7/25/2017 School of Dental Medicine to Pilot "Digital Dentistry" CurriculumStony Brook, NY, July 25, 2017- The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine has been selected as one of five dental schools nationally to pilot a Digital Dentistry Curriculum developed by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Digital dentistry has been in practice for more than 15 years. However, this is the first time a curriculum has been developed nationally to train future dentists in a uniform way on the uses of digital dentistry in practice.
7/18/2017 Study Reveals Origin of Modern Dog Has a Single Geographic OriginBy analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolution in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, has determined that their genomes were the probable ancestors of modern European dogs. The finding, to be published in Nature Communications, suggests a single domestication event of modern dogs from a population of gray wolves that occurred between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.
7/13/2017 Award-Winning Research Could Make Wristwatches Smarter Than SmartphonesAward-winning research co-authored by Xiaojun Bi, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University outlines the design, decoding algorithm and implementation for COMPASS, a rotational keyboard that will be used to enter text into smartwatches without the need for a touchscreen.
7/7/2017 Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher Alex Orlov, PhD, and colleagues discovered how concrete interacts and eliminates sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Their findings, published in the July edition of the could be a significant step toward the practice of using waste concrete to minimize air pollution.
7/3/2017 Stony Brook Professor Named a 2017 American Chemical Society FellowThe American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Stony Brook University Chemistry Professor Nicole S. Sampson, PhD, to the 2017 class of ACS Fellows, which recognizes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to the ACS. Dr. Sampson and the other newly named Fellows will be honored at a ceremony on August 21, at the Society's national meeting in Washington, D.C.
6/29/2017 Professor and Bioethicist to Join National Committee on Ethical Issues of Organ TransplantationAndrew Flescher, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been appointed to serve on the national ethics committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the country’s non-profit organization that manages the nationwide organ procurement and transplant program. His three-year term will begin July 1st.
6/28/2017 Researchers Define Structure of Key Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Neurological DiseaseA Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.
6/26/2017 Scientific American and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University Announce Online Writing Workshop for ScientistsExpert voices are needed more than ever in conversations of national and global importance. Scientists can help people understand the many ways that science shapes our lives and our understanding of the world--and, critically, their evidence-based findings and perspective can help in creating sound, scientifically informed public policy.
6/22/2017 Stony Brook Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Recruit Leaders in AI and CybersecurityStony Brook University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY's Empire Innovation Program. The funding will be used to recruit and retain world-class faculty and researchers that strengthen Stony Brook's research productivity in two high economic opportunity areas of state and national significance -- artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
6/21/2017 New Measures of Aging May Show 70 is the New 60Is 70 the new 60? A new Stony Brook University-led study published in PLOS ONE uses new measures of aging with probabilistic projections from the United Nations to scientifically illustrate that one's actual age is not necessarily the best measure of human aging itself, but rather aging should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country in the 21st Century.
6/21/2017 Stony Brook Receives $1 Million to Support Diversity, Inclusion in STEM EducationStony Brook University received a five-year $1 million grant, effective September 1, 2017, from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative for a program that will create faculty learning communities focused on developing inclusive practices in the classroom and laboratory.
6/5/2017 Alan Alda Names Flame Challenge Champs Who Best Explain "What is Energy?" to 11-Year OldsAfter reviewing hundreds of written and visual submissions from scientists based in the United States, Germany, Australia and beyond, Alan Alda, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and intermediate school student judges announced the winners of The Flame Challenge contest at the World Science Festival in New York City on Saturday, June 3. Hannah Holt, a civil engineer from Hillsboro, Oregon was selected as the winner of the written contest and Johanna Howes, PhD, a chemist and freelance science writer from Mangerton, Australia was selected for her visual submission. Howes is an Alda Center workshop alumnae.
6/2/2017 Study links late-night tweeting by NBA players to worse game performancePreliminary data from a new study suggests that NBA players had worse personal statistics in games that followed a late-night tweet between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Players scored on average about 1 point less in games following late-night tweets, and their shooting accuracy dropped 1.7 percentage points compared with their performance in games that did not follow late-night tweeting. After a late-night tweet, players also took fewer shots and had fewer rebounds, steals and blocks.
6/1/2017 Mars Rover Reveals Ancient Lake with Properties Common to Those on EarthNew findings based on NASA's Curiosity rover mission reveal that an ancient lake in Gale Crater on Mars had chemical and physical properties very similar to those common to lakes on Earth. The study, led by Stony Brook University geoscientist Joel Hurowitz, PhD, published in Science, provides evidence that there were multiple environments in the lake that could have supported life.
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.
5/22/2017 New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and GlobalizationOne hundred and twenty-six Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2017 graduates will soon launch their careers as physicians. The Class received their MD degrees during the School's 43nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. The new physicians, who gathered at the Convocation Ceremony in a packed Staller Center on May 18, begin their residency training in July.
5/19/2017 Stony Brook University Celebrates 57th Commencement CeremonyWords of encouragement, wisdom and sage advice prevailed from all who addressed the class of 2017 during the 57th Commencement Ceremony at Stony Brook University today, including honorary degree recipients Michael J. Fox and Jonathan Oringer, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and student speaker, Danielle Jean.
5/19/2017 Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky Installed as Chair of GNYHAKenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences at Stony Brook University and Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, was installed as the 2017-2018 Chair of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) Board of Governors on May 16, 2017, at GNYHA's Annual Meeting and Reception.
5/17/2017 Lee Bitsóí, EdD Appointed Chief Diversity OfficerLeManuel "Lee" Bitsóí, EdM, EdD, Director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, has been appointed Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Stony Brook University, effective July 28, announced President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. As CDO, Dr. Bitsóí will report to Chief Deputy to the President, Judith Greiman, and will serve on the University Council. He brings more than 20 years of experience in academia, which will serve him well in providing vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion at Stony Brook, including guiding efforts to conceptualize, assess, and cultivate diversity as an institutional and educational resource.