Clinical and Translational Research
Clinical research is an important component of the Upstate mission. Clinical studies aim to better understand the impact of diseases on specific populations, environmental or genetic risk factors of disease, and the effects of experimental treatments on specific diseases. Upstate's well-developed infrastructure supports a variety of clinical studies. Translational research connects basic science discoveries to patient care and occurs when laboratory findings are applied to patient care, or when observations of disease diagnosis, treatment, and progression are referred to the laboratory to unlock the mechanisms behind the observations. Clinical and translational research are strongly supported at Upstate because they relate directly to the Upstate mission of improving the health of the Upstate community.
Upstate Medical University will share a $12.1 million with two other upstate New York institutions as they work to develop a new medical treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Upstate’s Burk Jubelt, MD, professor of neurology, microbiology and immunology, is the project’s principal investigator.