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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.

Walk to end Alzheimers

UHD Teams Raise Over $30K for Alzheimer’s Walk

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

More than 100 members of the Downstate teams, including family, friends, and other supporters, joined together with other participants to take on this worthy cause of supporting Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related research.

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Tags: Community, Events, Fundraiser

GME Hosts 2022 DEI Virtual Residency Recruitment Fair

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

Congratulations to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion House Staff Council of the Office of Graduate Medical Education for sponsoring an outstanding Diversity Residency Recruitment Fair. Over a hundred potential residents attended the interactive...

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Tags: Diversity, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Graduate Medical Education, Residency

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Downstate Marks National Constitution and Citizenship Day

by Office of the President - September 26 , 2022

National Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the US Constitution. It is also a day to recognize those born in the United States or who have become naturalized citizens. This past week, as part of celebrating...

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Tags: Holidays

President Riley and Chandler Waterman

Newly-elected City and State Legislators Visit Downstate

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

Downstate welcomed visits—coordinated by Alishia Goodridge, Assistant Vice President Government & Community Relations—to the campus from the most recently elected city and state members in the last few months. These are first-time visits by these...

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Tags: Events, Presidents Office

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SUNY Downstate Welcomes Barbados Prime Minister

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

SUNY Downstate welcomed the Honorable Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, to the campus for a town hall conversation with Bajan constituents in the tri-state area. PM Mottley was in New York to attend the annual United Nations General...

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Tags: Community, Events

White Coat Feature

White Coat Ceremonies Kick off Exciting Year for Newest Medical Students

by Office of The President - September 26 , 2022

I was honored to welcome the 2022-2023 first-year medical students to one of the most exciting rites of passage in pursuing the noble career of medicine. The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for medical students and was created by the Arnold...

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Tags: Awards, Ceremony, Education, White Coat Ceremony

In Case You Missed It

by Office of Communications & Marketing - September 26 , 2022

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

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Shout-Outs

by Office of Communications & Marketing - September 26 , 2022

Midwifery students Su Yun (Esther) Hong and Lisa Craig for receiving Dorothea M. Lang CNM Memorial Scholarships from the American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation.

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Must-see Downstate TV

by Office of Communications & Marketing - September 26 , 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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Dr. John LaRosa Announces Retirement from Downstate

September 12 , 2022

Last week, John C. LaRosa, M.D., officially retired from the Downstate faculty, where he served as Professor of Medicine and Public Health. Before joining the faculty full-time, Dr. LaRosa served as the 15th president of Downstate Health Sciences...

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UHD Performs first Brooklyn Barostim Implantation for Heart-Failure Patient

by Office of Communications & Marketing - September 12 , 2022

Congratulations to the team of Adam Budzikowski, M.D., Ph.D., Panos Kougias, M.D., and MSc, Marina Svyatets, M.D. who recently completed UHD's—and Brooklyn’s—first successful implantation of the Barostim™ Baroreflex Activation Therapy. The...

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