With a snip of the ribbon on Monday, June 3, the final stage of the opening of the Research and Academic Center was complete. Members of Hospital Administration and the NYU Winthrop community gathered for the opening of the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory, congregating in the space designed to help integrate the three functions that the building serves: basic and clinical research, clinical care and education.
“A lot of hard work on the part of many people has brought us to this point,” said Alan Jacobson, MD, Chief Research Officer at NYU Winthrop and Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Research Center, thanking Theresa M. Santmann for her generous dona- tion that made the laboratory possible. “But in actuality, the hard work has just begun. The building is a tool and like any tool it is only as good as the people who know how to use it. I know that our current and future group of scientists will put it to excellent use.”
This area of the Center exemplifies the Hospital’s focus on developing cutting-edge research that will make a difference for patients through bench to bedside breakthroughs, and a place where the collaboration of PhD and MD researchers and clinicians will yield patient- centered discoveries that are applicable, accessible and more quickly available for those in need. It will not only continue the Hospital’s tradition of support towards its current distin- guished scientists, faculty and talented medical staff, but attract more of the most skilled and nationally recognized faculty and researchers who will benefit from a new, state-of-the- science Center.
“Our goal is simple,” continued Dr. Jacobson. “And that is to do research that makes a difference for the people we serve.”
Pictured at the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory opening are (l.-r.) John F. Aloia, MD, Chief Academic Officer and Director, Bone Mineral Research Center at NYU Winthrop; Alan M. Jacobson, MD, Chief Research Officer, Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Research Center at NYU Winthrop; Theresa M. Santmann; John F. Collins, President and CEO at NYU Winthrop; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop; and Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at NYU Winthrop.
(L.-R.) Maureen E. Clancy, NYU Winthrop Board Member; John Aloia, MD, NYU Winthrop's Chief Academic Officer; NYU Winthrop Board Members Mary Beth Tully, Nicholas Rosato, Theodora Hooton and Edward Travaglianti; Theresa M. Santmann; John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop; and James Giorgio, Sr., NYU Winthrop Board Member.
Members of the Research Team also joined together at the ribbon- cutting ceremony. Pictured are (l.-r.) Alan M. Jacobson, MD, Chief Research Officer at NYU Winthrop; Richard Rivera,
Vice President, Administration;
Morgan Peltier, PhD, Lead
Scientist, Women's and Children's
Health Section; Mark Stecker,
MD, PhD, Chairman, Depart-
ment of Neurosciences at
NYU Winthrop; Nazeeh Hanna, MD,
Chief, Division of Neonatology and Director, Women and Children's Health Research Section at NYU Winthrop; Eitan Akirav, PhD, Research Scientist at NYU Winthrop; Jodi Evans, PhD, Assistant Scientist at NYU Winthrop Research Institute; Theresa M. Santmann; John F. Collins, President and CEO at NYU Winthrop; Louis Ragolia, PhD, Director, Biomedical Research and Head, Vascular Biology Section at NYU Winthrop; Allison Reiss, MD, Head, Inflammation Section, NYU Winthrop
Research Institute; and Steve Carsons, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy and Director, Clinical and Translational Research.