The New York Capital Region Research Alliance today showcased leading-edge biomedical research resulting from the unprecedented regional collaboration between Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University at Albany.
Established in October of 2012, the NYCAP Research Alliance is celebrating its second year anniversary after being funded and recognized as a transformational project under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
The New York Capital Region Research Alliance will hold a research symposium, titled “Advancing a Cooperative Translational Medicine Research Paradigm in the Capital Region,” on October 23-24. Symposium sponsors Albany Medical College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany, and Wadsworth Center, will welcome three internationally recognized researchers and share progress on Alliance-funded research projects.
A newly created alliance to foster biomedical research among the Capital Region’s leading academic research institutions today announced its first grants: 10 awards totaling $745,000.
The presidents of the institutions presented the awards, funded through the NY Cap Research Alliance, which was established with $950,000 in state funds as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative. Information on the Alliance can be found at www.nycapresearchalliance.org.
Presidents James J. Barba of Albany Medical Center, Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and George M. Philip of the University at Albany formed the Research Alliance. The Alliance is a first-round Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) priority project. Each research project selected by the Alliance involves collaboration among scientists from at least two of the three institutions to advance biomedical research with potential for commercialization.
Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University at Albany, and the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC), will announce grants for biomedical research made available through the NY CAP Research Alliance. The Alliance was established and funded through Governor Cuomo’s regional economic development initiative.