News & Events

News & Events:

1. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 9th Annual Symposium on October 26th

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


2. 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


3. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 8th Annual Symposium on September 29th

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To view a recording of the above talk, please click here.


4. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 7th Annual Symposium on December 9th

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5. New Whitehead Fellow Seeks To Harness The Immune System To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

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6. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 6th Annual Symposium

Please click here to view the Symposium's Program.


7. You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Scholars in BioMedical Sciences (formally the Med Into Grad Program) Symposium

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bettina Fries

Talks from this year's 6 SBMS trainees

DATE: June 7th, 2018

TIME: 9am-2pm

PLACE: Basic Sciences Tower, Room 8-180 (Pharmacology Seminar Room), with Guest Talk at Lecture Hall 5, Time: 11:30am

Please click here to view the Symposium Speaker's Seminar Flyer.

Please click here to view the Symposium's Program.


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


8. 2016 SBMS Trainees with SBMS Directors and Dr. Louise McCullough


9. 2016 Trainees with  Program Director Dr. Stella Tsirka, Co-Director Dr. Vincent Yang and Dr. Clifford J. Rosen


10. 2015 SBMS Trainees with Dr. Shu Chien


11. 2014 SBMS Trainees with Dr. Constantino Iadecola


12. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 4th Annual Symposium


13. 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!


14. Save the Date - Scholars in BioMedical Sciences 3rd Annual Symposium


15. Dear all -

It is my pleasure to announce the request of applications for the third yearof the SBU Scholars in BioMedical Sciences program. PhD graduate students earlyin their training career (after their qualifying exams, in the second or thirdyear of their studies) will be selected to engage in clinical experiences andwork on a small, clinically-relevant research project. Each student and theirPhD advisor will be teamed up with a clinical mentor to design the project andset out the other experiences that the student will undertake in the School ofMedicine (for example, going on rounds, attending clinical seminars, andinteracting with patients). The mandatory component of the training will takeplace over the course of a year, but the interactions will hopefully continueto take place throughout the students' graduate studies. 5 such student/teamswill be selected.The URL for the program is: .  The application process is described on the website along with a list ofpotential clinical mentors and their departmental affiliations and researchinterests (although if more physicians would like to be included, please let usknow).Applications are due by 5pm on June 12th.Please distribute to the faculty in your department/graduate programs.Please feel free to contact me, Dr. Vince Yang, or Odalis Hernandez if youhave 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


16. Save the Date! - 2nd Annual Symposium - May 28, 2015 (9am-12pm)

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

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