Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program. The grant will help increase the number of underrepresented individuals completing undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences, further supporting SBU’s efforts in expanding and diversifying its undergrad and graduate programs. This grant marks the fifth high visibility, and competitive, award received by the CIE totaling $8.5 million in funds and support for 165 students and postdoctoral scholars.
Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, an internationally renowned cancer researcher and Director of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, was formally installed as the Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research during a Stony Brook University Investiture Ceremony. The ceremony also recognized Stony Brook University Past President Shirley Strum Kenny and her husband, Robert W. Kenny, as the endowed professorship honors the legacy of their son, Joel Strum Kenny, a scholar, educator and rabbi, who lost his battle against leukemia.
Daniel Moloney, Research Assistant Professor in theCenter for Science and Mathematics Education(CESAME) within the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health through its Bridges to Baccalaureate program, called the Biology Partnership in Research and Education Program (BioPREP) at Stony Brook University. Moloney will co-direct the program with Jennie Williams, Associate Professor of Medicine. The goal of BioPREP is to educate, train and attract academically strong community college students from underrepresented populations to careers in biomedical sciences and research.
Professor Yusuf Hannun receives Kuwait's Prize for Scientific Advancement
STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 18, 2013 - Stony Brook University Cancer Center Director Yusuf A. Hannun, MD, has received the Kuwait Prize<http://www.kfas.org/kuwait-prize.html> in the category of Basic Sciences. The annual award issued by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) recognizes the distinguished scientific accomplishments of an Arab scientist living anywhere in the world. Dr. Hannun, a native of Jordan, received the honor for his research on a class of lipids implicated in the cancer disease process.
Congratulations to Vitaly Citovsky!
We are delighted to announce that Vitaly Citovsky has been awarded the ‘F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award’ for the Faculty of Plant Biology. The award recognizes Faculty Members who have made the most significant contribution to the F1000 service over the past year, as judged by the Faculty of 1000 editorial team.
Congratulations to Drs. Vitaly Citovsky and Rolf Sternglanz!! They are the newest elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More...
The Undergraduate Biochemistry Society has about 250 members and is providing programs including tutoring, special talks by faculty and general academic advice. Their journal The Young Investigator's Review is quite successful.