Stony Brook University will lead a new, innovative network of regional biomedical research institutions in order to accelerate translational research that will impact and advance clinical care for a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.
Anissa Abi-Dargham, a SUNY distinguished professor, vice chair for research and the Lourie Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, will lead this effort as the principal investigator and director of the Long Island Network for Clinical and Translational Science (LINCATS).
The overall mission of LINCATS is to accelerate the public health impact of research, especially for underserved communities across Long Island, by providing access to innovative and transformative research programs and educational services.
To improve the health of Long Island’s three million-plus population, the bioscience collaborative will engage in work ranging from basic research and clinical trials to addressing vulnerable populations and disparities and incorporating innovative research and practices such as the use of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, telehealth, genotyping, proteomics and engineering-driven medicine.
Headquartered at Stony Brook University, LINCATS will be a collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Northport VA Medical Center.