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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…

Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a potential tool for dentists to do just that. Developed and patented by researchers in the Division of Translational Oral Biology in the Department of Oral biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, and licensed to Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., the Electronic Cavity Detection (ECD) System uses electrical conductance to diagnose and monitor enamel lesions on the biting surfaces of…

As the sun was rising over Long Island, a Stony Brook Medicine task force left for Puerto Rico on October 24 to help people still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Twenty-three Stony Brook staff members reported to Stony Brook University Hospital before boarding a bus that took them to JFK Airport and their flight to the devastated island. The Stony Brook contingent is part of a 78-member relief team of personnel from hospitals around the region. The Stony Brook team includes doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, paramedics, nurse-practitioners and nursing assistants. Richard Scriven, MD, Pediatric Trauma Surgeon, Associate Professor of…

More patients with complex tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are benefiting from the use of recent advances in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery. This September, Stony Brook’s Surgical Oncology team became the first on Long Island to perform a fully robotic Whipple surgery. The procedure was performed by two surgical oncologists, Joseph Kim, MD, and Georgios V. Georgakis, MD, PhD, who used the da Vinci® S HD™ Surgical System to operate on a patient with stage II pancreatic cancer. The Whipple procedure, named after surgeon Allen O. Whipple, MD, and also known as pancreatico-duodenectomy, is used to remove tumors located in…

Ernest Baptiste, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, will join Stony Brook Medicine as Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital effective November 27, 2017, announced Stony Brook University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD. As Baptiste takes on this position, he steps into the vacancy that will result from the bifurcation of the position of hospital CEO and Vice President for Health Systems at Stony Brook  held by Dr. Reuven Pasternak. Pasternak will remain at Stony Brook as Vice President for…

Scientists from Stony Brook University have used a novel technique at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, to answer longstanding questions in medical imaging. The research team used individual x-rays to characterize the physics of how light moves within scintillators—a component of x-ray detectors—for the very first time. Their findings could aid the development of more efficient x-ray detectors for improved medical diagnoses. X-ray imaging is a widespread technique for viewing the internal structures of matter. In the medical field, x-ray imaging is used to generate images of…

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Joel Saltz, MD, together with and a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas and Emory University, a $8M grant over the next five years to develop an integrated Radiology/Pathology/”omics” data repository that will enable team science research with the ultimate goal of developing ways of steering cancer treatment. This effort will develop and deploy tools to create large collections of well-curated data for algorithm testing and validation. “Cancer is a complex multifactorial disease state and the ability to anticipate and steer treatment results will require information synthesis across multiple scales from the…

Lorne Golub, DMD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology & Pathology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, has been named a recipient of the 2018 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement.  The prestigious Gies Awards, named after legendary dentist and biochemist William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. Dr. Golub was honored in the category of “Innovation – Dental Educator.” Golub is an innovator in the development of medicines to promote oral health and to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, has been…

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.

Professor Shu Jia, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine, received a $1.97M, five year Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with stability and flexibility to enhance productivity and foster cutting edge scientific breakthroughs. Jia’s research, “Exploring Single-Molecule Biophotonics for Ultrahigh-Resolution Spatiotemporal-Multiplexed Optical Microscopy” focuses on new technological developments to understand the distribution and interactions of molecules in…

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