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[October 20, 2014]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Helen Durkin to Receive 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Honor Is Given to Professors Who Inspire Their Students to Make a Difference

Helen G. Durkin, PhD, associate professor of pathology and medicine and scientific director of the Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is one of ten professors nationwide to receive the 2014 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators who have inspired a former student to establish on a lasting basis a concept or procedure of benefit to the community at large. More


[October 9, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Student Admissions Open House October 21

Interested in a career in the health professions? More


[October 2, 2014]

The Future of the Affordable Care Act to Be Explored at SUNY Downstate October 6

The John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a free lecture on the future of the Affordable Care Act, Monday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 pm, in Lecture Hall 1A, in the Health Science Education Building, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More


[September 16, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Receives 2014 HEED Award for Commitment to Diversity; Kevin Antoine Recognized with 2014 Visionary Diversity Award


Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received the prestigious 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, which recognizes an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. More


[September 12, 2014]

SUNY Downstate to Provide Free Prostate Screenings September 15-18, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Week by providing free prostate screenings for high-risk men, who start screening at ages 40-54 years old, and for low-risk men, ages 55-69 years old, beginning Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18. More


[September 8, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center's College of Nursing Appoints New Associate Dean for Research and Innovations

Dr. Shirley Girouard to Facilitate a Robust Program of Research and Scholarship, with Focus on Workforce Diversity and Reducing Health Disparities

The College of Nursing of SUNY Downstate Medical Center has appointed Shirley Girouard, PhD, RN, FAAN, as professor and associate dean for research and innovations. More


[September 3, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Appoints New Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Shivakumar Vignesh is an Expert in Advanced Endoscopic Procedures and Endoscopic Oncology

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has appointed Shivakumar Vignesh, MD, as associate professor and chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and program director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship. More


[August 27, 2014]

Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health Receives $74,000 Grant from SUNY for High Need Public Health Careers
Demand for Public Health Practitioners Projected to Grow 21% Nationally

Brooklyn, NY – Interested in a career in public health? More


[August 18, 2014]

Downstate Awarded SUNY Funding for Neuroscience Research Projects

Collaborative Research into Treatment for Brain and Eye Disorders Supported
by SUNY Brain Network of Excellence

The State University of New York and the Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) is providing $244,000 in funding for two research projects affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other SUNY campuses as part of a program to support innovative research on causes, treatments, and cures for neurological-based diseases and disorders. More


[August 18, 2014]

SUNY Downstate's Dr. Mahmood Hussain Receives $50,000 Grant from SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund

The State University of New York has announced that $250,000 has been awarded to five campus research projects through the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF), which accelerates the development and commercialization of innovations by SUNY faculty, students, and staff. More


[August 18, 2014]

Peace Corps Master's International Program Established at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health

Program Is First of Its Kind in New York City and Offers Great Potential to Address Global Health Disparities

SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health is now participating in the Peace Corps Master's International Program (PCMIP). More


[August 5, 2014]

SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine to Hold White Coat Ceremony August 7

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold its 20th Annual White Coat Ceremony welcoming incoming medical students Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm in the Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. More


[June 18, 2014]

Dr. M. Mahmood Hussain Named SUNY Distinguished Professor

M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD, professor of cell biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been named a Distinguished Professor by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, the highest academic rank conferred by the University. More


[June 17, 2014]

Healthfirst and Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Read to Brooklyn Pediatric Patients at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Guest Reader, City Council Member Mathieu Eugene, Reads Children’s Stories to Patients More


[June 10, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Will Sponsor Two STARTUP-NY Businesses at Its Biotechnology Sites

Brooklyn – SUNY Downstate Medical Center will host two of the 12 businesses that will expand or locate in New York State as a result of STARTUP-NY, the new initiative that creates tax-free areas associated with colleges and universities across the state, as recently announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. More


[June 2, 2014]

SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health Students Have Strong Presence at Fifth Annual Global Health Conference

Brooklyn – SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health was strongly represented at the fifth annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), held recently in Washington, DC, with both students and faculty presenting posters. More


[May 21, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Graduates Hundreds of New Health Professionals

Drs. Donald Wilson, Susan Hassmiller, Marvin Moser, and Florence Kavaler Receive Honorary Degrees; Dr. Kiyomi Koizumi Receives President’s Award; Dr. Monika Conley Receives Ailanthus Award   

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


[May 19, 2014]

Free Lecture on the Affordable Care Act, Wednesday, May 21

The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” is the topic of a free talk to be given Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Classroom 1A, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More


[May 16, 2014]

An Important Message Regarding SUNY Downstate’s Long Island College Hospital

Brooklyn, NY – As mandated by the stipulation and order and in accordance with New York State Department of Health regulations and approved closure plan of the Long Island College Hospital campus of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the following will commence to comply with the closure plan and to ensure patient safety and quality: More


[May 2, 2014]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual University Hospital of Brooklyn Health Fair May 17

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will hold its 28th annual community health fair at its Central Brooklyn location in East Flatbush, Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More


[April 30, 2014]

Researchers Reveal New Cause of Epilepsy

Study shows the first evidence that hyaluronic acid plays a role in epileptic seizures, providing a potential new approach for treatments

Brooklyn, NY – A team of researchers from SUNY Downstate Medical Center (SUNY Downstate) and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has found that deficiencies in hyaluronan, also known as hyaluronic acid or HA, can lead to spontaneous epileptic seizures. More


[April 10, 2014]

Brooklyn Free Clinic Begins Annual Education and Wellness Program with Inaugural Free Event on April 12

Brooklyn, NY – A new program has been created to educate the Brooklyn community and empower local leaders to make the Borough of Brooklyn a haven for wellness. More


[April 3, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Students Craig Ness and Jasmine Patel Receive Chancellor’s Award

Brooklyn – Two SUNY Downstate Medical Center students were among those honored by State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher at a ceremony in Albany at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, April 2. More


[March 19, 2014]

Barbara Delano, MD, MPH, FACP, Appointed Chair of Community Health Sciences for SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health:

Will Lead Department with Unique Focus on Urban and Immigrant Health

Dr. Barbara Delano, a public health and renal expert with a background in epidemiology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More


[February 11, 2014]

Dr. Jeremy Coplan and Colleagues Show Excess Weight Linked to Brain Changes that May Relate to Memory, Emotions, and Appetite


Jeremy D. Coplan, MD, professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and researchers at SUNY Downstate and other institutions have shown that being overweight appears related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control. More


[January 30, 2014]

Dr. Eli Friedman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis, Feb. 8


Eli A. Friedman, MD, distinguished teaching professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis (HD), February 8, 2014, at the Thirty-fourth Annual Conference on Dialysis, presented by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, at a ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. More


[January 30, 2014]

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld Named One of the World’s Top Experts in Otitis Media

Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, professor and chair of otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been named one the world’s top medical specialists in the research and treatment of otitis media by Expertscape, a medical search and content service that enables healthcare consumers and medical professionals to identify and research medical experts. More


[January 24, 2014]

SUNY Downstate’s STAR Program Receives More than $2 Million in Additional New Funding

STAR Has a Quarter-century History of Combatting HIV/AIDS in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has received five new awards totaling more than $2 million. More


[January 13, 2014]

SUNY Downstate Council to Meet

Brooklyn – The SUNY Council of Downstate Medical Center will meet Thursday, January 16, at 9:00 am. More


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