“There have been quite a bit of cutbacks throughout the research grant awards in the federal process,” AMSNY CEO Jo Wiederhorn said. “Other states have started putting large amounts of money into programs to recruit researchers from other states.” Read more here.
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… Read More
Researchers in New York are, for the first time, developing medications specifically targeted for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more here. (Capital New York is now POLITICO New York.)
Jo Wiederhorn (AMSNY) and Alexander Neumeister (NYU Langone) talk about funding medical research in New York State. Watch the interview here.
One hospital is trying to get young teens interested in medicine, and it begins with the scalpel. Some junior high school students got a chance to dissect sheep brains as part of a program that’s inspiring would-be doctors. It’s not exactly your typical day at school but these 7th and 8th graders are spending the… Read More
Jo Wiederhorn, president and chief executive of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, advocates for New York state’s 16 medical and five dental schools. Medical academia contributes $85 billion a year to the state economy, but it is also confronting a shortage of doctors and a backlash against rising health costs. Read the interview… Read More
New York trains more doctors than any state. But most leave once they have their M.D. to practice medicine elsewhere. Not a good shortage to have with Obamacare feeding new patients into New York’s health system. Read more here.
When it comes to star research scientists, those in the medical field say New York state is lagging behind several other states. Why? Because New York commits far less money to research investments. In March, a delegation of doctors and medical school officials pushed for $100 million. but the state budget delivered less than $1… Read More
In March, many of the state’s most esteemed doctors and medical school officials traveled to Albany to ask for approximately $100 million to recruit and retain top medical research scientists. When the budget came out in April, they found out what they got: $650,000. Read more here. (Capital New York is now POLITICO New York.)
Olubunmi Amakor on May 22 became the first graduate of the Associated Medical Schools of New York’s (AMSNY) post-baccalaureate program at New York Medical College’s School of Medicine. The program offers minority students a guaranteed admission to medical school upon completion of the 1- to 2-year post baccalaureate program, along with a $16,000 stipend. Read… Read More