SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees.
Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by its four colleges—Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies (programs in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Microbiology & Immunology, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology).
As a biomedical research institution, Upstate focuses on the study of the molecular to physiological basis of prevalent human diseases, including nervous system disorders, vision loss, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and stroke, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, aging research, and others. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular, cellular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients.
SUNY Upstate is a great place to work for all. In 2021, Upstate Medical University was ranked #35 on the Forbes list of America's best large employers. By earning this award, SUNY Upstate joins the ranks of only two dozen universities in the nation and organizations such as Ikea, Apple and NASA as honoree.
SUNY Upstate is situated at the center of NY state, which is well-known for its parks, gorges, waterfalls, lake waterfronts, the Thousand Islands, the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the Adirondack mountains. Upstate New York is a great area for outdoor activities and to experience the beauty of all four seasons. Syracuse offers convenient living in the city and surrounding suburbs (15-minute driving radius), with excellent schools and affordable homes. The city has a small and walkable downtown entertainment district, and its geographic location places residents just a few hours away from New York City, Toronto, Montreal, or Boston.