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Pfizer says its COVID-19 shot effective for children six months to 5

Newsday

“It’s important that we get a vaccine for this age group,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “It would be very bad medicine to have a vaccine for adults and older children, and nothing for the most vulnerable children.”

Class of 2022: Stony Brook University celebrates over 7,600 graduates at commencement

Greater Port Jeff

Stony Brook University conferred degrees on more than 7,600 graduates Friday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium during the Long Island school’s 62nd annual commencement ceremony.

For these LI moms, ‘just breastfeed’ not the solution to infant formula shortage

Newsday

Lack of breast tissue development and hormonal dysfunction can also contribute to a woman’s inability to breastfeed, said Tania Alicea, a midwife at Stony Brook Medicine and facilitator of the Stony Brook Breastfeeding Support Group.

Hearing-impaired grad pays it forward as an audiology doctor

The Today Show

At just over a year old, Meghan Westman became one of the youngest people in the United Sates to receive a cochlear implant for hearing loss. Graduating this month from Stony Brook Medicine as Dr. Westman, she talks to NBC’s Harry Smith about finding her purpose and helping children and adults just like herself.

They left craters of grief: Here’s a closer look at the impact of one million U.S. Covid deaths.

New York Times

“We traditionally think about people having a good death where they are in a setting where they are free of pain, their loved ones are surrounding them and their loved ones can tell them how much they meant to them.” said Camille Wortman, a professor emerita at Stony Brook University who has developed a guide of free online resources on grief and Covid.

They left craters of grief: Here’s a closer look at the impact of one million U.S. Covid deaths.

New York Times

“We traditionally think about people having a good death where they are in a setting where they are free of pain, their loved ones are surrounding them and their loved ones can tell them how much they meant to them.” said Camille Wortman, a professor emerita at Stony Brook University who has developed a guide of free online resources on grief and Covid.

No. 692: Endangered Docks, Freshman Docs, Sadaharu Oh And Cher, With Quiche For All

Innovate LI

Mind the gaps: A new scientific study finds enormous gaps in U.S. coastal conservation, with the Mid-Atlantic region basically “a gaping hole of unprotected waters.” That’s the word from Ellen Pikitch, the Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, one of 31 researchers contributing to “A Scientific Synthesis of Marine Protected Areas in the United States: Status and Recommendations.” Published this month by the peer-reviewed scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science, the paper analyzes Marine Protected Areas – parks, coastlines and other areas enjoying conservation-minded protections – and reveals that most U.S. coastal waters are “significantly unprotected,” including a “vast majority of the Mid-Atlantic coast.”

Cognitive Decline in Schizophrenia Begins as Early as Adolescence

Medpage Today

On average, individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia experienced a 16-point drop in IQ from early adolescence through adulthood, as compared with a 9-point decline for people with other psychotic disorders, reported Katherine Jonas, PhD, of Stony Brook University in New York, and colleagues in JAMA Psychiatry.

Stony Brook University names new dental school dean

Becker's Dental +DSO Review

The Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Dental Medicine recently appointed Patrick Lloyd, DDS, its dean, effective July 1.

Coming Soon: Drought-Inspired Mass Human Migrations

Innovate LI

Worldwide droughts will cause mass human migrations over the next century, with entire populations on the move in Mexico, South America, Africa and elsewhere.

That’s the dire warning contained in a new study out of Stony Brook University, which predicts a 200 percent increase in human migration due to drought through the remainder of the 21st Century – widespread human displacement that will require significant sociopolitical adjustments.

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