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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.

Jane Soto

From the Dance Floor to the Clinic: One Student’s Unique Path from Dance to Occupational Therapy

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

Congratulations to Jane Soto, a second-year Occupational Therapy student in the School of Health Professions, on her recent honor from the Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT), the representative body for SUNY Council Members...

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - October 30 , 2023

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Christina Guillén, MD, FAAP

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Downstate Leaders

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

As celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month winds down, we are pleased to share this NY1 Spectrum News feature on Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Education Christina Guillén, MD, FAAP, about her experience as a Fellow in the 2023 SUNY...

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Aiming for a Successful Year Anchored in Diversity and Inclusion

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

We find ourselves at the semester midpoint, and I hope you have all settled in comfortably. Whether you embarked on journeys, connected with colleagues, delved into field research, cherished moments with loved ones, or devoted time to your professional...

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Joel Levine Lectureship

Rebuilding Trust, Delivering Equity:

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

Last month, I was pleased to host the second annual Joel S. Levine Memorial Lectureship, welcoming and introducing distinguished guest Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., MPH, also the niece of Joel S. Levine, M.D., for whom the lectureship is named. Dr. Cohen,...

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Sisters on a Mission: Healthcare Careers Are Calling

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

The School of Public Health recently welcomed a remarkable group of siblings to its MPH program who come with a story that seems almost scripted by the words of American businessman Howard Schultz himself: “When you’re surrounded by people who...

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Symbolism & Promise: More than 200 College of Medicine Students Don the White Coat

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

More than 200 students from the Class of 2027 excitedly joined family, friends, faculty, and fellow students for the 29th annual White Coat Ceremony, celebrating this significant rite of passage for aspiring physicians. The ceremony represents and...

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Marlene Camacho Rivera & Anika Daniels

Linking Healthcare Disparities through Underrepresented Minority Public Health Student Support

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

The Downstate Public Health Scholarship Program (DPHSP) addresses disparities in healthcare by recruiting, training, and retaining underrepresented minority (URM) public health students. In its efforts to reduce healthcare disparities, the program...

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Bridging Mental Health and Artificial Intelligence for Global Impact: Launching the Global Center for AI in Mental Health

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

On September 22, 2023, the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan hosted the “Bridging Mental Health and AI for Global Impact” summit, uniting prominent global leaders in mental health and artificial intelligence (AI). The event centered on discussions...

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - October 17 , 2023

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