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Wednesday, October 27 The Ninth Annual School Re-Entry Conference: Board the SurvivorShip! is a free dinner conference focusing on childhood cancer survivorship and late effects, and their impact on education. Healthcare professionals, teachers, school nurses, guidance counselors, psychologists, school administrators, and community members are invited. The Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 27, from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Charles B. Wang Center. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Nicole Gutman at (631) 444-7521 or visit www.schoolreentry.org. For information about the Sunrise Fund, call (631) 444-2899 or view the short film, A New Decade of…

When Gene Travers, an avid golfer, spent 14 days in an isolation room following his bone marrow transplant at Stony Brook University Medical Center last spring, he brought a putting green with him. And upon release from the hospital, Travers immediately took off for a golf vacation in North Carolina. In September he joined 100 fellow bone marrow transplant patients at Dr. Michael W. Schuster’s annual Celebration of Life event and spotted John Sutter, a local golf pro he had known for more than 20 years. Although delighted to run into his old golf friend, it was the woman Sutter…

Michael W. Schuster, a hematologic cancer expert known for spearheading the development of two of New York’s largest bone marrow and stem cell transplantation programs, has been named Director of Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Transplantation at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Appointed by SBUMC CEO Steven L. Strongwater, Schuster will lead the institution in expanding treatment and bone marrow/stem cell transplantation options for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other hematologic malignancies. Schuster, also Professor of Medicine and Director of Hematologic Malignancies, comes to SBUMC from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, where he was Director of Bone Marrow…

Gear up for the only American Heart Association (AHA) Start! Heart Walk in Suffolk County, to be held on Saturday, October 16, on Stony Brook’s West Campus. The AHA-sponsored event, held each fall in hundreds of communities nationwide, promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The Stony Brook event is organized by the AHA and staff at Stony Brook University Medical Center, with University-wide support. Start! Heart Walks include more than one million walkers in communities nationwide. The event goal is to raise funds for research, education, and advocacy against the nation’s number one and number three…

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and individuals who purchase tickets for the Stony Brook University Seawolves home opener football game on Saturday, September 11, will help tackle childhood cancer. A portion of the ticket sales will support the “Play Fit-Stay Fit!” program sponsored by the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC). The program is a comprehensive physical therapy and fitness/wellness program for childhood cancer survivors and their families. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children younger than 15 years old, despite overall rising…

Twice each month, patients at Stony Brook University Hospital, along with visitors and staff, can enjoy live piano music in the lobby. Pianist Andrew M. Flescher, Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Medical Humanities, bangs out popular rock, pop, show tunes, and other songs upon request. The event, considered an expression of the healing arts, is sponsored by The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University in conjunction with Patient and Family Centered Care. Flescher performs on the first and third Thursdays of each month. “The piano playing is for the patients and provides them…

Stony Brook University Medical Center has launched Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, a clinical, academic, and financial commitment to the development of a unique regional resource dedicated to delivering expanded, specialty and tertiary healthcare needs of children and adolescents in Suffolk County. Stony Brook Children’s, the only dedicated children’s hospital east of the Nassau/Queens border, will provide patients with state-of-the-art technology and world-class specialty physicians, nurses, and researchers, all contained in the only university-based children’s hospital on Long Island. “Nothing is more important than the health and welfare of our children,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley…

School of Medicine professors and physicians David Cohen, Feroza Daroowalla, Michael Pearl, and Roy Steigbigel are the 2010 recipients of the Aesculapius Award, the most prestigious award given to faculty by the School of Medicine for outstanding teaching accomplishment. Initiated in 1991, the Aesculapius Award is presented by the Dean of the School of Medicine at the end of the academic year to emphasize the importance of excellence in education to the success of the School and to recognize the most outstanding teachers. The award carries a $1,000 prize. Recipients are honored with their names inscribed on a plaque in…

Thursday, August 5 The Fifth Annual Summer Soiree, presented by the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center is an evening of music, dance, and dining to benefit pediatric MS research at the Center. Live music performed by the popular B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, highlights the  event, which takes place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, August 5, at 6:45 pm. The Summer Soiree will honor Ron Rizzo of Ron Rizzo Jewelry of East Hills. Rizzo has been instrumental in supporting numerous causes through hospitals and non-profit organizations in the region.…

With more than 150 in attendance, including faculty, staff, and community members, Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) broke ground on its new Comprehensive Emergency Psychiatric Program (CPEP) Annex, a 10,000-square-foot patient care facility that will replace 2,050 square feet of outdated space. The new space will be located adjacent to the Emergency Room on the east side of the Medical Center and is expected to be complete by fall 2011. SBUMC’s CPEP provides hospital-based, round-the-clock, daily emergency psychiatric care. The program provides an organized system for responding to psychiatric emergencies for evaluation, intervention, treatment, and referral for individuals who…

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