AMSNY is proud to announce our 10 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019! The AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship has two goals: decrease medical students’ debt load and provide physicians for medically underserved areas in NYS, as students commit to two years of service in a designated underserved area in New York State. The scholarship, which is pegged to… Read More
Jo Wiederhorn responds to a New York Daily News editorial: Investing in biomedical research is indeed smart (“Death by a thousand cuts,” editorial, May 18). As federal funding has declined, however, other states have recognized the wisdom of investing in research. California, Texas and Massachusetts are spending billions to grow their bioscience sectors, and are… Read More
State medical schools use a variety of funding sources for research, but officials are not getting as much money as they’d like in the state budget. Universities say this limits their ability to recruit and retain researchers. Jo Wiederhorn, President of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, took part in this interview which is… Read More
New York, with its remarkable range of health care facilities and options, still suffers from a shortage of doctors. An interesting cause of the shortage is that doctors are being poached – lured to other states offering higher salaries, more up-to-date facilities and funding for research. Watch the interview here.
New York has long been a global leader in biomedical research and development. Our state’s 16 medical schools contribute to that position by employing some of the most innovative, talented and prolific researchers in the field. In fact, New York is home to 26 Nobel Laureates in medicine and physiology. But now, our state’s standing… Read More
TV 10/55’s Long Island Bureau Chief spoke with top researchers about a possible ‘brain drain’ on Long Island. Watch the interview with Jo Wiederhorn, AMSNY’s President and CEO, here.
Dr. Rudolph Leibel, a man who has won international acclaim for his study of how genes impact obesity and type-2 diabetes, is warning that New York isn’t doing enough to keep its most brilliant medical researchers in the state. Read more on this plus Jo Wiederhorn’s input here.
Medical Schools in New York State are asking the legislature to include $50 million for faculty development in the state budget. University leadership calls the NYSTAR Faculty Development Program an investment needed to grow programs that will attract high-profile entrepreneurial biomedical researchers. Jo Wiederhorn, President of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, says state… Read More
This article in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education covers the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP consortium) sponsored by AMSNY. The program aims to remedy the disproportionate numbers of people of color in the medical and health professions. The March 9th issue can be found here.
“There have been quite a bit of cutbacks throughout the research grant awards in the federal process,” AMSNY CEO Jo Wiederhorn said. “Other states have started putting large amounts of money into programs to recruit researchers from other states.” Read more here.