Stony Brook Leadership Signs Last Beam to Make Phase 1 of MART Construction Complete
|(Left to right) Dr. Lina Obeid, Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Dr. Yusuf Hannun, Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center; State Assemblyman Steve Englebright; Harry Hansen, Project Executive, E.W. Howell Construction; Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, and Dean, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Senator John Flanagan; Dr. Samuel Ryu, Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs, Stony Brook University Cancer Center standing at the construction site of the MART building.|
Stony Brook, NY, December 2, 2014 – In honor of the last piece of structural steel being erected on the newly constructed Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building at Stony Brook Medicine, leadership from the institution and elected officials from the area joined in a beam signing event yesterday morning.
The 240,000 square foot, eight-story MART, scheduled to be completed in 2016, will be located adjacent to the Hospital and Health Sciences Center on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. It will be a home for understanding the basis for human disease, where scientific discovery will be translated into clinical research, and where promising patient results can be turned into FDA-approved healthcare diagnostic and treatment options. As part of its core mission, the MART will be devoted to cancer research and care, including the new home for the Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
This state-of-the-art building will include advanced biomedical imaging and biomedical informatics, including a PET/CT scanner. The MART will also contain 12 new classrooms and a 300-seat auditorium to host conferences, lectures and other events. The outpatient Cancer Center will include multidisciplinary exam space for medical and surgical oncology, infusion center with private and open bays, pediatric hematology and oncology including pediatric infusion, as well as patient amenities and support. The MART will greatly increase the availability of outpatient cancer treatment to the region by doubling its capacity which will also house highly specialized physicians, nurses and staff, making cancer care more accessible to the residents of Long Island.