Renowned Researcher and Clinician Awarded Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences
Basil Rigas, MD, DSc, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at Stony Brook Medicine and a physician-scientist specializing in gastroenterology and cancer prevention, was formally installed as the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Pharmacological Sciences during an Investiture Ceremony at Stony Brook Medicine. More.
Millions Raised for Scholarships at Stars of
Stony Brook Gala
On April 22, over 750 alumni and friends of Stony Brook University attended the Stony Brook Foundation’s 14th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, raising $2 million for undergraduate student scholarships and $2 million for the Center for Communicating Science. At the Gala, the Center was officially named the “Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science” after its founding board member, seven-time Emmy Award actor-director-writer and educator. The Center’s goal is to enhance public understanding of science by helping scientists and health professionals communicate more effectively with public officials, students, the media, and colleagues in other disciplines. More.
Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
The results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine, which was co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University was shown to produce substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and the United States. More.
University Establishes 'Freedom School'
Stony Brook University will be the site of a new Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School announced University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD on May 7, alongside Marian Wright Edelman at the University’s Presidential Lecture Series. Mrs. Edelman, the event's featured lecturer, is founder and president of the CDF, the preeminent non-profit child advocacy organization under which the Freedom Schools program was established in 1992. The CDF Freedom Schools program is a summer enrichment program designed to reach underserved youth. More.
Stony Brook Salutes:
•Leonardo Rastelli, PhD and Sheila Silver, PhD—Leonardo Rastelli, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Sheila Silver, PhD, Department of Music have been named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows based on distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for the future. More.
•Meave Leakey, PhD—Meave Leakey, PhD, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI), has been named a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. More.
•Mark Aronoff, PhD and H. Blaine Lawson, Jr., PhD —Mark Aranoff, PhD, Department of Linguistics and H. Blaine Lawson, Jr., PhD, Department of Mathematics, have been elected to the 233rd class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. More.
Chemistry Receives Donation to Fund Graduate Education and Research
An anonymous donor gave $400,000 to support graduate education in the Department of Chemistry which was matched by the Simons Foundation Challenge Grant to create a total impact of $800,000. The gift will be targeted towards creating more fellowships to help recruit and retain the nation’s brightest students, and provide funding for student research and professional development to broaden today’s chemistry graduates’ career opportunities. More.
The Best Ideas in Medicine:
Hospital Reduces Elective Early-Term Deliveries
by 75 Percent
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has reduced its rate of elective early-term deliveries by 75 percent to lower the risk of serious health problems and deaths for newborns in their first year of life. SBUH is among a group of hospitals nationwide that have significantly reduced their rates, as reported in Obstetrics & Gynecology. More.
Hospital CTICU Earns Silver Beacon Award for Excellence
The Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at Stony Brook University Heart Institute has earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Stony Brook is one of only eight hospitals in New York state with a unit that has the Beacon designation. More.
Hospital Forms New Surgical Division
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) has formed a new Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care to reflect its expert capacity to provide around-the-clock care for trauma and emergency surgery patients as a regional Level 1 Trauma Center. More.
Stony Brook Athletics
Three Seawolves Football Players Ink Free Agent Deals
Three former Stony Brook football standouts agreed to terms with their respective NFL teams on Saturday. Miguel Maysonet signed with Philadelphia, Kevin Norrell inked a deal with Buffalo and Cedrick Moore will head to rookie camp with Green Bay. More.
Women's Tennis Defeats Albany to Capture America East Crown
The Stony Brook women's tennis team will be making a second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Albany, 4-0, in the America East Championship finals. Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) was named the Championships' Most Outstanding Player. More.
Women's Lacrosse Defeats Albany for the
America East Title
The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team punched its first-ever ticket to the NCAA Tournament by beating archrival Albany, 14-3, in the America East title game. This is the first conference crown in school history for the Seawolves, who were powered by six points from Janine Hillier, the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after totaling 11 points over the two-game span. More.
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