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Welcome to the latest edition of Medicine Today. This is a momentous time in the history of Stony Brook Medicine. With the opening of the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging, we are exploring one of the great frontiers in cancer research: metabolomics and lipidomics. Thanks to two generous gifts totaling $13.75 million from Kavita and Lalit Bahl, this new center capitalizes on Stony Brook University’s unique combination of expertise in three areas: cancer research and treatment, imaging and metabolomics. In the process, our research will transform the nature of personalized, precision-based cancer care. We are also…

Stony Brook University has unveiled a transformative cancer research center that will enable experts to probe the metabolic dynamics of tumors and pioneer new approaches in cancer research, detection, treatment and prevention. Called the Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging, the state-of-the-art facility was unveiled in a naming ceremony on Dec. 1 at Stony Brook University Hospital. The center is made possible by the vision and support of Kavita and Lalit Bahl and their two generous gifts totaling $13.75 million. Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, praised the Bahls for their transformative gift and…

Out of a highly qualified field of seriously motivated competition, Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films MFA in Film student Nancy Bannon has been selected for an intensive yearlong New York Women in Film and Television workshop, “From Script to Pre-Production (FS2P).” The goal of the FS2P workshop, running from January to June 2017, is to help women make their first narrative feature films. The FS2P workshop, which accepts a maximum of six to eight applicants, presents a curriculum that organizes the process of building presentations, provides mentorship and guest experts, and enables participants to work together as a group, helping one…

Renowned actor, writer and science communication advocate Alan Alda was honored with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s prestigious Double Helix Medal at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on December 1. Alda — whose passion for science communication spurred him to create the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in 2009 — was recognized for his efforts to help scientists improve the way they communicate about their work, in turn making science more accessible to the public. Each year, the Alda Center provides in-person training to thousands of scientists and medical professionals around…

Underscoring Stony Brook’s commitment to cutting-edge translational research, the University has announced an agreement with Codagenix, Inc. to commercialize new technology that will help fight viral infections in people and animals. Through the Research Foundation for the State of New York, Stony Brook has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Codagenix to harness technology that relies on software to re-design the genomes of potentially harmful viruses to make them safe and effective vaccines. The technology stems from research in the laboratory of Eckard Wimmer, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. The lead indication for vaccine…

Raju Venugopalan, an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for his remarkable achievements in theoretical nuclear physics. This prestigious international award — issued by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany — comes with a prize of €60,000 (nearly $70,000 U.S.) and the opportunity to collaborate with German researchers at Heidelberg University and elsewhere. Venugopalan joins 13 other Brookhaven National Laboratory physicists who have received this award since 1974. “This is a great honor and I’m delighted to be…

Department of Music alumnus Andrew Schulman ‘74 believes his time at Stony Brook University led him down a transformational path. “I could easily write a 5,000-word article on how much I loved being a student at Stony Brook,” Andrew says. “The education that developed my career as a musician, and now a medical musician and author, are marked by the importance of those years.” Andrew’s interest in music started at an early age, beginning with some classical experience that soon fueled an interest in rock and blues. Growing up on Long Island, NY, he decided to attend Stony Brook University,…

For Jessica Flores ’17, the collaborative nature of doing science is compelling — something that’s motivated her from the day she first joined the McKinnon-Rosati research lab in her freshman year through her subsequent research experiences on campus and at BNL. As a result, Jessica was very much in her element this past summer as an REU intern at the European Organization for Nuclear Research at CERN, Switzerland, where she had the opportunity to work alongside scientists from all across the globe, characterizing the spatial trajectories of particles in the Monopole and Other Exotics Detector at the Large Hadron Collider…

Hodan Hassan has been named chief development strategist for the Global Health Institute (GHI) at Stony Brook University’s Centre ValBio (CVB). Spearheaded by scientists and philanthropists Jim and Robin Herrnstein, GHI joined forces with the CVB — a research, conservation and educational organization established in Madagascar in 2003 — to conduct internationally led health science research for the benefit of the Malagasy people and to establish a sustainable healthcare infrastructure in one of the world’s poorest nations. At Stony Brook, Hassan is responsible for helping translate this vision into a robust program and lead the institute’s philanthropic activities, including the…

The Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has named Kelly Dowling as its new assistant dean for advancement. Dowling joined Stony Brook after nine years with the University of Central Florida (UCF) and most recently served as the senior director of development for the UCF College of Business Administration. At Stony Brook, Dowling is tasked with creating a sustainable culture of philanthropy with CEAS alumni, corporations, foundations and other organizations by promoting the college’s faculty research focus in the areas of energy systems for sustainability, smart and resilient cities and eco-systems, engineering-driven medicine (in partnership with…

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