Welcome to NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world's first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine--plus NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research.
Research at NYU Langone Medical Center
This website offers resources for the Research Community at the NYU Langone Medical Center and for the public. We invite you to explore these web pages to learn more about the transformative science under way at the Medical Center.
Message from the Vice Dean for Science Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
It was hard to miss the hoopla a few weeks ago over the dramatic unveiling of insights into what is affectionately called junk DNA.' A huge multinational consortium involving 440 scientists and 32 different labs simultaneously published 30 papers on the results of their efforts to map and understand all of the functional elements in DNA, called ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements). This was an incredible feat of collaboration that truly drove home what I consider a key message: reaching out and pooling expertise allows projects to come to fruition that would be unapproachable otherwise.
Our 2012 Research Report, which will be distributed in mid-October, is directly in sync with this trend. This year's issue celebrates the teamwork that happens right here at the NYU Langone Medical Center. We feature an array of successful collaborations from around the School of Medicine. The teams that we highlight represent the gamut, from established collaborators working in cancer or cardiology, to nascent teams coalescing around autism or population health who are finding the NYULMC environment a fertile one in which to grow.
But by no means have we exhausted all opportunities for cross-fertilization. Research requires incredible focus. However, that same focus can act against us, serving as blinders to the possibilities that lie within our data, but are on the periphery of our vision. Many of us have gained a new insight into our own work, while explaining it to another. To catalyze partnerships across our diverse research community, we are hosting our inaugural speed-networking event for faculty on Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room-the first Research Match Fest. The event is designed to allow a maximum number of introductions to take place in a short period of time.
Following this structured portion of the evening, we will host a wine and cheese gathering where you would be able to continue your conversations at a more leisurely pace. New collaborative ideas sparked by the event will be eligible for pilot seed funding from the CTSI, the NYU Cancer Center and the OCS core facilities or, for those of you ready to think on an even grander scale, the PPG Development Initiative. This should be a fun evening, and I hope to see many of you there.
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