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2012

Dr. Zhu presenting our latest technology for collaboration (above).

(Above, from right) Dr. Zhu, Dr. Zheng, officials from the Department of Science and Technology


Dr. Wei Zhu, Ambassador Sun, Dr. George Stefano and Consul Mao ( l. to r.)
at a reception at the Chinese Embassy in New York

2011

Dr. Stefano and the Neuroscience Research Institute were honored by
MitoGenetics for their research productivity at a board meeting on June 27th. 
Details and photos here.

 

Dr. Stefano was invited to give lectures on Alzheimer's Disease and it's potential vascular initiation
 at Lodz, Medical University, Poland (May 18th, 2011) and at the International Neuroradiology meeting
 in K. Dolny, May 20th Poland.  

Additionally, he gave workshops on Grantsmanship and Patents on May 18th in Lodz, as well as on May 21
in K. Dolney,Poland and Prague, for the Medical Chamber of the Czech Republic on May 24th.

 

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the NY Embassy

 

2010

 

Dr. Zhu with personnel of Research and Development of DaBeiNong group in Beijing China.

 

Dr. Zhu is meeting with Dr. Weiping Song, VP of DaBeiNong group in Beijing.

 

Dr. Zhu representing SUNYNRI, was invited by the Department of Science of China at the 2nd China Jiangsu Conference for International Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CITTC)

 

Delegation at Tai Zhou stem cell research center.

 

Dr. Zhu visiting Yanzi medical group in Tai Zhou, JiangSu Provence.

 

Dr. Zhu and Dr. Mao (Counsel of Science and Techology of P.R. China) at Taizhou Medical City

 

In the photo below, Dr. Stefano (left) and Dr. Zhongying Mao (right) recently met
 to discuss business opportunities and grants in China.
   Dr. Mao is the Counselor of Science and Technology,
at the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York.

Below, also at the meeting, were Dr. Wei Zhu from the NRI (far left) and Consul Xinghua Zhu (far right),
 also from the Department of Science and Technology in China.

 

 

Dr. George B. Stefano Visits the Medical University at Lodz

Dr. George Stefano was invited to visit the University of Lodz  as a result of his collaborations with Dr. Banach  and Dr. Rysz as noted by their recent publication (Banach M, Casares F, Kream RM, Gluba A, Rysz J, Stefano GB. Morphine-mediated alteration of hypertension-related gene expression in human white blood cells and multilineage progenitor cells. J Hum Hypertens, 2010).   Dr. Stefano discussed issues related to program building at the meeting with Drs. Banach, Rysz and President Gorski.  It is the group’s hope that relations can be strengthened in the future, extending the programs to include other faculty. 

From left in the above picture:
 Dr. Mark Graczynski, Dr. George Stefano, President Gorski, Dr. Banach, and Dr. Rysz

 

 

 

2009

 

Dr. Stefano was featured in the SUNY Faculty Senate Bulletin:

2008

Dr. George Stefano, Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, was
selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring SUNY faculty
members who have extended the boundaries of human knowledge and
 driven the economic development of the state of New York.

This award was presented at a dinner held at the University of Albany on April 14, 2008.

Dr. Stefano has also been nominated for an award from the 1st Medical School
 of Charles University in Prague, and an award as well as a Doctor honoris causa
 from the College of Health and Social Sciences at the St. Elisabeth University in Bratislava.

These awards will be presented in October.

2007

Dr. George Stefano, Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, was again
 elected to the Executive Committee of the Research Foundation of SUNY,
as well as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
He also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Research for the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Dr. Richard Kream and Kirk Mantione were recipients of a second Empire Innovation Program award
 that Dr. Stefano received for the NRI. The program funds new faculty hires at New York's
public universities based on the amount of federal research grants they receive.

2006

On June 28, 2006,  Drs. Stefano and Zhu received honorable professorships at Beijing China-Japan Friendship hospital. Dr. Shuqiang Xu, president of the hospital, presented their awards and appointment letters.

Over 40 people, including Dr. Fan Bifa,
 head of the National Center of Pain
 Management, attended the ceremony.
Dr. Stefano and Dr. Zhu will coordinate intellectual
 property and research collaboration with the
 National Center of Pain Management in China.

Dr. Stefano also received an honorary professorship at Peking University.  Dr. Ji Sheng Han, Professor of Neuroscience at Peking University presented Dr. Stefano with his title and a gift.

Dr. Stefano was honored to be chosen to give a
 grantsmanship lecture at Vilnius University
 in Lithuania.

Dr. Wei Zhu was the recipient of an Empire Innovation Program (EIP) award
 that Dr. Stefano received for the NRI.  The program funds new faculty hires at New York's
public universities based on the amount of federal research grants they receive.

News of Dr. Stefano’s research into the synthesis of morphine by human
white blood cells was announced in the NIDA Director’s Report

 Dr. Stefano was interviewed regarding his recent work on opioid involvement in the pleasure centers of the brain.  Click here for pdf.

Dr. Stefano presented a talk on Relaxation: A Counter Intuitive Process in Managing Stress for the Suffolk County AACN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) on April 25th, 2006 at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook.  Click here for more info.

2005

Dr. George Stefano was interviewed on Friday, August 26th, regarding our Institute's work on endogenous morphine on National Public Radio's Science Friday show with host Ira Flatow. 
Click here for info
Click here for mp3 audio of the interview

Dr. Stefano was interviewed for an article on the effects of playing a musical instrument on stress, as well as an article on the effects of music on gene expression.  This new research complements Dr. Stefano's work on the effects of listening to music on health. 

The Neuroscience Research Institute hosted an
 International Meeting on Endogenous Morphine
 on January 20th and 21st, 2005, with some of the
most prominent investigators of endogenous morphine.
 Click here for details.

2004

Dr. Stefano greets NY Governor George Pataki at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park (BHBP), in Farmingdale, held on October 6, 2004. Dr. Stefano is on the Board of the BHBP, a biotechnology research park developed on the campus of Farmingdale State University of New York, in conjunction with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).

Dr. Stefano was interviewed for an article on pleasure by Ian Sample in the UK's The Guardian Unlimited.  Dr. Stefano recently published a report in Neuroendocrinology Letters with Dr. Tobias Esch on the neurobiology of pleasure and its effects on health.

Our Director, Dr. George Stefano, was interviewed for articles in The Scientist and the Wired News
 regarding endogenous morphine.
Click the links above to be taken to the articles.

Dr. Stefano received a First Patent award on November 4th, 2004, at the State University Recognition Dinner Honoring Innovation, Creation, and Discovery. His research has lead to many innovations, but this night he was honored for his patent regarding methods for identifying estrogen surface receptor agonists.
LongIsland.com interviewed Dr. Stefano about his award.

Dr. Tobias Esch, a frequent co-author with Dr. Stefano, traveled to our campus and gave a lecture on Limbic Function to our staff and students.
At the time, Dr. Esch was on the staff at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Institute for General and Family Medicine, in Berlin, Germany.

2003

Two of Dr. Stefano's newest books are available online at Amazon.com:
Click on the titles to check them out!
The Biomedical Significance of Nitric Oxide
and
Musical Healing

 

 

                 

 

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