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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.

Annual Research Day

Annual Research Day Enhances Academic Excellence and Collaborative Growth

by Office of the President - April 30 , 2024

Annual Research Day stands as a testament to academic excellence and collaborative growth within the institution. Held on April 17 and hosted by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Research Day is a cornerstone of Downstate’s academic calendar.

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Tags: Awards, Research, Research Day

School of Public Health Students

School of Public Health Students Attend 10th Annual New York City Epidemiology Forum

by Office of the President - April 16 , 2024

The Downstate School of Public Health made a significant impact at the annual New York City Epidemiology Forum, held at NYU Langone Health and co-hosted by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU School of Global Public Health.

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Tags: Awards, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks CON Online Graduate Program Among the Top 50

by Office of the President - February 20 , 2024

Downstate’s College of Nursing has received notable recognition for its exceptional online graduate nursing programs, achieving the 45th position in the esteemed U.S. News & World Report rankings unveiled on February 7, 2024.

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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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Joanna Eichler

Downstate Students Among 2023 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence (CASE)

by Office of the President - May 1 , 2023

Congratulations to COM students Joanna Eichler and Alana Engelbrecht, who are among more than 190 SUNY students at 63 campuses who recently won the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence— the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University—that...

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The Office of Research Solicits Applications for 2023 Research Seed Grant Program

by Office of The President - February 21 , 2023

The Office of Research, under the leadership of David Christini, Ph.D., senior vice president for Research is soliciting applications for the 2023 Research Seed Grant Program from Downstate faculty along three tracks.

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McCormack Scholarships

Students Receive Coveted William McCormack Scholarships

by Office of the President - November 8 , 2022

Congratulations to Noorulain Paracha, Anuradha Shetty, Felix Rozenberg, and Adem Idrizi, four students interested in Infectious Diseases recently awarded William D. McCormack Scholarships.

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Tags: Awards, Education, Scholarships

School of Public Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) Receive $430K Congressional Grant

by Office of the President - October 24 , 2022

Congratulations to the School of Public Health (SPH), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health, which received a $430K grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Black maternal health...

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Tags: Arthur Ashe, Awards, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alexandra Greenberg

Family Medicine Student Selected as 2022 Pisacano Scholar

by Office of the President - October 11 , 2022

Congratulations to Alexandra Greenberg, one of only ten medical students nationwide—and the only medical student from New York—to receive the Pisacano Leadership Foundation (PLF) Scholarship Award.

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Tags: Awards, Education, Scholarships

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

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