Browsing: Medicine: General

Speaking at the Stars of Stony Brook Gala on April 19, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. offered inspiring words about the ongoing battle to find a cancer cure. He revealed his sole regret in becoming President of the United States, emphasized the “urgency of now” in finding new ways to combat the disease, and offered his vision for the future of cancer research. View the 10 most inspiring moments from his speech:

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…

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…

Nearly 16 years have passed since the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, but emergency responders and other victims continue to suffer health consequences. That’s why the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program, which helps to track and serve nearly 10,000 patients affected by the tragedy, has received a new five-year federal grant totaling more than $60 million. Awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the grant comes at a time when the WTC Wellness Program continues to expand its medical services to patients and is relocating later this month to a larger clinical space in Stony Brook Medicine’s new specialty…

Stony Brook Medicine staff will be among the participants providing information for the public at the seventh annual Health and Wellness Fest on Saturday, April 22, from 9 am to 1 pm. The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce is hosting this free event at the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, 350 Old Post Road, Port Jefferson. Get health and wellness information and screenings, find out about the latest products available, see demos, and learn about services for individuals, families and pets. For more information, call the Chamber at (631) 473-1414.

It’s April, time to send your winter face packing. Stony Brook Medicine’s Bellavie MedSpa is hosting a Botox Day for new customers on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. Bellavie is offering $10 per unit of Botox (regularly $12). Also, for the entire month laser packages are 50% off, plus receive a free gift with your purchase. To schedule your appointment, please call (631) 638-3950 or visit bellaviemedspa.com, which is located at 23 South Howell Avenue, Suite F, Centereach.

“Research isn’t about answers; it’s about questions,” says Evelyn Kandov ’17. “Having the chance to try to answer them and figure things out — that’s the exciting part,” she adds. Evelyn’s academic career exemplifies the unique opportunities for hands-on, high-level research available to Stony Brook undergraduates. In January 2016, she Evelyn joined the laboratory of Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet, a Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the SBU School of Medicine. She credits this placement as crucial to her development as a scientist. “What drew me to him the most was his mentorship,” she says. “He is such an amazing mentor.” Evelyn is on track to…

The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University will host its second annual Advocacy Day action event on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 1 pm to 3 pm in the Health Sciences Center Galleria located on Level 3. This year’s event, Disability Justice Corner: Learn! Speak! Advocate!, will feature several interactive stations that promote advocacy for disability justice. There will be a speaker’s corner for planned and spontaneous performance art, a comment wall for participants to share their thoughts and ideas, and a letter-writing table where participants can write to their representatives advocating for or against specific legislation.  For almost two decades, Advocacy…

Professor Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University, will present “The Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine” on Thursday, April 20, at 11 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. This is the first of the engineering-driven medicine distinguished lecture series presented by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine. Suresh began his tenure as the ninth President of Carnegie Mellon on July 1, 2013. Prior to assuming this role, he was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation…

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