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[September 23, 2016]

Downstate and UAlbany Awarded "Best of New York" for Health Disparities Tool


Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the SUNY University at Albany have jointly received a Best of New York Award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) for a collaboration tool designed to share health-disparities research and scholarship between the two institutions.  More

 
 

[September 15, 2016]

New Research Details How Workplace Stress Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease

Study Authors Recommend Policies to Lessen Stressful Employment Conditions

Brooklyn, NY; Irvine, Calif. – Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have created a model illustrating how economic globalization may create stressful employment factors in high income countries contributing to the worldwide epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More

 
 

[September 13, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Maja Nowakowski Appointed to the International Committee for Review and Evaluation of Medical Laboratory Science Training Programs in Israel

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine Maja Nowakowski, PhD, has been appointed by the Israeli Council of Higher Education to serve as a member of the International Committee for Review and Evaluation of Medical Laboratory Science Training Programs in Israel. More

 
 

[September 8, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Joseph P. Merlino Named a Fellow Ambassador by the New York Academy of Medicine

 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA, has been named to the Fellows Ambassador Program of the New York Academy of Medicine. More

 
 

[September 8, 2016]

SUNY Downstate's Dr. Richard Rosenfeld Recommends Shared Decision-Making in Treating Adult Sinusitis

Article Appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine Stresses Minimal Use of Antibiotics

 

Brooklyn, NY – In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, recommends a process of shared decision-making between physicians and patients in the treatment of adult sinusitis. More

 
 

[August 29, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Shaundelle Goldsmith Receives Diversity Visionary Award

Kevin Antoine Joins Fulbright Specialist Roster

 

Brooklyn, NY – Shaundelle Moore Goldsmith, JD, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been recognized with the Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. More

 
 

[August 26, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Research Suggests that a Novel Inhibitory Brain Receptor Is a Mechanism for Remission of Epilepsy in Adolescence

Findings May Lead to New Therapies for Childhood Epilepsy

 

Brooklyn, NY – More than half of children with epilepsy outgrow their seizures, yet the mechanism underlying this remission is unknown. More

 
 

[August 23, 2016]

Dr. Ayman Fanous Named Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate

 

Brooklyn, NY – Ayman Fanous, MD, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as announced by Carlos N. Pato, MD, dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate. More

 
 

[August 16, 2016]

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Names Dr. Marilyn A. Fraser Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ruth C. Browne Departs After 23 Years of Leadership and Service

 

Marilyn A. Fraser, MD, has been named chief executive officer of The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), succeeding Ruth C. Browne, ScD, MPP, MPH, founding chief executive officer of AAIUH, who has accepted a new position as president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House New York. More
 
 

[August 16, 2016]

SUNY Downstate Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcoming New Medical Students
 

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center recently held its 22nd Annual White Coat Ceremony welcoming incoming medical students. At this year’s event, held in the Alumni Auditorium, 190 students newly enrolled in SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine received white coats from Downstate faculty members, similar to the longer coats physicians wear, a symbol of caring for patients. More

 
 

[August 8, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s STAR Program Receives $1.9 Million to Expand HIV Prevention Services

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has been awarded $1.9 million in new grant funding from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide enhanced HIV prevention services throughout Brooklyn using the latest biomedical tools, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PEP). More

 
 

[July 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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