When you think about research, do you envision scientists in lab coats hovering over petri dishes?
While that’s a semi-accurate picture of research at Northwell Health, there’s much more to it than that.
For example, we have hundreds of clinical trials taking place every year, robots helping stroke patients regain movement, teams of experts working to combine 3D printing with tissue engineering to create living bone and cartilage, and a partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to grow organs outside of the body to provide personalized treatment for our patients.
Our researchers and doctors are combining science and medicine to create breakthroughs in health care that are then translated into clinical practice. We are training future generations of clinicians and have the largest number of physician trainees in the United States — all of whom are required to perform research.
Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research includes 12 Centers of Excellence, more than 55 research programs and more than 4,000 scientists and staff who are making important discoveries in areas including cancer, sepsis, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, bleeding and schizophrenia.
Research happens throughout our entire footprint, from Peconic Bay to Staten Island, and from Manhattan to Northern Westchester. All research shares one common goal: improving the health and the lives of the people in our communities.
We have the potential to prevent many of the diseases affecting people in increasingly greater numbers while bringing comfort to those whose lives are burdened with illness. It’s a calling and a responsibility that we do not take lightly and that we couldn’t attempt without the support of our communities.
When donors support research at Northwell Health, they are supporting developments in health care that change the lives of our patients and patients everywhere.