In the News

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MMRI in the News

America Heart Association invests in the future at Masonic Medical Research Institute

11.29.2023 Cardiovascular research is going strong at Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), where four scientists currently have projects funded by the American Heart Association for a total amount of $499,000. Read The Sentinel’s article here. Watch WKTV’s story here.  Read...
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NIH Grant to Benefit MMRI Cardiovascular Research Project

NIH Grant to Benefit MMRI Cardiovascular Research Project

10.10.2023 Nathan Tucker, Ph.D., hopes to identify genetic factors that may lead to the cardiac event with NIH $3.9 million grant.  Read Spectrum News 1’s articles here: Utica research institute receives $3.9 million for cardiovascular research NIH grant to benefit...
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Meet MMRI: Tongbin Wu

09.14.2023 MMRI recruits new professor from UC San Diego Read The Sentinel’s article here...
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Meet MMRI: Millie Occhionero

08.25.2023 Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) is Pleased to Make the Following Staff Announcement: Read Central New York Business Journal’s article here. Read the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce’s article here...
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$200,000 Awarded to MMRI

09.05.2023 The Masonic Medical Research Institute was awarded $200,000 to support four research projects in systemic lupus erythematosus. The check for $200,000 was presented by Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. mid-August at LADA’s 23rd Lupus Charity Golf Classic. Read...
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A Summer of Science, Fellowship

06.22.2023 The MMRI Summer Fellowship Program provides university students the opportunity to learn and work for ten weeks at a preeminent research lab. Mentored by leading scientists, the MMRI Summer Fellows experience a truly unique mentorship opportunity. This summer, some...
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Dr. Kontaridis Inspires, Encourages Graduates During Commencement Address

May 6, 2023 Maria Kontaridis, Ph.D., the MMRI Executive Director, Chair of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine, and Director of Research, was invited to be the 2023 commencement speaker at two area college graduation ceremonies. This honor is reserved for...
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Nano-Immunotherapy Offers New Possibilities in Treating Atherosclerosis

June 15, 2023 New research in nano-immunotherapy offers new possibilities in the treatment of atherosclerosis, which is a thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque. The work of two scientists, an MMRI researcher and MMRI...
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MMRI Golf Classic to Raise Funds for Medical Research

May 25, 2023 The inaugural MMRI Golf Classic is slated for Monday, August 28 at the Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford, New York. The charity sporting event will raise funds for vital medical research at MMRI, and golfers will...
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Research Takes Center Stage at Lupus Awareness Event

May 19, 2023 The Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc., and MMRI teamed up on May 19 at the MMRI campus in Utica. Local leaders, patient advocates, and scientists alike came together to both raise awareness and celebrate the positive...
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Spectrum News: Scientist Follows Research Dreams to Utica From Brazil


WKTV News: MMRI Studying Link Between Heart Defects and Autism


Spectrum News: Scientists in Utica Study Potential Link Between Autism and Congenital Heart Defects


WKTV: MMRI Researches Spike Protein from COVID


Spectrum News: COVID-19 Motivates Researchers in Utica Medical Fellowship Program


Rome Sentinel: MMRI Study to Investigate Possible Connection Between Heart Disease, Autism


Rome Sentinel: New Law to Help Masonic Medical Research Institute Apply for Financing


Rome Sentinel: Bill Backing MMRI Advances in Albany, Lawmakers Say


CNYBJ: Nine Students Participating in MMRI Summer Fellowship Program


Rome Sentinel: MMRI Announces Interns for Summer Fellowship Program


Utica OD: MMRI Gets $750,000 to Research Lupus, Finds Avenues for Treatment


Rome Sentinel: Masonic Medical Research Institute Earns DOD Lupus Impact Award


CNYBJ: MMRI to Use Federal Funding for Research into Lupus Therapies


WUTQ FM Talk of the Town: Community Partnerships for Autism & Heart Research


WUTQ FM Talk of the Town: Is COVID Vaccine Safe? Dr. Kontaridis & Dr. McCarthy of MMRI Explain


WUTQ FM Talk of the Town: Masonic Medical Research Institute talks COVID Research & New Rapid Testing


CNYBJ: MMRI Approved to Administer Rapid COVID-19 Tests


Spectrum News: $300,000 Goes to Autism and Cardiac Research in Utica


Rome Sentinel: American Heart Association awards $300,000 to Masonic Medical Research Institute


Rome Sentinel: Test Site Added