School of Medicine

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University was founded in 1971 as the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

In 2016, the School entered into a strategic partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine in Manhattan for collaborative education, research and clinical care programs.

In November 2018, it was named Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in recognition of the philanthropic investments of over 100 families at Renaissance Technologies in Stony Brook University – including the School of Medicine – starting with a gift made by Jim Simons, former Stony Brook University Mathematics Department Chair, who incubated Renaissance Technologies on the Stony Brook University campus.

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The Center for Molecular Medicine is designed to meet the specific needs of the Renaissance School of Medicine's thematic research programs. The center offers facilities for transgenic animal experiments, high resolution NMR, x-ray diffraction, and molecular modeling studies, as well as isolation rooms for experiments using pathogenic organisms. A highly advanced informatics system links researchers to scientists throughout the world.

In 1998, Stony Brook established an NIH funded General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), which offers the very latest in clinical research and provides a strong infrastructure that enables clinician scientists to conduct extramural supported research studies. The NIH also supports major training programs in Pharmacology, Cancer, Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Biophysics.