Find A PhysicianHome  |  Library  |  myDownstate  |  Newsroom  |  A-Z Guide  |  E-mail  |  Contact Us  |  Directions
curve gif


 
 

[December 6, 2011]                                                  


Neuroethics of Memory to Be Explored at December 9 Symposium

Recent advances in understanding how memory functions and how memories could potentially be erased medically have raised numerous ethical questions. More

 
 

[October 18, 2011]                                                  


SUNY Downstate Awarded Grant to Train Medical Residents in HIV/AIDS Care
 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has been awarded $450,000 over three years to expand opportunities to train physician residents in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.. More

 
 

[October 14, 2011]                                                  


STAR Health Center Receives Quality of Care Award

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR Health Center is the recipient of the 2011 National Quality Center Quality of Care Award for Quality Improvement Activities.More

 
 

[October 14, 2011]                                                  


New Medical Leadership at SUNY Downstate

New medical leadership has been elected at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB). More

 
 

[October 6, 2011] 

Chancellor Zimpher Announces $4.3 Million Grants for SUNY Research in Neuroscience, Pediatric Pharmacology & Vision:

National Institutes of Health Grants Support SUNY REACH, A Collaborative Research Consortium of SUNY’s Five Academic Health Campuses; Research Will Focus on Preventing Blindness in Infants, Enhancing Infrastructure for Clinical Trials on Neurological Conditions

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that SUNY has received two grants totaling more than $4.3 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support neuroscience and pediatric pharmacology and vision research as part of SUNY REACH, a collaborative research network of SUNY’s four academic health centers and the College of Optometry. More

 
 

[October 4, 2011]                                                  

‘Achievement’ Is Here:
SUNY Downstate Alumni Publish History of the College of Medicine

Downstate at 150: A Celebration of Achievement is a collection of 150 biographical essays that recount the careers and contributions of SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s many illustrious alumni and faculty. More

 
 

[September 23, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Medical Students Excel: Surpass National Pass Rate on Board Examinations

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine students secured a 99.5 % pass rate on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) exam, compared to the national average of 97 %. This year at Downstate, 197 of 198 students taking the test for the first time passed. More

 
 

[September 20, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate to Highlight Autism Services in Brooklyn at Health Fair, September 25

One in a hundred and ten children are on the spectrum of autism disorders, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More

 
 

[September 13, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings Sep. 19 – Sep. 22 to Men Forty Years of Age and Older:

Screenings to Be Held at SUNY Downstate Sites in Northern, Central, and Southern Brooklyn

 

Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if discovered early. SUNY Downstate Medical Center and its University Hospital of Brooklyn are offering free prostate cancer screenings to men 40 years of age and older for four days beginning Sep. 19. More

 
 

[September 8, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Researchers Publish Study on Neuronal RNA Targeting:

Data Suggest that Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome May Be Linked to Dysregulated Neuronal RNA Transport

 

SUNY Downstate scientist Ilham Muslimov, MD, PhD, along with senior author Henri Tiedge, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology and of neurology, published a study suggesting that cellular dysregulation associated with certain neurodegenerative disorders may result from molecular competition in neuronal RNA transport pathways. More

 
 

[August 25, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Researchers Developing New Test to Measure Risk for Birth Defects and Neuro-developmental Disorders:

Test Targets Folate Receptor Autoantibodies

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have received a $50,000 grant from the SUNY Research Foundation Technology Accelerator Fund to develop a diagnostic test for the folate receptor autoantibody. More

 
 

[August 18, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Researchers Identify Possible New Targets for Treating Pain in Women:

Dissimilar Interaction of Opioid Receptors May Explain Why Men and Women Experience Pain Differently

Women and men experience pain, particularly chronic pain, very differently. The ability of some opioids to relieve pain also differs between women and men. More

 
 

[August 9, 2011]                                                  

Aetna and SUNY Downstate Medical Center Reach New Contract Agreement:

Three-year Agreement with SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn Improves Access to Care for Aetna Members and SUNY Downstate Patients

Aetna and SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced a new agreement for SUNY Downstate’s resumed participation in the Aetna network, and the continuing participation of University Hospital of Brooklyn’s recently acquired Long Island College Hospital campus. More

 
 

[June 16, 2011]                                                  

Three Downstate Nurses Receive Nursing Excellence Awards:

Stephen R. Marrone Wins Regional Award; Paulina Marfo-Boateng and Betty Jung Recognized as Regional Finalists

 
Three nursing leaders at SUNY Downstate Medical Center were honored by Nursing Spectrum, a national publication for nursing professionals, at its annual Nursing Excellence Awards Ceremony, held June 2 in Glenpointe, New Jersey.  More

 
 

[June 16, 2011] 

Community Health Day at UHB at Long Island College Hospital June 18

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) at Long Island College Hospital is holding a Community Health Day, Saturday, June 18, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. More

 
 

[June 7, 2011]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn at Bay Ridge to Hold Health Fair June 12

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn at Bay Ridge will hold a Community Health Fair Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at 699 92nd Street, at the corner of Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. More

 
 

[June 7, 2011]                                                  

Four SUNY Downstate Medical Center Faculty and Staff Members Honored for Professional Excellence

Four Downstate Medical Center faculty and staff members have been selected to receive the State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. More

 
 

[June 7, 2011]                                                  

Two Nationally Known Leaders in Medicine and Allied Health Deliver Keynotes at SUNY Downstate Commencement

Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, an expert on geriatric medicine and oncology, and Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association addressed the graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center at ceremonies held May 26 at Carnegie Hall. More

 
 

[June 3, 2011]                                                  

Second Caribbean Healthcare Summit to be Held at SUNY Downstate, June 9

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will host the Second Annual Caribbean Healthcare Summit, Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 8:00 am to 2:30 p.m., in the Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203. More

 
 

[May 18, 2011]                                                  

Adult Sickle Cell Anemia Drug Found Safe and Effective in Infants

Research conducted at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and 13 other medical institutions across the country has shown that a cancer drug used to treat sickle anemia in adults and adolescents is safe and effective in reducing pain, inflammation, and hospitalization in infants. More

 
 

[May 17, 2011]                                                  

Three SUNY Downstate Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed three faculty physicians at SUNY Downstate Medical Center to distinguished ranks, the highest system honors conferred upon SUNY instructional faculty. More

 
 

[May 16, 2011]                                                  

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld Is New President of American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, professor and chair of otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, assumed the presidency of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) at the association’s annual meeting on May 1. More

 
 

[May 11, 2011]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold 25th Annual Health Fair May 14
 
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 3, 2011]                                                  

Sixth Annual Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium to Be Held at Boys and Girls High School, May 6

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in partnership with Boys and Girls High School, the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, and the Stay Strong Foundation, will hold its 6th Annual Dine & Learn Healthy Youth Symposium titled “Live Straight Up Healthy,” on Friday, May 6, 2011, from 3:00 - 8:30 pm, at Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11213. More

 
 

[April 27, 2011]

 Leaders in Medicine and Allied Health to Deliver SUNY Downstate Commencement Addresses, May 26

Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, one of the nation’s leading authorities on geriatric medicine, and Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), will be commencement speakers at ceremonies for graduates of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Thursday, May 26, at Carnegie Hall. More

 
 

[April 21, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Chosen as Site for Center for Care Innovation and Transformation Program

The Department of Nursing Services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn has been selected as one of 46 sites across the country – and only seven in New York State – to participate in the 2011-2012 Center for Care Innovation and Transformation (CCIT) initiative of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). More

 
 

[April 11, 2011]                                                  

Dr. Moro O. Salifu to Be Honored by Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

On April 14 at Sports Ball 2011, the annual gala fundraising event for the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Moro O. Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, professor of medicine and chief of nephrology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will be honored for his contributions to Brooklyn community health. More

 
 

[April 6, 2011]                                                  

Two Downstate Students Receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Two SUNY Downstate Medical Center students, Samar Bharat Mehta, PhD, and Ehsan Sarafraz-Yazdi, MSc, have been awarded the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence – the highest student honor given by the State University of New York. More

 
 

[April 5, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate CarFit Event to Help Seniors Enhance Driving Safety, April 10

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold a CarFit Event for seniors Sunday, April 10, 2011. CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. More

 
 

[March 17, 2011]                                                  

Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering to Be Held in Brooklyn April 1 3

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and The New York Academy of Sciences will hold the Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering April 1 – 3. More

 
 

[March 8, 2011]                                                  

Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings Offered Saturday, March 19

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and SUNY Downstate Medical Center will offer free colorectal cancer screenings on Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at its Endoscopy Center, 760 Parkside Avenue, between New York and Nostrand Avenues. More

 
 

[March 4, 2011]

SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual Research Day on March 9

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Graduate Studies will hold its Annual Research Day on March 9, when students from across the campus will present their latest research projects. More

 
 

[March 1, 2011]

UAlbany nanocollege and SUNY Downstate Medical Center partner to launch the world’s first program for research physicians in nanoscale medicine:
Pioneering curricula will uniquely prepare a new generation of world-class clinical scientists and enable nanotechnology-driven applications to improve health care

Albany, NY – In a pioneering initiative that will prepare a new generation of research physicians to be leaders in 21st century health care, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany and SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) today announced the establishment of a first-of-its-kind, dual degree program to provide world-class education and training in both medicine and nanoscale science and engineering, which will enable nanomedicine innovations designed to transform and enhance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. More

 
 

[Feburary 24, 2011]

Top Names in Science, Business, and Entertainment Join in Celebrating Downstate
April 2nd Gala to Benefit Medical Research

Legendary sports hero Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, actor Steven Schirripa, and award-winning radio and television host Larry King will join leading figures in science, business, and education to celebrate SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s history of achievement. More

 
 

[Feburary 14, 2011]

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge Now Open with Variety of Healthcare Services

SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Bay Ridge now offers a walk-in Urgent Care Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Advanced Endoscopy Center, Laser Vision Correction Center, and laboratory and radiology support services. More

 
 

[January 4, 2011]

Central Brooklyn Cancer Services Program Begins:

Service Provides Free Cancer Screenings to Uninsured New York Residents

 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center and community partners have established the Central Brooklyn Cancer Services Program (CSP) to provide free cancer screenings for uninsured New York State residents living in Brooklyn. More

  VIew the Current (2014) Releases
VIew the 2013 Release Archives
VIew the 2012 Release Archives
View the 2010 Release Archive
View the 2009 News Release Archive
View the 2008-2007 News Release Archive
View the 2006-2005 News Release Archive
More