About Us

About Us

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) a leading cancer research center located in Buffalo, New York. HRI's mission is to assist DOH and RPCI to effectively evaluate, solicit, and administer external financial support for DOH and RPCI projects, and to disseminate the benefits of scientific expertise through programs such as technology transfer.

Legal Status

HRI is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the New York State not-for-profit Corporation Law. It is exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Gifts, bequests, and donations made to HRI are tax deductible for the donor. Donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute can be made directly to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.


HRI was established in 1953 primarily to serve the research programs of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, which at the time was an institution of the Department of Health. In addition to the services provided to Roswell Park programs through its Buffalo Division, the corporation now serves major DOH programs located at the Wadsworth Center, the AIDS Institute, the Office of Health Systems Management, the Center for Community Health, the Center for Environmental Health, the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, and the Helen Hayes Hospital, a comprehensive research and teaching hospital specializing in rehabilitation medicine located in West Haverstraw, New York.

In its long history, HRI has accepted and administered over seven billion dollars in funding to supplement DOH and RPCI programs, and has established a proven track record of assuring that funds are utilized in accordance with the requirements of the sponsor. Sources of funding include Federal and State agencies, not-for-profit foundations and commercial firms. In addition, HRI administers funds from individual donors, estate bequests and court settlements. HRI has the ability to meet virtually any stipulated accounting and reporting requirement. 

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