AMSNY 2017 Year in Review
New Diversity in Medicine Scholarship and Biomedical Research Program
The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), on behalf of NY's 16 medical schools, thanks Governor Cuomo, the  State Senate, the  State Assembly, and the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus members for a banner year. 

In 2017, with their support, AMSNY launched a new scholarship to improve diversity in medicine. The NYS Department of Health-funded program supports 10 students selected from among AMSNY post-bac program graduates with scholarships pegged to SUNY tuition. Scholarship recipients are required to work in underserved areas in New York State once they become doctors.

AMSNY also secured a $20M investment in biomedical research that will enable NYS to remain a global leader in the development of next generation therapeutics, treatments and cures. The investment, matched by the medical schools 2:1, will be used to create new labs that will be economic drivers, creating well-paying research jobs across the state.

We look forward to continued success in 2018!
Looking Ahead
AMSNY in the News

Our Student's Stories
Pipeline Program Helps Future Doctor Pursue Goal of Improving Community Healthcare
While growing up in Brooklyn, Sheba Ebhote, the daughter of a Guyanese immigrant, saw her family struggle to access quality healthcare. The experience inspired her at an early age to pursue becoming a physician and work in an inner-city community similar to her own, to provide better healthcare than she received. She worked hard to pursue her dream, but when she arrived at college, she found that her high school curriculum had not prepared her with a good foundation to tackle college courses. Learn more.
AMSNY Program Provides Path to Medical School and Future Career Treating Underserved Patients
As a child in Ecuador, Paola Morocho watched her grandmother struggle with osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and felt helpless in the face of her pain.  When they would travel together over an hour to seek medical care, she was impressed by the doctors who were able to help her grandmother, and aspired to be like them someday. Learn more.
Student Finds Resilience and Support Key in Journey to Med School
As a child growing up in Buffalo, Alexis Sykes developed an interest in medicine while spending time in hospitals visiting relatives and witnessing the important role doctors played. "I always thought of a physician as a problem solver who not only saved lives, but also restored families," said Sykes. Her family, and especially her grandmother, encouraged her to aim high and get the education that neither she nor Sykes' parents received. Learn more.
Research Highlights in NY State
Stem Cell Researcher Developing Treatment for Leading Cause of Blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause ofblindness, affecting 1 in 5 people over the age of 75. As AMD progresses, patients lose the ability to recognize faces or read, they lose independence and experience deteriorating quality oflife. That's why Dr. Sally Temple, a stem-cell researcher studying diseases of the central nervous system, is working to develop an effective treatment for the currently incurable disease.
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HIV Researcher Boosted by State-Funded Grant

Daniel Malamud, Ph.D., adjunct professor of medicine (infectious diseases) at NYU School of Medicine, professor of basic science at NYU College of Dentistry, and director of the HIV/AIDS Research Program (HARP) at NYU College of Dentistry, has dedicated his career to researching HIV.
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Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Across New York State

Breast cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. In 2017, it's estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. While prognoses have improved in recent decades, thanks to advances in biomedical research leading to new and improved treatments, there remains work to be done.

This work is happening at academic medical centers across New York State, where researchers have made important discoveries in recent years - discoveries that would not be possible without significant public funding .   Take a closer look.