Browsing: Giving Back

Professor Shu Jia, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine, received a $1.97M, five year Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with stability and flexibility to enhance productivity and foster cutting edge scientific breakthroughs. Jia’s research, “Exploring Single-Molecule Biophotonics for Ultrahigh-Resolution Spatiotemporal-Multiplexed Optical Microscopy” focuses on new technological developments to understand the distribution and interactions of molecules in…

Of all the newborns to receive specialized care in the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), nearly 100 per year have a birthweight of 3 pounds or less. At that size, head circumference is often no larger than an orange, hands can barely grip an adult thumb and a foot — when birth weight hovers just over 1 pound — can be as small as a penny. Thankfully, Suffolk County’s smallest and most vulnerable citizens have access to technology and expert care delivered by Suffolk County’s premier neonatal team. In support of this tradition of excellence, Jim…

A $1.8 million four-year grant will assist the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, in expanding the delivery of behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant integrates the education and training of social work and nursing graduate students and is designed to expand the existing services at selected Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) sites and regional mental health agencies. The grant enables two Stony Brook University Health Sciences schools to continue to solidify interdisciplinary partnerships on…

A team of students and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School at Stony Brook University recently received a $488,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project, The Ph.D. Career Ladder Program (PCLP): A Grassroots Approach to Career Development. The team is led by Nancy Goroff, chair of the Department of Chemistry; Kathleen Flint Ehm, director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development and faculty advisor for the Graduate Career Association; Bonita London, Associate Professor of Psychology; and Jennifer DeLeon, a postdoctoral scholar who recently completed her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology…

Stony Brook University students graduate with an average of $6,000 less in debt than other public university students do — a remarkable fact considering that 67 percent come from families who make less than $75,000 a year. They bring ambition and a studious mind, but it is scholarships, awards and other aid that make it possible for Stony Brook students to succeed far beyond the expected. Minh Nguyen, Class of 2018, knows the difference a scholarship can make. By his sophomore year on campus, Minh’s teachers were noticing his exceptional talent in mathematics and his potential to influence the field. “He…

At SBU, I was able to pursue my passions both inside and outside of the classroom (Psychology, Media, and Higher Education). That red hot magic was a true team effort. I am so grateful for the warm, inclusive, and welcoming community that thrives on campus and extends far beyond Long Island. Stony Brook believed in me when nobody else did. Our community gave me the support, skills, and confidence to accomplish my dream of reviving the student-run video production club: SBU-TV. Furthermore, these experiences at Stony Brook are what eventually led to my current position in Higher Education and…

Stony Brook staff member Paul Siegel was raised in a bookish family, with many ties to the university.  His father Ron Siegel was an inveterate reader with a private library that encompassed subjects from medieval history, technology, poetry, American, military, and world history, and the natural and physical sciences. He was especially proud of his collection of atlases and a full set of the Oxford English Dictionary. Ron Siegel came to work at Stony Brook early in 1966 and during his tenure he served in a number of roles. He was assistant to the executive vice president, director of Facilities…

James A. Vosswinkel, MD, Invested as First  “Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery”  at Stony Brook University Ceremony Stony Brook surgeon and trauma medicine physician James A. Vosswinkel, MD, was named the Lillian and Leonard Schneider Endowed Professor in Trauma Surgery at an investiture ceremony on September 7, 2017. The new endowed professorship position was created by Mrs. Lillian Schneider in memory of her late husband Leonard Schneider and in grateful recognition of the care she received from Vosswinkel. In 2016, Schneider was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital’s emergency department after a serious automobile accident in Montauk.…

As a recent graduate of Stony Brook, I often think about the amazing times I had on campus, the lifelong friends I made and the opportunities I had. Much of the success I have had after graduation has been a direct result of these experiences. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college because it is the most effective way to broaden your horizons. I want my gift to help students from all over the world come to Stony Brook University to get their education. One of the strengths that Stony Brook had was the…

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