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[August 17, 2015]

Dr. Iuliana Shapira Named Chief of Hematology and Oncology at SUNY Downstate


Brooklyn, NY – Iuliana Shapira, MD, has joined SUNY Downstate Medical Center as chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, it was announced by Moro Salifu, MD, MBA, MPH, FACP, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. More


[July 14, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Faculty, Graduate Student Receive Recognition from the American Heart Association

Brooklyn, NY – Liye Zhou, MS, a graduate student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the laboratory of Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology Mahmood Hussain, PhD, has been granted a competitive pre-doctoral American Heart Association (AHA) fellowship for her proposal entitled, "Identification of Human MicroRNAs Modulating ApoB and ApoA1 secretion."   More


[July 9, 2015]

Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome

Clarifies Relationship between Anxiety and Physical Disorders
The relationship between mental and physical health is well established. More


[July 5, 2015]

Researchers Identify Link between Autoimmune Diseases, Medications, and a Dangerous Heartbeat Condition

Screening and Counseling Recommended to Decrease Risk of Life-threatening Arrhythmias

Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain anti-histamine or anti-depressant medications. More


[June 25, 2015]

Dr. Carlos N. Pato Named Dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY – Carlos N. Pato, MD, has been named dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, effective July 2015. Dr. Pato was selected upon completion of an extensive national search. More


[June 24, 2015]

SUNY Board of Trustees Names Four Downstate Faculty Members to Distinguished Professor Ranks

Brooklyn, NY – Four members of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty have been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank conferred by the State University of New York. More


[June 24, 2015]

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

Award Demonstrates University Hospital of Brooklyn’s Commitment to Quality Care for Stroke Patients

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 Elite. More


[June 18, 2015]

SUNY Downstate’s College of Nursing Receives Maximum Accreditation

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Nursing has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for ten years – the maximum amount of time granted for existing programs. More


[June 12, 2015]

SUNY Downstate’s College of Nursing and its Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dr. Nellie Bailey Receive Recognition from the Brooklyn Borough President


At a recent conference sponsored by the Omega Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, held on the SUNY Downstate Medical Center campus, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presented citations to the College of Nursing and to Nellie Bailey, EdD, PHCNS-BC, clinical associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing. More


[June 5, 2015]

Hundreds of New Health Professionals Graduate from SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall Brings Greetings; Drs. Carol A. Aschenbrener, James Gordon, and Shiriki K. Kumanyika Receive Honorary Degrees

Brooklyn, NY – 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 18, 2015]

Gala Honoring the Late Dr. Anne Kastor to Support the Brooklyn Free Clinic

Music and Story-telling Will Fill an Evening of Celebration on Thursday, May 21

Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Free Clinic (BFC) of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the borough's only student-run, physician-supervised free primary-care clinic for adults without insurance, is throwing a party to mark eight years of service to the community. More


[May 4, 2015]

SUNY Downstate’s STAR Program Awarded nearly $4.6 Million in Additional Funding

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has received three funding awards totaling nearly $4.6 million to provide HIV care and ancillary services, supportive counseling and family stabilization services, and care for individuals co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). More


[May 1, 2015]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual University Hospital of Brooklyn Health Fair May 16

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will hold its 29th annual community health fair, Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More


[March 23, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel in Annual National Residency Match Day

69 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 20, at which future physicians learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training. More

  [March 3, 2015]

Mood Disorder Research Led by SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Jeremy Coplan Suggests Early Life Stress May Cause Excess Serotonin Release Resulting In A Serotonin Deficit Where the Brain Needs It Most

Data Suggest a Reason Why SSRI Medications May Fail in Many Patients, and Why Depressed Patients May Benefit from Strategic SSRI-Augmenting Treatment Approaches

Studies indicate that the majority of people with mood and anxiety disorders who receive the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressant medications, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRI’s, are not helped by these medications. More

[January 21, 2015]

Animal-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus Appears Tied to Increasing Human Population Density in Forested Regions, Say SUNY Downstate Researchers

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have found an apparent link between human population density and vegetation cover in Africa and the spread of the Ebola virus from animal hosts to humans. More


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