Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday officially announces the launch of an ambitious program aimed at reducing disability and death in Suffolk County by responding to 9-1-1 calls in special mobile units designed for patients suffering stroke symptoms. Two mobile stroke units — rolling emergency rooms — will hit the road April 1, and all care administered by their crews, including CT scans and stroke-alleviating medications, will be free to patients. All costs are being absorbed by Stony Brook, mobile unit administrators said.
Port Jefferson has a new idea to bring Stony Brook University students and their business downtown — give them a free ride. The Port Jefferson Parking and Mobility Department and the Stony Brook University Office of Community Relations have partnered to offer a shuttle that provides a continuous service loop between the village and the college campus, which are about five miles apart.
Beverly Birns Atkins, a feminist and pioneer in women’s and children’s rights, died Saturday at a Port Jefferson hospice care facility from pneumonia and complications from post-polio syndrome. She was 89. Birns Atkins founded Stony Brook University’s Women’s Studies and Child and Families Studies programs and was a prolific writer whose research chronicled the personalities of newborn babies and the cumulative effect of domestic violence.
Stony Brook University students have a new spot to grab authentic Asian food items. Last month, a Pan-Asian mini-grocery store called Jasmine Market opened in the university’s Charles B. Wang Center. The 550-square-foot market sells international grocery items, snacks, and beverages, as well as grab-and-go salads, soups, sauces, rice, quinoa, microwaveable meals, spices, and dressings.
Ancient DNA is a powerful tool for studying the past – when archaeologists and geneticists work together
Professor Elizabeth Sawchuk co-wrote: “DNA has moved beyond esoteric science and into the center of everyday conversations about identity, culture and politics. It’s also reshaping stories about the past as advances allow scientists to extract ancient DNA (aDNA) from skeletons found at archaeological sites.”
When it comes to enhancing workforce and professional development in the region, Patricia Malone is leading the charge. The executive director of the university’s Center for Corporate Education and interim executive director of its School of Professional Development, Malone has worked with the state and federal government to support diverse industries on Long Island. She’s consulted with the U.S. Department of Labor, and currently serves on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Long Island Regional Economic Development Council’s Workforce and Education Group. Malone spoke with LIBN about Women in STEM, the talent gap and the need for professional development.
If you glanced at the trailer for the upcoming movie “Five Feet Apart,” you might assume it’s just another teen romance—save for the oxygen tubes, surgical masks and med carts. And the controversy. But that controversy doesn’t bother Stony Brook Medicine’s cystic fibrosis (CF) patient Caitlin Reilly, a 16-year-old high school junior from Bohemia, who’s been eagerly awaiting the March 15 premiere for weeks.
CBD is one of the fastest growing items in the wellness industry. It’s an oil that comes from hemp. Advocates say it relieves pain, inflammation and anxiety. A new farm bill has just lifted federal restrictions on growing hemp in the country, which could mean billions of dollars for farmers and vendors in our region. Today on The Full Story, we discuss the business of CBD in our area. Our guests:
- J.D. Allen, news editor, WSHU
- David Falkowski, owner, Open Minded Organics
- Kebra Smith-Bolden, RN, president and founder, CannaHealth; founder, Women Grow – Connecticut
- Mary Andriola, MD, pediatric neurologist, Stony Brook University
- Fred Lado, MD, neurologist and regional director for epilepsy, Northwell Health
- Bryan Hurlburt, executive director, Connecticut Farm Bureau
Rounds of testing in late 2018 revealed that Danielle Santilli, 33, had a 5-millimeter wide-necked aneurysm. Doctors at Stony Brook Medicine said she was the perfect candidate for the Woven EndoBridge, or WEB, procedure instead of having open-brain surgery.