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[December 28, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Researchers Identify Areas of Plague Risk in Western U.S.

Findings May Be Used by Public Health Agencies to Aid in Plague Surveillance

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center have identified and mapped areas of high probability of plague bacteria in the western United States. More

 
 

[December 16, 2015]

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF THE FINAL PHASE OF SUNY DOWNSTATE'S BIOTECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR IN BROOKLYN

New Facility Eligible To Host START-UP NY Tax-Free Areas For New And Expanding Businesses

Read the official press release from the Govenor's Office More
 
 

[December 4, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Alumna Dr. Erika Schwartz to Discuss Her New Book – “Don’t Let Your Doctor Kill You” – Monday, Dec. 14, 12 Noon

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate College of Medicine graduate Erika Schwartz, MD, will present the next talk in The President’s Lecture Series, on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12 Noon at SUNY Downstate. More

 
 

[November 24, 2015]

Dr. Michael A. Joseph Receives the Champion of Diversity Award in Public Health from Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center 

Michael A. Joseph, PhD, MPH, interim chairperson and assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health, recently received the 2015 Dr. Muriel Petioni Champion of Diversity in Public Health Award from the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center (MSI AHEC). More

 
 

[November 23, 2015]

SUNY Downstate College of Nursing Holds Second Annual White Coat Ceremony

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Nursing recently held its second annual White Coat Ceremony welcoming incoming nursing students. More

 
 

[November 17, 2015]

Dr. Allen Nelson Lewis, Jr., Named Dean of the College of Health Related Professions at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY – Allen Nelson Lewis, Jr., PhD, has been named dean of the College of Health Related Professions at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, it was announced by John F. Williams, Jr., MD, EdD, MPH, FCCM, president of SUNY Downstate. Dr. Lewis assumes his responsibilities as dean in January 2016. More

 
 

[November 16, 2015]

Dr. Ellen Ginzler Honored with Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology

Ellen M. Ginzler, MD, MPH, distinguished teaching professor and chief of rheumatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was honored with the Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology at the organization’s recent annual meeting in San Francisco. More

 
 

[October 26, 2015]

Pregnant Women in Brooklyn Have the Highest Levels Worldwide of Certain Substances Used as Preservatives in Cosmetics

First Published Report on Parabens in Human Cord Blood Recommends Monitoring to Assess if Risks Exist for Fetal and Adult Health 

Brooklyn, NY – Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Arizona State University have published the first study of levels of parabens – antibacterial substances commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and other products – in human cord blood samples. More

 
 

[October 22, 2015]

Dr. Nina Schooler Discusses New Schizophrenia Treatment Recommendations on National Public Radio

Brooklyn, NY – Nina Schooler PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, recently discussed new treatment recommendations for persons diagnosed with first episode schizophrenia with National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro. More

 
 

[October 16, 2015]

SUNY Downstate to Open New LBGT Clinic October 19

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center is implementing a new health initiative focused on the illness prevention and health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and gender non-conforming individuals. More

 
 

[October 13, 2015]

SUNY Network of Excellence Awards $530,000 to Advance Understanding and Treatment of Brain Injury and Disorders

Brooklyn, NY – The State University of New York recently announced $530,000 in funding for two collaborative research projects involving SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the University at Buffalo, and Stony Brook University that will advance understanding of the human brain as part of the SUNY Brain Network of Excellence. More

 
 

[October 13, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Supports Organ Donor Enrollment Day with LiveOnNY

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center and LiveOnNY continued their efforts to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation by recently hosting the first annual Donor Enrollment Day at Downstate. More

 
 

[October 8, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Leads in Undergraduate Degree Program Career Earnings

 

Brooklyn, NY – A new College Scorecard released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that SUNY Downstate Medical Center scores highest in the country for undergraduate career earnings. More

 
 

[October 8, 2015]

Former SUNY Downstate Medical Center Faculty Member Receives Lasker Award
 
Dr. Evelyn M. Witkin Awarded for Work Conducted At Downstate 1955-1971

 

Brooklyn, NY – Evelyn M. Witkin, PhD, who served on the SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty in the Department of Cell Biology from 1955 to 1971, has been awarded the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for discoveries concerning the DNA-damage response – a fundamental mechanism that protects the genomes of all living organisms. More

 
 

[October 5, 2015]

Women with Alzheimer’s-related Gene Lose Weight More Sharply after Age 70

Finding May Aid in the Treatment of Dementia



Brooklyn, NY – Researchers led by Deborah Gustafson, PhD, MS, professor of neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, have shown that women with a gene variant (APOEe4 allele) associated with Alzheimer’s disease experience a steeper decline in body mass index (BMI) after age 70 than those women without the version of the gene, whether they go on to develop dementia or not. More

 
 

[October 2, 2015]

William P. Walsh Named Senior Vice President, Hospital Affairs and Managing Director of University Hospital of Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn, NY – William P. Walsh, MBA, MSW, has joined SUNY Downstate Medical Center as senior vice president, hospital affairs and managing director of University Hospital of Brooklyn, it was announced by John F. Williams, Jr., MD, EdD, MPH, FCCM, president of SUNY Downstate. More

 
 

[October 1, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Receives $945,000 Grant to Train Residents and Students in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Patients at Risk for Substance Abuse

Award Will Create SBIRT Training Center, Develop Curricula, and Measure Success

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received a $945,000 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to create the SUNY Downstate SBIRT Training Center. More

 
 

[September 21, 2015]

SUNY Downstate Recognized with Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Awards for 2015

Brooklyn, NY – As recently announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and its University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) are among 12 academic health centers and teaching hospitals receiving 2015 Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Center Awards for the training of new clinical researchers working on cutting-edge biomedical research. More

 
 

[September 14, 2015]

Dr. M. Monica Sweeney Named Vice Dean for Global Engagement and Clinical Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management at SUNY Downstate

 

Brooklyn, NY – M. Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH, FACP has been appointed vice dean for global engagement and clinical professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, it was announced by Pascal James Imperato, MD, MPH&TM, MACP, Distinguished Service Professor and founding dean of the School of Public Health. More

 
 

[September 3, 2015]


Researchers Identify a New Approach for Lowering Harmful Lipids

Research May Lead to Better Means of Controlling ‘Bad Cholesterol’

 

Brooklyn, NY – Xian-Cheng Jiang, PhD, professor of cell biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study identifying a new approach for lowering "bad" lipids in blood circulation, a critical means to combat devastating cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. More

 
 

[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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