Dear Research Community,
Lots happening with Downstate research! In this fifth issue of Research Pulse, we highlight many activities and initiatives, including:
 • New appointments to our research advisory committees
 • 2022 seed grant awardees
 • More new extramural grants, including an NIH S10 equipment grant to purchase 
nearly $600k in high-performance computing hardware
I hope that you enjoy reading these updates and see evidence of progress. We continue to work to provide an environment that facilitates your ability to make discoveries by:
 • providing support structures for trainees, faculty, and programs
 • fostering collaborations and networks within Downstate and with external partners
 • and reducing administrative burden and roadblocks.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the Office of the SVP for Research ( and/or the Office of Research Administration ( with any comments, issues, or ideas.
                                                                                                                                David Christini, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                 SVP for Research