UTICA – The Masonic Medical Research Institute is celebrating its 60th birthday, and the unveiling of its second- and third-floor upgrades.
The upgrades are designed to accommodate more researchers and solidify – possibly even advance – its stature in heart research.
Masonic expects rapid growth to lead in new directions in the near future, with the same goal of helping people live longer and better.
"I expect in about five years we should be thinking about expanding into a couple of wings so that we can continue to expand our research efforts outside of cardiology,” said Maria Kontaridis, director of research for Masonic Medical Research Institute. “This would remain the cardiovascular institute, and we would then build a cancer institute and maybe another disease biology institute as well. So we have big plans.”
Masonic Medical Research Institute has a weekend of celebrations planned to mark 60 years.
- Masonic Medical Research Institute celebrates 60 years, unveils upgrades
- 6 students graduate summer fellowship with Masonic Medical Research Institute
- Renovations at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in final stages
- Masonic Care Community celebrating 125 years
- Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute celebrates 100 years of promoting fine arts
- Masonic Medical Research Lab gets state grant for renovations, new hires
- Griffiss Institute receives Upstate Revitalization grant
- Masonic Care Community Celebrates St. John's Day
- Delmonico's celebrates the new year
- Frankfort Kiwanis celebrating 90 years