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Windmill Lighting, Beloved East End Tradition, Unfolds Friday

Southampton Patch

A popular East End holiday tradition will take place Friday as the lighting of the historic windmill at Stony Brook Southampton unfolds. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook Southampton student center cafeteria and will include refreshments, music, an alumni-sponsored photo booth, guided windmill tours, and crafts for kids.

Stony Brook Study Says Wind May Help Decrease COVID Spread

Dan's Papers

A new study out of Stony Brook University — led by Sean Clouston, PhD, Associate Professor in the Program in Public Health, and the Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook — indicates that low wind speeds and stale air are associated with a higher incidence of contracting COVID-19 when people socialize outside – perhaps as much as 45% more compared to when winds are stronger.

Most LI hospitals won’t have to postpone elective surgeries, officials say

Newsday

Officials with Stony Brook Medicine, which operates four hospitals, said in a statement that the hospital system is “adequately staffed and has the resources necessary to receive an influx of patients.”

Suffolk eyes preserving land in environmental justice areas

Newsday

The new focus on environmental justice comes after a long history of governments preserving land in mostly wealthy and white communities, which have more available open space, said Stony Brook professor Christopher Sellers.

Hochul Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Omicron Variant

WNBC-TV

Greg Cergol came to the Stony Brook Medicine Facility in Commack for the administering of COVID-19 vaccines to 5-12 year olds who had previously received placebo shots.

Kids who got placebo in clinical trials get real thing; new variant concerning

Newsday

Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, said, “it’s not surprising to see a new variant. It’s all related to how many people are infected and passing the virus from one to the other.”

At LI hospitals, the artificial intelligence revolution has already begun

Newsday

Dr. Joel Saltz, founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University, said the industry has proceeded cautiously in adopting A.I. The advanced technology has become more widely used in the last five years or so, he said.

Pandemic, discrimination contributing to fewer infant vaccinations

Long Island Business News

A number of factors are contributing to fewer infant vaccinations, according to a new study stemming from Stony Brook University that was summarized in a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Long Island high school football coach receives life-saving brain surgery before championship game

WABC-TV

With the big game quickly approaching, Kyle Moodt visited Dr. David Fiorella at the Stony Brook Medical Center to figure out what was causing the constant brain fog and pain.

Climate Change Might Be Driving Albatrosses to Divorce

The Atlantic

The adolescent albatrosses return to their colony single and ready to mingle. They touch down, find a group of like-minded individuals, and start to dance. At first, “it’s kind of like being at a club,” Melinda Conners, a bird biologist at Stony Brook University, told me.

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