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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.

Anna Todd

Bridging Cultures and Leading Change in Occupational Therapy

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

We are proud to pay tribute to the outstanding accomplishments, resilience, and grit of women globally. Whether breaking barriers or shaping history, women persistently ignite positive transformations across all aspects of society.

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Dr. Kougias and Dr. Sharath

The New Frontier in Surgical Quality Measures

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

Congratulations to Panos Kougias, M.D., M.Sc., Chair of Surgery, and Sherene Sharath, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, on the publication of their thoughtful and multi-faceted Invited Commentary in a recent issue of...

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Dr. Rochon

Downstate's Kidney Transplant Program Serves New York's Diverse Communities

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

As a halo program in a public-serving safety net hospital, the kidney Transplant Program at Downstate’s University Hospital at Brooklyn stands as a beacon of hope and a model of health justice. Downstate is Brooklyn’s only academic medical center,...

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Samuel L. Kountz, M.D.

Dr. Samuel L. Kountz Transplant Program

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

The Transplant Program’s history of service and dedication to the community dates back more than 50 years. The program was established in 1965 by Samuel L. Kountz, M.D., an African-American pioneer in transplantation who then served as Downstate’s...

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Pi Theta Epsilon Inducts Top OT Students

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

Alumni Auditorium at SUNY Downstate was abuzz with excitement for the recent Pi Theta Epsilon Honor Society induction ceremony, celebrating the achievements of thirteen outstanding Occupational Therapy Class of 2024 students.

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Global Voluntarism Helps Orphans and Foster Children

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

Pamela B. Simmons, Ph.D., FNP-C (ret.), Clinical Professor of Nursing at Downstate, excels as a faculty member but also as a passionate advocate for orphans and foster children. For the past decade, she has been actively involved in international...

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Shout Outs

Shout Outs

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

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In Case You Missed it

In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - March 5 , 2024

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Design Thinking Transforms Medical Training

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

The College of Medicine (COM) is embarking on a fresh perspective with its Transition to Residency (TTR) course. Typically undertaken in the final year of medical school, the course prepares students for their forthcoming career transition.

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Jeffrey Birnbaum

HEAT Program Continues to Redefine HIV/AIDS Care

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

Jeffrey Birnbaum, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor, is a distinguished pediatrician specializing in HIV/AIDS treatment and awareness. He has devoted his expertise and empathy to the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) program, significantly...

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School of Public Health Successfully Reaccredited

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

SUNY Downstate’s School of Public Health (SPH) earned reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). SPH successfully met 100 percent of CEPH’s criteria and was granted reaccreditation for a full seven-year term, the maximum...

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