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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.

Anika Daniels & Marlene Camacho-Rivera

School of Public Health Receives $1.5M HRSA Grant

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Congratulations to the School of Public Health (SOPH) on its recent $1.5M grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Downstate Public Health Scholarship Program (DPHSP), led by PI, Anika Daniels-Osaze, Ed.D.,...

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Tags: Education, Public Health

Community Health Fair

Community Healthy Lifestyle Fair Draws Hundreds

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Huge kudos to the outstanding UHD/RPCF Health Fair Committee, who orchestrated our first Community Healthy Lifestyle Fair last month. More than 400 community residents joined UHD and members of Downstate’s Residency Program Coordinators Forum (PRCF)...

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Christopher George

College of Medicine Student Selected for AMA Foundation Leadership Academy Institute

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Congratulations to Christopher George, a fourth-year College of Medicine student, on his recent induction to the 2022 American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Institute (LDI). Chris is the first Downstate student chosen for this prestigious...

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Tags: Education

Conde and Desport

Downstate Hosts Latinx Youth Issue Brief Discussion with New York Youth Justice Institute

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Thanks to Adriana M. Conde, Labor Relations assistant vice president, and Brigitte C. Desport, DPS, OTR/L, SOHP Strategic Initiatives associate dean—host, and moderator, respectively—for a stimulating Hispanic Heritage Month presentation led...

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NYAM Students Present at Annual Medical and Dental Student Forum

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Following a highly competitive process earlier this year, Susan Gong (COM ’25), Tasmia Promi (COM ’25), Carolyn “McKenzie” Andrews (COM ’25), Grace Shadid (COM ’25), and Lulu Wei (COM ’24) received New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)...

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Tags: Education, Events

Shout-Outs

by Office of Communications & Marketing - October 11 , 2022

Jeffrey P. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Urology Department chairman, and professor received the Joseph N. Cunningham, Jr. Mentorship Award. This honor is granted each year by the Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons for...

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In Case You Missed It

by Office of Communications & Marketing - October 11 , 2022

Well-Being Study to Compare Mental and Overall Health Among Haitian and Haitian American Groups

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Must-see Downstate TV

by Office of Communications & Marketing - October 11 , 2022

A conversation with Downstate president Wayne J. Riley, M.D., New York Academia of Medicine president Judith A. Salerno, M.D., and Vot-ER executive director Aliya Bhatia.

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Wayne J. Riley

Welcome Message to New and Returning Students

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

It has now been a couple of weeks since the start of the 2022-23 academic year, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you. I hope your studies are productive. I extend a special welcome to those new to SUNY Downstate Health Sciences...

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DEI Guidelines Task Force Addresses Racism and Elimination of Biases in Medical Education

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Guidelines Task Force of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) has released guidelines and best practices for inclusivity in educational materials. Obstetrics and Gynecology is one...

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Tags: Diversity, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Yosefa Pessin, DHSc, RDMS

Downstate Alum and DMI Chair Wins Distinguished Educator Award

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

Yosefa Pessin, DHSc, RDMS, School of Health Professions Diagnostic Medical Imaging Associate Professor and Chair, will be announced as the winner of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) 2022 Distinguished Educator Award at the upcoming...

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Tags: Awards, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Education