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The Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute is hosting a CEU-accredited conference on the newest approaches, treatment options and management of diseases and conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Open to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, nursing students, medical residents and medical students, the conference will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Tower, Lecture Hall 1, Level 2. Registration begins at 7:45 am and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joanna Foley at (631) 444-1741 or joanna.foley@stonybrookmedicine.edu. The registration fee…

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, along with the Office of the Provost and Office of Research, hosted colleagues and partners in STEM education and research on April 20 at the Charles B. Wang Center for a collaborative discussion with Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner of Research, Science, and Innovation. Commissioner Moedas presented opportunities for Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory to engage more directly with European Union research institutions. Actor Alan Alda, a visiting professor in Stony Brook’s School of Journalism and founder of the Center for Communicating Science,…

Join Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center experts Hanna Czarkowska, MD; Guy Schwartz, MD; Chuck Mikell, MD; and Thomas Preston, PhD as they share the latest diagnostic approaches, nonsurgical and surgical treatments, management of Parkinson’s disease. The presentation will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm in the Stony Brook University Hospital Galleria, Health Sciences Tower, Level 3. A light buffet and refreshments will be served. This event will be of special interest to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, neurologists, internists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and students. Registration is required…

Stony Brook postdoc receives $200,000 to unravel mysteries of movement within molecules  How do electrons move within molecules? Thomas Allison, an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Stony Brook University, posed this fundamental question on the way to winning the 2017 Discovery Prize. In a presentation delivered April 13 at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Allison convinced a panel of three distinguished judges that his project deserved a $200,000 cash prize to help fund his postdoctoral research. The award will finance equipment that will help scientists see how molecules move and behave in real time. The winner was…

One oceanic consequence of climate change is well underway, and it’s likely already having a negative impact on human health, according to a new study led by a professor at Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). “This study demonstrates that the global warming that has already occurred is now impacting human health and our oceans,” Professor Christopher Gobler said. “An important implication of the study is that carbon emission and climate change-related policy decisions made today are likely to have important consequences for the fate of our future oceans, including the spread and intensification of toxic algal blooms.”…

Bringing together the festive atmosphere of Stony Brook’s annual Earthstock celebration with the serious business of scholarship, Alfredo Esposito ’18 was awarded the Jeffrey Eng Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies at the Earthstock keynote event, held April 20 at the Sidney Gelber Auditorium in the Student Activities Center. Alfredo accepted the honor from Jeffrey Levinton, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution. For Alfredo, it all began with a gift from his father — a fish tank. The Levittown resident was drawn towards health science, but after caring for the fish in his home he knew that marine biology would be his academic career path.…

Stony Brook University students Sandhiya Kannan and William Tunney participated in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) program that took place in Washington, DC, April 2 through April 5. The program was hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The CASE program is designed for upper-class undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines who want to learn more about the role of science in policy-making. It is meant to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. “The AAAS CASE Workshop was an amazing opportunity to…

Alexis Kaushansky, an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, will present “New Approaches to Studying the Molecular Battle Between Parasite and Host” on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Her talk is part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Lecture Series jointly organized by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute. Kaushansky is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity. She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and…

Humans are visual creatures: our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, and 90 percent of information sent to the brain is visual. Visualization is becoming increasingly useful in the era of big data, in which we are generating so much data at such high rates that we cannot keep up with making sense of it all. In particular, visual analytics—a research discipline that combines automated data analysis with interactive visualizations—has emerged as a promising approach to dealing with this information overload. “Visual analytics provides a bridge between advanced computational capabilities and human knowledge and judgment,” said Wei Xu,…

A pair of Stony Brook University juniors who partner in the same laboratory are among the 204 students selected nationally as Goldwater Scholars. The 2017 Stony Brook recipients are Ann Lin ’18, from Flushing, NY, and Christopher Giuliano ’18, from Hauppauge, NY, who performed cancer-related research in the Cold Spring Harbor Lab under the guidance of Professor Jason Sheltzer. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program annually honors highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. The Goldwater researchers investigated the role of Maternal…

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