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SUNY Downstate News: February 2018

 Jan 15th – Martin Luther King Day February – Black History Month SUNY Downstate Announcements:

  1. Second Year Medical Students, Cindy Tsui, and Eric Hirsch, with the support of the Alumni Association, presented a resolution titled “Improved Accessibility of Feminine Hygiene Products” to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. “Their resolution provided a comprehensive, actionable proposal for the AMA to encourage the IRS to classify feminine hygiene products as medical necessities. After earning regional co-sponsorship, the resolution passed the Medical Student Section of the House of Delegates unanimously.”

  2. Past Alumni Association President, Dr. M. Monica Sweeney, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, volunteered her skills in Puerto Rico on a medical mission arranged by The New York State Nurses Association.

  3. Appointment of James Minto, the new Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and Development (FM&D). An electrical engineer by training, James brings more than 30 years of experience in managing facilities of complex organizations, largely public entities in health care and higher education. James will be responsible for directing the Division’s facilities planning, design, and construction.

  4. Ron Najman retires after more than 30 years at SUNY Downstate.

  5. Robert Gore named to the Class of 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholars.

SUNY Downstate Events:

  1. January 24, 2018: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Keynote Speaker – Rev. Kirkpatrick Cohall, MDiv, DMin, Ph.D. The event will be held in the Alumni Auditorium at 12:00 P.M – 1:00 P.M. Join President Riley and Rev. Kirkpatrick Cohall, Chair of Downstate’s SUNY Council, in a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.

  2. January 26, 2018: Information Lecture on EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program). The event will be held in the Alumni Auditorium at 12:00 P.M – 1:00 P.M

  3. February 5, 2018: DSRIP Special Lecture – The Virtual Dementia Tour. Experience the realities of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The event will be held in the Alumni Auditorium at 1:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M

  4. February 8, 2018: Downstate Open Mic: Alumni Auditorium 6-8 P.M. (Free Admission, Entertainment, and Food)

  5. February 15, 2018: Town Hall Meeting – A discussion of the vision and plans for Downstate and the community. The event will be held at the Alumni Association at 3:30 P.M.

  6. February 15, 2018: Black History Month – Daniel Hale Williams Society Film Screening: I Am Not Your Negro. The event will be held in the Student Center Screening Room at 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

  7. February 28, 2018: Black History Month – What’s Happening in Brooklyn Healthcare. A conversation led by Errol Louis with President Wayne J. Riley. The event will be held at the Alumni Association at 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

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