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Village People: Top 300 Professor, New VP of Research at Stony Brook

Local residents making headlines.

Catherine Marrone of Stony Brook, who is an assistant professor of sociology at Stony Brook University, has been named one of the nation's top 300 college and university professors, the University announced last week. "Her dedication to our students and her drive to connect with them are just two of the many qualities that make her an outstanding educator and a true asset to this institution," SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in a statement. The ratings, published by The Princeton Review, were drawn from a partnership with the website RateMyProfessors.com.

Dr. Benjamin Hsiao of East Setauket has been named Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University effective May 1. Hsiao, who has mentored multiple Siemens and Intel semifinalists and finalists, will be responsible for the "campus-wide advancement of Stony Brook's research mission through strategic planning," the university said in a statement. He will oversee the Research Foundation and serve as an advocate for Stony Brook's research on the state, national and international levels. Hsiao first joined Stony Brook in 1997 as an assistant professor of chemistry and in 2007 became chairman of the Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Margaret McGovern of Huntington has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Clinical Practice Management Plan at Stony Brook Medicine. McGovern also chairs the Department of Pediatrics at the Stony Brook School of Medicine and serves as Physician-in-Chief of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital." She is an excellent choice for this key leadership role as we build upon our strong foundation in clinical care, research and education,” said Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Senior Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Nugget April 11, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Prof. Marrone is awesome!!! Such a sweet and caring person. Had her for Medicine and Society at SBU. Congrats!

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