How Might Physical Exercise Stimulate Bone Synthesis?

Mone Zaidi, MD, PhDPrevious studies have shown that there is a clear relationship between physical activity and higher bone mineral density (BMD). Exercise and the force that muscle contraction applies to bone improve skeletal health by stimulating the formation of new bone. Conversely, off-loading muscle, such as in astronauts, can lead to bone loss and an increased fracture risk. But the question of how muscle function regulates bone mass has remained largely unresolved despite their close anatomical proximity. A key question is whether muscle contraction connects to bone mass regulation through a secreted molecule. Read more

Update on Bias and Racism

David Muller, MD

David Muller, MD

Dear students,

A lot has happened since our last update on ISMMS’s race and bias initiatives. The teaching faculty, administrative staff, and leadership of Icahn School of Medicine have an unwavering commitment to addressing these issues, and to working closely with students so that our efforts are transparent and accountable to all. Read more

SinaInnovations: A Transformation in Medicine


Keynote speaker Daniel Kraft, MD

A roadmap of the future of medicine, with its emphasis on technological innovation and improved diagnoses and treatments, was the focus of the fourth annual SinaInnovations conference on digital medicine, sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Held on campus on Tuesday, October 27, and Wednesday, October 28, SinaInnovations featured national experts in technology and clinical care who discussed the many innovations that are transforming the practice of medicine. Read more

Celebrating the Champions of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center at “Breakfast of Legends”

Breakfast of Legends

Peter W. May and Angela Diaz, MD, MPH

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) recently honored six individuals, as well as staff from its School-Based Health Centers program, for their commitment to the young people of New York City at the twelfth annual “Breakfast of Legends” benefit at The Plaza. The MSAHC is one of the largest high-quality, comprehensive, free, health and wellness centers for young people in the United States. Annually, it serves more than 10,000 youth and young adults, 10 to 24 years of age. It is also one of the nation’s leading centers for adolescent training and research. Read more

David Muller, MD, Honored

David Muller, MD, Honored

From left, Peter L. Slavin, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges; David Muller, MD; and Richard L. Byyny, MD, Executive Director of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently honored David Muller, MD, Dean of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with the 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award for his outstanding work in educating “compassionate, well-rounded, twenty-first century physicians.”

The AAMC and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society cited Dr. Muller’s long-standing commitment to medical education, and his emphasis on encouraging students to have a strong foundation in the humanities and science. Read more

Luncheon Benefits Breast Centers

Luncheon Benefits Breast Centers

Luncheon attendees included, from left: Amy Robach; Susan K. Boolbol, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery; Alison Estabrook, MD, Professor, Surgery; and Aye Moe Thu Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Amy Robach, News Anchor for Good Morning America, discussed her diagnosis and struggle with breast cancer as the keynote speaker at the annual Breast Service Luncheon benefiting Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Center, and the Comprehensive Breast Centers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. Read more

Physicians Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care

Physicians Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care

From left: Joshua Hamburger, MD; Roopa Kohli-Seth, MD; Elina Zakin, MD; Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, MD; and Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN

Before a celebratory audience of staff, family, and friends, four physicians at The Mount Sinai Hospital were recognized by Nursing leadership and nurse colleagues with the 28th Annual Physician of the Year Award at a ceremony held Thursday, November 5, at Hatch Auditorium. Through testimonials and lively presentations, each was saluted for excellence in patient care and taking a leadership role in developing strong collaborative partnerships with nurses. Read more

Pediatric Patients Meet the Mets

Mascot “Mr. Met” teamed up on a coloring project with patient Danny Carrillo.

Mascot “Mr. Met” teamed up on a coloring project with patient Danny Carrillo.

On the day of the New York Mets’ first home game of the 2015 World Series, current and former Major League Baseball players, officials, and Mets mascots visited Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai and its interactive play area, The Child Life Zone, for an afternoon of fun-filled activities.
Pediatric patients from the Blau Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease, and The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System, made their own stuffed bears and worked on baseball-related arts-and-crafts projects. Read more

Mount Sinai Roosevelt to Become Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai West

Signage for Mount Sinai West will be phased in over the coming months.

Mount Sinai Roosevelt is being renamed Mount Sinai West, an effort that reflects a long-term brand strategy to create a consistent naming convention within the Mount Sinai Health System.

“Many of the facilities in the Health System start with ‘Mount Sinai’ followed by a geographic or service-line identifier,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “As with the recent naming of Mount Sinai Brooklyn, we want anyone who has a health care need to know that there is a Mount Sinai facility in their neighborhood with equivalent quality, and to choose the facility that will best serve them. Mount Sinai West will continue to be the premier provider of health care services on the West Side of Manhattan.” No changes in current services, insurance acceptance, or employment are planned as a result of the renaming. Read more

Wheelchair Dance Performance for World Stroke Day

Choreographer Diane Discepolo leads Kimberly Trenard, left, and Sabrina Bennett in a wheelchair dance.

Choreographer Diane Discepolo leads Kimberly Trenard, left, and Sabrina Bennett in a wheelchair dance.

The Wheelchair Abilities Dance Program, a recreational therapy program organized by the Klingenstein Clinical Center (KCC) of The Mount Sinai Hospital, recently featured a dance performance at the World Stroke Day Fair held on Thursday, October 29, in the Guggenheim Atrium. The unique program allows outpatient stroke survivors and people with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries to gain independence through dance classes. Read more