SUNY Downstate News Digest, Nov. 16, 2016

SUNY Downstate research suggests that inhibition of liver sphingolipid de novo synthesis in early life impairs adherens junctions and promotes tumorigenesis. Read more, here.

LeConté Dill, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health, received the Women’s Caucus Highest Scoring Abstract award of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Read more, here.

Kathleen Powderly, PhD, CNM, director of the John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been elected a fellow of The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute whose mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in health, health care, life-sciences research, and the environment affecting individuals, communities, and societies. The first organization of its kind, The Hastings Center was instrumental in establishing bioethics as a field of study. Read more, here.

James E. Cottrell, MD, Distinguished Service Professor and chair of anesthesiology and Garry S. and Sarah Sklar Professor in Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, recently was honored with a 2016 Leadership Award at the 22nd Annual Black Tie and Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH). Dr. Cottrell is also a member-at-large of the New York State Board of Regents. Read more, here.



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