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1918 Influenza Pandemic and Public Information


Stony Brook University Professor Nancy Tomes taught a class about the 1918 influenza pandemic and public information efforts in the United States to stop the spread of the disease. She described methods such as canceling public gatherings, social distancing, and propaganda about good hygiene, which are still implemented. This class was filmed on March 10, 2020, during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. Professor Toms compared the symptoms, economic impact, and national response between 1918 and today

Stony Brook Launches $500K Covid-19 Research Grant

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook hospital’s goal: Connect two people to one ventilator


Laboratory research is underway at Stony Brook University Hospital into how to modify ventilators so one can accommodate two COVID-19 patients — in case the hospital’s supply of the breathing machines runs short amid the coronavirus crisis.

Hand Sanitizer Help from Higher Ed – Infographic

University Business

Postdoctoral student Shabnam Davoodi and research scientist Xinxin Yang helped their colleague Peter Tonge is his effort to donate lab-created hand sanitizer to Stony Brook University Hospital and Long Island State Veteran’s Home.

Stony Brook University names Maurie McInnis as new president


Stony Brook University has named a new president, Maurie McInnis, a cultural historian who serves as executive vice president and provost of the University of Texas at Austin.

Hospitals Take Extreme Measures To Boost Capacity, Supplies

PBS NewsHour

More U.S. hospitals are feeling the pressure and gravity of the spread of COVID-19. In New York state, hospitalizations rose 40 percent and 100 patients died in a single day. As the influx grows, some hospitals and medical practitioners are taking extraordinary steps to cope and prepare for the worsening crisis. William Brangham talks to Stony Brook University Hospital’s Carol Gomes.

SUNY Announces SBU’s Sixth President

Times Beacon Record

After a months long search, a new president has been chosen for Stony Brook University. McInnis, executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin and a renowned cultural historian, was named SBU’s sixth president. State University of New York Board of Trustees Chairman Merryl Tisch and SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson made the announcement March 26.

Stony Brook University Produces Hand Sanitizer For Hospital Staff

Three Village Patch

Stony Brook chemistry students and faculty made 17 gallons of hand sanitizer for hospital staff and the Long Island State Veteran’s Home.

SB Launches HealthierU, Provides Mental Health Support

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook University has taken numerous steps to protect the mental and physical health of the many health care and hospital workers who are helping the growing number of people suffering through the coronavirus pandemic.

College 3D Printing Face Shields To Fight Coronavirus


Stony Brook University is enlisting its fleet of 3D printers to make protective gear for doctors gearing up for COVID-19 cases. Greg Cergol reports.


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