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An MD/PhD student with cerebral palsy, a child of Haitian Immigrants, and a couple from Long Island find out where they will start their residency training Shouts and tears of joy filled the scene as 119 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students found out where they will launch their medical careers at the school’s Match Day event. Medical schools nationwide hold Match Day each March. Stony Brook students matched to top residency training programs at institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Stanford University, New York…

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools, Stony Brook University is ranked one of the top 100 engineering schools in the country, and 14 of our graduate programs — including five in engineering — are also among the highest ranked in the nation. The 2018 edition features information and rankings in business, law, education, engineering, medicine and nursing, as well as specialty rankings within each graduate school discipline. Stony Brook’s programs making the Top 100 list include: Economics Biomedical Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering English History Medical: Research Nursing (DNP program) Nursing (Master’s program) Political Science Psychology…

Dr. Dimitrios “Jimmy” Kilimitzoglou ‘02, was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) during the White Coat Ceremony on March 8. Dr. John Rose, President, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board, presented the award to Dr. Kilimitzoglou. The Distinguished Alumni Award is an honor bestowed on a select few who have contributed to the profession, school and alumni in an exemplary manner. The audience gave Dr. “K” a standing ovation in recognition of his outstanding achievements and support of the School. Dr. Kilimitzoglou graduated magna cum laude from…

The University and Community College sign an agreement to develop an academic program that creates a smooth transition from a nursing associate’s degree to an RN The Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Suffolk County Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First Program. The new program, the first of its kind on Long Island, begins September 2017 with an initial class of 65 students. Students will be accepted to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program (at Suffolk) and be selected to move directly into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate…

Stony Brook Medicine has opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack called “Advanced Specialty Care,” offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care. “The Stony Brook Medicine footprint continues to expand in response to growing healthcare needs of the Long Island community,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “The Advanced Specialty Care facility is a unique ambulatory setting that can accommodate a myriad of patients and families with care close to home in a beautiful new state-of-the-art facility and highest quality of expertise — the epitome…

A notable and national expert in training physicians, Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, has been named the inaugural Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Medicine. “This professorship will serve as the catalyst for developing the next generation of medical leaders, whose careers will change lives,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “No one is better suited for that role at Stony Brook Medicine than Dr. Latha Chandran.” The professorship was made possible thanks to Long Islanders Miki and David Donoho whose generosity also established the Donoho Academy of Clinical and Educational Scholars (ACES) in 2012, which…

Stony Brook University made College Choice’s 50 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing ranking, placing eighth on the list. Several MS programs are available through the School of Nursing — mental health, nursing leadership, midwifery and more — and all can be completed via online distance learning. For more information about academic programs in nursing, please visit the website. Stony Brook’s nursing graduates are distinguished by their critical thinking skills, leadership ability and excellence in clinical practice. They move on to positions where they shape and influence the future of healthcare both nationally and internationally. College Choice is an independent…

Stony Brook Medicine Physician Researcher Named Knapp Chair in Pediatrics Nationally renowned clinical geneticist and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Physician-in-Chief Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural Knapp Chair in Pediatrics at Stony Brook Children’s. The Knapp Chair in Pediatrics was made possible through the generosity of the Knapp Swezey Foundation, the Island Outreach Foundation and the Gardener Foundation. “The incredible philanthropy of the Knapp family has continued to promote an environment of excellence at Stony Brook,” said President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “Their establishment of the Chair in Pediatrics will remain a lasting legacy that illustrates the…

Hallmarks of cancer progression are uncontrolled proliferation (division) of cancer cells and invasive behavior, leading to the spread of tumor cells throughout the body. Now two Stony Brook University cell biologists, David Matus, PhD, and Benjamin Martin, PhD, have discovered that cell division and invasion are mutually exclusive behaviors. For this novel finding, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has awarded the researchers with the 2017 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award and a two-year grant of $300,000, followed by another renewable grant of $300,000 for an additional two years to further advance their work. “Cells can’t divide and invade at the same time, and most…

Five Long Island Trade Unions Unite For a $600,000 Impact for New Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building In 2015, ironworkers from local 361 tagged a steel beam in orange paint with the message, “IW 361, Hope you all feel better soon.” Suspended by a crane, the beam was lowered into place in what is the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital building. Not long after, a paper sign scrawled in crayon appeared in one of the patient’s windows with a reply: “Thank you, IW 361.” The brief back and forth between patients and on-site construction workers culminated in five area…

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