News & Events

Save the Date!  SHP Diversity Day - October 25, 2023!

Please save the date for this event - more information to come!

Hants Williams Receives Innovative Instruction Technology Grant

Congratulations to Hants Williams, PhD, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Applied Health Informatics, on receiving an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant from the Office of the SUNY Provost and the Innovative Instruction Research Council (IIRC). Dr. Williams' proposal, The Cloud Learning Studio (CLAS) for Educational Content Creation, has been selected for funding in 2023-24 in the amount of $15,000. 

Inclusive Health & Wellness Day Was a Great Success!

Thank you to those who joined us May 4, 2023 in the Recreational Center for Inclusive Health & Wellness Day!  Presented and funded by the School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Social Welfare, School of Dental Medicine, and an SBU Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental #Diversity Initiative, the event included free drop-in yoga, mindfulness, and Tai Chi classes, experts of self-advocacy, inclusive fitness, preventive health, nutrition, and more.  We had participants from both East and West campus, and students were pleased with the services we offered.

School of Health Professions Annual Research Day

Thank you to our presenters and participants who took part in the School of Health Professions Annual Research Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.  It was great to learn about all of the important research that our faculty and students are doing, and attend the interprofessional panel event, "A Translational Approach toTreating Complex Medical Conditions."

School of Health Professions Admitted Students Day

The School of Health Professions was delighted to partner with SBU Undergraduate Admissions for Admitted Students Day on April 15th and 22nd! In an effort to showcase all that the Health Sciences has to offer, the days included presenting our undergraduate and graduate programs with West Campus, as well as presenting with the School of Nursing for an on-site event, welcoming over 200 admitted students and their families. An amazing team of faculty, staff, and current student volunteers guided the visitors on tours of labs and classrooms. It was our pleasure to give Stony Brook's admitted students the space to speak with faculty, staff, and current students as they consider Stony Brook University, as well as possibilities in healthcare careers.

School of Health Professions Pediatric Interprofessional Education Day

On April 14th, students from the School of Health Professions Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Speech-Language Pathology programs worked together to learn about 'rare' pediatric diagnoses on Pediatric IPE Day, and how these professions contribute to the assessment, treatment and advocacy for affected individuals and their families.  The highlight of the day was keynote speaker, Avery Roberts, a 15 year-old dancer and an advocate on behalf of her "rare community".  Avery also judged the video presentations created by the interprofessional student groups that were assigned 5 different not-so-rare diagnoses.  It was hard for her to choose from the outstanding entries, but the group, pictured with Avery, and their TikTok video on Angelman Syndrome, won the highest honor of the day!

School of Health Professions Annual Interprofessional Education Day

The School of Health Professions hosted its annual Interprofessional Education Day on March 30th.  With over 300 students participating in the event, it was a great success, and taught our students the value of the roles of all members of the healthcare team.  During the case study, this year's focus was on IPEC's core competency of Values/Ethics for Professional Practice.  Thank you to all who attended to make this day a wonderful learning experience for our students!

Christina Burke Selected as Co-Chair of the Movement System - Balance Diagnoses Knowledge Translation Taskforce

Congratulations to Christina Burke, PT, DPT, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, for being selected by the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy (ANPT) to be the co-chair of the Movement System - Balance Diagnoses Knowledge Translation Taskforce. This is an 18 month appointment, where the taskforce will disseminate and implement resources and tools designed to aid in the movement system diagnoses for balance dysfunction.

SHP Hosts 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony

A great time was had by all who attending our 2023 Outstanding Alumni Awards event on Tuesday, March 28th, where our recipients were recognized and awarded for their distinguished careers.  What a great way to honor our alumni and the differences they're making in their fields.  Congratulations to Tiffany Channer '07, Clinical Laboratory Sciences; Phyllis Lepre Reischmann '83, Physical Therapy; Jaime F. Rogers, Jr '00, Respiratory Care; Michael Roff '21, Occupational Therapy; Anupama Walia '09, Health Science; Lisa White '87, Athletic Training; and Christopher Xikis '03 Physician Assistant.

SHP's Master of Science in Athletic Training Receive Re-accreditation

Great news!  Our Master of Science in Athletic Training program has been re-accredited for 10 years with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education!

Dean Stacy Jaffee Gropack receives FACT2 Excellence Award in Administrative Leadership

Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Jaffee Gropack, Dean of the School of Health Professions, on receiving the FACT2 Excellence Award in Administrative Leadership: State-Operated and Statutory Campuses.
The FACT2 Awards are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and recognize consistently noteworthy achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence. These awards underscore SUNY’s commitment to the use of technology to support instruction, research, and service. Through these awards, SUNY recognizes its Instructional Faculty, Technology Support Professionals and Administrative Leaders.
Awardees participate in an awards ceremony at the annual Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) which will be held May 23-26, 2023 at SUNY Oswego. 

Jeannie Guglielmo Selected to Participate in the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) 2023 Leadership Development Program

Congratulations to Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the School of Health Professions’ Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department, on being one of 21 members selected to participate in the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) 2023 Leadership Development Program.
First created in 2005, this prestigious program provides a broad spectrum of training opportunities for future Deans and leaders in health professions education. Modules will include management skills, budgeting and conflict resolution, among other administrative topics that are critical for successful leadership.  

Support Respiratory Care's Lisa Johnson and students in the Fight for Air Climb!

The Respiratory Care program in the School of Health Professions is participating in the American Lung Association, Fight for Air Climb on March 25, 2023, at One Penn Plaza, New York, NY. Team “VENTILHATAS” was created in 2013 by Sharon Close, Associate Director of Respiratory Care at Stony Brook University Hospital’s Respiratory Care department. In 2016, faculty and students from the Respiratory Care program in SHP joined the climb!

Participation in the Fight for Air Climb will have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by lung disease, by raising funds for education, research, and patient programs.

Support Lisa Johnson, Chair and Clinical Associate Professor, and the students of the Respiratory Care program! The team is looking for your support in its goal to climb 55 floors (1210 steps)! Please consider supporting team VENTILHATAS!

Congratulations to Joseph Whitton, newly elected Secretary of the ASRT!

Congratulations to Joseph Whitton, MS, RT(R)(CT)(MR), FASRT, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of the School of Health Professions' Radiologic Technology Program, who has was recently elected to serve on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Board of Directors as Secretary.  As a board member, Joseph will help lead the ASRT, set direction for the profession, and dedicate his time and efforts to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession.  

Stony Brook University's Giving Day is March 29, 2023!

SBU Giving Day is a 24-hour campaign on March 29, allowing everyone to come together and Hold Doors Open to fuel more opportunities for School of Health Professions students. For more information and to give, please visit!

Afrinash Ahamad Wins Best Poster Award at 17th Annual Women in Medicine Research Day

Congratulations to Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM, Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, for winning the Best Poster Award at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook's 17th Annual Women in Medicine Research Day on March 6, 2023.  Afrinash's poster, A Historical Perspective on Diversity in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs at the School of Health Professions, was presented at this great event, which was created to raise awareness of the issues women still face in medical training, healthcare and research, and to highlight the achievements of women in those fields. 

Examining Social Determinants of Health and the Opioid Use Crisis
March 10, 2023
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Stony Brook MART Auditorium

Please join the Physician Assistant program as they discuss the risk factors associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) and the barriers to treatment that patients face as they pertain to social determinants of health.

For workshop details and registration, please view the flyer.

Congratulations to SHP Faculty on New Interprofessional Telehealth Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Krisch, Physical Therapy, and Dr. Dale Coffin, Occupational Therapy, on being part of an interprofessional grant with PI Dr. Erin Hulfish, School of Medicine.  Also on the grant is Dr. Melissa Earle,  our colleague in the School of Social Welfare. The project “Interprofessional Telehealth Training for Healthcare Students: Working Together to Teach Effectively in a Virtual World” has been funded by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Joseph Whitton elected as Regional Coordinator for ISRRT

Congratulations to Joseph Whitton, M.S., RT(R)(CT)(MR), FASRT, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director, Radiologic Technology, on being elected to serve as the Regional Coordinator of Professional Practice-The Americas for the International Society of Radiographers & Radiological Technologists (ISRRT)!

The ISRRT has over 90 Member Societies representing more than 86 countries, over 500,000 Society members and in excess of 18,000 Associate Members. It is the only organization representing all disciplines of Medical Radiation Technologists internationally.