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SUNY Downstate News: May 2018

News: April 25th – Administrative Professionals Day May 5th – World Hand Hygiene Day SUNY Downstate Announcements:

  1. April 19, 2018: President Wayne J. Riley appointment to the Board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

  2. April 28, 2018: Dr. Robert Gore named a CNN hero for his work with at-risk youth. To view his segment on online click here.

  3. May 10, 2018: Meharry Medical College, named the auditorium inside The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education in honor of SUNY Downstate President Wayne J. Riley, M.D.

SUNY Downstate Innovations:

  1. May 4, 2018: Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, is credited with developing non-invasive radionuclide cineangiography and co-inventing a method for inhibiting fibroblast growth and cardiac fibrosis.  He has also been named among the Top 1 Percent of Physicians by U.S. News and World Report. To read more click here.

Job Listing:

Position Title: Consultant (Part-time), Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention Program

Position description: Alzheimer’s disease develops over the course of decades, and many of the choices we make in mid-life affect our future risk of the disease. A growing number of biomarker and genetic studies are improving our ability to determine one’s risk of developing dementia. Additionally, Alzheimer’s disease is heterogenous, and certain patients may respond differently to certain medications or treatments. Therefore, there is a great need for longitudinal deep phenotyping of patients in the clinic.

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) works towards to advance potential therapies and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. We are partnering with a third party to develop a platform that aggregates data from patients to build predictive models of Alzheimer’s risk and potential response to drugs.

If interested, please contact Sean McCooe at or (201)-445-3161.

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