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[March 21, 2017]

SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel in 2017 National Residency Match

71 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 17, the annual event at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training. More


[March 20, 2017]

Downstate Allergy and Immunology Research Projects by Medical Student and Resident Recognized with News Media Interviews at National AAAAI Meeting in Atlanta

Brooklyn, NY – Research by SUNY Downstate Medical Center 4th-year Medical Student Jared Ditkowsky and 2nd-year Pediatrics Resident Sairaman Nagarajan, MD, MPH, was recognized by members of the national press at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) in Atlanta, March 3-6. More


[March 15, 2017]

Pilot Eye Movements Change Noticeably By Two Hours In-Flight

Brooklyn, NY – Pilot fatigue is a major contributor to aviation disasters, but coming up with an objective measure of fatigue has long eluded supervisors in both military and commercial airlines. More


[March 13, 2017]

Locked-In ALS Patients Answer Yes or No Questions with Wearable fNIRS Device Created at SUNY Downstate

Brooklyn, NY – Functional near infrared spectroscopic (fNIRS) imaging (pronounced f-nears) has led to a breakthrough in communication with ALS patients who are "Locked-In," meaning they are in advanced stages of the disease where the brain is conscious and functioning, but they are unable to move any muscles, including the eyes. More


[March 9, 2017]

Active Shooter Symposium to Be Held at SUNY Downstate Wednesday, March 22

Brooklyn Coalition for Emergency Preparedness Presents “Active Shooter Incidents in Hospitals and Healthcare Settings”

Brooklyn, NY – Would you know what to do if confronted with an active shooter? More


[March 2, 2017]

Empire State Development Announces 43 More Companies Choose to Grow in New York State and Commit to Creating 640 New Jobs

90 New Jobs Are at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – Empire State Development recently announced that 43 businesses will expand in or locate to New York State, partnering with colleges and universities to spur economic growth across the state. More


[February 27, 2017]

Lack of Oxygen, Not Excessive Stimulation, Cause for Half of Seizure-Related Brain Damage in Epilepsy

Brooklyn, NY – Neuronal degeneration is the most severe long-term consequence of repetitive seizures in patients with epilepsy, which until now was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or over-stimulation of the neurons. More


[February 21, 2017]

Drugs that Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Targeted Drug Therapies during Adolescence May Be Used to Normalize Synapse Number in the Brains of Individuals with Abnormal Numbers of Synapses, Such As Found in Schizophrenia and Autism

Brooklyn, NY – Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through “synapses.” More


[February 16, 2017]

New Test May Quickly Identify Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Underlying Brain Damage

Measurement of Peripheral Vision Reaction Time Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and More Effective Treatment 

Brooklyn, NY – A new test using peripheral vision reaction time could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a concussion, according to Peter J. Bergold, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and corresponding author of a study newly published online by the Journal of Neurotrauma. More


[January 24, 2017]

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Wayne J. Riley as President of Downstate Medical Center

Albany, NY – The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, as president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More


[January 13, 2017]

Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York, to Receive Downstate Medical Center’s 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award

Brooklyn, NY – Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of The State University of New York, will receive SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award on January 20. More


[January 9, 2017]

Bioethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan to Speak on Organ Donation, January 11

Brooklyn, NY – Renowned bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, will present a lecture entitled “C’mon NY – It’s time to take the shortage of organs for transplant seriously!,” sponsored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm. More


[January 5, 2017]

Dr. Steven Schwarz Is the Recipient of the 2016 Murray Davidson Award

Brooklyn, NY – Steven M. Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF, professor of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was honored with the prestigious Murray Davidson Award for 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). More


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