Faculty & Student Awards
5/25/2017 Stony Brook University Names Historian Paul Kelton Endowed Chair In the Department Of HistoryThe Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences recently named historian Paul Kelton as the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History. The endowed chair was established in the Department of History in February 2016, thanks to a major gift from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
5/22/2017 Three Senior Administrators Appointed to New Roles At Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, announced today that he is appointing Richard J. Reeder as Vice President for Research and Operations Manager for the Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, and promoting both Judith B. Greiman and Melissa Z.Y. Woo to the role of Senior Vice President.
5/19/2017 Stony Brook's Susmita Pati Receives National Recognition for Innovative Pediatric ProgramSusmita Pati, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, received the Academic Pediatric Association Healthcare Delivery Award for Stony Brook Children's Hospital's Keeping Families Healthy program. The award was presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco, CA, on May 7, during the APA Membership Meeting.
5/15/2017 Fotis Sotiropoulos to receive ASCE's Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering AwardStony Brook University's Fotis Sotiropoulos, PhD, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resource Institute (EWRI) to receive the 2017 Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award. The annual award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to hydraulics and waterways. Sotiropoulos, Dean of the Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will be recognized and accept the award in May at the EWRI World Congress in Sacramento, Calif.
4/28/2017 Nationally Recognized Medical Educator Named to NBME Executive BoardLatha Chandran, MD, MPH, the Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term as an executive board member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).
4/27/2017 Professor Long Lu Earns NSF CAREER Award to Develop Solutions in Mobile SecurityLong Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research in rethinking mobile security in today's app-as-a-platform environment. This is Dr. Lu's fourth NSF award and eighth research grant, securing him more than $3 million dollars in research grants. Dr. Lu is the college's second NSF CAREER award recipient for 2017.
4/26/2017 Stony Brook's Jared Farmer Named Carnegie FellowStony Brook University's Jared Farmer has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Farmer, an associate professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, will use this prestigious fellowship and award of $200,000 to complete a creative non-fiction book on the human relationship with long-lived trees and our larger relationship with nature in a time of climate change.
4/20/2017 Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAPStony Brook University School of Medicine physician-scientists Ute Moll, MD, and Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, have been elected into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (APP). The AAP recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of clinical science through experimentation and discovery. Both physicians will be inducted as AAP members at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago on April 22.
3/3/2017 Stony Brook's Taber Receives National Recognition for Commitment to DiversityStony Brook University's Charles Taber, PhD, received the 2017 "Giving Back Award," from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Taber, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate School is also a professor of Political Science at Stony Brook.
2/8/2017 Stony Brook Educators Receive 2017 MLK Suffolk County Public Service AwardBonita London, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences, and Toni Sperzel, Interim Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion for the Stony Brook Center for Inclusive Education (CIE), were awarded the 2017 Public Service Award by the Suffolk County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. The award was presented in recognition of their "demonstrated record of dedication to civil rights."
1/9/2017 Professor Lorne Golub Named a Fellow of the National Academy of InventorsLorne Golub, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology & Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and an innovator in the development of medicines to promote oral health and to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
12/29/2016 Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.
11/7/2016 Psychiatry Professor Elected into National Academy of MedicineAnissa Abi-Dargham, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Becoming an elected member of NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in their field.
11/4/2016 Stony Brook Leads Effort to Increase STEM Degrees for UnderrepresentedStony Brook University is the lead institution for a new $4 million five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant designed to increase undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in underrepresented minority (UREP) student populations. The grant supports the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, a synergistic collaboration and alliance of 14 SUNY schools with a diverse mix of academic strengths and capabilities.
10/21/2016 Two Physics Faculty Elected APS Fellows for Pioneering ResearchTwo Stony Brook University Professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Alexander G. Abanov, PhD, and Axel Drees, PhD, have been named American Physical Society (APS) Fellows.
7/25/2016 Soprano Rachel Schutz Wins National Artist Award CompetitionSoprano Rachel Schutz '07 a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) student in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University and critically acclaimed performing artist, won first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards Competition finals. Her winning performance included four pieces: "Anne Boleyn" (Try Me, Good King) by Libby Larsen; "Davno-l', Moj Drug Op. 4, No. 6" by Sergei Rachmaninoff; "Hark the Echoing Air" (The Fairy Queen) by Henry Purcell and "Non, Monsieur Mon Mari" (Les mamelles de Tirasias) by Francis Poulenc.
7/15/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Named "Most Wired" for Eighth Consecutive YearStony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the American Hospital Association's Health Forum for the eighth consecutive year.
7/12/2016 Meave Leakey Awarded Hubbard Medal, National Geographic Society's Highest HonorStony Brook University's Meave Leakey has received the 2016 Hubbard Medal, National Geographic's oldest and most prestigious honor, presented for lifetime achievements in areas of scientific research, exploration, and conservation. Leakey, a world renowned paleoanthropologist, professor of Anthropology and Director of Field Research at Turkana Basin Institute, was recognized for redefining understanding of humankind's early ancestors as well as the roots of bipedalism.
7/5/2016 Diamond Beam Monitors Key to More Precise Radiation TherapyA national team of researchers led by Erik Muller, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, is developing high-speed synthetic diamond beam monitors that detect proton and carbon ion beams used for cancer radiation therapy. The technology, supported by a two-year $500,000 grant from the High Energy Physics Section of the Department of Energy, is designed to provide much higher precision of radiation therapy and could form the basis for the next generation of radiation beam therapy for cancer.
7/1/2016 Stony Brook University Selected As a 2017 Fiske Best Buy SchoolStony Brook University has been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 based on its quality academic offerings and affordability. The University, which is among 21 public and 26 private colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and the UK selected, is recognized for a broad range of subjects including academics, diversity, state-of-the-art facilities, quality of student life on campus, extracurricular activities, food, housing, location and more.