Global Health at The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 29

Talks on Global Health to benefit the Brooklyn Free Clinic, followed by a night of comedy

BFC What’s Next: Global Health Here at Home

April 29, 2017

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Six medical and public health professionals will share personal narratives about the challenge of providing quality health care in the harsh social and political realities of our time. Follow their quests to serve their patients and their communities from own backyard in Brooklyn to sub-Saharan Africa, the capital of post-earthquake Haiti, Nepal and more. Hear about their confrontations with poverty, natural disasters, racism, mass incarceration, and other systemic barriers to successful health care delivery. Hear how far they’ve come – and how much further we have left to go.

Find more information, including speaker biographies, on our website. All donations and proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic, an entirely student-run branch of SUNY Downstate Medical Center that has been providing free primary health care to uninsured people in Brooklyn since 2007.

Where & When

The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn (http://www.thebellhouseny.com)

Saturday, April 29th at 1:00PM, Doors and Silent Auction starting at 12:00PM

F/G trains to 4th Ave/9th St or R train to 9th St

Tickets

Register here. Entry is free, with a request for donations to support our cause (suggested $20).

About The Brooklyn Free Clinic

Donations will go toward The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic (BFC), a student-run FREE clinic offering medical, psychiatric, physical therapy, and social work services at no cost to uninsured patients in New York City. BFC provides preventive screening services and free or low-cost medications and medical referrals for our patients. BFC is entirely staffed by volunteers comprised of students and medical professionals at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

For more information

Contact Katie Lee at fundraising@brooklynfreeclinic.org for inquiries. Find out more about our work at www.brooklynfreeclinic.org.

SUNY Downstate: Emory Global Case Competition Finalists

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SUNY Downstate’s Team (Bridget Furlong, Shelley Jain, George Mo, Brian Starkman, and Zachary Wolner) were selected as finalists out of 24 teams at the Emory International Global Case Competition.

 

“We prepared for months for the weekend long competition in Atlanta (Mar 24-26),” Zachary writes. “Patriot Yang and Angela Yao organized the team and provided us with invaluable insights based on their successes at last year’s competition. When we arrived in Atlanta on Thursday, we began preparing our solutions to the challenge case: treating mental illness in the children and adolescents of Monrovia, Liberia. After a long Friday night we went in front of two judges to detail our interventions.

 

“Out of 24 teams, we, and three others, were selected to present our solutions on the unmet needs of the mentally ill in Liberia to the other competitors and a panel of 6 judges from varied distinguished backgrounds in global health. The experience was thrilling and something we will never forget. Our performance earned us honorable mention and a $900 prize.

 

“This never would have happened if it weren’t for the generosity of the alumni foundation. We are so thankful for the foundation flying us out to Atlanta to participate in this wonderful event.

 

Thank you again,

Zachary Wolner


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Watch the AOA Annual Lecture 2017: Ralph Snyderman, MD ’65, on YouTube

Ralph Snyderman, MD ’65, Duke University Chancellor Emeritus, gave the AOA Lecture March 21, 2017, at SUNY Downstate. Learn more about Dr. Snyderman’s ties to Duke and SUNY Downstate, here.

David Klein, MD ’75 Cares for Florida Through Andes Clinic

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Read a PDF of the full article by Gary Roberts in The SUN, Charlotte Harbor, Florida by clicking the link below.

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“The typical patient at the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic is between 40 and 59 years old. They would be unemployed and without health insurance, at or below 200 percent of the poverty level but ineligible for Medicaid. And they would live in Charlotte County. The most recent statistics show there are an estimated 30,000 uninsured in Charlotte and 45 percent of the county’s population falls within the range of 40 to 69 years of age. “There is still a need and you can trust that we’re going to be that safety net in Charlotte County,” said CEO Suzanne Roberts.

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Hear Ralph Snyderman, MD ’65, Duke Chancellor Emeritus, Present AOA Lecture March 21

Downstate alumnus Ralph Snyderman, MD ’65, Duke University Chancellor Emeritus and the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, will present “From Brooklyn to Duke’s Chancellor for Health Affairs: Lessons Learned” March 21 as the AOA annual lecture.

The reception and lecture are open to the public, but the AOA awards dinner to follow is by invitation only.

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Annual AOA Reception, Lecture and Awards Dinner
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Deity Events, 368 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 11217

For more information, visit the AOA site, here, or call the Alumni Association-College of Medicine for SUNY Downstate at 718-270-2075.

If you can’t make it in person, make sure we have your correct email address. We’ll include a link to a transcript or filmed version of the lecture in our email newsletter within the next few months.

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman served as Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and Dean of the School of Medicine from 1989 to July 2004 and led the transition of this excellent medical center into an internationally recognized leader of academic medicine. During his tenure, the medical school and hospital achieved ranking amongst the nation’s best. He oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System, one of the most successful integrated academic health systems in the country, and served as its first President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Snyderman has played a leading role in the conception and development of Personalized Health Care, an evolving model of national health care delivery. He was among the first to envision and articulate the need to move the current focus of health care from the treatment of disease-events to personalized, predictive, preventative, and participatory care that is focused on the patient. In 2012, Dr. Snyderman received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges who referred to him as the “father of personalized medicine.”

Dr. Snyderman has been widely recognized for his contributions to the development of personalized health care, a more rational, effective, and compassionate model of health care.  He was awarded the first Bravewell Leadership Award for outstanding achievements in the field of integrative medicine in 2003. In 2007, he received the Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award from the Personalized Medicine Coalition for his efforts in advancing predictive and targeted therapies on a national scale. In 2008, Dr. Snyderman received Frost & Sullivan’s North American HealthCare Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering spirit and contributions to medicine.  In 2009, he received the Triangle Business Journal’s Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010, Procter & Gamble named Snyderman an honorary member of the Victor Mills Society for his leadership and impact on innovation and he was recognized as a Bioscience Leader Emeriti by the NC Association for Biomedical Research honoring North Carolina research leaders for their outstanding leadership in the transformation of the state through scientific discovery and innovation. In 2012, Dr. Snyderman received the David E. Rogers Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges for his leadership in academic medicine and for the conception of personalized medicine. Dr. Snyderman was awarded the North Carolina Life Sciences Leadership Award in February 2014.

Dr. Snyderman has played a prominent role in the leadership of such important national organizations as the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He served as Chair of the AAMC in 2001-2002 and President of AAP in 2003-2004. He chaired the Institute of Medicine’s National Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public held in February 2009.

Dr. Snyderman accepted his first faculty appointment at Duke in 1972 and by 1984, he was the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology. His research contributed to the understanding of how white blood cells respond to chemical signals to mediate host defense or tissue damage and he is internationally recognized for his contributions in inflammation research. In 1987, Snyderman left Duke to join Genentech, Inc., the pioneering biomedical technology firm, as Senior Vice President for medical research and development. While at Genentech, he led the development and licensing of several major biotechnology therapeutics.

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Charlotte Sun Features David Klein, MD ’75, Humanitarian

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David Klein, MD ’75, interim director of the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, was featured on the front page of the Charlotte Sun for his humanitarian efforts. Drs. Klein and Mark Asperilla have been an active public health team in Charlotte County, Florida, particularly in the battle against hepatitis C.
“Still going strong after all these years,” said Dr. Klein, a 2005 Babbott Award winner. “Downstate gave me my start.”

Running Down a Dream: Downstate Students Marathon for the Free Clinic

SUNY Downstate students and supporters raise $21,000 during the New York Marathon to benefit the Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic

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From left to right, second-year medical student Mike Levine, first-year Katie Lee, Ben and Jim Naughton

 

When Ben Naughton was 10 or 11, he got the opportunity from his aunt Anne to make someone else’s life better. The late Dr. Anne Kastor, who helped found the Brooklyn Free Clinic, offered to donate to her nephew’s non-profit of choice for his birthday.

This was the dawn of Bionicle and PlayStation 2, and “birthday money” usually means gifts, but “she wanted me to research and find something I was passionate about for her to give to,” Ben said. “And so started the tradition where, every Christmas, I asked others, as well, not to give presents, but instead to donate. From that, and in the way she lived, she instilled in me, to put it simply, this idea of living to help others, especially those less fortune than you.”

The Alumni Association allocates money annually to the program run by SUNY Downstate students.

The $21,000 that Ben, his father Jim Naughton, and three Downstate med students raised will go toward covering prescription medication for the Brooklyn Free Clinic’s uninsured patients. The runners crowdfunded for the clinic on Crowdrise.

Ben, now 25 and an associate producer for CNN in Atlanta, ran as a member of the Brooklyn Free Clinic’s Marathon Team Nov. 6. It was his fourth marathon. He has run seriously since high school, and when “my dad and I found out we could combine two of our passions in running and non-profit work and for a place like the Brooklyn Free Clinic, it was a no-brainer.”

Ben’s aunt, Dr. Kastor, had been a primary care physician, a SUNY Downstate faculty member, and one of the founders of the clinic in 2006. She died of ovarian cancer at 49 in 2013.

“After her death, I thought what better way to honor her then to ask every year for people to give to the Brooklyn Free Clinic, a cause she was so passionate about,” Ben said.

The Brooklyn Free Clinic moves to the Downstate campus January 4, 2017, but has operated at 840 Lefferts Avenue, Brooklyn, since its inception. The clinic opens once a week to walk-in patients, many without insurance and from underserved communities.

Students from all of Downstate’s divisions, the colleges of Medicine and Nursing, to Health Related Professions and Public Health, run the clinic together. It’s a hospital in miniature, and seems to feed the students’ passion for medicine and public health.

“I got to know about the clinic from Anne telling me about her involvement in during its early days,” Ben said. “And I would say we, in our immediate family, watched it as it came to be and grew up. Then when Anne died, I think it is this way when people die, especially, at a young age from something like cancer. This brought us all closer to everyone and everything that Anne touched. David Marcus, one of the students who started the Brooklyn Free Clinic, wrote a post about Anne, and what she meant to him and the clinic. I knew it before, but I really saw and heard, through that post, how passionate he and all the people at BFC are about what they are doing.”

In his remembrance, Ben Marcus, MD, wrote, “Anne was key to the development of the BFC. I know there was much more to her than this simple, minor act, but this is how we knew her. She was an amazing mentor to the leadership group. She was an inspiring clinician to all of the volunteers, and she reminded us that primary care is not dead. Even in this difficult practice environment, Dr. Kastor showed us, and taught us, the essential role that the primary care physician plays in her or his patients’ lives.” Read the rest of Ben Marcus’ tribute, here.

Ben finished the New York Marathon and gave his cousin, Holly, Anne’s young daughter, his medal. There are things more important than objects, like family, giving, and inspiring others to give.

“The Brooklyn Free Clinic is a place that is very near to my family’s heart, both because of Anne’s connection to it, and what it stands for in that way,” he said. “And also because of the amazing work that they do.”


Student Profiles: Mike Levine and Katie Lee

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Katie Lee is a first-year Downstate medical student, a runner, and former collegiate pole-vaulter from her alma mater, the University of California, Santa Barbara. She went on to complete a master’s in Human Nutrition from Columbia University before enrolling at Downstate.

Do you have a specialty in mind?
I am really interested in emergency medicine, but as a first-year, I may fall in love with anything.

Have you run a marathon before?
It was my first marathon. I was a pole vaulter in college, but at the end of college I wanted to get involved in long distance running.

Have you gotten an opportunity to volunteer yet with the Brooklyn Free Clinic?
My work right now is very behind the scenes, though, I would love the opportunity to work within the clinic. What’s cool about it is, they say 98 percent of the students, med students at least, are involved in the clinic in some way.

How did it feel to support the clinic?
We’re able to be so sustainable, and to really have an impact in the community, and to provide every part of health care for free. It was really great to run the marathon and to support it.


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Mike Levine, a second-year Downstate medical student, got into shape after college by training for a Spartan obstacle race in 2014, followed by a spate of races around New York, including the Brooklyn Half Marathon in 2015. He is planning on a career in emergency medicine.

What is your “hometown?”
I’m originally from Central CT, near New Haven

Was your first marathon everything you thought it would be?
I only just ran my first half marathon in May. I had a lot of fun actually, and it was a beautiful day. I had very competitive goals for it, so I was pushing pretty hard, but nevertheless it was very fun seeing the thousands of supporters.

What was one moment of personal victory?
I pushed really hard during the last four miles. Because I did, I was able to run the second half of the race about one minute faster than the first (a ‘negative split’), which was goal #1 and I’m really proud about that. It validates the work I put into training. My goal was to run at an eight minute per mile pace, which I missed by about six minutes total, but I’m happier about getting the negative split.

What does the BFC mean to you? What did it mean to run, to benefit the clinic?
It’s an opportunity to do some good for this local community, for so many people who really don’t have a lot of stability or support in their lives. All the work I’ve been able to do for the clinic helps to reaffirm that I’m doing my best to be my best. The clinic has become a tremendously central aspect of the Downstate education. It is a place where students from the entire university come together to sharpen their clinical skills while also serving their community. Getting to interact and learn from older students is something I always look forward to. I look forward to devoting a lot more time and energy into making the clinic the best it can be.


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The Student-Run Brooklyn Free Clinic moves to Clarkson Avenue January 4

The Brooklyn Free Clinic is one of many programs supported in part by medical alumni

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The student-run Brooklyn Free Clinic moves to the University Hospital of Brooklyn January 4, 2017, on the SUNY Downstate campus, after a decade at its first home, UHB Health Associates at 840 Lefferts Avenue. The clinic had borrowed the office space after hours.

The new location, Suite A on the first floor near the University Hospital entrance, is already a working clinic, but was also available to the Brooklyn Free Clinic, 5 pm to 7 pm, Wednesdays. The difference is that BFC patients will now be closer to a larger health network if they need a referral or emergency care, said Shifra Mincer, second-year Downstate medical student, and BFC communications officer.

Read about the Brooklyn Free Clinic’s recent New York Marathon fundraiser

The location is also more convenient for student and physician volunteers coming from class or work, she said. This may encourage more doctors to volunteer as attending physicians, which could expand the clinic’s capacity to help Brooklyn’s underserved, and provide more students with valuable training.

“We’re swamped on Wednesdays,” Mincer said. “People make appointments in advance, and we try to take walk-ins, based on what we can do. If we could get two attendings one night, we could move much faster.”

The clinic is run by a team of students from across Downstate, the colleges of Medicine and Nursing, the College of Health Related Professions and School of Public Health. Students handle everything from scheduling and administrative work, to screening and caring for patients, overseen by attending physicians and faculty advisors. Patients are often referred to a network of specialists who agree to treat them for free.

“The proximity (of the new clinic location) to the rest of the hospital has multiple benefits – easier access for volunteer attending physicians, closer proximity of referral services for patients, better synchronization of medical records with Downstate systems, and consolidation of care into a single locale,” said Patrick Eucalitto, third-year medical student and Chief Operations Officer for the Brooklyn Free Clinic. “This simplifies the often daunting task that patients face when navigating multiple providers.”

The team will miss the clinic’s first home, he said, but the move will be positive for volunteers, patients and students. Mincer agrees.

“One of the most important things about the clinic, in addition to serving people who wouldn’t otherwise get care, is that it’s an opportunity for students to learn and to practice in real life what we’re learning about. Normally, students don’t get to do that until third year,” Mincer said. “This is an opportunity for us to actually practice. It’s a double mission of serving people and learning.”

Working with students from other disciplines is also an opportunity to practice “socially conscious” healthcare, she said. It’s a collaboration.

“BFC leadership is using the move as a strategic opportunity for self-assessment, reevaluation, growth, and change, and we’re really excited about it,” Eucalitto said. “We get a chance to rethink our logistics, to recreate a clinical environment that reflects our organization’s core values of access, education, and inclusivity, and to optimize our unique balance between student education and excellent patient care for those who need it most.”

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Norman Chenven, MD ’70, TCMS Physician of the Year

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By LeAnne DuPay, Travis County Medical Society

Roll with the punches and respond to the changing environment as creatively as you can is Norman Chenven’s life philosophy. Quietly brilliant, Dr. Chenven has calmly followed life’s prompts since day one. So how did he decide to become a physician? “I was majoring in physics  at Brown University,” he explains. “But I knew I did not want a career in physics. I also knew I didn’t want to go to Vietnam.” He opted to apply to  medical school and thus potentially receive a deferment from the draft. Although he wasn’t entirely sure he wanted to be a doctor, he was accepted at the State University of New York Medical Science Center.

He says that his uncertainty was short lived. “The minute I experienced direct patient interaction, I was hooked!” Chenven says with a smile. “It was magic.” Basically, he stumbled into his life’s calling—and he’s managed to be in the right place at the right time over and over—resulting in a life full of rich, unique experiences.


Take his two years working for the US Indian Health Services in a 20 bed hospital located in Tuba City, Arizona on the western side of the Navajo Reservation. Chenven and 14 other doctors cared for a population of nearly 40,000 Navajo and Hopi Indians. Many of the Navajos over the age of 40 did not speak English. “The two tribes did not always get along, but co-existed in their overlapping reservations,” he says. “Historically the Navajo were warriors and herders, very austere and with a guttural sounding language, while the Hopi were villagers and farmers, living in pueblos who spoke with a melodic lilt. The two tribes were a study in contrasts.” Practicing medicine with these cultures was extremely enlightening with regards to both cultural diversity and human nature. Even as late as the early 1970s, some traditional Navaho men, and in particular Medicine Men (who were quite active and respected), wore their hair long. “Some of us younger docs would emulate them by wearing our hair long and tied up with yarn in a bun called a ‘tsi’ (tsiiyeel). I still had my shoulder length hair when I arrived in Austin in 1973 to begin work in the Brackenridge Hospital ED.”



A fond memory of his time on the Reservation was treating a Hopi woman named Gertrude. She was a lovely person in her 80s with lymphoma. From time to time her family would invite him and his wife Dinah to be guests at traditional ceremonies and dances held on the Third Mesa.
Dr. Chenven notes that his experience in the Indian Health Service was his first introduction to the group practice format. “It was very efficient—all specialties working shoulder to shoulder in order to provide superb access and care to our patient population.” He considers this formative experience to have played a role in his decision to found Austin Regional Clinic a decade later.

Escape From New York

While in college, he met Dinah and they were married during his first year of medical school. SUNY Downstate Medical Center was located on the edge of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a tough neighborhood in the middle of Brooklyn. During their four-year stay, murders occurred on opposite corners of their block.

So how did he and Dinah end up in Austin? “We were invited to visit by a high school buddy of mine—Don had come to Texas with Vista (the domestic version of the Peace Corps),” Chenven explains. “We had a great time—he took us honky-tonking and we actually saw Willie Nelson playing to a near empty room at Big G’s in Round Rock.” Like everyone else who comes to Texas, Chenven was charmed and surprised by what is commonly known as “Texas friendly” especially coming from New York. “I guess this was my version of ‘I got here as soon as I could.’ ”

Trading his East Coast thermals for cowboy boots, Dr. Chenven did post-graduate training at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio. He and Dinah eventually settled in Austin where she attended UT and he took a job in the Brackenridge ED. “Back then it was the only facility open after 5 pm in the surrounding 10 counties,” he remembers. “Virtually every physician volunteered to provide specialty coverage and/or office follow-up. There were fewer than 400 active doctors in the community. It was a different time and place then. The ED was hard work and sometimes scary, but I loved it.” Subsequently, Chenven spent three rewarding years in a four physician group. But in 1980, he left that practice and founded Austin Regional Clinic (ARC).


Launching Austin Regional Clinic

Dr. Chenven never lost his appreciation for the Indian Health Services’ multi-specialty format. “I was inspired with the opportunity to coordinate accessible care for people. I had a multi-specialty dream,” he chuckles.

Howard Marcus, MD, recalls his ARC recruitment experience, “In 1981 I answered a recruitment ad for an internist. At this time, Norman was pretty much a one-man administration. He did all the interviewing. The first thing I notice is that this Jewish guy from Brooklyn is wearing cowboy boots—which absolutely made no sense to me. I took the job anyway!”
Another early recruitment anecdote demonstrates Chenven’s casual manner. Dr. Russ Krienke laughs, “My best Norman story is when he was recruiting me. He took me to the ‘glamorous, upscale’ Thundercloud Subs on Guadalupe, forgot his wallet and I ended up paying for my recruitment lunch. I must have been desperate, because I still signed on!”
There are now 21 ARC locations in the Austin area, employing 350 physicians and providing care to approximately 420,000 patients. In addition to the daily operations of the clinics, Dr. Chenven oversees even more. He is president and CEO of Covenant Management Systems (CMS). CMS is a practice management company that provides technical support and services to hospitals, medical groups, provider networks and governmental and employer health plans.
During what must be rare free time, he loves to visit his three daughters and five grandchildren in Oregon. Running, photography, travel and reading about ancient Greek and Roman history are also favorite pastimes.

Triumphs and Concerns for Medicine

There is no doubt that technological developments in medicine in recent history have been astounding. “The breakthroughs in the past four decades have resulted in the ability to treat (and often cure) conditions that in the past would have meant nothing but ongoing misery for patients” Chenven says with passion. “Sometimes we lose sight of that.” An example of something that will eventually pay off in ways we can’t yet imagine is the data captured by electronic medical records (EMRs). He is excited about the eventual compilation of data that will reveal unique patterns of subpopulations for every type of disease paving the way for more customized treatment plans.
As for what is wrong with medicine? Chenven cites the progressive regulatory complexity and the ongoing fragmentation of the health care delivery system. The lack of consistency, measurable quality and relentlessly escalating costs are going to hinder a physician’s ability to provide high quality care. “I am concerned that our country’s political dysfunction will make these problems impossible to solve.”
This brings up the subject of advocacy and TCMS. Chenven sees organized medicine and advocacy as being absolutely vital. “There is a quote by Benjamin Franklin made after the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence that I love,” he says. “We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” Translated, one cohesive voice and strength in numbers are key.

So how does Dr. Norman Chenven feel about being named TCMS Physician of the Year? “Old,” he says without hesitation. Why does he think he got the award? “Ditto,” he says with a laugh. “But in all seriousness,” he continued. “Receiving an honor like this, from my colleagues and peers and in a community where I’ve spent most of my career, is recognition that my life’s work has been meaningful. It makes me feel appreciated and grateful.”

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World AIDS Day at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, New York

Throughout today, panels from the AIDS quilt are on display in the atrium of the Basic Science Building for SUNY Downstate. We remember those people who have passed away during the epidemic, and those who continue to die from this disease. We celebrate those survivors and the amazing modern medicine that has made survival possible.

SUNY Downsate events for World AIDS Day
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December 1, 2016
Display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, sponsored by the Student Center Governing Board. Also a display of Survivor Panels, created by Downstate’s STAR Program, to celebrate the resilience of people living with HIV.
Basic Science Building Atrium
9 am – 4 pm


STAR Health Center Annual World AIDS Day Program
This year’s program focuses on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), featuring real life stories from patients and staff about PreP and HIV.
Alumni Auditorium
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reception to follow in Lecture Hall 1B


December 2

Adolescent Education Program’s and Diaspora Community Services
World AIDS Day: A Teen Town Hall 2016 Event
Peer leaders and Youth Advocates of the BATES Network come together to remove the stigma of the virus and to champion their peers to do the same. Join them in making your voice heard.
Alumni Auditorium
5 – 8 pm


December 2
2016 World AIDS Day
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will present an award to Dr. Monica Sweeney, ’75, Vice Dean for Global Engagement and Chair of Health Policy & Management in the School of Public Health, for her years of dedication and accomplishments.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
5 – 8 pm


December 4
Health Center, airing on local TV channels
Topic: World AIDS
Featuring: Host Dr. Monica Sweeney

Airs:
Sunday, December 4 – 11:30 am, on BronxNet, Channel 70
Monday, December 5 – 10am and 5 pm, on Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) Channel 69;
Friday, December 9 –  7:30 am, on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Channel 56.

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