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Media Advisory: $50,000 Gift from First Niagara Bank Foundation Supports UAlbany Cancer Research Center

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2006)

What:
First Niagara Bank Foundation will present $50,000 to the University at Albany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics to purchase high-tech laboratory equipment.

When:
Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 9:30 a.m.

Who:
Carl Florio, regional president, First Niagara Bank
Peter Cosgrove, senior vice president, First Niagara Bank
Daniel Hogarty, vice chairman, First Niagara Financial
Kermit L. Hall, president, University at Albany
Paulette McCormick, director, Gen*NY*Sis Center, founding director, Center for Functional Genomics

Where:
Executive Board Room, 3rd Floor, Cancer Research Center
University at Albany East Campus, One Discovery Drive, Rensselaer, N.Y.
East Campus Map: http://www.albany.edu/maps/eastcampus.html

Background:
The University at Albany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics officially opened its doors on October 18, 2005, combining UAlbany research expertise in genomics and biomedical sciences with state-of-the-art technology in a new 113,000 square foot facility.

The Center, which hosts scientists committed to discovering the genetic origins of cancer and who conduct research into finding a cure for the disease, is part of New York State's Gen*NY*Sis (Generating Employment Through New York Science) program, a $500 million initiative in government and private investment to lure new life science industries to the state and make New York a leader in creating science and technology jobs.

For additional information, visit the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics.

 


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