Monthly Archives: April 2013

Presidential Lecture Series: Marian Wright Edelman 5/7/13

Presidential Lecture Series: Marian Wright EdelmanCan’t view the image above? Click here to view in the invitation

2013 Affordable Care Act Symposium 5/6/13

2013 Affordable Care Act Symposium

Monday, May 6, 2013
SBU Manhattan Office at Park and 29th, 5 PM – Reception
5:30 PM – Discussion with Questions from the Audience

Improve your understanding of the Affordable Care Act, and how it impacts physicians and other healthcare providers, as part of this Continuing Education Program and receive 2.5 CME or 2.75 contact hours.

Click here for a full speakers list. 



Dr. Joan Faro ’82

Chief Medical Officer

Mather Hospital


Tim Johnson

Senior Vice President and Executive Director

Center for GME Policy & Services

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)

Executive Director of the GNYHA Foundation

David Rich

Executive Vice President

Government Affairs, Communications, and Public Policy

Greater New York Hospital Association

Kathleen Shure

Senior Vice President

Managed Care and Insurance Expansion

Greater New York Hospital Association

Pamela Noack, PhD ’09

Health Economist/Clin. Assist Prof.School of Health, Technology & Management

Health Care Policy & Management

Stony Brook University

Michael J. Schoppmann, Esq.


Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, PC

Attorney for Health Professionals

Jay Schoenfeld ’79

Director of Government Relations



As part of this symposium, physicians and healthcare providers can ask important questions related to the Affordable Care Act such as:
– How can providers maintain economic stability for their practice?
– What are the legal implications regarding the clinical integration of associates and groups?

Click here to register for this event.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Policy: All those in control of CME content are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the provider of commercial products or services discussed in the educational presentation or that have directly supported the CME activity through an educational grant to the sponsoring organization(s).All commercial relationships that create a conflict with the planners, speakers, author’s control of content must be resolved before the educational activity occurs.


Stony Brook University’s School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned approval code RE-059-30-E-12-21. Contact Hours: 2.75

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How You Can Take All the Right Steps for Your Financial Future

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Please Join Us
"Take all the Right Steps for Your Financial Future"

May 2, 2013
Brook Alumni Room, Charles B. Wang Center
8 AM – 10 AM

Are You?

• Not completely sure how the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 impacts you?
• Wondering how you can sustain your lifestyle in retirement?
• Curious about the Affordable Health Care Act?
• Interested in hearing from experts in the areas of estate law, financial advising and accounting?

Join Us! 

“Take All the Right Steps for Your Financial Future,” is a FREE two-hour expert panel discussion on changes made by Congress to the Tax Law and the Affordable Health Care Act, and how these changes will impact your planning and financial outlook.

Light refreshments will be served.

Bonus: All attendees will receive a complimentary personal affairs booklet!

Register by: Friday, April 26. Register online or call (631) 632-4466

Featured Panelists:

Christine R. Shiebler, JD
Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP

Ernest P. Smith, CPA
Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner
Nawrocki Smith LLP

Mark J. Snyder ’69, ChFC
President and Founder
Mark J. Snyder Financial Services, Inc.

Stony Brook University Visiting Professor Alan Alda on The Brian Lehrer Show

Listen to Alan Alda, actor and co-founder of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, discusses his family’s experience with dyslexia and what others can learn from it.

Source: New York Public Radio

Christine C. Ginocchio, Ph.D., MT (ASCP) ’93 2013 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology


BD Ginocchio ChristineThe 2013 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology has been awarded to Christine C. Ginocchio, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System, Lake Success, New York, for her research accomplishments in clinical microbiology. “She has often been at the forefront of clinical practice and has shown the ability to quickly evaluate new methodologies, including molecular and non-molecular techniques aimed at systemic, respiratory, fungal, viral and bacterial pathogens,” says, Randall Hayden, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Ginocchio is the Senior Medical Director and Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease Diagnostics at North Shore-LIJ Health System, the nation’s 2nd largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system and a Professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY. Ginocchio was part of the original medical school planning and curriculum committees and her laboratories provide comprehensive traditional and molecular infectious disease diagnostics that encompass all areas of Clinical Microbiology, including bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, and virology. Her laboratories are internationally recognized for providing both custom developed molecular assays and traditional viral culture methods for antiviral and vaccine trials. Ginocchio has been the principal investigator for more than 60 Federal and State funded research studies, diagnostic and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Her recent research has focused on novel molecular diagnostics, respiratory virus epidemiology, viral vaccine, and treatment trials.


Ginocchio received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from St. John’s University. After working as a Microbiology Technologist for 16 years at St. Charles Hospital, NY, she decided to obtain her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Genetics at the State University of NY at Stony Brook, where she is now a Research Associate Professor. Under the inspiration and direction of Jorge Galan, she was introduced to the world of molecular biology while working on Salmonella pathogenesis and host cell interactions. Her low voltage scanning electromicrographs were the first to visualize the triggering of Salmonella entry into epithelial cells. She graduated in 1993 with Highest Distinction, was awarded the Irving Abrahams Award for outstanding basic science research, and received a Sarber Fellowship from ASM.


In 1994, Ginocchio was hired as a Research Associate in the Department of Infectious Diseases and as Director of Clinical Microbiology at North Shore University Hospital, NY. During the height of the AIDS epidemic, Mark Kaplan introduced Ginocchio to the world of clinical virology, retroviral research, and HIV. Together in collaboration with Joe Romano, they worked on one of the first HIV viral load assays and demonstrated its utility in the clinical setting. Her virology laboratories provided the advanced molecular diagnostics that were key during the 2009 New York City area influenza A H1N1 pandemic. At the epicenter of the NYC area outbreak, Ginocchio was able, very early in the pandemic, to publish one of the first, and largest, studies that rapidly evaluated the performance of various diagnostics for the detection of H1N1. Ginocchio was the 2012 recipient of the PASCV Diagnostic Virology Award.


Ginocchio is a member of ASM, Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (President 2012-2014), European Society for Clinical Virology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Association for Molecular Pathology, Infectious Diseases Society of America and College of American Pathologists Microbiology Resource Committee (2006-2012). She is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Clinical Virology, Section Editor, 10th and 11th editions Manual of Clinical Microbiology, and on the Editorial Board for Clinical Microbiology Reviews. Ginocchio has been an invited speaker at over 200 national and international conferences, has published 5 book chapters, over 200 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. She is a member of five International Biotechnology Advisory Panels and National/International Advisory panels for the CDC, NIH, NIAID, FDA, IDSA, and European Union. Marie Louise Landry, Yale University concludes, “as attested to by her advisory positions to the FDA, NIH, and IDSA, her grants, and her invited talks, which number 12-15 a year, she is clearly a national and international leader in the evaluation and implementation of cutting edge molecular techniques, especially in the diagnosis of respiratory viruses.”

Friday Five: Catching up with Alumni-Katie Amella

SBU on This Weekend’s CBS Sunday Morning

Stony Brook Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Friends,

Please tune in to CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, April 21, to see critically-acclaimed actor, director, writer and Stony Brook University visiting professor Alan Alda featured for his role as a founding board member of the Stony Brook University Center for Communicating Science. Find out why Alda is teaching improv not to actors…but to scientists as part of this exclusive interview! 

Matthew Colson
Executive Director
Stony Brook University Alumni Relations

*Please note: Airing date subject to change by CBS.


5/3/13 Reception & Film Screening – David France’s “How to Survive A Plague”

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington and to kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of the LGBTA, we will be hosting a screening of David France’s critically acclaimed documentary film, “How to Survive a Plague,” preface by a reception, with refreshments provided by the Alumni Association and followed by a panel discussion to help localized and share the history of the crisis here at Stony Brook. 

We hope the event will create space for a rich and powerful conversation about the history of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic here at Stony Brook, and/or in the greater Long Island/New York community. 

5pm – Reception, The Poetry Center (2nd Floor of the Humanities Building) refreshments provided by Stony Brook University Alumni Association

7pm – Screening of David France’s “How to Survive…,” Lecture Hall HUM 1006
“HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.” –

9pm – Post-screening Panel Discussion

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For additional information contact: 

Chris Tanaka ’07, ’10 Center for Prevention and Outreach Coordinator of LGBTQ Services Student Union, Rm. 214

Telephone: (631) 632-9666


Stony Brook University: This is Our Moment

Register Now for the Scholarship Golf Classic on June 17

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Mark your calendars for a 
great day of golf at one 
Willow Creek Photoof Long Island’s finest courses!

Proceeds go to scholarships for deserving Stony Brook University students who need your continued support now more than ever. 

2013 Scholarship Golf Classic

Willow Creek Golf and Country Club
Mt. Sinai, NY
11:30 AM – Registration and Brunch
1 PM – Shotgun my vrm logo

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 to register or to become a 
sponsor. If you can’t join us, please 
consider purchasing a tee sign or flag.


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