Saturday, April 30, 2005


Some of my big city friends like to deride us here in Smallbany. But none of them have 500 patents to their name. Or $500,000 on the way for their work as a chemical engineer.

Robert Langer "won the fifth annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the largest medical prize in the United States."

"Langer was born in Albany and graduated from P.S. 27"

"He wanted to make contributions that would improve peoples' lives, not improve the bottom lines of oil companies," said James J. Barba, Albany Med's chairman, president and chief executive.

Wouldn't it be nice if our President felt the same way?