Eric M. Mindich, a member of Mount Sinai’s Boards of Trustees, and his wife, Stacey Mindich, have provided a leadership gift to advance groundbreaking science to improve children’s health. In recognition of their generosity, Mount Sinai’s Child Health and Development Institute recently was renamed The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI).
“Eric and Stacey’s extraordinarily generous gift represents a critical step toward Mount Sinai’s goal of transforming children’s health,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
“This will play a crucial role in helping us to identify new treatments for pediatric cardiovascular disease, allergy and asthma, diabetes and obesity, and neurodevelopment,” says Bruce D. Gelb, MD, the Director of the MCHDI. Dr. Gelb, a world-acclaimed translational investigator, is also the Gogel Family Professor of Child Health and Development, and Professor of Pediatrics, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences.
The MCHDI resides in the new Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine, joining other research and technology-focused Mount Sinai institutes in an effort to promote collaborative scientific discovery.
“Groundbreaking discoveries come from a culture of innovation and creativity, and The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute will play an important part in spreading that culture,” says Dennis S. Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
“Stacey and I are inspired by Mount Sinai’s vision for children’s health and by the remarkable leadership of Dr. Davis, Dean Charney, and Dr. Gelb,” says Mr. Mindich. “We feel privileged to be able to help them accomplish their goals of providing a better, healthier life for children everywhere.” Over the years, the Mindiches have contributed $15 million to Mount Sinai.
This gift—along with Mount Sinai’s ongoing expansion and renovation of its pediatric and neonatal intensive care units—showcase the institution’s commitment to advancing children’s health. Says Peter W. May, Chairman of the Boards of Trustees: “Mount Sinai had the courage to launch these ambitious endeavors because we were confident that we had the best philanthropic partners in the world, and Eric and Stacey have certainly justified our confidence.”