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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Message from the Assistant Vice President

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Kevin L. Antoine, JD,
Chief Diversity Officer

The diversity of the world is at our doorstep in this New York City Borough of 2.3 million people. In this age of global interdependence, travel across international borders can be accomplished in hours. The Internet allows the instant exchange of information and ideas in mere seconds. This acceleration in travel and communication is unparalleled in world history and so is its impact. The diversity of new ideas, information, and knowledge is redefining how we educate, how we view our workforce, and how we respect and value differences among cultures. As one of the nation's leading urban medical centers, SUNY Downstate Medical Center reflects this global diversity with many nationalities and cultures represented in our workforce, student body, and patients. We invite you to visit with us and share your culture.