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Spreading the Word About Clinical Laboratory Sciences During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Our Clinical Laboratory Sciences program participated in Medical Laboratory Professionals Week on the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Inaugural Laboratory Day of Service.  The event helped spread awareness of the profession and promoted community engagement.

Our Clinical Laboratory Sciences students and Department Chair, Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM, hosted a table during the school’s Wellness Wednesday event on April 17th where they highlighted the profession, provided some fun interactive and educational activities, and gave out lab related gifts and nutritious treats.

ASCP’s Day of Service offered laboratory professionals an opportunity to serve their communities while talking about the laboratory’s essential role in health care, the laboratory workforce shortage, and careers within the laboratory profession.

SHP Annual Research Day
Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SBM MART Auditorium and Atrium

On April 24th, we hosted our School of Health Professions Research Day!  This event was a showcase of research, collaboration, and insightful discussions within our school.

Agenda highlights:

  • Keynote presentation exploring the role of AI in Healthcare
  • Poster presentations showcasing the latest student and faculty research projects
  • Short talks by faculty and students

Vendors included:

  • Eppendorf - Laboratory and healthcare consumable products
  • COSMED - The Metabolic Company
  • The REAL System - Virtual reality demos
  • Project Sunshine - Take home a succulent while supporting children's hospitals (Venmo, Zelle, cash accepted)

SHP Wellness Wednesday
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
HSC Galleria and Southampton Chancellors Hall Lobby


The School of Health Professions Dean's Advisory Board hosted its first Wellness Wednesday where representatives from all over campus gave our students information and resources all about wellness!

Giving Day Student Appreciation Event
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
HSC Galleria / Southampton Library Lobby
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This Giving Day, we celebrated our students!!  All SHP students were cordially invited to our SHP Giving Day Student Appreciation Event on March 27th. Events took place at both the Health Sciences Center and the Southampton Campus. We had raffles for swag and snacks to enjoy, all while promoting philanthropy and the spirit of giving!

Click here for more details about the HSC event on March 27th.

Click here for more details about the Southampton event on March 27th.

Support the School of Health Professions on Giving Day!
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Giving Day is fast approaching on March 27th!  

Your gift, no matter the amount, matters. Your ongoing philanthropic support allows the School of Health Professions to provide the highest quality education in an interdisciplinary and professional learning environment. 

There are many funds to choose from.  To give, please visit our Giving Day page.

Thank you for your support!

SHP Spring 2024 Lecture Series
"Unlocking the Mysteries of AI: From Theory to Practical Understanding"

Part 1: Tuesday, March 26th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
HSC, L2, Lecture Hall 2

Part 2: Tuesday, April 2nd, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
HSC, L2, Medical Information Learning Center Room 500

Join Rajiv Lajmi and Hants Williams as they unlock the mysteries of AI!

In this 2-part lecture series, we will embark on a journey to gain a high-level understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the first lecture, we'll traverse its historical evolution, delve into fundamental concepts, and illuminate its contemporary applications across various fields. Attendees will gain a broad understanding of AI's essence, focusing on key principles and real-world implications. In the second lecture, we will provide a demo of / work with a generative AI tool such as ChatGPT. Join us as we explore AI and its transformative potential in academia and beyond.

Speech-Language Pathology Job Fair
Thursday, March 21, 2024
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Chancellors Hall Lobby
Southampton Campus

The School of Health Professions program in Speech Language Pathology will be holding a job fair on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Chancellors Hall Lobby. This event will host prospective SLP employers and introduce employment opportunities available to the 2024 SLP graduate candidates. This event is open to invited employers and enrolled students, staff and faculty of the Speech Language Pathology program. For more information please contact

SHP Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
5:00 - 7:00 PM
HSC Galleria

Open to SHP faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event recognizes and honors some of our distinguished alumni who have made a difference in their respective fields.

This year's recipients include:

Holly Asaro '19, '22
Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Claribell Bayona ’99
Occupational Therapy

Angelique Collado ‘15 ‘16
Applied Health Informatics

Laura Coombs ‘92
Athletic Training

Shawn Edouard ‘05
Health Science

Christina Elefante '00
Respiratory Care

Mark Saraceni ‘08 
Health Science

Lyndsie Watkins ‘12
Physician Assistant

To view the event recording:

Zoom Link recording: Passcode: *7q#@436

Passcode : *7q#@436

Speech-Language Pathology Pinning Ceremony
Thursday March 7, 2024
4:00 PM
Duke Lecture Hall
Southampton Campus

The School of Health Professions program in Speech Language Pathology will be holding its annual SLP Pinning ceremony on Thursday March 7, 2024, at 4:00 pm in Duke Lecture Hall in the Chancellors Hall building. This celebration symbolizes the importance of mentorship between the first and second-year students. This event is open to invited guests and enrolled students, faculty, and staff of the Speech Language Pathology program. For more information please contact

Kimberly Owusu '24, Health Science Major Featured in Governor Hochul's State of the State Address

Check out the SBU News article about health science major, Kimberly Owusu '24, recently featured in a video from Governor Hochul's State of the State Address this past January!  Kimberly was chosen for her successes both inside and outside the classroom, and her pride and commitment to the Stony Brook community.  

SHP Celebrates Black History Month

Health Professions Meet and Greet
Thursday, February 29, 2024
5-6:30 PM
UNITI Cultural Center, SB Union 113

The event is a collaboration between the School of Health Professions, the Office of Diversity and Intercultural and Community Engagement, and the UNITI Cultural Center. Panelists will explore various health profession options available through the School of Health Professions. You will hear the stories from Black and Latinx faculty, administrators, and clinicians in health profession programs and gain insights into the admission requirements for various health profession programs. RSVP on SB Engaged.

SHP Spring 2024 Lecture Series
"The Changing Landscape of SDoH Data: Overview of Key Problems, Policies, and Solutions Going Into 2024"
Hants Williams, PhD, RN
Thursday, February 29, 2024
12 - 1 PM
HSC Lecture Hall 2

Join Hants Williams, Clinical Assistant Professor, Applied Health Informatics, for his lecture on February 29th, the first of our Spring 2024 Lecture Series!

This lecture examines the evolving dynamics in Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) data as we enter 2024. It delves into the critical challenges and policy shifts influencing SDoH data collection and utilization, highlighting innovative solutions and strategies being adopted in the healthcare sector. The discussion aims to equip healthcare professionals and educators with insights into how these changes impact patient care and public health initiatives, fostering a deeper understanding of the integrated approach required in addressing health inequities and enhancing outcomes.

Sharon Martino and Colleagues Receive OVPR Grant

Congratulations to Principal Investigator Sharon Martino, PT, PhD, clinical associate professor, physical therapy program, along with co-investigators Kelly Warren, PhD, clinical associate professor, physician assistant program; Kristin Thomson, DHSc., PA-C, clinical assistant professor, physician assistant program; Wei Yin, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Adam Gonzalez, PhD, vice chair of behavioral health, Renaissance School of Medicine. They have been awarded a Fall 2023 OVPR Grant for their research, "Effects of activity tracking and virtual reality mindfulness on stress and cardiometabolic health of college students."

The ultimate goal of their research is to address rising rates of stress and anxiety among college students and examine the effect of exercise tracking and a virtual reality mindfulness program on reducing stress. The team will examine the relationship between stress/anxiety and cardiometabolic health in this population of young adults.