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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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SUNY Chancellor King Visits Downstate

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

It was a delight to welcome and host SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr. last week for his first visit to Downstate where he met students, faculty, and staff, toured our campus and toured UHD. Chancellor King’s visit to Downstate was the official...

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Women Scientists at Downstate Lead Efforts on COVID-19 Research

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

To mark Women’s History Month, the Office of Communications & Marketing organized a panel on COVID-19 research highlighting the contributions of outstanding women scientists at Downstate, moderated by Teresa Y. Smith, M.D., MSEd, Associate Dean...

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Former Deputy Mayor and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Talks Social Work and Public Service

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

Former NYC Deputy Mayor and NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott joined SUNY Downstate social workers Clivia Torres, LCSW-R, Care Manager in Downstate’s Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease ( CEAD), and Felicia Thompson, LMSW, MPA,...

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New Chief of Hematology/Oncology Joins Downstate

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

Following the February announcement of our partnership between Downstate and Maimonides to expand access to cancer care in Central Brooklyn, we are delighted to formally welcome Kevin Becker, M.D., as Downstate’s new chief in the Division of Hematology/Oncology....

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COM Student Wins PSSF Medical Scholars Research Fellowship

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

Congratulations to David Cano, (Title), one of only five physician-scientist students nationwide to be offered the prestigious Physician-Scientist Support Foundation Medical Scholars Research Fellowship for 2023-2024. Not only is David among a small...

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Meet the New Daniel Hale Williams Society Board Leaders

by Office of The President - April 3 , 2023

Daniel Hale Williams Society (DHWS) is a chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) that supports current and future underrepresented medical students. Their mission is to address the needs of underserved communities and increase...

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Becker’s Hospital Review Honors SUNY Downstate and UHD’s Best

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

Congratulations to Tashma Watson, Ph.D., R.N., CSSM, who was named among the Becker’s Hospital Review 2023 List of the 149 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know. Congratulations to Wren Lester, Ph.D., CPXP, CPHQ, UHD chief experience officer, who was...

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

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Must-see Downstate TV

by Office of the President - April 3 , 2023

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Annual Dr. Dale Blackstock Awards Honors SUNY Downstate’s Best

by Office of the President - March 20 , 2023

For the past five years, during Women’s History Month, Downstate has honored groups of phenomenal women who have continued the legacy of service while celebrating the life of Dr. Dale Blackstock.

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