Sunday, February 20, 2011

Upstate's important "eds and meds" role

In the discussion about the economic benefit of SUNY Upstate Medical University, an executive from Columbia University weighed in yesterday in the opinion pages of the Post-Standard.

Willaim Eimecke, Director of Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, noted the "Brookings Institution recently concluded that the best strategy for stimulating the Central New York economy is investment in its educational and medical institutions; Upstate Medical (University) is both."

Dr. Eimecke urged that elected officials who seek to balance budget cuts with job creation should see SUNY Upstate and other teaching centers "as an investment, not just a cost."

Click here to read the full text of "Cutting health care in Upstate New York creates more pain than gain."

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