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Postponed due to COVID-19


2021 Topic: Health and Wellness

New Date TBD


Thank you for your support and patience as we work on understanding how to proceed with the issue.

In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we wanted to communicate to you in advance of InnovateIT 2020, scheduled to be held at iCREATE on March 27th and 28th.  Stony Brook University continues to closely monitor the guidance provided by CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and has determined that out of an abundance of caution, at this time InnovateIT 2020 will not take place as planned. We are hoping to reschedule this in the near future. 

Thank you for supporting iCREATE and InnovateIT 2020. The University is committed to protecting the health of our community and we thank you for all your help in our efforts. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We will keep you apprised of additional updates.

Best Regards,

The InnovateIT Team

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2020 keynote speaker: Cathrine duffy

Diana VossCathrine Duffy
Director of Healthier U

Cathrine Duffy recently became Director of Healthier U, Stony Brook University's employee wellness program. As Director, Cathrine is responsible for continuing the development of the Healthier U initiative and implementing a full suite of programs designed to support a healthy work environment and provide opportunities for staff and faculty to enhance their physical, fiscal and mental health. Cathrine will also eventually assume leadership responsibility for the Employee Assistance Program .  Prior to this role, Cathrine served as Director of Student Support in the Office of the Dean of Students.


Cathrine was a founding faculty member of Stony Brook's School of Journalism and lectured there for six years. In addition to teaching, Cathrine provided academic advising to journalism students and administered alumni and recruitment outreach. She has also served as co-coordinator of the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists, a residential high school journalism workshop. Cathrine previously worked at Newsday in various capacities including news editor, copy editor and deputy Long Island editor. She is a two-time alumna of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in journalism and a Master of Arts in Public Policy.