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Medical Student Named NIH Research Scholar

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:04
Stony Brook University School of Medicine student Jenny Kim is considering becoming an anesthesiologist and would like to research novel non-opioid analgesics for pain. During the 2018-19 academic year, Kim will be involved in pain research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before she returns to Stony Brook the following year to complete her MD program. This opportunity arose as Kim was selected as one of the recipients of the NIH's 2018-19 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). Kim is among

Center for Biotechnology Named a National Accelerator for Health Security Innovations

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:15
Stony Brook University 's Center for Biotechnology (CFB) has been selected as one of eight U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) BARDA-DRIVe accelerators. Each of these accelerators is directed to support bioscience companies to develop health security innovations within the national ecosystem.

Takeuchi Receives European Inventor Award 2018 in the Non-EPO Countries Category

Thu, 2018-06-07 11:40
Esther Sans Takeuchi, PhD, has won the 2018 European Inventor Award in the "Non-EPO countries", the European Patent Office (EPO) announced today. The award was given to her by the EPO at a ceremony held today in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Of the four U.S. scientists nominated for the award, Takeuchi, the William and Jane Knapp Endowed Chair in Energy and the Environment, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences and in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, and Chief Scientist of the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is the only American to bring home Europe's most prestigious prize of innovation.

Study Links Screen Time to Insomnia Symptoms and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Wed, 2018-06-06 17:08
Preliminary results from a new study indicate that greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents. Results show that for social messaging, web surfing and TV/movie watching, insomnia symptoms and sleep duration fully explained the association between screen-based activities and depressive symptoms.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Grant to Stony Brook Medicine to Investigate Development of More Targeted Treatment

Wed, 2018-06-06 13:42
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer's disease in an effort to improve drug development. By gaining a better understanding of exactly how these neurons are damaged by Alzheimer's, the team hopes to improve therapeutic strategies that can more effectively target and treat the damage and return these neurons to a normal state to help improve memory loss.

Real Time, Portable DNA Sequencing Fights Drug-Resistant TB

Fri, 2018-06-01 12:22
Scientists in Madagascar have for the first time performed DNA sequencing in-country using novel, portable technology to rapidly identify the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB) and its drug resistance profile. The project, led by a global team of doctors and scientists from Madagascar's National TB Program, Stony Brook University, the Institut Pasteur Madagascar (IPM), University of Oxford and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to transform the surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of TB and other infectious diseases in Madagascar.

Reservation for Two (Species): Fisherman And Dolphins Are Grabbing A Bite At The Same NY Artificial Reef

Thu, 2018-05-24 14:45
STONY BROOK, NY - May 24, 2018 - There's plenty of fish in the sea for human fisherman and bottlenose dolphins to feast on and now, according to a study by researchers at Stony Brook University published in Mar​​ine Mammal Science, both species are using a New York artificial reef at the same time to find fish to eat - a new finding.

Using Microscopy and Genetic Analysis to Better Understand Metastasis

Wed, 2018-05-23 14:29
Benjamin Martin, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, has received the Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research for his work with circulating tumor cells The award, granted to promising early career New York City-area cancer research scientists, includes a three-year $600,000 grant, effective July 1.

It's All in the Family for New MDs

Mon, 2018-05-21 14:30
For nearly half the 126 graduates at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine's 44th Convocation, the traditional doctoral hooding ceremony - which officially earned them their MD degrees - included a once-in-a-lifetime moment. For those graduates, a parent or other family member with a doctoral degree took the honor and hooding their loved one. The hooding and degrees were conferred upon all of the graduates. They begin their residency training in July. Approximately half will practice at hospitals and academic medical centers in New York State, and the other half at facilities nationwide.

Stony Brook Medicine Adds Port Jefferson Pulmonary Practice to Community Network

Mon, 2018-05-21 10:26
Stony Brook Medicine welcomed New York Pulmonary Consultants into Stony Brook Community Medical, its expanding network of community practices and physicians. The group offers comprehensive and integrated pulmonary care in Port Jefferson and Riverhead, with other satellite offices to be announced soon.

SBU Celebrates its Largest, Most Diverse Graduating Class at 58th Commencement

Fri, 2018-05-18 16:58
Stony Brook University honored the largest graduating class in its history, granting degrees to 7,350 of the world's brightest minds today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Class of 2018 joins the ranks of more than 170,000 Seawolves worldwide, united by a vision of a bold new future. "The data shows that employers and graduate schools recognize the value of your degree, and that helps explain why 92 percent of you will be employed or in graduate school six months from now," said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. President Stanley affirmed his confidence in the graduates and the value of their education in his address to the Class of 2018.

Fuel Cells and Internal Combustion - a New Approach for Hybrid Engines

Thu, 2018-05-10 09:38
A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) are developing hybrid engines unlike others used in industry today. Supported by a new two-year $2.3 million award from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the research involves developing and testing engines powered by internal combustion, such as gasoline or natural gas, and fuel cells.

Underrepresented High School Students on a Path with "HOPE"

Wed, 2018-05-09 14:07
Thirteen high school students from underrepresented school districts graduated from the HOPE (Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence) Program on May 8. HOPE is a successful 2-year academic program that preps high school students from underrepresented school districts and economically challenged backgrounds for the SATs and gives them exposure and experience in healthcare and related fields.

DOE Supports PhD Student's Research on an Elementary Particle

Mon, 2018-05-07 13:34
Samuel Homiller, a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University is among a group of students selected nationally as a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program award. The award supports the research of graduate students in STEM fields with a $3,000 per month stipend and an opportunity to conduct part of their thesis-related research at DOE laboratories. Homiller's award runs the duration of the 2018-19 academic year.

Breathing Lunar Dust Could Pose Health Risk to Future Astronauts

Fri, 2018-05-04 15:32
Future astronauts spending long periods of time on the Moon could suffer bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of dust from its surface, according to new research. A new study from researchers at Stony Brook University finds simulated lunar soil is toxic to human lung and mouse brain cells. Up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse neurons died when exposed to dust particles that mimic soils found on the Moon's surface.

Stony Brook Named Among Best In Country to Work for by Forbes

Fri, 2018-05-04 09:59
Stony Brook University has been identified by Forbes as one of the top large companies at which to be an employee in America. Stony Brook is one of only 25 educational organizations to make the list and was #16 of all colleges and universities. It was the only Long Island university or college named and one of two Long Island companies selected.

Stony Brook Professor Named European Inventor Award Finalist

Wed, 2018-04-25 13:52
Esther Sans Takeuchi, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences and in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, Chief Scientist of the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the holder of more than 150 patents has been named a finalist for the European Inventor Award. The European Patent Office (EPO) selected Professor Takeuchi as a finalist in the category of "Non-EPO countries." The winners of the EPO's 2018 innovation prize will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on June 7.

Time for Skin Cancer Screening

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:46
Did you know skin cancer is one of the more preventable types of cancer with more than 90 percent caused by excessive exposure to the sun? The combined number of skin cancer and melanoma cases account for about 50 percent of all types of cancer. This is why skin cancer screening is important for all adults. In support of National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month in May, Stony Brook Medicine's Department of Dermatology will host free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 5, from 8 AM to 11:30 AM, at Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care, 500 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725. Individuals 18 or older who haven't received a screening within the last year are encouraged to make an appointment.