SUNY Downstate News: January 2017
Dr. Allen J. Norin Elected to Represent New York State Transplant Laboratories on the Histocompatibility Committee of UNOS
Allen J. Norin, PhD, D (ABHI), professor of medicine and of cell biology and director of transplant immunology and immunogenetics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was elected to represent the New York State Transplant Laboratories on the Histocompatibility Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS oversees the organ transplant waiting list in the United States. Read more about SUNY Downstate’s involvement with the New York State Transplant Laboratories, here.
BioBAT Receives $1 Million from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recently announced that BioBAT, a not-for-profit organization established to develop affordable, state-of-the-art biotechnology/technology research and manufacturing space in New York City, will receive $1 million in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) for the outfitting of infrastructure for life science and technology companies occupying BioBAT’s laboratory and manufacturing space. Read more on SUNY Downstate’s involvement with BioBAT, here.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Honors Dr. Garry S. Sklar and Sarah Sklar
Philanthropists Garry S. Sklar, MD, and his wife, Sarah Sklar, were recently honored at a gathering of SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s senior leadership, in recognition of several significant gifts that support clinical care and research efforts in Anesthesiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, as well as new technologies in healthcare education through state-of-the-art simulation technology. Read more about the Sklars’ gift to SUNY Downstate, here.
Dr. Steven Schwarz Is the Recipient of the 2016 Murray Davidson Award
Steven M. Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF, professor of pediatrics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, was honored with the prestigious Murray Davidson Award for 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Read more about Dr. Schwarz and the Murray Davidson Award, here.