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[Feburary 10,2010]


Depression and Bipolar Awareness Program at SUNY Downstate, Feb. 24

SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the NYC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are offering a free educational seminar on “Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission,” on Wednesday, February 24, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Alumni Auditorium, at 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn. To register, call 718-388-8649.

The event features a one-hour broadcast with medical experts and a panel of patients and family members describing their experiences, the benefits of treatment, and recovery. Following the broadcast, members of SUNY Downstate’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will answer questions from the audience. For more information about the broadcast, visit

On the night of the event, registration and refreshments will begin at 5:30, followed by the broadcast at 6:00 p.m. Discussion will follow at 7:00 p.m.


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.