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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.

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Pediatric Gastroenterology Studies Presented at Digestive Disease Week

by Office of the President - June 5 , 2024

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2024 Conference, held this May in Washington, D.C., and featured 400 sessions and 4,300 oral abstract and ePoster presentations. Two noteworthy abstracts from Thomas Wallach, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and...

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Researchers

Downstate Researchers Pave the Way for AI in Identifying Stroke Lesions

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

SUNY Downstate researchers, led by Neurology Resident Jung-Hyun Lee, M.D., and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology William W. Lytton, M.D., are investigating the role of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly the GPT-4 model, in identifying...

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College of Medicine Gallery

From Lab to Canvas, Medicine Meets Art

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

Earlier this month, our exceptionally talented students in the College of Medicine hosted an Unveiling Ceremony for the beautiful artwork created by their peers, which FM&D then mounted in various locations across the campus. This initiative recognizes...

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Shreya Jain

Medical Entrepreneurship Club Launches Design Thinking Workshop

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

In April, the Medical Entrepreneurship Club at Downstate held its first innovation workshop, spearheaded by medical student Shreya Jain and the club’s E-Board—the workshop aimed to familiarize students with utilizing cutting-edge medical technologies...

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Milestones in Medicine

Milestones in Medicine: Year-End Celebrations for Health Professions Programs

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

The School of Health Professions’ Occupational Therapy program recently celebrated its 22nd Master’s Project Day, themed “A Day of Scholarship and Recognition.” This event highlighted the achievements of second-year students, celebrating...

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Dr. Gayathri Pandey Receives $905K NIH Alcohol Use Disorder Research Grant

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

Congratulations to Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences assistant professor Gayathri Pandey, Ph.D., was awarded a prestigious five-year K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award. This $905K grant from the NIH National Institute...

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Three Generations Honor Downstate Nobel Laureate

Three Generations Honor Downstate Nobel Laureate Robert F. Furchgott’s Legacy

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

On April 21, three generations of Downstate Nobel Laureate Robert F. Furchgott’s family spent the afternoon on campus to remember and celebrate his life and legacy. The family, including daughter Terry Furchgott, granddaughter Chloe Francois, grandson-in-law...

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End Domestic Helicopter Research

Downstate Leads Call to End Domestic Helicopter Research, Advocating for Equity-Centered Collaborations

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University released a groundbreaking study titled “Ending Domestic Helicopter Research,” shedding light on the harmful practice of conducting studies in marginalized communities without their meaningful involvement....

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Annual Research Day

Annual Research Day Enhances Academic Excellence and Collaborative Growth

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

Annual Research Day stands as a testament to academic excellence and collaborative growth within the institution. Held on April 17 and hosted by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Research Day is a cornerstone of Downstate’s academic calendar.

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Tags: Awards, Research, Research Day

Janille Williams

DrPH Students Successfully Defend Their Dissertations

by Office of the President - April 16 , 2024

The defense of doctoral dissertations in public health marks the culmination of years of rigorous research, scholarly inquiry, and dedication to advancing the field’s knowledge base. These scholars presented their findings addressing some of society’s...

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Yield Giving

Arthur Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health Receives $2M Grant

by Office of the President - April 16 , 2024

As Earth Day approaches, I want to share an update on the positive impact SUNY Downstate is making to the improvement of our environment and the lessening of our carbon footprint. One initiative that deserves recognition is our Hydration Station...

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