The Department of Medicine News and Events

Dr. Huda Salman is Awarded a Clinical Trial Research Grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Posted by Internal Medicine on October 16, 2020

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce that Huda Salman, M.D, Ph.D., was awarded a clinical trial research grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, one of only six FDA grants whose focus is to enhance the development of medical products for patients with rare diseases. Dr. Salman’s R01 FDA/NIH R01 grant is titled “CD4 Redirected Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy for CD4 Positive T Cell Neoplasms.” The grant totals $3.1 million over four years.

SBUH Receives the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Posted by Internal Medicine on September 25, 2020

Dr. Hal Skopicki, distinguished faculty member in the Department of Medicine in the Renaissance School of Medicine, and Chief of Cardiology at Stony Brook University Hospital, can now add one more distinction to his long list of accolades: the leader of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center that received the 2020 American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Promotion of Dr. Joshua Miller to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Posted by Internal Medicine on September 21, 2020

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce the promotion of Joshua Miller, MD, MPH, to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Appointment of Grace La Torre, MD, Director of Palliative Care

Posted by Internal Medicine on August 5, 2020

The Department of Medicine has the distinct pleasure of announcing the appointment of Dr. Grace La Torre, Assistant Professor of Medicine, as Director of the Stony Brook Palliative Care Service and Section of Palliative Care in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Nirvani Goolsarran Awarded the Presidential Mini Grant for 2020-2021

Posted by Internal Medicine on July 24, 2020

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce the following: Nirvani Goolsarran, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, and Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Compliance, Department of Medicine, was awarded the Stony Brook University Presidential Mini Grant for 2020-2021.

Stony Brook Primary Care Receives PCMH Recognition

Posted by Internal Medicine on June 2, 2020

The Department of Medicine is thrilled to announce that, once again, Stony Brook Primary Care has received PCMH recognition.

What is a PCMH NCQA® practice? PCMH practices (patient-centered medical homes) recognized by the NCQA® (National Committee on Quality Assurance) exemplify a different kind of care, where improved coordinated services for patients and increased satisfaction among providers are just some the ingredients for an overall improved system.

Four Internal Medicine Physicians Appear in "Save Our Masks" Campaign

Posted by Internal Medicine on May 18, 2020

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that four of our distinguished physicians, from both the divisions of Gastroenterology and Primary Care, participated in Stony Brook Medicine's powerful "Save Our Masks" campaign in May 2020.

The overall "Save a Mask, Save Our Supply, Stay Safe" message conveyed the importance of unifying our efforts, conserving our masks and ensuring our continued safety. 

Jesse Pace Receives 2020 Provost's Award for Academic Excellence

Posted by Internal Medicine on May 4, 2020

Stony Brook University student, Jesse Pace, who has spent four years as an integral part of the Mallipattu Lab in the nephrology division, has been honored with the 2020 Provost's Award for Academic Excellence.

This award is given annually to a very select number of graduating seniors who have shown true academic excellence, not just in the classroom, but also through research, creative activities or through building a stronger academic community.

Making a Difference: Medical Students Join the Fight Against COVID-19

Posted by Internal Medicine on April 29, 2020

Dr. Lisa Strano-Paul, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, and Director of Primary Care Clerkship, is wearing another hat these days: she’s the Course Director for the Renaissance School of Medicine COVID-19 Service Learning elective.

Dr. Farrukh Koraishy Receives SUNY Research Grant

Posted by Internal Medicine on April 7, 2020

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Farrukh Koraishy in the nephrology division has received a SUNY research seed grant for his proposal, “Characterization of AKI and testing the use of Losartan in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.”