WXXI News: NY Med Schools Ask Legislature to Invest in Retention of Top Biomedical Researchers

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.