2012 Election Recap

Government Relations Committee” New Yorkers came out in large numbers to vote for Presidential, U.S. Senator, the state’s 27 House seats and all 213 state legislative seats. But the big question on Election Day in New York State was which party will gain control the State Senate in January 2013. Democrats picked up two House… Read More

3rd Annual Bronx / Manhattan Region C/STEP College Fair

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On October 20, 2012, the Associated Medical Schools of New York, along with the Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region, the City College of New York and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine hosted the 3rd Annual STEP/CSTEP College Fair. Held at the City College of New York, the college fair welcomed… Read More

Meet New York's Next Generation of Physicians

Public Relations Committee” New York’s medical schools continue to expand their medical school classes as they reaffirm their commitment to training more physicians and providing high quality care to all New York State residents. The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) announced today that a total of 2,230 new medical students enrolled this fall… Read More

Are Physicians Prepared to Respond to the Changing Healthcare Landscape?

A conference at the New York Academy of Sciences will focus on how to effectively train physicians and health researchers to provide high-quality, equitable care in light of widespread health disparities. The American healthcare landscape is changing rapidly due to shifting demographics, rising costs, and policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act. In light… Read More

Early Activation of Immune Response Could Lead to Better Vaccines

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a new “first response” mechanism that the immune system uses to respond to infection. The findings challenge the current understanding of immunity and could lead to new strategies for boosting the effectiveness of all vaccines. “The important concept to take from this study… Read More

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Awards $1.8 Million to Weill Cornell for Translational Research in Blood Cancers

Weill Cornell Medical College received three research grants from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, totaling $1.8 million. The funds will be used to support translational research for blood cancers. The $600,000 awards are part of the nationwide $12 million investment by the L&LS’ Translational Research Program. “The funds will support critically-needed translational research for blood… Read More

New York's Investment in Stem Cell Program Continues to Generate New Medical Treatments and Innovative Research

Government Relations Committee”Public Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today released a 2012 report showing how New York’s stem cell program has enabled it to emerge as a leader in stem cell research, and strengthened the state’s economy through job creation. “This report demonstrates the foresight of New York’s leaders in… Read More

The Need To Incorporate Health Information Technology Into Physicians’ Education And Professional Development

Educational Innovations Committee” Abstract: Nationwide, as physicians and health care systems adopt electronic health records, health information technology is becoming integral to the practice of medicine. But current medical education and professional development curricula do not systematically prepare physicians to use electronic health records and the data these systems collect. We detail how training in… Read More

Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) Diversity Programs Profiled

The Capitol Press Room, a daily radio program broadcast from the Capitol, and produced by WCNY radio profiled two initiatives championed by the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) that are designed with a two-fold purpose: encouraging young people from low-income communities to pursue careers in the health sciences; and addressing the challenges of… Read More