Built for Breakthroughs: Belfer Research Building Opening

Sen. Charles E. Schumer Cuts Ceremonial Ribbon

Jan 30, 2014, 11:36 ET from Weill Cornell Medical College

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of Weill Cornell Medical College's Belfer Research Building. This state-of-the-art facility ushers in a new era in New York for cutting-edge, translational science. The 18-story, $650 million building, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, more than doubles Weill Cornell's existing research space and empowers scientists to rapidly translate groundbreaking discoveries into the most advanced patient care.

Ceremony participants include:

Dr. Laurie H. GlimcherStephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College
Charles E. SchumerUnited States Senator for New York
Sanford I. WeillChairman of the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers
David J. Skorton President of Cornell University
Robert HarrisonChairman of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University
Robert BelferMember of the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers
Dr. Steven J. CorwinCEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Randy LongmanAssistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

Photo op will include ribbon cutting with ceremony participants.

Mult box available on location. One-on-one interviews available after event. Please arrive by 12 p.m. for security check-in.

DATE:        Friday, Jan. 31

TIME:         Press call at 12 p.m.
Program begins at 12:15 p.m.
Program ends at 1 p.m.

WHERE:     Belfer Research Building
413 E. 69th Street between First and York Avenues, Manhattan


Ashley Paskalis

(646) 317-7401


Jennifer Gundersen

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SOURCE Weill Cornell Medical College