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Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $25-Million Gift to Support Stem Cell and Epigenomic Research and Clinical Skills Training
Date:5/13/2008

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that cause cancer and other diseases.

-- A portion of the Gottesman gift will greatly enhance Einstein's efforts

to impart clinical skills to its students. Teaching medical students

the basic skills of clinical examination -- how to communicate with

patients and take their histories, for example -- is crucially

important in training new doctors. Up until now, Einstein has lacked a

single, stand-alone clinical center where its medical students could

master such skills. When the new facility is built, Einstein will have

the state-of-the-art training facility that it needs.

The $25 million gift is a reflection of the Gottesmans' longstanding affiliation with the College of Medicine. In 2002, the couple endowed a professorial chair at Einstein's Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center in connection with Dr. Gottesman's life-long interest in helping people with learning disabilities.

Prior to joining the Einstein Board of Overseers in 2002, Dr. Ruth Gottesman had a distinguished 33-year academic career at the medical school, beginning in 1968 when she joined Einstein's Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) to develop a program for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She went on to serve as CERC's Director of Psychoeducational Services and later as Director of the Adult Literacy Program. In 1999, she became Founding Director of the Fisher Landau Center for the Treatment of Learning Disabilities, a new division of CERC that was established to provide interdisciplinary services to individuals of all ages with learning disabilities.

David Gottesman is the founder and senior managing director of the First Manhattan Company, an investment advisory firm. He was Chairman of the Board of Yeshiva University from 1990 to 1998.

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