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Stony Brook Center Receives $2M in Honor of Thomas Hartman

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Aug 06, 2013

After receiving $2 million in philanthropic gifts in honor of Thomas Hartman, the Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research in the Stony Brook University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior was dedicated in a ceremony on June 13th, 2013. Thomas Hartman was a much loved priest, television and radio personality, and believer in many causes who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004.

When Harman was first diagnosed, he set up a foundation to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. From 2004 to 2012, the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research raised about $1 million each year. According to the Stony Brook University website, one member of the foundation’s board of directors, Stony Brook University alumnus Ernie Canadeo, organized a fundraising dinner to establish the Thomas Hartman Center at Stony Brook University and raised $500,000 the first night. At the next gala, the $1 million mark was met and later matched by Jim and Marilyn Simons and the Simons Foundation.

“In this first round of funding, the Hartman Center will support two investigators who were previously studying Parkinson’s disease, and welcomes 10 established investigators who are new to the field of Parkinson’s disease research,” said President Stanley. “Their research covers new ground both in basic science and in clinical applications to increase the quality of life for those afflicted with the disease.”


 Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

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In addition to receiving funding for the Thomas Hartman Center for Parkinson’s Research, Stony Brook University also receives a wealth of NIH and NSF funding that may interest lab suppliers marketing university lab equipment and life science solutions. In 2012, the NIH awarded Stony Brook University $59.3 million in research funding. The top-funded life science department was biomedical engineering, which received 12 awards totaling $5.8 million. Internal medicine was a close second with 17 awards and $5.2 million. For a full list of departments receiving funding, organized by department name, number of awards received and total funding awarded, please visit the NIH website.

In 2012, Stony Brook University also received $22.1 million from the NSF. The research funding was spread out over a number of life science disciplines, including topics such as biomolecular interactions, molecular biophysics, the folding processes of helical proteins, demographic heterogeneity of an emergent invasive species in New York, phenomics, molecular mechanisms of lignin precursor transportation, cellular and molecular pathways for host-pathogen interactions, rates of evolution in hyperdiverse mammalian radiation and evolutionary potential in response to climate change.

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