Browsing: Community Outreach

On January 20, a Bleeding Control Basic Course for the visually impaired and blind, developed with the help of the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Medicine, was held at the West Islip Fire Department. A group of 26 people with visual impairments including complete blindness received training through this first-of-its-kind modified course. The course was given to this particular audience in response to a phoned-in question on a radio program. While the Trauma Center was being interviewed on 103.9FM’s Eye on Crime Show on November 9, Third Eye Insight member Michael Jordan, a completely blind veteran, heard the conversation and called the…

Faculty and staff have a new resource for getting connected to the campus and the community — Brookology is a curated website of Long Island featuring leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board. Whether you’re looking for a pick-up volleyball game, find your perfect beach, want to sell a car or search for shopping discounts, Brookology offers the Stony Brook campus community options for fun, social and engaging activities. Brookology was developed in response to the campus plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Recognizing that there were few ways for employees to find…

Know someone interested in journalism, music, or coding and computer science? Begin planning now and get ready to have some fun at camps happening this summer. From oceanography to math, there is a wide range of camps that will be held at Stony Brook University. Children will get the chance to participate in hands-on activities, gain valuable knowledge and teamwork skills while making new friends. To learn more, visit the website and explore all that Stony Brook offers for summer camp enrichment. If your area is offering a Stony Brook University camp that is not listed here, please contact Community Relations Director…

More than a dozen students from the Port Jefferson Elementary School Fifth Grade Art Club visited Stony Brook University on January 31 to experience the Double Portrait exhibit and participate in hands-on art activities. The visit was part of the Art2Go program, an education initiative created by Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery Director and Curator Karen Levitov. The goal of the program is to get schools and the community involved in art by bringing them to art and art to them. The Double Portrait exhibit, created by artist couple Nancy Friedman-Sanchez and Charley Friedman, features an egg-garden wall, a large flower painting, and…

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Life, Health and Leadership: A Conversation on Women in the Workplace,” will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Student Activities Center. Register Now University, hospital and community members who seek inspiration, information, and networking on life, health and leadership should attend, as well as men who work with, support, and promote diversity in their organizations. The keynote speaker is Florence DiStefano Hudson, a contemporary leader and innovator with an inspiring personal story and impressive professional resume. She is an inspirational business, technical, and not-for-profit senior executive and board…

Allison Van Cott believes in the power of music to heal. “Music was my sanctuary growing up. As a teacher, I’ve taught that to my students. It’s not about going to Carnegie Hall: it’s about the feeling that music brings you,” Van Cott explains. Van Cott initially got into Stony Brook in the ‘80s on a piano audition. She hadn’t even done her SATs at the time. “Things were a little different,” she said, laughing. However, she didn’t stay at the University, choosing instead to teach piano lessons for children and to focus on raising her daughter. As a result,…

Earlier this month, cyclone Ava made landfall on the east coast of Madagascar. Within 48 hours, the storm left 20,000 people displaced and 36 dead. Ava caused significant flooding throughout the southeast region of the country, affecting the communities that are served by Stony Brook University’s research and healthcare facility, Centre ValBio. Many villages have been isolated by flood waters and mudslides, with bridges along the main road washed away, making it impassable in many places. Five villages in the northeastern part of Ifanadiana District were most heavily affected, with more than 1,000 homes destroyed and 16 schools toppled, displacing…

Opioid use and abuse is in the news virtually every day. But one area of concern that receives little press is opioid dependency among pregnant women. In a New York State summit held earlier this year, a number of key recommendations related to the opioid crisis and the care of pregnant women were developed. The summit was co-chaired by David Garry, DO, FACOG, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, an expert on the topic of opioid dependency in pregnant women. Like opioid use disorder in general, addiction in this group is a growing crisis. Babies delivered to mothers who…

Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology’s “Teens and Transition Diabetes Night” offers an opportunity for tweens and teens (ages 12 to 18) to meet new friends and learn how to become more independent. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the new Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care facility (500 Commack Road, Commack, NY), is open to the public, and you do not need to be a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patient to attend. Dr. Jennifer Osipoff, pediatric endocrinologist, will review diabetes self-care, including hands-on practice using pumps and injections. Dr. Marina…

Exceeding expectations, more than 130 individuals from the University and local community attended the Emergency Preparedness Day event on December 6 at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The presentation was given by the Citizens Preparedness Corps (CPC) from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Safety, with an introduction by Lawrence Zacarese, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of University Emergency Management Office for the University Police Department. The event focused on preparing community members for natural, man-made, technology/cyber and active shooter emergencies. Tips included a three-step preparation plan, awareness and recommendations for full recovery.…

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