In an effort to encourage faculty who would like to participate in research, the Department of Medicine has established a mentoring program for this purpose. The faculty listed on these pages have volunteered to provide guidance to faculty who may want to write a grant, for instance, to apply for the Pilot Project Grant program within the Department. The mentor would be available to review the application and offer constructive criticism before the grant is submitted.
CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Dr. Bialkowska's research is focused on the transcription factor Krüppel-Like Factor 5 (KLF5) and its role in intestinal biology, with a particular focus on its involvement during injury, inflammation and intestinal carcinogenesis. She is also interested in the function of KLFs in pancreas during homoeostasis, inflammation and tumorigenesis.
Professor of Medicine
Dr. Foda’ s research areas of interest include the role of matrix metalloproteinases in lung inflammation, injury and remodeling. Dr. Foda is the editor of two online journals “Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine” and the journal “Clinical Medicine Insight: Case Reports”.
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research
Dr. Yusuf Hannun is an internationally-known researcher in the area of lipids, protein kinases and signal transduction. His current research, supported by five National Institutes of Health grants totaling $1.7 million, focuses on lipid signaling mechanisms and networks, to potentially create highly targeted therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, inflammation and metabolic disorders. He is also the principal investigator on a 15-year program grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
The focus of Dr. Mallipattu’s translational research program is to investigate the mechanisms mediating the development and progression of kidney diseases, as it relates to cell differentiation, cell-cycle, cellular regeneration, and metabolic processes. His current research is supported by National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs, and State University of New York. His laboratory has also invested significant resources and effort to mentor trainees at every stage of their career (undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, early-career faculty), which has led to their own independent research awards and extramural training and career development grants (National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs, American Society of Nephrology, American Heart Association).
Dr. Carlson's research interests have focused particularly on pituitary and thyroid disorders and gynecomastia. He is the author or co-author of 194 papers and book chapters and received the Aesculapius award for outstanding teaching at Stony Brook. He has been chairman of one of the Institutional Review Boards at Stony Brook since 1991.
Dr. Cohen’s research interests include industry and collaborative group trials of novel breast cancer therapies; development of novel PET radiotracers for the detection and monitoring of breast cancer; and the use of PET scan and fMRI for the study of chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment.
Tenured Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Dr. Gelato has over 30 years’ experience doing investigator initiated patient oriented research. She was a member of the FDA Advisory Panel for Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs and still serves as an ad hoc member. Dr. Gelato (5/2017) was appointed to the FDA Advisory Committee for Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Medical Devices. She was President of the Association for Patient Oriented Research (APOR) and has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
Dr. Patel’s research interests and funding focus on optimization of outcomes in cardiac arrest. He has authored manuscripts in several journals including Resuscitation, Chest, American Journal of Cardiology, and Journal of Intensive Care Medicine and has presented his work at the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Heart Association scientific meetings. His work on oxygenation in cardiac arrest has been cited by the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and other prestigious sources. Dr. Patel also recently published one of the first human studies to assess the feasibility of inhaled nitric oxide administration in adults with in-hospital cardiac arrest.
QA/QI Projects/Educational Projects
Associate Director of Residency Program
Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Compliance
Chair of Patient Safety Quality Council
Dr. Goolsarran’s research areas of interest include medical education, quality improvement and patient safety outcomes research. Dr. Goolsarran has developed a systematic approach to analyze medical errors and conduct mortality reviews. Her passion is active engagement in process improvements and using a systematic approach to analyze medical errors. She has authored numerous quality improvement projects that resulted in improvement in early patient discharge, safer MRI screening, increase in event report rates and standardization of the physician hand-off.