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Supporting Future of Blood Cancer Research

The Tow Foundation has committed $2 million to support multiple myeloma research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. The work will be led by Dr. C. Ola Landgren (pictured above) and will focus on studying early detection and predisposition for multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. To learn more, visit CURRENT … Continued

Dr. Phatnani Wins “high-risk, High-reward” Funding From NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected New York Genome Center’s Hemali Phatnani, PhD, as a recipient of its prestigious Director’s Transformative Research Award. With this five-year, $8.5M grant, Dr. Phatnani will take an unconventional (but potentially groundbreaking) approach to ALS research. To learn more about Dr. Phatnani and her work, visit Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease.

New York Genome Center Leads A Dna Sequencing Revolution

For its March 28 issue, The New York Times Magazine embedded a reporter with the New York Genome Center to shadow lab technicians and interview an array of scientists. Using the COVID-19 virus as an example, the story follows the incredible advancements that labs like NYGC have made in the arena of DNA sequencing. To … Continued

Medicine Monday: Richard O’reilly, Md

  For over 40 years, Dr. Richard J. O’Reilly has been in the business of saving children’s lives. A long-time leader in the fight against childhood cancer, Dr. O’Reilly has served as the Claire Tow Chair in Pediatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) since 2001. In this role, Dr. O’Reilly conducts clinical and laboratory … Continued

Medicine Monday: Leonard Tow Humanism In Medicine Award

Dr. Arnold P. Gold believed that truly great doctors care just as much about their patients as they care for them. A world-renowned pediatric neurologist, Dr. Gold defined this compassionate medical philosophy as “humanism in healthcare” and led the movement to make it an essential part of medicine. Today, Dr. Gold’s legacy lives on through … Continued

Medicine Monday: Clifford Beers And Mental Health

This week’s edition of Medicine Monday focuses on a different kind of health: mental health. For over 100 years, the Clifford Beers clinic in New Haven has served the holistic mental health needs of Connecticut children and families. In the early 20th century, mental illness was treated almost exclusively through long-stay psychiatric hospitals. Although modern … Continued

Medicine Monday: Arthritis Research And Care

“Arthritis” is not a single disease; it is a shorthand way of referring to over 100 different diseases and conditions related to joint pain. According to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), one in three U.S. adults suffer from some form of arthritis. Because it often goes undiagnosed, many believe this figure to be even higher. … Continued

Medicine Monday: Mass Incarceration And Public Health

Today marks the first day of Black History Month and the fifth edition of Medicine Monday. In this week’s profile, we are highlighting an initiative that sits squarely at the intersection of public health, mass incarceration and race: The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) Public Health Program. Although the deliberate imprisonment of Black Americans and other … Continued

The Future Of Childhood Cancer Treatment And Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced the establishment of The Tow Center for Developmental Oncology (TCDO). Led by biologist and pediatric oncologist Dr. Alex Kentsis (pitcured right), TCDO will bring together researchers and physicians from across MSK to transform both our understanding and treatment of early-onset cancers. To read the official press release, visit: MEMORIAL SLOAN … Continued

Medicine Monday: Hemali Phatnani, Phd

This week’s Medicine Monday features esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Hemali Phatnani. A bridge between two long-standing grantee partners, Dr. Phatnani holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor at Columbia University and director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease (CGND) at the New York Genome Center. Dr. Phatnani’s early research at Duke University … Continued