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Capital New York: In the race for star medical researchers, N.Y. goes slow

In March, many of the state’s most esteemed doctors and medical school officials traveled to Albany to ask for approximately $100 million to recruit and retain top medical research scientists. When the budget came out in April, they found out what they got: $650,000. Read more here. (Capital New York is now POLITICO New York.)

Spinal Cord Injury Research Funding Will Support Science, Bring Hope

Government Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) congratulate the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo for adding $7 million to the Spinal Cord Research Injury Program (SCIRP) in the 2014-2015 state budget. This funding will support neurological research at New York’s 16 Academic Medical Centers and other research institutions statewide…. Read More

Medical School Deans Urge New York State to Invest in Biomedical Research and Entrepreneurship

Government Relations Committee” Led by four medical school deans and three star research scientists, the Associated Medical Schools of New York descended on Albany on March 12 for its annual advocacy day. AMSNY met with distinguished legislators and policymakers, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, Senate… Read More

AMSNY Presents Columbia University's 2013 S-PREP Events

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On December 14, 2013, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons held a Bring Your Parent to Class Day, Financial Aid Workshop and Holiday Party for the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) students and parents. S-PREP students also joined the H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths‘ City Harvest Food Drive, during which… Read More

Interview on AMSNY's Diversity in Medicine Programs

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” In an interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, Jo Wiederhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), discussed the importance of diversity in medicine. According to Ms. Wiederhorn, AMSNY’s programs have been very successful in helping under-represented minority students pursue… Read More

AMSNY and Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region Host 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” On October 19th, 2013 the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) worked with the Bronx/Manhattan C/STEP Region to host the 4th Annual College Fair at the City College of New York. 50 colleges and universities were present, giving students the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from across… Read More

AMSNY Programs Succeed in Diversifying the Health Care Workforce

Committee on Diversity and Multicultural Affairs” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is helping to ensure that New York’s doctors reflect the diverse backgrounds and cultures of New York’s residents and provide needed primary care in all communities statewide. The consortium of New York State’s 16 private and public medical schools recently welcomed… Read More

AMSNY Joins Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Government Relations Committee” As a follow-up to the April 2013 Rally for Medical Research, a broad coalition of individuals representing academic medicine, biomedical research and patient advocacy groups met with Federal lawmakers on September 18th. In total, nearly 300 people from 40 states attended meetings to express their concerns over cuts to medical research. The… Read More

New York's Medical Schools Add 2,424 Future Doctors to the Pipeline

Public Relations Committee” AMSNY schools continue to expand their medical school classes, reaffirming 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) today reported that 2,424 new medical students enrolled this fall in the state’s 16 medical schools –… Read More