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SUNY Downstate Medicine Department Chair Dr. Moro Salifu Receives Prestigious Master Recognition From the American College of Physicians

SUNY Downstate Department of Medicine Chairman and professor Moro Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, was recognized as a Master of the American College of Physicians in a convocation ceremony at the recent 2018 Annual Meeting of the American College of...
3-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Launches State-of-the-Art Hand Hygiene Program to Help Prevent the Spread and Transmission of Infections

SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) launched a novel initiative to improve hand hygiene with the new state-of-the art BioVigil system to increase compliance by Downstate staff on proper hand hygiene to prevent the spread and transmission of...
28-Mar-2018 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Total Removal of Pancreas and Successful Islet Autotransplant in Brooklyn for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

For the first time in Brooklyn, a procedure has been performed implanting a patient’s own insulin-producing pancreatic cells ("islets") after the total removal of pancreas.
1-Dec-2017 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Novice Pilots Improve Visual Responses to Emergency Simulation by Watching Experts’ Eye Movements

Novice military pilots can improve their visual responses to a simulated emergency procedure by observing the eye movements of expert pilots, according to new research from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
27-Nov-2017 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Brahim Chaqour Receives $2 Million for Research Into Treatment of Vision-threatening Diseases

Brahim Chaqour, PhD, professor of cell biology and ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has received two awards to support research into treatment of currently incurable vision-threatening diseases. The new awards, totaling $2,008,973,...
14-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

SUNY Downstate Awarded $10 Million from National Institutes of Health

SUNY Downstate Medical Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to form a translational health disparities research program, with a focus on recruiting and training underrepresented minority scientists.
10-Oct-2017 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Lori A. Escallier Named Dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate

Lori A. Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, has been named dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, it was announced by Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, president of SUNY Downstate.
31-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Rainer W. G. Gruessner Named Chair of Surgery at SUNY Downstate

Rainer W. G. Gruessner, MD, FACS, FICS, has been named chair of surgery and Clarence and Mary Dennis Professor of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
17-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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