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Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) CEO and COO, Carol Gomes, recently visited Capitol Hill for a series of healthcare advocacy meetings with members of the New York congressional delegation and senior health staff. Gomes met with various policymakers, including Rep. Nick LaLota and Rep. Andrew Garbarino, as well as senior health staff from the offices of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
“Fundamentally, we are aiming to understand how sharks are interacting with their environment and how that’s going to potentially impact where we find animals and what their ecological role is going to be, you know, over the next 50 to 60 years,” said Oliver Shipley, ecologist and co-author from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.
A team of behavioral scientists using big data and a simulation-based model to analyze social media “tweets” around the 2020 presidential election found that the spread of voter fraud conspiracy theories on Twitter (now called X) was boosted by a negativity bias. Led by Mason Youngblood, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University, the findings are published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.
“It’s important to have a new, updated vaccine which includes the sequence from the current circulating strains, so the vaccine you get will be effective against those,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
Long Island physicians said studies show that the negative effects of high blood pressure can emerge at lower readings. Dr. Sandeep Mallipattu, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension Department at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine, said the recommended reading denoting high blood pressure starts at 130/80.
Stony Brook University officials say the institution is seeing more applications and higher enrollments this academic year than ever before. This year marked the largest incoming freshman class, with 3,567, up from 3,345 a year ago, and from about 2,700 a decade ago. Meanwhile, the overall number of Stony Brook application submissions for 2023 was at 55,633, up from 44,781 a year ago. Freshmen application rates increased to 50,435, up from 40,713 the previous.
Despite its prevalence, COPD is “an underappreciated health problem,” said Dr. Norman Edelman, a pulmonologist at Stony Brook Medicine, professor of internal medicine and core member of the public health program at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y.
The public university that could, Stony Brook University, which is considerably younger than many of the schools with greater prestige, climbed 19 spots in the latest US News and World Report ranking of schools to 58.
Summer may be winding down, but many backyard pools are still open. A doctor from Stony Brook University has some tips to keep kids safe around the water.