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Anthony Szema, Head of the Allergy Diagnostic Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center, attended Eugene Auer Memorial Elementary School’s Health Day on February 25. He visited with second graders and discussed peanut allergy, calling 911 for emergencies, and how to use an epi pen. Students also learned about medic alert bracelets and to avoid sharing food. Szema’s office is located at 26 Research Way in East Setauket, where one of the services he performs is skin prick testing for food allergies. A combined lecture with pediatric gastroenterology and clinical pediatric allergy/immunology will be held on Wednesday, March 24, at…

Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine provided free oral health education, dental screening, exams, and cleanings to more than 200 children at the annual Give Kids a Smile Day on February 5. The event is the centerpiece of the American Dental Association (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month. Sponsored by the ADA, Give Kids a Smile is a one-day event each February and part of a national campaign to provide dental care and promote the importance of oral health to children who might not have ready access due to their economic status. Many families on Long Island do not have…

Stony Brook medical students are stepping out of their 21st-century medical training into the garb and ways of the 18th century to teach elementary school students about the history of American medicine from the late 1700’s to today. They will teach through the lens of the life of Dr. Samuel Thompson, a self-educated 18th-century physician, at his home, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s (WMHO) 300-year-old Thompson House. Developed by WMHO and Stony Brook University Medical Center, the on-site interactive program is designed to spark students’ interest in the fields of science, research, and medicine. Called “Medicine: Past, Present, and Future,”…

Thanks to the support of the Stony Brook University Medical Center Development Council, breakthrough discoveries of dinosaurs and other backboned animals made over the years in Madagascar by Distinguished Service Professor David Krause and his team of researchers are part of a permanent exhibit in the SBUMC lobby. Most of the fossils in the exhibit are on display for public viewing for the very first time. All are invited to view the unveiling on Tuesday, February 9, at 12:00 pm in the SBUMC lobby. Krause is the founder and Executive Director of the Ankizy Fund, which raises funds for the…

Steven L. Strongwater, Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Medical Center, was among eight Long Island men honored by Networking® magazine at the 2010 David Awards breakfast. The award is named after Michelangelo’s statue of David, representing the ideal Renaissance man. The ninth annual event took place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on January 14. Networking magazine, which reaches leaders in business, the professions, and networking associations on Long Island, supports women’s business interests and publicizes their achievements. Each January the magazine honors men at the David Awards, recognizing each recipient’s professional achievements, giving, and service…

Sandeep Gupta is now Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He comes to SBUMC from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed his General Surgery Residency, Transplant Immunology Fellowship, and Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship. Gupta will focus his practice at Stony Brook on surgery for all forms of adult heart disease. His special interests include minimally invasive complex mitral valve repair and aortic valve surgery, including robotic mitral valve repair. His practice will also include treating patients with coronary artery disease with all arterial conduits. Gupta has extensive experience…

Eight-year-old Zach Sheikh was overjoyed when the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical Center surprised him on December 22 with a special party and gift, his Christmas list fulfilled. Zach has Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, and is undergoing therapy at SBUMC. He took a break from treatment and relished in the moment when Santa delivered his gifts, among them a boom box, DVD player, iPod touch and tunes, and a train set. The SBUMC Radiation Oncology team collectively decided to help one of their youngest patients and his mother,…

Isaiah Gilliam had a special visit from four New York Islanders who delivered some holiday cheer to him and many other children at Stony Brook University Medical Center on December 9. The Islanders spent two hours going room to room dropping off gifts and visiting with more than 30 patients in the Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Acute, and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. The holidays are a difficult time for anyone to be hospitalized, especially children. The players gave out toys, other gifts, and autographed cards while mingling with the children and their families. They also gave out NY Islanders Practice Jerseys…

Stony Brook University Medical Center has opened a new and expanded World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (WTCMMTP) facility to care for thousands of 9/11 first responders who continue to suffer from asthma, pulmonary conditions, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other conditions related to their work at ground zero. The WTCMMTP medical staff, patients, and government officials attended a ribbon cutting of the state-of-the-art facility in Islandia in early December. In operation since immediately after 9/11, the WTCMMTP is a federally funded program largely supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an arm of the…

Amid the late semester pressures of classes and clinical work, students from the School of Medicine gathered their resources to run a food and clothing drive for PRONTO, a Long Island-based non-profit human service agency that provides services to the homeless, unemployed, immigrants, uninsured, and others in need. The drive ran November 11 through 20. It was spearheaded by the SB Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health. The students collected enough food and clothing to fill seven large boxes, which were delivered directly to PRONTO in Islip on November 23.…

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