Browsing: Medicine: General

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…

A $1.8 million four-year grant will assist the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, in expanding the delivery of behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant integrates the education and training of social work and nursing graduate students and is designed to expand the existing services at selected Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) sites and regional mental health agencies. The grant enables two Stony Brook University Health Sciences schools to continue to solidify interdisciplinary partnerships on…

“We met in a biology lab course.” This is not a claim you hear many married couples make — unless, perhaps, they’re a pair of Stony Brook med students. While pipettes and petri dishes may not provide a traditional backdrop for romance, other factors helped Monica and Jheison Giraldo find common ground on that fateful day. The Colombian bracelet that Jheison was wearing played a major role. Monica recalls that Jheison was making up a lab during her class time and when she saw the bracelet she immediately let him know she was also from Colombia, “as most Colombians tend to do.”…

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:…

Stony Brook Medicine has opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the only facility on the East End of Long Island capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients. Services offered include cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, intravascular ultrasound, and Impella®, a treatment to improve blood flow in heart failure patients requiring care in the lab. Dr. Reuven Pasternak, Vice President for Health Systems for Stony Brook Medicine, noted that “This cath lab brings extended care to a population who previously could not access potentially life saving care within the recognized critical…

Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine have embarked on an ambitious journey to advance engineering-driven medicine. Dubbed by some as the “third revolution in medicine,” convergence science integrates medicine and engineering to confront some of the big unanswered questions in healthcare, and enables technologies that seek to revolutionize how we deliver healthcare. Together with the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine convened a gathering of clinicians, scientists and engineers to share ideas and stimulate creative collaboration aimed at some of the toughest challenges…

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, September 17, from 2 pm to 8 pm at 89 North, located at 89 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

Celebrating a new vision for East End medicine, more than 100 gathered on Aug. 21 to commemorate Stony Brook Southampton Hospital joining the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system. “Today signifies a bold step forward in realizing a new vision for bringing advanced medical care closer to home for residents of the East End of Long Island,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD. “We have raised a new flag and unveiled a new sign over the hospital entrance to symbolically signify the start of a new era for what is now called Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.” “Today…

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