Herrnstein Family Donates $3M to Establish
Global Health Institute—Matched by Simons Foundation
for $6M Impact
James and Robin Herrnstein have launched an ambitious new effort to bring healthcare resources to Madagascar with their recent gift of $3 million to help establish a new Global Health Institute at Stony Brook’s Centre ValBio. The Institute will drive cutting-edge health research in the region while working closely with the Herrnsteins’ new NGO PIVOT. Read More.
Presidential Lecture Series: Carl Bernstein
On November 18, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, political analyst, and now Visiting Presidential Professor Carl Bernstein will present "Why Isn't Our Government Working—And Can It?" The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on the Staller Center Main Stage. All are Invited! Read more.
Alumna Researcher Takes a Patently Different Path
Anagha Matapurkar, PhD ’06, molecular and cellular biology, is a patent agent for Forest Laboratories in New York City where she evaluates drugs for pharmaceutical companies to market. To give back, she is involved with her company's internship program which reaches out to SBU students. Read more.
Alumna Invited to Discuss Making of Her
Lucy Winer '73 recently returned to Stony Brook to conduct a departmental Grand Rounds on the making of her award-winning documentary "Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution" at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Read more.
Professor Phillips Receives Whiting Writers' Award
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Associate Professor, Department of English, and Director of the Poetry Center, is one of 10 emerging authors, poets and playwrights to win the $50,000 Whiting Writers’ Award for 2013 for his collection of poems titled "The Ground." The award supports writers early in their careers. Read More.
Professor Wright Celebrated Book Launch at the Museum of Natural History
Patricia Wright, Professor of Biological Anthropology, marked the release of her memoir, "High Moon Over the Amazon: My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night," with a lecture and book signing at the American Museum of Natural History on October 15. The book details her remarkable journey developing into the accomplished scientist she is today. Read more. For more information about her important work in Madagascar, click here.
Stony Brook Medicine Among the First Clinical Sites in the U.S. for Simultaneous PET/MRI
SB Medicine, where MRI technology was first developed, is among the first sites in the U.S. to offer simultaneous PET/MRI technology for clinical use. The new technology will benefit patients by providing exceptional image quality and diagnostic capabilities, and greater efficiency by having two significant imaging procedures performed at the same time with low-dose radiation. Read more.
SBU Scientists Develop a New Cancer Targeting Technique to Improve Cancer Drugs
Dr. Nobuhide Ueki, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, thinks he may have found a way for drugs used in cancer treatments to selectively target only cancer cells while keeping healthy cells healthy. Read more.
Expansion of Stony Brook Dental Care Center Fills Need to Reach Underserved Populations
The School of Dental Medicine celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded multimillion dollar Dental Care Center at an event on October 24. The expansion includes 35 new clinical operatories, each of which has state-of-the-art equipment used for comprehensive oral health exams and dental treatment, and additional oral health care providers and support staff to accommodate the Center’s growing patient base and need for follow-up visits for preventive care and treatment. Read more.
Local Philanthropists Invest in Stony Brook
Della Pietra Family Endowed Biomedical Imaging Chair
Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and husband Stephen Della Pietra and Barbara Amonson-Della Pietra and husband Vincent Della Pietra have given a $1.5 million gift, with a matching gift from the Simons Foundation for a total impact of $3 million, to create the Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging. Read more.
Stony Brook Children's Hospital Receives $100,000 Gift
The DeMartis family raised more than $50,000 at an October 10 dinner event, in honor of their late son, which will be matched by an anonymous donor for a total impact of more than $100,000. The gift will support construction for an expansion of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Read more.
We have an eventful month of webinar and workshop topics developed exclusively for three distinct groups of alumni—recent, mid-level and experienced alumni.
At a recent webinar, "Reactivate your Network," participants learned how to build and enhance their current network by focusing on quality instead of quantity, develop a more positive mindset about networking, and effectively maintain their newly established contacts.
"Encore Careers," scheduled for Thursday, November 14 at the Stony Brook Career Center, will invite experienced alumni to explore a career geared toward giving back for the common good and living a more flexible and balanced lifestyle.
We will close this month with the "Interview Like a Pro" workshop on Tuesday, November 19 also at the Career Center. We've all heard, "Your resume gets you the interview and the interview gets you the job!" We will provide you with techniques to better market your unique skills and create a conversation between you and the interviewer.
Click here to register for all events, today!
'Pain Matters': Living with Chronic Pain
Don't miss this documentary by alumna Melanie Rosenblatt, MD '91, airing on the Discovery Chanel on November 16, December 7 and December 14 at 8 a.m. The documentary will give an inside look at what it's like to live with chronic pain, both from patients who live with it and national experts in pain management.
Alums Present at TEDx—Watch Online
Stony Brook hosted its inaugural TEDxSBU conference on October 10 in the Charles B. Wang Center, showcasing Stony Brook's inspiring faculty, staff, students and alumni. Among the nineteen presenters were:
- Kent Gustavson, MA '04, PhD '07, Metaphorical Cliff Jumping
- Ariana Warner, BA '13, The Dinosaur Onesie Project
- David Ecker, BS '95, When Life Throws You a Curve-ball, Either You Have to Duck, or Learn to Hit Curve-balls
- Mitchell Fourman, BA '08, Seeing Medicine through
- Joanna Kaczorowska, DMA '08, Inspiring Through Mentoring
The event was streamed live and videos of each presentation are
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Athletics—Seats Are Going Fast!
- December 7, 2013—Get tickets for the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Seawolves vs. La Salle.
- December 21-22, 2013—Get tickets for the Women's Seawolves Holiday Classic.
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