Consortium of Three Upstate New York Medical Schools Recommended to Receive More Than $12.1 Million for Promising Clinical Trial

Government Relations Committee”Public Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today announced that the Empire State Stem Cell Board (NYSTEM) has recommended more than $12.1 million in funding be awarded to a collaborative effort between the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse; the School of Medicine and… Read More

New York’s Medical Schools Urge Congress to Preserve Federal Funding for Scientific Research & Workforce Development

Government Relations Committee”Public Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today directed a letter to the New York State Congressional Delegation calling on them to reject a nearly 10-percent cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medicare and Title VII health professions programs, that will take effect January 2, 2013. A… Read More

2012 Election Recap

Government Relations Committee” New Yorkers came out in large numbers to vote for Presidential, U.S. Senator, the state’s 27 House seats and all 213 state legislative seats. But the big question on Election Day in New York State was which party will gain control the State Senate in January 2013. Democrats picked up two House… Read More

Meet New York's Next Generation of Physicians

Public Relations Committee” New York’s medical schools continue to expand their medical school classes as they reaffirm their commitment to training more physicians and providing high quality care to all New York State residents. The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) announced today that a total of 2,230 new medical students enrolled this fall… Read More

Are Physicians Prepared to Respond to the Changing Healthcare Landscape?

A conference at the New York Academy of Sciences will focus on how to effectively train physicians and health researchers to provide high-quality, equitable care in light of widespread health disparities. The American healthcare landscape is changing rapidly due to shifting demographics, rising costs, and policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act. In light… Read More

Early Activation of Immune Response Could Lead to Better Vaccines

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a new “first response” mechanism that the immune system uses to respond to infection. The findings challenge the current understanding of immunity and could lead to new strategies for boosting the effectiveness of all vaccines. “The important concept to take from this study… Read More

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Awards $1.8 Million to Weill Cornell for Translational Research in Blood Cancers

Weill Cornell Medical College received three research grants from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, totaling $1.8 million. The funds will be used to support translational research for blood cancers. The $600,000 awards are part of the nationwide $12 million investment by the L&LS’ Translational Research Program. “The funds will support critically-needed translational research for blood… Read More

New York's Investment in Stem Cell Program Continues to Generate New Medical Treatments and Innovative Research

Government Relations Committee”Public Relations Committee” The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) today released a 2012 report showing how New York’s stem cell program has enabled it to emerge as a leader in stem cell research, and strengthened the state’s economy through job creation. “This report demonstrates the foresight of New York’s leaders in… Read More