Statement of Marilyn J. Hammer
New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN)
Before the New York City Planning Commission
For the Public Hearing on the New York University Core Project
April 24, 2012
Dear Chair and Commissioners,
I am an Assistant professor in the College of Nursing (NYUCN). As a junior faculty member and researcher, I was attracted to a faculty position at NYUCN because of its outstanding research standing and resources. However, the paucity of research space was noteworthy, especially for my program of research related to the effects of malglycemia on patients receiving bone marrow transplants.
The move of the College of Nursing to the First Avenue Health Science Corridor in 2015 will make available a significant amount of space in the NYU core campus at Washington Square. NYUCN will have more space in the new home, but so will our colleagues at Washington Square benefit from our vacated space.
Yet, there is not enough. To maintain the momentum of the past 10 years, I support the need for the NYU 2031 Plan. It provides a strategic and incremental plan for repurposing of aging buildings alongside incremental expansion of the academic infrastructure. This is essential to maintaining and growing an environment of excellence that brought me to NYU and NYUCN. I urge you to support this plan.