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The President’s Bulletin is a bi-weekly publication created to keep students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, friends, and others informed about the latest news at Downstate Health Sciences University. We hope you enjoy reading the articles and find them informative and useful. If you would like to submit a story idea or letter to the editor, please email us at president@dhsiu.edu.

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Design Thinking Transforms Medical Training

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

The College of Medicine (COM) is embarking on a fresh perspective with its Transition to Residency (TTR) course. Typically undertaken in the final year of medical school, the course prepares students for their forthcoming career transition.

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HEAT Program Continues to Redefine HIV/AIDS Care

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

Jeffrey Birnbaum, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor, is a distinguished pediatrician specializing in HIV/AIDS treatment and awareness. He has devoted his expertise and empathy to the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) program, significantly...

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School of Public Health Successfully Reaccredited

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health (SPH) earned reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). SPH successfully met 100 percent of CEPH’s criteria and was granted reaccreditation for a full seven-year term, the maximum...

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks CON Online Graduate Program Among the Top 50

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

Downstate’s College of Nursing has received notable recognition for its exceptional online graduate nursing programs, achieving the 45th position in the esteemed U.S. News & World Report rankings unveiled on February 7, 2024.

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Downstate’s Black Gynecologic Oncology Trailblazers

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

The upcoming June 2024 issue of Science Direct promises to deliver an illuminating article spotlighting the remarkable contributions of African American trailblazers in the field of gynecologic oncology.

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Dr. Sam Marquez Among 2024 AAA Fellows

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

Congratulations to Sam Marquez, Ph.D., Professor in the Departments of Cell Biology and Otolaryngology, who was recently announced as a 2024 Fellow by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA). The AAA is proud to recognize 18 individuals out of...

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Advancing Autism Research at Downstate

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

In a notable advancement for autism research, Edward V. Quadros, Ph.D., research professor of Cell Biology, and Harris Huberman, M.D., MPH, developmental pediatrician and associate professor, both researchers at Downstate, are pioneering efforts...

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Shout Outs

Shout Outs

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

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In Case You Missed it

In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

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Celebrating Health and Heritage in February

by Office of the President - February 6 , 2024

As we celebrate Heart Health Month, National Cancer Prevention Month, and Black History Month, it is essential to recognize their interconnectedness. These moments on our calendars are not isolated but deeply intertwined, especially in the context...

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The Call to Service and the Call to Serve

by Office of the President - February 6 , 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. respected the sacrifices made by servicemen and servicewomen in their pursuit of a just and free society. His advocacy for civil rights had an impact on the military in many ways, demonstrating the interconnectedness between...

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Diversity in Digital Stroke Care

by Office of the President - February 6 , 2024

Stroke care is a critical area of concern in public health that affects millions of individuals globally. Health disparities in this area persist, particularly among minority communities. Black and Latinx populations in the United States experience...

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