Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
|Chairperson||Barbara Hrbek Zucker|
|President||Kevin J. Tracey, MD|
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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is Northwell Health's principal medical research facility and is also home to the Litwin-Zucker Center for research on Alzheimer's disease, directed by Trey Sunderland  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. Picower withdrew funding for the institute in 2001 and closed down the institute, and in 2002 it was acquired by The Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ, which had been founded in 1999. 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..
The institute publishes Molecular Medicine (started at the Picower} 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.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.
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