Browsing: Health & Safety

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…

An estimated 225 members of the Stony Brook University community marched outside of the Student Activities Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in support of the national #MeToo movement and raised their voices in solidarity with the cause of ending sexual harassment. The campus gathering, organized by the local Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), was designed as an opportunity for the community to show it stands strong on the issue of gender-based violence. The University showed support, with several administrators walking joining the marchers as they made their way around campus, shouting from bullhorns and holding placards. “It’s 2018, it’s time…

On February 20, the New York Blood Center held a blood drive at the Student Activities Center in collaboration with the University. The 189 donations received can potentially save the lives of 567 people. The amount of donations surpassed last year’s same-date effort. This event also supported enrollment of six individuals into the LiveOnNY organ donor registry. Many efforts made this event successful including the Campus Broadcast email, a radio broadcast through WUSB, and donated vouchers with two admissions for each donor to Staller Center’s Spring Film Series. Promotional effort through the SBU Student Blood Drive Committee in collaboration with…

12th Annual Women in Medicine Research Day: The Challenges and Triumphs of Women in Medicine While women have been in medical specialties for many decades, they continue to contend with gender disparities. Women in Medicine Research Day at Stony Brook University School of Medicine was created to raise awareness of the issues women still face in medical training, healthcare and research, and to highlight the achievements of women in those fields. This day also offers opportunities for community building, networking, mentoring and collaboration. The program has expanded and linked with Pediatric Grand Rounds allowing it to further promote its mission. The current climate…

On January 20, a Bleeding Control Basic Course for the visually impaired and blind, developed with the help of the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Medicine, was held at the West Islip Fire Department. A group of 26 people with visual impairments including complete blindness received training through this first-of-its-kind modified course. The course was given to this particular audience in response to a phoned-in question on a radio program. While the Trauma Center was being interviewed on 103.9FM’s Eye on Crime Show on November 9, Third Eye Insight member Michael Jordan, a completely blind veteran, heard the conversation and called the…

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