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SUNY Downstate News: March 2018

News: February 19th – Presidents Day March 8th – International Women’s Day

March is National Nutrition Month

SUNY Downstate Events:

  1. February 28, 2018: What’s Happening in Brooklyn Health. A Conversation Led by Errol Louis, Political Anchor of NY1 News A Black History Month Committee Event. Held in Alumni Auditorium at 12 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. A conversation led by Errol Louis, Political Anchor NY1 News and Host of “Inside City Hall” with Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP President, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  2. March 2, 2018: 3rd Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium. It is free and open to the Campus and Community. Held in the Alumni Auditorium from 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

  3. March 10, 2018: Spring Open House: Office of Student Admissions. The event will be in the Alumni Auditorium from 9:30 A.M – 2:00 P.M.

  4. March 20, 2018: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women and Advancement in the Field of Medicine. The 2nd Annual Dr. Dale Blackstock Women’s History Month Lecture and Awards Ceremony in HSEB Lecture Hall 1B from 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. The speaker is previous Alumni Association President, M. Monica Sweeney, M.D., MPH, FACP.

  5. March 20, 2018: Health Disparities and Health Inequity: A Call to Action. AOA Annual Lecture in the Alumni Auditorium from 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

  6. March 23, 2018: Conference: Health Disparities and People Living with Disabilities in the Alumni Auditorium from 8:30 A.M – 5:00 P.M.


Job Opportunity:

#111517: Medical Director Med-Scribe, Inc. is a recruiting firm serving healthcare organizations since 1987. We are seeking a direct hire Medical Director for a very successful hospice and palliative care program in Rochester, NY.

The Associate Medical Director assists with oversight of physician services for the Hospice Program, in accordance with accepted standards of practice and which support the philosophy, mission and purpose of Hospice. Responsibilities include clinical oversight of the program, consulting with attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control and with staff on symptom management.

We are seeking an outstanding clinician with a passion for end-of-life care and the leadership needed to effectively serve our program and patients. Integral to this role is a collaborative leadership style to integrate services with attending physicians and organizations served.  You will work with the Quality Assurance Programs to perform continuing QA on services.

You will perform home visits for Palliative Care Consultation, Patient assessment and intervention, and for certification and re-certification requirements. Home visits for hospice will be performed as needed. In addition, you will perform an advocacy role for hospice within the community and professional organizations. This includes participation in education for facilities, community health care providers and physicians.

This is a pivotal role to the non-profit agency served.  Salary is commensurate with experience and there is a significant benefit and on-call reimbursement schedule.

To be considered, please forward resume to or call 1-800-278-1463 with questions. EEO.

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