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CUNY’s Technology Commercialization Office Licenses vein illumination patent

January 22, 2014 | News, Research, Technology Commercialization

Correctly inserting a needle in a vein appears straightforward. However, it can be time consuming (taking up to three tries to correctly insert a needle into a child’s vein), and causes patients and their doctors distress, or worse. It is of vital importance in radiology and oncology, where there is always the fear of Infiltration […]

NYCRIN News update

January 22, 2014 | News, Research, Vice Chancellor for Research

In the world of university entrepreneurship, it can be tough to transition from “good idea” to successfully forming a company or licensing a technology. This is especially true in the hard sciences such as physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and geology—areas in which the researchers who understand the technology have no real concept of who or […]

CUNY Nobel Essay Contest Winners

March 12, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Events, News, Programs, Student Resources, Vice Chancellor for Research

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge! The Nobel Science Challenge Award Ceremony was held Wednesday February 29th 2012, at CUNY’s 80th Street Central Office, where the grand prize was awarded to Viacheslav Manichev, a junior at Hunter College. The CUNY Nobel Science Challenge was created by Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Gillian […]

Postdoc Spotlight: Soni Pradhanang

March 7, 2012 | News, Postdoctoral Development

Since the day after defending her doctoral dissertation on watershed hydrology and modeling in 2009, Dr. Soni Pradhanang has been working as a Research Associate with the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (ISC). Working in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) office in Kingston, New York, Dr. Pradhanang uses modeling applications to […]

Research Spotlight: Queensborough Community College Team Receive NSF TUES Award

March 7, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Funding, News

In August 2011 Queensborough Community College professors, Roland Scal (Geology), Cheryl Bluestone (Psychology), and Hugh Rance (Geology) were awarded a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) grant. The title of their multi-year pedagogical research project is Development of an Active Learning Gemology Studio Course: Introducing Nonscience Majors to […]

Announcing the Winners of the Innaugural CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Vice Chancellor for Research

Introducing the 2012 winners of the CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering.  This award, supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,is designed to advance the research programs of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY through boosting their research productivity and accelerating their ability to attract significant […]

2012 NSF CAREER Award Winners

March 7, 2012 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Vice Chancellor for Research

Congratulations to the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award winners! In addition to the NSF monetary award, the winners will receive a 10% supplement (up to $50,000) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. In total, 28 proposals were submitted from 10 CUNY colleges. The following faculty […]

Baruch Professor Exhibits at AMNH

March 6, 2012 | Events, Faculty, News, Uncategorized

David Gruber, Assistant Professor Biology and Environmental Science at Baruch College has images from his research on display in current and upcoming exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). His images of marine fluorescent corals are currently on display in the exhibition Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies. He also co-curated with […]

CUNY Professor Wins Inaugural Britten Chance Biomedical Optics Award

March 6, 2012 | Awards, Faculty, Flagship Research, News

Robert Alfano, CUNY Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of New York, has won the inaugural Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. The annual prize, awarded by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), is given for work that has the potential to significantly contribute to new discoveries in biology or […]

Hunter Breast Cancer Researcher Gains Prominence

March 6, 2012 | Faculty, News

In a recent issue of the prestigious journal, Cell, (2012 Jan 20;148(1-2):244-58) Jill Bargonetti, Professor of Biology at Hunter College, co-authored a paper that discusses how mutations in the p53 protein affect the way cells associate with each other through the  regulation of lipids in the cell membranes. Mutations in the gene, p53, are commonly […]