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Event Chairman's Letter

photo of Douglas Lazzaron, MD

Dear Friends and Colleagues

Get ready to celebrate!

On April 2, 2011 SUNY Downstate Medical Center will be holding its third Celebrate Downstate gala. This fund-raising event at The Plaza, brings together our clinicians, scientists, and campus leaders with the business, financial, and medical communities of greater New York and Brooklyn.

As always, this will be an opportunity to support Downstate, as all proceeds go to Downstate's Research Fund. This fund supports our clinical and basic science researchers in their pursuit of the causes, treatments and, ultimately, cures for such diseases as epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, addiction, Alzheimer's, glaucoma, and asthma.

Downstate's research magazine, Profiles in Innovation highlights the cutting-edge science being done at Downstate and our scientists' accomplishments in the arenas of biomedical research and clinical innovation. The mission of the Downstate Research Fund is to ensure that this important work continues. Your support through participation in the Celebrate Downstate Gala and/or Journal will help make this research possible.

I thank you in advance for your support of science at Downstate, and hope you will join us at our celebration.

Yours truly,
Douglas Lazzaro, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Celebrate Downstate Committee