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Celebrate the Stony Brook Medicine Comprehensive Epilepsy Center’s designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday, November 2, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm in the Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. All are welcome to attend. Learn what this achievement means for the community. Hear from and mingle with Stony Brook leadership, patients, colleagues and others. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to danielle.pavelka@stonybrookmedicine.edu or call (631) 444-2032.

Global Health and Environmental Specialist Dr. Timothy Bouley will be the first speaker in the Global Health Institute’s Precision Planetary Health Lecture Series. He will discuss “World Banking on Climate and Health: Trade-offs or Synergies in Madagascar” on Thursday, October 26, at 3:30 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Dr. Bouley is leading the World Bank’s efforts to integrate health and environmental considerations into their global investments. His technical expertise focuses on climate change, ocean science, sustainable fisheries, infectious disease, satellite remote sensing, Earth observation, data science and new financial mechanisms. Dr. Bouley holds degrees in biology, bioethics, geography and medicine from Tufts, Harvard, Oxford…

Make a real difference in the lives of people with digestive diseases by teaming up with Stony Brook Medicine’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to help raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for Crohn’s and colitis. This 2.8-mile walk will be held on Sunday, October 22, with pre-walk festivities and registration at 11:30 am and the walk starting at 1 pm at the Student Activities Center Plaza on campus.  Help Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation raise money for crucial research and a future…

The eighth annual Meeting of the Minds: Stroke Symposium will be held on Friday, October 20, at the Charles B. Wang Center from 8 am to 12:30 pm. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Tymianski, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, and NoNO, Inc. A renowned cerebrovascular neurosurgeon-scientist, Dr. Tymianski will speak about the development of PSD95 inhibitors for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Five specialists from Stony Brook will discuss the basic biology and translational potential of their research that can ultimately benefit stroke patients. “Meeting of the Minds: Stroke” is free and open to…

The annual Women’s Health Day is Saturday, October 21, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Melville Marriott. Legendary television personality Joan Lunden is this year’s keynote speaker and will discuss, “How to Be the CEO of Your Own Health.” One of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities and co-host of “Good Morning America” for almost two decades, Joan Lunden is an award-winning TV journalist, best-selling author, health and wellness motivational speaker, entrepreneur, mother of seven and a breast cancer survivor. Most recently, Lunden was named host of Lifetime Television’s “Health Corner,” which educates women on important issues. Take advantage of learning from…

Stony Brook University is part of a statewide collaboration involving 10 SUNY campuses and five not-for-profit organizations to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Akayè, Haiti. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded SUNY a nearly $800,000 grant to support the project, which will develop educational, economic and social programs, resources, and other needed services on 40 acres of land donated by a Nassau Community College professor emeritus. Stony Brook faculty and staff, under the direction of PI Dr. Christina Maxis, will bring expertise to the project in the area of health sciences. The other SUNY campuses involved include:…

Stony Brook University hosted its annual 9/11 Blood Drive on Monday, September 11, 2017. Donors came out in droves and 389 pints of blood were donated during the event, which exceeded the University’s goal of 300, making this the second best 9/11 drive ever, behind only 2013 (392 donations). Every pint collected has the potential to save three lives, which in this case totals 1167. The continued success of such events is made possible by the Stony Brook University Blood Drive Committee (SBUSBDC), which comprises students who donate and/or volunteer their time at blood drives. Volunteers are an essential part…

It’s time to get ready for the flu season. That means making sure you and your loved ones have been vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get the flu vaccine annually. For more information, see Stony Brook Medicine’s Influenza Information site. Watch as Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, gets his seasonal flu shot and reminds us of the importance of getting the influenza vaccine.

The first Polysomnographic Technology Bachelor of Science program in the Northeast is approved for accreditation at Stony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management. Polysomnographic technologists are healthcare practitioners who use high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients with sleep disorders. They work with a wide variety of patients and provide services in many settings including hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The 23-month, 79-credit program — accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs — incorporates more than 950 clinical hours, as well as courses in management, dental sleep medicine, therapeutic modalities, research methods, and various other…

The Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center (SCVFBC) at Stony Brook University Hospital is Suffolk County’s only dedicated burn care unit, thanks to fundraising by volunteer firefighters. At Burn Center Recognition Day on May 21, Stony Brook Medicine staff gathered with volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and local residents to honor the partnership between the Burn Center and the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund. The Burn Center at Stony Brook is the only dedicated burn care facility serving Suffolk County’s 1.5 million residents. It has relied on the more than $1 million raised during the past 30 years by…

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