Nassau University Medical Center
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Shelley Lotenberg
East Meadow, NY…Aloysius B. Cuyjet, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, senior vice president and chief health equity officer and chairman of the IHE for the NuHealth System, will be honored by the Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center, (BQLI-AHEC) at their first annual Leaders in Health Care Dinner Gala on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The Gala will be held at Antun’s Catering Hall in Queens Village.  
The gala will acknowledge and show appreciation to health care professionals who have helped the organization expose, encourage and inspire underserved youth over the years. The event will showcase the accomplishments of former summer health interns who are now working in the field or completing a health profession course of study. 
Dr. Cuyjet is one of three individuals being honored by the BQLI-AHEC. Honorees include Florence Jackson, senior director for career and technical education for the New York City department of education as well as Anne Goldman, RN, special representative of the federation of Nurses/United Federation of Teachers (UFT). 
Arthur A. Gianelli, President/CEO of the NuHealth System praised Dr. Cuyjet on this well-deserved recognition:  “You are to be congratulated for your commitment to addressing health work force issues of underserved communities. This honor by the BQLI-AHEC is a testament to your character and leadership qualities, you are a role model to all NuHealth employees who continue to work every day to help Nassau County’s most vulnerable communities.  
Dr. Cuyjet received his B.A. from Brandeis University, his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine, and his M.P.H. from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine. Previously with the University of Medicine and Dentistry- New Jersey Medical School, where he was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Critical Care Medicine in the Divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. In October 2005, Dr. Cuyjet joined NUMC as Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and Minority Health Initiatives; from April 2006 to November 2009, he assumed the additional responsibilities as Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Medicine. He also chairs the Institute for Healthcare Disparities at NUMC which was launched in November 2007. In April 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer for the Nassau Health Care Corporation. 

In addition to his prior academic appointments, he also holds an academic appointment as Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook. He is a clinical trialist & lecturer and has authored book chapters, articles, and editorials.  His clinical interests include hypertension, healthcare delivery to underserved communities, and healthcare disparities. 

He is active in many organizations including the Association of Black Cardiologists of which he is the current chairman. He has received numerous awards and honors from various professional and community organizations and resides in Glen Cove with his wife, Beverly M. Granger, DDS and daughter Alyssa.
Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI AHEC) was established in August 2002 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community based organization and is one of three New York Metropolitan Region AHECs developed to address the health workforce issues of under served communities. BQLI AHEC target area is one of the largest regions in the New York State AHEC system; providing services to four counties-Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. Nine areas within this catchments area have been designated as Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The mission of the Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island Area Health Education Center (BQLI AHEC) is to improve health care outcomes in underserved areas through the development of education, mentoring, and training programs to increase the pool of skilled providers that will service underserved communities. BQLI AHEC encourages local youth from underrepresented and disadvantaged minority backgrounds to pursue health careers through the development of mentorship, training and workforce opportunities. Build and foster collaborative partnerships with community based organizations, hospitals and schools.  Develop a network of health and education resources to foster collaboration, share information and promote health professions education to the targeted communities and participate in joint advocacy efforts to increase the number of skilled health professionals in underserved communities with the goal of improving health care outcomes.
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life.  Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community.  By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.
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