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Bishawi Recognized for Contributions to Research, School and Community The Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association presented a $10,000 Alumni Award to Muath Bishawi ’08, ’10, now in his final year of study, at the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony on August 18. The award is presented annually to a fourth year student who has made exceptional contributions to the field of medicine, scientific knowledge, the community and the School of Medicine through outstanding leadership, industriousness, innovation, and vision. Bishawi completed a Biochemistry Degree in 2008 and a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 2010 at Stony Brook…

Suffolk Federal Credit Union and its members proudly contributed $15,000 to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, helping to make a difference in the pediatric healthcare community. Stony Brook Children’s offers comprehensive care for childhood illnesses by providing unique physician expertise, the latest technology and equipment, and support staff 24/7. “At Suffolk Federal, we are proud to come together with our members to support such a worthy cause,” said William J. O’Brien, President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “It’s important to families across Long Island to know that children have access to such exceptional care through Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. We will…

Tara L. Huston, MD ’01 Tara L. Huston, M.D., hails from Garden City, N.Y. She attended Harvard College and graduated with a degree cum laude in Biochemical Sciences. Dr. Huston returned to Long Island to obtain her medical degree with Distinction in Research from the SUNY Stony Brook SOM in 2001. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, the Pathology Honor Society, and was awarded the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation. After medical school, Dr. Huston completed a residency in general surgery at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She then completed…

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Originally from the Rochester, NY suburb of Pittsford, Gregory P. Conners, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP received his BA with honors from Amherst College, MD from Stony Brook School of Medicine, and MPH and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester. His Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training were both at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC; he is board-certified in both of those areas. He spent 15 years of his faculty career at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, rising to Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and serving in a…

Simons gift helps elevate nursing education and develop educators December 17, 2012—Stony Brook University School of Nursing (SON) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) which will be used to fund scholarships designed to expand enrollment to help address the nationwide nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. The grant will be matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant for a total impact of $200,000. The RWJF’s “New Careers in Nursing Program” grant enables the SON to provide ten $10,000 individual scholarships in 2013 to college graduates without nursing degrees who will enroll in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program next…

Concerned Women of the Grove is a grassroots Fire Island community who gather each year to raise funds to find treatments and cures for breast cancer research. This is the 16th year that Stony Brook has been a recipient of their generosity- this year’s contribution was $27,190 and to date they’ve contributed more than $600,000. More than 300 attendees genersouly supported tthe event and learned about current SbUMC breast cancer research from Dr. Avram Dilmanian. Plans are underway for the 17th annual fund raiser which will be held in August 2012 in Cherry Grove.

November 06, 2012–Yingtian Pan works at the cutting edge of biological imaging, looking with increasing breadth and depth into cells ranging from bladder cancer to diabetes. Congwu Du, meanwhile, who has also done imaging, has studied the effects of cocaine on the brain. One night, Du suggested the two Stony Brook scientists, who met when they were undergraduates studying biology in their native China, work together to get a better view of how blood flow changes in the brain after cocaine use. Strokes, in which brain cells die because they don’t have enough oxygen, are one of the most serious…

Dr. Katz,’90, recognized for his leadership in clinical radiology practice and education August 28, 2012 – Stony Brook University School of Medicine recognized Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR., ’90, a leader in the field of clinical radiology and medical education, as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Katz received his award during the School’s traditional “White Coat” ceremony. Dr. Katz is Director of Body Imaging and Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Education at Winthrop-University Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. An educator at the School of Medicine since August 2006, Dr. Katz has…

2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Esteemed clinician, beloved educator, prolific author and editor, and innovative research leader, Dr. Douglas Katz embodies the best of all that a Stony Brook University School of Medicine education has to offer. For the past 13 years, Dr. Katz has been the Director of Body Imaging and Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Education at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Five times he has been named Attending of the Year – three times in radiology, most recently in 2010, and twice in internal medicine. Passionate in the pursuit and the sharing of knowledge, Dr.…

2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Lee A. Fleisher, MD is Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received his MD from SUNY Stony Brook after which he completed a residency in anesthesiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Prior to his current appointment, he was Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is considered an expert on perioperative quality of care and his research interests fall primarily in two areas: (1) perioperative risk assessment and risk reduction strategies and…

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