In the News

MMRI welcomes inquiries from journalists. Our media-relations staff is on hand to provide local and national journalists with accurate information about MMRI’s research and our investigators’ areas of expertise. Media may call Millie Occhionero at 315-624-7475 or email .


MMRI in the News

2024 Summer Fellowship Program now open for applications

1.4.2024 MMRI’s Summer Fellowship Program offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. The 10-week program runs from Friday, May 17, 2024, through Friday, July 26, 2024. Students will work full-time on real world scientific research projects, while being mentored by some...
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MMRI Publishes Breakthrough Study Detailing a Novel Approach to Minimize Damage After a Heart Attack in Prestigious Scientific Journal

12.20.2023 Jason R. McCarthy, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical research and translational medicine and scientific operations director at MMRI, recently published an innovative manuscript titled, Biomimetic Nanomaterials for the Immunomodulation of the Cardiosplenic Axis Post-Myocardial Infarction. Read EurekAlert!’s full story...
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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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1.7.2022

Governor Spotlights MMRI in State of the State Goals

2.1.2022

HowStuffWorks: Can Our Bodies ‘Learn’ to Withstand Frigid Temperatures?

3.11.2022

Ithaca.com: Science Behind the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics

5.5.2022

WKTV: Heart Walk and Heart Disease Progress at MMRI

5.7.2022

WKTV: $420,022 Raised in America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk

5.12.2022

Daily Sentinel: $25,000 Donation for PTSD Research

5.18.2022

Daily Sentinel: Human Technologies Funds Autism Research at MMRI

5.20.2022

CNY Business Journal: MMRI Receives Grant for PTSD Research

5.20.2022

Medical News Today: Dr. Tucker of MMRI Comments on Diabetes Study

5.21.2022

Daily Sentinel: $150,000 Donation from the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association

6.16.2022

Daily Sentinel: 10 Fellows Selected for MMRI Summer Program

6.19.2022

Salon Magazine: When is “Clumsiness” a Sign for Something Serious?

6.22.2022

WKTV: Unique Science Experience for Summer Fellows

6.22.2022

Nature: Molecular Heart Mapping and CRISPR Technology Create New Possibilities for Health Science

6.30.2022

Dr. Kontaridis Elected Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research

7.29.2022

Summer Fellows Celebrate 10 Weeks of Science Exploration

8.2.2022

Revealing COVID’s Impact on the Heart

8.11.2022

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

9.21.2022

Scientists Work to Identify, Treat Heart Disease

10.3.2022

MMRI Expansion Plans and Profile

12.3.2022

New ‘Kessinger Lab’ Marks Continued Expansion of the MMRI

12.14.2022

Healthline: Benefits and Concerns of Genetic Testing

11/15/2021

Spectrum News: Scientist Follows Research Dreams to Utica From Brazil

08/31/2021

WKTV News: MMRI Studying Link Between Heart Defects and Autism

08/26/2021

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

08/4/2021

WKTV: MMRI Researches Spike Protein from COVID

07/28/2021

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

06/29/2021

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

06/17/2021

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

06/05/2021

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

06/03/2021

CNYBJ: Nine Students Participating in MMRI Summer Fellowship Program

05/25/2021

Rome Sentinel: MMRI Announces Interns for Summer Fellowship Program

04/26/2021

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

04/13/2021

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

04/07/2021

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

03/1/2021

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

02/10/2021

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

01/07/2021

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

01/07/2021

CNYBJ: MMRI Approved to Administer Rapid COVID-19 Tests

01/06/2021

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

01/05/2021

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

01/04/2021

Rome Sentinel: Test Site Added