Category Archives: Alumni

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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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 
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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.


Come Back to The Brook

Stony Brook Alumni and Friends

Come Back to The Brook
Your Alumni Association strives to help alumni and friends like you remain connected to one another and to Stony Brook University. We invite you to be a part of these upcoming alumni events.


12 – Law Forum Alumni PanelScholarship Golf Classic
 – Electronic Records, Coding & Billing
 – 21st Annual Latin Block Party 
16 – Etiquette Reception EOP/AIM
       Student Alumni & Networking
17 – First-ever SUNY University Center
       New York Virtual Career Fair 
17 – Sustainability Studies Alumni Panel
       Discussion (as a part of Earthstock)
20 – School of Social Welfare 80’s Reunion
20 – Theatre Arts Department Alumni
20 – School of Dental Medicine 45th
20 – MBA Association Annual Spring DinnerWolfstock 2013
23 and 25
 – Defensive Driver Course
24 – The 14th Annual Stars of Stony
       Brook Gala
25 – 7th Annual WISE SenioBanquet
26 – Roth Pond Regatta
26-28 – Philosophy DepartmenAlumni  
             Reunion and Conference:    
             Frontiers of Philosophy: 42 years of PhDs from the PhilosophDepartment
27 – Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Day & Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Day
29 – Shirley Strum Kenney Student Arts Festival


2 – Impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 
6 – Affordable Care Act Symposium

• For a full listing of the home and away spring athletics schedules, click here.
• Don’t miss your favorite performances at the Staller Center for the Arts. 
Click here.

We hope to see you soon!

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Watch video of Deepti Sharma Kapur ’08 CEO & Founder

Deepti_sharma_kapur is redefining the way you order food.  The newly created online hub is the first of its kind, enabling customers to pre-order from restaurants, food trucks and street carts in one place.  

So where did the idea of come from?  

“I got the idea while studying for the LSATS.  I would be waiting on line for food trucks and it would be 20 to 30 minutes long,” said Deepti Sharma Kapur, founder and CEO.  “I thought it was pretty ridiculous and there would be a better way to access food trucks.  The idea of came about from that.  How to make food trucks more accessible.”  

And making food trucks more accessible is turning into a booming business.  But as appetizing as the idea is, it did not become profitable overnight.  

“Initially I started the business by taking a trip out to India where I was trying to look up a tech team.  I didn’t have any funding at the time so it was all what I had saved,” said Kapur.  “Once I found a tech team that understood my idea and my business, I started raising money.  I raised a half a million dollars from friends and family.”…

4/14/13 Stony Brook University 21st Annual Latin Block Party

“Latin Block Party” is an annual community service event held during Stony Brook University’s spring semester that offers education, fun and entertainment through the hosting of cultural performances, games, and food.

This event also serves as a means of breaking down the ethnic barriers within our community, both on and off campus, through the unification and understanding of the Latino Culture. This year’s “Latin Block Party” marks the twenty first installment, since its creation.

This event is open for the enjoyment of the entire Stony Brook community catering to over 20,000 people and the communities that reside in the surrounding areas.

Since 1993 to present day, the Latin Block Party has been a free event for the Stony Brook Campus and community.

For additional information or to sponor contact 

4/12/13 Law Forum Alumni Panel and Networking

SB Pre-Law Society, Stony Brook Alumni Association and Phi Alpha Delta Present 

Law Forum 2013

Friday, April 12th 4pm – 7:30 pm

Participants include Stony Brook’s most distinguished alumni in the law profession!

4:00 Panel Discussion (Lecture Hall 2)

5:30 – 7:30 pm Students & Alumni Networking Reception round table discussions organized by fields of law! (Theater Lobby)

Topics of Discussion:

  • Preparation for the LSATS
  • How to get into and succeed in LAW SCHOOL
  • The ins and outs of the LAW FIELD

Refreshments will be served. Please show your pride and wear RED! It’s what we do

Unable to attend but interested in assisting pre-law students?  Sign up for Career Advising Network as a career mentor, speak on panels or have students visit your place of business.  

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Friday Five: Catching up with Alumni- Jacob Stebel ’11


Jacob Stebel at the 2012 Mohawk Valley Cup.

Jacob Stebel at the 2012 Mohawk Valley Cup.

“Friday Five” is a weekly short interview feature composed of five questions answered by students, alumni, and faculty. This week, we talked to alumnus Jacob Stebel from the class of 2011.

Since graduating from Stony Brook Jacob has travelled cross-country, written two feature-length screenplays, written and performed audio sketches for the PB&J Comedy Podcast, and is in the planning stages of producing a children’s TV show. He currently attends Teachers College at Columbia University and is finishing up his final student-teaching placement at The Cinema School in the Bronx, where he teaches 11th graders Film Production, Screenwriting, and Literary/Film Theory.  

Tell me about a skill you learned as an English major that has helped you out in the “real world.”

The most important skill I learned from being an English major is how to find, develop and maintain my own voice while writing for a specific audience. This is an invaluable ability to have in your personal and professional lives. As you enter or advance in the workforce, you will likely need to learn how to harness all of your communication skills, creativity and other strengths in order to both complete tasks and work well with others.  We’ve all had the experience as English majors of learning that some of our professors react to our writing styles differently than others.  By learning to adapt, while staying true to who we are as individuals, we become versatile, dexterous assets to any organization lucky enough to have us.

Which text was your favorite to read as an undergraduate? In which class did you read it?

It’s a toss-up between The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (read in Emily Churilla’s EGL 373 – Non-Western Literature) and Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward, which I read in Bente Videbaek’s not-to-be missed Literature of Science Fiction class (EGL 394)! The latter novel is one that I doubt I’d have come across on my own, and it’s a wonderfully dense and well-written exploration of an alien culture’s development. It’s “world-building” at its finest.

If you could give one piece of advice to current undergraduates, what would it be?

If you aren’t already doing so, treat your classes like they’re a job you need to prepare and be on time for.  You, via your family/loans/life savings, are paying for an opportunity to interact with the brilliant students and faculty that Stony Brook has in abundance. Get to know these people as well as you know your assigned readings; the networking opportunities and friendships with professors and peers alike are invaluable.

Which text do you suggest all undergraduates read before they graduate?

Oh, jeez… that’s a tough one! I guess that if I had to pick one, I’d recommend a deep reading of James Joyce’s Dubliners.   I often come back to several of the stories in that book and remain awed by how Joyce implicitly speaks to his fellow countrymen in an attempt to rally them away from despair and passive romanticism in favor of active, enthusiastic participation in the world as free people. So many of the themes in Dubliners are reflective of the experience of young adulthood in today’s America, and I think all undergraduates can learn much from this wonderful text.

English majors are known for writing a lot of papers. Tell me about the most memorable paper you wrote for an English course.

Joaquin Martinez Pizarro’s “Epic Literature of Antiquity” course (EGL 390) was among the most rigorous courses I’ve taken. After a brief period of being wildly intimidated by both the rigor of the class and Dr. Pizzaro’s expertize, I found myself relishing the constant quizzing and pressure to contribute to class discussion.  The most memorable paper I wrote during my undergraduate career is the one I wrote for his midterm assessment, in which I compared the evolution of the warrior-ruler between the Ancient Babylonian Epic of Bilgames/Gilgamesh and King David in Samuel I & II. The title is “From Warrior-Heroes to Rulers: A Comparative Study of The Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament Story of King David” and I’m still very proud of it!

Source: Stony Brook University, English Department

Friday Five: Catching up with Alumni- Jacob Stebel.

4/20/13 – School of Dental Medicine 45th Anniversary Reunion

School of Dental Medicine 45th Anniversary Reunion – Celebration 
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Oral Health Care

Dental Medicine Reunion Invitation

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