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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…

Stony Brook University is deeply committed to maintaining an all-inclusive community that is nondiscriminatory and safe for all. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) serves the University, Stony Brook Medicine and the Long Island State Veteran’s Home and Stony Brook Southampton — including all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, contract employee’s working at Stony Brook, and visitors, patients, and guests. The office is dedicated to preventing and eliminating all forms of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. “We have a process in place that we expect everybody here to be good citizens of our campus community and…

Jillian Kubala MS ’17 studied the effects of what we put in our bodies while at Stony Brook. Now she’s sharing some of that knowledge to help people get healthier. To kick off the new year, the nutritionist and writer recently published 25 tips for losing weight in a popular online publication. Her dietary ideas are not faddish by any stretch. The tips, she said, are based on science. “While there are many ways to lose weight, it is not one-size-fits-all,” Kubala said. “Finding a healthy eating and exercise plan that works for you and fits well with your lifestyle is the best way to…

Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology’s “Teens and Transition Diabetes Night” offers an opportunity for tweens and teens (ages 12 to 18) to meet new friends and learn how to become more independent. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the new Stony Brook Medicine Advanced Specialty Care facility (500 Commack Road, Commack, NY), is open to the public, and you do not need to be a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patient to attend. Dr. Jennifer Osipoff, pediatric endocrinologist, will review diabetes self-care, including hands-on practice using pumps and injections. Dr. Marina…

Exceeding expectations, more than 130 individuals from the University and local community attended the Emergency Preparedness Day event on December 6 at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center Theater. The presentation was given by the Citizens Preparedness Corps (CPC) from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Safety, with an introduction by Lawrence Zacarese, Assistant Chief of Police and Director of University Emergency Management Office for the University Police Department. The event focused on preparing community members for natural, man-made, technology/cyber and active shooter emergencies. Tips included a three-step preparation plan, awareness and recommendations for full recovery.…

First responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook Medicine staff and community members gathered on November 28 for the grand opening of the new World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence in Commack. The WTC Health Program — the clinical component of Stony Brook’s WTC Wellness Program — moved to Advanced Specialty Care, Stony Brook Medicine’s new multi-specialty care center at 500 Commack Road, in April. The WTC Wellness Program includes patient care, research, education and outreach. As a component of the Wellness Program, the WTC Health Program provides health monitoring and…

Live burns, smoke-outs and a community-wide Campus Fire Prevention Day held at Stony Brook University provided students with first-hand experience in how to react to fire emergencies throughout September, October and November.     The safety awareness initiative was led by Residential Risk Management, a Division of the Student Affairs department, in partnership with Environmental Health and Safety. Students that attended both a live burn event and Campus Fire Prevention Day not only gained valuable safety knowledge, they were also put in the running to win a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop as part of a random drawing. During live burnings, students observed…

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