Seeing red: Stony Brook University geologists are playing important roles in coming NASA missions to Mars.

At SBU, Rocking the Space Vibe

By GREGORY ZELLER // The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is funding a five-year mission that has Stony Brook University geologists exploring strange, new worlds – and gearing up for future star treks. The university’s Department of Geosciences on Friday officially launched its new 6,500-square-foot Center for Planetary Exploration, a three-laboratory consortium using next-generation science to unearth the solar system’s oldest clues. It’s prime directives: to seek out ancient microbial lifeforms and otherwise decode eons…

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Roberts to chair hospital council

Kenneth Roberts, president of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, has been named chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.       *** Joshua M. Herman has joined Farrell Fritz as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation department in the New York City office. Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Herman was a litigation associate and a summer associate at Brown Rudnick in NYC. He was also a legal intern at the New York…

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Cool pad: Bay Shore's Southside Hospital now has reserved parking for the SkyHealth helicopter and other emergency whirlybirds.

Southside Hospital adds emergency helipad

A new helipad at Bay Shore’s Southside Hospital is adding some lift to Northwell Health’s regional emergency services. Already counted among the American Hospital Association’s “Most Wired” IT-savvy hospitals, Southside now boasts a state-of-the-art ground-level helipad next to its Emergency Department, providing easy access for accident victims, acute trauma cases and other airlifted patients. Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the New York Department of Health, the landing zone will primarily service Northwell Health’s…

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