The University of Rochester's Clinical and Translational Science Institution (CTSI) anchors the UNYTE Translational Research Network, made up of the region's premier biomedical research institutions.
UNYTE's mission is to assist faculty and trainees from UNYTE institutions to increase the quality and quantity of translational research in the Upstate New York region.
This is accomplished by assessing and accessing expertise, technologies, services, and curricula that might be shared between institutions, to foster collaborative research, reduce resource duplication, and to enhance bidirectional transfer of information between basic and clinical investigators.
A number of UNYTE institutions primarily perform basic research, requiring collaboration in order to pursue the translation of their discoveries. Other UNYTE institutions have healthcare providers with clinical research programs, but may have limited access to the pipeline of basic science discoveries. UNYTE provides partners for both.