Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified 53 drugs approved for use in treating depression, cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses that may also be effective in fighting the Ebola virus. The findings appeared online in the December 17, 2014, journal Emerging Microbes & Infections. Read more
After completing his residency training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai more than two decades ago, renowned surgeon Ron Shapiro, MD, has returned to the Mount Sinai Health System as Surgical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI). Read more
The Mount Sinai Health System’s residents and fellows were treated to an inaugural Appreciation Day on Monday, January 12, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Medical Education. More than 300 residents and fellows located throughout the Health System’s seven hospitals took short breaks from their busy schedules to socialize with one another and enjoy ice cream, cookies, and brownies in what is expected to become an annual event. The Mount Sinai Health System serves as one of the largest residency training programs in the United States.
When a fluffy Pomeranian named Alice paid a two-hour visit to the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library in November, more than 60 Mount Sinai Health System students, faculty, and staff visited her for a quick dose of canine affection.
In fact, Alice’s visit was so successful that the Levy Library plans to begin hosting visits from certified therapy dogs on the first Tuesday of each month starting in February, giving students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to unwind and relieve stress during lunchtime. Read more
Each year, more than 200 students across grades 7 through college participate in programs offered by the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), which was established in 1975 to help historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged individuals explore careers in science and medicine.
In November, Elizabeth Adler (class of 2016) became the first student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to receive an Excellence in LGBT Health and Advocacy Scholarship. The $10,000 award is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. It underscores the Mount Sinai Health System’s commitment to ensuring high-quality medical care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, with its diverse set of health needs.
A physician-scientist and a clinical investigator at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx were presented with the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Science and the Environment for their groundbreaking contributions to improving the health care and quality of life of paralyzed veterans. The ceremony took place on Monday, September 22, in Washington, D.C.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 29th annual Convocation Ceremony, held Monday, September 29, honored 10 physician-scientists whose groundbreaking achievements have made them leaders in the fields of cancer, HIV/AIDs, immunology, microbiology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rheumatology, surgery, and urology.