A Message from the Dean of the School of Medicine – Fall 2017

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Dean, School of Medicine

This edition of Medicine Today highlights a truly transformative moment in the development of Stony Brook Medicine. On Aug. 1, we celebrated Southampton Hospital joining the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system, giving residents of the East End even greater access to the most advanced medical care, closer to home.

Bringing these two institutions together provides new opportunities to train our providers in a community-based setting — in the “real world” outside the boundaries of academia. At the same time, we are bringing Stony Brook Medicine to Southampton, with improved access to leading specialists, groundbreaking research and advanced technology.

Also in this edition, we highlight the tremendous momentum in cancer research at Stony Brook University, as our faculty work together across traditional boundaries for inventive discoveries and solutions.

In the latest breakthrough, Stony Brook researchers have defined the structure of a key enzyme involved in regulating cell growth, which could offer important clues to understanding cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

We also highlight the innovative ways in which cancer research is being funded at Stony Brook — ranging from an endowed fellowship for cancer prevention, to a foundation’s gift for cancer innovation to a donation from Concerned Women of the Grove.

All of these generous donors share one common goal: a commitment to fighting cancer. It’s a commitment that we share at Stony Brook Medicine, as partners in the enterprise to revolutionize treatments and advance the science that leads to greater understanding, prevention and cures.

Kenneth Kaushansky, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine

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