The Coronavirus Effect: Research Response
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Saving lives today and looking for solutions for tomorrow. Facing the biggest healthcare challenge of the past century head-on, feverishly searching for clues and innovations to protect patients and providers today and prevent similar outbreaks in the future. Drawing on past and present evidence, engineering and know-how to make the world a safer place. In the latest podcast in our series Beyond the Expected: The Coronavirus Effect - Research Response, hosted by Interim President Michael Bernstein, we provide three strategic vantage points from experts leading the charge to contain and defeat Covid-19: Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, a hematologist and senior executive of Long Island’s premiere academic medical center; Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, a biomedical engineer and pioneer in the field of personalized medicine through computational neurodiagnostics, and Dr. Scott Weingart, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care.


Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences; Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine (RSOM)

A successful teacher, clinician and biomedical researcher, Dr. Kaushansky has performed critical laboratory work leading to significant discoveries in the areas of platelet and stem cell disorders, for which he has received numerous awards. He’s a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Master of the American College of Physicians. Ken will talk about bridging the gap between the laboratory and clinical arena, along with clinical trials we’re conducting to fight COVID-19.

Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Ph.D., Professor Director of the Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics

Dr. Mujica-Parodi is Director of the Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics and Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine, as well as Research Staff Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her interdisciplinary laboratory integrates the fields of physics, mathematics, engineering and neuroscience in developing cutting-edge neuroimaging tools to study brain-based disorders in humans. She will talk about engineering-driven medicine and share how we’re using the OuraRing to monitor doctors’ health while they’re treating patients.

Scott Weingart, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is an attending in and chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook Hospital. He is a tenured professor of emergency medicine at Stony Brook Medicine and an adjunct professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is best known for his podcast on Resuscitation and ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast; it currently is downloaded more than 500,000 times per month.

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