iNSPIRe Initiative

Giving life to curiosity. Thoughtfully. Collaboratively. Rigorously.

Concentric circle illustration depicting elements of healthcare researchiNSPIRe (CliNical Science Program for Independent Research) is the clinical and health services research program of the Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University .

The information included in these pages will be helpful for:

Medical students and residents interested in exploring research ideas, or identifying faculty who can mentor and guide them in conducting high quality research projects,

Faculty who are willing to function as mentors, or seeking collaborators for multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed funding opportunities, and

Patients who may find these pages of interest, as they provide a unique view in the Department of Surgery's vision to take on complex clinical and health policy problems and identify durable, evidence-based solutions.

If you have questions or are interested in joining our group, please email us at


SPRINTER Program Students Represent Department of Surgery at 2022 Annual Symposium

Undergraduate students Emerald Carter (Xavier University of Louisiana) and Fitzgerald Alcindor (SUNY Binghamton University) represented the Department of Surgery with their presentation on the impact of short-term complications on long-term mortality after high risk surgeries.


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