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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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Downstate’s National Honor Society’s First Back-To-School Backpack Giveaway

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

Downstate’s College of Nursing, under the Psi Tau Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, successfully conducted its first Back-to-School Event Fair. This event was a cornerstone of the “Culture of Health” initiative...

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Class of 2024 Celebrates Induction into Gold Humanism Society

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

As a board member of the Gold Foundation, I am pleased to congratulate the individuals recently inducted into the Downstate chapter of the Gold Humanism Society. This prestigious Society unites medical students, physicians, and leaders recognized...

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COM Student Lashawn Peña Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

Lashawn Peña, the proud son of Dominican immigrants, is a dedicated second-year medical student who recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the collaborative effort of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the National Medical...

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - November 13 , 2023

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

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Downstate’s Global Impact Revolutionizes NICU Baby Treatments

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

Lawrence Fordjour, M.D., FAAP, clinical associate professor of Pediatrics and neonatologist, is first-author of a paper featured in the International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. The paper delves into a project at the Greater...

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Downstate Partners with Mobile Teaching Kitchen Initiative to Transform Community Health and Nutrition

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

The School of Public Health (SPH) has partnered with the Mobile Teaching Kitchen (MTK) Initiative to advance health and nutrition outreach in Brooklyn and provide education about nutritious eating, wholesome cooking techniques, and eco-friendly food...

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Grant Renewal Ensures Downstate’s Commitment to HIV Research Training Continues in Ukraine

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

Downstate’s Ukraine HIV Research Training Program received a $1.5M grant from the NIH Fogarty International Center to continue its work on HIV Research training in Ukraine. This five-year grant extends earlier funding, significantly propelling...

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Simmer to Sizzle: Reimagining the Campus Dining Experience

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

I had the pleasure of doing an initial walkthrough of the ongoing cafeteria renovations that began over a year ago. Seeing the progress made was exciting, and I am looking forward to a future ribbon-cutting and a meal in this new space!

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Update on Middle States Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Self-Study Design

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

The February 21, 2023 edition of the President’s Bulletin introduced the six project phases for Downstate’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmation of accreditation process. We are approximately halfway through the...

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