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$147M in federal funding ensures healthcare services to WTC responders

Long Island Business News

The Stony Brook World Trade Center Health and Wellness Program received $147 million in federal funding to expand and build on its platform of healthcare services for WTC responders.

Anna May Wong Will Be the First Asian American on U.S. Currency

New York Times

The new quarter honors not just Wong’s trailblazing career but also the difficulties she faced trying to secure meaningful roles as an Asian American actress in an era of “yellowface” and anti-miscegenation laws. “Decades before the civil rights-generated category of Asian American existed, Wong grappled with how to be an Asian American actress,” Shirley Jennifer Lim, a Stony Brook University history professor, wrote in her book about Wong’s career.

Another casualty of the pandemic: Our ability to worry about anything else

Ars Technica

So, two researchers at Stony Brook University, Oleg Smirnov and Pei-Hsun Hsieh, decided to go comprehensive: all 19 million English-language tweets between the first day of 2019 and the end of 2021 that included the term “climate change.” They analyzed both the raw number of posts and subjected all 18 million to sentiment analysis to determine whether anything has changed since the onset of the pandemic.

Breast cancer rates among younger women rise while rates among older women fall


A large Ashkenazi Jewish population on Long Island could be one reason the Island has higher breast cancer rates than the state as a whole, said Dr. Brian O’Hea, chief of breast cancer surgery and director of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center at Stony Brook Medicine. Other demographic or environmental factors also could be reasons for the higher Long Island rates, he said. Studies have not found an environmental link, “But they haven’t proven it is or isn’t,” he said.

Long Island saw record-setting fish kills this summer


“Warmer water just by laws of physics holds less oxygen,” said Christopher Gobler, professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. “And so the hotter it gets, the lower the oxygen content of seawater. And Long Island Sound is warming at a rate four times the global average, since the start of the century.”

The New Normal: How to apply for student loan forgiveness

News 12

News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Stony Brook University’s Dr. Dawn Medley and John Rosen to talk about how to apply for student loan forgiveness.

Stony Brook Shares Historic LGBTQ+ Community Health Needs Survey Results

Dan's Papers

To coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11, Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) recently released the results of the 2021 Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Health Needs Survey it had conducted in the summer/fall of 2021 with the support of more than 30 community partners, including the Suffolk County Department of Health and the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. Four years in the making, the results are sobering, if not eye opening, for the community in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

A “Summer of Discontent” in Long Island Waters

Peconic Bathtub

There were record numbers of fish kills, dead zones and toxic tides, intensified by summer heat, in Long Island’s estuaries in 2022, according to this year’s assessment of water quality by the Gobler Lab at Stony Brook University.

‘Perfect storm’ of conditions leads to record fish kills in LI waters, Stony Brook scientists say


A “perfect storm” of excessive nitrogen in the region’s coastal waters, combined with harmful algal blooms and the effects of climate change, led to a record number of fish kills on Long Island during the summer of 2022, according to a new report from scientists at Stony Brook University.

How overturning of Roe v. Wade has changed the landscape of 2022 elections

Suffolk Times

“Given that the Democrats have a very small majority in the House, it’s still quite likely that there will be a Republican majority in the House after the November elections. How big that Republican majority will be is unclear. I think it’s possible that the Democrats could hold onto a bare majority in the House, but it seems unlikely,” said Stanley Feldman, a political science professor and associate director of the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University.

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