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Montefiore Einstein Announces $100 Million Contribution to Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- March 2, 2023
Gift to Support Life-Saving Biomedical Research and Increase Access to Higher Education
Bronx, NY- March 2, 2023, Montefiore Einstein announced today that an anonymous donor is making a $100 million contribution to Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This gift, one of the largest in Einstein’s history, will support biomedical research that includes basic, clinical, and translational research programs serving our nation and the world. It will also provide direct financial support to students, ensuring greater access to the vibrant and innovative learning environment that Einstein provides.
“This is a historic and transformational gift that will enable us to expand our research capabilities in unprecedented ways. It will provide an opportunity for our students and faculty to excel in the pursuit of innovation while continuing to deliver on our commitment to health equity,” said Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization over Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System.
For years, Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been at the forefront of translating scientific research into diagnostics and treatments that save lives. The institution is dedicated to educating the next generation of compassionate healthcare professionals and bringing a deep, socially conscious commitment to the community with world-renowned expertise.
“We are extremely proud to receive this support as it comes from someone whose life has been dedicated to transforming the lives of others. I am humbled by the donor’s friendship and by their extraordinary degree of trust and confidence in us,” said Dr. Ozuah.
Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester, and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and more than 200 outpatient ambulatory care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information, please visit www.montefiore.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and LinkedIn, or view us on Facebook and YouTube.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation’s premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2022-23 academic year, Einstein is home to 740 M.D. students, 194 Ph.D. students, 118 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and approximately 225 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 1,900 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2022, Einstein received more than $202 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health. This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in cancer, aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, clinical and translational research, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. For more information, please visit einsteinmed.edu, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and view us on YouTube.