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Stony Brook Medicine has received a $150,000 gift from Stony Brook alumni Gloria Snyder ’72 and Mark Snyder ’69 of Belle Terre, NY, to establish the “Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium” for Cancer Medicine, hosted by the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Their gift will be matched as part of the Simons matching gift program, for a total impact of $300,000. The Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium will present emerging clinical practices and research findings that will keep Stony Brook faculty and staff at the forefront of cancer medicine and encourage clinical and research collaborations, according to the wishes of…

Stony Brook Medicine has received a $150,000 gift from Stony Brook alumni Gloria Snyder ’72 and Mark Snyder ’69 of Belle Terre, NY, to establish the “Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium” for Cancer Medicine, hosted by the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Their gift will be matched as part of the Simons matching gift program, for a total impact of $300,000. The Gloria and Mark Snyder Symposium will present emerging clinical practices and research findings that will keep Stony Brook faculty and staff at the forefront of cancer medicine and encourage clinical and research collaborations, according to the wishes of…

Gift matched by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $50,000 September 12, 2012 — Stony Brook Medicine has announced a $25,000 gift from two Stony Brook University alumni, Doctors Sherry and Howard Sussman, to establish the “Sussman Scholarship” for incoming students participating in the “Scholars for Medicine” program. The gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $50,000. “Students are our lifeblood at Stony Brook Medicine, and everything we can do to bring and make successful students from all walks of life, with the most diverse range of experiences and ambitions, will only…

Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During Stony Brook’s “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook…

Named in 2010 in honor of Christopher Pendergast, a 21-year ALS patient, advocate and founder of the Ride for Life Organization, Stony Brook University’s ALS Center of Excellence is one of only 34 ALS Association-certified centers in the United States and three in New York State. The Center provides comprehensive treatment for ALS patients, supportive services for patients and their families, and carries out neuroscience research in search of new treatments, and ultimately a cure for this fatal neurodegenerative disease. The ALS Association cited the Center as having the “highest national standards of care in the management of Lou Gehrig’s…

Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During Stony Brook’s “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook…

Family gives back in appreciation of care for children with cystic fibrosis Aquebogue residents Cathy and Russell Goodale found out they were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene when their six-week-old son, Keith, was diagnosed. Another son, Jeffrey, was later diagnosed with CF. The boys’ lifelong courageous battles with the disease — as well as those of the Goodale’s daughter-in-law, Jennifer, who passed away from CF — were the inspiration for a recent Goodale family financial gift to Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. Stony Brook Children’s and Dr. Catherine Kier, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis at the hospital, have…

Family gives back in appreciation of care for children with cystic fibrosis Aquebogue residents Cathy and Russell Goodale found out they were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene when their six-week-old son, Keith, was diagnosed. Another son, Jeffrey, was later diagnosed with CF. The boys’ lifelong courageous battles with the disease — as well as those of the Goodale’s daughter-in-law, Jennifer, who passed away from CF — were the inspiration for a recent Goodale family financial gift to Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital. Stony Brook Children’s and Dr. Catherine Kier, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis at the hospital, have…

Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis historically has been viewed as an adult-onset disease. But according to the National MS Society, approximately eight-to-ten thousand children…

Stony Brook University has received a $2.5 million gift from Robert and Lisa Lourie to advance research and clinical care at the National Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and to establish a new state-of-the-art imaging center at Stony Brook Medicine. The gift will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant, providing a total impact of $5 million. The Pediatric MS Center will be renamed the Lourie Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis historically has been viewed as an adult-onset disease. But according to the National MS Society, approximately eight-to-ten thousand children…

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