The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases also provides a number of patient and support groups.
Clinical Research Center
Outpatient research conducted at Stony Brook Children’s may occur in the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at 33 Research Way, East Setauket. Research participants seen at this location experience efficient, high-quality study enrollment and follow-up visits, including blood draws and other diagnostic testing.
Ask the Experts
- Christy Beneri, DO, Pediatric-Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children's Hospital
- Saul Hymes, MD, Stony Brook Children's Hospital Infectious Disease Specialist
- Sharon Nachman, MD, Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Our faculty and staff regularly offer lectures and information on infectious diseases to other pediatricians, the community, schools, Head Start programs, and the media. Topics have included infection prevention and treatment, hand-washing, MRSA, H1N1 flu and seasonal flu, HIV and Lyme disease.
Suffolk Project for AIDS Resource Coordination (SPARC)
The SPARC Consortium, funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Ryan White Part D grant since 1995, leads a collaboration among multiple Suffolk County community-based organizations and agencies to address the spectrum of needs faced by HIV-impacted families. The primary goal of the SPARC Consortium is to improve coordination of and access to HIV-specific services for HIV-infected women, children and adolescents. SPARC also provides patient transportation and respite services, and ensures that families of HIV-infected patients are connected to services in their community, including educational and nutritional assistance. The goal of these services is to provide access to counseling and support services, benefit/entitlement programs, court appointments or to address their own medical needs.
Ryan White Programs
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is the largest Federal program designed specifically for individuals with HIV. The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is also funded under the Ryan White CARE Act Parts A and B which helps those who have insufficient health care coverage or financial resources cope with HIV disease — providing both primary care and essential support services. Stony Brook Children’s is one of nine New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute-designated Center of Excellence in Pediatric Care, providing expert HIV medical and psychosocial services. In addition to the Center of Excellence initiative, Part A funds mental health services, nutrition services, medical case management, and emergency financial aid for patients in need.