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Downstate Times

The Newsletter for SUNY Downstate
University Hospital of Brooklyn

Downstate in the Community

The Big Check-Up


(l to r): Dr. Leone Waltrous, Pearline Morgan, Debra Owens, and Dr. Ramon Gist – with Stuffee.

On August 30, Temitope José, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics; Ramon Gist, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Leone Waltrous, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, were on hand at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, teaching kids and parents how to stay healthy at the museum's "Back to School Jam."

The patient consult was Stuffee, the museum's oversized human doll. We're not sure if Stuffee liked his check-up, but everyone in audience sure had fun.

Many thanks to Debra Owens, MEd, senior project analyst in the Office of Program Development, who arranged the event, and Pearline Morgan, LPN, Obstetrics and Gynecology, for helping to staff the information table.

The New York State Fair


Downstate joined dozens of other SUNY campuses in Syracuse at the New York State Fair. Many thanks to Meg O'Sullivan, assistant vice president for student life, and John Zubrovich, acting director for biomedical communications, for spreading the Downstate message upstate.

Downstate's exhibit allowed "future nurses and doctors" to pose for photos. The Fair's main attraction is its famous butter sculpture, otherwise known as a heart attack waiting to happen. Its 800 lbs of butter are enough to top 76,800 pancakes, butter 51,200 ears of corn, or make 57,600 butter cookies.