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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…

The number of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent over a 10-year period, a Stony Brook-led study shows. Reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, the research could prompt new guidelines for screening and care during pregnancy. Kathleen Stergiopoulos, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and a specialist in heart disease in women at the Stony Brook Heart Institute, led the study of more than 80,000 women with heart disease. From 2003 to 2012, researchers found, the prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent. This jump may prompt greater awareness of…

The Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute is hosting a CEU-accredited conference on the newest approaches, treatment options and management of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Open to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, nursing students, medical residents and medical students, the conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Tower, Lecture Hall 1, Level 2. Registration begins at 7:45 am and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joanna Foley at (631) 444-1741 or joanna.foley@stonybrookmedicine.edu. The registration fee…

Join Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center experts Hanna Czarkowska, MD; Guy Schwartz, MD; Chuck Mikell, MD; and Thomas Preston, PhD as they share the latest diagnostic approaches, nonsurgical and surgical treatments, management of Parkinson’s disease. The presentation will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Stony Brook University Hospital Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. This event will be of special interest to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, neurologists, internists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and students. Registration is required…

It’s time to get outside and go with the annual “Ready, Set, Move!” Wellness Walking Challenge, which will take place during a 10-week period (April 24 through July 2). How to Participate Please register ASAP (program begins Monday, April 24). During registration, you will be asked to choose a challenge track. Options include: Participation (individual): This track rewards regular instances of walking versus competition. New for 2017, the program is not limited to walking solely; the goal is to accumulate a minimum of 30 minutes of any cardiovascular exercise (e.g. walking, running, jogging, cycling, elliptical, etc.) per day at least four times per week. Competition (team): This track…

April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in an effort to minimize the stereotypes associated with alcoholism — a chronic and progressive disease that can be hereditary and fatal if left untreated. This Awareness Month encourages the campus community to gain knowledge about alcohol, alcoholism and the road to recovery.   Stony Brook University’s Center for Prevention and Outreach planned fun and educational events for the month of April to help raise alcohol awareness with the student population in collaboration with Red Watch Band (RWB), the peer education group that educates…

Students joined forces with the University Police Department (UPD) on April 19 to fight false perceptions of cops on campus through healthy competition and hearty barbecue. The event, Field Day with UPD, builds on a Stony Brook tradition that started three semesters ago, when the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) pitched an idea to build a more positive relationship between students and police amid national news involving police and the use of lethal force. “This is an effort for students to meet our officers as individuals outside of their enforcement duties in non-negative situations,” Assistant Chief of Police Eric Olsen said.…

Madagascar’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Zina ANDRIANARIVELO, opened the meeting on April 20th in Washington, D.C., saying he was, “committed to continuing to explore innovative ways that drones can improve human and ecosystem health in Madagascar. . .and will raise this issue at the highest levels within the United Nations.” The event, sponsored by Stony Brook University’s Global Health Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), convened scientists, corporations, drone manufacturers, funders and U.S. government agencies to build a durable coalition of support and an action plan for the use…

Alexis Kaushansky, an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, will present “New Approaches to Studying the Molecular Battle Between Parasite and Host” on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Her talk is part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Lecture Series jointly organized by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute. Kaushansky is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity. She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and…

Did you know that one in three women experience some form of sexual assault worldwide? April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and every year in this month, people come together to raise awareness about sexual assault, educate communities on how to prevent sexual assault and to create a world where prevention is possible. History of SAAM The movement to raise awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors began as early as the 1970s. In 1978, San Francisco and New York City held the first Take Back the Night events in the US in an effort to…

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