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SUNY Downstate News June 2017

Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2017!


Executive Director of the Alumni Association, Eric T. Shoen-Ukre, recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Eric T Shoen-Ukre to himself, the fundraising profession, and, the donors who are served”

SUNY Downstate Announcement: Dr. JoAnn Bradley, Senior Vice President in the Department of Philanthropy, has officially announced her intent to retire effective on June 14th, 2017 after a 47 year career here at SUNY Downstate.

Innovations in Medicine: Downstate prides itself on innovations in medicine and healthcare to provide patients with the best care possible. Below are some examples of  the exceptional and advances Downstate had been making in healthcare:

-Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health have determined that two stressful work characteristics, low job control and “job strain” — that is, high-demand, low-control work — have been increasing in the U.S. since 2002. The findings were presented at the Seventh International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases, in Varese, Italy, by Paul A. Landsbergis, PhD, EdD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and earlier by lead author and SUNY Downstate Doctor of Public Health candidate Stephanie Myers at SUNY Downstate Research Day in Brooklyn, NY. For more information.

-Upper airway angioedema, while rare, is a potentially life-threatening side effect of ACEIs. As there is currently no therapy approved to treat it, a team of researchers, led by Richard Sinert, DO, from SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, evaluated whether icatibant was effective in patients with ACEI-induced angioedema. To read more:

– University Hospital of Brooklyn/Downstate is the  first in New York City to use the BIOVIGIL hand hygiene system to aid in preventing Healthcare Associated Infections.

-Functional near infrared spectroscopic (fNIRS) imaging technology developed here at SUNY Downstate has advanced communication in patients with ALS using Downstate’s  Dr. Randall Barbour’s new wearable system. The system allows patients to communicate to ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.

-Downstate’s Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Care Center, is administering a new treatment for Spinal Muscular Dystrophy called Nusinersen/Spinraza.-

–  SUNY campuses were awarded 57 U.S. utility patents for advances in biotechnology, cancer research, manufacturing, renewable energy, and much more.  Downstate was mentioned for its work toward a lower power, more stabilized alternative to implantable cardioverter defibrillators to restart the heart. The new technology repurposes a nerve stimulator to use the body’s own nervous system to control the heart.To read more.

LGBT Pride Month: June marks the month of Pride and SUNY Downstate encourages students, faculty, and staff to support SUNY’s founding principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. To march with SUNY register at by June 22. On campus, there will be talk held by Dr. Nick Gordon, who completed his residency in emergency medicine at Downstate, titled “Focus on LGBT Health.”


SUNY Downstate Job Postings:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Location : Brooklyn NY US Title: Interview Coordinator Serves as receptionist, greet applicants and respond to questions from prospective applicants. Monitors expenditures and supervise the planning and coordination…

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Location : Brooklyn NY US Title: Nursing Assistant 2 New York State employees who hold a permanent appointment in this title will be considered for lateral transfer. Applicants must have completed one year of satisfactory full-time experience in the provision of simple treatment and other patient care services under professional supervision.

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