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Continuing Education: (Hospital) QA vs. Research

The line that differentiates Quality Assurance (QA) activities and research activities is not always readily discernable. It is for this reason that subsection 17.1 of our SOPs (access Section 17, “Special Topics” here: ) provides investigators with some guidance as to which activities are definitely QA, which are definitely research, and which may be a blend of both. Included in this section is the process to follow in all possible scenarios (QA requires Dr. Bill Greene’s approval, Research requires IRB approval). Please review this section so that you may better understand the sometimes ‘gray’ distinction between what SBU considers QA and Research.

Symposium: Recent Advances in Neuroscience Research – June 17, 2011

Stony Brook University, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, is pleased to announce the first annual symposium on Recent Advances in Neuroscience Research. This cooperative symposium will feature talks by and discussions with 10 scientists from BNL, CSHL, and SBU brought together to present their ongoing research on topics ranging from systems to cellular neuroscience and utilizing technologies from bioimaging to biophysics. In addition, the symposium will host 25 poster presentations.  

The Symposium will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wang Center Theater.  Abstracts for posters must be submitted by May 31st; selected poster presentations will be notified by June 5th. Breakfast and lunch are free to all attendees, but all attendees MUST pre-register by June 5th 2011. Registration is available on-line at:

Please pass along this information to faculty, staff and students you feel may be interested in this special event. Seating for the symposium and attendance to the poster sessions are limited to pre-registered individuals on a first-come basis. Again, register now on-line at:

Registration will close at 240 participants or by June 5th , whichever comes first!

President Stanley’s Statement on the NYSUNY 2020 Initiative

May 2, 2011

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s announcement of the NYSUNY 2020 Program.

“NYSUNY 2020 is exciting for SUNY, for Stony Brook University and for our region,” said President Stanley. “We applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher as well, for her commitment and support; together they are advancing the role of SUNY’s research institutions and the future of the State’s prospects for economic development.

“The Governor’s plan calls for an infusion of capital dollars for construction keyed to research and requires long term economic and academic plans which Stony Brook has finalized recently and will promptly submit for consideration,” said Dr. Stanley. “This visionary plan presents the opportunity for Stony Brook to increase tuition resulting in additional operating revenue while helping us generate the necessary private funding that will enable us to populate new facilities with leading research faculty and staff, and provide opportunities for the most exceptional students. In so doing, the plan will further our mission of education, research, and discovery of cutting edge technology and new medical treatments.

“As a top-tier research university and member of the prestigious AAU, Stony Brook University is poised to be the engine of a dynamic, interconnected and entrepreneurial regional network for economic innovation and will help NY excel under NYSUNY 2020. SBU accounts for 97% of all SUNY royalties; its average royalty income is $10 million – $15 million per year, and SBU’s gross royalty income for FY 09 was $17,220,322.57. In addition, SBU researchers have filed approximately 1,400 invention disclosures and have been awarded more than 800 patents.

“It is exceptional that the Governor and the Chancellor have recognized the track record of Stony Brook and the other University Centers for their leadership and ability to have a positive and productive impact on regional economic development. We look forward to working with the entire Long Island delegation, the Long Island Association and other key business leaders on Long Island to get their full support, which is critical for NYSUNY 2020 to succeed.


BNL to Host NSLS-II Workshop on May 18, 2011

Interested Stony Brook University scientists (faculty, post-docs and students) are invited to attend an internal workshop to learn about the status and plans for the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM at BNL. The workshop’s purpose is to help us identify strategies for developing and enhancing research programs in the different areas of science at BNL and SBU that will benefit from NSLS II’s capabilities.

Attendees will hear overview talks on the Laboratory’s general vision and strategy, including the role of NSLS-II, a summary of NSLS-II status and plans, and a summary of the current state of the Lab’s and SBU’s science and technology (S&T) research interests (and collaborations) in using NSLS-II.

During several breakout sessions, workshop leaders will solicit input for inclusion in the emerging strategies for developing, evolving, and positioning research programs to take maximum advantage of NSLS-II.

Development of these strategies is being facilitated by a working group drawn from across BNL and SBU, including Allen Orville (ELS), Lisa Miller (PSD), Ron Pindak (PSD), Qun Shen (PSD), John Hill(BES), Jose Rodriguez (BES), Lynne Ecker (GARS), Jeff Fitts (ELS), Ben Hsiao (SBU), and Doon Gibbs (Deputy Director for S&T, BNL). The working group will subsequently gather the input from the breakout sessions and develop strategies for the further refinement of the developing NSLS-II-based research programs as a part of the Laboratory’s strategy for achieving its S&T missions. These results will be presented at a subsequent meeting.

The workshop agenda can be found online
( If you are interested in attending the workshop and participating in a breakout session, or if you have questions, please contact Liz Flynn at by May 9. Be sure to indicate which breakout sessions you will participate in. A wine and cheese reception will follow the workshop.