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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…

Long Islanders Come Together for Kids: Local Task Force Rallies Community to Raise $25 Million for New Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building When her 11-year old son, Joe, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Dina Isola quickly realized the value and importance of having a dedicated children’s hospital in Suffolk County. “When your child is facing a serious illness or injury, you can’t get help fast enough,” said Dina. “And of course you only want the best.” Now, thanks to his medical team at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Joe is cancer-free. Out of her gratitude and belief in the importance of…

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…

Two of the world’s leading experts in cancer lipidomics, Drs. Hannun and Obeid examine the effect of fatty molecules, or lipids, on cancer behavior and the body’s responses to different cancer therapies. The Stony Brook Cancer Center researchers are pushing the frontier of cancer research, pursuing novel pathways toward eradicating a disease that currently leads to more than 8 million deaths worldwide every year. Now, thanks to a $13.75 million investment by local philanthropists Kavita and Lalit Bahl, Hannun and Obeid will have the facilities, technology, and resources to accelerate their promising work. On December 1, Stony Brook officials and…

Colleen Walsh-Irwin, RN ’92, ANP ’95, DNP ’14 will receive the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, NY. In celebration of her award, a symposium will feature an all day symposium on “Nursing’s Influence on Healthcare: Using Technology to Enhance Outcomes.” Dr. Walsh-Irwin is the Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Advisor for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Nursing Services in Washington, DC. She is field-based at the Northport VA Medical Center in New York where she practices as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Walsh-Irwin is also a Clinical…

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…

David and Cynthia Lippe Fund Healing Garden for New Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building In a 1984 Science article, environmental psychologist Roger Ulrich published his groundbreaking research, which revealed that hospital rooms with outdoor views assisted patient recovery. Specifically, vegetation — and especially water — elicited positive feelings in patients, reducing their fear, anxiety and stress. Patients had shorter postoperative stays, required fewer drugs, and provided more positive reviews of their nurses. Long Islanders David and Cynthia Lippe aim to provide similar experiences of respite and rejuvenation for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patients and families by funding the “Lippe Family Children’s…

Dear fellow graduates, Welcome to the new and improved Medicine Today with more timely news and articles. We encourage you to send us your updates with news of your research, hospital appointments and personal milestones. The Alumni board continues to explore avenues to help support the current medical students through sponsoring Careers in Medicine, the HOST program, and offering scholarships to students interested in international medical missions and research. Class reunions continue to be successful with our alumni who return to reconnect with each other and the school. If you are interested in getting involved with any of these programs,…

Pushing the boundaries of high-tech cancer research and treatment, the Stony Brook University Cancer Center will open a new, one-of-a-kind translational research resource that will harness imaging technology to probe the metabolism of tumors. Made possible by two back-to-back gifts from Kavita and Lalit Bahl totaling $13.75 million, the new Kavita and Lalit Bahl Center for Metabolomics and Imaging advances the family’s vision to elevate Stony Brook Medicine to the cutting-edge of personalized cancer research, diagnostic imaging breakthroughs and evolving individualized cancer care far beyond the status quo. Metabolomics, an emerging field in cancer investigation, promises breakthroughs in individualized cancer treatment…

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Six Stony Brook alumni were recognized for their professional accomplishments at the School of Health Technology and Management’s 23rd annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Presentation on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

(From Left to Right: Victor M. DyReyes '97; Diana Tjaden '03; Ernest J. Conforti '95; Craig Lehmann, PhD, Dean and Professor, School of Health Technology and Management; Robert Stafford '72, '82, President of the Stony Brook Alumni Association; Karl Pierre '06; Celeste Murphy '85; Anita Liu-Chen '02)

(From Left to Right: Victor M. DyReyes ’97; Diana Tjaden ’03; Ernest J. Conforti ’95; Craig Lehmann, PhD, dean and professor, School of Health Technology and Management; Robert Stafford ’72, ’82, president of the Stony Brook Alumni Association; Karl Pierre ’06; Celeste Murphy ’85; Anita Liu-Chen ’02)

This year’s awardees include the CEO of Avalanche Care Inc., a New York State licensed home care services agency; the founder and director of Full Circle PT, PC; and the administrative director of the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at New York-Presbyterian/Queens.

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