On Friday, January 31, members of the Cornell Board of Trustees and the Weill Cornell Medical College Board of Overseers were joined by local elected leaders and supporters of the hospital for the opening of a new research building at East 69th Street and York Avenue. The Belfer Research Building is an 18-story, $650 million facility, financed by numerous donors. It more than doubles Weill Cornell’s existing research space and gives scientists the ability to rapidly translate groundbreaking discoveries into advanced patient care. The building will host research aimed at improving patient care in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, children’s health, global health and infectious diseases.
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