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President Stanley, Keynote Speaker at “Ebola and Beyond: Are We Ready?” November 6

President Stanley
President Stanley

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will be the keynote speaker at a lecture and panel discussion, “Ebola and Beyond: Are we Ready?” at The Center for Health Innovation, Adelphi University, on Thursday November 6, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Dr. Stanley was one of the nation’s highest recipients of support from the National Institutes of Health for his research focusing on enhanced defense against emerging infectious diseases. He is an expert in the biological mechanisms that cells employ when responding to infectious agents such as parasites, bacteria and viruses.

The event will also feature experts in the field of infectious disease and public health including:

  • Philip Alcabes, PhD, Professor, Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health, and author of Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu
  • Reuven Pasternak, MD, CEO and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine
  • Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP, President and CEO of NuHealth System
  • Nurse Researcher Zainab Tuteh Attahiru

There will also be representatives from JFK Medical Management Services, NS-LIJ Health System and Winthrop University Hospital. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 4, to Audrey Onderdonk at It will be held at the Ruth S. Harvey University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530. Directions to Ruth S. Harvey Center.

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