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Best universities for reducing inequalities

Times Higher Education

First generation students or students from lower socio-economic backgrounds are still poorly represented in higher education. But universities are now working hard to rectify this and the Impact Rankings 2020 are an indicator of which universities are doing this successfully.  Stony Brook University #27.

Better COVID-19 Outcomes Seen With Continued ACE Inhibitor, ARB Use

Medscape

Dr. Tim Q. Duong and colleagues from Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, in New York, investigated the effects of in-hospital continuation or discontinuation of ACE inhibitors/ARBs on the clinical outcomes of 614 hypertensive COVID-19 patients, controlling for newly developed hypotension or acute kidney injury (AKI) during hospitalization.

COVID-19 changing how medicine is being studied on Long Island

Newsday

At Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine, the 136 first-year students will learn online through the end of the year, with a mix of online lectures and in-person, socially distanced discussion groups starting in January, said Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, dean of Renaissance. Some labs will be in-person; others will be remote.

SBU scientists receive award for wind farm research

Times Beacon Record

Fotis Sotiropoulos, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Ali Khosronejad, an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, are using computers to reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of these wind farms.

‘She Fought Hard, And She’s Going Home’: Woman Survives COVID-19

Yahoo News

Front line heroes rejoiced this week as, for the first time since March, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital reported no confirmed coronavirus admissions — and no patients suspected of having COVID-19, officials said. Hospital staff also celebrated the discharge of a recovered COVID-19 patient following 120 days of hospitalization; the woman spent four weeks on a ventilator. Hospital staff gathered for a heartfelt clap-out as the woman, waving and with flowers in her hands, headed home.

Stony Brook Professor Among Scientists Who Designed Critical Instrument On NASA’s Mars Rover ‘Perseverance’

WCBS-TV

The Perseverance rover blasted off from Kennedy Space Center, starting its seven-month journey to Mars. “I woke up at 7 o’clock in the morning with my wife and my two kids,” said Joel Hurowitz, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University. “… we ran downstairs and it almost had a Christmas morning kind of feel to it.”

As schools prepare to reopen, the focus turns to the infection rate

Newsday

The study “helps us decide what are the things we must do in the fall,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and associate dean for research at the Renaissance School of Medicine. Nachman said older teens would be both more infectious than younger children and more able to understand the need to wear a mask. “The Korean study is very helpful, it is great news. We have a way of preventing COVID in high school — get them to wear a mask,” she said.

NASA’s next mission to Mars includes technology with a Long Island pedigree

Newsday

As NASA prepares to launch its $2.4 billion nuclear-powered rover Thursday morning on a nearly seven-month journey to Mars, a slice of Long Island scientific and technological ingenuity will be tucked neatly onboard. A pair of Stony Brook University geology professors, Joel Hurowitz and Scott McLennan, were among the guiding forces behind two of the high-tech tools attached to the Perseverance rover, which is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:50 a.m. The rover is expected to land on Mars’ Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.

SBU professor part of team that built instrument for Mars rover

News 12

A rover launching into space tomorrow was built in part by a Stony Brook University professor. Joel Hurowitz is part of the team that built an instrument for the Mars rover “Perseverance.”

Day camps show promise for students’ return to school, panelists say

Newsday

The few coronavirus infections at Long Island day camps this summer bodes well for schools hoping to reopen this fall, according to a panel of local experts who spoke Tuesday at a Newsday Live web event. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, said that with one exception so far, measures to prevent the virus’ spread at local day camps this summer appear to be working.

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