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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.

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A 2024 Message from President Riley

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

As 2024 has come and we are moving swiftly through January, I am hopeful and enthusiastic about the possibilities ahead. SUNY Downstate’s history is filled with innovation, discovery, and progress. I have no doubt our institution will continue...

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Celebrating the Retirement of a Biotechnology Visionary

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

Eva Cramer, Ph.D., announced her plan to retire this month after an outstanding five-decade career at Downstate. Her retirement marks the end of a remarkable journey during which she made immeasurable contributions to education and research. Dr....

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Naureen Kabani

Trailblazing Inclusivity in Rheumatology: Spotlight on Dr. Naureen Kabani

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

Naureen Kabani, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, embodies the essence of a physician dedicated to addressing healthcare disparities and advocating for equitable treatment for all individuals.

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A Quarter Century of Cardiovascular Discovery: Honoring Dr. Furchgott’s Nobel Achievement

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

On December 10, 2023, SUNY Downstate marked a significant milestone by commemorating the 25th anniversary of Robert F. Furchgott, Ph.D., being honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his monumental contributions to cardiovascular...

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Sherene Sharath

New Study Reveals Vaccination Reduces Post-Surgical Mortality Risks in COVID-19 Patients

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

SUNY Downstate’s faculty remains focused on ongoing efforts that yield critical insights into the profound impact of COVID-19 infection and vaccination. Spearheaded by Sherene E. Sharath, Ph.D., MPH, director of the Department of Surgery Clinical...

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Shout Outs

Shout Outs

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

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In Case You Missed it

In Case You Missed It

by Office of the President - January 9 , 2024

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Happy Holidays

A Holiday Message from President Riley

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

The 2023 Arthur Ashe Institute of Institute of Urban Health Gala, SportsBall, known for its sporting excellence and community empowerment, was held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. It brought together sports stars, community leaders, and enthusiasts...

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Laura Geer

Environmental Health Expert Dr. Laura Geer Honored as NIH Climate Scholar

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

Laura Geer, Ph.D., MHS, chair and associate professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, has been named a 2024 Climate and Health Scholar by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), acknowledging her exceptional work and expertise...

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Moro Salifu

Dr. Moro Salifu's Breakthrough Kidney Treatment Among Projects Funded by SUNY's Technology Accelerator Fund

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

In a significant development for the medical and environmental research fields, SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr. recently announced the allocation of $450K in seed funding through the Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to eight SUNY campuses. TAF...

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Tags: Nephrology

Marcus Lambert

Dr. Marcus Lambert Receives $1.72M Grant from NIGMS

by Office of the President - November 28 , 2023

Marcus Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research Strategy and Operations and Associate Professor of Public Health, received an impressive R01-equivalent grant, providing $1.72M over five years. Funded by the National Institute of General...

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