SBU breaks ground on $194M research building

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, center, participates Wednesday in

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, center, participates Wednesday in the groundbreaking for the new Medical and Research Translation Building at Stony Brook University Medical Center. (Nov. 13, 2013) (Credit: Johnny Milano)

A cure for cancer could happen because of a chance encounter in the hall.

That's the idea behind Stony Brook University's $194 million Medical and Research Translation building, to be built in the next two years next to the hospital and health sciences towers.

"The best ideas come where you don't expect them," said Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, dean of the school of medicine, who...

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