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[November 30, 2012]

Two Downstate Faculty Members Named SUNY Distinguished Professors:

Six Faculty and Staff Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed two Downstate faculty members to distinguished ranks, the highest system-wide honor conferred upon SUNY professors.More


[November 20, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Receives Federal Award to Support HIV Prevention in Ukraine


The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) recently awarded $500,000 over three years to SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s New York State International Training and Research Program (NYS-ITRP) through the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support HIV prevention interventions in Ukraine. More


[November 19, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Aids Brooklyn Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy:

Students and Staff Turn Out to Help Residents of Red Hook on “Day of Service”


SUNY Downstate Medical Center students, faculty, administrative staff, and volunteers turned out in large numbers on November 10 – which New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed a “Day of Service” – to help residents of Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood who were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. More


[November 15, 2012]

Ditmas Park Patch Article - Photos: SUNY Downstate Breaks Ground on Final Phase of Biotech Incubator


November 15, 2012]

Lupus Foundation Presents Top Honor to SUNY Downstate Researcher: 

Dr. Ellen M. Ginzler Receives Hess Award for Advancing Lupus Research and Treatment

Ellen M. Ginzler, MD, MPH, distinguished teaching professor and chief of rheumatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been awarded the Lupus Foundation of America’s prestigious Evelyn V. Hess Award.More


[November 14, 2012]

SUNY Downstate to Break Ground for Third Phase of Biotech Incubator, Nov. 15:

Downstate’s Biotech Initiative Is Diversifying the City’s Industrial Base and Providing Educational Programs to Serve the Growing Biotech Industry 


SUNY Downstate Medical Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the third phase of its Advanced Biotechnology Incubator on Thursday, November 15, at 2:00 pm. More


[October 19, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Chosen for National Initiative to Strengthen Health of Urban Communities   

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been selected as one of five institutions to participate in the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of the Healthcare Workforce), a national initiative that aims to improve the health of urban communities by developing their health workforce. More

[October 19, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Joins National Institutes of Health Initiative to Develop Better Care for Neurological Emergencies:

Downstate Only Newly Funded NETT Center in New York State

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to join the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) network, which is dedicated to improving emergency care for neurological injuries that require immediate care, such as stroke, seizures, and traumatic brain injury, as well as other illnesses affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. More


[September 28, 2012]

SUNY Downstate to Host Haitian Mental Health Forum October 7:

Discussions to Focus on Care Being Provided in Aftermath of 2010 Earthquake

It has been more than two and a half years since an earthquake devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding region, but many in the Haitian-American community still have unmet needs, including in the area of mental health. More


[September 14, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings September 17 – September 22:

Screenings to Be Held at SUNY Downstate Sites throughout Brooklyn

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, but with early detection and treatment the five-year survival rate exceeds 99 percent. More


[September 13, 2012]

Implications of the Affordable Care Act to Be Explored at SUNY Downstate September 20

The John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a lecture on the United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 4:00 pm. More


[August 24, 2012]

SUNY Downstate B-HIP Report - Making the Connection to Care in Northern and Central Brooklyn DS

The Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project (B-HIP), a coalition of Brooklyn hospitals, health centers, insurers, grass roots community organizations, and government agencies led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has released a report detailing the state of healthcare in Northern and Central Brooklyn. More


[August 22, 2012]

Researchers Find Benefits to Early Intervention in Addressing Brain Abnormalities

Preemptive cognitive training—an early intervention to address neuropsychiatric deficiencies—can help the brain function normally later in life, a team of researchers has found through a series of experiments on laboratory rats. More


[August 16, 2012]

Major Textbook on Research Methodology Published

How do you teach medical research? More


[August 1, 2012]

SUNY Board Appoints Dr. John F. Williams as President of Downstate Medical Center
New York City – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. John F. Williams president of Downstate Medical Center for a term that begins on or about August 20, 2012, and ends August 20, 2014. More


[July 30, 2012]

$5.5 Million Grant from National Institutes of Health to Conduct Community-Engaged Research to Reduce Brooklyn’s Health Disparities
BROOKLYN, NY, July 30, 2012 - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced a $5.5 million grant over five years to advance the work of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC), a joint venture of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, and the Brooklyn Borough President's Office. More


[July 23, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Awarded Robert Wood Johnson Nursing Scholarships:
Scholarships Will Support Second-Career Nursing Students from Underrepresented Groups

For the fourth consecutive year, SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Nursing has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). More


[July 5, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Receives Key Neurology Award:

Award Will Develop Mobile Phone Apps for Stroke Patients and Their Caregivers

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award to enhance patient care in the field of neurology. More


[June 26, 2012]

Asthma Linked to Congested Highways:

Those Living Near Heavily Traveled Interstate Have Higher Rates of Disease

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, found that living near a heavily congested highway correlates with a higher presence of asthma. More


[June 13, 2012]

SUNY Downstate’s President John C. LaRosa Steps Down:

Medical Center Leaders Step In During Search for Replacement for Longstanding Executive

John C. LaRosa, MD, FACP, President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, has announced that he is stepping down after 13 years in the position.More


[May 25, 2012]                                                  

SUNY Downstate to Graduate New Health Professionals for New York and the Nation at Commencement Ceremonies May 30, with the Majority to Stay in New York State:

Dr. David Blumenthal and Dr. Joan Stanley to Receive Honorary Degrees and Deliver Commencement Addresses

SUNY Downstate Medical Center will send a new class of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, research scientists, and public health professionals into the world on Wednesday, May 30, at commencement ceremonies at Carnegie Hall.More


[May 22, 2012]

Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, First Lady of Niger, Visits SUNY Downstate

A delegation led by the First Lady of the Republic of Niger, Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, visited President John C. LaRosa, MD, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center on May 18th. More


[May 17, 2012]                                                  

University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold 26th Annual Health Fair May 19

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 7, 2012]                                                  

State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., Visits SUNY Downstate and Clara Barton High School to
Meet with Educators and Students

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., was in Brooklyn recently to visit SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Clara Barton High School.More

[May 2, 2012]                                               

Dr. Charles Abrams Awarded Grant by Muscular Dystrophy Association to Study Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease:

SUNY Downstate Researcher Looks to Gene Mutations for Answers

 Charles Abrams, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Division at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $414,787 by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the premier health organization dedicated to preventing and treating muscle-wasting diseases.More


[April 13, 2012]                                                  

Excessive Worrying May Have Co-evolved with Intelligence:

What Is Usually Seen as Pathology May Aid Survival of the Species   

Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, according to a recent study by scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions.More


[April 6, 2012]                                                  

Dr. Todd Sacktor Receives MERIT Award from National Institute of Mental Health:

Prestigious Award Is a Symbol of Scientific Achievement 


Todd C. Sacktor, MD, distinguished professor of physiology and pharmacology and of neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for his research on memory. More


[March 20, 2012]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Medical Students Have Strong Showing on National Match Day:

61 Percent of Graduates to Train in New York State; Downstate Bests National Average

The class of graduating seniors at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine had a strong showing on annual Match Day, at which students learn where they will spend the next three to seven years receiving advanced medical training. More


[March 15, 2012]                                           

SUNY Downstate CarFit Event to Help Seniors Enhance Driving Safety, April 22

Older drivers will have an opportunity to learn how to be safer in their automobiles when SUNY Downstate Medical Center holds a CarFit Event Sunday, April 22, 2012. More


[March 15, 2012]                                                  

Dr. Brahim Chaqour Receives $1.5 Million Grant from National Eye Institute

Brahim Chaqour, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, received a grant award from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to support his research on disorders of retinal vessel growth and function, which are responsible for vision loss in retinopathy of infant prematurity—a leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in childhood.  More


Feburary 8, 2012]                                                  

World-renowned HIV/AIDS Physicians Visit SUNY Downstate:
The Experiences of the Alaei Brothers


There are places in the world where promoting public health can be a punishable offense. Two Iranian physicians, Arash and Kamiar Alaei, were incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin prison after attempting to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS. More


[Feburary 8, 2012]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Launches Annual Black History Month Celebration:
Brigadier General Stayce D. Harris Delivers Keynote

The month-long celebration of Black History at SUNY Downstate Medical Center began on February 1 with a festive Opening Ceremony featuring music, song, and a keynote address by Brigadier General Stayce D. Harris, one of the highest-ranking African-American women in the U.S. Air Force. More


[January 25, 2012]                                                  

Local Brooklyn High School Students Get First-Hand Lesson in Anatomy:
SUNY Downstate Holds First Annual Anatomy Education Day

Forty students from five Brooklyn high schools learned about gross anatomy at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Anatomy Education Day, Monday, January 23, a statewide event launched by SUNY Downstate. More


[January 23, 2012]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Receives Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB):
Campus Eye Research Grows to More Than $6 Million in Five Years

Capping SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s growth into a major center for eye research, Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded SUNY Downstate a four-year challenge grant of $220,000 to spur the development of advanced research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. More


[January 20, 2012]                                                  

First Anatomy Education Day for High School Students at SUNY Downstate

Students from five Brooklyn high schools will learn about gross anatomy at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Anatomy Education Day, Monday, January 23.More


[January 13, 2012]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Receives Full 5-year Re-accreditation from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as a sponsor of medical residency and fellowship programs, has received a full, five-year institutional re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs in the United States. More


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