Feinstein Institute to Support STEM Education, Host NY Teachers

MANHASSET, NY – Seventy Long Island teachers visited The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research for Long Island Professional Development Day, where they learned about how technology is advancing and being incorporated into research.

North Shore-LIJ Health System speakers included Chad Bouton, vice president of advanced engineering and leader in the center for bioelectronic medicine; Victor Fornari, MD, director of the division of child & adolescent psychiatry; John Kane, MD, vice president of behavioral health services; and Fred Muench, PhD, director of digital health interventions in the department of psychiatry/addictions services. Several researchers from the Feinstein Institute Young Investigators Society spoke as well.

The day was coordinated by the North Shore-LIJ’s Workforce Readiness division, which is led by Cheryl Davidson.

“We are thrilled to host this event because it is a way for educational and scientific institutions to work together,” Ms. Davidson said. “Here, teachers are experiencing cutting-edge research that they’ll take back to their class rooms and encourage their student’s interests in science and technology.”

The Feinstein Institute was one of 10 groups to participate in Professional Development Day and is part of the Long Island STEM Hub’s initiative to educate more students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

About The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Headquartered in Manhasset, NY, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is home to international scientific leaders in many areas including lupus, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, psychiatric disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis, human genetics, pulmonary hypertension, leukemia, neuroimmunology, medicinal chemistry, and bioelectronic medicine. The Feinstein Institute, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health grants awarded to research centers. For more information, visit FeinsteinInstitute.org.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System

North Shore-LIJ is changing its name to Northwell Health in January 2016. One of the nation’s largest health systems, the health system delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The health system cares for people at every stage of life at 21 hospitals and about 450 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. The health system’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,600 beds, employ more than 15,000 nurses and have affiliations with nearly 13,600 physicians. With a workforce of more than 61,000, the health system is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.

Media Contact:
Emily Ng
(516) 465-2752