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Scientist. Athlete. On May 6, 2018, Gabrielle Russo took first place in the women’s division of the Long Island Marathon with a personal best time of 2:50. Russo signed up for the race just the day before, viewing the race as an opportunity to “empty the tank” after a long racing season that included the Boston Marathon only three weeks prior and a 50K in March. Interestingly enough, her road running journey began just two years ago. An assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Anthropology since 2014, Russo moved to Long Island in 2016 after…

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s annual day of research — the Leo and Mickey Sreebny Lectureship and School of Dental Medicine Research Symposium — highlights research advancements in the field of oral health completed by members of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) community. This year’s Research Symposium was held on May 2 at the Charles B. Wang Center and featured Yusuf Hannun, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center, as Keynote Distinguished Lecturer. Introduced by the day’s Honorary Chair, Ira B. Lamster, Director, Global Oral Health Programs, Dr. Hannun presented on the goals, status and aspirations of the Stony Brook…

The Partnership to Advance Collaborative Education (PACE) is an interprofessional wellness center that focuses on meeting the health-promotion and disease-prevention needs of adults on Long Island. Located in Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center, the PACE team includes a nurse practitioner and dental and social work professionals from Stony Brook University Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare. The PACE Center has been awarded an Honorable Mention for its work with “At Risk and Vulnerable Communities” by the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). According to USPHS and IPEC, teams were…

As families throughout the country celebrated Mother’s Day on May 13, Stony Brook University professors Julia Bear and Todd Pittinsky shared their views on women, work, family and ambition in the USA Today article, “Letter to working mothers: You can be equally ambitious about your career, family.” The authors ask, “Don’t we want working parents — all parents — to be as ambitious about caring for their children as they are about their careers?” Bear and Pittinsky point out that while American society is slowly coming to terms with women in the workplace who are ambitious about their careers, little progress…

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (SDM) was honored on Saturday, April 28, by The Coalition of Fraternal and Veteran Organizations (CFVO) for its “extraordinary service to our veterans,” including the provision of discounted services in its Dental Care Center to veterans and Gold Star parents. “It was our privilege to have Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine as our honored guest this year,” said Tom Kuhn, CFVO Committee Chairman and veteran of the United States Navy. “We feel it is important to show our gratitude and send a message to the community of our appreciation.” In 2017, SDM’s Dental…

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Judy Greiman, Chief Deputy to the President and Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations, met with members of the Long Island Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC, on May 8. Meetings were held on Capitol Hill with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Lee Zeldin, Congressman Peter King and Congressman Tom Suozzi. President Stanley urged each member to support crucial increases in funding for higher education programs, student financial aid and scientific research in the FY19 budget. President Stanley also conveyed the importance of Congress passing a permanent legislative solution for DREAMers and protecting safety-net…

Karen Chen-Wiegart, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER award) for her project, “A Multi-modal Study of Bi-continous Pattern Formation in Nano/Meso Composite and Porous Metals Films via Solid-State Interfacial Dealloying.” The NSF CAREER award is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards proving federal grants to support junior faculty with research and educational activities. She will receive $558K during the next five years to conduct her project. Chen-Wiegart’s CAREER research aims…

Stony Brook University seniors Anne McNulty and Rose Goldberg, are celebrating the publication of their book, Japanese Short Stories for Language Learners: Bilingual Stories in Japanese and English Tuttle Publishing (2018), with Eriko Sato, a professor of translation studies and Japanese at Stony Brook. The book provides authentic Japanese stories, their English translations, principles and theories of translation studies, artistic illustrations, and guides and resources for appreciating the stories in both English and Japanese. McNulty is majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Asian and Asian American Studies and Korean Studies. Goldberg is majoring in Studio Art and Asian and Asian…

Any tears shed following longtime Stony Brook University conductor David Lawton’s final opera performances on April 28 and April 29 were no match for those that Lawton himself cried as a 5-year-old while attending a dress rehearsal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor conducted by his father. “During the final chorus I began to weep because the music was so unbearably beautiful I didn’t ever want it to end,” he said. “My father was a very fine choral conductor and I learned an immense amount from attending his rehearsals at an early age.” For Lawton, 76, his glorious…

The Office of Veteran Affairs hosted the Murph Challenge at the Stony Brook Walter J. Hawrys Recreation Center on Saturday, April 21. The intensive training regiment consisted of a 1 mile run followed by 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and a second mile run, all while wearing a 20 pound vest or body armor. The challenge is named for Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who selflessly gave his own life in combat to save the lives of his team. He was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element tasked with finding a key anti-coalition militia commander near…

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