best national universities in America as universities that "are typically large institutions that focus on research and grant bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees." Stony Brook achieved another best ranking ever in the annual US News survey by ranking 34th in the category of Top Public National Universities.
October  
10/31/2013 Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE), a new "applied think tank" led by New York University and Stony Brook University that will serve as a hub of research and education on emergency preparedness, as well as a clearinghouse of information regarding extreme weather and natural disasters
10/30/2013 Expansion of Stony Brook Dental Care Center Fills Need to Reach Underserved Populations The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded multimillion dollar Dental Care Center at an event on October 24. The Dental Care Center provides care to more than 13,000 patients annually and is the largest provider of oral health care services on Long Island. In 2012 the Dental Care Center had 65,000 patient visits. The new wing will enable the School to provide primary oral health care services and specialty treatments to approximately 20 percent more patients, including many who are underserved.
10/29/2013 Stony Brook Establishes New Department of Biomedical Informatics Stony Brook University has established a new Department of Biomedical Informatics and appointed Joel Saltz, MD, PhD, formerly Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University, to lead the new department as its inaugural Cherith Chair of Biomedical Informatics, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. As the Cherith Chair, Dr. Saltz will have dual appointments in the School of Medicine and in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) under the respective leadership of Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences and Dean, School of Medicine, and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Dean of CEAS. The new department was created to integrate University-wide research across disciplines to advance biomedical research and health care delivery.
10/28/2013 $1.4M NSF Grant to SBU-BNL to help Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows Advance into STEM Faculty Research Careers Stony Brook University's (SBU) Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) in the Graduate School and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the competitiveness of underrepresented minority (URM) PhD students and postdoctoral trainees who are US citizens advancing into STEM careers. This Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate- Transformation (AGEP-T) initiative is called FRAME (Frontiers of Research and Academic Models of Excellence). In the three-year grant period, the project will train 30 graduate students and 12 postdoctoral fellows by providing comprehensive professional preparation that will permit FRAME fellows to compete for and succeed in faculty positions at top research intensive institutions.
10/28/2013 Stony Brook Medicine Chief Human Resources Officer Receives SUNY Lifetime Achievement Award Elizabeth McCoy, Chief Human Resources Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital, has received the Lifetime Achievement in Human Resources Award from the State University of New York Human Resources Association (SUHRA) in recognition of her career contributions to the field of human resources and her impact on the Stony Brook campus community.
10/25/2013 Stony Brook Medicine opens Suffolk's first Aortic Center Stony Brook Medicine has opened Suffolk County's first multidisciplinary Aortic Center, combining the expertise of specialists in vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, cardiac imaging, radiology and anesthesiology to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for the full spectrum of conditions affecting the aorta.
10/25/2013 Stony Brook Medicine Enters Pink Glove Dance Video Competition, Hopes to Make a Win for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Center Stony Brook Medicine is the only academic medical center on Long Island to enter the third annual national Pink Glove video competition, sponsored by MedLine Industries Inc. The 90-second video, which captures the spirit of Stony Brook physicians and staff, as well as the Stony Brook community, expresses their dedication to fighting breast cancer. On Friday, Oct. 25, voting opened nationwide to determine which videos will receive the most votes, with prize money donated for breast cancer research.
10/25/2013 Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky Receives National Honor for Seminal Research in Hematology Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine will be honored by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) with the 2013 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize. The prestigious award and accompanying lecture is an annual honor by the ASH given to leading national researchers and clinicians for their significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of hematologic diseases.
10/24/2013 Stony Brook Medicine is Ready for Flu Season Stony Brook Medicine Employee Health and Wellness and the Hospital Emergency Management Team have to date vaccinated almost 5,700 faculty, staff and students on the Stony Brook Medicine campus.
10/24/2013 Walk raises $68,000 for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Spirits were high despite overcast skies among 650 walkers from 63 teams who turned out on Sunday, Oct. 6, to raise more than $68,000 in Stony Brook Medicine's second annual Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis 5K walk on the Stony Brook University campus.
10/24/2013 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Receives $100,000 Gift Over $50,000 was raised during a benefit at the Watermill Caterers in Smithtown, NY on October 10; moneys that will go towards the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital, scheduled for construction from 2013 to 2016. The gift will be matched by an anonymous matching donor, for a total impact of more than $100,000.
10/23/2013 Stony Brook Heart Surgeon Honored for Community Service Harold Fernandez, MD, Co-Director of Stony Brook University Heart Institute, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club in recognition of his service to immigrant patients through the RotaCare clinic.
10/22/2013 James and Robin Herrnstein Donate $3M to Stony Brook University to Establish Global Health Institute James and Robin Herrnstein have launched an ambitious new effort to bring healthcare resources to Madagascar with their recent gift of $3 million to help establish a new Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University's Centre ValBio. The Institute will drive cutting-edge health research in the region while working closely with the Herrnsteins' new nongovernmental organization (NGO) PIVOT, which, beginning September 2013, will commence its ambitious mission to establish an evidence-based model health system for Madagascar.
10/21/2013 Stony Brook Shares in $5 Million National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Education Stony Brook University is one of six recipients of a $5 million grant from the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop tools that will change the way STEM students are assessed. The five-year grant, which will help catalyze the national movement to better test and evaluate the knowledge, abilities, performance and competence of STEM students, is one of the largest science education grants ever awarded.
10/18/2013 Stony Brook Psychiatry Invites Award-Winning Filmmaker to Talk about the Making of "Kings Park" The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science invited a former patient receiving psychiatric treatment later turned filmmaker Lucy Winer to conduct a departmental Grand Rounds on the making of her award-winning documentary Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution. The educational forum, held at the Wang Center, sparked discussions about the progress and shortcomings of the country's mental health care system. The event was also a return to Stony Brook for Winer, a Stony Brook University alumna (BA in English and Theater, 1973).
10/17/2013  School of Dental Medicine Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop New Treatment for Periodontal Disease The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and GlycoMira Therapeutics, Inc., has received a two-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to develop a new treatment for periodontal disease, one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory conditions without any known cure. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award supports the continuing development of a new class of anti-inflammatory agents. The project is led by Stony Brook Medicine's Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD.
10/17/2013 SBU Receives $1.5 Million from Stephen and Vincent Della Pietra to Endow Biomedical Imaging Chair Stephen and Vincent Della Pietra along with their wives Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Barbara Amonson have channeled their professional success and lifelong love of science into a leadership gift that will create the Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging at Stony Brook University. Their $1.5 million gift, matched by a grant from the Simons Foundation, will have a total impact of $3 million. The University is recruiting a nationally-renowned researcher to fill the position.
10/16/2013 Stony Brook Medicine among first clinical sites in U.S. for simultaneous PET/MRI Stony Brook Medicine, where MRI technology was first developed, is among the first sites in the United States to offer simultaneous PET/MRI technology for clinical use. The new technology will benefit patients by providing exceptional image quality and diagnostic capabilities, and greater efficiency by having two significant imaging procedures performed at the same time with low-dose radiation.
10/15/2013 Best- Selling Author Gail Sheehy Joins Stony Brook Medicine Experts at Women's Health Day Gail Sheehy, journalist, lecturer, and author of 15 books including New York Times bestseller "Passages" and "Sex and the Seasoned Woman," knows a thing or two about living a passionate life. Sheehy will share her knowledge as the keynote speaker at Stony Brook Medicine's first Women's Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Melville Marriott.
10/15/2013 Damaging Brown Tide Re-emerges across entire South Shore of Long Island An intense and damaging brown tide has re-emerged across most of Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, and Shinnecock Bay. Monitoring by the Gobler Laboratory based in the Marine Science Research Center in the School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University's Southampton Campus has revealed that a brown tide that began to develop during September and has intensified this month to nearly 1,000,000 cells per milliliter in central Great South Bay as of October 8. Densities exceeding 200,000 cells per milliliter were also present in western Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Quantuck Bay, and Shinnecock Bay.
10/1/2013 World-Renowned Cerebrovascular Specialists Talk "Brain Aneurysms: Beyond the Basics" Three world-renowned cerebrovascular specialists from Stony Brook Medicine shared the latest information about new technology and treatments to cure brain aneurysms and research to advance the detection and treatment of these potentially deadly or disabling conditions to nearly 200 attendees at "Brain Aneurysms: Beyond the Basics," held at Stony Brook Medicine on September 26. Healthcare professionals, grateful patients, Stony Brook students and community members attended the educational forum that capped off National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
November  
11/27/2013 University Statement - November 27, 2013 The University takes all claims of discrimination and sexual harassment seriously and reviews them timely. Some recent media accounts raise concerning allegations, but to the extent those reports do not identify the sources of those allegations or the documents relied upon, the University and the public cannot reliably assess the truthfulness or completeness of such allegations.
11/27/2013 Long Island Couple Has Four More Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving Linda and Chris Astefanous of Centereach, NY have always dreamed of a big family and this Halloween their wishes came true and four little 'pumpkins' were added to their 'patch'. Quadruplets Brandon, Natalie Ann, Abigail and Charlotte were born October 31 at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
11/26/2013 Stony Brook Pediatrician Co-authors New NIH Guidelines for Managing Opportunistic Infections in Children with HIV Sharon Nachman, MD, a pediatric HIV and infectious diseases specialist at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, is a co-author of new National Institutes of Health (NIH)-issued guidelines for the prevention, treatment and management of opportunistic infections in HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. The 2013 guidelines shed light on the most effective way to treat dangerous and deadly infections such as pneumonia or tuberculosis that can strike immunosuppressed pediatric HIV patients.
11/26/2013 James Bliska Elected AAAS Fellow James B. Bliska, Ph.D., Professor in Stony Brook University's Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications.
11/25/2013 "Ride for Life" Earmarks $160,000 for Stony Brook ALS Research and Clinical Care in 2014 The Ride for Life Organization, which raises funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has earmarked $160,000 for Stony Brook University in 2014 to support ALS research and clinical care. A portion of these funds ($100,000) will be the latest installment from the Ride for Life to support the development of ALS clinical trials at the Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute. The pledge is in conjunction with the match from the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant.
11/25/2013 Dianna Padilla Elected AAAS Fellow Dianna Padilla, Ph.D., Stony Brook University Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications.
11/25/2013 Three SBU Professors Elected AAAS Fellows Three Stony Brook University professors-- James Bliska, Laszlo Mihaly and Dianna Padilla--have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications. Stony Brook's three recipients are among 388 newly elected members who will be honored at the Fellows Forum held during the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 15, 2014 in Chicago.
11/25/2013 Laszlo Mihaly Elected AAAS Fellow Laszlo Mihaly, Ph.D., Chair of Stony Brook University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientific and social efforts to advance science or its applications.
11/22/2013 Stony Brook Physicist Part of International Team That "Broke the Ice" In Observing Neutrinos from Outside Our Solar System The Universe is always talking to us, but we have to be clever to hear what it's saying. That was the thinking behind the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a unique astrophysical telescope deployed deep in the Antarctic ice to detect neutrinos--very small, nearly massless particles--coming from the outer reaches of our galaxy and beyond.
11/20/2013 Stony Brook Southampton to Host Lighting of the Windmill on Fri., Dec. 6 at 5p.m. In conjunction with the ongoing observance of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Shinnecock Hills campus, Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of the windmill and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
11/19/2013 School Intervention and Re-Entry Program helps LI high school senior prep for college in her hospital room at Stony Brook Children's Although Eastport South-Manor High School senior Rachel Ragone has been given a diagnosis of cancer, her dreams of entering college next Fall are becoming more and more of reality thanks to the help of the Stony Brook Children's School Intervention and Re-entry program.
11/14/2013 Breaking Ground on New Medical Research Building to Break New Ground in Medical Research at Stony Brook University Stony Brook University broke ground to showcase the start of construction on its new Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. The ceremony took place with hundreds of physicians, administrators and staff on hand to celebrate the start of the new project, and where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., with help from those who made it possible, Jim Simons, Governor Andrew Cuomo, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, along with Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association, and chair of the Stony Brook Council, unearthed the first shovels full of dirt to get the $194 million MART building project officially underway.
11/12/2013 President Stanley Joins AAU, APLU & TSC in Washington to Announce how Sequestration is Eroding America's Research Capabilities WASHINGTON, DC - As congressional budget leaders continue negotiations over Fiscal Year 2014 spending levels, three organizations representing the nation's leading public and private research universities today released the results of a new survey looking at sequestration's impact on research across the country. The survey is a bellwether of the devastating impact that sustained cuts to research and higher education will have on the economy and the United States' role as a global innovation leader.
11/8/2013 Long Island State Veterans Home Receives $12.5 Million in Funding from VA Construction Grant Program The Long Island State Veterans Home is the recent recipient of a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant Award as announced by VA Secretary Erik K. Shinseki. Congressman Timothy Bishop (1st Congressional District) and State Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Long Island State Veterans Home Executive Director Fred S. Sganga and Frank Demarco, Chairman of the LISVH Veterans Advisory Board to formally announce the joint effort between the New York State Senate, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration...
11/8/2013 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein to Deliver Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture on Nov. 18 On Monday, November 18, at 4 pm at the Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein will deliver the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture, "Why Isn't Our Government Working -- and Can It?"
11/8/2013 Stony Brook Dental Students Receive Frist ADA Award for Outreach Outside U.S. The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine's student volunteer Madagascar Outreach Project is the first recipient of the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation's Thomas J. Zwemer Award, which recognizes outstanding dental student programs serving underserved populations outside the United States. The project is part of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund, a non-profit organization administered through the Stony Brook Foundation that builds schools and provides temporary healthcare clinics to children living in remote areas.
11/7/2013 Stony Brook Admits First Eight Military Veterans as Students in Federally Funded Nursing Program The Stony Brook University School of Nursing enrolled eight military veterans as candidates for a new baccalaureate program designed for veterans or reservists who want to become nurses. The School enrolled five men and three women, ranging from age 28 to 47, for the first term slated for January 2014. Six have served in the U.S. Army and two in the U.S. Air Force. All had some military medical training, and several had extensive experiences, including one as a medic, another as a field pharmacist and one who served as an Army Medical Mental Health Specialist.
11/7/2013 Stony Brook Interdisciplinary Team Plays Lead Role in NASA "Expedition" to Explore Space Virtually Stony Brook is headed to outer space--virtually. The University has been selected as the lead institution for one of NASA's nine new Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams that will bring researchers together in a virtual setting to focus on space science and human space exploration.
11/6/2013 Stony Brook Researchers Receive $3.8 Million NIH Grant to Develop Drugs for Pain, Inflammation A multidisciplinary research team at Stony Brook University has received a five-year $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop new drugs for pain, inflammation, and potentially drug addiction. The drug development strategy is based on their discovery of intracellular transporters known as FABPs (fatty acid binding proteins) for a neurotransmitter in the body that regulates pain and stress.
11/6/2013 SBU Scientists Develop a New Cancer Targeting Technique to Improve Cancer Drugs Cancer drugs work because they're toxic, but that's also why they afflict healthy cells, producing side effects that can compromise their efficacy. Nobuhide Ueki thinks he may have found a way to get the drugs to selectively target only the cancer cells, and his team's patent-pending research is the subject of a paper entitled "Selective cancer targeting with prodrugs activated by histone deacetylases and a tumour-associated protease," to be published on November 5 in Nature Communications.
11/6/2013 Science on Tap goes back to the Stone Age STONY BROOK, NY, November 6, 2013 - Science on Tap, an award-winning live event and web show created by Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, returns this month in a new location, the Stony Brook Yacht Club, on the November 12 at 6:30pm, with featured topic, "Back to the Stone Age." This episode of Science on Tap will be hosted by Journalism School professor and 60 Minutes alumnus Steven Reiner with guest scientist, John Shea, a professor of anthropology and world expert in Stone Age hi-tech weaponry. John Shea was recently featured with Alan Alda in the PBS mini-series The Human Spark.
11/4/2013 Interdisciplinary NSF- Funded Effort to Develop Dynamical and Decision Support Models to Improve Hurricane Evacuation and Sheltering In the wake of Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, ubiquitous wildfires and other natural disasters,the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded 12 new grants totaling $32 million through its Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters solicitation. The effort, part of NSF's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment, will enable scientists to study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and wildfires.
11/1/2013 Stony Brook University Named Regional Hub for NYS Master Teacher Program The Professional Education Program at Stony Brook University is now encouraging applications from experienced Long Island-based science and mathematics teachers from grades 6 to 12 for the New York State Master Teacher Program. Applications are being accepted by SUNY from November 1 through January 3, 2104 with final selections being made in spring 2014.
December  
12/31/2013 Stony Brook University's Top Stories of 2013
12/23/2013 Joel Foundation Donates $250,000 Concert Grand Piano to Stony Brook University Music Department Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Joel, through his Joel Foundation, has once again generously provided for students and faculty in Stony Brook Music Department by donating another premiere concert piano; this time it's a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, considered the "Rolls Royce" of pianos.
12/20/2013 Women's Basketball Team Makes a 'Slam Dunk' With Kids at Stony Brook University Cancer Center Two days before their Holiday Classic, the Stony Brook University Women's Basketball Team stepped off the court to visit with young Seawolves fans battling cancer at Stony Brook Cancer Center.
12/20/2013 Memorial Scholarship Established in name of CBS News Producer Michael Rosenbaum The friends and family of Emmy-winning CBS News Producer Michael Rosenbaum have established a memorial scholarship at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism in support of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. The $30,000 gift from the Michael S. Rosenbaum Foundation will be matched by a special grant from Jim and Marilyn Simon and the Simons Foundation, to establish a $60,000 endowed scholarship.
12/19/2013 Joe Nathan, '97, Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Stony Brook University During Winter Commencement Ceremony Major League Baseball pitcher Joseph M. Nathan, a Stony Brook University alumnus and former Seawolves baseball star, received an honorary degree during the first of two Winter Commencement ceremonies today. "Dr. Nathan," who recently signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Management, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for "serving as an exemplary role model" and for his "unwavering commitment to Stony Brook University and the Department of Athletics."
12/19/2013 SBU Team Discovers New Compounds that Challenge the Foundation of Chemistry All good research breaks new ground, but rarely does the research unearth truths that challenge the foundation of a science. That's what Artem R. Oganov has done, and the professor of theoretical crystallography in the Department of Geosciences will have his work published in the Dec. 20 issue of the journal Science.
12/19/2013 NY Islanders Score Big with Patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital Four professional hockey players from the New York Islanders played Santa on December 18 and scored big points with hospitalized children at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/18/2013 Dr. Yusuf Hannun Receives Kuwait's Prize for Scientific Advancement Stony Brook University Cancer Center Director Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, has received the Kuwait Prize in the category of Basic Sciences. The annual award issued by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) recognizes the distinguished scientific accomplishments of an Arab scientist living anywhere in the world. Dr. Hannun, a native of Jordan, received the honor for his research on a class of lipids implicated in the cancer disease process.
12/18/2013 Three Cheers for the Home Team, Pro Sports Team Makes a Big Hit with Pediatric Patients Long Island's very own professional baseball team, the Long Island Ducks, were a big hit with patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital during a special visit for the holidays. Former New York Met Bud Harrelson, co-owner and Senior VP of Baseball Operations of the Ducks was joined by team mascot QuackerJack and radio station B103's The Wiseman and Frank.
12/17/2013 Dr. Henry Woo Named Fellow of World's Largest Organization of Surgeons Stony Brook Medicine neurosurgeon Henry Woo, MD, FACS, has become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest organization of surgeons in the world. Dr. Woo's initiation as an ACS Fellow took place at a convocation ceremony at the College's 2013 annual Clinical Congress where he officially earned the right to use "FACS" after his name.
12/16/2013 Poon Takes "Minnies" Award for "Scientific Paper of the Year" Stony Brook Medicine's Michael Poon, MD, took home the 2013 "Minnies" Award in the Scientific Paper of the Year category for his study showing that use of computed tomography (CT) reduces healthcare costs by enabling better triage of patients with chest pain presenting to the emergency room.
12/13/2013 SBU Materials Science & Engineering Professor Receives Fulrath Award for Work in Ceramic Sciences and Materials Pelagia-Irene (Perena) Gouma, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Stony Brook University received The American Ceramic Society's 2013 Richard M. Fulrath Award, an honor that recognizes both American and Japanese ceramic engineers and scientists for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials. Gouma was honored for her novel ceramics for biosensors and olfaction, which includes her invention of a single breath, hand-held portable ammonia and other gas breathalyzers.
12/13/2013 Banner Year: 2013 Nursing Grad Wins National Award, Launches Career as Stony Brook Nurse Maggie Knight, a 2013 Stony Brook University School of Nursing graduate, is wrapping up a year in which she became a national recipient of the Inspired Comfort Award for her outreach as a student and launched her dream of becoming a nurse for cancer patients. Knight, now a registered nurse on Stony Brook Medicine's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, is among six care providers across the country selected for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others. Knight is the grand prize winner in the Student Nurse category. STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 13, 2013 - Maggie Knight, a 2013 Stony Brook University School of Nursing graduate, is wrapping up a year in which she became a national recipient of the Inspired Comfort Award for her outreach as a student and launched her dream of becoming a nurse for cancer patients. Knight, now a registered nurse on Stony Brook Medicine's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, is among six care providers across the country selected for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others. Knight is the grand prize winner in the Student Nurse category. Over the past year, Knight served as president or co-chair of four charitable groups and logged more than 350 hours of volunteer work. She organized an initiative to raise funds to support families affected by cancer around the holidays. During summer 2013 she personally raised $4,500 for cancer patients by bicycling from Baltimore to San Diego. The effort was part of a team of 26 college students, including five from Stony Brook University, which raised money for 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The team spent one day of each week performing service in communities across the nation. "I am incredibly honored to receive the Inspired Comfort Award and am so grateful to all the amazing people I work with at Stony Brook University who constantly inspire students to follow their passions," said Knight, a native of New Windsor, NY. "My goal with outreach now is to make Stony Brook students and employees more aware of the resources Stony Brook Medicine has with bone marrow transplantation." "While a student here, Maggie was a leader who epitomized the values of nursing with her high moral standards and commitment to care, outreach and education," said Dr. Lee Anne Xippolitos, Dean of the School of Nursing. "She was involved in many leadership initiatives, including a campus-wide effort to engage students, faculty and staff to become bone marrow donors." As a nursing student, Knight's determination to make a difference for those affected by cancer also led her to drive a campaign that resulted in Stony Brook University receiving a $10,000 grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation for Camp Kesem, college student-run summer camp for kids with a parent who has or has had cancer. "Maggie is compassionate, empathetic, high energy and gives 110 percent to everyone," said Linda Bily, Director of Patient Advocacy and Community Outreach at Stony Brook University Cancer Center and Knight's nominator. "She is committed to the cause of cancer, passionate about the patients and is going to make a superb nurse." Now Knight has taken her passion for nursing and helping cancer patients to a professional level. In late November, she began working as an inpatient nurse in medical oncology on Stony Brook's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit. Knight will also continue to broaden her Stony Brook educational and professional journey in 2014. She will pursue a Master's degree in Bioethics in January as a newly enrolled student in Stony Brook Medicine's Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. About the Inspired Comfort Awards Since 2003, more than 10,000 healthcare providers and student nurses have been nominated for the Inspired Comfort Awards. In those 11 years, 100 plus have been honored as winners. Cherokee Uniforms, a provider of healthcare apparel, sponsors the annual Inspired Comfort Awards. Knight was recognized by Cherokee for her broad efforts to help fight cancer and "an unwavering commitment to care for those in need."
12/13/2013 IceCube awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year The IceCube project has been awarded the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year by the British magazine Physics World. The Antarctic observatory has been selected for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos, but also for overcoming the many challenges of creating and operating a colossal detector deep under the ice at the South Pole.
12/11/2013 Global Study Reveals Gender-Based Violence Vastly Underreported Findings from a new global study suggest that estimates of gender-based violence (GBV) prevalence based on health systems data or on police reports may underestimate the actual total prevalence by 11- to 128-fold. Led by Tia Palermo, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health and the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, the study is soon to be published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
12/11/2013 Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2014: What is Color? The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer a vibrant question asked by 11-year-olds around the country: What is color?
12/10/2013 Stony Brook University Basketball Team Spreads Holiday Cheer around the Hallways of Pediatric Units It's usually team spirit that the Stony Brook University Men's Basketball team brings to the court each game, but during a special holiday visit to Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Monday, December 9, there was a different type of spirit and cheer roaming the halls.
12/10/2013 Long Island Motorcycle Enthusiasts Bring Toys to Kids at Stony Brook Children's Hospital In the true holiday spirit, readers, employees and editors of Full Throttle Magazine gathered hundreds of toys and gifts that were then donated to Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Sunday, December 8.
12/9/2013 Stony Brook Geosciences Professors Co-Author Papers That Shed More Light on Possibility of Life on Mars Humankind is by nature inquisitive, especially about the prospect of life on other planets and whether or not we are alone. The aptly named Curiosity, a NASA Mars rover, has been scouring that planet's surface as a potential habitat for life, either past or present. Stony Brook Department of Geosciences professors Scott McLennan and Joel Hurowitz just revealed some exciting findings, as lead and co-authors of six papers that appeared in the December 9 online issue of Science.
12/6/2013 Angioplasty May Not Be Better than Medical Therapy in Stable Disease For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of angioplasty may not provide additional benefits compared to drug therapy alone. This finding results from a survey of more than 4,000 patients with myocardial ischemia, or inadequate circulation, led by cardiologists at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The survey results are published in the online first edition of JAMA Internal Medicine.
12/6/2013 Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' for 2014 To Be Revealed Dec. 11 vEach year the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University challenges scientists to answer a thought-provoking question asked by 11-year-olds around the country. This year's challenge to scientists will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
12/6/2013 SBU Astronomy Professor Leads International Team in Hawaii to Capture Intricacy of Comet Lovejoy's Tail An international team of Astronomers Led by SBU Prof. Jin Koda used Suprime-Cam, Subaru Telescope's wide-field, prime-focus camera, to capture an image of the intricate flow of Comet Lovejoy's (C/2013 R1) ion tail.
12/5/2013 7Bus to Provide SBU-to-NYC Transportation Service The Stony Brook University community will soon be given a fresh alternative to travel between SBU and New York City. 7Bus, a Long Island-based transit company, will offer both direct and indirect service between the Stony Brook campus and New York City seven days a week beginning on December 9, 2013.
12/5/2013 Research Two Decades in the Making Shows Mother Sharks 'Home' to Their Birthplace to Give Birth Research conducted in Bimini in The Bahamas spanning almost two decades shows that female lemon sharks that were born there returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, confirming this behavior for the first time in sharks. The study began in 1995, and has resulted in the capture, tagging, and release of more than 2,000 baby sharks over the 19-year, ongoing project.
12/4/2013 Study Reveals an Early Tree-Dwelling Bipedal Human Ancestor was Similar to Ancient Apes and "Lucy" but not Living Apes An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals the six-million-year-old "Millenium Man" was bipedal but lived in the trees. The research, led by Stony Brook University researchers and their team of international paleoanthropologists, could provide additional insight to the origins of human bipedalism and is published in Nature Communications.
12/4/2013 Study Reveals Buildup of Amyloid in Brain Blood Vessels Promotes Early Cognitive Impairment A team of Stony Brook University researchers led by William Van Nostrand, PhD, Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, has discovered in a model of Alzheimer's disease that early accumulation of a small protein, known as amyloid ?, in the blood vessels of the brain can drive early cognitive impairment. The findings, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggest that targeting early buildup of amyloid in brain blood vessels could be a potential treatment strategy in early stage disease.