News 2022

CNY Business Journal: Dr. Kontaridis Named Vice Chair of AHA Council

CNY Business Journal: Dr. Kontaridis Named Vice Chair of AHA Council

August 11, 2022: Dr. Maria Kontaridis, the Executive Director of the Masonic Medical Research Institute, is the new Vice Chair of the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council Leadership Committee. The two-year, volunteer position is progressive, meaning she will be the next Chair of the committee in 2024. Dr. […]

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Revealing COVID’s Impact on the Heart

Revealing COVID’s Impact on the Heart

August 2, 2022  Heart damage has been noticed among many patients hospitalized with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19), leading many to wonder how it is that the virus affects the heart. New research reveals that the spike protein from SARS-CoV-2 can lead to […]

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Summer Fellows Celebrate 10 Weeks of Science Exploration

Summer Fellows Celebrate 10 Weeks of Science Exploration

July 29, 2022    Ten weeks of intensive science work and exploration was celebrated with a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 29, for the Summer Fellows of the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI). The Fellows presented in-depth science presentations to an audience of researchers and dignitaries.     Special guests […]

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WKTV: Unique Science Experience for Summer Fellows

WKTV: Unique Science Experience for Summer Fellows

June 22, 2022 Undergraduates in MMRI’s Summer Fellowship Program were interviewed about their experience by WKTV, an affiliate of NBC, CBS, and The CW Plus. The Summer Fellows are outstanding college students who are given the unique experience to work in the preeminent biomedical lab of Central New York, Masonic […]

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Daily Sentinel: 10 Fellows Selected for MMRI Summer Program

Daily Sentinel: 10 Fellows Selected for MMRI Summer Program

June 16, 2022:  Ten bright scholars have been selected to join the 2022 Summer Fellowship Program at Masonic Medical Research Institute. The program is highly selective, and it is a special accolade for the fellows to be invited to work at MMRI this summer.   Students in this year’s program […]

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Governor Spotlights MMRI in State of the State Goals

Governor Spotlights MMRI in State of the State Goals

The scientific achievements and work at Masonic Medical Research Institute were recognized by the Office of the Governor of New York in the State of the State address.  Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a televised speech on January 5, 2022, outlining her administration’s primary goals for the year, accompanied with a […]

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Daily Sentinel: $25,000 Donation for PTSD Research

Daily Sentinel: $25,000 Donation for PTSD Research

May 12, 2022: To better understand the cause and effect of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), The Battle Within Foundation (BWF) announced a first round $25,000 donation to the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI). […] It is a chilling fact that approximately 20 heroes a day commit PTSD-associated suicide, making it […]

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