Quotes from Elected Officials

Robert Duffy

“This strategic investment by New York State strengthens the University of Rochester’s leadership as a source of medical innovation, discovery and world-class patient care, while creating jobs and growing the economy.  It will help advance scientific discoveries and commercial growth through the development of evaluation of new technologies, treatments, and hopefully cures. As Governor Cuomo revitalizes the state’s economy, the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Building will help get New York on the right path by ensuring that promising research is converted into new products, businesses and ultimately jobs.”

-- The Honorable Robert Duffy, Lieutenant Governor, New York State

Sheldon Silver

“The Clinical and Translational Science Institute builds upon the University of Rochester’s already stellar legacy of innovation aimed at easing and ending human suffering. In addition, the opening of the Institute is a major step toward our mutual goal of making this region a world center for biomedical research and development. Although these are difficult times for the global economy, here in New York, we will continue making the strategic investments that will create jobs and revitalize the upstate economy.  I salute the Rochester Assembly Delegation for their leadership in helping to make this historic day possible.”

-- The Honorable Sheldon Silver, Speaker, New York State Assembly

David Gantt

"The University of Rochester's new Clinical and Translational Science Building ensures that the University will continue to be at the forefront of new scientific advances. As an increasingly important economic catalyst for our community and region, the University is now poised to be a national model for integrated clinical and translational science, to diagnose, prevent and treat many diseases, and continue to provide quality healthcare to our entire community."

-- The Honorable David Gantt, New York State Assembly

Joseph Morelle

“Even before today, the University of Rochester Medical had distinguished itself as a peerless center for research and innovation. With the opening the Clinical and Translational Science Building, the U of R reaffirms its status and expands its mission in exciting new ways. This also stands as a testament to the impact private and public partnerships can have within a community and upon the local and regional economies. I’m proud to have been a part of the process and to share in today’s celebration.”

-- The Honorable Joseph Morelle, New York State Assembly

Harry Bronson

“I applaud President Seligman, Speaker Silver and my colleagues in the Assembly majority for their leadership on this project.  The CTSI will significantly advance medical research by bringing cutting-edge medical care to the area’s residents, and will serve as a vehicle for economic growth by transforming the region into a powerhouse in the development and evaluation of new medical technologies.”

-- The Honorable Harry B. Bronson, New York State Assembly