Stony Brook Southampton debuted newly expanded high-tech facilities for its speech-language pathology (SLP) master’s degree program just in time for the fall 2021 semester to help meet the growing demand for such services on the East End.
Stony Brook University cut the ribbon last week on a new permanent home at the Stony Brook Southampton campus for the school’s speech language pathology masters program.
Stony Brook University has named Dr. Harold Paz as its new executive vice president for health sciences, effective Oct. 4. Reporting to Maurie McInnis, the university’s president, Paz will serve on her leadership team. In his role at the university, he will work in partnership with academic, hospital and clinical leadership and with community partners.
And the National Science Foundation agrees, as evidenced by a $5 million “cooperative agreement” that will fund 10 national research teams – led by Stony Brook University – on a mission to develop an AI-enabled, autonomous power grid invulnerable to cyberattacks, systemic faults and disastrous accidents.
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.