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Global Health Institute opens new location off campus

Upstate’s Global Health Institute has moved most of its operations off campus to a 13,000-square-foot space in an East Syracuse office park.

The new location, 5010 Campuswood Drive, Suite 100, consolidates most of the institute’s operations—clinical trials, laboratory, educational and training, trial recruitment and administration into a single location. Before the move earlier this year, the institute had sites in Upstate Community Hospital, the Institute of Human Performance and the Weiskotten Hall. The institutes Human Immunology Lab and Vector Biology Lab are still housed on campus.

“Bringing most of our key operations under one roof makes us a much more efficient operation,” said Institute Director Stephen Thomas, MD, Frank E. Young, MD '56 and Leanne Young Endowed Chair of Microbiology and Immunology. “The new location has several advantages for our staff, partners, and, most importantly, our volunteers. I believe this move will expand our important partnership between Upstate research and the Central New York community and I am very appreciative of the Upstate leadership team who supported us all the way.”

Research volunteer recruitment will certainly be improved by the new location. Six patient exam rooms, including two for larger exam rooms for extended stay protocols, patient refreshment area and ample free parking make it ideal for welcoming the more than 1,500 volunteers who participate in Global Health clinical trials every year.

The new space is fully outfitted with refrigerators, freezers (for storage of investigational drugs and vaccines) and a variety of lab equipment.

The Global Health Institute has conducted clinical trials investigating new vaccines and drug treatments for Lyme disease, influenza, yellow fever, COVID-19, HIV and dengue, among others. Information on enrollment in the institute's clinical trials can be found here.  

The institute is also creating a registry of individuals who are interested in being part of NIH studies to develop better influenza vaccines. Interested individuals should call 315-464-9869.

The move to the new space was completed in phases and no activities were paused during the move.

“We’re very pleased with this space and location,” said Michelle Klick, clinical research manager.

A community open house for the new location is being planned for the spring.