Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
ChairpersonBarbara Hrbek Zucker
PresidentKevin J. Tracey, MD
Location, ,
United States

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is Northwell Health's principal medical research facility[1] and is also home to the Litwin-Zucker Center for research on Alzheimer's disease, directed by Trey Sunderland[2][3][4] [5] The institute is the laboratory and faculty home of the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, which can grant PhD degrees in Molecular Medicine to students who have previously completed medical school and then matriculate in a mentored research training program in the Feinstein laboratories. Additionally, students without an MD degree may earn a PhD in molecular medicine via Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, either as part of the medical school's MD/PhD or PhD programs.

In 1991 Anthony Cerami left Rockefeller University and founded the Picower Institute for Medical Research on the grounds of North Shore University Hospital; the institute was funded by Jeffry Picower.[6][7] Picower withdrew funding for the institute in 2001 and closed down the institute,[8] and in 2002 it was acquired by The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ, which had been founded in 1999.[9] In 2005 board member Leonard Feinstein, the co-founder of Bed Bath & Beyond, gave a multi-million dollar gift, which led to its being renamed The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.[9].

The institute publishes Molecular Medicine (started at the Picower}[10] and Bioelectronic Medicine, both peer-reviewed medical journals. In 2013 the institute began giving an annual award named after Cerami through the Molecular Medicine journal; the winner receives $20,000 and the offer to publish an autobiographical piece about their research and what drives it in the journal.[11]In 2016, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $3.9 million for improper disclosure of research participants’ protected health information.[12]


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  2. ^ http://ahrp.org/nimh-scientist-charged-with-criminal-conflict-of-interest/
  3. ^ http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-nih22dec22-sunderland-story.html
  4. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/04/AR2006120401292.html
  5. ^ "Feinstein - Litwin-Zucker Center for Research in Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders". Feinsteininstitute.org. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  6. ^ Stevens, William K. (1 August 1991). "Noted Scientist And Staff Leave Rockefeller U." The New York Times.
  7. ^ Edwards, Ivana (1 September 1991). "How a Major Research Institute Got to Long Island". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Jacoby, Mary (December 29, 2001). "State: Foundations' founder yet to donate $67-million". St. Petersburg Times.
  9. ^ a b "With donation in hand, institute sets expansion". Long Island Business News. 23 September 2005. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017.
  10. ^ Weinhouse, Sidney (May 1995). "Cover Legend: Anthony Cermami" (PDF). Cancer Research. 55 (10): Front matter.
  11. ^ "Press release: Feinstein Institute Presents Cerami Award to Karolinska Institutet Researcher". The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. 5 September 2014.
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