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[March 4, 2011]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual Research Day on March 9


SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Graduate Studies will hold its Annual Research Day on March 9, when students from across the campus will present their latest research projects. Warren Strober, MD, chief of the Mucosal Immunity Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be the keynote speaker.

While organized by the School of Graduate Studies, students from other Downstate colleges and programs participate as well. The event, which begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Atrium of the Health Science Education Building, will consist of morning and afternoon poster sessions, the keynote address, and a dinner for faculty and students. Faculty from the five colleges will judge the poster presentations.

“Annual Research Day provides an excellent occasion for members of the Downstate community to share the results of their research efforts,” says Mark Stewart, MD, PhD, dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “We look forward to another exciting day of activities.”

Keynote speaker Dr. Warren Strober has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award and the 2009 William Beaumont Prize from the American Gastroenterological Association; the Distinguished Service Medal from the National Institutes of Health; and many Public Health Service awards. Known for his mentorship of young researchers, Dr. Strober has led a team of clinicians and research scientists working to define the mucosal immune system.    


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 eighth 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.