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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.

Commencement 2024

Commencement 2024: A Day of Achievement and Celebration

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

SUNY Downstate graduates excel in leadership roles that transcend classroom and clinical preparation, making significant impacts in diverse fields. One notable alumna has served as Director of Human and Health Services Region Two, where she championed...

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Researchers

Downstate Researchers Pave the Way for AI in Identifying Stroke Lesions

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

SUNY Downstate researchers, led by Neurology Resident Jung-Hyun Lee, M.D., and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology William W. Lytton, M.D., are investigating the role of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly the GPT-4 model, in identifying...

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College of Medicine Gallery

From Lab to Canvas, Medicine Meets Art

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

Earlier this month, our exceptionally talented students in the College of Medicine hosted an Unveiling Ceremony for the beautiful artwork created by their peers, which FM&D then mounted in various locations across the campus. This initiative recognizes...

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Shreya Jain

Medical Entrepreneurship Club Launches Design Thinking Workshop

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

In April, the Medical Entrepreneurship Club at Downstate held its first innovation workshop, spearheaded by medical student Shreya Jain and the club’s E-Board—the workshop aimed to familiarize students with utilizing cutting-edge medical technologies...

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Milestones in Medicine

Milestones in Medicine: Year-End Celebrations for Health Professions Programs

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

The School of Health Professions’ Occupational Therapy program recently celebrated its 22nd Master’s Project Day, themed “A Day of Scholarship and Recognition.” This event highlighted the achievements of second-year students, celebrating...

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Betty Jung & Sarah Marshall

Downstate’s Health Promotion Center Highlights 2023 Milestones in Annual Report

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

The new 2023 Annual Report of the SUNY Downstate Center for Community Health Promotion and Wellness (the Center) highlights its substantial influence on community health, delivering educational and screening services to over 7,000 Brooklyn residents...

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Dr. Pandey

Dr. Gayathri Pandey Receives $905K NIH Alcohol Use Disorder Research Grant

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

Congratulations to Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences assistant professor Gayathri Pandey, Ph.D., was awarded a prestigious five-year K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award. This $905K grant from the NIH National Institute...

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Shout Outs

Shout Outs

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

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In Case You Missed it

In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - May 23 , 2024

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President Riley

A Message from President Riley

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

In a recent update, I highlighted the collaborative efforts between The State University of New York (SUNY) and the Office of the Governor to initiate a Transformation Plan for SUNY Downstate’s University Hospital that would tackle ongoing challenges...

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Dara Kass

SUNY Graduate Dara Kass, M.D., is the Class of 2024 Commencement Speaker

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

As the academic year draws to a close, academic medical centers across the country are gearing up to celebrate commencement exercises. This event marks the culmination of years of rigorous study, training, and dedication to the pursuit of healing...

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