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SUNY Downstate News Digest, Sept. 15, 2016


Shaundelle Moore Goldsmith, JD, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been recognized with the Diversity Visionary Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity in higher education. Read more from SUNY Downstate, here.

Ayman Fanous, MD, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Fanous was most recently a staff psychiatrist and chief of the Psychiatric Genetics Research Program at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, as well as associate professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Read more from SUNY Downstate, here.

Marilyn A. Fraser, MD, has been named chief executive officer of The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH), succeeding Ruth C. Browne, ScD, MPP, MPH, founding chief executive officer of AAIUH, who has accepted a new position as president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House New York. Read more on new CEO, Marilyn A. Fraser MD, here. Read more about Dr. Ruth Browne and the Ronald McDonald House, here.

SUNY Downstate’s Richard Rosenfeld, MD, recommends shared decision-making in treating adult sinusitis. The article, appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, stresses minimal use of antibiotics. Read more from SUNY Downstate, here.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Joseph P. Merlino, MD, MPA, has been named to the Fellows Ambassador Program of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Merlino, who is also professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, was among seven persons chosen this year from the Academy’s prestigious membership of more than 2,000 experts from across the professions affecting health. Read more from SUNY Downstate, here.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine Maja Nowakowski, PhD, has been appointed by the Israeli Council of Higher Education to serve as a member of the International Committee for Review and Evaluation of Medical Laboratory Science Training Programs in Israel. Read more from SUNY Downstate, here.

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