Campus Announcements for the week of 05/16/2011



Table of Contents


01. Administrative
1. Time to renew library material

2. Campus Dining Hours of Service for Finals and Commencement

3. Commencement Day, May 25, 2011 - Information About Parking

4. May is National Direct Deposit Month - Go Green!

03. Workshops/Courses/Training
1. Email Etiquette

2. Stony Brook Safety EXPO June 15th,2011;8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Wang Center

3. English Conversation Classes for May and June 2011

4. Art Of Living Workshop

05. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
1. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

2. Viruses Forever Symposium

3. Nobel Laureate Thomas Steitz to speak at Brookhaven Lab on The Ribosome and New Antibiotics, May 23 @ 4PM

4. Laufer Center Seminar: Jiang Zhu, PhD, NIAID/NIH

5. Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

6. Center for Italian Studies Lecture: Professor Alfredo Fontanini(Neurobiology and Behavior Department), Sunday May 22, 2:30 p.m.

06. Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures
1. Pharmacological Sciences Seminar Series

2. Conference for Nurses, MD's, Faculty, Students & Ancillary Staff

3. Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar

07. Charitable
1. Donate Your Glasses!

2. Join WALK FM & Support Stony Brook Children's Hospital

08. Culture & Entertainment
1. Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

2. Multimedia Screenings for Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art

3. Postdoc Networking Social

4. 2011 Seawolves Softball All Skills Camp August 1-4

5. Campus Recreation Summer Softball Co-ed League

6. Stony Brook Child Care Services Beach Walk - Rescheduled

09. For-Pay Workshops/Courses
1. Defensive Driving Program for UUP Members

2. Enjoy a Summer of Science

3. Understand the Dynamics of Public Opinion in this Forward-Looking Masters in PoliSci

4. Excel in the Public Sector

5. Stony Brook University MBA Program

10. Research
1. The purpose of this study is to understand factors that cause platelets to be abnormal.

2. Do You Have Osteoarthritis of The Joint at the Base of Your Thumb?

3. Treatment Study for Behavioral Control Problems for Boys and Girls 6 to 12 Years Old

4. Do You Have Heart Failure?

5. Volunteers Needed Who Are Taking Statins To Lower Cholesterol

6. Volunteers Needed With Lower Extremity Limb Loss (Amputation)

7. Stony Brook University Brain Imaging Study on Social Stress and Genes

8. TOSCA (Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression)

9. Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT), SBU Clinical Site

10. Having Problems With Alcohol?

11. Male Participants Needed For Research Study!

12. Current Or Past Crack Or Cocaine Problems?

13. 18-60 years old and in good health for participation in brain imaging medical research.

14. Have you had an abrupt visual change within the past 3 weeks?

15. Have You Been Diagnosed With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - Also Known As Pseudotumor Cerebri?

16. Are you currently depressed?

11. Miscellaneous
1. Seawolves MarketPlace Welcomes Summer with Iced Coffee




01. Administrative

1. Time to renew library material

Graduate Students, Faculty, Management Confidential, Emeritus and Professional staff who currently have borrowed library material due May 23, 2011, from the Main, Music and/or the Science/Engineering Library, are urged to return or renew at this time.
For those renewing, the new due date will be Dec, 20, 2011. Items already renewed 3 times, must be returned and may then be checked out again.
For information on how to renew online via STARS/OPAC, please go to the URL below. To renew in person, please present your ID card to service desk staff. It is not necessary to bring the material into the library in order to have them renewed. Overdue material can not be renewed.
Thank you.

http://www.library.stonybrook.edu/node/92#renew

Submitted by: David Weiner/Lib

2. Campus Dining Hours of Service for Finals and Commencement

Campus Dining will be operating under special hours of service for finals and Commencement, beginning Monday, May 23rd. Please see our website for a full listing of service hours during this period.
Starbucks will be operating under special hours of service for finals and Commencement, beginning Monday, May 23rd. Starbucks will be closed beginning Thursday, May 26th and will reopen Monday, June 6th. Special Summer hours of service for Starbucks are listed at www.campusdining.org.

http://www.campusdining.org

Submitted by: Vincent Gentile/FSA

3. Commencement Day, May 25, 2011 - Information About Parking

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 is Commencement Day. The University Commencement Ceremony starts at 11 am in the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. There are departmental convocations before and after the University Ceremony.
This celebration will bring approximately 10,000 guests to campus. Please note the following:
1.John S. Toll Drive is open to pedestrian traffic only; parking lots off of Toll Drive will be accessible via Campus Drive.
2.The Stadium Parking Lots (Stadium Brown Zone and Stadium Metered Lots) and the Student Union Metered Lot will be closed and used exclusively for Commencement guests and guests needing disability parking.
3.The Sports Complex Metered Lot will be closed since it is used for graduate line up.
4.SBU Transit will be providing bus service for guests.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we accommodate the family and friends of our graduates.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/graduation

Submitted by: Ann Brody/Pres

4. May is National Direct Deposit Month - Go Green!

It's your money. Get it faster! Enroll in Direct Deposit today and receive the benefits of:
-Reliability - Funds are automatically deposited into up to 7 selected financial account(s) of your choice.
-Security - No worries about lost or stolen checks.
-Convenience - No matter where you are on payday your earnings will be in your account.
To enroll in Direct Deposit and GO Green! Visit your Human Resource Services Office,or download a Direct Deposit form at http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr/misc/dd/state.shtml
Completed forms can be faxed to (631) 632-6208. For further information please contact Karen at (631) 632-6094 or Mary at (631) 632-6388.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr/misc/dd/state.shtml

Submitted by: Lillian Valdez/Admin



03. Workshops/Courses/Training

1. Email Etiquette

5/24/2011 9:00am 12:00pm
"Where is the un-send button?"
"I cannot believe I sent that to everyone."
"What do you mean she was upset by my email?"
Sound familiar? Email Etiquette is not only about spelling, grammar and punctuation. Other important factors are length, tone and appropriateness.
In this session participants will learn:
*Proper formatting for emails
*Content development
*Tips on more effective use of Lotus Notes
*Legal does and dont's for email communication at Stony Brook
*Identify common pitfalls with emailing
Click below to register now!

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/training/hrclasses.nsf/wc0032

Submitted by: Lillian Valdez/Admin

2. Stony Brook Safety EXPO June 15th,2011;8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Wang Center

June is National Safety Month and the department of Environmental Health & Safety is hosting a Safety EXPO. The goal is to focus employers, employees, students and partners on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses both on and off the job. Visit one of our many vendors and attend lectures such as Ergonomics, Slips Trips & Falls, Machine Shop Safety, Accident Investigation, Shipping Hazardous Materials, Biological Safety, Research Compliance & Safety Responsibilities. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. No cost for SBU Affiliates. Open to all on West Campus, South Campus, HSC, Manhattan and Southampton. Contact Cliff Knee (2-3725) for more information.

Submitted by: Kim Auletta/Admin

3. English Conversation Classes for May and June 2011

The English Conversation Class will meet on the main floor of the Wang Center at the round tables on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:50 p.m. on the following weeks:
May 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21 and 28th.
If English is your second language and you would like the opportunity to practice speaking in a friendly atmosphere, please join us. For further information contact
Martha Fink mgfink@attglobal.net

Submitted by: Dawn Mcbrearty/UAff

4. Art Of Living Workshop

The Art of Living workshop is a proven method for improving the quality of life. It is based both on theoretical understanding and practical tools that can immediately be put to use with implications for all aspects of an individual's with direct, long lasting and tangible results. The workshop provides participants with practical and powerful techniques including Eastern breathing techniques, meditation, tension-releasing yogic stretches and exercises, and skills for dealing effectively with challenging emotions and situations. A weekly group follow up practice is available at Stony Brook.
Dates Sat June 11 to Mon June 13, 2011
Time: Sat and Sun 9AM - 2 pm, Mon 6:30 - 9:30 PM,
All days must be attended
Workshop Fee: Free
To register and for more information contact Dr. Balaji Sitharaman - 631-655-4736

Submitted by: Balaji Sitharaman/CEAS



05. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

1. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Today, Monday May 16, 2011, Dr. David Thanassi is hosting Dr. Anthony T. Maurelli of Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine who will present "Metabolic Virulence Genes: A New Paradigm to Study Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens" at 12:00 noon in room 038 of the Life Sciences Building.

Submitted by: Carol Brekke/UHMC

2. Viruses Forever Symposium

Everyone is cordially invited to the "Viruses Forever" symposium in
honor of the 75th birthday of Dr. Eckard Wimmer, Distinguished
Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. The symposium is being
held Friday, May 27, 2011 in the Wang Center from 8:45am - 5:05pm.
Scheduled guest speakers include: Dr. Vadim Agol, Dr. Akio Nomoto, Dr.
Hans-Georg Krausslich, Dr. Emilio Emini, Dr. Steffen Mueller, Dr. Sung
Key Jang, Dr. Michael Rossman, Dr. Bert Semler, Dr. Richard Kuhn, Dr.
Steven Skiena, and Dr. Olen Kew.
Anita Crowley is the contact person and can be reached at (631)632-
8787 or by email at acrowley@notes.cc.sunysb.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Carol Brekke/UHMC

3. Nobel Laureate Thomas Steitz to speak at Brookhaven Lab on The Ribosome and New Antibiotics, May 23 @ 4PM

Thomas Steitz of Yale University and the Howard Hughes Medical Inst. will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture at Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Lab on May 23rd at 4PM. The lecture "From the Structure & Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics" will be presented free of charge and is open to the public. Visitors to the lab must bring photo ID. For more information contact: 344-2347

http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=1265

Submitted by: Laura Lyons/Prov

4. Laufer Center Seminar: Jiang Zhu, PhD, NIAID/NIH

The Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology is hosting the following seminar: Jiang Zhu, PhD, "Analyzing CD4 binding site-directed broadly neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies by 454 pyrosequencing and computational bioinformatics "
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:00 PM in Room 412, Chemistry Bldg.
For more information please visit:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/laufer/zhu.html

Submitted by: Jessica Rotolo/CAS

5. Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Please join Dr. Nick Carpino next Monday, May 23, 2011 as he hosts Seminar Speaker Dr. Demin Wang of the Blood Institute/Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wang will present "Signal regulation of B lymphopoiesis" in the Life Sciences Building Room 038 at 12:00 noon.

Submitted by: Carol Brekke/UHMC

6. Center for Italian Studies Lecture: Professor Alfredo Fontanini(Neurobiology and Behavior Department), Sunday May 22, 2:30 p.m.

Center for Italian Studies Lecture, Sunday, May 22, 2:30 p.m. by Professor Alfredo Fontanini of Stony Brook's Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and a 2010 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (the highest honor given by the US government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers). As his research focuses on the neuroscience of taste and he studies regions of the brain that are involved in the processing and perception of taste and emotions, he will share with us his findings and observations on "Taste and the Brain." Location: Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University's Melville Library, Room E 4340. (631-632-7444 for additional information)

http://www.stonybrook.edu/italianstudies

Submitted by: Josephine Fusco/CAS



06. Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

1. Pharmacological Sciences Seminar Series

Tuesday,May 17,2011 at 12pm noon
Dr. Ian Hitchcock
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Stony Brook University
The roles of thrombopoietin and JAK2 in normal and malignant hematopoiesis
Host Dr. Stella Tsirka
Basic Science Tower Level 8 Room 180

http://www.pharm.stonybrook.edu

Submitted by: Melissa Daley/UHMC

2. Conference for Nurses, MD's, Faculty, Students & Ancillary Staff

Live From New York: It's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Updates.
May 20, 2011 8:00- 4 pm
Breakfast/Lunch served/CEU's provided
Beautiful Facility: Baruch College, NYC
55 Lexington Ave.
Vertical Campus Conference Center
$125 Reg. (After April 30 $150)
Contact: Jeanne Greenfield CPNP 444-7720

Submitted by: Jeanne Greenfield/UHMC

3. Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar

Seminar at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, BST 5, 140
Dr. Alexandros Persinidis, Ph.D.
Biochemistry and Structural Biology Program
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Single-molecule, sub-diffraction imaging of molecular-scale structures and interactions"
Host: Dr. Mark Bowen

Submitted by: Melanie Bonnette/UHMC



07. Charitable

1. Donate Your Glasses!

Donate your used eye glasses for the Stony Brook Medical Students Medical Mission to Peru.
You may use the Drop Box located in the Administration Bldg. by the Registrar or mail them to Mary Hoffmann, E1315 Frank Melville Library, Zip=3354. For more information call 632-4995.

Submitted by: Yasemin Tansel/HSC

2. Join WALK FM & Support Stony Brook Children's Hospital

Island Federal Credit Union will deposit $9.75 in a new regular (Adult or Youth) Savings Account
and make a matching $9.75 contribution to Stony Brook Children's Hospital(May 2 through September 30)
Stop in any Island Federal Credit Union for details.

Submitted by: Yasemin Tansel/HSC



08. Culture & Entertainment

1. Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

On view in the Charles B. Wang Center from April 25th to May 27th, Erasing Borders 2011 is a richly provocative exhibition of work by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics and the fluidity of identities in painting, prints, installations, video, and sculpture. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village.
In its 8th year, Erasing Borders is curated by Vijay Kumar and produced by the Indo-American Arts Council.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sarah Feltham/GST

2. Multimedia Screenings for Erasing Borders: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Chapel
Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Zodiac Gallery
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Zodiac Gallery
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Zodiac Gallery
Sara Suleman's multimedia work explores emotion through the investigation of ethereal
and formal qualities of everyday materials in two pieces, Suleman's Converge (2010) and
Seen/Unseen (2010). As she creates new meanings through a juxtaposition of Eastern and
Western sensibilities, Mumtaz Hussain does the same in Soul of Civilization (2010). With
technical and stylistic influences spanning regions and centuries, from ancient archaeology
to traditional calligraphy to modern mixed media techniques, his work straddles the
cultural divide that separates his native Pakistan from his current life in New York.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/wang

Submitted by: Sarah Feltham/GST

3. Postdoc Networking Social

Event is open to all postdoctoral scholars. Come enjoy free food and drink at the University Cafe, Thursday May 19 from 4-6 pm. This is a chance to network and enjoy some down time with your colleagues. Feel free to bring significant others.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/postdocs

Submitted by: Lynn Allopenna/Grad

4. 2011 Seawolves Softball All Skills Camp August 1-4

The Stony Brook Softball Staff is offering an exciting opportunity for any and all players ages 7-17 this summer! The All Skills Camp will feature former professional player and top clinician Danielle Kinly! The cost of the camp is $325.00 and includes a t-shirt, daily snacks and prizes. For more information, please see our web site a www.goseawolves.org and click on camps & clinics or call 631-632-7282/4517.

http://www.goseaolves.org

Submitted by: Megan Bryant/Pres

5. Campus Recreation Summer Softball Co-ed League

The Department of Campus Recreation Coed Summer Softball League is now taking registration. Early bird registration deadline is Friday, May 27th (cost $175.00) If you register after May 27th the cost will be $225.00, and the final day to register your team is Thursday, June 3rd. League will run from June 7th to Aug. 16th. Games will be played at 5:20pm & 6:35pm on Tuesday and,or Thursday nights. Teams will consist of at least nine people (4 women minimum) on the field at all times. Only students, faculty & staff of the University are eligible to participate. For more information or to register, please contact David Hairston at 632.7120 or email david.hairston@stonybrook.edu. Teams of all Undergraduate students participate for free.

http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/rec/index.shtml

Submitted by: David Hairston/OSA

6. Stony Brook Child Care Services Beach Walk - Rescheduled

Stony Brook Child Care Services Beach Walk Event will be held on Saturday May 21st from 10am - 12noon. Come join us for a walk on Trustees Road at West Meadow Beach. The road is closed to traffic, so strollers, bicycles, scooters, skates and wagons are all welcome! There are also swings for swinging and a beautiful view of Long Island Sound. For further information, call 632-6930.

Submitted by: Patricia Birbiglia/Affl



09. For-Pay Workshops/Courses

1. Defensive Driving Program for UUP Members

A NYSUT sponsored Defensive Driving program is being offered on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM in the Wang Center Room 201, for all UUP employees and their immediate family members. Cost is $30 per person, payable in advance. Checks should be made payable to "NYSUT Benefit Trust" and delivered to the UUP office, S-5415 Melville Library, Z=3388. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Receipt of your check reserves your place in class. Participants are usually entitled to a 10% discount on their automotive insurance. Check with your provider. The certificate is good for three years of savings! Contact Corinne Burns at Ext. 2-6570 or cmburns@notes.cc.sunysb.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Corinne Burns/Affl

2. Enjoy a Summer of Science

Experience science in the heart of an 88-acre wetland preserve. High school juniors and seniors can do just that by registering for a three-credit undergraduate introductory course in oceanography that will immerse them in hands-on fieldwork. The classroom is Stony Brook University's waterside scientific laboratory at West Meadow Creek in Stony Brook. Sign up for the Summer of Science through Stony Brook University Summer Session II. The class runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 12 through August 18, 9 am to 1 pm. Get close to nature in an intimate class setting. Call (631-751-2244 or visit www.wmho.org.

Submitted by: Glenn Jochum/UAff

3. Understand the Dynamics of Public Opinion in this Forward-Looking Masters in PoliSci

Enroll in this innovative Masters program in political science that explores the psychology of public opinion, attitude change, and propaganda. Learn how the public reacts to events, media campaigns, and public relations efforts. Get firsthand experience about the major research methods used to study the dynamics of public opinion. Anyone interested in working for political campaigns, public relations, and the media, or who want to work for federal or local legislators, or not-for-profit organizations, should apply. For more, see www.stonybrook.edu/polsci

Submitted by: Glenn Jochum/UAff

4. Excel in the Public Sector

Register for Stony Brook's Master of Arts in Public Policy program. Our students go on to lead and shape the world at all levels of government. Recent graduates have attained key positions in the offices of local congressmen, councilmen, and borough presidents as well as agencies such as NYPIRG and the Washington Center. Our alumni network will help provide you with internships as well as staff and management placements in government agencies, political campaigns, public policy journals, private, nonprofit, and advocacy organizations, and industry associations. Visit www.stonybrook.edu/polsci.

Submitted by: Glenn Jochum/UAff

5. Stony Brook University MBA Program

Stony Brook University MBA Program
Interested in getting your MBA from Stony Brook? Programs include full time and part time, with classes for working executives on Saturdays and weekday evenings. Concentrations include health care management, finance, marketing, information systems management, human resources, general management, and innovation.
The College of Business will be reviewing applications for the Fall 2011 semester until July 1. For more information on the program and the application process, come to one of our May information sessions:
May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Student Activities Center, Room 311
May 21 from 10:00 am to Noon in the Charles B. Wang Center, Room 201
To RSVP for an information session or to receive more information on the program, please contact Marie McCallion at 632-7476 or marie.mccallion@stonybrook.edu.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/business

Submitted by: Marie Mccallion/COB



10. Research

1. The purpose of this study is to understand factors that cause platelets to be abnormal.

We are seeking healthy volunteers, males and females, 21 years of age or older to donate 25ml (~2 tablespoons) of blood for a research study
Platelets are blood cells that control blood clotting. Platelet disorders can cause bleeding or clotting, leading to heart attacks and stroke. You will be paid $20 for donating your blood. To schedule an appointment contact The General Clinical Research Center (GCRC)-631-444-1201

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

2. Do You Have Osteoarthritis of The Joint at the Base of Your Thumb?

You May Be Eligible To Participate In A Clinical Study To Treat This Painful Problem. To Learn More About This Clinical Study, Call: Department Of Orthopaedics @ (631) 444-2215

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

3. Treatment Study for Behavioral Control Problems for Boys and Girls 6 to 12 Years Old

Stony Brook University's Division of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry is conducting a study supported by the National Institute of Health of treatment steps for children, ages 6 to 12, who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other behavioral control problems such as aggressiveness, explosiveness and low frustration tolerance. Eligible children receive free evaluation and free study treatment including medication and help with behavioral support strategies. For further information, please call Dr. Lauren Gonsalves (631) 632-8317

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

4. Do You Have Heart Failure?

Adults diagnosed with heart failure are invited to participate in a symptom monitoring study. The study is testing an educational method to help patients monitor their heart failure symptoms. If qualified to participate, questionnaires about your medical history, symptoms, self-care, and quality of life will be completed. Participants are followed for one year by telephone (15-20 minute interviews 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after enrollment). All participants will be given a weight scale to keep and a booklet on heart failure self-care. You will be paid $20 at both 6 and 12 months if you complete the telephone interviews. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call: Dr. Corrine Jurgens - 631-444-3236

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

5. Volunteers Needed Who Are Taking Statins To Lower Cholesterol

Are You Taking Statins to Lower Cholesterol (such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor, Crestor, Lescol, etc.) and Experience Muscle Pain/Soreness, Weakness or Fatigue? If You Are 21 Years of Age or Older You May be Eligible to Participate in a Study for Treatment with a Nutritional Supplement. If you meet the criteria for the study and choose to participate, you will be given a stipend of up to $700. For Further Information Contact (631) 444-6900, Stony Brook University Hospital General Clinical Research Center

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

6. Volunteers Needed With Lower Extremity Limb Loss (Amputation)

We are looking for volunteers with lower extremity limb loss (amputation) to participate in a training study that involves walking on a treadmill. To qualify you must have an amputation of the lower extremity at one of the following levels: Below the knee (BK), through the knee (Knee disarticulation), above the knee (AK). Receive $300.00 for your participation. It will require you to attend 15 sessions. For information please contact: (631) 444-1200

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

7. Stony Brook University Brain Imaging Study on Social Stress and Genes

Looking for volunteers. Study involves 1 visit, and may include saliva sampling, questionnaires, behavioral testing in a brain scanner, and an additional blood draw. Total payment is $20/hour, plus $20 for blood draw. You must be over 18, non-smoker, have no current psychiatric diagnosis or substance abuse problem, no diabetes. (Other eligibility requirements exist). For more information, email canlilab.fmri@gmail.com

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

8. TOSCA (Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression)

Does Your Child Have ADHD And Severe Problems With Aggression?
Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at SUNY Stony Brook are conducting a study of children ages 6 - 12 with ADHD and severe problems with aggressive behavior. Children will receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation, and treatment with one or two medications. Parents will receive nine weeks of parent training. There is no charge to families for these services. To learn more about the project, please call Dr. Jayne Schneider at 631-632-3091

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

9. Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT), SBU Clinical Site

The Dental School at Stony Brook University is recruiting participants for a research study.
If you are 35 years old or older, if you are being treated for Type-2 Diabetes, if you have at least 16 natural teeth AND if your gums are sore or bleed when you clean your teeth you may qualify to enroll in the study. The study will last 6 months. Candidates must be able to understand written English without help. Eligible participants will receive free dental examinations and teeth cleaning. Modest compensation for your time and travel will be provided.
To learn more please call 631-632-3964

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

10. Having Problems With Alcohol?

Male participants needed for research study! Earn up to $457. Must be 18-45 years old, in good health. Call to see if you qualify - 1-888-472-2452

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

11. Male Participants Needed For Research Study!

Earn up to $457. Must be 18-45 years old and in good health. Call to see if you qualify - 1-888-472-2452

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

12. Current Or Past Crack Or Cocaine Problems?

Crack and cocaine users needed (current or past). Fee paid. 18-60 years old and in good health for participation in brain imaging medical research. Confidentiality maintained, transportation provided. Call 1-888-265-7464

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

13. 18-60 years old and in good health for participation in brain imaging medical research.

Healthy volunteers needed. Fee paid. 18-60 years old and in good health for participation in brain imaging medical research. Confidentiality maintained, transportation provided. Call 1-888-265-7464

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

14. Have you had an abrupt visual change within the past 3 weeks?

If you are a male aged 45 or older, and are able to identify the date your vision abruptly changed, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Patrick Sibony at Stony Brook Ophthalmology. The cause of the abrupt visual change cannot be due to a traumatic injury, tumor, ocular inflammation or retinopathy. The study involves one visit and may or may not include a 30 minute telephone interview. If selected to participate, you will be paid $25.00 for your time and an additional $25.00 if you are chosen for the telephone interview. If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Ann Marie Lavorna, RN at 631-444-6476 or 631-444-4090.

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

15. Have You Been Diagnosed With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - Also Known As Pseudotumor Cerebri?

If you have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) within the past 6 weeks or been told you have bilateral papilledema, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial being conducted by Dr. Patrick Sibony at Stony Brook Ophthalmology. This clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NIH) and is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of medication and diet as compared to diet and placebo in people with this condition. Another objective is to try to uncover the cause of IIH. The following tests will be conducted as part of the study: blood work, lumbar puncture, and an MRI. If you or someone you know are interested and between the ages of 18 and 60 and would like further information, please contact Ann Marie Lavorna, RN at 631-444-6476 or 631-444-4090.

Submitted by: Diane Ruenes/UHMC

16. Are you currently depressed?

If you are between 18 and 40 years old and not currently taking antidepressants, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on depression and brain functioning. This study involves 1 or 2 lab visits (about 3 to 4 hours total) for a clinical interview and a behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) session to look at your brain activity while performing a number of tasks. You will be paid up to $80. Contact John Borghi at: (631) 632-7849 or at sbuScan@yahoo.com (Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University)

http://www.psychology.sunysb.edu/cns/index.htm

Submitted by: Autumn Kujawa/GST



11. Miscellaneous

1. Seawolves MarketPlace Welcomes Summer with Iced Coffee

Seawolves Iced Coffee is a refreshing beverage made with Green Mountain Coffee. Available at a promotional price of $1.99 (plus tax) for 16 fl. oz. through May 27th. Customize your Seawolves Iced Coffee with a choice of 6 flavored syrups (25 cents additional). Seawolves MarketPlace is located in the Student Activities Center.

http://stonybrook.edu/fsa

Submitted by: Angela Agnello/FSA