Browsing: Alumni

You’re smart, but are you money smart? Maybe you recently graduated and are starting to think about planning for the future, or you graduated a few years ago and are still living paycheck to paycheck; either way, dealing with personal finances can at times be emotional, stressful, and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! Do you have a plan, but you’re not sure how to get there? Are you somewhat financially settled but long-term strategies, such as retirement savings, are not yet on your radar? According to Renee Pelletier ’03, ’08, financial literacy and default management specialist at…

They are both wordsmiths, but that is where the similarity ends. Carrie Miller ’12, embodies the future of journalism, having already shown proficiency in news and feature writing, blogging, as well as tackling photography and video assignments for newspapers and television. Steven Licardi ’13, on the other hand, is a published poet whose readings find him performing at a slam in Greenwich Village one week and doing a more conventional reading from his first book of verse, “Death By Active Movement, The Certainty of Life Through Poetry” (Local Gems Press) the next. This spring Miller was named the New York…

Sociology major Sana Hashmi, ’09, is a familiar face to New York residents. An EmblemHealth advertisement featuring the Stony Brook University graduate received considerable television airplay in 2013. Making headway in a company that serves much of the New York City business community, its unions and the CUNY system, and consists of 5,000 employees spread out over multiple locations, would appear daunting to most recent graduates. To be upwardly mobile when the health industry is reinventing itself at an unprecedented pace might prove to be a lot of pressure for even the most adaptable of college graduates. But Hashmi embraces…

Academic medicine is superior medical care. It brings together the brightest minds in medicine who work collaboratively to bring the best ideas from the research lab to the bedside to benefit our patients. Such innovations are taking place daily at Stony Brook Medicine, fostered by teams of clinicians and researchers, working under the leadership of some of the most forward-looking visionaries in their respective fields. In this issue of Medicine Today, you’ll meet some of those renowned leaders at Stony Brook Medicine – from new Chairs of the departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery and Anesthesiology, to new Chiefs of…

In the 2015 U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” Stony Brook University School of Medicine increased in ranking to 56th overall. The annual rankings reflect data from surveys of more than 1,500 schools and more than 12,000 graduate programs. As an academic medical center that attracts educators and students with the desire and ability to provide and receive the highest quality, innovative education, we take great pride in the recognition of Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine in the recent publication of the 2015 U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” Designated as one of the highest ranked programs…

It has been an honor to serve as the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association President for the past two years. As my term comes to a close, I am happy with our many accomplishments and excited about our future plans. In 2012, we established the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association Award, a $10,000 award presented annually to a fourth-year student who has made exceptional contributions to the field of medicine, scientific knowledge, the community and the School of Medicine. Additionally, over the last several years, the School of Medicine Alumni Association has helped fund…

Students entering their first year of medical school at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in August 2014 will have a very different experience than their predecessors when the LEARN (Learning focused, Experiential, Adaptive, Rigorous and Novel) curriculum launches this summer. The LEARN curriculum is designed to enhance active learning, help our medical school students establish an earlier sense of their professional identity and develop all the expected physician competencies in an integrated and contextual manner. This includes allowing for individualized learning experiences with access to unprecedented resources for learning. The biggest change is that LEARN curriculum will consist of…

Here’s a look at the top-notch physicians who have recently joined Stony Brook Medicine to lead programs ranging from Radiation Oncology to Surgery to Pediatric Nephrology. Over the past few years, Stony Brook Medicine has set course with an ambitious plan to achieve a new level of excellence. Already in place is a group of leaders with national reputations as innovators in research, education and clinical care, and the organization continues to attract top-notch physicians and healthcare professionals to lead its programs. Here’s a look at the most recent leaders at Stony Brook. Samuel Ryu, MD Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Samuel Ryu, MD,…

As the healthcare environment continues to shift, and large academic medical centers become even more vital to the communities they serve, Stony Brook Medicine has, once again, shown what true community partnership looks like through its latest collaboration: the new Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center. For nearly 30 years, Stony Brook has been the only hospital in Suffolk County certified by the American Burn Association to treat both adult and pediatric patients — with capabilities to handle the most severe cases in the county. In January, after more than two years of planning and more than six months of…

Stony Brook cardiovascular imaging expert, Michael Poon, MD, was nationally recognized with the 2013 “Minnies” Award in the Scientific Paper of the Year category for his study showing that use of computed tomography (CT) reduces healthcare costs. Stony Brook cardiovascular imaging expert, Michael Poon, MD, was nationally recognized by his peers when he was awarded the 2013 “Minnies” Award in the Scientific Paper of the Year category for his study showing that use of computed tomography (CT) reduces healthcare costs by enabling better triage of patients with chest pain presenting to the Emergency Department. Since 1999, the “Minnies” awards have…

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