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Department of Biomedical Communications

Staff

John Zubrovich - Acting Director

jzubrovich@downstate.edu

John Zubrovich

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, groundbreaking research and superior patient care at SUNY Downstate. My highest priority will be to continue facilitating advanced communication solutions to our institution.



Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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Aaron Cormier - Web Development
photo of Aaron Cormier

acormier@downstate.edu

Mr. Cormier comes to the department with a diverse background in photography, the visual arts, standards compliant coding, web development and page design adding a skilled technical ability to the new IT services being offered to the Medical Center.

BFA in Photography
Pratt Institute

Ernest Cuni - Senior Medical Photographer
Louis Ebarb - Manager, Video Production & Video Conferencing Services

lebarb@downstate.edu

A resident of Brooklyn, New York, and a member of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, the painter Louis Ebarb draws on his complex mix of cultures to create his images.

Working as an Abstract Expressionist in the 1960s, he studied painting at Pratt Institute where his style reflected the emerging Minimalist Movement. In 1988, Mr. Ebarb incorporated his training in abstract art with the concepts of the American Realists of the early twentieth century and began to document his experiences and time through his unique rendition of Urban Realism. While the earlier American realists encountered their images as newspaper artists, Mr. Ebarb established his style through the lens of his still and video cameras.

Beyond painting, Mr. Ebarb has worked in many creative endeavors: Theater Craftsman; Animator; Illustrator; Graphic designer; Production Designer; Art Instructor; Video Producer; Video Director.

His paintings have been shown at the Fraga Gallery, New Orleans, La., the Belanthi Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y., the Temple Gallery, Vails Gate, N.Y.; the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition's Pier Shows I, II and III and the State University of New York's Victory Arts Gallery.

In 2007 he received two Telly awards for the video. Music Between the Notes: Reflections on the Art of Roamre Bearden.

He continues to chronicle his time and the people who define it.


Frank Fasano - Medical Illustration/Graphics Supervisor

ffasano@downstate.edu

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 Assistant
Bruce Kuo - Graphic Designer
Marcos Lainez - Instructional Support Assistant, Photography
Ustinov Luke - Video Production

 

Ustinov.Luke@Downstate.edu

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

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Don Stankalis - Web Development

Don Stankalis
Instructional Support Technician/Web Engineer
Donald.Stankalis@downstate.edu

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