STONY BROOK, N.Y., Sept. 26 -- The State University of New York at Stony Brook issued the following news release:
In an announcement released September 25 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will each receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund, which supports research collaborations among campuses as part of the SUNY system's strategic plan, The Power of SUNY. The projects involve two Stony Brook University researchers who are among SUNY faculty selected to receive the SUNY and Research Foundation (RF) 2013 Research Collaboration Fund Awards - Orlando Scharer, PhD, Professor of Pharmacological Sciences and Chemistry, and Joanne Davila, PhD, Professor of Psychology.
"Not only does the SUNY system provide quality, affordable higher education opportunities to New Yorkers - but it is also an engine of research and development to increase innovation and grow our economy in New York State," Governor Cuomo said. "The projects receiving awards today showcase a wide range of areas being explored in campuses across the SUNY system, and they all have potential to leave a positive and lasting impact on our health, environment and society. I applaud these award recipients and look forward to seeing their projects progress."
"The broad range of SUNY's scientific research is reflected in these awards and we will continue to incentivize cross-campus collaboration to promote the strength of working together as a system," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Congratulations to the campuses, faculty, and students involved in these promising research projects."
"The scope, scale, and diversity of SUNY's research portfolio are on full display with the announcement of these awards," said Dr. Tim Killeen, president of the Research Foundation for SUNY and SUNY's vice chancellor for research. "Collaborative research invites industry interest and entrepreneurial opportunity that lead to innovation, new business, jobs, and public benefit. We congratulate each of the fund recipients for their visionary work."
"These awards foster important collaboration among faculty at Stony Brook and other SUNY campuses to advance research in a variety of important scientific disciplines," said Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. MD, President of Stony Brook University. "This is a promising exercise in bringing the best minds in SUNY together without the restriction of institutional boundaries, and I'm encouraged with each new announcement as more research initiatives are funded."
The purpose of the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund is to support collaboration among researchers and students across SUNY's campuses in order to enhance the collective impact of their work and ability to advance science, innovation, and economic prosperity in New York State.