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State Sen. Jeff Klein launches Einstein's new lab
Date:11/15/2011

November 15, 2011 (BRONX, NY) New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein joined administrators and faculty members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University last Friday to officially open their new Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. Several pieces of high-tech diagnostic and monitoring equipment, including advanced electroencephalogram (EEG) systems, stimulus delivery equipment and specialized video recording devices, were purchased through a $1 million capital grant that Senator Klein secured for Einstein in the 2009-2010 budget cycle.

The mission of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab is to understand how the brain function of individuals with disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder and childhood schizophrenia differs from that of their typically-developing peers. The facility includes a new 5,000-square-foot lab housing specially-designed rooms that allow researchers to control sound and other stimuli and the latest tools to monitor the responses of study participants and patients. The ultimate goal of the lab is to use the information collected to advance the field and develop targeted intervention programs.

"There's still so much we need to learn about these types of brain disorders" said Senator Klein. "That's why I am pleased we were able to secure these needed funds for our outstanding medical institution, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It's my hope that the Bronx can continue to lead the way for this type of medical research and innovation and that our residents will be better for it."

"Once again, Senator Klein has demonstrated his commitment to helping Einstein fulfill its mission as a leader in translational research," said Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Kat
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Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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