Senator Jeff Klein announces $1 million in funding for Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Grant will be used for upgrades to The Rose F. Kennedy Center to support new Brain Sciences Initiative
Bronx, NY - Senator Jeff Klein announced $1 million in state funding for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine that will be used for upgrades to The Rose F. Kennedy Center to support the college’s new Brain Sciences Initiative. The announcement was made on Thursday, November 2 during a luncheon celebrating the 50 year anniversary of The Rose F. Kennedy Center.
“The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a top-notch institution for medical education and research. I’m extremely proud to secure $1 million in funding for Einstein, which will be used to modernize the 50-year-old Rose F. Kennedy Building to support the college’s new Brain Sciences Initiative. I look forward to these upcoming improvements that will enable a team of medical experts to research and address critical brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease,” said Senator Jeff Klein.
“Senator Klein has been a long-time and steadfast supporter of medical research and this new gift is further evidence of his commitment to improve the health of people in the Bronx and around the state,” said Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Montefiore. “We are working to achieve major breakthroughs in the brain sciences and this gift helps strengthen Einstein’s ability to advance the field.”
Senator Klein’s $1 million funding allocation will be used to modernize a portion of the The Rose F. Kennedy Center, including improvements to the 9th floor and the expansion of existing labs.