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 and the $85 billion medical school industry face fierce competition from other states, making millions of dollars and top-paying New York jobs hang in the balance. Read more here.
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 medical schools can’t keep world-class researchers without the most up-to-date research lab technology and talented support staff. Wiederhorn said, while each school already puts money toward attractive recruitment packages for the best researchers, they could use more help. “We will continue to support this because we also believe this is very important. We would just like to get some help as other schools within states have gotten help from their states.” Read more and watch a clip here.
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 and private medical schools, said she is hoping Governor Andrew Cuomo will put $50 million into this year’s budget, allowing New York to compete with states such as California, Texas, Utah, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia.
The delegation representing the group met with Cuomo administration officials at the end of last month, according to Wiederhorn. 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.
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.)