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Another SPUR Alum wins NSF Fellowship

2009 SPUR alumna, Meryl Horn, recently received a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Two other SPUR alumni also recently received NSF Fellowships - Aaron Dolar (2010) and Shamara Collins (2010). The $126,000 grant is the most prestigious award for graduate...

Dr. Drain and RTRN Collaborators Discover New Theragnostics for Head and Neck Cancer

A collaboration between Professor Charles Michael Drain at Hunter College, Professor Ruomei Gao at SUNY Old Westbury, and Professor Xinbin Gu at Howard University has resulted in new theragnostics for head and neck cancer.

Over 90% of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Oral cancer accounts for a major proportion of HNSCC, which is the sixth most common cancer...

Former SPUR Fellow Receives Prestigious NSF Award

Aaron Dolor, an alumnus of the Hunter RCMI Program’s SPUR 2010 cohort, recently received a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The three-year award, totaling $126,000, will go towards his doctoral studies at the University of California-San Francisco. Read CUNY’s complete...

Our Newest Member, Carol Roye, Profiled in WSJ

The Wall Street Journal recently featured Carol Roye, one of newest faculty memebers, and professor and the Assistant Dean for Research at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. In addition to her research focused on adolescent reproductive health, she has spearheaded a program to train nurse practitioners and to create...

Autism: Emerging Concepts free lecture and reception Thursday, May 30, 2013

Antibodies, Behavior and Cognition: the ABCs of Immune-Mediated Alterations in Brain Development

Speaker: Betty Diamond. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Commentator: Alan S. Brown, Columbia University

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
Simons Foundation, 2nd floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street

OMH Seeks Nominations for Advisory Committee on Minority Health

The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), Office of Minority Health (OMH), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a
member of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (hereafter referred to as the ‘‘Committee or ACMH’’). In accordance with Public Law 105–392, the Committee provides advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority...

Bloomberg Cites Hunter’s Planned State-of-the-Art Health Sciences Center in State of the City Speech

From Hunter College's Office of Communications:

New York, NY
February 14, 2013

"Never before in our city's history has there been so much university expansion and never before has there been so much scientific investment. This year, we'll finish construction on the next phase of the BioBat Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. We'll open a $50 million Genome Research...

CTBR Requests Seed Funding Applications for 2012-2013

The CTBR is now accepting applications for its Innovation Seed Funding Award Program. 

The Innovation Seed Funding Award Program provides funds to build biomedical research interactions and collaborations among biologists, chemists, psychologists, and biophysicists and to develop a high-risk idea with translational potential that can lead to full pilot projects and external funding....

CTBR Member Derrick Brazill Receives 3-year Funding from NSF

Principal Investigator: Derrick Brazill
Project Title: Regulation of the Cytoskeleton by Signaling Proteins during Quorum Sensing
Dates: February 1, 2013 - January 31, 2016 (Estimated)
Award: $229,410.00

The ability of mammalian cells to sense the density of the cells...