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Senator Jeffrey Klein Helps Secure Funds for Einstein Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, Visits YU

New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein visited Yeshiva University on November 17, meeting with YU President Richard M. Joel and his government relations team. Klein, who represents parts of Bronx and Westchester counties, recently joined administrators and faculty members of YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine to celebrate the opening of their Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory. Several pieces of equipment, including advanced electroencephalogram (EEG) systems, stimulus delivery equipment and specialized video recording devices, were purchased through a $1 million capital grant that Klein secured for Einstein in the 2009-2010 budget cycle.

Senator Klein and President Joel

Senator Jeffrey Klein and President Richard Joel

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 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.” Read full article at Einstein News…