The Center for Environmental Health and Medicine leverages the robust facilities, faculty expertise, and platforms for research at SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on a local and global scale to address the greatest challenges to population health. The Center focuses on the connection between human health and the environment and aims to bring novel solutions to health care problems by igniting research and expanding college education opportunities. Building upon the partners’ expertise in medicine, environment and education, the Center offers a hub for translational research. Linking local and global surveillance and research efforts provides a unique opportunity for students, fellows and faculty.

The Center recently received a SUNY Empire Innovation Program Award to recruit a world-class team of scientists to lead this flagship research and training hub in New York State to national and international prominence.

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    Faculty at SUNY ESF and Upstate research areas include biology, cardiovascular health effects of road traffic, stressors, tick-borne diseases and the interconnection of climate/environment, vector, and pathogen during the emergence of infectious diseases .

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    Vector Biology Lab

    The one of a kind SUNY facility will support the rearing of insects, their infection with human pathogens, pre-clinical evaluations of vector borne diseases and animal/human infection models.

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    Our leadership team has developed exciting new initiatives to further our clinical, research & educational missions. We look to our future and are eager for the best and brightest join us.