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Report: What Does It Take to Be a Leader in LGBTQ+ Health Care?

Verywell Health

“We made changes like working with the IT folks to update the medical records to be more inclusive and affirming,” Allison Eliscu, MD, co-chair of the Stony Brook Medicine LGBTQ+ Committee, told Verywell. “I had [an instance] where we were able to update [a patient’s] name in their medical records, so that even though their legal name was still on their insurance, their chosen name was right on the top of their chart. The patient had not been to the doctor in a while, then started to go because of that interaction.

Local pediatric doctors emphasize importance of Moderna’s application to FDA for vaccine for younger children


“We’re seeing disturbing numbers of long-haul COVID in the school age children and in teenagers,” said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Are we closer to a vaccine for children five and under?


Covid researcher Stony Brook University’s Dr. Sharon Nachman on WCBS 880 weighs in on the news from Moderna.

Droughts To Increase Human Migration at Least 200%


According to lead author Oleg Smirnov, associate professor in the department of political science at Stony Brook University, the research team worked from 16 climate models to generate drought projections for rest of the 21st century. They centered on two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios: an optimistic one consistent with the Paris Agreement, and a pessimistic one based on current use of energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tick season tends to spike in warmer weather

Fox Weather

Dr. Andrew Handel explains why tick season tends to spike in warmer weather.

SBU celebrates Earth Day all week long

Times Beacon Record

The Stony Brook University community had Planet Earth on their minds all last week. Earthstock 2022 took place on campus and virtually from April 18 to April 22. The student-focused event included lectures, panels, demonstrations, educational events and more…To end the week-long celebration, the SBU police department partnered with Student Engagement and Activities to host the sixth annual Spring Fest. The afternoon activities provided an opportunity for students and campus police to enjoy field games, snacks and music together.

Tick season tends to spike in warmer weather

Fox Weather

Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Handel explains why tick season tends to spike in warmer weather.

NY may benefit from push to increase domestic microchip production


Richard Reeder, vice president for research at Stony Brook University, who was among more than 40 academics and tech business leaders who signed a letter in January calling on New York’s congressional delegation to support the innovation package, said the federal funding would provide a boost to the state.

Warmer temperatures mean even more rain during hurricanes

Times Beacon Record

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day. The days of wishing rain away have long since passed, amid the reality of a wetter world, particularly during hurricanes in the North Atlantic. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, Kevin Reed, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, compared how wet the hurricanes that tore through the North Atlantic in 2020 would have been prior to the Industrial Revolution and global warming.

The East Hampton senior center is shut down until next month because of covid


Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Sharon Nachman identifies that COVID-19 is still present and that is is important to take care of groups that are most likely to be harmed by an outbreak.