The research community at Northwell Health is highly collaborative, both internally and externally. Our researchers have active, funded research projects with many major academic medical centers and universities; a small sample includes Duke University, Yale University, New York University School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Weill Cornell University Medical College, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Stony Brook University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Inter-institutional affiliation agreements extend beyond investigator-initiated collaborations.

For example, we recently renewed our affiliation agreement with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden for 10 years. This agreement allows for ready communication between researchers at the two institutions, and supports cross-training of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and other trainees on any of the institutions’ campuses. In the first five year term of the agreement, over 50 peer-reviewed publications were co-authored by both institutions, which exceeds the publication record of any other Karolinska affiliation.

Northwell Health also recently signed an alliance with the Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic Alliance allows the discovery and commercialization engines of both organizations to leverage each other’s assets and talents to accelerate the translation of their discoveries to the marketplace. In the first six months of the Alliance, three new Northwell Health technologies are moving toward commercialization: a novel way to rapidly sterilize patient room curtains; a technology to detect aortic malformations in newborns using pulse oximetry; and a potent anti-inflammatory compound derived from Chinese herbal tea.

The Feinstein Institute is a collaboration of creative thinkers who share a singular focus of advancing science to prevent disease and cure patients. Learn about some of the innovative programs in the above video, where our scientists and researchers have made new and important discoveries.


Collaborative relationships with local institutions have spurred the development of several large infrastructure initiatives that have expanded regional research resources. Northwell Health has been a founding member of each of the following initiatives:

Merck Serono
Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY)
New York Genome Center (NYGC)
Accelerate Long Island
The Partnership to Advance Clinical Electronic Research (PACeR)

Administrators from the Feinstein Institute engage in collaborative relationships with external organizations, and have assumed leadership positions in these organizations. Examples include:

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI)
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR)
Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)
Society of Research Administrators International (SRA)
Council on Governmental Relations