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Nicole S. Sampson, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named  interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA , Sampson completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. After holding an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, she joined Stony Brook University in 1993 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, later serving as chair of the Department from 2012-2017. She previously served as an Associate Dean in the College, and is currently a member of the Biochemistry and Structural Biology Graduate Program as well as…

This week aspiring novelist Emily Gilbert of Amagansett will be getting news she’s been striving toward for a year. “I’ll be meeting with an agent who will give me feedback about my literary novel,” said Gilbert, who earned her MFA in creative writing and literature at Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts in 2015. “I’ve been working on it under the mentorship of novelist Scott Cheshire, who has given me really good and solid advice.” Both Gilbert and Cheshire are among the 150 professional and aspiring writers appearing on the Southampton campus July 11 for the 43rd Southampton Writers Conference, as…

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has selected two outstanding high school journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to join its 2018 Robert W. Greene Institute for High School Journalists. Taylor Yon, 16, and Zoe Gordon, 15, rising juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will join 24 other student journalists this July at Stony Brook University where they will spend a week working in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom, producing content across several media platforms. The annual journalism boot camp, which celebrates its 10th year this summer, honors the late Robert W. Greene, a Pulitzer Prize-winning…

In recognition for leading the healthcare industry in sustainability and environmental stewardship, Stony Brook University Hospital received the Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the healthcare sector. The Greenhealth Emerald Award recognizes healthcare facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, sustainable sourcing, and other areas. Winning hospitals have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability and shown leadership in the local community and in the healthcare sector.…

In recognition for standard-setting innovation and environmental stewardship, Stony Brook University Hospital received this year’s Greening the OR Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. The Greening the OR Award recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. Operating rooms are large contributors to a healthcare facility’s environmental footprint, creating opportunity for significant cost savings and sustainability improvements. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader…

Stony Brook University has been selected as one of eight prestigious institutions charged by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with accelerating solutions to health security threats. Through the federal program BARDA-DRIVe, the Center for Biotechnology will receive financial resources to support the incubation of businesses that can innovate in the detection and treatment of sepsis. Sepsis is among the most expensive conditions treated in US hospitals, as well as a leading cause of hospital readmission, according to HHS. “Stony Brook’s selection by the Department of Health & Human Services reflects our longstanding commitment to leadership and innovation in the fight against infectious…

No matter what you have planned, you can make the most out of summer by taking advantage of exclusive discounts and benefits available to Stony Brook alumni! For your leisure: Enjoy a day out with discounted alumni tickets to Splish Splash or get discounted tickets to the theater, sporting events, concerts and more from Plum Benefits. Plan a family vacation to Orlando with exclusive pricing on hotels and vacation homes from Orlando Employee Discounts. Get ready for a road trip with that new car you’ve always wanted and receive special pricing at Novak Motors. Have a worry-free vacation with discounted travel insurance from The Alumni Insurance Program.  For your home: Keep…

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…

One of the world’s leading energy storage researchers, Stony Brook University Distinguished Professor Esther Sans Takeuchi has won the 2018 European Inventor Award in the category “Non-EPO countries.” The European Patent Office (EPO) announced the winners of its 2018 innovation prize at a ceremony in Paris on June 7. Out of four US scientists nominated for the award, she is the only American to bring home Europe’s most prestigious prize of innovation. Takeuchi is the William and Jane Knapp Endowed Chair in Energy and the Environment, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences and in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering…

Scientists in Madagascar have for the first time performed DNA sequencing in-country using novel, portable technology to rapidly identify the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB) and its drug resistance profile. The project, led by a global team of doctors and scientists from Madagascar’s National TB Program, Stony Brook University, the Institut Pasteur Madagascar (IPM), University of Oxford and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking to transform the surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of TB and other infectious diseases in Madagascar. This is the first time DNA sequencing has been performed in Madagascar – enabled through deployment of the portable, affordable…

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