Before a capacity audience in Stern Auditorium that included faculty, staff, students, and the public, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, noted surgeon, writer, and public health researcher, recently presented a professional overview—yet highly personalized account—of modern medicine’s impact on how we age, and die, in the twenty-first century. His speech, titled “Being Mortal,” based on his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, was delivered as the 2015 Annual Douglas West Memorial Lecture, an event sponsored by Mount Sinai’s Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute. Read more
More than 100 patients and donors gathered at the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel on Tuesday, April 28, to learn how the Mount Sinai Health System is improving prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment through a unique, multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art technology. Read more
During the 2015 World Science Festival held recently in New York City, the Mount Sinai Health System sponsored a roundtable discussion titled, “Spotlight: Women in Science,” featuring four trailblazers from diverse disciplines, including Patricia Kovatch, Founding Associate Dean for Scientific Computing at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In a casual setting complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Ms. Kovatch and her three co-panelists—anthropologist Dean Falk, PhD; marine chemical biologist Mandë Holford, PhD; and space scientist Tara M. Ruttley, PhD—discussed their life’s work, what inspires them, and their triumphs and challenges.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has ushered in a new era in digital health care with two pioneering collaborations involving Google [X] Life Sciences (GLS) and Apple Inc.’s recently released ResearchKit framework—software that enables patients to join medical research studies using their iPhones. Read more
The Department of Graduate Medical Education at Mount Sinai Beth Israel held its 13th Annual Resident and Fellow Research Fair on Thursday, May 7. Judges reviewed 100 abstracts covering a wide range of topics and selected three that will receive a prize at the hospital’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 10. Additionally, 10 semifinalists will represent Mount Sinai Beth Israel at the Sixth Annual Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education Resident and Fellow Research Day on Friday, June 5. Read more
A distinguished bioethicist and oncologist; a pioneer in the creation and development of integrated, patient-centered health care software; a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist; and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court were honored at the 46th annual Commencement of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, held Friday, May 8, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Read more
Practice medicine with professionalism and integrity, be compassionate, and amid daily challenges always remember what inspired you to become a doctor. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered that advice to students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai during a special question-and-answer session on Thursday, May 7. Justice Sotomayor met with students and faculty on campus in Goldwurm Auditorium the day before receiving her honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the Icahn School of Medicine’s 46th annual Commencement Ceremony. Read more
The 17th Annual Child Health Research Day, held at The Mount Sinai Hospital campus on Thursday, April 16, highlighted outstanding research in child health by Mount Sinai students, housestaff, clinical and research postdoctoral fellows, research staff, social workers, nurses, and junior faculty. Read more
More than 100 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai students hosted the 12th Annual Mount Sinai Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 11—an event dedicated to improving the health of residents in East and Central Harlem, neighborhoods that have experienced a disproportionate burden of chronic disease and illness. Forty community organizations took part, including the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, Settlement Health, and Boriken Neighborhood Health Center. The fair offered 19 kinds of health screenings, including blood pressure, diabetes, hearing and vision, adolescent health conditions, obesity, and HIV. The estimated 200 adult and children attendees were also treated to live music, healthy food samples, and family fun activities. The event was made possible by funding from the Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Student Council, and the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs.
The excitement was palpable as Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 129 graduating students filled the Annenberg West lobby on Friday, March 20, to open their envelopes and learn which residency programs they would be attending during the next step of their medical training. Many family members, friends, and Mount Sinai Health System physicians were on hand to lend their support and cheer them on during such a milestone event. Read more