In 1998 Bill Arens embarked on a 15- year effort to introduce students to the language and culture of Tanzania via a popular study abroad program; he is pictured here with students on one such trip in 2001.
The idea of cannibalism has circulated for centuries in popular culture and certain scientific circles of the developed western world — something horrific that happened in extinct or distant tribal societies where it was an accepted, ritualized practice. To Stony Brook University anthropologist William Arens, the evidence for the practice there or anywhere, closely examined, appeared shockingly thin, a story about monsters that had become accepted as scientific truth.
Vaping or smoking e-cigarettes is rising in popularity. It is often marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes. But now a new study on the short term impacts of vaping show it can have a sudden and immediate effect on the body's blood flow, even when the vapor is entirely nicotine free. Dr. Rachel Boykan says this contributes to the mounting evidence showing the potential harm of vaping.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was welcomed to the University by Interim President Michael Bernstein for an event announcing $79 million in comprehensive energy efficiency improvements at Stony Brook University, a key part of Reforming the Energy Vision, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York’s economy.
2019 Discovery Prize winner Il Memming Park, PhD says his research to understand the brains of coma patients using machine learning methods and neurotechnologies stems from a spontaneous discussion with surgeon Dr. Charles Mikell who was already recording signals, with his own data analysis software, from human brains during surgeries he performed. A collaboration soon followed.
A nursing educator, scholar and researcher for more than 30 years, Annette Wysocki comes to Stony Brook from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst College of Nursing, where she served as Professor and Associate Dean for Research since 2012.
Dr. Boykan is a pediatric hospitalist and Associate Residency Director for the Stony Brook Pediatric Residency Program. As an advocate for tobacco control she has partnered with the New York State Smokers’ Quitline to implement their Opt-to-Quit™ program, through which smokers can be referred from a hospital or clinic electronically to the Quitline. Dr. Boykan also works closely with the American Academy of Pediatrics to address smoking exposure in children and use of electronic cigarettes in teenagers.