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Summer 2017

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major impact Northwell Health Feinstein Institute for Medical Research 350 Community Drive Manhasset, NY 11030 Michael J. Dowling President and CEO, Northwell Health Kevin J. Tracey, MD President and CEO, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Terry Lynam Senior Vice President and Chief Public Relations Officer, Northwell Health Emily Ng Research Communications Director, Northwell Health Heather Ball Senior Specialist, Public Relations, Feinstein Institute For Medical Research Science + Discovery is published by Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in conjunction with Northwell Health's Public Relations Department. The information provided in this publication is intended to educate and inform readers about biomedical research that may be pertinent to their health and is not a substitute for consultation with a personal physician. For more information about this publication, call 516-562-2670. Produced by True North Custom, Chattanooga, TN. © 2017. Printed in USA. N o r t h w e l l H e a l t h H o s p i t a l s : Cohen Children's Medical Center . Glen Cove . Huntington . Lenox Hill . Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills . LIJ Medical Center LIJ Valley Stream . North Shore University Hospital . Northern Westchester . Peconic Bay Medical Center Phelps Memorial Hospital Center . Plainview . South Oaks . Southside . Staten Island University Hospital . Syosset . Zucker Hillside Affiliates: Boca Raton Regional Hospital . Crouse Hospital . Maimonides Medical Center . Nassau University Medical Center We're here for you. Northwell Health offers interpreters and auxiliary aids and services, free of charge, to ensure effective communication to any individual with limited English proficiency or a disability. The Affordable Care Act, Section 1557, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in any health program or activity that received any funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); any health program or activity that HHS itself administers; and Health Insurance Marketplaces and all plans offered in them. For more information, see link on our home page at Atenció: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-516-881-7000 (TTY: 711). 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-516-881-7000(TTY:711) When modest donations have Ms. Claster's gift funded travel so that a Feinstein Institute scientist could attend the American Spinal Injury Association's scientific conference. While at the conference, Ona Bloom, PhD, met researchers in her field from other institutions with whom she would later collaborate to futher her work. "At conferences, scientists learn about leading-edge research and make important professional connections that advance our fields," Dr. Bloom said. Dr. Bloom and her new collaborators designed a joint spinal cord injury research project and applied for a grant, which resulted in nearly $1.7 million of funding from the US Department of Defense. "I am amazed that donating $2,500 led to $1.7 million in research support," Ms. Claster said. "It's rare to find an opportunity where your donation grows so exponentially, and I feel so fulfilled due to my confidence that Dr. Bloom's research will benefit millions of patients who are debilitated by spinal cord injury." $1.7 million Upon hearing about the mission of Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), Long Island resident Susan Claster decided to donate $2,500 to the group. $2,500 To support the work of leading-edge researchers or AWSM, contact Robin Ross at 516-321-6237 or For more information about AWSM, visit A three-year grant from the US Department of Defense is awarded to Dr. Bloom and collaborators she met at the conference. Susan Claster donates to AWSM. Ona Bloom, PhD, uses the donation to attend a scientific conference and meet new collaborators. Need to find a doctor? 888-321-DOCS Northwell Health

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