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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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College of Medicine Graduate Takes Oath at Navy Commissioning Ceremony

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

Congratulations to Sierrah Grigsby, M.D., Ph.D., who was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant immediately following Commencement last week.

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Commencement 2023 on the Boardwalk

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

On May 11, more than 800 graduates joined the ranks of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University alumni following the 2023 Commencement ceremonies at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn.

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CREST Announces $50K Pilot Grant Awards

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

The Clinical Research Scholars Training Program (CREST) is a respected five-year training grant generously funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

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Downstate Honors Celebrates Faculty, Students, and Staff

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

More than 350 students, faculty, staff, and guests reconnected in person for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020.

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SOHP Health Informatics Hosts AI in Healthcare Discussion

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

The School of Health Professions (SOHP) recently held a virtual seminar, “Artificial Intelligence in Health Care,” featuring Downstate faculty and leading national experts on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize medicine...

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College of Nursing Expands Leadership Roster

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

The College of Nursing announces the recent appointments of Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., MSN, NEA-BC, NEA, and Pamela B. Simmons, Ph.D., FNP-C CNE (ret.), strengthening its executive leadership roster.

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Lavender Graduation Celebrates Five Students

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

Congratulations to the graduating students who participated in Downstate’s 2023 Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 2. The event honors the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students (LGBTQIA+)...

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Transport Symposium Wrap-up

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

More than 200 individuals participated in the 6th annual TRANSPORT Symposium, Advancing the Science of Community Engaged Research (CEnR) II, which took place both in person and virtually.

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Middle States Reaffirmation Update

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

As part of Downstate’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmation of accreditation, our Middle States Steering Committee and nine Working Groups have begun Phase 3 of the self-study process.

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UFS Spring Plenary Attracts Downstate Faculty and Staff

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

Faculty and staff representing Downstate on the SUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS) attended the UFS Spring 2023 Plenary at Upstate Medical University. UFS is the official agency through which the University Faculty engages in the governance of...

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Introducing Collaborative Care: A New Community Mental Health Initiative

by Office of the President - May 24 , 2023

Congratulations to the University Hospital at Downstate (UHD) social work team on its new Collaborative Care Mental Health Initiative rollout in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Month.

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