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Media Preview of UAlbany's Cancer Research Center
Tuesday, July 26 event at 10:30 a.m. in anticipation of building opening in September, 2005

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 22, 2005)

What: New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall, State University of New York Acting Chancellor John R. Ryan and Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics Director Paulette McCormick invite reporters to preview the new cancer center research building scheduled to open in September, 2005.

  • New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno
  • Kermit L. Hall, President, University at Albany
  • John R. Ryan, Acting Chancellor, State University of New York
  • Paulette McCormick, Director, Gen*NY*Sis Center

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2005, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, University at Albany East Campus, One University Place, Rensselaer, N.Y.

Background: The UAlbany Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics is committed to research that will lead to finding a cure for cancer. Located on the University at Albany Foundation's East Campus in Rensselaer, the new Center will combine UAlbany research expertise in genomics and biomedical sciences with state-of-the-art technology in a new 113,000 square foot building. The Center is a $45 million project which was launched with a $22.5 million grant from New York State's Gen*NY*Sis Program. Additional funds raised from the private sector for the Center's Fund for Memory and Hope will be used for special equipment and outfitting needs of the research program.

From I-787 take Exit 3A for Rensselaer and routes 9S & 20E. Bear left on the Dunn Memorial Bridge, still following routes 9 & 20 (do not take the Rail Station exit). Proceed straight through several lights (Columbia Turnpike, routes 9 & 20). Near the top of the hill turn left onto University Place, marked by a large University at Albany sign.


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