The “social” in social media may be a misnomer. New research published in Psychological Reports provides evidence that the use of social media is related to a preference for solitary activities rather than social ones. "The term ‘social media’ implies a social interaction, but most people seem to engage in the activity alone,” said researcher Lauren Hill.
The percentage of women enrolled in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has increased from 20% to 25%, well above the national average, thanks to the University’s efforts to increase diversity in engineering and technology.
Sharon Nachmanis an international leader in the area of pediatric infectious diseases and the treatment of children with AIDS, 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. These include international trials in areas such as new vaccines, Lyme disease, and AIDS. She also directs the Maternal Child HIV/AIDS Program.