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[December 23, 2010]


SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health Receives Full Five-Year Accreditation

The School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for the maximum period of five years. More

 
 

[December 15, 2010]


SUNY Downstate Returns to Heart Health Expo at Maggie Dixon Classic, Dec. 19

SUNY Downstate Medical Center physicians and staff will again provide free cardiac screenings to children and young adults up to age 22 attending the Maggie Dixon Classic Women’s Basketball NCAA tournament at Madison Square Garden. More

 
 

[December 7, 2010]


SUNY Downstate Holds Celebration for Graduating Nurse Residents and Frontline Nursing Leaders

Event Also Recognizes Health Professionals Who Serve as Ambassadors for Excellence

The Department of Nursing Services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold a graduation ceremony for new nurse residents and frontline nursing leaders at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 10 am to 2 pm in Alumni Auditorium. More

 
 

[December 1, 2010]  

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Identify Rising Incidence of Valvular Heart Diseases in New York State:


Finding Is Associated with Aging Population and Other Factors


The incidence of hospitalization and treatment for heart valve diseases in New York State has constantly and progressively risen since the early 1980s, according to research presented at the recent meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) by SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More

 
 

[November 18, 2010]  

50 Years and Counting: SUNY Downstate Employee Celebrates a Milestone

Showing no signs of slowing down, Janet Halpern celebrated her 5Oth anniversary at SUNY Downstate Medical Center by dancing the Twist. At this year’s Employee Recognition Luncheon for staff who have contributed ten or more years of service, Ms. Halpern alone could attest to having witnessed five decades in Downstate’s history. More

 
 

[November 10, 2010]  

Third Dine & Learn Healthy Woman Symposium to be Held November 18

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold its third Dine & Learn Healthy Woman Symposium, themed “Loving Yourself Healthy…Now,” on Thursday, November 18, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11216. More

 
 

[November 8, 2010]  

SUNY Downstate Team Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 17 is being called "Super Sunday" because of the record number of supporters who turned out for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. SUNY Downstate Medical Center was the local flagship sponsor of the walk held in Brooklyn. More

 
 

[October 28, 2010]  

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Jean Tropnas to Receive Honor from American Psychiatric Association Assembly  

 

The Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has chosen Jean Tropnas, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, to receive the 2010 Profile of Courage Award. More

 
 

[October 28, 2010]  

Dr. Eli Friedman Receives Award in Nephrology from New York Academy of Medicine; Delivers Edward M. Gibbs Lecture 

Eli A. Friedman, MD, distinguished teaching professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, delivered the 2010 Edward M. Gibbs Lecture and received the Award in Nephrology from the New York Academy of Medicine. More

 
 

[October 14, 2010]

GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL TO BECOME PART OF SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER

Governor David Paterson, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Continuum Health Partners – the parent company of the Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn (LICH) – today announced an agreement on terms under which SUNY Downstate will acquire and operate LICH, pending final approval from all appropriate and required regulatory agencies and authorities. More

 
 

[September 17, 2010]  

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Find Drug Combination May Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Recent data show that approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. More

 
 

[September 1, 2010]  

Downstate Faculty Awarded Five Empire Clinical Research Investigator Grants

Five SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty members have been awarded Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) fellowships from the New York State Department of Health. The ECRIP program encourages teaching hospitals to train physicians as clinical researchers to advance biomedical research in New York's academic health centers. More

 
 

[August 2, 2010]  

Who Will Care for America’s Aging Boomers?
Carl Cohen, MD, Awarded $3.68 Million to Train Geriatric Specialists at SUNY Downstate

By the year 2030, the number of Americans older than 65 is expected to nearly double. Experts predict a looming health crisis unless more professionals are trained to care for the elderly. More

 
 

[August 2, 2010]

Dr. James Cottrell to Receive Prestigious Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

James E. Cottrell, MD, distinguished service professor and chair of anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been chosen to receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). More

 
 

[July 28, 2010]

SUNY Downstate Honored for Community Health Improvement by Healthcare Association of New York State

SUNY Downstate Medical Center received an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Community Health Improvement Award presented by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) at its Annual Membership Conference awards dinner. More

 
 

[July 17, 2010]

Program for Healthcare Providers to Address Proposed Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency

The Departments of Radiology and Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold a symposium on CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) on Monday, July 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More

 
 

[July 16, 2010]

Robert F. Furchgott Society at SUNY Downstate Medical Center Announces New Leadership:

Dr. Henri Tiedge and Dr. Daniel Rosenbaum Named to Top Positions

Two leading faculty researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have been appointed to head the Robert F. Furchgott Society. Henri Tiedge, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology and of neurology, and Daniel Rosenbaum, MD, professor and chair of neurology, have been named president and vice-president, respectively. More

 
 

[July 15, 2010]

Two Downstate Faculty Attain Highest Academic Rank:
Dr. Antonio Alfonso and Dr. Suzanne Mirra Named SUNY Distinguished Professors

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

 
 

[July 2, 2010]

BioBAT at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Gets Boost from Commerce Department Investment:
EDA Grant to Renovate Facility for Biotechnology at Brooklyn Army Terminal

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Brian McGowan recently announced a $2.5 million U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to BioBAT, Inc., to renovate a portion of Building A in the Brooklyn Army Terminal for use by mid-stage and growing biotechnology firms. More

 
 

[July 1, 2010]

SUNY Downstate to Address Parenting a Child with Autism, July 14:

Speakers Will Discuss Services for Children and Behavioral Approaches in the Home'

SUNY Downstate Medical Center invites parents of children with autism to attend a presentation, “Parenting Your Child with Autism: You Are Not Alone,” Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in Classroom 1A, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More

 
 

[June 29, 2010]

 

Noted Nephrologist Eli Friedman Receives National Award for Contributions to Renal Medicine

 

Eli A. Friedman, MD, distinguished professor, physician, and researcher at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2010 Barney Clark Award from the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO). More

 
 

[June 24, 2010]

 

Brain Cells Rapidly Switch Activity for Different, Behaviorally Relevant Responses to Stimuli

At every moment, the brain is confronted with multiple stimuli that impact behavior. More

 
 

[June 16, 2010]

SUNY Downstate Student Irani Khatun Awarded Predoctoral Fellowship for Heart Research

Irani Khatun, a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been selected to receive the coveted Predoctoral Research Fellowship by the American Heart Association. More

 
 

[June 15, 2010]

Funding for SUNY Downstate’s International AIDS Training Program is Renewed:

Program to Expand into Ukraine and Kazakhstan

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center with a grant totaling $3.7 million over five years. More

 
 

[June 14, 2010]

Use of Smaller, More Powerful Implantable Defibrillators at SUNY Downstate Advances Patient Care:

New Devices Deliver Higher Energy and Greater Safety

To help patients with abnormal heart rhythms that put them at risk for sudden death, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is offering two new devices that can help restore a healthy heartbeat. More

 
 

[June 8,2010]

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge Holds Health Fair June 19:

Event Highlights Services for the Community 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is holding a health fair Saturday, June 19, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge, 699 92nd Street, at the corner of Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11228. More

 
 

[June 7,2010]

Caribbean Health Summit to be Held Friday, June 18 at SUNY Downstate:

Theme is Health Disparities in the Caribbean Community

A Caribbean Health Summit for healthcare providers will be held Friday, June 18, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More

 
 

[May 28,2010]

Two National Leaders in Medical and Nursing Education Deliver Keynotes at SUNY Downstate Commencement

Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, president of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), and Kathleen Potempa, PhD, the newly inaugurated president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), were commencement speakers at ceremonies for graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, held on May 27 at Carnegie Hall. More

 
 

[May 21,2010]

Mayor Bloomberg, State Senator Golden, and SUNY Downstate President LaRosa Announce Development of New Commercial Bioscience Center at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park:

BioBAT – a Partnership between the City and SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Will Create Nearly 500,000 Square Feet of Commercial Lab Space and More Than 1,000 Permanent Jobs

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, State Senator Martin Golden, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center President John C. LaRosa, MD, have announced the start of development of BioBAT, a 486,000-square-foot center for commercial bioscience at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. More

 
 

[May 14,2010]

John Weigand, AuD, to Be Honored by Fort Greene Council:

SUNY Downstate Audiologist to Receive Community Service Award

John P. Weigand, AuD, who specializes in caring for hearing-impaired children and adults, will be honored by Fort Greene Council at its 2nd Annual Awards Dinner on
May 19. More

 
 

[May 14,2010]

SUNY Downstate Receives $12.8 Million DARPA Contract

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been awarded $12.8 million for research on studying the brain’s “plasticity,” or ability to recover from injury. More

 
 

[May 11,2010]

SUNY Downstate Parkinson’s Researcher Ivan Bodis-Wollner Awarded Major Grant by Michael J. Fox Foundation

Ivan Bodis-Wollner, MD, DSc, professor of neurology and ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders Center of Excellence, has been awarded $362,882 over two years by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to study the use of a retinal biomarker to track the progress of neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease. More

 
 

[May 11,2010]

Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Noted for Groundbreaking Research in Restoring
Vision to the Blind, Visits SUNY Downstate
 

Noted scientist Eberhart Zrenner, MD, will spend a three-day Visiting Professorship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. More

 
 

[May 7,2010]

University Hospital of Brooklyn Promotes Message of Health and Hope During National Hospital Week:

Holds Annual Health Fair May 15

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope: from providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. More

 
 

[May 6,2010]

Two National Leaders in Medical and Nursing Education to Deliver Keynotes at SUNY Downstate Commencement

Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, president of the Association of Academic Health Centers, and Kathleen Potempa, PhD, the newly inaugurated president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), will be commencement speakers at ceremonies for graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, to be held May 27 at Carnegie Hall. More

 
 

[May 5,2010]

SUNY Downstate to Educate Youth about Health, May 7

SUNY Downstate Medical Center's 5th annual Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium – this year titled “R U Serious? Teen Health Really Matters!” – will take place Friday, May 7, 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 19,2010]

Cutting Edge Issues in Bioethics to be Explored April 22:

Conference Marks 20th Anniversary of the Division of Humanities in Medicine

Noted bioethicists and neuroscientists will participate in the “Cutting Edge Issues in Contemporary Bioethics” Conference at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Thursday, April 22, from 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York. More

 
 

[April 15,2010]

Two Downstate Students Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Downstate medical students Marc Justin Braunstein, PhD, and Lorraine Min-Shan Liang, MS, have been awarded the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. More

 
 

[April 2,2010]

SUNY Downstate Participates in Colon Cancer Challenge March 28

SUNY Downstate Medical Center partnered with the Colon Cancer Foundation for its 7th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge in Central Park, on March 28. More

 
 

[April 1,2010]

Cancer Therapy Advances Thanks to SUNY Downstate Researchers

Kyto Biopharma, Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York to patent Transcobalamin (vitamin B12) Receptor, a cancer therapy intended to minimize many of the complications arising from chemotherapy. More

 
 

[April 1,2010]

Looking Forward by Honoring the Past:

SUNY Downstate Sesquicentennial Ball on April 10 Celebrates 150 Years of Medical Education

In celebration of its proud history, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is holding a Sesquicentennial Ball on April 10 at Stage 6 Steiner Studios in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. More

 
 

[March 19,2010]

SUNY Downstate Honors Board-Certified Nurses

SUNY Downstate Medical Center celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring its board-certified nurses with a morning program. More

 
 

[March 19,2010]

Learning Deficits in Adolescence Linked to Novel Brain Receptor:
Could a Pill Increase Learning Ability Post-Puberty?

It is well known that the onset of puberty marks the end of the optimal period for learning language and certain spatial skills, such as computer/video game operation. More

 
 

[March 17,2010]

SUNY Downstate Honors Its Extraordinary Women

In celebration of Women's History Month, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is honoring twenty women – one for every workday in March – for their dedication and accomplishments More

 
 

[March 11,2010]

SUNY Downstate Physician and Medical Student Win AMA Leadership Awards

SUNY Downstate medical resident Kaedrea Jackson, MD, MPH, and second-year medical student Rosalyn Elise Plotzker, were among the 30 honorees to receive Leadership Awards at the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s annual Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony on March 1, in Washington, DC. More

 
 

[Feburary 26,2010]

 

SUNY Downstate Physicians and Nurses Provide Medical Care in Haiti:

Efforts Complement Counseling Outreach to Haitian-American Community in Brooklyn.


In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, SUNY Downstate Medical Center staff members have traveled to Haiti to provide much-needed medical services in the Port-au-Prince area. More

 
 

[Feburary 10,2010]

Depression and Bipolar Awareness Program at SUNY Downstate, Feb. 24

SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the NYC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are offering a free educational seminar on “Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission,” on Wednesday, February 24, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, in the Alumni Auditorium, at 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn. More

 
 

[January 15,2010]

 

SUNY Downstate President John LaRosa Endorses Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act:

Proposed Legislation Would Increase Performance and Efficiency of SUNY’s Academic Medical Centers

SUNY Downstate Medical Center President John C. LaRosa, MD, today urged passage of the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act proposed by Governor David Paterson. More

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