SUNY Downstate Medical Center
John Zubrovich – Director, Department of Biomedical Communications
I am proud to offer support and services of our creative and talented Biomedical Communications Staff to the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Community.
During my quarter of a century tenure at Downstate we have continually improved the technological infrastructure of our department. I have witnessed over the years exceptional teaching, ground-breaking research and superior patient care at SUNY Downstate. My highest priority will be to continue facilitating the advancement of communication solutions to our institution.
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Aaron Cormier – Web Development
Mr. Cormier has a diverse background in photography, graphics, as well as standards compliant coding and web design – adding a skilled technical ability to the web development services offered to Downstate Medical Center. Customer service has always been a part of his day-to-day routine, so sitting with clients interested in making a web site offers him an opportunity to perfect the editorial process and aid in content creation and refinement. In other words, he enjoys making a great web site that gets the point across.
Keystone College, AA
Pratt Institute, BFA
Frank Fasano – Medical Illustration/Graphics Supervisor
Mr. Fasano's training includes conceptualization and production of medical related media including illustrations, graphics, and models. He has also trained in maxillofacial prosthetic fabrication at both University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia University. His work experience includes book publishing and production, desk-top publishing and computer graphics.
Mr Fasano is currently the medical illustration/graphics supervisor in the Department of Biomedical Communication, where he has worked since the fall of 1996.
Master of Associated Medical Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
Lila Jones – Administrative Manager
Without whom the Biomedical Communications Department would cave in on itself from the shear force of untamed chaos.
Marcos Lainez – Photographer
A skilled portrait photography both in the studio and on location, Mr. Lainez takes on any job that allows him to interact with people.
Ustinov Luke – Video Production
Mr. Ustinov Luke has been doing in video production since 1992 where, at Practicing Law Institute, he first worked as freelance Audio/Video Technician. In that capacity, Mr. Luke's job entailed mixing audio levels in the production control room, and doing off-line editing.
In 1996 Mr. Luke joined the SUNY Biomedical Communications team, where he has and continues to work in a variety of projects which require an equally varied array of technical expertise. At SUNY he has worked on promotional and training videos, and in a health cable program for which he is both camera operator and editor.
BFA, Communication Arts
Specializing in Television Production
New York Institute of Technology
Sean Nurse – Graphic Designer
Sean studied Graphic Arts Production Management and Web Design at New York City College of Technology. His work experience includes web design, application development, print production, and desktop publishing. In addition, Sean has worked for Downstate Medical Center as an Administrative Assistant and Medical Records Assistant while he was attending college.
Mr Nurse is currently the Graphic & Web Designer in the Department of Biomedical Communication, where he has worked since the fall of 2017.
Bachelors of Technology
Graphic Arts Production Management
New York City College of Technology
Don Stankalis – Web Development
A native Long Islander, Don Stankalis was born in Rockville Centre and moved to Brooklyn in 2007.
Don spent almost a quarter of a century honing his skills in personal computers, multimedia, and web page creation at the New York Institute of Technology and then a member of the staff of the Academic Computer Laboratory in the Dorothy Schure Old Westbury Campus. Don was also an instructor at the Horizon weekend and Summer program also at the Old Westbury Campus. He transferred to the Technology Based Learning Systems department at the Central Islip Campus in 1990 and worked until the year 2000, when he started at SUNY Downstate.
It's not often that someone gets a front ticket to a revolution, but Don was front and center for four revolutionary events during his tenure at NYIT: The dawn of the personal computer which gave everyone the power of simple and complex computations, Desktop Publishing which gave everyone the ability to create professional-looking documents, Multimedia which gave everyone the ability to edit and create videotapes as well as computer-based presentations, and The Internet which gave everyone the ability to access unlimited information.
Don's love of computers and model rocketry have taken him to many interesting places, including being an instructor at the New York Hall of Science, and a lecturer at MIT's last annual Model Rocket Convention. He is a long-time adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and was presented the Silver Beaver Award in 2004.
BS, Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology, 1991
MS, Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, 1995