Browsing: Health & Safety

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…

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…

In 2015 a $10,000 grant from Kerry Rose Foundation founders Bob and Maryanne Fitzsimons was awarded to the Office of Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living. Since that time, hundreds of Stony Brook students have learned how to be safer in their residence thanks to the programs funded by that grant. Approximately 95% of the money has been used over the past three years to increase awareness of fire safety for students living off campus. The Kerry Rose Foundation was formed in memory of Bob and Maryanne Fitzsimons’ daughter, Marist student Kerry (Rose) Fitzsimons and her two college friends, who…

Five million teeth are either injured or knocked-out per year according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  A safe, effective mouth guard should be part of standard equipment for athletes from an early age. In honor of National Facial Protection Month, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine will be offering a 50% reduction on the fee for custom-made mouth guards in its Dental Care Center for both new and existing patients through May 31. “Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Dental Care Center prides itself on making high-quality dental care accessible, and we are delighted to reduce…

Becoming a better, happier you starts with prioritizing your health — not just bodily health, but mental health as well.   Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) isn’t just for crisis-mode when your anxiety or stress is at a breaking point. Besides counseling, CAPS also provides focus groups, workshops, affinity group discussions, guided meditations, and opportunities to work with staff to create specific student programming. CAPS’ Let’s Talk program also gives you the chance to drop by for a brief informal discussion with a counselor. You can stop by and say hello, pick up some giveaways, or stick around to discuss…

Stony Brook Medicine’s researchers and clinicians are leaders in their fields. They also are leading the way for students and junior faculty, by example and through teaching and mentorship. We asked six accomplished women to share their career journeys with us. Latha Chandran, MD, MPH When Dr. Chandran first began to attend meetings in her chosen profession of academic medicine, she sometimes was the only woman in the room – and even more frequently the only woman of color. Now, as Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, she is a strong voice for…

Stony Brook University’s Good Samaritan Policy encourages students to call for help for themselves or others in regard to alcohol or drug related emergencies. The policy represents a change in the student conduct code, wherein the student who requires assistance, as well as the bystander that called for help, may not be subject to disciplinary action for violations of the alcohol or drug policies. “Research suggests that students are somewhat hesitant to call for help in fear of “getting in trouble,” whether it be that they are going to face judicial ramifications or fear of suspension,” said Marisa Bisiani, Assistant…

Did you know the quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population is young, healthy, non-smokers? Screenings take less than 10 minutes and can catch oral cancer early when survival rates are high. In support of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) will be hosting free oral cancer screenings on Monday, April 2, from 9 am to 4 pm in front of Stony Brook University Hospital within the SDM’s Mobile Dental Clinic, a mobile van featuring three fully equipped operatories. Additional free screenings will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April at the SDM’s Dental Care Center by…

HackHealth, a one-day, health-themed hackathon, was hosted by Stony Brook University’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) on February 3. A diverse and beginner-friendly event, HackHealth provided a comfortable environment for participants to develop their ideas and skills. With multiple big-name sponsors such as Google, Facebook, Softheon and Netsmart, HackHealth promised to be an interesting event and it delivered. To start hackers off on the right foot, the day began with industry sponsors joining the students for breakfast, with the actual hacking starting at 11 am. WiCS President Kitty Liu first observed the 10 teams (with about 5 to 6 members…

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