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About the Health Sciences

The Health Sciences
The University's Health Sciences was established in 1972 to address the shortage of health care professionals and improve access to the most sophisticated types of medical care for residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Today, it is Long Island's only comprehensive academic health center, with a fourfold mission in education, research, patient care and community service. The center consists of the professional schools of: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Nursing and Social Welfare, as well as a Graduate Program in Public Health. The center also operates the Long Island State Veterans Home, a 350-bed facility offering residential and day care for veterans, and maintains affiliations with more than 150 hospitals, clinics, and social and public agencies.

Health Sciences Library & Barry S. Coller, MD, Learning Center - The mission of the Health Sciences Library is to provide the quality resources and excellent service needed to support the educational, research, and clinical activities of the Stony Brook University Health Sciences community.  The Health Sciences Library (HSL) supports teaching, research and patient care in six programs: Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Welfare.  The Library also supports research and patient care for the University Hospital and the Long Island Veterans Home.