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Stony Brook Medicine’s Experts Sharing Their Expertise on COVID-19

Stony Brook Medicine’s Experts Sharing Their Expertise on COVID-19

Infectious Disease and epidemiology experts from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University have been sharing their expertise with the community via various news reports and interviews on social and traditional media platforms. Here is a recap of their activity. 

Dr. Susan Donelan is Medical Director of Healthcare Epidemiology at Stony Brook Medicine and an expert in hospital-acquired infection. She is also an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Renaissance School of Medicine. Dr. Donelan has certified training in Pandemic Planning and Preparedness, and trained for a week in Anniston Alabama at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, with a certification in Healthcare Leadership and Decision Making. She is also the Medical Director of the MARO Regional Training Center. Dr. Donelan has expertise in infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, and MRSA. She also has an interest in Emerging Infectious Diseases, and her Ebola care plan is adaptable for patients who may have diseases such as COVID-19, MERS-CoV and pandemic influenza.

Susan Donelan, MD, Infectious Diseases on News12

Dr. Donelan featured on a special coronavirus Q&A.

Susan Donelan, MD, Infectious Diseases on News12

Dr. Donelan answers frequently asked questions about Coronavirus.

Susan Donelan, MD, Infectious Diseases on WSHU Public Radio

Dr. Donelan discusses the do’s and don’ts for staying healthy…and where to find help when you need it.

Dr. Bettina Fries is chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Medicine, and is nationally recognized as a physician-scientist in the field of microbiology. She is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the Renaissance School of Medicine. She is also an attending at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nationally, Dr. Fries is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society and also a Member of the Academy of Microbiology of America. She has served as the President of the Infectious Diseases Society of New York from 2018-2019. Dr. Fries has received numerous extramural grant support, including 20 straight years of support by the National Institutes of Health. The primary focus of her research is on the pathogenesis of chronic fungal infections as well the development of monoclonal antibodies against multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Bettina Fries, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases on ESPN Radio (98.7 FM)

Dr. Fries provides facts on coronavirus, including its effect on the world of sports.

Bettina Fries, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases on LI News Radio

Dr. Fries discusses the impact coronavirus is having on Long Island and across the globe.

Dr. Sharon Nachman is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. She is recognized as an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases and the treatment of children with HIV, TB, and preventable infectious diseases such as flu and measles. She has been the principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials of promising medicines for patients treated at Stony Brook University Hospital and at international settings. These include investigations in areas such as new vaccines, Lyme disease, TB and HIV.

Sharon Nachman MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, on Stony Brook’s Beyond the Expected podcast

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate

Sharon Nachman MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases on News12

Dr. Nachman discusses the spread of COVID-19.

Sharon Nachman MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases on BronxNet

Dr. Nachman discusses the rise of the coronavirus.

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