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Stony Brook unveils speech-language program on its Southampton campus

Newsday

With the East End’s population growth and the COVID-19 pandemic driving demand in recent years for speech-language pathology jobs, medical and elected officials say a new school facility at Stony Brook Southampton’s campus will help meet the need.

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

Newsday

Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Medicine, called the decision “the perfect compromise. That’s exactly what needed to happen.”

Power of 3: SBU’s Ellen Pikitch helps enhance tool to protect oceans

Times Beacon Record

A group of 42 scientists including Ellen Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Sciences at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, recently published a new framework developed over more than 10 years in the journal Science to understand, plan, establish, evaluate and monitor ocean protection in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

SBU president looks forward to future with community

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook University’s new president wants to work with the community.  At its Sept. 15 breakfast, the Three Village Chamber of Commerce welcomed SBU President Maurie McInnis. While the members had participated in a Zoom meeting with her last year, this was the first time they had the opportunity to meet her in person. The university president took over the position July 1, 2020, after the departure of Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr.

At Spellman’s Electricity Lab, Everything’s Under Control

Innovate LI

Spoiler alert: You personally use power-electronics equipment every day. Your cellphone, your laptop, your dishwasher … power electronics are “everywhere,” according to Fang Luo, an Empire Innovation Associate Professor in Stony Brook University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and he would know.

The pandemic has created a nation of insomniacs

Vox

But for others, scheduling isn’t necessarily to blame. When the pandemic hit, rates of insomnia spiked around the world, driven by everything from the stress of living during an international public health crisis to the changes in daily life wrought by lockdowns. “People had additional responsibilities, new challenges, much more uncertainty,” Lauren Hale, a professor of family, population, and preventive medicine at Stony Brook University, told Vox.

Stony Brook Medicine doctor honored for water rescue in Hampton Bays

Times Beacon Record

Seth Korbin, MD, joint reconstruction specialist at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates and clinical associate professor at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, was presented a Proclamation by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming this week in acknowledgement of his rescue of a man, woman and her 7-year-old son from the waters in Hampton Bays on Wednesday, August 25.

Opinion: NYC Needs a New Metric for Warning Residents About Deadly Storms

City Limits

Kevin Reed is an associate professor and associate dean for research at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. In this op-ed he writes, “We can’t afford to be blindsided by the next deadly storm, and we don’t have to be. We can ensure that Hurricane Ida is the catalyst for thorough and effective resiliency measures that can start saving lives well before new infrastructure can be put in place. Climate change is here, it’s time to sound the alarm and to immediately implement climate solutions.”

Fluid travel landscape complicates fall and winter vacation planning

Washington Post

A critical area of concern is younger travelers, says Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “I hope that by the time winter break from school is upon us, the coronavirus vaccines for kids ages 5 to 12 will be approved for emergency use authorization,” she says.

College Magazine’s Top 10 Best College Campuses on the East Coast

College Magazine

Located in Stony Brook NY— Stony Brook University (SUNY). The campus itself is beautiful, being filled with greenery galore from the grass and trees. For anyone that loves the fall season like myself, watch as the leaves turn a bright orange color. It makes for a beautiful autumn sight when lounging around on campus. Stony Brook University offers over 325 clubs and organizations for students to choose from. The dorming at Stony Brook gets separated into different communities depending on year level to ease first year students into life in college.

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