Health

Hofstra-North Shore LIJ Medical School

Hofstra-NSLIJ med school graduates first class

The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine graduated its first class on Monday, sending 30 pioneering students off to post-graduate residencies at North Shore, Duke University Medical Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the University of Southern California and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. They will work in a variety of specialty areas, ranging from internal medicine and pediatrics to emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery and psychiatry. Established in 2008, the School of Medicine is the first allopathic medical school to open…


Symbiotoc Health CEO Gerard Honig

Leading the fight against C. Diff

By GREGORY ZELLER // Researchers battling the insidious clostridium difficile infection are making progress on several new fronts, including a novel “poop pill” developed by Symbiotic Health, a spinoff from North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute. C. Diff, as it is known, is the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection in the United States and “an immediate public health threat,” according to the Centers for Disease Control. The infection attacks the gastrointestinal tract when broad-spectrum antibiotics fight off infections but…


Henry Schein posts record Q1 2015 results

An all-around great quarter for Henry Schein

The good times roll on at Henry Schein, with the Melville healthcare products distributor reporting record first-quarter results. Net sales for the quarter ended March 28 were $2.5 billion, a 1.4 percent increase over the same quarter a year earlier. The company also recorded a healthy increase in net income: Excluding pretax restructuring costs of $6.9 million, first-quarter net income was $108.4 million ($1.28 per diluted share), a 6.2 percent increase over 1Q 2014 net…


Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman

Henry Schein’s $11 billion niche

BY GREGORY ZELLER// Even for a company as large as Henry Schein, months don’t get much bigger than this. On April 17, one of Long Island’s best-known brands marked its first month on one of the planet’s most prestigious stock indexes. Henry Schein announced March 16 that it had been selected by S&P Dow Jones Indices to join the S&P 500, following Long Island’s Kimco Realty, Cablevision Systems Corp. and Pall Corp. Next came word…


Feinstein partnering with Australian pharma

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has inked a partnership deal with Novogen, an Australian pharmaceuticals giant and parent company of San Diego-based MEI Pharma, which produces a growing list of anti-cancer drugs already in the clinical stage. The collaboration is intended to develop new pharmaceutical treatments to battle brain cancers, which are currently treated by surgical removal, which traumatizes surrounding healthy brain tissue, and chemotherapy, which is limited by the brain’s natural defenses against…


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State’s job board sets record on tech employment

Tech-based jobs rule the roost on New York State’s Jobs Express website, an online resource looking to connect the unemployed with companies in search of fresh blood. According to the state, the Jobs Express site has set a new record with over 115,000 private-sector positions listed – and a healthy portion of those jobs are technology-related, falling into categories such as “Computer and Mathematical,” “Healthcare Technical” and “Healthcare Support.” The Jobs Express site (www.jobs.ny.gov) sorts…


CSHL's Bruce Stillman

North Shore-LIJ, CSHL in cancer partnership

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and North Shore-LIJ announced a joint cancer research and treatment effort that is designed to speed the region’s most-promising research to patients. The affiliation will better connect researchers at CSHL and North Shore’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and provide patients for clinical trials of the latest treatments, linking scieentists with more than 200 oncologists at North Shore-LIJ’s Cancer Institute. Cold Spring Harbor CEO Bruce Stillman called the paertnership a “transformative…


Medical Arts Pavillion

In Long Beach, the art of medicine

BY GREGORY ZELLER Expect the “hospital without beds” coming soon to the site of the former Long Beach Medical Center to be a bastion of Long Island-based technology. While South Nassau Communities Hospital officials stress they’re in the earliest planning stages, the new Medical Arts Pavilion – to rise on the site of the defunct medical center, which was shuttered in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy – is likely to be stocked with state-of-the-art technologies, including…


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Hofstra, NS-LIJ nursing school unveiled

Hofstra University and the North Shore-LIJ Health System unveiled plans for a School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions, with school officials saying the initial focus is on health care professionals already at work in the region. North Shore-LIJ spokesman Terry Lynam told Innovate-LI that the expectation is the student population of the new Hempstead school – jointly announced this week by Hofstra University and the ever-expanding health system – will be largely comprised of…


DepYMed CEO Andreas Grill

Clinical trials for DepYMed

A joint venture between biotech stalwart Ohr Pharmaceutical and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is taking the fight to breast cancer – though a revolutionary treatment may still be a half-decade away at least. Cold Spring Harbor-based DepYMed, which incorporated just 10 months ago, is eyeing the first clinical trials of an enzyme inhibitor the company is proffering as a potential breakthrough for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer – a cancer that causes uncontrolled amplification in…


Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman as the firm joins the S&P 500 and is named to Forbes best companies list.

Health products giant Henry Schein added to S&P 500

Melville-based Henry Schein was added S&P 500 this week in recognition of the healthcare products distributor’s market capitalization, which now ranks among the 500 largest companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. The firm’s market capitalization was about $11.5 billion – the largest for a Long Island-based firm. Canon, whose U.S. operations are headquartered in Melville, has a $36 billion market capitalization while CA Technologies, which recently moved its headquarters to New York City but maintains…