The New York Medical College (NYMC) has been long known for their excellence in research and the quality of their students. This year, their achievements and track record was recognized once again in April through a sizable federal grant.
Who Gave The Grant?
A team of NYMC researchers who specialize in nerve cell function at the Valhalla campus have been awarded a substantial federal grand for an imaging project they wish to undertake. The Human Services National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the US Department of Health provided the grant of $241,500 for the team’s project.
It is committed to fulfilling its core mission of education, research and service without compromising on its commitment to excellence. At NYMC, researchers believe that their efforts can contribute to the advance of biomedicine and healthcare. Research activities undertaken at NYMC are geared toward discoveries that could potentially lead to improvements in the treatment and prevention of disease.
According to the spokesperson for the grant, US Representative Nita Lowey, the grant money is geared towards the funding of an imaging project that will focus on sodium imaging of synaptic functions in the brain.
One of NYMC’s professors of physiology, William Ross, is the head of the research team that will be carrying out the project. He notes that their research will use “a new form of imaging the strength of communication between nerve cells. We know a lot about nerve cells, but there is much to learn. This grant will take us further into the process.”
NYMC’s Continued Excellence
Due to their reputation for excellence in research, this is not the first grant the NYMC received this year. Earlier in 2014, NYMC Valhalla also received a federal grant from the National Institute of Health in the sum of $483,000. This previous grant was geared towards research on vascular disease and immunology.
In another statement to the press, Nita Lowey, who is the senior Democrat for the House Appropriations Committee, noted that “These recent grants will allow the lower Hudson Valley to remain at the forefront of medical research, and they help bolster our local economy.”