News & Events

News & Events:

1. Save the Date: Scholars in BioMedical Sciences Symposium on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Scholars in BioMedical Sciences Symposium 2024

To view the program for the symposium, please click here.


2. Congratulations to the recent SBMS graduates for the completion of your PhD!

- Eduardo Bravo

- Marina Fandaros

- Elias Georgas

- Alexa Gilberti

- Cody Kempen

- Miguel Madeira


3. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 9th Annual Symposium (Oct. 26, 2022) | View Symposium Program

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4. SBMS Graduation 2022!

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From left to right: Erika Deppenschmidt, Mo Narine, Tanya Victor, Noele Certain,
Folnetti Alvarez,Gabby Moody. Not shown: Fu Luo, Victoria Mingione, Dr. Stella Tsirka.

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John Klecker


5. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 8th Annual Symposium (Sept. 29, 2021) | Watch video

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6. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 7th Annual Symposium (Dec. 9, 2020)

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7. Read article: New Whitehead Fellow Seeks to Harness the Immune System to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

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8. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 6th Annual Symposium (June 14, 2019) | Symposium Program


9. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences (formally the Med Into Grad Program) 5th Annual Symposium (June 7, 2018) | View Symposium Program

Scholars in BioMedical Sciences Symposium 2018


Last Name First Name Graduate Program Ph.D Mentor Clinical co-Mentor
Li Xiaofei "Sophia" Biomedical Engineering Dr. Yi-Xian Qin Dr. Marie Gelato
Hassan Chaudhry "Raza" Biomedical Engineering Dr. Yi-Xian Qin Dr. Jim Penna
Caponegro Michael Pharmacology Dr. Stella Tsirka Dr. Agnes Kowalska
Orner Erika Microbiology Dr. Bettina Fries Dr. Gabor Balaszi
Guardado Moises Genetics Dr. Paul Bingham Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo
Paredes Jenny SUNY Downstate Dr. Laura Martello- Rooney


10. 2016 SBMS Trainees with SBMS Directors and Dr. Louise McCullough


11. 2016 Trainees with  Program Director Dr. Stella Tsirka, Co-Director Dr. Vincent Yang and Dr. Clifford J. Rosen


12. 2015 SBMS Trainees with Dr. Shu Chien


13. 2014 SBMS Trainees with Dr. Constantino Iadecola


14. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 4th Annual Symposium (June 8, 2017)


15. Congratulations to Jingming Wang (Dr. Huyngjin Kim's lab), trainee in the SBMS-Cancer Health Disparities Training Program, and winner for the Translational/Basic Science category in the 2nd Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium!


16. Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 3rd Annual Symposium (June 13, 2016)


17. Dear all,

It is my pleasure to announce the request of applications for the third year of the SBU Scholars in BioMedical Sciences program. PhD graduate students earlyin their training career (after their qualifying exams, in the second or third year of their studies) will be selected to engage in clinical experiences and work on a small, clinically-relevant research project. Each student and theirPhD advisor will be teamed up with a clinical mentor to design the project and set out the other experiences that the student will undertake in the School of Medicine. (For example, going on rounds, attending clinical seminars, and interacting with patients.) The mandatory component of the training will take place over the course of a year, but the interactions will hopefully continue to take place throughout the students' graduate studies. Five such student/teams will be selected.The URL for the program is: The application process is described on the website along with a list of potential clinical mentors and their departmental affiliations and research interests. (Although if more physicians would like to be included, please let us know.) Applications are due by 5 pm on June 12. Please distribute to the faculty in your department/graduate programs.Please feel free to contact me, Dr. Vince Yang, or Odalis Hernandez if you have any questions. Or please let students, who are interested in the program, talk to our current group of student trainees, as they are listed on the website.


Stella Tsirka


18. 2nd Annual Symposium (May 28, 2015)

19. Provost's Lecture Series - Dr. Shu Chien - May 28, 2015 (11 am)

20. SBU Researchers Tackle Life-Saving Issues for End-Stage Heart Failure Patients