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NIH Director, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Visits the New York Genome Center

November 6, 2015

Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Francis Collins, visited the New York Genome Center (NYGC) on October 19, 2015.

Dr. Collins toured the center and met with an array of NYGC team members to discuss NYGC’s mission, infrastructure, current initiatives and ongoing plans. Faculty members Robert Darnell, Yaniv Erlich, Marcin Imielinski, Dan Landau, Tuuli Lappalainen, Hemali Phatnani and Rahul Satija, discussed their research interests and ongoing projects. NYGC personnel Toby Bloom, Deputy Scientific Director, Informatics; Harold Swerdlow, Vice President, Sequencing; Julia Moore Vogel, Director, Office of the President; and Michael Zody, Research Director, Computational Biology, explained their ongoing work and how it’s helping to build NYGC’s infrastructure and fulfill its mission.

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About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit at the forefront of transforming biomedical research and clinical care with the mission of saving lives. As a consortium of renowned academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, NYGC focuses on translating genomic research into clinical solutions for serious disease. Our member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science, and medicine. We harness the power of innovation and discoveries to improve people’s lives – ethically, equitably, and urgently. Member institutions include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NewYork-Presbyterian, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, New York University, North Shore-LIJ, The Rockefeller University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Stony Brook University. For more information, visit:

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