The Feinstein Institute is committed to the study of human diseases through translational research, and has grown significantly since it was founded in 1999. The new addition features a 300-seat conference center to host local, regional and international research meetings, as well as state-of-the-art clinical research facilities where science meets the patient. Feinstein scientists, who are attempting to solve many of the great mysteries of human disease, work closely with patients who donate their time to advance diverse research programs -- since the Feinstein opened its doors nine years ago, it has enrolled more than 125,000 people from the community in clinical research studies.
For example, Feinstein scientists recently discovered the identity of genes that underlie autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies like these ultimately will change the practice of medicine. The discoveries that have been made at the Feinstein have been published in the nation's leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The new four-story building will house 35,000 additional feet of research space, and also include the
As part of its mission to expand clinical and translational research, the Feinstein has been expanding its research with the ultimate goal of understanding a broad range of human diseases. "Translational science is the key to moving new knowledge into the clinic, where patients can derive benefit," said
The Feinstein is best known for research in inflammation, autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus), neurodegenerative conditions (including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), lymphoma, psychiatric disorders, and the development of experimental therapeutics. The Feinstein is the home for research throughout the North Shore-LIJ Health System, which is committed to expanding translational medicine to the benefit of the community - locally and internationally.
"While it has earned widespread attention for its clinical successes, the North Shore-LIJ Health System is significantly enhancing its national reputation thanks to the far-reaching scientific discoveries made by researchers in the Feinstein Institute," said
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