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The Sosa Academy of Medical Sciences

About the Academy


Julio M. Sosa, M.D., left, and benefactor Phil Morse at the 2005 Sosa Chair Installation
Julio M. Sosa, M.D., left, and benefactor Phil Morse at the 2005 Sosa Chair Installation
From their first meeting in 1969, entrepreneur Phil Morse and Julio Sosa, M.D., have collaborated on numerous cardiological projects including the development of the Morse Manifold and the Sosa Contrast Delivery System.  After decades of collaboration, a new initiative has been undertaken by the two pioneers with the establishment of the Sosa Academy. 

The Academy, whose goal is to train medical students to become more compassionate and responsible to their patients, was made possible by a donation of $1.5 million to the College by Morse as part of the Albany Medical Center Foundation's Pillars Campaign.

The Sosa Academy includes an endowed chair, as well as an endowed professorship to provide supplemental support to faculty who promote the ideals of Sosa by dedicating their time to educating medical students and residents.  Endowed research funds also allow the College to appoint and support a clinical scientist and an academic leader dedicated to research in medical education.

Download the complete Center News article on the founding of the Sosa Academy

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