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High stress of early pandemic took toll on pregnant women, study says

Newsday

“The stress that they experienced was the kinds of things that other people found stressful during the pandemic — feeling isolated and concerned about infection,” said Marci Lobel, a Stony Brook University professor and director of I-COPE.

Thanksgiving travel projected to rebound near pre-pandemic levels despite inflation

Newsday

John Rizzo, an economist and Stony Brook University professor, said he does not expect inflationary concerns will cause Long Islanders to cut back on travel plans. He also believes there is still pent up travel demand from prior pandemic restrictions.

First Long Island South Asian Film Festival coming to Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center

Newsday

Being the only kid wearing a turban at Ward-Melville High School back in the early ’80s might seem more character-building than career-building, but for Harbinder Singh, the Sikh turban has been a pathway to a career in television and film. This weekend, you can see just how far Singh — and the South Asian community — has come. Singh’s short film, “Manpreet,” — his first screenplay — will have its world premiere at the first Long Island South Asian Film Festival (LISAFF) on Nov. 19, from noon to 8 p.m. at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center.

Can’t go home for Thanksgiving? Try a slice of culture, caring for Friendsgiving

Newsday

It’s definitely trending at the Stony Brook University campus, where at least five student Friendsgiving celebrations were planned for mid-November, according to the college website. One of the campus organizations, ColorStack at Stony Brook University, which offers “a safe space” for students of color pursuing computer science degrees, hosted its first Friendsgiving and Destress mingle with free food on Nov. 16.

NIH Backs SBU’s ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ Research

Innovate LI

Stony Brook University is getting a running start on the next COVID-level crisis. A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will support facility upgrades and new instrumentation inside the Renaissance School of Medicine’s Laboratory for Comparative Medicine.

More teens are getting weight loss surgery but some experts think more needs to be done

USA Today

“There are some individuals who are not suited for those things or they may be suited for one thing over another,” said Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, director of the Stony Brook Medicine Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center in Long Island, New York. “It’s often times a complex decision.”

NIH Backs SBU’s ‘Pandemic Preparedness’ Research

Innovate LI

Stony Brook University is getting a running start on the next COVID-level crisis. A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will support facility upgrades and new instrumentation inside the Renaissance School of Medicine’s Laboratory for Comparative Medicine.

How the 1918 pandemic changed America, from women’s rights to germaphobia

Washington Post

“I think a lot of average Americans were traumatized by the flu,” said Nancy Tomes, a historian at Stony Brook University specializing in popular understanding of disease. “The fact that this was such a common experience to die suddenly from an infectious disease makes you more stoical, but it doesn’t rid the experience of the terror. And you deal with that in all kinds of weird ways.”

This 37-year-old NASA engineer is designing a spacesuit for women on the side: ‘It’s not just cool, it’s necessary’

CNBC-TV

Sabrina Thompson’s high school art teacher helped her choose a major at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Ke Jian Liu brings leadership and research on cancer, stroke to SBU

Times Beacon Record

Ke Jian “Jim” Liu, who arrived at Stony Brook University in late July, plans to help build effective, interdisciplinary research teams. Most recently at the University of New Mexico, Liu joins Stony Brook as a Professor in the Renaissance School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Associate Director of Basic Science at the Stony Brook Cancer Center

 

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