Capitol Tonight: Funding for Medical Research

The executive budget proposal calls for 650-million dollars to go toward the life sciences industry, including tax credits to encourage businesses to come to and stay in New York state. However, according to medical school officials, none of that money is specifically allocated to help medical schools retain employees and generate more research breakthroughs. Jo… Read More

Researchers Across NY Work to Improve Veterans Health Care

On Veterans Day, we recognize the sacrifice that our military men and women have made, including to their health. Fortunately, biomedical researchers across New York State are doing essential work to improve the health of our veterans. Improving Diagnoses for Serious Lung Conditions One Long Island researcher is responsible for coining the term Iraq Afghanistan… Read More

A neurosurgeon’s path from emerald fields to operating room

  GOTHAM GIGS A neurosurgeon’s path from emerald fields to operating room A New York state–funded diversity program helped this immigrant become a neurosurgeon By Robin D. Schatz Photo: Buck Ennis As a Colombian native, Nieto can relate to his patient’s needs and welcomes the challenges and rewards that come with his work. Dr. Jaime… Read More

Albany Times Union: Letter – Schools in state address shortage

THE OBSERVATION DECK Schools in state address shortage By Letters to the editor on October 19, 2016 at 2:36 AM In the commentary “Shortage of doctors treatable,” Oct. 4, the author gets the facts wrong. No New York-based medical school has called for a ban on foreign medical schools’ paid clerkships. But, to be clear,… Read More

Medical Schools Announce: No More Unclaimed Bodies Accepted from NYC Medical Examiner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2016 Contact: Anat Gerstein, 718-793-2211 x100 Jaime Williams, 718-793-2211 x107 Medical Schools Announce: No More Unclaimed Bodies Accepted from NYC Medical Examiner All Schools Will Feature Donor Programs, Work to Boost Donations to Train Future Doctors to be the Best, Meet New York’s Growing Physician Shortage, and Continue… Read More

Medical Students’ Research Finds Safe Injection Practices Get Skipped (along with hand hygiene) One Third of the Time.

From the New York State Department of Health: Don’t think staff are automatically following infection control procedures, just because an outpatient facility has such protocols in place. That is among the disturbing new findings from researchers at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the New Mexico Department of Health; even when infection… Read More

NYSDOH Urges Medical Students, Residents to Join the “Get Smart (Know When Antibiotics Work)” Campaign

Here is a statistic that medical students should take to heart: One in every three prescriptions written for antibiotics in the United States (US) is unnecessary. That’s the conclusion of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pew Charitable… Read More