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The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University is presenting a three-part educational series, “What Ought to Be: Cultural Proficiency and Trans Care Across the Lifespan: Trans 101, Client Engagement and CBT.” These courses can be taken individually or, for a more comprehensive look into this topic, you can attend all three sessions. Licensed social workers can earn four continuing education contact hours per session. Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) people are those who have a gender identity that is not fully aligned with their sex assigned at birth. They often face widespread discrimination and mistreatment within the healthcare…

Researchers at Stony Brook University have discovered that dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development. The finding, published in the journal Developmental Cell, may help to explain why a subset of children born with a dysfunction of this muscle receptor, also have neurological problems that can include seizures, intellectual disability, autism and severe learning disabilities. In the newborn brain, one of the critical changes that occurs is that specialized pockets form that serve to house and nurture neural stem cells throughout life in discrete regions termed stem cell niches. Lead…

It’s a fact. New York ranks 50th out of 50 states for registered organ donors. On Thursday, October 6, from 9 am to 5 pm, Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will be part of an effort to educate and change that ranking by registering adults, 18 or older, at three locations during the Second Annual Organ Donation Day: Stony Brook University Hospital — outside the Marketplace Café Stony Brook University — at the Student Activities Center Level 2 of Health Sciences — by the coffee shop There will also be a kick-off event at 10 am in the Hospital lobby. Last year there were 650…

Researchers at Stony Brook University have discovered that dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development. The finding, published in the journal Developmental Cell , may help to explain why a subset of children born with a dysfunction of this muscle receptor, also have neurological problems that can include seizures, intellectual disability, autism, and severe learning disabilities. In the newborn brain, one of the critical changes that occurs is that specialized pockets form that serve to house and nurture neural stem cells throughout life in discrete regions termed stem cell…

Stony Brook University researchers have found disturbingly high levels of cognitive impairment (CI) among 9/11 first responders. CI is considered a leading risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Findings from a study published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring reveals a CI rate among 9/11 responders of nearly 13 percent, possibly reflecting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study assessed more than 800 WTC responders cared for at the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the association of PTSD and major depressive disorder…

Stony Brook University and the School Intervention and Re-entry Program at Stony Brook Children’s are offering a college planning workshop specifically targeted to students with cancer, blood disorders and other serious illnesses. This free event will be held on Sunday, September 18, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center. The expo will include workshops addressing college selection, the application and admissions process, residential life, cost and finances and financial aid. Representatives from many regional colleges will be available to speak one-on-one with students and families about their schools, programs, services, and to answer questions. A complimentary lunch is included. Space is limited, so…

Findings from Study Will Help Youth with Autism Who Struggle with Social Challenges Dr. Matthew D. Lerner, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, received a $2.3M Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his research project, “Optimizing Prediction of Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” The goal of the BRAINS program is to support outstanding young scientists such as Professor Lerner in launching innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research that can profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of mental disorders. Lerner…

Their paths into medicine are varied and inspiring – this is the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2020. All 132 incoming students officially began their training with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony on August 14. At the event the students received the physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time. The students hail from New York State, seven other states, and from around the world. They represent 70 undergraduate schools, have a collective grade point average of 3.70 and an average MCAT score in the 86 percentile. Only 8.3 percent of the…

In a collaboration that promises to accelerate cutting-edge research and foster tomorrow’s medical discoveries, Stony Brook Medicine and Mount Sinai Health System have entered into an affiliation agreement aimed at heightening research collaboration and enhancing academic programs and clinical care initiatives. “This is a momentous day for academic medicine, health care, our respective students, faculty and staff, and for all those who are cared for by our teams of highly trained, dedicated clinicians,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “Each institution has so much to offer, so this is an opportunity that will prove to be beneficial…

Stony Brook University launched its new Coursera program on Global Health Diplomacy on August 8. In this seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), students will be immersed in the diplomatic, financial and geopolitical context that underlies global health decision-making. They will be able to navigate their way through course articles and videos and test their knowledge through voluntary assessments. DoIT’s team of consultants from Academic Technology Services, the Faculty Center and Video Production all played a crucial role in the development of this new course, spending countless hours and numerous weeks perfecting the program to enhance the student learning experience. Jennifer Adams,…

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