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Where does the Stony Brook University School of Medicine want to be in five years, and how do we get there? More than 70 School of Medicine faculty, staff and medical students tackled these questions when producing the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Strategic Plan 2011-2015, Translating Research and Transforming Medicine. The plan outlines the bold vision and mission of a world-class institution. The vision is to become a national leader in academic medicine, to rank as one of the nation’s top public research institutions and to be the first choice in healthcare for patients on Long Island and…

Five prominent graduates of Stony Brook University have been named recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, which represents the Stony Brook Alumni Association’s highest honor. All will be honored at an awards dinner on November 13, 2012, at Flowerfield in St. James, New York. The 2012 honorees are Vito A. Cannavo (BA ’75), partner, Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo PC; Andrez S. Carberry (BA ’00, MA ‘02), employment counsel, Avon Products, NA; David Gelernter (MS ’80, PhD ’83), artist, writer and professor of computer science, Yale University; Suzanne Johnson (PhD ‘74), distinguished research professor, Florida State University College of Medicine;…

Steven Christe, a Stony Brook University alumnus (BA ’01, Physics and Mathematics) and a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is co-principal investigator along with Jessica Gaskin on NASA’s new “High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun” or HEROES project. His team’s project has been chosen as the recipient of the Hands-On Project Experience (HOPE) training award designed to promote achievement and accelerate career advancement among scientists and engineers with no previous flight-project experience. The HEROES project will enable the researchers to prepare, modify, test and launch a sophisticated, balloon-borne x-ray telescope to expand knowledge…

Former Stony Brook track & field standout Lucy Van Dalen ’12 has arrived in London, where she will compete in the  2012 Olympic Games. Van Dalen will run her signature event, the 1,500, for New Zealand. Van Dalen’s  4:05.76 race earlier this year ranked her among the top 30 in the world. Her time was achieved in San Diego at the Summer Nights Track & Field Series on June 20. “Lucy will be the first woman to represent New Zealand in the 1,500m in more than ten years, and we look forward to seeing her in Olympic Stadium in London,” said Kereyn…

If you tried to describe the perfect candidate for the inaugural Creative Arts Semester by the Sea program at Stony Brook Southampton, you would likely come up with a person bearing a very strong resemblance to Gareth Burghes, Stony Brook University class of 2012. The inaugural Creative Arts Semester by the Sea is a  project-based 10-week term that will allow students interested in filmmaking or playwriting to work with MFA in Theatre and Film professors at the Southampton campus in the creation of a film or a play that will be completed and produced by the end of the term.…

Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During Stony Brook’s “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook…

Named in 2010 in honor of Christopher Pendergast, a 21-year ALS patient, advocate and founder of the Ride for Life Organization, Stony Brook University’s ALS Center of Excellence is one of only 34 ALS Association-certified centers in the United States and three in New York State. The Center provides comprehensive treatment for ALS patients, supportive services for patients and their families, and carries out neuroscience research in search of new treatments, and ultimately a cure for this fatal neurodegenerative disease. The ALS Association cited the Center as having the “highest national standards of care in the management of Lou Gehrig’s…

Christopher Pendergast, a 19-year ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient and advocate, along with ALS patient Steve DePascale, their families friends and other supporters, led the charge as they rode onto the Stony Brook University campus on June 2 to a display of 6,000 flickering pinwheels. The pinwheels represented the American lives lost each year to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. During Stony Brook’s “Ride for Life” Celebration and Remembrance Ceremony, Pendergast presented a check for $1 million from the Ride for Life organization to Stony Brook. He also received a gift from Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President Stony Brook…

At a decoration ceremony held at the Italian Consulate in New York City on June 2, 2012, Mr. Richard Nasti received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Cavaliere (Knight). In bestowing the award on behalf of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Consul General Natalia Quintavalle recounted some of the accomplishments of Mr. Nasti, specifically as they relate to Italy and Italian-American causes. Mr. Nasti, who served as chair of the Stony Brook University Council for 14 years before moving to the University’s Foundation Board, has been instrumental in the success of Stony Brook’s Center for Italian Studies (CIS).…

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