March 02, 2011

CNSE Will Offer Dual Degree Program

By: by The Business Review


The state University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering will team up with SUNY Downstate Medical Center to offer dual degrees.

CNSE and SUNY Downstate of Brooklyn will offer a joint program leading to an M.D. plus a doctorate in nanoscience or nanoengineering.

The program, which is designed to take seven years to complete, is geared to better prepare students to help prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.

"Together, we have an unparalleled opportunity to develop a new breed of research physicians who will possess the ability to integrate and accelerate nanotechnology applications in medicine," said John LaRosa, president of SUNY Downstate.

The joint degree program also will help ensure that New York will be a leader in producing a highly skilled work force, said Alain Kaloyeros, senior vice president and CEO of CNSE.

The program also will lead to new game-changing developments in medical technology, Kaloyeros said.

The M.D. and doctorate program will be administered by Sara Brenner, CNSE's assistant vice president for nanohealth initiatives and Mark Stewart, Downstate's dean of graduate studies.