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“It’s a cool part of my past.” SBU professor recognized for playing ‘Happy Gilmore’ caddy

News 12

Dr. Jared Van Snellenburg is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral health at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. Dr. Van Snellenburg’s specialty is schizophrenia — a mental disorder that causes delusions.

Thomas Jefferson Statue Evicted From City Hall Will Go to a Museum

New York Times

Michele H. Bogart, a professor emeritus of art history and visual culture at Stony Brook University in New York, said the statue’s removal only “deflects attention” from the “bad men” who are sometimes memorialized in public art. Ms. Bogart was one of 17 historians who signed a letter last month that suggested relocating the statue to the Governor’s Room in City Hall, a reception room where it was housed for most of the 19th century.

SBU’s Lesley Thorne tracks long-finned pilot whales north amid warming

Times Beacon Record

Amid increases in ocean temperatures caused by global warming, long-finned pilot whales have moved the center of their range to the north, according to a 25-year study Lesley Thorne, Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and Janet Nye, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences and Adjunct Professor of SoMAS, recently published in the journal Scientific Report

Kids 5-11 can get COVID shots at 2 state mass vaccination sites on LI


Sean Clouston, an associate professor of public health at Stony Brook University, said although hospitalizations probably would increase on Long Island, “we should be seeing fewer hospitalizations per case,” primarily because of vaccinations and some level of immunity for people previously infected with the coronavirus. People reinfected with the virus, or infected despite being vaccinated, are less likely to get sick enough to end up in the hospital, he said.

Can your child get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time? Here’s what health officials say.

News 12

Dr. Sharon Nachman, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and the director of the Office of Clinical Trials at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, suggests that your child receive the shots in different arms.

CDC Strengthens Lead Poisoning Prevention in Children With New Standards

Verywell Health

Jill Cioffi, MD, a board-certified pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, said the CDC’s update reflects better technology and testing capabilities that allow doctors to identify lower levels of lead now than before. “No measurable blood lead level is considered safe,” Cioffi told Verywell. “As our test capabilities get better, we can lower the standard to which you say, ‘Oh that’s not okay.’”

Organic Rooftop Garden Stony Brook University Hospital

Food Integrity Now

Stony Brook Hospital is one of a handful of hospitals growing organic produce to supplement their patients!

The COVID Vaccine and Kids: Answering Your Questions


Kids as young as 5 can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 — but a lot of parents are hesitant, even those who are vaccinated themselves. Pei-Sze Cheng and guests, including Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Sharon Nachman, analyze the debate and answer parents’ questions.

McInnis officially inaugurated as SBU’s sixth president

Long Island Business News

Maurie McInnis was officially inaugurated as Stony Brook University’s sixth president. Following a full week of events, the ceremony was held at Island Federal Arena on Oct. 23, attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends, along with local officials and representatives from colleges and universities from across the country.

Former Sears in Lake Grove to house Stony Brook Medicine outpatient center

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook Medicine’s Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP) has signed a 31-year lease with Steel Equities to expand its outpatient care services into space formerly occupied by the Sears department store located at the Smith Haven Mall property in Lake Grove. Stony Brook is currently in the design phase of the 170,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility — less than four miles from Stony Brook University Hospital — set to offer patients a comprehensive, integrated, single-site experience for all of their outpatient healthcare needs. 


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