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

Testimony of Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO of AMSNY at a Joint Budget Hearing on February 8, 2022

Good afternoon Chairwomen Kruger and Weinstein, Chairmen Rivera and Gottfried and other distinguished members of the State Legislature.  Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the Executive proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023. My name is Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), a consortium of the… Read More

AMSNY Calls on Legislature to Restore New York Stem Cell Science Program (NYSTEM)

 -On behalf of the 17 medical schools across New York State, the organization calls for New York’s flagship research program to be reestablished –  -The previous administration’s decision to eliminate funding for stem cell research has negative implications for both economic development and scientific advancement –  (New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of… Read More

Crain’s New York: Gov. Hochul should re-establish state’s defunded stem cell science program

November 29, 2021 OP-ED Gov. Hochul should re-establish state’s defunded stem cell science program BY JO WIEDERHORN The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role science and scientists play in solving health threats. Across New York, our scientists quickly redirected existing lines of research to understand SARS-CoV-2, and they partnered with the private sector to launch vaccine… Read More

Newsday: Address health disparities with doctor diversity

OPINION/LETTERS Address health disparities with doctor diversity The recent research from the Commonwealth Fund shows we must address the dramatic health care disparities faced by Black and Latino New Yorkers [“Disparities in health care,” News, Nov. 18]. One tool we have is increasing diversity among our doctors, as outcomes are improved when patients receive care… Read More