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Stony Brook Medicine is the first hospital on Long Island and across the New York metropolitan area to implant a new commercially available retinal device known as the “bionic eye” to provide artificial vision for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. The first commercially available retinal implant surgery was performed in October by Khurram Chaudhary, M.D., a Retinal Surgeon at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. After 20 years of blindness, the patient, Linda Kirk, 67, of Port Jefferson, can now distinguish light from dark, some shapes, and movements. And it all happened within 10 minutes after an implanted retinal device was…

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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.

The p73 gene could be the key to discovering better treatments for chronic lung diseases, Stony Brook researchers have found. A team led by Professor Ute M. Moll, MD, and research scientist Alice Nemajerova, PhD,  from the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, found that this gene is the master regulator of a cell type that is responsible for constantly cleaning our airways from inhaled pollutants, pathogens and dust. Rising global air pollution and increasing smoking prevalence in many developing nations will likely lead to a growing incidence of lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary…

Last year, two Stony Brook faculty members joined forces to transform how experts around the world study communication and autism. Now with two major meetings under their belts, projects are underway and progress is in sight. Mark Aronoff, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, and Matthew Lerner, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of Stony Brook’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab, were the principal organizers of the second meeting of the Consortium on Autism and Sign Language (CASL), sponsored principally by the Exploratory Fund of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and hosted by the American Academy…

Stony Brook Medicine Offers Innovative, Non-Invasive Treatment to Correct Curving Spines December 9, 2015 – Scoliosis – typically defined as the curvature of the spine— affects around 3 out of every 100 people. While most cases of scoliosis are mild, some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly. Whether the case is severe or mild, the long-lasting effects of scoliosis can be damaging. James Barsi, M.D. Assistant Professor of Orthopeadic Surgery,…