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[December 24, 2009]

SUNY Downstate to Provide Free Flu Shots Dec. 29 – 30 and Jan 3

Free influenza vaccinations will be available at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, Jan. 3 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. More

 
 

[December 16, 2009]

Three at SUNY Downstate Join New York Academy of Medicine

Three members of SUNY Downstate Medical Center were inducted into the New York Academy of Medicine on November 17, 2009. Stephen R. Marrone, EdD, RN, and Michael F. Myers, MD, were elected fellows More

 
 

[December 10, 2009]

Downstate to Provide Heart Screenings to Young People at Heart Health Expo at Madison Square Garden, December 13

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will participate in Madison Square Garden’s Heart Health Expo, taking place in the MSG Expo Center, Sunday, December 13, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m., during the annual Maggie Dixon Classic, the premier women’s basketball event of the year. More

 
 

[November 30, 2009]

SUNY Downstate’s $35 Million Grant on Genetics of Alcoholism is Renewed:

Multi-site Grant is Headquartered in Brooklyn   

The Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA), a multisite, multidisciplinary national project involving nine institutions and headquartered at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been renewed for another five years. More

 
  [November 27, 2009]

From Da Vinci to Downstate: Brooklyn Medical Students Learn Anatomy Through Sculpting

For centuries, medical students have learned about human anatomy, physiology, and illness using artist renditions of the human body and its components. More

 
 

[November 27, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Commemorates a Quarter Century in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS with World AIDS Day Program December 1:

Portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Be Exhibited

On World AIDS Day, SUNY Downstate Medical Center will offer a program on the history and future of AIDS, highlighting the medical center’s contributions to HIV prevention, research, and treatment. More

 
 

[November 12, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Receives More Than $8.8 Million in Stimulus Grants:
Investment in Research Will Grow the Economy

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received more than $8.8 million in stimulus grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More

 
 

[November 3, 2009]

SUNY Downstate’s Biotech Program Featured in Showcase of New York’s Best in High Tech in Washington, DC

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s biotechnology initiative was featured in New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Innovation Showcase, which the Senator hosted in the nation's capital on October 28. More

 
 

[October 29, 2009]

Staying Fit and Fabulous at Fifty and More:
2nd Dine & Learn Symposium on Baby Boomer and Senior Health

On Friday, November 6, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and its community partners—The Brooklyn Tabernacle, AARP New York, the NYC Department for the Aging, and the Fort Green Council, Inc.— will provide a triple treat for baby boomers and seniors: free talks, health screenings, and a nutritious meal. More

 
 

[October 22, 2009]

Radiofrequency Ablation Course for Barrett’s Esophagus, Nov. 13

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is holding a radiofrequency ablation course for Barrett’s esophagus (BE) on Friday, November 13, 2009, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. More

 
 

[September 28, 2009]

Dr. Richard Feinman to Speak on the Science of Diabetes and Diet on October 2:

Site is Convention of European Association for the Study of Diabetes

Richard Feinman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and of family medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, will speak at the annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) on October 2, 2009. More

 
 

[September 25, 2009]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Tribute to the Late Dr. Robert F. Furchgott, Nobel Laureate, October 8:

Gallery of Awards and Honors To Be Displayed Prior to Ceremony

A tribute to the life and work of the late Robert F. Furchgott, PhD, distinguished professor and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will be held at SUNY Downstate Medical Center at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2009 in the Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn 11203. More

 
 

[September 25, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Holds Open House for College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, and School of Public Health, October 6

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is holding its annual open house for prospective students interested in programs at the College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, or School of Public Health on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. 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

 
 

[September 21, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings Sep. 21 – Sep. 25 to Men Forty Years of Age and Over

Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if discovered early. More

 
 

[September 18, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Participates in Reach Out and Read Program:

State Senator Eric Adams Visits Downstate to Read to Children

Doctors at SUNY Downstate Medical Center are sending families home from check-ups with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud to your children.” More

 
 

[September 15, 2009]

Jane Brody to Speak at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on End of Life Issues

New York Times columnist Jane Brody will be speaking at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Thursday, September 17, at 8:30 a.m. Her topic is “Preparing for the End of Life Is as Important as Preserving It.” More

 
 

[September 2, 2009]

NICU Team at SUNY Downstate Wins Nursing Image Award:

Nurses Praised for Outstanding Teamwork

The nursing team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SUNY Downstate Medical Centers’ University Hospital of Brooklyn has been selected to receive the first Image of Nursing in Clinical Practice Award. More

 
 

[July 21, 2009]

Dr. Jeffrey S. Borer Named Chair of Medicine at SUNY Downstate:

He Succeeds Dr. J. Edmund Bourke

Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, chief of cardiovascular medicine and professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has in addition assumed the position of chair of medicine. More

 
 

[July 1, 2009]

Precise Study of Central Brooklyn’s Healthcare Needs Funded by HEAL NY Grant to SUNY Downstate and Partners:

Broad Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Payers, and Community Groups Will Develop a Comprehensive Health Planning Process

The first block-by-block survey of healthcare needs and resources in New York City in a quarter century will be performed in Brooklyn thanks to a nearly one million-dollar grant from the Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY) program. More

 
 

[June 24, 2009]

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at SUNY Downstate Wins Coveted Three-Year Accreditation:

New Program Earns High Marks for Specialty Training  

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) credentialing commission has granted accreditation to the Pharmacy Practice Residency in Infectious Diseases at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More

 
 

[June 23, 2009]

2009 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards:

Seven Downstate Faculty and Staff Honored for Excellence

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has announced the 2008-09 Academic Year recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. More

 
 

[June 19, 2009]

Two Downstate Faculty Promoted to Highest SUNY Rank:

Dr. Edmund Bourke and Dr. Carl I. Cohen Named SUNY Distinguished Professors for Teaching and Service

Two faculty physicians at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have been named distinguished professor, the highest academic rank within the State University of New York. More

 
 

[June 16, 2009]

Dr. Anjali Sharma Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar:

To Study Link between Bone Loss and HIV

 

Anjali Sharma, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been awarded $300,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study bone loss among adults with or at risk for HIV. More

 
 

[June 15, 2009]

Dr. Jaime A. Uribe Named Director of Foot and Ankle Service at SUNY Downstate:

Becomes the Only Full-Time Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Brooklyn

Jaime A. Uribe, MD, has been named assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery
and director of the Foot and Ankle Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More

 
 

[June 1, 2009]

What Becomes a Graduate Most--A Multiplicity of Degrees:

Jonathan Silverberg, First in Downstate History to Earn Three at Once

When commencement ceremonies took place at Carnegie Hall on May 26 for graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, and Graduate Program in Public Health, 228 students received their well-earned diplomas. More

 
 

[June 1,2009]

SUNY Downstate Holds Commencement Ceremonies Honoring Leaders in Medicine and Health Education:

Speakers' Theme Is Maximizing a Lifetime of Service in Healthcare and Science

 

Wayne Joseph Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, president of Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest private, historically Black school for health professionals, and Peggy Strecker Neufeld, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, a leading authority on naturally occurring retirement communities, were the speakers at commencement ceremonies for graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More

 
 

[May 6,2009]

Miriam Vincent Named Family Medicine Educator of the Year

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians has selected Miriam Vincent, MD, PhD, as its 2009 Family Medicine Educator of the Year. She will be honored at the Academy’s Annual Congress in June. More

 
 

[May 6,2009]

London’s Fashion Industry Teams with SUNY Downstate to Educate Youth about AIDS :
Education and Fashion Show for Youth, May 8

SUNY Downstate Medical Center's 4th annual Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium – this year titled “NYC Against HIV: Education and Fashion Show” – will take place Friday, May 8, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, 2839 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11210 (between Campus and Glenwood Roads). More

 
 

[April 20,2009]

In Celebration of National Hospital Week:
University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold Community Health Fair

Continuing a tradition that began more than 20 years ago, SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn is extending an invitation to all residents of Brooklyn to attend its annual Community Health Fair. Rain or shine, it will take place on Saturday, May 16, from 11 am to 3 pm, in front of the hospital’s 445 Lenox Road entrance, between East 35th and East 37th Streets. More

 
 

[April 15,2009]

Leaders in Science, Sports and Entertainment Celebrate Downstate:
Gala Fundraiser to Benefit Medical Research


Some of the most exciting names in sports and entertainment will be on hand for the second annual Celebrate Downstate gala, to be held Saturday, May 2nd at the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan. More

 
 

[April 14,2009]

Downstate Students Named Among SUNY’s Best:
Two Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Two Downstate students, Michael Allison and Jonathan Silverberg, have received the 2009 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, the highest student honor accorded by the State University of New York. More

 
 

[April 2,2009]

Dr. Richard M. Rosenfeld Named Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, it was announced by Ian L. Taylor, MD, PhD, senior vice president for biomedical education and research and dean of the College of Medicine. More

 
 

[March 31,2009]

Good News for the Class of 2009:
Nearly 200 Downstate Students Accepted for Residency Training

Envelopes torn open, followed by whoops and shouts of joy—these are the unmistakable sights and sounds of Match Day, when graduating medical students across the country find out where they will do their residency training. More

 
 

[March 23,2009]

Leaders in Science, Sports and Entertainment Celebrate Downstate:
Gala Fundraiser to Benefit Medical Research

Some of the most exciting names in sports and entertainment will be on hand for the second annual Celebrate Downstate gala, to be held Saturday, May 2nd at the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan. More

 
 

[March 20,2009]

The Children’s Hospital at Downstate Joins National Network of Children’s Hospitals

The Children’s Hospital at Downstate has been accepted for membership in The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). More

 
 

[February 27,2009]

SUNY Downstate To Institute Ultrasound Training for All Medical Students:
A Marathon Training Session In Use of the ‘Stethoscope of the 21st Century’ 

In what will be a marathon training session – the first of its type – the entire fourth-year class of SUNY Downstate Medical Center's College of Medicine will be taught the use of portable ultrasound to guide invasive medical procedures on March 12 and 13. More

 
 

[February 26,2009]

Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings Offered in March:

Early Detection Means Lives Saved

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and SUNY Downstate Medical Center is encouraging Brooklyn residents to get a free colorectal cancer screening. More

 
 

[February 6,2009]

Dr. Samuel Márquez to Receive 2009 Basmajian Award

Samuel Márquez, PhD, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology, has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2009 Basmajian Award from the American Association of Anatomists, to be presented at its annual meeting in New Orleans in April. More

 
 

[January 23,2009]

SUNY Downstate’s Digestive Disease Center Wins Recognition from National Standards Organization

The Digestive Disease Center at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received the “Certificate of Recognition for Promoting Quality in Endoscopy” from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). More

 
 

[January 21,2009]

Free Vision Screenings at SUNY Downstate January 26:

Diagnosed Early, Glaucoma Can Be Easily Controlled

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Department of Ophthalmology in association with the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation will hold free glaucoma screenings at SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn on January 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More

 
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