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Science does not fully endorse blue-light blocking glasses

Meenu Johnkutty February 17, 2021
Increases in screen time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have surfaced new concerns about blue light and its potential impacts on sleep and eye health. However, eye doctors say this wavelength of light is virtually everywhere. 
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Dr. Klaus Mueller, a Stony Brook University professor of computer science. PHOTO COURTESY OF KLAUS MUELLER

SBU professor develops algorithm predicting counties with above-average COVID-19 deaths

Meenu Johnkutty August 15, 2020
Stony Brook University alumnus and professor, cofounders of their technology startup Akai Kaeru, create an algorithm that can predict which counties will have a higher-than-average rate of deaths caused by COVID-19.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Pre-med students navigate pandemic-related disruptions

Meenu Johnkutty May 18, 2020
Traditionally, medical schools require students to submit letter grades for their prerequisite classes; however, some have begun to rethink their admissions criteria for the upcoming admissions cycle.
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49 Renaissance School of Medicine graduates join fight against COVID-19 at university hospital

Meenu Johnkutty April 12, 2020
“There’s nothing virtual that can ever be as meaningful as a real life graduation,” Dr. Hailey McInernery said.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook University Hospital requests medical equipment donations from the community

Meenu Johnkutty March 24, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital is accepting community donations for personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields, N95 3M 1860 masks, protective eyewear, goggles, disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer. 
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Stony Brook Children’s Hospital showcases new construction at Open House

Meenu Johnkutty November 10, 2019
Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Open House showcased its $73 million four-story addition in an event boasting over 1,200 registered attendees on Saturday, Nov. 2. The open house allowed community members to explore the hospital’s new infrastructure.
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The outside of the  engineering building. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has a new dean, Fotis Sotiropolous. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences appoints new dean of diversity and outreach

Meenu Johnkutty October 26, 2019
Hiring Dr. Monica Bugallo to be the new Dean of Diversity and Outreach in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was a “no brainer,” Fotis Sotiropolous, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said.
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Pancreatic cancer drug reaches Phase III status

Meenu Johnkutty October 19, 2019
A pancreatic cancer drug discovered in professors Paul Bingham and Zuzana Zachar’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University has now entered Phase III, or multi-center testing stage.
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