Awards and Events

For this data-driven Antarctic ecologist, it all adds up

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the bottom of the world comes Stony Brook University’s latest top scientist – a Big Data-driven ecologist with an unprecedented passion for penguins. Adélie penguins, to be precise, and other Antarctic penguin populations, whose migratory patterns and colony sizes have lots to say about the health of the Southern Ocean ecosystem – and the global effects of climate change. Such is the purview of Heather Lynch, an associate professor of…

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Breakfast of champions

Hundreds turn out to honor LI’s brightest innovators (photos by Bob Giglione) In a rare breakfast networker that delivered all the feels, Innovate Long Island saluted its 2019 Innovators of the Year Tuesday at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. More than 200 guests turned out to honor two dozen of Long Island’s brightest and boldest researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and executives, including 2019 Master of Innovation Mitch Maiman and Stony Brook University Vice President…


C you in November: SBU gets cracking on CEWIT2019

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Out in Front of It Department comes Stony Brook University and its 15th International Conference on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World, known colloquially the world over as CEWIT2019. Although the annual conference is still an entire Major League Baseball season away (World Series included), Stony Brook University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology is obviously excited. This week, CEWIT flipped the switch on…


As PGA Championship looms, Northwell gears up

By GREGORY ZELLER // When the masses congregate on Long Island in May for one of professional golf’s crown-jewel events, they’ll be in good hands, medically speaking. New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health has been named the Official Healthcare Provider of the 2019 PGA Championship, scheduled for May 13-19 at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale. More than just a marketing coup, the official-provider status makes Northwell Health – the state’s largest healthcare system by numbers of…


Community wellness wins in Hofstra’s 2019 ‘Challenge’

By GREGORY ZELLER // Roughly $60,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs in an ambitious Hofstra University competition designed to improve health, wellness and socioeconomic conditions in underserved communities throughout Greater New York. The 2019 Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge is now accepting innovative proposals for “market-based products or services” that can improve wellness in communities stretching from Long Island to New York City to the Hudson Valley, according to Hofstra. The theme for…


Ten LI scientists earn prestigious AAAS fellowships

By GREGORY ZELLER // Ten Long Island scientists have received a prestigious peer-selected distinction, selected as 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The high honor, a members-only selection by other AAAS members, recognizes “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” according to Stony Brook University, which led the Long Island region with six fellows placed among this year’s 416 total honorees. Two Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory…


Solid Softheon spares Long Island from Fast 500 flop

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook-based software developer salvaged a weak Long Island showing among the 2018 Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s annual review of the continent’s quickest-growing tech firms. Softheon, CEO Eugene Sayan’s healthcare-focused business-information specialist, recorded a 4,904 percent growth rate to finish a very respectable 23rd on Deloitte’s yearly list. Unfortunately, the software innovator was one of only three Long Island firms in Deloitte’s rundown. Bohemia-based digital microphone pioneer Andrea Electronics Corp….