At Stony Brook University in New York, students are fully leveraging digital spaces and platforms to host virtual Campus Takeover events. Students will be taking over the university’s primary social media platforms and having student leaders share about why their vote matters. They will also be hosting Zoom and Instagram Live sessions for first-time voters who want more personalized support with navigating the voter registration process.
In January, the Department of Energy announced that the world’s next-generation electron-ion collider would be awarded to the Brookhaven National Laboratory. It was huge news in the science world and in the furtherance of fundamental research to explore what matter is exactly made of, and how it is held together.
“At this time of year, the predominant pollen in the air is ragweed and many people are suffering from nasal and ocular symptoms, including sneezing, congestion, runny nose and red, watery itchy eyes. Ragweed plants will continue to pollinate until the first frost, which usually occurs in October,” Dr. Susan Schuval, chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy/Immunology at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in New York, told Fox News in an email.
Last week, the National LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation named Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. Out of 765 healthcare organizations that applied, 495, or 65 percent, earned the recognition.
With schools open again, Dr. Sharon Nachman, an infectious disease expert at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, tells parents what they need to know about getting their children tested for the coronavirus.
Bill Buchner, WSHU: Joining us now is Carolyn Peabody, clinical professor at Stony Brook University. She specializes in policy and political action, and is Census coalition partner.
New medical protocols for the treatment of COVID-19. Medical students who chose to graduate two months early so they could be deployed on the front lines at university hospitals to help care for a growing number of patients. The use of campus 3D printers to make face shields. The use of campus chemistry labs to produce hand sanitizer for hospital workers. These are some of the ways that members of New York’s Stony Brook University have responded to the pandemic.
Stony Brook University is set to launch its new Peace Corps Prep program this week, just as the government service agency begins recruiting volunteers so it can return to service by early next year.
Researchers fear there are many other first responders at risk for cognitive impairment. Two recent studies at Stonybrook University used both imaging of the brain and bloodwork to demonstrate that these patients have less brain matter and abnormal proteins in their blood.
Dr. Benjamin Luft, the director of the Long Island-based Stony Brook WTC Health and Wellness Program, which treats and monitors about 10,000 9/11 first responders, said that “there was a tremendous amount of anxiety and fear” among first responders earlier in the spring.