Research Foundation of SUNY, SUNY Upstate Medical University
The Division of Research and Academic Development in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University covers several key areas, and takes a broad view of the concepts of research, academics, and development. Faculty academic interests within the division and within the department include practice improvement and practice-based research networks, preventive interventions, medical ethics, medical education, integrative care, medical social sciences, health disparities, and health policy, and we pursue research in all of these areas. Research as we employ the term therefore spans beyond traditional concepts to include practice improvement and educational innovations on a localized scale. Additionally, we view academic development to include not only the identification of funding for new or existing endeavors, but also to include the promotion of scholarship, publication and presentation, and to more broadly defined contributions to knowledge and practice of health, medicine and medical education.
The Division of Research and Academic Development is also committed to employing the skills contained within the division that are typically associated with "research," such as survey design and implementation, data analysis, focus group and in-depth interviewing, and grant writing, to aid and assist the missions of the other divisions within our department.