Concerns over governance have nixed a merger between New York's Mount Sinai and New York University medical centers. The proposed venture, announced in June (M.E. Watanabe, The Scientist, Aug. 19, 1996, page 1), would have united the hospitals and medical schools of the two institutions. But according to a report in the February 15 New York Times (E.B. Fein, page 25), the deal fell through because Mount Sinai and NYU could not agree on who would control the combined medical school. Sources told the Times that Mount Sinai saw the school as "an independent entity involving equal partnership between the two sides," while NYU "wanted the medical school to be an integral part of its university, like its law school, film school, and other divisions." Neither John W. Rowe, Mount Sinai's president, nor NYU dean Saul Farber returned calls from The Scientist seeking comment. In a joint...

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