Representing the Interests of the Medical Center Before the Federal, State, and City Governments, and Serving as its Primary Liaison with the External Community

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We advocate on behalf of CUMC faculty, staff, and leadership, and keep all updated on developments in Washington, Albany, and at City Hall.

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Our office engages local residents and organizations by coordinating services, programs, and events that support the needs of the Washington Heights and Inwood community.

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Giving Back

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The Medical Center Neighborhood Fund awards critical grants to community organizations each year.

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  • February 22, 2018

    A new mobile food pantry aiming to help reduce hunger in Northern Manhattan launched this month, bringing fresh grocery items to local residents in need.


    Community Affairs


    Manhattan Times
  • February 12, 2018

    A new study confirmed that NIH-funded research contributed to all 210 new drugs approved between 2010 and 2016, pointing to the need for continued federal funding for basic science.


    Government Affairs


    STAT News
  • February 8, 2018

    United for Medical Research released new economic data showing the powerful impact that research funded by the National Institutes of Health has on the U.S. economy.


    Government Affairs


    United for Medical Research