|Find A PhysicianHome | Library | myDownstate | Newsroom | A-Z Guide | E-mail | Contact Us | Directions|
The School of Graduate Studies
Annual Research Day 2016 was on April 13, 2016.
The day consisted of a morning platform session, two poster sessions, a keynote address in the afternoon, and finally, a dinner for students, alumni, and faculty and friends. Presentations were invited from students in the School of Graduate Studies, the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Nursing, and the College of Health Related Professions. Medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students conducting research with Downstate faculty were also encouraged to present their research findings. Award funding is derived from the School of Graduate Studies, The May Kin Ho and David Dean Travel Fellowship, The Krishnamurthi Sundaram Travel Fellowship, as well as other sources.
Our Keynote lecture this year was Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Insights from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation presented by Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology and the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Helen was also a central figure in a special Neuroethics symposium co-sponsored by the John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and the School of Graduate Studies held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan.
2016 is a special year for the School of Graduate Studies because we turn 50 years old. Chandler Brooks founded the School of Graduate Studies in 1966. The Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions also turn 50 in 2016.
To all those involved with presenting and judging presentations at Annual Research Day:
Thank you all very much for your participation in Annual Research Day.
To the presenters: I hope you had an opportunity to practice describing your research, got good feedback, and maybe some ideas for new projects.
To the judges: I appreciate your willingness to stretch your expertise a bit and help our students, residents, and fellows refine their thinking about their projects. Hopefully, some of you made a connection or two that you didn't expect.
We had 10 platform presentations and 158 posters presented by trainees at all levels and across the various colleges and programs of this campus. Many of the presentations were absolutely outstanding. The closeness of the scores resulted in awards of 4 full fellowships of $1500 each, 4 half-fellowships of $750 each and 3 third-prize fellowships of $500 each. In addition, the Sundaram Prize for Head and Neck Research was awarded. Each fellowship is for the use of the presenter to attend a scientific meeting within the next 12 months. The results for travel awards are as follows:
Mark Stewart, MD, PhD
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and
Vice-Dean for Research