News & Events

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.