One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Although the survival rate is greatly improving — now over 80% (five-year) — there are a lot of improvements that may be done to help bring this to 100%. One way, according to researchers at the University at Albany, is to use a newly-developed imaging system that reduces false positives in order to provide more accurate diagnosis.
Right now mammography is the best diagnostic tool available to doctors. In most medical practices, a mammogram is used as the test to determine whether or not cancerous cells may exist in the breast tissue. And while mammography has saved countless lives, the process is not without fault. Conventional imaging techniques can sometimes miss carcinomas (the most common type of cancer cell in humans) and produce false positives.
The Smart Scholars program will receive a HESC College Tour Initiative grant that will allow 100 students to visit SUNY colleges this summer for an immersive college experience. The initiative provides low-income New York State high school students with the opportunity to experience college first-hand by eliminating the financial burden and costs associated with college campus visits.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Eric Limer is a tech enthusiast and a professional writer for popular technology blog Gizmodo, part of the Gawker Media network. Mr. Limer is a University at Albany alumnus of the Class of 2011 with a B.A. in English Literature.
Following graduation, Mr. Limer turned an internship into a job with technology blog Geekosystem. He then began to contribute to technology blog, Gizmodo, until he joined the team as a Staff Writer this spring.
As a Staff Writer, Mr. Limer composes dozens of articles every week and garners hundreds of thousands of impressions on his stories, which is a testament to his talent and persistence in his work. Although the focus of Gizmodo is on technology, Mr. Limer finds no limit; he authors content ranging from NASA‘s thermal tiles to explaining why orange juice and the aftertaste of toothpaste don’t mix.
SUNY this week welcomed SUNY Student Assembly President-elect Tremayne Price as the newest member of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Mr. Price is a graduate student at the University at Albany who recently earned his bachelor’s degree at the campus.
“SUNY students are at the core of the university’s mission and it is critical that they are represented by an individual whose sole purpose on the Board of Trustees is to ensure that their collective voice is heard,” said SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. “We are happy to welcome Trey Price and look forward to working with him and the Student Assembly over the next year.”
Seven SUNY campuses’ return on investment (“ROI”) have been named among the top in the nation, according to ranking agency PayScale in its 2013 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. The seven SUNY institutions, among the top 400 ranked, are some of the two dozen SUNY campuses named in the list. SUNY Maritime College ranks fifth over all, beating out every Ivy League school and both Maritime College and Stony Brook University have projected returns on investment of over a million dollars.
The results are based on an analysis of PayScale‘s 40 million career profiles; the report examines the return on investment at 1060 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and then ranks them in a comparison to investing money in other ways, like interest with a bank.
The seven SUNY campuses that are among the top 400, in reference to in-state tuition, are: