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The Department of Orthopaedics has established an endowment to advance research and support musculoskeletal education. Lawrence C. Hurst, Marie A. Badalamente, and Edward D. Wang contributed to this endowment fund with a $10,000 gift that stems from a national award that the group received from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) earlier in the year. “Establishing the endowment and using part of the funds from our award is the right thing to do for the department, residents, and patients,” said Hurst, who is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. “We should all give back, and this is one way…

Players from the Long Island Rough Riders, which includes men’s and women’s traveling soccer teams, spent time at Stony Brook University Medical Center to visit with patients in each of the pediatric units at the Hospital. The soccer players gave each patient an autographed T-shirt and water mug and left patients with smiles on their faces. They were joined by the Rough Riders mascot Paul Revere. The Rough Riders visit was organized through the Child Life Program at SBUMC. Children cared for in the Pediatric Unit at SBUMC benefit from entertainment and fun activities that give them a needed respite…

A group of faculty and students from the School of Dental Medicine completed their 10th consecutive trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota where they provided free dental care to members of the Lakota Sioux Tribe. The sites of rows of decayed teeth in children and countless lost teeth in adults is commonplace for the Lakota Sioux, but the efforts of the SB Dental Medicine team each summer has eased their oral health disease burden. The team has seen more than 1,500 patients and inserted close to 700 dentures at the reservation during the 10-year period. The…

“Help Tackle Pediatric Cancer” Football Fundraiser on September 19 Benefits “Play Fit-Stay Fit!” Program The Seawolves football home opener on Saturday, September 19, at 6:00 pm against Brown is more than a kick off to the season. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Sunrise Fund, which promotes awareness about childhood cancer and raises funds for several special initiatives at SBUMC and its Pediatric Oncology Program. The game will also provide many pediatric oncology patients their first opportunity to watch their favorite Stony Brook student-athletes in action. Proceeds from this year’s game will support “Play Fit-Stay Fit!,” a…

Todd K. Rosengart, professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery. He had been interim chair of the department since August 2008. With 40 faculty members and nearly 50 physicians in training including residents and fellows, the Department of Surgery comprises the divisions of Breast Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Colon and Rectal Surgery; General Surgery, Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care; Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (ENT); Pediatric Surgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Upper Gastrointestinal and General Oncologic Surgery; and Vascular Surgery.  A nationally recognized leader…

Hospital Is First Nationwide to Sign Agreement with EPA The signing in August of a comprehensive green Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Stony Brook University Hospital and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks a first for any hospital in the country. The MOU document defines ways in which SBUH and the EPA will work together to mutually advance their collective goals in reducing the hospital’s environmental footprint. Steven L. Strongwater, CEO of Stony Brook University Medical Center, and Barbara Finazzo, EPA acting deputy regional administrator, signed the agreement during a ceremony in the hospital lobby. “The MOU formalizes the…

This summer SBUMC held a dedication of the Brady William Russell Laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics, which is devoted to research in neonatal lung development. The event was attended by the parents and family of Brady William Russell, along with Steven Strongwater, CEO, SBUMC; Margaret McGovern, chair of pediatrics; and pediatric medical and nursing staff. The creation of the new research laboratory stems from the private support of the family and friends of Brady William Russell, a patient who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and a $250,000 grant made possible through the leadership of New York State…

SBUMC Pediatric Cancer Patients and Siblings Spend Time on Shelter Island From August 15 to August 21, on the grounds of Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island, 21 pediatric cancer patients treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center, along with 24 of their siblings and SBUMC physicians and staff from the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, gathered for a week of summer fun and activities. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS), Camp Adventure has provided a needed respite for kids with cancer, allowing them to simply be kids and enjoy everything from swimming to nature walks, scavenger hunts, and arts and…

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