SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Young people can benefit from tradition and routine, Sheryl Zang, EdD told 30 community members Wednesday at a forum on "Guiding our Young Teens With Problem Solving and Life Skills."

    "They really feel sometimes like there's no one they can talk to," Dr. Zang said. "How would you approach them? What would you say?"

    The discussion was a part of the Community Health Promotion Seminar Series at SUNY Downstate.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • One of the projects of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is to train barbers and hairstylists in Brooklyn to help formerly incarcerated men recognize and act upon their own health risk factors. Value-based payment helps support programs like this.

    The Arthur Ashe Institute has an integrated relationship with SUNY. The program collaborates with Downstate and the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office on the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, and frequently works with Downstate faculty members.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Dr. Wayne Riley throws out the first ceremonial pitch on Downstate night with the Brooklyn Cyclones.

    The Cyclones lost against the Hudson Valley Renegades, but Downstate students, faculty and employees had a great time in the stands at Coney Island.

    Photos, Jeffrey Putnam, Marcos Lainez

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • A study from the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health shines new light on the possible harmful effects of Triclosan and Triclocarban. The antimicrobial compounds are commonly found in soap and other personal products.

    Watch the animated short from Green Science Policy Institute, referencing Laura Geer, PhD, MHS, associate professor in the Downstate Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

    http://bit.ly/2siZCi7

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Calvin Sun, MD, a 2014 Downstate College of Medicine grad, lives a dual life of Emergency Med physician and world explorer.

    Calvin launched a travel blog during his first year of medical school, and pioneered the travel style of "monsooning" featured on TEDx, The Huffington Post, USA Today and National Geographic.

    Every few months, he and dedicated repeat monsooners lead travel expeditions around the world. Their next trip is in August to the Balkans.

    He posted his medical school graduation to the site, prefacing it with, "After about 60 countries with The Monsoon Diaries, I’ve also been conferred my medical degree in my home of New York City."

    "I figure it would be appropriate to mark the end of my four-year journey of medical school by posting my graduation speech here on The Monsoon Diaries," he wrote, "because again, one couldn’t have existed without the other."

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • The American Medical Association (AMA) Wire
    shadows Dr. Brian Keith McNeil in his urology practice at SUNY Downstate.

    "One of my former mentors described the three A’s that every urologist should possess," according to Dr. McNeil. "They are affability, availability and ability."

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • More than 100 children battling sickle cell disease visit SUNY Downstate every month.

    Dr. Scott Miller, Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at SUNY Downstate, and other Downstate health professionals, talk about the disease for Word Sickle Cell Day.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Lori A. Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN, has been appointed Dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate.

    "I am thrilled to have such an accomplished educator and nursing professional as Dr. Escallier joining SUNY Downstate," said Dr. Wayne Riley, Downstate President.

    Dr. Escallier was formerly Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Nursing at Stony Brook University.

    Her educational engagement strategies for diverse students were recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Escallier has received more than $9 million in grants to support minority students during her career.

    Read more on the appointment, here: http://bit.ly/2sEGRKy

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • The New York State International Training and Research Program (NYS-ITRP) of SUNY Downstate has received $1.5 million to conduct an HIV research training program in Ukraine.

    As military conflict destabilizes the region, and incidence of injection drug use (IDU) rises, Ukraine is one of few countries experiencing an increasing HIV epidemic.

    “This new grant, combined with a similar grant awarded to the NYS-ITRP for Kazakhstan in 2016, places SUNY Downstate and its affiliates as a leader in HIV research training in the region,” said Distinguished Service Professor Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH, MHCDS, FACP, director of the program.

    NYS-ITRP focuses on building HIV research capacity in the former Soviet Union. The program is the only HIV research training in Eastern Europe and Central Asia supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center.

    Photo: Dr. DeHovitz, colleagues and former program trainees in Kiev, Ukraine, April 2017.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Doctors should learn the right terminology, and how to ask the right questions, to make transgender patients feel respected and safe, Dr. Nick Gorton told SUNY Downstate students and faculty Wednesday in Pride Grand Rounds.

    "This is probably the single biggest barrier for sexual and gender minority patients," he said. "Because if they don't come in, they don't get care."

    Dr. Gorton, who completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Downstate, is a transgender physician who runs a clinic focusing on transgender patients in San Francisco.

    He also speaks and works on transgender health care nationally as a medical consultant, and is author of "Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers." Read more, here: http://www.nickgorton.org/

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • Benjamin Tsoi, MD, MPH, director of the Department of HIV Prevention, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, provided an update on Brooklyn's fight against HIV Tuesday at SUNY Downstate.

    Men and women of color are still at high risk for infection, Dr. Tsoi said. Black gay men, and other men who have sex with men, have a 1 in 2 chance of contracting HIV.

    "These numbers are totally unacceptable for a first world country like the United States," Dr. Tsoi said.

    Hector Ojeda-Martinez, MD, of the STAR Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Jeffery Birnbaum, MD, of the Heat Program, Marilyn A. Fraser, MD, of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health gave updates on their outreach programs.

    "This is something that requires all of our attention, and something I've encountered as a physician," said Dr. Wayne Riley, SUNY Downstate president. "The better way is to focus on the community as a patient."

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • The Downstate community celebrated life on National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

    Pictured are Judy Bishop, Dr. Keydron Guinn, Sarah Marshall and Dr. Iuliana Shapira, and the Downstate National Cancer Survivors Day committee.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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  • “This community did so much for me,” Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke told the 50 young woman Saturday at the Phenomenal Girls Symposium at SUNY Downstate.

    “This community planted in me the dreams and aspirations of those who would sacrifice so we could sit here at Downstate, and have this symposium,” she said. “So, I’m confident, that if each of you follow your dreams, you will do the same.”

    “I basically came to learn new lessons in life,” said Yazmin Santos, a Bishop Loughlin High School student. “I’m young, and I wanted to get a new perspective from older people.”

    The symposium was sponsored by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, iCARE, CAMBA, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, MAPSCorps, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and the SUNY Downstate Medical Center: School of Public Health.

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