Research Report 2010

Research Report 2010

Innovation: NYU Langone, by all measures, is a leader among academic medical centers in transforming laboratory research into new diagnostics, medicines, and devices.

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What is innovation? Some say it's the ability to harness imagination and the inspiration to produce something unique. For Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, it was about “seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” To us, it is that mysterious and intangible combination of curiosity, observation, reflection, and imagination.

These are unparalleled times in medical science. Opportunities abound for breakthroughs and advances in knowledge, new therapies, and cures. At NYU Langone Medical Center, our individual and institutional DNA is characterized by a unique spirit of innovation that is reflected across all of our missions: patient care, research, and medical education.

A Culture of Innovation

Our total license income over the five-year period 2004-2008 was approximately $1.3 billion, first among the nation’s universities. Highlighted researchers:

  • Finding Creative Approaches - Evgeny A. Nudler, PhD
  • Taking a Novel Path to Drug Discovery - Tim Cardozo, MD, PhD
  • Building a Better MRI - Yudong Zhu, PhD
  • Reaching out for Better Health - Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH


  • The Power of Prediction. Constantin F. Aliferis, MD, PhD
  • Calling on the Immune System. Michael Dustin, PhD
  • Parallel, and Faster, Imaging. Daniel Sodickson, MD, PhD
  • Making a Difference in Children’s Lives. Laurie Miller Brotman, PhD
  • Defining Moments. Danny Reinberg, PhD
  • Reimagining Education. Adina Kalet, MD
  • Dangerous Metals. Max Costa, PhD
  • Vanquishing a Longtime Enemy. Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, Victor Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
  • Rationalizing Care. R. Scott Braithwaite, MD

Topics Include: New research faculty; research funding; research publications; recognitions.