"We feel very fortunate to have the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering -- the first of its kind in the world -- right here in New York State and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaborative partnership," said Ira M. Millstein, Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
"As nanotechnology and medicine become ever more entwined, we believe that partnerships such as ours with the impressive nanoscience and nanoengineering faculty, scientists, and students of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will serve as a new paradigm for cutting-edge research and education," added Dominick P. Purpura, M.D., The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of the medical school.
According to the memorandum of understanding signed by CNSE and Albert Einstein, the two institutions will focus on educational and research programs designed "to advance medical science and the treatment of persons suffering from injury and disease by understanding the pathophysiology of specific diseases at the molecular scale." In particular, the programs will focus on developing the nanoscale knowledge base for the following objectives:
Under the terms of the agreement, CNSE and Albert Einstein will provide their respective faculty and scientists with access to their respective facilities. In addition, both institutions are committed to maximize the number of collaborative programs that pertain to the application of nanotechnology in the biomedical field.
Under the first of these collaborative research programs, the Albert Einstein Col