To hear the passion and conviction with which he speaks of medicine and the connection between physician and patient, it might seem clear that Jeremy Abramson, MD, ISMMS ’00, was born to be a doctor. Yet Dr. Abramson, Clinical Director of the Lymphoma Program at the Cancer Center of Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, very nearly choose another career. Read more
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
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
Over the past year there has been an increased urgency surrounding issues related to bias and racism in society at large, within our own medical school and health system and, tragically, for some of us in our own lives and families.
We’re sending this note to update the Sinai community on our ongoing efforts to eliminate bias and racism at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and our health system. We also want to acknowledge the extraordinary and meaningful work that our students are doing to bring these issues to light. As has always been the case, it is our students who are leading the charge, and who are determined to effect change both locally and globally. In particular, the Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and the LGBTQ student groups have inspired much of this work. Read more
One hundred and forty first-year students at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai received their white coats and stethoscopes in a symbolic celebration on Thursday, September 17, that marked the beginning of their medical education. Families and friends cheered on the Class of 2019, as the students walked to the stage to be coated by faculty during the jubilant 18th annual White Coat Ceremony held in Stern Auditorium. Read more
It was a special summer of learning for the 120 area high school and college students who participated in Mount Sinai’s Center for Excellence in Youth Education’s (CEYE) research courses, clinical internships, and career preparatory programs. Established in 1975, CEYE aims to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in science and medicine by providing students with a wide variety of opportunities for career exploration. CEYE is housed in the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read more
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
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