The surgeries were over, the life-threatening condition halted, and Tommy Spiotta headed out of Stony Brook Children's Hospital — only to find a joyful surprise. The East Patchogue 19-year-old — a fire department explorer and Special Olympics competitor — passed through the front doors of the hospital to applause and cheers from about 50 firefighters.
As this week’s looming threat reminds us, another hurricane season now finds the Caribbean in the crosshairs of tropical cyclones once again and the residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands surely appreciate the irony.
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences engaged some of New York’s best STEM teachers through a four-day immersive summer workshop sponsored by the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. The workshop was held at Stony Brook Southampton Marine Science Lab where the teachers interacted with various ShiRP scientists and experts throughout the week.
Welcome to Brookology, the Stony Brook University social interaction platform. Brookology was developed in response to the campus Diversity Plan as an online resource for connecting members of Stony Brook University, University Hospital, LISVH and Southampton campus community for fun, social and engaging activities, including “Steals & Deals” -- bargains offered by businesses in the community to Stony Brook students, faculty and staff.
Born in Oceanside, New York, but raised in Costa Rica, Kiana dropped out of school in ninth grade. But she always had an interest in art and expressed herself at a young age by drawing crude comics. She would pore through her engineer father’s sketches, seeking to emulate his skill but not the “rigid lines” and “technical looking graphics.”
Lauren Hale is an expert in the social patterns of sleep and how it contributes to a cycle of inequality in health and well-being. Hale suggests that the results raise concerns about public health and social justice, stating that socioeconomic factors matter for sleep. She is researching what factors affect teenagers for determining how much they sleep and the consequences of their sleep patterns on their physical and mental health. Hale is the founding editor-in-chief of the Sleep Health Journal and has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles.