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SUNY Downstate News: August 2018

News:

August: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

SUNY Downstate Announcements:

July 28th:

In an article published in the American Journal of Bioethics, College of Medicine student Michael Danzinger argues that both doctors and hospitals fail to fulfill a moral duty when they refuse to provide medically indicated treatments, such as abortions, for their patients.

https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/bioethicist-says-conscientious-objection-may-be-murder/12753

July 30th:

Radhika Viswanathan, an entering College of Medicine student, published an article titled, “3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy” for Vox. In this article, she explains mitochondrial replacement therapy, and how “ethically tricky” genetic manipulation is becoming.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/24/17596354/mitochondrial-replacement-therapy-three-parent-baby-controversy

July 30th:

Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn made the BlackDoctor.org list of hospitals “that deliver quality care at the highest level while promoting equity and inclusion in their operations, programs, services, and staffing”.

August 7th:

Alumni Association Board Member, Jenny Libien, M.D., Ph.D. is appointed as Chair of Downstate’s Department of Pathology.

August 14th:

Downstate’s President, Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP announced the resignation of the Dean of the College of Medicine, Carlos Pato, MD. Though Dr. Pato will no longer serve as Dean he will continue at SUNY Downstate as a Professor of Psychiatry.

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