Upstate Medical University to Expand Cancer Research, Create Jobs
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D. in April 2011 broke ground on a $72 million, 158,000 square foot expansion of the university’s Institute for Human Performance (IHP).
Opened in January 2000, the Institute for Human Performance showcases the world's most advanced biomedical technology, confirming SUNY and Upstate Medical University’s place among the world's experts on human activity.
While originally envisioned as a training center for elite athletes, IHP's mission has expanded to include all aspects of human ability and disability, including the impact of aging, illness, and injury. IHP allows once-isolated disciplines, institutions, and populations to collaborate on research and advancement.