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A notable and national expert in training physicians, Latha Chandran, MD, 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 funds…

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…

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…

Social Work:  The Way Forward  Dear Friends, I write this “Dean’s Corner” column on the day we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King. As a social worker and an American, I approach this day with a profound sense of awe of his courage and commitment, and admiration for the transformative achievements of the Civil Rights Movement he led. We also must consider the gains yet to be realized, the importance of the work ahead, and our own role in that change. Over the last several months I have spent many hours thinking about the way forward…

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…

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