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Relentlessly pursuing advances in medical care and research
Relentlessly pursuing advances in medical care and research
From medical imaging and informatics to precision and population health, Stony Brook’s eleven unique health science schools, programs and comprehensive institutes work as an integrated team across disciplines, departments and across campus to lead the way in biomedical research, health education, healthcare reform, clinical training and innovation.
An invigorated Stony Brook Medicine is spurred by new facilities, such as the new Medical and Research Translation (MART) building and the Children’s Hospital, and the recruitment of world-renowned researchers and clinicians to our faculty.
Our combination of bench to bedside strength guarantees that the best minds will continue to come to Stony Brook Medicine, as we bring our brand of “precision/personalized medicine” to practice.
“Stony Brook Medicine is on the verge of a renaissance in healthcare — from medical imaging and informatics to precision and population health.”
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Strengthen the Neurosciences Institute
Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from one or more diseases of the nervous system, resulting in an annual economic cost of over $760 billion per year. Stony Brook University’s Neurosciences Institute (NI) provides comprehensive neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric care for a wide range of disorders affecting the brain, spine, nerves or muscle and seeks to advance current standards of care through basic, translational and clinical research.
More than 200 faculty at Stony Brook are engaged in neuroscience clinical care, research or teaching. Within the School of Medicine alone there are over 100 faculty investigators with external grant funding, comprising more than 25% of total external funding within the School.
Continue to Build Stony Brook Children’s
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is home to the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. A new children’s hospital will meet needs of the youngest residents on Long Island, create a higher standard of children’s healthcare, and attract additional pediatric specialists, pediatric investigators and research funding to our community.
Create a World-Class Research Program
The Biomedical Sciences Institute (BSI) will unite groups of basic and clinical scientists across disciplines to create a world-class translational research program. The BSI will feature remodeled space and vital equipment, cultivating synergy among faculty, graduate students and MD/PhD students. In addition, growing the Stony Brook Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), minimally funded by the NIH, will populate the BSI’s highly innovative laboratories with the very best students. Additional funds will fund postdoctoral study start-up initiatives for new faculty members.
The BSI will also house an umbrella graduate program for the biomedical sciences, bringing together the graduate programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Genetics and Physiology. In doing so, not only will we cultivate cross-disciplinary interactions, but graduate students will receive more time to choose their field of study through a first-year graduate student endowment. Undecided students make up about half of all entering graduate students in the life sciences, and forcing Stony Brook applicants to immediately choose their field of study causes us to lose some of the very best students.
Establish the Stony Brook Cancer Center (SBCC) as a Clinical and Research Leader
At Stony Brook Cancer Center (SBCC) we are breaking new ground and building a new model for cancer research and treatment, serving more than 3,000 newly diagnosed adult cancer patients each year. In addition to delivering the most advanced cancer medicine, SBCC’s robust basic and translational research programs are on the leading edge of developing advances in molecular biology and genetics, enabling a more precise understanding of the underlying mechanisms of cancer.
SBCC is uniquely poised to make a significant impact in cancer medicine by becoming one of the country’s elite National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers. This will be achieved by focusing the efforts of SBCC’s world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities (including the developing Medical and Research Translation building) on four pillar areas of cancer medicine — precision medicine (with key components of cancer genomics and informatics), cancer imaging, cancer metastasis and experimental therapeutics, and cancer metabolism and nutrition. These will be incorporated into novel foundations for disease-specific research programs.
With your support, we will revolutionize cancer research and care on Long Island and beyond. We will enhance our collaborative academic and research environment, support innovative teams of leaders in cancer care and investigation, and provide state-of-the-art patient care and research facilities, with the goal of developing personalized treatments that lead to better outcomes and increased survival of patients with cancer.
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
In keeping with the legacy set down by CVS founder and Stony Brook benefactor Ward Melville, Stony Brook Medicine will launch its newest Health Science School in 2017, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS).
The new school, for which there is a naming opportunity, will provide a uniquely comprehensive program that will integrate fully with the clinical, research and academic programs of the Schools of Medicine, Health Technology, Nursing and the Program in Public Health.
With funding for programs, fellowships, faculty start-up initiatives and endowment support for the founding dean, we will be able to graduate pharmacists who want to work “at the top of their license” in specialized areas of pharmacy, including population health.
At the “Topping Off” Ceremony for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, cheers were heard as a crane installed the final beam needed to complete the frame of the major building project on the Stony Brook Medicine campus.
Andrew S. Lee ’80
Anthony Girardi ’80
Ashfaq A. Marghoob ’87
Cliff S. Blumstein ’80
Daniel M. Barlev ’90, ’14
David M. Silberhartz ’80
Deborah Messina Tsotsos ’87
Debra A. Messina-Coritsidis ’88
Diane E. Horowitz ’04
Diane Lewis Horowitz ’04
Elise Belilos ’86
Farshad Lalehzarian ’84, ’88
Glenn B. Sterling ’88
Howard R. Sussman ’92, ’96
Jason M. Kim ’03
Joan Faro ’82
Kara H. Kvilekval ’83
Lisa A. Vignogna-Barlas ’96
Melanie H. Rosenblatt ’86, ’91
Patrice V. Vorwerk ’86
Reginald M. Rousseau ’99
Roberta J. Seidman ’83
Robin L. Cunningham ‘88
Ronnie M. Salzman ’80
William E. Schweizer ’83