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[May 17, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health Receives Maximum Re-accreditation

 

Brooklyn, NY – The School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been re-accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the maximum possible seven-year period, extending to July 1, 2023. More

 
 

[July 15, 2016]

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Appoints Dr. Michael Lucchesi Officer-in-Charge of Downstate Medical Center

 
New York City – The State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Lucchesi as officer-in-charge of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His appointment is effective July 15, 2016 and will continue through December 31, 2016 or until SUNY’s Board of Trustees takes other action. More

 
 

[May 27, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Graduates Hundreds of New Health Professionals

Dr. Peter J. Levin and Dr. Luther T. Clark Awarded Honorary Degrees; Dr. Vernell P. DeWitty Receives President’s Award

 
Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has graduated a new class of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, research scientists, and public health professionals at commencement ceremonies held at Carnegie Hall. More

 
 

[May 18, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll

American Heart Association Award Recognizes University Hospital’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. More

 
 

[May 18, 2016]

Downstate Occupational Therapy Students Inducted into OT National Honor Society

Student Christine Weston to Participate in Summer Institute of Future Scientists in OT 

 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center occupational therapy student Christine Weston has been selected as one of only twenty students nationwide to participate in The Summer Institute of Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy, a program matching potential student scientists with doctoral students and post-doctoral mentors. More

 
 

[May 17, 2016]

New Findings from SUNY Downstate Resolve Controversy over PKMzeta in Maintaining Memory

Closely Related Molecule Used in the Absence of PKMzeta

 

Brooklyn, NY – New research led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center shows that mice devoid of PKMzeta, a molecule previously identified by SUNY Downstate scientists as essential to memory formation and storage, recruit a closely related molecule, PKCiota/lambda, to make up for the missing PKMzeta. More

 
 

[May 13, 2016]

Three Downstate Faculty Members Named to Distinguished Professor Rank by SUNY Board of Trustees

 

Brooklyn, NY – Three members of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty have been appointed to Distinguished Faculty Rank, the highest faculty positions conferred by the State University of New York. More

 
 

[May 9, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Community with Health Fair May 21

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will celebrate its 50th anniversary serving the community by holding its annual health fair, Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  More

 
 

[May 9, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Michael Myers to Be Honored by New York City Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, May 12


Michael Myers, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will be honored for his work in suicide prevention by the New York City Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on May 12. More

 
 

[May 9, 2016]

New York State International Training and Research Program Receives $1.5 Million from National Institutes of Health to Conduct HIV Research Training in Kazakhstan

 

Brooklyn, NY – The New York State International Training and Research Program (NYS-ITRP), directed by SUNY Downstate Medical Center Distinguished Service Professor Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH, has received an award from the federal National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the amount of $1.5 million over five years to conduct the “Kazakh National Medical University SUNY HIV Research Training Program.” More

 
 

[May 4, 2016]

Use of Personal Care Products during Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Effects in Newborns

Brooklyn, NY – A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. More

 
 

[May 2, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Research Identifies Origin of Synaptic Pruning Process Linked to Learning, Autism and Schizophrenia

Findings May Suggest New Approaches to Treatments

Brooklyn, NY – Research led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center has identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and schizophrenia. More

 
 

[April 22, 2016]

Hearing Impairment Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Additional Studies Needed to Confirm Relationship of Diabetes to Hearing Loss

 

Brooklyn, NY – A review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concludes there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should include hearing testing in managing type 2 diabetes. More

 
 

[April 21, 2016]

Researchers Find Moderate Vascular Risk in Southwest Native Population

Pilot Study Examines Cognition, Depressive Symptoms and Vascular Factors among Southwest Tribal Elders

 

Brooklyn, NY – In a newly published, pilot study in the journal Ethnicity & Disease, researchers report a relatively low prevalence of vascular risk among participants of the Southwest Heart Mind Study, especially among those treated for hypertension and hyperlipidemia despite overweight and obesity. More

 
 

[April 20, 2016]

Leaders in Public Health, Nursing, Research, and Medicine to Be Honored at SUNY Downstate Commencement, May 24

 

On May 24, 2016, SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold Commencement ceremonies for its College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Public Health at 3:30 pm, and for its College of Nursing and College of Health Related Professions at 7:30 pm, at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. More

 
 

[April 6, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Stacy Blain Participates in Project Tackling Cancer Complexity

 

Brooklyn, NY – Stacy Blain, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of cell biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was selected to join more than 180 cancer researchers from prominent research institutions in 31 countries in a project to tackle cancer’s complexity. More

 
 

SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel in 2016 National Residency Match

62 Percent of Graduates to Train in New York State; Downstate Surpasses National Average

 

Brooklyn, NY – Fourth-year students at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine had a strong showing on Match Day on March 18, the annual event at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training. More

 
 

[February 29, 2016]

Study Finds Increased Risk of Obesity with Increased Time in the U.S. in Filipino Immigrants Living in New York Metro Area

Data Suggest that Immigrants Lose the Health Advantage They Carry to the U.S.

 

Brooklyn, NY – A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center has found increased risk of obesity among Filipino immigrants living in the New York City metropolitan area. More

 
 

[February 22, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Launches the Institute for Genomic Health

Program to Engage the Brooklyn Community in Better Understanding the Genomic Factors of Illness and Well-Being

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced today that it has established an Institute for Genomic Health (IGH). More

 
 

[February 22, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Chief Diversity Officer Cited as One of ‘15 to Know’

 

Brooklyn, NY – Kevin Antoine, assistant vice president and chief diversity officer at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was named one of “15 hospital, health system chief diversity officers to know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, in an article on the growth of chief diversity officer positions in healthcare. More

 
 

[February 11, 2016]

SUNY Downstate and New York City Department of Education Hold College and Career Fair in the STEM Subjects

Nearly a Thousand Students Learn of Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics   

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the New York City Department of Education’s Brooklyn South Borough Field Support Center recently held one of the largest college and career fairs ever in New York City devoted solely to STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More

 
 

[February 4, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Celebrates Golden Anniversary of its College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions, School of Graduate Studies, and University Hospital of Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has launched a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of its College of Nursing, College of Health Related Professions, School of Graduate Studies, and University Hospital of Brooklyn with a gathering of SUNY Downstate leadership, faculty, students, and staff. More

 
 

[January 20, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Receives $2.35 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Care
 
Five-year Grant from New York State Department of Health Creates Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Designation
 
 
Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received a $2,350,000 award from the New York State Department of Health to expand its care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. More

 

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