Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Across New York State

Breast cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. While prognoses have improved in recent decades, thanks to advances in biomedical research leading to new and improved treatments, there remains work to be done. This work… Read More

Stem Cell Researcher Developing Treatment for Leading Cause of Blindness

Sally Temple, PhD Neural Stem Cell Institute, Scientific Director, Principal Investigator and Co-Founder; University at Albany, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Albany Medical College, Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics   Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness, affecting 1 in 5 people over the age of 75. As AMD progresses, patients… Read More

Einstein M.D./Ph.D. Student Pulls Others Up Behind Him

Dayle Hodge had been working as a biomedical engineer before deciding to pursue his dream of earning an M.D./Ph.D. But, upon enrolling at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also discovered a calling to open doors to science careers for younger students of color. Hodge’s outreach mission was driven by his recognition of the advantages… Read More

Overcoming Obstacles en Route to Med School

As a young child living near SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Renee Fleming would ask her mother who the people she saw going in and out of the hospital were. When she learned they were doctors, and that their job was to help people by keeping them healthy, she set her sights on becoming a physician… Read More

HIV Researcher Boosted by State-Funded Grant

Daniel Malamud, Ph.D., adjunct professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at NYU School of Medicine, professor of basic science at NYU College of Dentistry, and director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program (HARP) at NYU College of Dentistry, has dedicated his career to researching HIV. His recent research is on the development of a new rapid HIV… Read More

Researcher Examines Connection Between Thyroid Function & Heart Failure

Martin Gerdes, Ph.D. Professor, Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine What is your area of research? I’ve been doing translational research on heart failure for the past 35 years. My work has focused on the correlation between thyroid conditions and heart failure and exploring how extremely small doses of thyroid hormones… Read More

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Med Student Pays it Forward with Diversity Outreach

Growing up in Elmont, NY, Dondre Irving was surrounded by diversity, except for one key area — all his doctors were white. Irving had no idea this was a national trend until he started learning about the medical field, hoping to become part of the disproportionately small group of black men in medicine. In fact,… Read More