Capital New York: Medical schools hope to fare better on state research money

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)