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Rob Trotta is a life-long resident of the 13th Legislative District. He grew up in Commack with his two brothers and graduated from Commack High School in 1979. He currently lives in Fort Salonga with his wife, two children and dog, Buddy. He graduated from C.W. Post in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and from Stony Brook University in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Labor Management Relations. In 1988, he became a Suffolk County Police officer. His hard work and passion for the job were recognized on several occasions by his superiors, including “Cop of the…

Since 85% (roughly) of jobs are obtained through personal contact, it seems with such a high percentage, your “resume” doesn’t deserve as much attention as it often gets…Rather, more time should be spent on crafting the core message you’d like to send to your network, while building and maintaining authentic relationships. Here are four ways to make networking work for you: Know your message:Think of three words that might best describe you. Write them down…. Those three words are going to inform everything you do. Every sentence you write. Every elevator pitch you deliver. Be real: In sales, there is a saying,”People do business…

She’s 21 now. Lives on her own in an apartment, loves the Bronx Zoo and volunteers at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. But Peter Ferentinos vividly recalls when his granddaughter Felicia was the size of “half a chicken,” gulping for air and fighting for life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Hospital. “I remember her flailing in the incubator. Just 26 ounces. That’s all she weighed when she was born,” Ferentinos said, choking back tears. “She had tubes all over her. I watched her tiny chest go up and down with each breath. She was struggling, but…

January is often the time many seek to reestablish career intentions and start anew. Everyone has different approaches to structuring a plan to create their desired reality, which often involves some level of “career happiness.” No matter what method you use, here are three common techniques to achieve your desired goals: Be present. Focusing on past failures or future hopes can deprive you of enjoying the moment. Start small. The “big picture” is overwhelming. Separate your plan into achievable action items. Introduce new information. Increasing knowledge can lift perceived barriers and open new doors. Learn more with our Alumni Career Services…

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Senior Associate in Medicine Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Baruch Krauss, MD, is a pediatrician and emergency medicine physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of more than 90 publications and two textbooks, and holds four patents on patient safety monitoring and on nonpharmacological techniques for relieving acute anxiety and pain in children undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the emergency department, as well as diagnostic monitoring of exhaled carbon dioxide (capnography) in adults and children. Dr. Krauss received his medical…

With a $423 million expansion project kicking off in Fall 2013, Stony Brook Medicine is embarking on a new chapter. A chapter marked by aggressive growth, record-setting donations, unprecedented community support and facilities that will put Stony Brook on the map in a new way. The cornerstone of the project is the 240,000-square-foot Medical and Research Translation (MART) building located adjacent to Stony Brook University Hospital, which broke ground on Nov. 13. The MART will build on the existing strengths of Stony Brook University to create a world-class, bench-to-bedside incubator of the best ideas in medicine, and will be a…

These are exciting times for Stony Brook Medicine. On Nov. 13, we broke ground on construction of the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, the centerpiece of the most ambitious expansion project in our history. This $194 million project will help create a truly collaborative environment that brings clinicians and researchers together to facilitate innovation, research and discovery. In so doing, we will catalyze major advances in understanding the origins of disease and in better treatments for our patients. The MART is the first facility in a $423 million expansion at Stony Brook Medicine. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the…

It’s been an exciting and active year for the Stony Brook School of Medicine Alumni Association! This summer we presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Gregory P. Conners, MD ’89 and the Outstanding Recent graduate award to Tara L. Huston, MD ’01  during the annual White Coat Ceremony held in August. Also at the White Coat Ceremony, I had the privilege to present the second annual Stony Brook School of Medicine Alumni Association Award of $10,000 to Muath Bishawi ’08, ’10. This award is funded by alumni contributions to the School of Medicine Scholarship Endowment Fund. Your continued support to…

The new state-of-the-art multimillion dollar wing includes 35 new clinical operatories The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded multimillion dollar Dental Care Center at an event on October 24. The Dental Care Center provides care to more than 13,000 patients annually and is the largest provider of oral health care services on Long Island. In 2012 the Dental Care Center had 65,000 patient visits. The new wing will enable the School to provide primary oral health care services and specialty treatments to approximately 20 percent more patients, including many…

These are exciting times for Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. During the past year, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital has added new programming, expanded key services, brought in more physician-scientists and invested in enhanced technology. Thanks to an anonymous donor, all support for the children’s hospital is being matched dollar for dollar, creating a unique opportunity to double each gift’s impact on the health of Long Island children.  “We feel an immense responsibility to provide the children of Suffolk County the most advanced pediatric care possible,” says Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Physician in Chief, Stony Brook Children’s. “We are not only…

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