Recently I announced the plan to separate the two positions I currently
hold, Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for the Health
Sciences Center. We will immediately institute a search for a new Dean of
the School of Medicine and I will relinquish the Dean's position when the
new person arrives. I will then continue as Vice President with the deans
of the five schools of the Health Sciences Center reporting to me.
There are several reasons for this decision. The most compelling is that
the responsibilities and opportunities associated with these positions
have increased dramatically. Once freed of the day-to-day chores of the dean
position, I will for example, be able to devote more time to the external
environment impacting on the HSC, in order to better advocate for public
and private support of our programs whether it be in Albany, Washington
or on Long Island.
Secondly, I strongly believe that Stony Brook deserves an orderly and
seamless transition. Implementing the transition in this way will avoid
abrupt change, and eliminate the uncertainties and stagnation associated
with interim or acting administrations.
I want to emphasize to the faculty and students of the School of Medicine
that the newly recruited Dean of the School of Medicine will report to me.
Thus, all commitments to current faculty or those being recruited, and
to students, will be assured. Accordingly, I expect us all to continue our
activities in a "business as usual" manner. I look forward to continuing
my leadership of the Health Sciences Center and working with all of you.
Stony Brook Day in Albany - This day (February 26) provides us with the
opportunity to let legislators throughout the state know how vitally
important Stony Brook is to us and to New York and how we need their
support. Be part of this important event. Register online a
www.stonybrook.edu/albany or by phone 632-4309
Community Resource Guide - A handy reference guide that lists by category
a wealth of educational, entertaining, and enriching opportunities available
on campus is being distributed this month. It is also available on the
web at www.stonybrook.edu/guide. If you have information or entries that
need to be added, please make submissions to Susan Tito at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need additional copies contact Lisa
Stony Brook University Style Guide - The style manual specifies the
guidelines for all Stony Brook University and University Physicians @
Stony Brook stationery and printed materials. A December edition is now
available and will be distributed, if you do not receive one, contact
Anita, 2-1594 for additional copies.
Campus Card Office - A new identification system has been installed on
campus. This system will generate new badges and ID cards for all
students, faculty and staff. With the new card, individuals will be able
to access the library, their meal plan, and Teachers Federal Credit Union
"Hospital Access" will appear on the badge worn by individuals having
hospital building access. The term "Patient Access" is being replaced
to better reflect the type of access individuals actually have. This system
is not changing who gets Hospital Access or the method of determination
for this access.
Mass Carding Event
A student mass carding event is scheduled for April 25, 2002 in the
HSC Galleria. For faculty and staff, the mass carding is projected
for early June 2002. All faculty and staff will be contacted by
department area. Specific instructions explaining when and where to
report for new faculty and staff cards and badges will be sent at a
Campus Card Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meal Plan Accounts
Meal plan accounts can be opened with an initial payment of $50 and
subsequent payments of $25. Payment can be made by cash, check, or major
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NEWS FROM THE SCHOOLS AND LISVH
Leo M. Sreebny, DDS, former Dean of the School of Dental Medicine, has been
awarded a "Dr. Honoris Causa" (M.D./Honorary) Degree from Semmelweis
Medical University. Dr. Sreenby was honored for his pioneering work in the
establishment of the specialized field of Oral Biology. Eight distinguished
scientists and clinicians from Austria, England, Finland, Germany, Holland
and the United States were granted the "Dr. Honoris Causa" degree,
an award equivalent to an Honorary M.D. degree.
Richard Kalish, MD from the Department of Dermatology, collaborated on
research that has helped identify the cause of alopecia areata, a hair loss
disorder that strikes children. The study, which was supported by the
National Alopecia Areata Foundation, appeared in the December issue of
the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
The Journal of Evolutionary Anthropology, which is edited by John Fleagle,
PhD, from the Department of Anatomical Sciences, has been determined
by the Institute of Science Information to have had the greatest impact of any
of the 51 anthropology journals analyzed by the ISI's Journal Citation Reports
for the Year 2000. Dr. Fleagle is the founding editor of the JEA.
David Bynum, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology,
was named winner of the 4th Annual Bruce Alberts Award for Outstanding
Contributions to Science Education. The award, named for the President
of the National Academy of Sciences, is presented by the American Society
for Cell Biology.
A School of Medicine Task Force has been created to evaluate and assess
the Medical School curriculum. Michael Whitcomb, M.D., AAMC Senior Vice
President for Medical Education, is coming to Stony Brook this month
to assist the task force. Later this month, Vice Dean Peter Williams and
Associate Dean Michael Rainey will attend the AAMC Curriculum Conference
in Santa Fe.
The Village Times is publishing an extensive 14-part series on the Long
Island Cancer Center beginning this month. The series will focus on the
research and clinical care at the LICC, as well as on its potential
long-term impact on Long Islanders.
Two members of Anatomical Sciences were recently featured in the media.
Assistant Professor Maureen O'Leary appeared on a broadcast by the
Discovery Channel entitled "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts." Professor
David Krause and his expeditions to Madagascar was the subject of a cover
story in Newsday's Health and Discovery section.
Sharon Nachman, MD, Department of Pediatrics, has been elected to the
Society of Pediatric Research. As an outstanding young researcher, she
will participate in the Society's scientific meetings and submit
manuscripts to their journal, Pediatric Research.
The Long Island Cancer Center (LICC) at Stony Brook University received
$245,000 from the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation. The monies
were raised from the "FFANY Presents Shoes on Sale" benefit that aired
on the QVC network on October 3, 2001. This is the first year that Stony Brook's
Cancer Center has received funds from the eight year old program that
also distributed monies to six other leading cancer centers across the country.
LICC will use the funds for breast cancer research and education activities.
Congratulations to all the people who made the School of Medicine
Mini-Medical School possible. They were given "The Men and Women of the
Year Award in Medicine" by the Village Times and Times Beacon Record Newspapers.
Q & A
Several suggestions were made about the format of this newsletter. At the
time of its first distribution, many people were not on Notes and
therefore, sending it in html or pdf format would have made it difficult
for users to access the publication. Within the next month, it is
anticipated that it will be disseminated in several formats making it more
readable to those with Notes accounts. Thanks for your comments.
Good communication is two way. Therefore, if you would like to comment,
respond to any topics, or have news to share, please do so at
HSC_VP@notes.cc.sunysb.edu. Suggestions for future topics are always
welcome, as well.
SAVE THE DATE
February 12 - Habitat for Humanity Program kicks off
February 12 - University Service Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. in the
SAC Auditorium. The ceremony recognizes those employees who have 20, 25, 30,
35, and 40 years of service at Stony Brook during calendar year 2001.
February 26 - Stony Brook Day in Albany