9/14/2017 Dr. James A. Vosswinkel Named First Endowed Professor of Trauma SurgeryJames A. Vosswinkel, MD, Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and Medical Director of the Stony Brook Trauma Center and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Stony Brook Medicine, was named the inaugural Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery at a Stony Brook University investiture ceremony on September 7, 2017.
9/13/2017 E-Mental Health Tool May Be Key for Astronauts to Cope with Anxiety, Depression in SpaceA clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety and/or depression will begin on September 18. The trial is designed to inform the delivery of mental health treatments for astronauts on long duration space missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded study involves "astronaut-like" individuals and is being developed in conjunction with researchers from the Black Dog Institute in Australia.
9/12/2017 Stony Brook University Recognized For Retention and Increased Graduation Rates in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best CollegesStony Brook University is once again ranked within the top 100 among U.S. colleges and universities (#97) and ranks as #41 among public universities according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges. Stony Brook also fared much better than expected in the category of 6-year graduation rate by achieving a 72 percent graduation rate vs. the expected rate of 69 percent.
9/6/2017 New Cardiac Cath Lab Brings Lifesaving Care to the North and South ForksOn Tuesday, September 5, Stony Brook Medicine opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the only facility on the East End of Long Island capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients. Services offered include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and Impella®, a treatment to improve blood flow in heart failure patients requiring care in the lab.
8/23/2017 New Computational Model of Chemical Building Blocks May Help Explain the Origins of LifeScientists have yet to understand and explain how life's informational molecules - proteins and DNA and RNA - arose from simpler chemicals when life on earth emerged some four billion years ago. Now a research team from the Stony Brook University Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they have the answer. They developed a computational model explaining how certain molecules fold and bind together to grow longer and more complex, leading from simple chemicals to primitive biological molecules. The findings are reported early online in PNAS.
8/22/2017 Research Center Established to Explore the Least Understood and Strongest Force Behind Visible MatterScience can explain only a small portion of the matter that makes up the universe, from the earth we walk on to the stars we see at night. Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have established the Center for Frontiers of Nuclear Science to help scientists better understand the building blocks of visible matter. The new Center will push the frontiers of knowledge about quarks, gluons and their interactions that form protons, neutrons, and ultimately 99.9 percent of the mass of atoms - the bulk of the visible universe.
8/21/2017 LI Natives, international Students Make up Diverse Group of Incoming Med StudentsFuture physicians took the Hippocratic Oath and donned physician-in-training white coats for the first time at Stony Brook University's traditional White Coat Ceremony, the 20th annual event held on August 13 at the Student Activities Center. The incoming class of 136 students is the largest in the school's history. The Class of 2021 is a diverse group with varied backgrounds ranging from Long island natives to international students.
8/15/2017 Stony Brook Awarded Grant for National STEM Education Initiative from Keck FoundationStony Brook University has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a national program housed at Stony Brook that will expand educational courses connecting indigenous knowledge to science. The program will also help advance partnerships between educators and indigenous populations.
8/15/2017 Stony Brook Receives $1 Million for Brain Aging Research from Keck FoundationStony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. The research could provide a critical first step toward personalized medicine in neurology for aging patients.
8/9/2017 New 13 million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestryStony Brook, NY, August 9, 2017 - The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, to be announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of the Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University, and De Anza College, U.S.A.
8/1/2017 Stony Brook Welcomes Southampton Hospital to Its System Stony Brook University welcomed Southampton Hospital, hereafter known as Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as a member of the Stony Brook Medicine health system, announced Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, and Ken Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. As such, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will now provide care under Stony Brook University Hospital’s New York State operating license.
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.