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Posted: Sep 15, 2010
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern New York to honor UAlbany NanoCollege
(Nanowerk News) The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern NY has selected the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany as the 2010 honoree for its 65 Roses Gala Celebration, which celebrates the accomplishments of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's progress toward finding a cure.
This year's annual gala will be held on Friday, September 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at Wolferts Roost Country Club.
The UAlbany NanoCollege is being recognized for its commitment to advancing healthcare through pioneering education and leading-edge research and development in nanobioscience, as well as its contributions to the economic and educational growth of the Capital Region and New York State.
"We are grateful to have the friendship and support of such a forward-thinking organization as the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, which is home to the most advanced research facility of its kind in the world, and we are fortunate to have them right here in the Capital Region. The diverse corporations, researchers and students that CNSE attracts to the region are in turn generating additional resources to support both the for-profit and non-profit sectors," said Jenn Hyde, Senior Special Events Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "The efforts of CNSE in the area of nanobioscience will shape the future of healthcare, and it is my hope that such developments in healthcare will get us one step closer to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis."
"We are honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northeastern NY, which has distinguished itself as a true leader and champion in supporting the needs of individuals and families impacted by Cystic Fibrosis," said Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and CEO of CNSE. "It is my fervent hope that the new advances being enabled by nanotechnology will both support and enhance the foundation's proven commitment to helping improve the quality of life for individuals living with Cystic Fibrosis, and ultimately, to help find a cure for this disease."
Also at the event, 5-year old Mathew Kempf of Hoosick Falls will be recognized as this year's honored CF patient.
For more information, please contact the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation office at (518) 783-7361.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported, nonprofit organization committed to finding therapies and ultimately a cure for cystic fibrosis, and to improving the lives of those with the disease. For more information, visit www.cff.org
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is the most advanced research enterprise of its kind at any university in the world. With over $6 billion in high-tech investments, the 800,000-square-foot complex attracts corporate partners from around the world and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience. The UAlbany NanoCollege houses the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site at CNSE's Albany NanoTech, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech. For more information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.