Faculty & Student Awards
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.
6/27/2016 New Promise Against Deadly Global Fungal InfectionsSystemic fungal infections cause more than one million deaths annually, and treatments against these infections are often not effective due to drug resistance or toxicity. Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, a Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University, expects to change the landscape of treatment against fungal infections with new approaches based on his laboratory research and collaborative work with fungal experts worldwide. Recognizing the widespread need for better antifungal treatments and the promise of Dr. Del Poeta's work, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding his research with two grants totaling $6 million.
6/23/2016 Getting to the Heart of Chronic Fatigue SyndromeBy better understanding daily activity levels and heart rate patterns of those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), scientists hope to discover more about this complex illness condition. Fred Friedberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a four-year $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take this research approach to determine if heart rate fluctuations in combination with certain daily activity patterns can be used to predict or prevent relapse in people with CFS.
6/20/2016 Stony Brook Nurse Honored with State and County Award of ExcellenceConnie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award.
6/13/2016 Stony Brook Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Named an Invention AmbassadorBenjamin Hsiao, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Stony Brook University, has been selected as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Lemelson 2016-17 Class of Invention Ambassadors. Selected as part of a diverse group of 10 national innovators seeking global solutions in their respective fields, Dr. Hsiao will speak at AAAS presentations to scientists and policy makers. The kick-off of the one-year ambassadorship begins at the AAAS "Celebrate Invention" event on July 14 in Washington, DC.
6/10/2016 Stony Brook Physician One of Three Selected as an Alpha Omega Alpha Leadership FellowSusan Lane, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine, and the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) as a recipient of the 2016 AΩA Fellow Leadership Award. Dr. Lane is one of only three to receive this national distinction, which the AΩA selects each year.
4/21/2016 James Konopka Elected Fellow of the American Academy of MicrobiologyJames Konopka, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Dr. Konopka will be recognized with other 2016 newly elected AAM Fellows on June 17 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
4/15/2016 Computer Scientist Receives CAREER Award to Make Portable Parallel Programming PossibleRezaul Chowdhury, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will help to advance his research on developing theories and efficient tools to facilitate the design of portable parallel algorithms to be used in computing platforms ranging from small laptop computers to massive supercomputers.
4/5/2016 Stony Brook Scientist, Education Administrator Honored by Town of BrookhavenTwo Stony Brook University professionals received the highest honor by the Town of Brookhaven Office of Women's Services during its 30th Annual Women's Recognition Night. Marie A. Badalamente, PhD, a Professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedics, and Cathrine Duffy, MA, Associate Director of Student Support, were among those women recognized for their excellence and leadership in their professions.