Research

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, led by Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD, is the research entity of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and the only research institute in the NY metro region dedicated solely to discovering new diagnostics and therapeutics for human disease. Founded in 1999, the 250,000-square-foot Feinstein Institute is headquartered in Manhasset, New York, and is organized into 11 Centers of Excellence with more than 55 laboratories—in which more than 800 investigators currently conduct groundbreaking translational research.

Our scientists are leaders in the fields of immunology, neuroscience, cardiopulmonology, oncology, psychiatric disorders and the molecular genetics of disease; and study the causes and effects of human disease, which is supported by a translational research program that enrolls more than 10,000 patients annually in more than 1,300 active clinical protocols. These programs have led to discoveries that are protected by over 200 patents in more than 80 distinct fields of technology.

Our federal grant portfolio of $45 million in 2011 places the Feinstein Institute in the top 5% of all NIH grant-receiving institutions. The institute also serves as training facilities for students in the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine; Hofstra, Stony Brook, and Einstein Universities; and other area schools, and provides community outreach to middle and secondary schools in the region.

In addition to advancing scientific discoveries, candidates will be able to attend weekly seminars in investigative medicine, which feature leading researchers from around the world as guest speakers.