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Stony Brook University has been awarded $175,000 to open a state-of-the art infectious disease laboratory, which will have an insectary dedicated solely for work on ticks.  The funding is part of a package approved by the New York State Senate aimed at fighting Lyme and other tick-borne diseases (TBDs) throughout the state.The new funding will help support a wide variety of local investments identified by the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to increase education, research, prevention, and treatment options, and combat the ongoing increase in TBDs throughout New York. The laboratory will be open to Stony Brook scientists and…

With the number of diagnoses around the world expected to surpass 20 million by 2030, cancer is a truly global health challenge. But for many of those leading the fight against the disease — as activists, fundraisers, doctors and researchers — the cause is extremely personal. Just ask Ed Strohm. The longtime New York City court officer serves as vice president of the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose mission of raising money for cancer research began when his three aunts — Lucille Montrony, Jane Stanczuk and Kathy Sarna — were diagnosed with breast cancer. “My family’s…

With nearly 20 years of experience as a technology executive and entrepreneur that started with a computer science degree from Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Eddie Shek ’90 sees all too well the increasingly vital role that artificial intelligence (AI) already plays in modern life. “I think AI is a much bigger part of our world than most people realize,” said Shek, the Chief Strategy Officer at TrackX, a leading enterprise asset management company. “People talk and think about self-driving cars, for example, but every time you go on YouTube, AI is already part of everybody’s…

With the arrival of the Class of 2022 in August, comes the fifth year of what is fast becoming one of the School of Medicine’s proudest traditions: the Alumni – Stethoscope Drive. Thanks to the leadership of the School of Medicine Alumni Board and the generosity of School of Medicine alumni, incoming students will receive a surprise at their White Coat Ceremony in August : 3M Littmann Cardiology IV™ Stethoscope. These gifts not only lighten the financial burden for medical students at Stony Brook, but also serve as a tangible reminder that the alumni community is behind them in their journeys…

June 30 marks the conclusion of the $600 million Campaign for Stony Brook, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in SUNY history. Funds raised by The Campaign for Stony Brook have been used to support powerful new initiatives across the University, including the construction of the Medical and Research Translation Building (MART) and the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Building, the creation of the Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research and the Island Federal Credit Union Business Lab, and endowed chairs and professorships in trauma surgery, coastal ecology and conservation, pediatrics and studio art, among others. There’s still time to join…

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2, the College of Business Dean, Manny London, and Island Federal Credit Union President and CEO, Bret Sears, formally opened the Island Federal Credit Union Business Lab. The newly outfitted space, located on the third floor of Harriman Hall, provides a functional and private lab for research. The naming comes as part of a $3,000,000 philanthropic gift made by Island Federal Credit Union in 2014. Of that gift, $750,000 established three funds at the College of Business, including an endowment for banking education and research, a dean’s fund for excellence in finance and a…

Ed Flower can only think of one reason why his friend of 60 years, the late Bernard Malberg, DDS, put him in charge of his charitable trust. For a laugh. “I suspect it was his idea of a joke,” Flower said, “to create this charitable trust, put me in charge, and not tell me what to do. He probably thought, ‘You’ll figure it out.’” That said, one of the things that Flower has “figured out” is anything but a joke for students at Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine: how to distribute his friend’s money to defray the cost…

The Stony Brook Foundation offered a match, and more than 75 members of Stony Brook University’s faculty and staff delivered the spark. During the months of March and April, the University’s faculty and staff had the opportunity for their payroll deduction contributions to the University to be matched by the Stony Brook Foundation for the remainder of 2018 through a matching challenge. The response was significant. When the challenge concluded on April 30, a total of 77 new donors had enrolled in payroll deduction, bringing the total number of employees donating through payroll deduction to more than 600 across the…

In a country of just 9 million people, Israel has quickly become one of the world’s true scientific powerhouses. The country ranked 10th in this year’s Bloomberg’s Innovation Index, ahead of the United States, and Israeli innovations in fields ranging from water desalination to cybersecurity to clean energy have been hailed as having transformative power around the world. However, while Israeli science and technology are booming, the communication of science in Israel — the capacity for the country’s scientists to share their work with the public — is still in its nascent stages. It is important that the country’s scientists…

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