Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine celebrated a major milestone in November with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Medical and Research Translation (MART) building and Stony Brook University Cancer Center, scheduled to open to patients in 2019 and built for the singular purpose of investigating, discovering and driving innovations in cancer treatment. The University also ushered in a new era with the naming of Stony Brook University School of Medicine as the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. The naming recognizes the University’s long-standing relationship with the families of Renaissance Technologies, a local hedge fund firm founded by James Simons, former chair of the Department of Mathematics. Since 1982, these families have donated more than $500 million in support of students, faculty and research in life sciences and medicine. Read how these advanced facilities will improve the quality of medical education at Stony Brook and enable us to contribute even more to global healthcare in the future.