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    School of Health Technology and Management Honors Alumni

    TheSchool of Health Technology and Management recognized accomplished alumni fortheir achievements in their respective fields. The school, which is the fastest-growingof the five medical and healthcare schools within the University’s HealthSciences Center, is the leading training ground for careers in healthcare inNassau and Suffolk Counties.

    FiveStony Brook University graduates from across the Long Island region were namedwinners of Distinguished Alumni Awards on Dec. 20, 2002.

    Thealumni honored included Joseph P. Hock, who is assistant director ofrespiratory care at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip and a 1986 graduateof the Cardio respiratory Sciences program. He also earned a Master of Sciencedegree in Health Sciences in 1992 and an advanced certificate in healthcaremanagement. He currently resides in Middle Island.

    RichardN. Thailer, a member of the clinical self-study committee at Stony Brook’sSchool of Health Technology Management, graduated with a Bachelor of Sciencedegree and certification in the Physician Assistant program in 1980. He is thesupervising physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine atQueens Hospital Center and resides in East Northport.

    Asa certified Clinical Orthopedic Specialist, Howard W. Makofsky is a consultantat Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and maintains a private practice. Hegraduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Physical Therapy program in1979 and also earned a Master of Science degree in Health Sciences. Makofsky isalso an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology and livesin Mastic Beach.

    RonaldR. McNamara, a licensed New York State nursing administrator, currently servesas Vice President of Operations and Continuum Care at Central Suffolk Hospitalin Riverhead. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Policyand Management in 1994 and lives in Shoreham.

    JeannieMarie Eberhardt, a Smithtown resident, graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor ofScience degree in Medical Technology, which is now known as Clinical LaboratorySciences. As a forensic scientist in the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory, sheprovides police with evidence prosecutors need to prepare their cases. Inaddition, she also holds a Master of Science degree in forensic science andcriminalistics. Eberhardt she also teaches a biology seminar at Stony Brook toClinical Laboratory Sciences students.

    ‘?We at the School of Health Technology and Management are very proud ofour alumni and the great careers they have established,’ said Dean CraigR. Lehmann. ‘?It speaks well not only of the great education and trainingthat we provide here at Stony Brook, but also speaks to the quality of thestudents that we are able to attract.’

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