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[June 7, 2011]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn at Bay Ridge to Hold Health Fair June 12

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn at Bay Ridge will hold a Community Health Fair Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at 699 92nd Street, at the corner of Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 

The health fair will offer free health screenings, health education, and refreshments. “Our first health fair at our Bay Ridge facility last year was a great success,” said Maria Yomtov, RN, MSN, CDE, director of the Center for Community Health Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Downstate. “We look forward this year to reaching even more members of the community with information on how to preserve health and well being.” 

For more information, call SUNY Downstate Medical Center at 718-270-8846.


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.