February 2013 News from the Medical Schools

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) brings you the following compilation of the most recent updates and news from its sixteen member institutions. AMSNY is engaged in highlighting efforts of the schools in areas including, but not limited to, medical education, training, and research.

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Stony Brook Professor Receives Award for Lifetime Achievements in Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering

February 4, 2013 – Stony Brook University’s Shmuel Einav, PhD, has received one of the most prestigious annual awards given to an Israeli scientist for his lifetime achievements in cardiovascular biomedical engineering. Dr. Einav, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, and the Herbert J. Berman Chair for Vascular Bioengineering at Tel Aviv University, received the 2012 Mifal Hapayis Landau Prize for Scientific Research at a ceremony in Israel on January 27, 2013.

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© 2013 Stony Brook University. All rights reserved.


 
UB Medical School One of Eight Chosen to Develop Simulated Cases

January 31, 2013 – The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of eight medical schools that the American Medical Association is funding to create patient simulations for students. Avery K. Ellis, MD, PhD, associate dean for medical curriculum, will join seven faculty from leading institutions to develop the virtual internal medicine cases.

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© 2013 University at Buffalo. All rights reserved.


 
Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Chosen for Bundling Project

January 31, 2013 – The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will convene a group of 10 medical schools and teaching hospitals in a new initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to control costs and improve quality by bundling payments for defined episodes of care. Nearly 50 additional academic medical centers also will be participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

The institutions participating in the AAMC’s group include Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Atlantic Health, Duke University Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Sinai Health System, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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© 2013 Association of American Medical Colleges. All rights reserved.


 
URMC Wins $4.65 Million Grant

January 31, 2013 – The University of Rochester Medical Center has won a $4.65 million grant to fund enhanced training of medical residents in patient-centered medical home physician offices. The grant would allow URMC primary care residents to spend more time with Medicaid patients at its Strong Internal Medicine, Highland Family Medicine, Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice and Culver Medical Group practice groups, URMC officials said.

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© 2013 University of Rochester. All rights reserved.


 
Stony Brook Physician Educator to Receive ACGME Award for Instilling Excellence and Innovation in Residency Training

January 22, 2013 – Stony Brook University’s Dr. Frederick Schiavone, has been selected to receive the 2013 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award, a national honor given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to outstanding Designated Institutional Officials (DIO) who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in overseeing their institution’s residency programs. 

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© 2013 Stony Brook University. All rights reserved.


 
Stem Cell Research Helps to Identify Origins of Schizophrenia

January 22, 2013 – New research at the University at Buffalo demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life. The UB findings, published in Schizophrenia Research, test the hypothesis in a new mouse model of schizophrenia that demonstrates how gestational brain changes cause behavioral problems later in life – just like the human disease. Partial funding for the research came from New York Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM).

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© 2013 University at Buffalo. All rights reserved.


 
Feinstein Researcher Wins Science Prize

January 17, 2013 – The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013 to Peter K. Gregersen, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA, Lars Klareskog, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Robert J. Winchester, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA "for their discoveries concerning the role of different genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis."

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© 2013 The Crafood Prize. All rights reserved.


 
Land Purchase Marks Milestone for Med School's Downtown Relocation

January 16, 2013 – UB recently acquired land at 960 Washington St., a step forward in the first phase of the $375 million plan to move the medical school to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The relocation project is a major component of the UB 2020 strategic plan.

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© 2013 University at Buffalo. All rights reserved.


 
New York Medical College Researcher Contributes to Discovery of a New Tick-Borne Disease in New York

January 16, 2013 – New York-based researcher played a key role in discovering a new tick-borne infection in 18 patients in New York and New England. Gary P. Wormser, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, worked with researchers from Yale University to identify the disease, which is so new it is still unnamed.

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© 2013 Agency for Health Research and Quality. All rights reserved.


 
Developing and Testing Quality Measures for Interoperable Electronic Health Records

January 16, 2013 – Electronic heath records are primarily designed for documentation of clinical care for individual patients, and the accuracy of their quality measures can vary widely, both underestimating and overestimating quality, according to a new study. Conducted by Weill Cornell Medical College and reported in the Jan. 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, the study analyzed clinical data from the EHRs of one of the largest community health center networks in New York state. The accuracy of the electronic reporting of three out of 12 quality measures was inconsistent. The study, funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is featured in a video on developing and testing quality measures for EHRs.

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© 2013 Agency for Health Research and Quality. All rights reserved.


 
NYSERDA Announces New Proof-of-Concept Centers at Columbia University, NYU-Poly and High Tech Rochester to Facilitate Clean-Energy Business Growth

January 3, 2013 – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded a total of $15 million to Columbia University, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and High Tech Rochester to create three Proof-of-Concept Centers dedicated to helping inventors and scientists turn their high-tech, clean-energy ideas into successful businesses. NYSERDA will invest $5 million in seed money at each center over a five-year period, with cost-sharing required. The centers are expected to operate on their own after NYSERDA funding ends.

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© 2013 NYSERDA. All rights reserved.

 

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