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[December 4, 2013]

Dr. Ruth Browne to Receive Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health


Ruth C. Browne, ScD, MPH, MPP, chief executive officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, will be awarded the 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health, at the New York Academy of Medicine, December 11, 2013.More


[December 4, 2013]

Downstate Professor Dr. Jeffrey Birnbaum Recognized by NYC for Teen HIV Program
"One Stop" Full-Service Clinic Only One of its Kind in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY – Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received an award from the City of New York for his efforts helping teenagers and young adults in the fight against HIV/AIDS. More



[November 25, 2013]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Receives $1 Million Empire Innovation Program Grant from State University of New York

Funds Will Enhance Research into Eyesight Restoration through Ophthalmology Faculty Recruitment and Retention 

Brooklyn, NY – The State University of New York’s Empire Innovation Program has awarded SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $1 million grant to recruit and retain faculty researchers in support of the Department of Ophthalmology’s research on restoring eyesight and preventing vision impairment. More


[November 20, 2013]

Free Lecture on Back Pain, Wednesday, November 20

Paul A. Pipia, MD, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will deliver at free lecture on “Back Pain: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Options,” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. More


[October 24, 2013]

Five Downstate Faculty Members Given Empire Clinical Research Investigator (ECRIP) Awards:

Funds Totaling $1.8 Million Will Train Physicians as Clinical Researchers and Enhance Clinical Care

Brooklyn, NY – Five SUNY Downstate Medical Center faculty members have been awarded Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) fellowship awards. More


[October 7, 2013]

New Findings Identify Stress Steroid Mediated Withdrawal Anxiety in Dependent Rats:

Reversible by Flumazenil


Brooklyn, NY – Sheryl Smith, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has published new findings demonstrating a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine dependence. More


[September 30, 2013]

SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Students Visit Local Schools to Explain Backpack Safety on National School Backpack Awareness Day

Students from SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Occupational Therapy (OT) Program once again participated in National School Backpack Awareness Day, a program sponsored by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA).More


[September 27, 2013]

Downstate’s Dr. Richard Rosenfeld Named Founding President of the International Society for Otitis Media

Brooklyn, NY (September 27, 2013) – Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been named founding president of the International Society for Otitis Media. More


[September 27, 2013]

Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Nearly $700K Research Collaboration Fund Awards to 10 SUNY Campuses:
SUNY Downstate among Those Receiving Awards 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system’s strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. More


[September 23, 2013]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s STAR Program Receives $1.5 Million Award to Educate and Train Physician Assistants in HIV Care:

Downstate’s PA Program Is Only One in Nation to Participate in Prestigious Award


Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award of $1.5 million from the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to educate and train physician assistants (PAs) in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. More


[September 18, 2013]

Free Lecture on Hearing and Balance Disorders, September 25


SUNY Downstate Medical Center will present a free community health promotion lecture on hearing and balance disorders, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11203, in Lecture Hall 1A. More


[September 16, 2013]

Downstate's Dr. Michael A. Weber to Deliver Nahum J. Winer Lecture at the New York Academy of Medicine

Michael A. Weber, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for research at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will deliver the New York Academy of Medicine's 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecture on October 8, 2013, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029.More


[September 12, 2013]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center to Provide Free Prostate Screenings


Brooklyn – SUNY Downstate Medical Center will provide free prostate screenings the week of September 16, 2013 at three locations in Brooklyn. More


[August 21, 2013]

SUNY Downstate's Robert F. Furchgott Society Awards Three for Outstanding Research


Each year, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Robert F. Furchgott Society recognizes medical students, graduate students, and residents for excellence in basic science and clinical research. This year it honored three awardees with cash awards that totaled $13,000. More


[August 6, 2013]

SUNY Downstate's Infant and Child Learning Center Celebrates Children's Graduation


Brooklyn – Every year in the spring at graduation ceremonies for its five colleges, SUNY Downstate Medical Center sends hundreds of dynamic new professionals into the fields of healthcare and science. More

  [July 29, 2013]

Four Downstate Members Recognized for Excellence by Chancellor’s Awards

Four members of the Downstate community have received Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence More

[July 26, 2013]

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Two Downstate Faculty Members to Rank of Distinguished Professor
Two members of the Downstate faculty have been appointed to the rank of distinguished professor, the highest faculty rank conferred by the State University of New York. More


For Immediate Release: July 18, 2013

Robert Bellafiore - 518-928-8471
Steven Greenberg - 518-469-9858


Statement on LICH from Robert J. Bellafiore, Spokesman for SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Patently false statements and rumors about the immediate closure of LICH obfuscate the truth, which is SUNY's commitment to securing proposals to provide healthcare services in the community. More


[June 12, 2013]


Researchers Identify Molecule that Reduces Fats in Blood Circulation

Discovery May Prove Useful in Fighting Cardiovascular Disease

Brooklyn – Hyperlipidemia, a condition with high levels of fats circulating in the bloodstream, is a known risk factor for various cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.More


[June 5, 2013]


Downstate to Receive SUNY Award to Advance Innovative Breast Cancer Test


Brooklyn — SUNY Downstate Medical Center will receive up to $50,000 from the statewide SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to advance a blood test to determine breast cancer prognosis. More


[June 3, 2013]


SUNY Downstate Medical Center Begins Recruitment for Long-term Study of Diabetes Drug Efficacy


Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. More


[May 24, 2013]


SUNY Downstate to Graduate New Health Professionals for New York and the Nation at Commencement Ceremonies May 29:

Dr. Thomas Farley and Dr. Edward H. Shortliffe to Deliver Commencement Addresses

Brooklyn – 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 29, at commencement ceremonies at Carnegie Hall. More


[May 17, 2013]


SUNY Downstate Council to Meet


For Immediate Release: Friday, May 17, 2013


Brooklyn – The SUNY Council of Downstate Medical Center will meet Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. Topics for discussion will include an update on the development of a Sustainability Plan for Downstate Medical Center.More


[May 15, 2013]


Town Hall Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Sustainability Plan for SUNY Downstate More


[May 8, 2013]


SUNY Downstate to Hold Annual University Hospital of Brooklyn Health Fair May 18

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s University Hospital of Brooklyn will hold its 27th annual community health fair at its Central Brooklyn location in East Flatbush, Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


[April 19, 2013]'


Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live Conference, April 20

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Brooklyn Free Clinic is presenting a TEDMED Live Conference, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th Street (between 2nd Avenue and Smith Street), Brooklyn, NY 11215.More


[April 12, 2013]'


Dr. Alan R. Shalita Receives Prestigious Honor from American Academy of Dermatology
Alan R. Shalita, MD, distinguished teaching professor and chair of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been awarded the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the organization’s highest honor.More


[April 8, 2013]


STAR Health Center Gets Top Rating for Patient-Centered Care

The Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center at SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received Level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Level 3 designation is the highest achievable recognition for a medical group, awarded only to programs that pass a rigorous review process. More


[April 1, 2013]


Tuskegee Syphilis Study Subject of Talk at SUNY Downstate, April 4

“The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Why Does It Still Matter?,” will be the subject of a talk at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm, in the Basic Sciences Building, Lecture Hall 1, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203. More


[March 4, 2013]


SUNY Downstate Offers Screenings and Information on Colorectal Cancer during March

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that colorectal screening saves lives:  “If everyone who is 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.”More


[Feburary 22, 2013]


SUNY Downstate Adopts SUNY’s Standardized Financial Aid Award Letter
SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced today that it will put in place a new, standardized Financial Aid Letter from the State University of New York, beginning this fall.More


[Feburary 8, 2013]

SUNY Board Approves Recommended Closure of Long Island College Hospital
The State University of New York Board of Trustees today voted to support a decision by SUNY Downstate Medical Center leadership to seek approval from the state Department of Health to cease operation of University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) as a full-service inpatient hospital facility. More


[January 14, 2013]

Reverend Al Sharpton to Receive Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award


The Reverend Al Sharpton will receive SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in a ceremony in the Alumni Auditorium. More


[January 4, 2013]                                                  

SUNY Downstate to Be Part of Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions:

Program Is Funded by $12 Million Grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, professor of medicine and psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and colleagues from New York University Langone Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center received a $12 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions in New York City.More


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