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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.

Ernest J. Barthélemy, M.D., MPH, MA

Chief of Neurosurgery to Speak at Harvard Global Health Institute

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

Kudos to Ernest J. Barthélemy, M.D., MPH, MA, on his invitation to participate on April 12 at the Harvard Global Health Institute’s Inaugural Global Health Symposium, whose overarching theme is Achieving Global Health Equity through Community...

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Tags: neurosurgery

The Office of Research Solicits Applications for 2023 Research Seed Grant Program

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

The Office of Research, under the leadership of David Christini, Ph.D., senior vice president for Research is soliciting applications for the 2023 Research Seed Grant Program from Downstate faculty along three tracks.

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Occupational Therapy Hosts White Coat Ceremony and Pi Theta Epsilon Inductions

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff in the Occupational Therapy Program on its recent annual White Coat and Honor Society Induction ceremonies on February 13. Faculty, family, and friends gathered in the Alumni Auditorium—and virtually...

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Tags: Occupational Therapy

Middle States

Middle States Reaffirmation of Accreditation Update

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

As part of Downstate’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmation of accreditation, our Middle States coordinating committee has completed Phase 1 of the self-study process to establish committee structures, self-study leadership,...

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Tags: Administration

Downstate Professor Elected President

Downstate Professor Elected President of the American Psychiatric Association

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

Congratulations to Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., DrMedSc, professor and interim chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, on his recent election as President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Viswanathan’s term...

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Tags: Psychiatry

TAGME

Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Grow in Number at Downstate

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

Congratulations to the newly-minted Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME). The Residency Program Coordinator Forum (RPCF) announced that eight Downstate coordinators recently became TAGME certified. In 2022, six coordinators...

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Tags: Graduate Medical Education

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Shout-Outs

by Office of the President - February 21 , 2023

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - February 21 , 2023

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Must-see Downstate TV

by Office of the President - February 21 , 2023

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At Home COVID Test

Take-Home COVID Tests Replace On-Campus Surveillance Saliva Test

by Office of the President - February 7 , 2023

The Surveillance Saliva Testing Program is no longer required for employees and students at Downstate.

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Tags: COVID-19

Revolving Doors

Construction has Begun

by Office of the President - February 7 , 2023

Across the campus, we continue to improve and enhance Downstate’s facilities to improve campus life for our community.

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Tags: Capital Improvements, Facilities Management and Development