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Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. It’s dangerous and often deadly. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 250,000 people die from sepsis each year, and it is a leading cause of hospitalization in the U.S. What if a simple test could identify the onset of sepsis as soon as it occurs? Better yet, what if wearable technology was available to alert doctors about sepsis in a patient before they ever show symptoms? This may be possible in the future thanks to Stony…

Nicole S. Sampson, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named  interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A graduate of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA , Sampson completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. After holding an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, she joined Stony Brook University in 1993 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, later serving as chair of the Department from 2012-2017. She previously served as an Associate Dean in the College, and is currently a member of the Biochemistry and Structural Biology Graduate Program as well as…

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…

Stony Brook student activist Emily Withers has been selected as one of international anti-poverty organization Oxfam America’s CHANGE leaders for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is one of only 30 students chosen among campuses throughout the country for this competitive program. Through Oxfam’s CHANGE Initiative, Emily will gain leadership and advocacy training to prepare her to promote social change on campus. “It is an incredible opportunity to be selected for this prestigious program,” said Emily. “I have always been drawn to Oxfam’s mission of ending poverty, and gaining the skills to help this become a reality is invaluable. I can’t…

Jerrold Stein, Dean Emeritus and Advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs, was recognized by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation as a 2018 Diamond Honoree for his extensive work at Stony Brook University. The Diamond Honoree Program is both a recognition program and a fundraising activity for ACPA’s goals in furthering the development of student service professionals. The program has generated more than $100,000 since it began in 1999. Previous Diamond Honorees at Stony Brook include Dr. Dallas Bauman, Assistant Vice President for Campus Residences, and the late Dr. Peter Baigent, Vice President for Student Affairs. Stein…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. led a team of key university personnel on a strategic trip to China, where they presented to admitted students and their families. The team described the unique benefits of a Stony Brook education at events held in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou during the weekend of April 6 – 8. “Telling our story to the best and brightest prospective students worldwide is critical to our academic mission,” President Stanley said. “Internationalization provides diversity of perspectives and cultures as well as access to global research opportunities.” “Smart, targeted recruitment efforts of this kind are central to our strategy as…

Samir Das, who has served as associate dean for research for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences since 2016, has been appointed chair of the Department of Computer Science following a competitive national search. Das was named interim chair of the Department in August 2017. Previously, he was a division director in the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) as well as the graduate advisor in the Computer Science Department. Das is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, where he has been a faculty member since joining Stony Brook in 2002. His research interests…

 Paul B. Shepson has been named Dean of Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), announced Michael Bernstein, Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Selected after a national search, Shepson is Jonathan Amy Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, and the Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His tenure begins July 2, 2018. A native of Elmira, N.Y., Shepson obtained a BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Cortland and a PhD in Analytical/Atmospheric Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.  After a short…

Following the passing of Dr. Peter Baigent, vice president of Student Affairs and president of the Faculty Student Association, along with the recent retirement of former Dean of Students Jerrold Stein, the university was left with the unenviable task of replacing two giants in the campus community. Rick Gatteau, PhD, recently named interim vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is well positioned to fill their shoes. “You need someone really special to succeed in that new role,” said Jeffrey Barnett, interim associate Dean of Students and longtime colleague of Gatteau. “Combining these two positions can work, but…

The 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Life, Health and Leadership: A Conversation on Women in the Workplace,” will be held on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Student Activities Center. Register Now University, hospital and community members who seek inspiration, information, and networking on life, health and leadership should attend, as well as men who work with, support, and promote diversity in their organizations. The keynote speaker is Florence DiStefano Hudson, a contemporary leader and innovator with an inspiring personal story and impressive professional resume. She is an inspirational business, technical, and not-for-profit senior executive and board…

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