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Engineering-Driven Medicine: Why Stony Brook? Why Now?

Stony Brook University has a long record of success in convergence science initiatives across medicine and engineering.  We are fortunate to be the home of a premier, award-winning School of Medicine and a highly ranked College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which have been actively recruiting new leaders and faculty with expertise in biomedical engineering, biomedical informatics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, data science, high end computing,  imaging across all scales, nanotechnology, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics and precision medicine. Both units have a long tradition of collaboration in the disciplines that comprise convergence science.

For example, the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Informatics are already structured as convergence science departments, housing faculty from medicine and engineering. Faculty from departments in Engineering, Medicine and other Stony Brook Colleges are already actively engaged in a myriad of research projects at the nexus of engineering and medicine.

Cross-cutting centers and institutes bring together faculty in areas that are critical building blocks of convergence science, including:

Stony Brook AI Institute
Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute
Center of Excellence in Wireless Technology
Institute for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
Institute for Advanced Computational Science

The New York State Center for Biotechnology, housed in the Stony Brook Department of Biomedical Engineering, serves as a commercialization hub and an important catalyst in the development of new biomedical technologies and emerging companies in New York State.

Stony Brook recently received funding from the State of New York to build a $75 million, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to innovation in medicine and engineering. This new building will be the home of discovery and innovation in medicine and engineering, providing the physical space within which convergence science can flourish. It will bring together teams of biomedical scientists, engineers, clinicians and computer scientists to conduct cross-cutting research in a wide range of engineering-driven medicine projects.