SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Emergency Medicine
Philanthropy and Donations
The Department of Emergency Medicine is integrally involved in the community through the various Not-For-Profit organizations it has established as well as other community projects, such as Doctors Against Murder (D.A.M), and the Rape Crisis Center.
The Not-For-Profit organization, Emergency Medical Physicians of Brooklyn, Inc (E.M.P.B) provides financial, environmental and opportunity support for research and education in the field of emergency medicine. In addition, EMPB provides training to the community and local hospital employees in various forms of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Subsequently, EMPB is then able to support a variety of local community programs such as Doctors Against Murder (DAM), The Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health, the Gerald W. Deas Endowed Professorship, and the Auxiliary of Kings County.
DAM is a community initiative that provides counseling and support to victims of violent
abuse in the home and victims of gun violence. The aim of DAM is to reduce family
and gun related violence in local communities within Kings County. EMPB provides resources,
guest speakers and research data to DAM that enable them to pursue their goal.
The Rape Crisis Center provides timely medical and psychological attention to all patients who present to the Emergency Department after a sexual assault. A nurse or physician who has had training specific to sexual assault patient management cares for our sexual assault victims. This model of rape crisis management assures the effective collection of evidence, appropriate medical attention, and effective documentation. This program will continue to effectively take part in reducing the incidence of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and the alleviation of the immediate and long-term negative physical and emotional effects of sexual assault.
Emedex International, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the global promotion and advancement of emergency medicine, disaster management and public health. We provide and develop these services through the provision of educational, research and exchange programs between SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in New York City, other US emergency departments, and hospitals around the world. EMEDEX is dedicated to promoting excellence in education, to improving channels of communication, and to fostering international exchange between emergency healthcare providers in diverse health settings and environments.
Opportunities For Giving
The Department of Emergency Medicine is involved in many projects within the community as well as around the world. Your contributions can make a difference by helping us further our work in local communities, furthering the growth of international medicine around the world, developing research projects and growing the influence of such programs as Doctors Against Murder and the Sexual Assault Response Team.
if you are alumni from this Residency program, or just someone who would like to contribute, please read what your fellow alumnus
has to say and you can then click on the link below which will take you to the Donations
page where you will find "EM Resident Wellness" on the Donor Funds header.:
EM Resident Wellness Donation
"Time to give back a little somethin’. I have realized that I received some of the best medicine training, regardless of specialty, during my Emergency Medicine residency at Kings County/SUNY Downstate. I have yet to find an equal to our residency program across the country. If you share my feelings towards our residency than it should be easy to donate to the current residents. If you slightly disagree, or strongly disagree with me, than there are plenty of reasons to donate to the current residents. This fund is created for the program director, and only the program director, to tap for the benefit of the residents. It will be used to help fund resident development and resident wellness. It is the hope that his fund will help provide for residents to explore opportunities of interest such as conferences and mini-fellowship activities. It is also the hope to fund resident wellness activities from this fund. If any of you went on one of the ski trips I know you found it well worth the drive. Just escaping from the rigors of residency to enjoy a day of bowling at Bowlmor lanes was fantastic and I hope that we can provide the current residents at our alma mater the same opportunities. A well-balanced, driven, happy resident flourishes into a fantastic physician."
- Mathew Foley
Class of 2008
To make a contribution to Emergency Physicians of Brooklyn Foundation or any of the above programs, please contact Martha Patella.
Phone: 718 221-6170
All contributions are tax deductible through 501(C) 3 corporations.