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[September 15, 2009]

Jane Brody to Speak at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on End of Life Issues


New York Times columnist Jane Brody will be speaking at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Thursday, September 17, at 8:30 a.m. Her topic is “Preparing for the End of Life Is as Important as Preserving It.”

The recipient of many honors and awards, including an honorary degree from the State University of New York, Ms. Brody writes the weekly “Personal Health” column in The New York Times.

Ms. Brody will speak as part of the Department of Medicine’s Grand Rounds program. Following her remarks, she will be signing copies of her new book, Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond.

Please note: the location of Medicine Grand Rounds, featuring New York Times columnist Jane Brody, has been changed to the Alumni Auditorium. The book signing following Grand Rounds will be held in the Atrium




SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.