First-Generation Student Blazes Trail for Family on Route to Med School

James Osei Sarpong was born and raised in the Bronx by immigrant parents, neither of whom had pursued education beyond high school. But James had a desire to earn a college degree and a passion for science—biology in particular—so he worked hard to navigate the college admissions process. “It was on me to figure it… Read More

Multiple Sclerosis Researcher on State of Science in NY

Joel Stern, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology and Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Co-director of the Autoimmune Brain Disorder Research Program at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, and Assistant investigator in the Department of Autoimmunity and Musculoskeletal Diseases at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. How did you come to work in New… Read More

Leading Cancer Scientist & Entrepreneur on Research in NY

Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D. Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College/Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyterian, Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine When were you recruited to New York State? I was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine from Harvard in 2012 and have created a… Read More

NY’s Diverse Doctors: a Bronx Story

Andre Bryan grew up in the Bronx. This summer, after he graduates from NYU School of Medicine and Stern School of Business with a dual MD/MBA degree, he’ll head back to his home borough to begin his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The road to this residency was paved by diversity in medicine pipeline programs… Read More

INVITATION: CLINICAL AND CARE POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN ALZHEIMER’S AND RELATED DEMENTIAS

MONTEFIORE & BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE PRESENT: CLINICAL AND CARE POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN ALZHEIMER’S AND RELATED DEMENTIAS World-Renowned Physician Scientists and Policy Experts on Aging to Lead Discussion on Alzheimer’s Diagnostics, Treatments and Government Initiatives Aimed at Advancing Care for the Aging Montefiore Health System and Bloomberg Intelligence will host a luncheon focusing on theoretical/hypothetical, clinical and… Read More

Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY

Statement from Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) President Jo Wiederhorn about the Accreditation of New Medical School at CUNY Kudos to Governor Cuomo on his announcement today about a new medical school to be located at the CUNY City College (CCNY) campus in Harlem. CUNY School of Medicine at City College will help… Read More

Competency-Based Admissions: Numbers Alone Don’t Predict the Best Doctors

A few years ago, the Association of American Medical Colleges encouraged medical schools to adopt a holistic approach to admissions, the goal being the acceptance of students who might bring a different kind of intelligence to medicine beyond that which can be measured by the usual metrics of grades and MCAT scores. What is that… Read More

NY Biomedical Researchers Call for Sustainable Sources of Funding

Without sustainable federal investment in medical research, innovation in the field will be stunted say academic leaders. Colleagues from across the country join in their appeal to Congress. New York med school administrators join 17 others in a recent open letter in the Journal Science Translational Medicine. The letter says unstable funding for biomedical research… Read More

Inside Medicine: Meeting in the Middle

She calls them her “miracle men and women,” the Weill Cornell doctors who saved her from a stroke and figured out how to manage her recovery as she grappled with other, longstanding health issues. But Jennifer Harmon knew that her experience in the healthcare system had provided her with equally important wisdom – that of… Read More