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Amid the late semester pressures of classes and clinical work, students from the School of Medicine gathered their resources to run a food and clothing drive for PRONTO, a Long Island-based non-profit human service agency that provides services to the homeless, unemployed, immigrants, uninsured, and others in need. The drive ran November 11 through 20. It was spearheaded by the SB Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health. The students collected enough food and clothing to fill seven large boxes, which were delivered directly to PRONTO in Islip on November 23.…

Philip Bao has been named Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Todd K. Rosengart, Chair of Surgery, Bao specializes in the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract including liver, pancreas, esophagus, and stomach. Bao comes to SBUMC from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He joins the Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery Group, a team of experts dedicated to broadening minimally invasive surgery for complex GI tumors and other diseases of the GI tract. “The appointment of Dr. Bao is an…

Members of Stony Brook’s baseball team helped register other students for the Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) bone marrow registry drive held in three campus locations on November 5, 7, and 10, with the hope that patients with leukemia or lymphoma in need of a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant will receive a match. SBUMC is partnering with DKMS Americas, the world’s largest marrow donor center. According to the American Cancer Society and DKMS, blood cancer takes a life every ten minutes. The drive may help SBUMC patients Alex Mele, 16, from Coram, and Dustin Wunderlich, 25,…

 Instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers will take center stage at the fifth Rising Stars Talent Show and Art Exhibit, which features pediatric cancer patients, their family members, and Stony Brook University Medical Center staff as the performers. The event takes place in the Student Activities Center on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 pm. Patients, families, and the community have supported Rising Stars since the first performance in 2003. The show gives patients a chance to showcase their talents and express themselves through theater and art. The forum provides an opportunity to promote a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and self-confidence among these…

David Fiorella has been named Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by Raphael Davis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Fiorella specializes in Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology and joins the Cerebrovascular Center at SBUMC. Fiorella comes to Stony Brook from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. As an interventional neuroradiologist, he focuses on the most effective and innovative ways to treat intracranial aneurysms, ateriovenous malformations, acute ischemic stroke, and intracranial atherosclerosis. Fiorella will work closely with Henry H. Woo, SBUMC cerebrovascular and endovascular surgeon and Director of the…

The Prostate Care Program at Stony Brook University Medical Center received a New York State Proclamation from Senator John J. Flanagan for the program’s incomparable outreach in providing prostate cancer screening, education, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative treatment throughout Long Island. The State Proclamation was the second received by the program in 2009 and was presented to Howard L. Adler, Medical Director, and Arlene Shaw, Nursing Director, at the program’s facility at SBUMC in late September. The Prostate Care Program has screened nearly 14,000 men in Suffolk and Nassau Counties for the disease since the outreach program began approximately 15 years…

Bone Marrow Registry Drive: November 5, 7, and 10 Stony Brook University Medical Center will hold a bone marrow registry drive in November with the hope that patients with leukemia or lymphoma in need of a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant will receive a match. SBUMC is partnering with DKMS Americas–the world’s largest marrow donor center–for bone marrow drive dates on November 5, 7, and 10. According to the American Cancer Society and DKMS, every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as a form of leukemia or lymphoma. Every 10 minutes, a blood cancer…

Marc J. Shapiro, Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, and Burns at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been named Assistant Chief Quality Officer. Appointed by William H. Greene, Chief Quality Officer, Senior Associate Medical Director for Quality Management, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Shapiro will concentrate on hospital issues particularly but not solely related to surgical quality, performance improvement, and patient safety. He has been with SBUMC since October 2003. Shapiro’s new role as Assistant Chief Quality Officer is an outgrowth and broadening of his earlier and ongoing efforts…

The 2009 Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Gala will honor the life and work of Carol M. Baldwin, breast cancer survivor, advocate, and founder of the Fund, as she nears her 80th birthday. The Fund supports research at Stony Brook University Medical Center investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. The gala takes place on Saturday, October 24, at the Huntington Hilton in Melville. In addition to Baldwin as distinguished honoree, the gala will also honor two other individuals. Wadie F. Bahou, Vice Dean for Research at SBUMC, will receive the Dr. Michael Maffetone Award, given…

Dedication is Part of Ceremony Honoring Gynecologic Cancer Survivors To symbolize hope and new life, the Stony Brook University Cancer Center unveiled a large and colorful sculpture depicting sunflowers, which stands near the entrance of the outpatient center, during a ceremony honoring gynecologic cancer patients on September 21. Donated by a local artist, Cruz, the sculpture is a gift to SBUMC in honor of the care his wife, Patricia Hills Cruz, received through the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. When Cruz and Patricia learned earlier this year that she had a pre-cancerous condition that could develop into cervical cancer, they did…

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