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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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Herpes Virus May Hold Key to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease, New Research Suggests

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

Alzheimer’s disease, affecting over six million Americans and lacking a cure, is the focus of a new study by Downstate’s Department of Dermatology, exploring the link between Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) and Alzheimer’s.

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Dr. Janet Rosenbaum Receives Triple Honors at APHA Annual Meeting

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

Congratulations to School of Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics assistant professor Janet Rosenbaum, Ph.D., who won three prestigious honors from the American Public Health Association (APHA). This recognition serves as a testament to Dr....

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COM Student Wins Top White Coat Investor Scholarship for Inspiring Journey

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

Sara Yousef, a College of Medicine student, has received an important scholarship from The White Coat Investor (WCI), a financial advice platform for physicians. This scholarship, supported by the WCI community, assists medical students and reflects...

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Downstate Celebrates Commitment to Care: Nursing and Physical Therapy Students Don White Coats

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

The White Coat Ceremony, initially a rite of passage for physicians, has expanded to become a celebrated tradition across various health professions, symbolizing a commitment to compassionate and competent care.

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RPCF Leads the Way in Coordinator Well-being with Influential Annual Meeting and Research Initiatives

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

The Residency Program Coordinator Forum (RPCF) has made remarkable advances in Graduate Medical Education (GME), solidifying its position as a leader in educational innovation and community health improvement. The forum’s ongoing relationship with...

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Tags: ACGME, GME, Residency Program Coordinator Forum

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

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Radiation Oncology’s Kino Williams to Receive ACGME Excellence Award

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently announced the recipients of the 2024 ACGME Awards, including Kino Williams, MS, PHR, CPHQ, C-TAGME, senior staff associate, Radiation Oncology. Kino and fellow honorees will...

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Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program Partners with Independence Care System

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

Under the leadership of Efekona Nuwere, Ed.D., OTR/L, Chair of the School of Health Professions Occupational Therapy, Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program recently embarked on a promising collaboration with Independence Care System (ICS) that...

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A Gala of Excellence and Community Spirit at the 2023 Arthur Ashe SportsBall Gala

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

The 2023 Arthur Ashe Institute of Institute of Urban Health Gala, SportsBall, known for its sporting excellence and community empowerment, was held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. It brought together sports stars, community leaders, and enthusiasts...

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From Pot Washer to Culinary Champion

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

Ernest “Ernie” Sgaglione, a Brooklyn native and culinary expert, has been deeply rooted in the food service industry since his humble beginnings at the age of 15, washing pots in a local restaurant. His talent and passion for food quickly caught...

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