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Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s new medical training curriculum – the first of its kind on Long Island, and the second one in New York State – is preparing to welcome its first class of students this July. The new “3YMD” program enables medical students to complete their medical degree in three years instead of the traditional four years. The 15 students enrolled in 3YMD’s Class of 2021 will enter the physician workforce a year early, helping to address a nationwide shortage of physicians. The accelerated program also allows students to save on tuition costs and reduce what is…

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…

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…

Future astronauts spending long periods of time on the Moon could suffer bronchitis and other health problems by inhaling tiny particles of dust from its surface, according to new research. A new study from researchers at Stony Brook University finds simulated lunar soil is toxic to human lung and mouse brain cells. Up to 90 percent of human lung cells and mouse neurons died when exposed to dust particles that mimic soils found on the Moon’s surface. The results show breathing toxic dust, even in minute quantities, could pose a health hazard to future astronauts traveling to the Moon, Mars…

Romeil Sandhu, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) jointly administered by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine, has earned a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Sandhu received the $500,000 award for his project: Network Geometry for Analyzing Dynamical Systems. Professor Sandhu’s research is focused on how we study and develop reliable communication and social systems that are robust to potential attack. His work could help to make these systems better able to combat these types of intrusions and extends well beyond such systems to areas in cancer biology, finance, and…

As part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine will host Professor Terrence Sejnowski, Head of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which explores new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Professor Sejnowski, whose research in neural networks and computational neuroscience has been pioneering, will present “The Deep Learning Revolution” on Monday, May 7, at 11:30 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Sejnowski’s work is focused on using computer modeling techniques to try to encapsulate what we know about the brain as well as to test…

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…

If you have a dream you cherish, hang onto it and pursue it against all odds. That’s the philosophy that has kept Lou Ella Taylor motivated since she toured a hospital as a first-grader in Kansas. The local newspaper covered her visit and one of the photos in the feature shows Lou Ella wearing a nurse’s hat. The only student who asked to go on rounds with a doctor that day, Lou Ella remembered wanting to wear a doctor’s diagnostic head mirror. Today, in her mid-50s, Lou Ella is a registered nurse but is back at school, enrolled in a…

By using computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, to image many types of polyps, and matching those images to detailed gene expression data of those polyps, researchers may be able to determine what types of polyps will turn into cancer and which may not. The work is a research collaboration between Stony Brook University, led by Jerome Liang, PhD, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, led by Perry J. Pickhardt, MD, and  is supported by a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, titled “Radiogenomics of Colorectal…

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