MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP FOR MONDAY, MAY 14, 11:00 AM
Stony Brook University Media Contact: Greg Filiano
Office: 631-444-7880; Cell Phone: 631-338-7644; Pager: 631-263-2583
SUNY MEDICAL CAMPUSES TEAM TO EXPAND SERVICES FOR 9/11 RESPONDERS
Patients, physicians, and leadership will assemble during a ceremony to mark the expansion of Stony Brook University’s Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE), part of the World Trade Center Health Program, to a new clinical site at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The new clinic enables a dedicated team of healthcare professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living in Brooklyn (Kings County) who suffer from the illnesses related to exposures at Ground Zero and the potential long-term effects.
• Official opening celebration features speakers citing the program as a collaborative model for the WTC Health Program’s growing needs
• Ribbon cutting and photo op with government officials, WTC Health Program professionals, 9/11 responders/patients
• Tours of the clinical space
WHO (listed in order of speaking appearance)
Dr. John C. LaRosa, President, SUNY Downstate
Dr. Benjamin Luft, Medical Director, WTC Health Program at Stony Brook
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President, Stony Brook University
Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Sr. VP for Health Sciences and Dean, SBU School of Medicine
Dr. Jack DeHovitz, SUNY Downstate Site Director
U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, 11th District
First responder patients: including Rev. Terry Lee; John Feal , from the FealGoodFoundation; and NYPD Detective Glen Klein, who spent more than 800 hours working around the pile at Ground Zero
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM
760 Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
More than 10 years after the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorists attacks, many 9/11 responders, which include police officers, paramedics, construction workers and other workers and volunteers, continue to suffer from numerous physical and mental health illnesses related to their exposures at Ground Zero. In operation since immediately after 9/11, the LI-CCE follows 6,000 WTC responders. In response to the needs of 9/1 1 responders living in the New York Metro area and Long Island region, the Stony Brook program now includes three clinics – one in Suffolk County, another in Nassau County, and one in Brooklyn (Kings County).
Take the Grand Central Parkway to the Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly the Interboro Parkway). Continue to Pennsylvania Avenue. Follow Pennsylvania Avenue to Linden Boulevard, turn right onto Linden Boulevard. Take Linden Boulevard to New York Avenue. Turn right onto New York Avenue for three blocks to Winthrop Avenue. Turn left onto Winthrop for one block to Nostrand Avenue. Turn left onto Nostrand Avenue for one block to Parkside Avenue. Turn left onto Parkside Avenue.
Parkside Avenue will be cordoned off. Speakers and other VIP guests, and media who show their press pass, will be admitted to the block and directed to reserved parking. The event will be held outside of 760 Parkside Avenue.