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NYMC Unveils the Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters

InTouch 6-12-17

A dedication ceremony marking the unveiling of the Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters at 7 Dana Road was held on June 5. The Center, the first of its kind in the Hudson Valley, will combine New York Medical College’s globally recognized assets in disaster medicine and medical countermeasures with individualized precision medical strategies against biological and chemical threats and seek to translate research findings in order to protect Americans from the threat of catastrophic bioterrorism and man-made disasters.  The Center was created with funding from New York State with the support of New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, center. On hand for the event were, from left: New York State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs; Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, and Michael J. Reilly, Dr.P.H. ’10, M.P.H., director of Center for Disaster Medicine, associate professor of environmental health science, and associate professor of clinical emergency medicine, along with college administration and faculty and  local law enforcement officials. Read more...