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.
The Associated Medical Schools of New York is renewing its request for the state to invest millions of dollars in the NYSTAR Faculty Development Program, an initiative that aims to recruit and retain biomedical researchers. Jo Wiederhorn, president and C.E.O. of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, a consortium of the state’s 16 public… Read More
Researchers in New York are, for the first time, developing medications specifically targeted for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more here. (Capital New York is now POLITICO New York.)
Jo Wiederhorn (AMSNY) and Alexander Neumeister (NYU Langone) talk about funding medical research in New York State. Watch the interview here.
One hospital is trying to get young teens interested in medicine, and it begins with the scalpel. Some junior high school students got a chance to dissect sheep brains as part of a program that’s inspiring would-be doctors. It’s not exactly your typical day at school but these 7th and 8th graders are spending the… Read More
Jo Wiederhorn, president and chief executive of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, advocates for New York state’s 16 medical and five dental schools. Medical academia contributes $85 billion a year to the state economy, but it is also confronting a shortage of doctors and a backlash against rising health costs. Read the interview… Read More
Government Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) held its annual Washington DC Advocacy Days July 29th and 30th. The Deans and government relations representatives from over half of AMSNY’s member institutions met with Senators and Congressmen, and their staffs, from nine states and both political parties to stress the need for… Read More
New York trains more doctors than any state. But most leave once they have their M.D. to practice medicine elsewhere. Not a good shortage to have with Obamacare feeding new patients into New York’s health system. Read more here.
When it comes to star research scientists, those in the medical field say New York state is lagging behind several other states. Why? Because New York commits far less money to research investments. In March, a delegation of doctors and medical school officials pushed for $100 million. but the state budget delivered less than $1… Read More