Clinical Connection

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SUNY Upstate is one of 134 academic medical centers in the United States, and the only one in Central New York.

Academic medical centers like SUNY Upstate, which are built around medical schools and teaching hospitals, lead the nation in conducting biomedical research.

Our graduate students and research scientists have access to the clinical expertise, sophisticated equipment, biomedical specimens and other resources associated with a major medical center. Students are given the opportunity to pursue basic research with an immediate clinical relevance.

As demonstrated by our areas of concentration, nearly all of our research is oriented toward understanding the biomedical role in health and disease. Our students and scientists are constantly rewarded with the knowledge that improvements in human health are based upon research like theirs.

Whether it's examining cancer cells, conducting a functional MRI on a patient or observing spinal cord surgeries for a clinical study, our students are doing important work.