Sustainable Development Solutions Network Partnership

The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. 

Integrating Global Biomedical Sciences with Sustainable Development Goals

64 SUNY Campuses

SUNY GHI: A Statewide Health Research Network with Global Partners

  • SUNY Academic Health Centers are regional hubs for health research programs
  • SUNY university centers and college campuses are home to extensive biomedical and technology research cores
  • Urban and rural regions include underserved populations
  • New York State has made a major investment in building an information technology network
  • SUNY GHI is a statewide health research network with global partners!

SUNY AHCs as Regional Hubs for Global Partners:

  • AHCs provide training for health professionals
  • AHC faculty conduct pre-clinical, clinical, translational and implementation research.
  • Urban and rural health centers lack adequate health professionals and are sub-optimally connected via information technology
  • Health professionals often select coastal and suburban practice settings
  • Refugee and migrant groups that form diaspora of LMICs often settle in urban and rural areas that are more accessible
  • Information technology networks offer opportunities to conduct health research and provide health equity

SUNY GHI: Global, Regional and Local

Global health opportunities have applications at many levels:

Local: AHC region

Statewide: New York State

  • SUNY Academic Health Centers Network
  • All 50 states


  • SUNY Fogarty International Center grants
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • South America
  • North America

Synergistic Opportunities:

  • Local models impact regional planning
  • Expanded research opportunities
  • Regional models adapted to global
  • National Network opportunities
  • Business partnerships

Executive Committee

Gene D. Morse, PharmD

Director, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences

SUNY Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical

Co-Director, SUNY Global Health Institute

Gene Morse also directs the Translational Pharmacology Research Core in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. He has been actively involved in drug development research since the introduction of antiretrovirals for HIV in 1986, with more recent emphasis on HCV infection and antiviral drug development.

He is the principal Investigator for the NIH Fogarty International Center, HIV Research Training Program with the University of Zimbabwe, co-chair of the SUNY-University of the West Indies Faculty Task Force for Health Research Development and chair of the Buffalo Jamaica Innovation Enterprise Executive Committee. Morse is the hub steward for the Western New York Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Hub.

John F. Lindo, PhD

Deputy Dean for Research, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Upstate Medical University, SUNY

John Lindo also is a consultant parasitologist to the University Hospital of West Indies. Professor Lindo is co-chair of the SUNY-University of the West Indies Faculty Task Force for Health Research Development. His research has focused on the epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminths and emerging infectious diseases. This includes the epidemiology of strongyloides stercoralis infections and toxocariasis, the emergence of malaria and angiostrongylus cantonensis infections in Jamaica, epidemiology of free-living amoebae in Jamaica and opportunistic parasitic infections in persons living with HIV/AIDS.