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Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology’s “Teens and Transition Diabetes Night” offers an opportunity for tweens and teens (ages 12 to 18) to meet new friends and learn how to become more independent. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the new Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care facility (500 Commack Road, Commack, NY), is open to the public, and you do not need to be a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patient to attend. Dr. Jennifer Osipoff, pediatric endocrinologist, will review diabetes self-care, including hands-on practice using pumps and injections. Dr. Marina…

Thanks to pioneering work at Stony Brook Medicine, digital solutions are in development for pathology slide specimens — the last major frontier in digitizing medical images. Dr. Joel Saltz, Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook Medicine and a board-certified clinical pathologist with a PhD in Computer Science, is at the forefront of this major breakthrough. For more than 20 years, Dr. Saltz and his team, which includes physicians and technologists from Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Emory and Stony Brook, have been developing digital solutions for pathology slide specimens. His groundbreaking work in digital image viewing and archiving systems for…

First responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook Medicine staff and community members gathered on November 28 for the grand opening of the new World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence in Commack. The WTC Health Program — the clinical component of Stony Brook’s WTC Wellness Program — moved to Advanced Specialty Care, Stony Brook Medicine’s new multi-specialty care center at 500 Commack Road, in April. The WTC Wellness Program includes patient care, research, education and outreach. As a component of the Wellness Program, the WTC Health Program provides health monitoring and…

Stony Brook Medicine is the first hospital on Long Island and across the New York metropolitan area to implant a new commercially available retinal device known as the “bionic eye” to provide artificial vision for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. The first commercially available retinal implant surgery was performed in October by Khurram Chaudhary, M.D., a Retinal Surgeon at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. After 20 years of blindness, the patient, Linda Kirk, 67, of Port Jefferson, can now distinguish light from dark, some shapes, and movements. And it all happened within 10 minutes after an implanted retinal device was…

The Stony Brook University School of Nursing is launching a PhD in Nursing that will begin in the summer of 2018. The PhD in Nursing Program emphasizes education and training at the highest level in order to develop the next generation of nurse scientists and educators skilled in research methodologies useful in all areas of nursing science to improve the health and well-being of the population. The 54-credit program is designed to take 2.5 years to complete, with an additional year for dissertation completion. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, (AACN), the current national demand for nurses with PhD-level education…

The man in the big red nose and stethoscope may have seemed silly, but his message couldn’t be more serious. Humor is more than a lighthearted distraction. Infused with awareness and empathy, humor nourishes a culture of compassion that benefits patients and hospital staff alike. Professional medical clown Michael Christensen and theatre scholar Atay Citron brought their skills to Stony Brook Medicine on Oct. 26. Christensen’s workshop on interacting with humor, and Citron’s lecture on medical clowning around the world, showed staff and students how to bring clowning techniques into relationships with patients, each other and even themselves. “Everybody has a sense…

The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics will present Grand Rounds on Monday, December 4, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm in the Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 3. Vincent de Luise, MD, will discuss “With an Artistic Vision: Further Inquiries into Perception, the Arts and Eye Disease.” Are humans “hard-wired” to perceive beauty? Are there foundational neurological underpinnings to aesthetics? The field of neuroaesthetics is blossoming, and this talk will explore some fascinating sidebars at the intersection of vision, perception and the arts. An overview of visual archetypes in the history of art will be followed by…

At an investiture ceremony on the Stony Brook University campus, three new endowed chairs were formally appointed; two leading pediatric clinical research physicians at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and a renowned materials scientist and chemical engineer at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The three new endowed faculty positions were funded by philanthropic gifts from the Knapp family through the Knapp Swezey Foundation, Island Outreach Foundation, and Jane and William Knapp respectively. “From the start of my tenure at Stony Brook, it has been my goal to create 100 endowed faculty positions across a wide range of disciplines to…

Join Daphne Perry, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, as she speaks about recognizing and addressing the early symptoms of dementia. Her lecture will focus on the difference between memory loss that has to do with aging and dementia, and the resources that can provide help for early diagnosis and intervention. The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease is one of 10 centers in New York State, and the only one serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties. It is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of…

Friday, November 17 This free conference for family and professional caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia will be held at the Huntington Hilton in Melville on Friday, November 17, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The keynote speaker is Robin McIntyre, a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association, who, along with her family, are the subject of a new book, The Inheritance, which tells the story of her family on the front lines of their battle against younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alan Steinberg, MD, and Michael Starr, LMSW, from the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease will be providing a breakout session…

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