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More than 40 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications were collected at the Student Activities Center Kiosk on Wednesday, October 25, for Pharmaceutical Take Back Day. This event provided the campus community a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of expired pharmaceuticals and/or excess medications, including over-the-counter medications. Medication past its prime can contaminate landfill soil and the water supply, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science in 2014. Also, proper disposal removes the potential for accidental exposure or intentional misuse according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The campus-wide collection effort was…

There were hugs and happy tears all around, when 23 Stony Brook Medicine staff members returned home on November 8 after more than two weeks of treating patients in Puerto Rico. Family and friends were waiting in the hospital lobby as the group bounded off the bus from Newark Airport. Holding up handmade “Welcome Home” signs, loved ones let loose with applause and cries of “I missed you!” and the more generic but equally heartfelt “Woo-hoo!” Puerto Rico has been crippled since Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. Some people were left homeless by the storm. Others searched in vain…

Volunteers and participants gathered outside the Melville Library’s Starbucks on October 18 to participate in a Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) training session. By the end of the event, 263 people on Stony Brook University’s campus were trained. Coffee for Compressions, a new community engagement program, provides an opportunity for those nearby to learn about HOCPR training and test their chest compressions on a feedback manikin to earn a Starbucks gift card. Participants were required to do two minutes of two-inch-deep compressions to receive a two-dollar gift card. The event was so successful that 250 Starbucks gift cards, donated by Karen Acompora…

November is American Diabetes Month, and Stony Brook Medicine is hosting Diabetes Day — a free, hands-on, expert-driven event for faculty, staff and students — on Tuesday, November 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Stony Brook University Hospital’s Cafeteria, Café Fresco. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and many already have pre-diabetes. Take steps now to prevent and manage this widespread disease. Hear from Stony Brook Medicine experts on what you can do now to prevent and manage this disease Discover new technologies that can help with blood sugar control Get expert advice and answers to your questions…

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:…

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