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[December 18, 2006]
WILSON KO, MD, NEW HEAD OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

           Wilson Ko, MD, has joined SUNY Downstate Medical Center as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He comes to SUNY Downstate from New York Hospital, Queens, where, as director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, he introduced advanced technology and was responsible for furthering the academic and research agenda. More

 
  [December 6, 2006]
CENTRAL BROOKLYN HOSPITALS HOLDING DISASTER EXERCISE

 
    
   SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold the largest disaster drill performed by an academic medical center or teaching hospital ever in New York City on Sunday, December 10, 2006, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. More
 
  [December 1, 2006]
EXPERT IN SPINAL DISORDERS JOINS DOWNSTATE FACULTY
With the arrival of Michael C. Gerling, MD, at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn residents who suffer from back or neck pain have greater choice in diagnostic services and state-of-the-art treatment without having to leave the borough More
 
 

[November 24, 2006]
SUNY Downstate and the New York Organ Donor Network Team Up to Raise Organ Donor Awareness


On National Organ Donor Sabbath, a day set aside to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation—especially among minority donors—SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the New York Organ Donor Network joined forces to reached out to parishioners in churches throughout Brooklyn. More

 
  [November 21, 2006]
DOWNSTATE RESEARCHERS TARGET MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
 
Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have developed a substance that inhibits the progress of multiple sclerosis (MS) in an animal model. More
 
  [November 20, 2006]
GROWING OLD AND STAYING HEALTHY NOT AN OXYMORON
 
Preventive Care of Elders the Mission of Community Health Symposium More
 
 

[November 16, 2006]
DOWNSTATE RESEARCHERS STUDY NEW WAY TO FIGHT LUPUS


A New Molecule May Inhibit Excessive Immune Response More

 
 

[November 14, 2006]
DOWNSTATE’S COLLEGE OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS IS 40

            SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Health Related Professions (CHRP) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More

 
  [November 14, 2006]
DOWNSTATE STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR HELPING COMMUNITY
 
SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been honored by inclusion in President George W. Bush’s inaugural Higher Education Community Service Roll. More
 
 

[October 26, 2006]
NOV 9th HEALTH CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON SENIOR LIFESTYLES


Downstate and Partners to Provide Healthy Trifecta: Talks, Screenings and Dinner More

 
 

[October 16, 2006]
SUNY DOWNSTATE STUDENTS WINNERS OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS VERSION OF JEOPARDY


The competition was no match for the five SUNY Downstate medical students who soundly defeated other medical students from schools in the northeast in a game of medical jeopardy. More

 
 

[October 2, 2006]
ENCOURAGING RESULTS IN PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH


Protein Destroys Tumor Cells in Animals, Leaves Normal Cells Unharmed More

 
 

[September 18, 2006]
DOWNSTATE FACULTY, STAFF HONORED BY SUNY


Henri Begleiter; Robert Wong; Eva Cramer; Stanley Friedman; SuzanneS. Mirra; Mohamed Hussain; John Allen; Mary Germaine Recognized More

 
 

[August 31, 2006]
Brooklyn VA Hospital to Remain Open: Downstate Affiliation Cited by Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Key to Decision


When James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, announced that the Brooklyn and Manhattan VA hospitals would remain open, he noted that the close ties of SUNY Downstate and New York University to the VA hospitals played a key role in his decision. More

 
 

[August 25, 2006]
MAKING THE CONNECTION


SUNY Integrates Sixty Campus Libraries; Downstate Takes Leadership Role More

 
 

[August 24, 2006]
SUNY DOWNSTATE SCIENTISTS DISCOVER MEMORY MOLECULE


Finding May Have Applications in Treating Chronic Pain and Memory Loss More

 
 

[August 14, 2006]
DOWNSTATE OFFERS DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM


To better prepare physical therapists with the clinical skills and advanced medical knowledge to critically evaluate and treat patients, SUNY Downstate Medical Center has introduced a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program geared to the needs of today’s professionals — and the needs of the people of Brooklyn.More

 
 

[July 18, 2006]         
BIOTECH INCUBATOR WINS BROOKLYN AWARD


SUNY Downstate Medical Center was among the winners honored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on July 18, 2006 in the Chamber's annual "Building Brooklyn Awards" competition, which recognizes construction projects that have had a positive impact on the borough's economy and quality of life. More

 
 

[July 17, 2006]         
CANCER SURVIVORS VOLUNTEER TO GIVE BACK


American Cancer Society’s Volunteer Patient Navigator Program Is Introduced at Downstate
The American Cancer Society (ACS) Volunteer Patient Navigator Program has come to SUNY Downstate Medical Center.More

 
 

[June 30, 2006]         
Robots Join the Workforce


At a black-tie ceremony worthy of the Oscars, SUNY Downstate Medical Center was recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program as a leader in the global IT revolution for its innovative use of robots to enhance the delivery of patient services. Joel Stern, associate director of information services, accepted the 2006 Laureate gold medal on behalf of the Medical Center at the Washington, DC, gala on June 5. More

 
 

[June 22, 2006]         
SUNY DOWNSTATE NAMES NEW DEAN OF MEDICINE


Ian L. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., has been named senior vice president for biomedical education and research and dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, it was announced today by John C. LaRosa, M.D., president of SUNY Downstate. The appointment will become effective September 1, 2006. More

 
 

[June 22, 2006]         
SUNY DOWNSTATE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL GUESTS


 Georgian Republic’s First Lady and Tunisian Health Ministers Receive Warm Receptions More

 
 

[June 14, 2006] 

        
RESEARCHERS SAY LOW-CARB DIET BENEFITS DIABETICS

Paper is Published in Journal Edited by SUNY Downstate Professor of Biochemistry More

 
 

[June 5, 2006]

U.S. SURGEON GENERAL RICHARD CARMONA AND AAMC PRESIDENT JORDAN COHEN ADDRESS GRADUATES


Surgeon General Notes Diversity of SUNY Downstate Student Body More

 
 

[May 16, 2006]

SURGEON GENERAL RICHARD CARMONA AND AAMC PRESIDENT JORDAN COHEN TO ADDRESS GRADUATES ON MAY 25


U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, and Jordan J. Cohen, MD, retiring President of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will be the speakers at commencement ceremonies of SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. More

 
 

[May 5, 2006]

SUNY DOWNSTATE INVITES EVERYONE TO PARTAKE IN ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR


The best things in life are free, More

 
 

[May 5, 2006]

SUNY DOWNSTATE TO CONFRONT ADOLESCENT HEALTH ISSUES


Studies show disturbing trends in the health of American teenagers.More

 
 

[March 8, 2006]

SUNY DOWNSTATE NOW HELPING THOSE WITH IMPAIRED HEARING
Brooklyn Medical Center Providing Cochlear Implants


The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that “28 million Americans have a hearing impairment” effecting the young and elderly. More

 
 

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[March 7, 2006]

SUNY DOWNSTATE FACULTY MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO “BRIDGING HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES” CONFERENCE

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is assisting the Multicultural Healthcare Education Foundation and the Congressional Black Caucus sponsor the “Bridging Healthcare Disparities: Getting Healthy and Living Well in the Black Community” conference on Friday, March 10. More

 
 

[January 31, 2006]

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
SUNY Downstate Chinese New Year event attracts 300 people

The year of the dog has arrived. More

 

 
 

[February 6, 2006]

CARE FOR A FAILED HEART
National Heart Failure Week meant to improve awareness of heart failure within healthcare professions

If you are a healthcare professional involved in treating patients who suffer from heart failure then the week’s activities at the 2006 National Heart Failure Awareness Week at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center is just what the doctor ordered. More

 

 
 

[November 16, 2005]

The Key to Metabolic Syndrome Has Been There All Along. It's Low Carb.

“Metabolic syndrome,” originally called “Syndrome X” is a cluster of conditions that may occur simultaneously and indicate a risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. More

 

 
 

[November 7, 2005]

SUNY Downstate Introduces “Library Giving Tree”

Honoring the generosity of those who have supported SUNY Downstate's Medical Research Library, SUNY Downstate recently unveiled its “Library Giving Tree.” More

 

 
 

[November 1, 2005]

Martha J. Thomas Passes; Was Former Assistant Vice President For Community And Governmental Relations At SUNY Downstate Medical Center In Brooklyn

Martha J. (Cain) Thomas, former assistant vice president for community and governmental relations at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, passed away suddenly on October 24. She retired from SUNY Downstate in December 2003. More

 

 
 

[October 28, 2005]

Disadvantaged Children Receive New Learning Center Facility

SUNY Downstate held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Infant and Child Learning Center's new building at 670 Parkside Avenue on October 28.More

 

 
 

[October 28, 2005]

More Power Will Transform Suny Downstate

SUNY Downstate Medical Center recently had four 2,500 kva transformers installed that will provide the hospital with a capacity 25 percent higher than the previous four, according to Michael Levinton, deputy director of Facilities Management and Development.More

 

 
 

[October 26, 2005]

SUNY Downstate Asks “Who Cares About Men's Health Issues?”

A “Healthy Man Symposium” will be held by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Friday, October 28, at The Brooklyn Tabernacle: Downtown Learning Center, to educate the public on men's health issues.

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[October 24, 2005]

SUNY Downstate Offering One Day Nurse Preceptor Training Program

SUNY Downstate re-implemented its one-day “Nurse Preceptor Training Program” earlier this year as part of an institutional initiative in addressing nursing shortages.More

 

 
 

[October 21, 2005]

Dr. Eugene Feigelson To Step Down As Dean At Suny Downstate's College Of Medicine

After 27 years of extraordinary service at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Eugene B. Feigelson, MD, will step down as the dean of the college of medicine and senior vice president for biomedical education and research. More

 

 
 

[October 20, 2005]

Chairman Of Radiology Appointed


SUNY Downstate Medical Center has appointed Salvatore J.A. Sclafani, M.D. as Chairman of Diagnostic Radiology. More

 
 

[September 6, 2005]

Myeloma Forum Held At Suny Downstate


SUNY Downstate held a conference recently to address the growing concern surrounding myeloma in Brooklyn. Dr. Olcay Batuman, a clinician scientist who specializes in multiple myeloma treatment and research, presented an overview of the disease and provided information on current and emerging drug therapies. More

 
 

[September 12, 2005]

Suny Downstate Medical Center Is First To Use Amplatzer Septal Occluder In Brooklyn


SUNY Downstate Medical Center's University Hospital of Brooklyn is the first in the borough to treat heart defects using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder, an expandable double-disk implant delivered through a catheter. More

 
 

[September 26, 2005]

Take Your Man To The Doctor - He'll Live To Love You Longer!


On September 26, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's University Hospital of Brooklyn joined Borough President Marty Markowitz, Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, and a dozen other Brooklyn hospitals and health care providers to kick off “Take Your Man to the Doctor Week - He'll Live to Love You Longer.” More

 
 

[September 15,2005]

After 39 years, hospital chairman says farewell

For decades, everyone who has received medical treatment at Staten Island University Hospital has felt the impact of Dr. Thomas G. McGinn. More

 
 

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