AMSNY Funds $1.3 Million in NY Medical School Scholarships to Address Lack of Diversity in Medicine

-Thirty Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds Awarded Scholarships, Commit to Working in Underserved Areas – The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is proud to announce $1.3M in medical school scholarships and to introduce the 30 underrepresented in medicine recipients of the 2021-2022 AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship. Designed to increase the diversity of the… Read More

Full Circle: Pipeline Program Helps Bronx Teacher Become a Doctor in the Borough that Raised Him

Dr. Eugene Palatulan often describes his life as a series of full circle moments. An Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center (MMC)/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), Dr. Palatulan finds himself serving the community where he grew up…but this isn’t the first time. Before coming to… Read More

WNBC’s TODAY in New York Looks at Diversity in Medicine

WNBC’s TODAY in New York takes a look at the lack of diversity among doctors and the impact that has on New Yorkers seeking health care. AMSNY’s “Aim High” pipeline program works to increase diversity in medicine and introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to the medical field. Click on the image to watch the video:

AMSNY Mourns Loss of Visionary Susan Solomon Who Advanced Stem Cell Research and Medical Breakthroughs, Improving Patient Health Across the Globe

Jo Wiederhorn, President of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) issued the following statement after the passing of Susan Solomon, co-founder and CEO of the New York Stem Cell Foundation: “I am deeply saddened by Susan’s passing. She was a smart, passionate, visionary and dedicated advocate who greatly advanced the medical research field by recognizing… Read More

American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowship Awarded to Joseph Marte, AMSNY Health Policy Intern

This summer, the American Urological Association awarded Joseph Marte, M1 student at CUNY School of Medicine and health policy intern at the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), a student fellowship to conduct research with Dr. Gregory Joice at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. AUA’s Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program creates an opportunity for… Read More

Crain’s New York: More diversity is needed among state doctors

Letter to the Editor by Jo Wiederhorn   Getty Images   The latest report from the Center for Health Workforce Studies found that not only are job prospects worsening for New York’s medical residents but a lack of diversity among the resident population is also persistent. It is a problem because outcomes are improved when patients can access care… Read More Boosting diversity in medicine also improves health outcomes

Nakeia Chambers is director of Multicultural, Disability and Veterans Affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse. (Photo courtesy of SUNY Upstate Medical University)Photo courtesy of SUNY Upstate Medical University By Nakeia Chambers | SUNY Upstate Nakeia Chambers is director of Multicultural, Disability and Veterans Affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse. The move… Read More

Crain’s New York: Stem cell research hits inflection point a year after New York halts funding

The state’s decision last year to halt funding for stem cell research has forced local scientists to hit pause on work that could spur new treatments for cardiovascular disease, sickle cell anemia and much more. As state lawmakers negotiate the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, researchers are calling for them to reinstate the program. Lawmakers canceled the… Read More