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SUNY Downstate News: June 2018


May 23rd: Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

May 28th: Memorial Day

June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month            Men’s Health Month LGBTQ Pride Month

SUNY Downstate Announcements:

May 3, 2018: Downstate’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) held its first Employee Health & Wellness Expo, created to bring awareness to employee benefits, resources, and to “Take Action in Living a Healthier You—Encompassing Mind, Body, and Soul.”  Over 140 staff members, signed-up and twenty-nine vendors participated.

May 11, 2018: The Daniel Hale Williams Society hosted its annual Senior Celebration for graduating Black and Latino medical students. The Society is Downstate’s Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), which is an organization committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally-competent, and socially conscious physicians.

May 2018: The College of Medicine’s Class of 2021 hosted the annual Donor Memorial Service: A Ceremony of Gratitude. This event honored individuals and their families who donated their bodies to medical education and science.

May 22, 2018: Students from all five colleges graduated in the presence of faculty, families, and friends at Carnegie Hall.  Downstate’s President Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP presided over Commencement, his second since becoming president.

May 31,2018: The Bridging the Gap Forum- Unity & Empowerment was presented by HealthCare Innovation, Transformation, and DSRIP. The event, provided a space for over 100 middle school male students, NYC Law Enforcement, and Community Leaders to discuss the steps needed to bring our communities together.

Photos courtesy of SUNY Downstate President’s Bulletin

SUNY Downstate Innovations:

May 29, 2018: The Department of Radiology announced a new Low Dose CAT Screening (LDCT) Lung Cancer Program.

Patients who meet the eligibility requirements for this potentially life-saving screening are:

·       Between the ages of 55-77 years old

·  30 pack-year history

· Still an active smoker or has quit within the past 15 years

If you would like to refer your patients to this program call 718.270.4438.

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