One hundred and twenty-four Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2016 graduates will soon embark on their journeys as physicians, as the Class received their MD degrees during the School’s 42nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. They enter the profession at a time when scientific knowledge is constantly growing, and discoveries of targeted therapies and technologies continue to rapidly advance the field.
In a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages, it was discovered that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men. Additionally, algorithms of language use predicted one’s gender on Facebook 90 percent of the time. The findings are published in PLOS ONE.