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Winthrop-University Hospital Celebrates Opening of Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory
June 23, 2015

With a snip of the ribbon on Monday, June 3, Winthrop-University Hospital opened the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory, signaling the final stage in the opening of the Research and Academic Center at 101 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. Members of Hospital Administration and the Winthrop community congregated in the space designed to help integrate the tenants of Winthrop’s tripartite mission: basic and clinical research, clinical care and education.

“Theresa M. Santmann has been a longstanding supporter of research and the beautification of the Hospital,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO at Winthrop. “This area of the Research and Academic Center exemplifies the Hospital’s focus on developing cutting-edge research that will make a difference for patients through physician and researcher collaboration and bench to bedside breakthroughs. We at Winthrop are most grateful for this gift as we continue on our mission to provide the best care and services possible to our community.”

“A lot of hard work on the part of many people has brought us to this point,” said Alan M. Jacobson, MD, Chief Research Officer at Winthrop and Director of the Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Research Center, thanking Ms. Santmann for her generous donation that made the laboratory possible. “But in actuality, the hard work has just begun. The building is a tool and like any tool it is only as good as the people who know how to use it. I know that our current and future group of scientists will put it to excellent use.”

The Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory will yield patient-centered discoveries that are applicable, accessible and more quickly available for those in need. It will continue Winthrop’s tradition of support towards its current distinguished scientists, faculty and talented medical staff, but also attract more of the most skilled and nationally recognized faculty and researchers who will benefit from a new, state-of-the-science Center.

“Our goal is simple,” continued Dr. Jacobson. “And that is to do research that makes a difference for the people we serve.”

For more information about the Research and Academic Center and naming opportunities, visit or call (516) 663-3398.