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[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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