Degenerative Changes Identified in Spinal Discs and Reversed With Drug Cocktail In Diabetic Mice
May 17, 2013
The study, led by James C. Iatridis, PhD, was published in the journal PLOS ONE on May 17.
Mount Sinai Honors Innovators in Scientific Research and Health Care Philanthropy at 2013 Commencement
May 10, 2013
Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, PhD, delivers keynote address and receives honorary degree
Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites in Developing Countries May Experience Higher Blood Lead Levels Resulting in Lower IQ
May 6, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher estimates that lead exposure could cause mental retardation in 6 in 1,000 children living near the sites.
Toxic Waste Sites Cause 'Healthy Years of Life Lost' for People Living in India, Philippines and Indonesia
May 4, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher presents novel findings in environmental health at the Pediatric Academic Societies.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Announces New President: Mount Sinai's Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
May 4, 2013
Mount Sinai researcher, Derek LeRoith, MD, receives distinction in Clinical Endocrinology Award at AACE’s Annual Scientific Sessions.
Sarcoma Foundation of America Honors Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD, with the Nobility in Science Award
April 29, 2013
Dr. Maki was recognized for his committment to finding a cure for sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat.
Cancer-Incidence Rates Higher Than Expected Among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers
April 23, 2013
Comprehensive study by Mount Sinai’s WTC Health Program published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Kenneth Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Spoke on the Future of Medicine at the Aspen Ideas Festival Preview in New York City
April 19, 2013
Mount Sinai will be the first medical center sponsor of the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Mount Sinai Launches Phase III Clinical Trial of Novel, Personalized Vaccine for Newly-Diagnosed Kidney Cancer
April 17, 2013
Study will examine potential of investigational immunotherapy AGS-003 to improve survival when combined with standard kidney cancer treatment.
Mount Sinai Invents Gene Signature to Identify Individuals with Cirrhosis at High-Risk for Liver Cancer
April 17, 2013
Mount Sinai researchers have developed the first gene test to identify patients with cirrhosis who are at highest risk of developing liver cancer.
Personalized Medicine Takes A Giant Step Forward At The Mount Sinai Medical Center
April 5, 2013
New ‘CLIPMERGE’ program helps physicians identify gene-drug interactions to improve treatment decisions.
Mount Sinai Experts Call for Research on Prevalence of Delayed Neurological Dysfunction After Head Injury
April 5, 2013
Preventive measures, genetic risks, new diagnostic tools needed to identify effects of traumatic brain injury in athletes, soldiers.
Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Appointed Chief Medical Information Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
March 15, 2013
Dr. Darrow will oversee the implementation and use of information technology to improve quality of care and patient safety.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Designated Master of the American College of Cardiology in Recognition of Outstanding Service
March 12, 2013
Dr. Narula is the Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Mount Sinai Heart.
Combination Therapy Provides Similar Clinical Benefit as Single Drug Treatment in People with MS
March 11, 2013
Drugs taken together do not reduce risk of relapse but appear to prevent development of new lesions
Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners Vote to Approve Memorandum of Understanding for Possible Merger
February 28, 2013
The next steps involve further due diligence by both parties and the development of a definitive agreement.
Facts About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
February 27, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center has served New York City and the world with outstanding care and major medical advances for more than 160 years.
Mount Sinai Eliminates Traditional Pre-Med Requirements and the MCAT for Half of Admitted Students
February 27, 2013
Program Aims To Attract Sophomores In Fields As Diverse As Biophysics And Computer Science, To Global Health And The Arts
Head Caps with Electrodes May Treat Brain Cancer
February 25, 2013
Patients with aggressive brain tumors may be treated with a head cap that produces changes in electrical fields, as part of a clinical trial at Mount Sinai.
Mount Sinai Establishes New Pediatric Program for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
February 20, 2013
Mount Sinai has established a new Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Program to help address the public health crisis of mental illness in children.
Mount Sinai Plans Comprehensive Outpatient Medical Office for Five Towns Community
February 15, 2013
Lawrence Board of Education accepts bid to sell School 6 property to Simone Healthcare Development; public referendum scheduled for March 20.
Electronic Medical Records at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Shown to Greatly Improve Quality of Care
February 8, 2013
Mount Sinai leadership applauds NYC Mayor Bloomberg, CDC Chief Tom Frieden for expanding NYC EMR initiative to help improve patient care.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Latino Stroke Survivors More Likely to Experience Depression
February 8, 2013
Research on stroke prevention, recovery, and disparities presented at the International Stroke Conference.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Partners with Genisphere to Develop Rapid, High-Throughput Allergy Test
January 31, 2013
The new allergy test seeks to avoid reproducibility limitations and will generate “food allergy panels” for various food allergens.
Mount Sinai’s Corita Grudzen, MD, Named a Practice Change Leader to Improve Health Care for Older Adults
January 11, 2013
National initiative aims to increase the number of health care leaders who can effectively promote innovative, high quality health care for older adults.
Emotional Factors Could Cause Fatigue and Insomnia in People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
January 9, 2013
Factors such as anxiety and depression may be the source of the two most common and disabling problems after suffering a TBI: fatigue and insomnia.
Overuse of Ambulatory Health Care Services Barely Changed in 10 Years
December 27, 2012
A new study shows that the overuse of ambulatory health care services in the United States barely changed in the decade between 1999 and 2009.
Traumatic Brain Injury Does Not Increase Risk of Dementia, According to New Study Led by a Mount Sinai Researcher
December 26, 2012
A history of traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness is not associated with an elevated risk for developing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease
Mount Sinai Researchers Survey Shows That Nearly Half of Children with Food Allergies Experience Bullying
December 24, 2012
The study, titled, “Child and Parental Reports of Bullying in a Consecutive Sample of Children with Food Allergy,” appears in the online issue of Pediatrics.
Mount Sinai Grad Student, 25, Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ In Science and Healthcare for 'Revolutionary New Ideas'
December 19, 2012
Mount Sinai's Jillian Shapiro, a graduate student in Microbiology, has been name to the second annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list in "Science and Healthcare."
Facts About Coordinated Care at Mount Sinai
December 18, 2012
Coordinated Care focuses not only on research, education and science, but on better patient-centered delivery systems and multi-disciplinary, team-based care.
Scientists Discover New Genetic Basis for Dystonia, a Debilitating Movement Disorder Impacting 500,000 North Americans
December 18, 2012
Discovery of new gene provides opportunity for development of new drugs and prenatal screening for dystonia.
Mount Sinai Medical Center Unveils New Logo and Brand
December 14, 2012
To capture the forward movement of the institution, The Mount Sinai Medical Center has revealed a single logo and new brand platform.
Facts about How Mount Sinai is Researching and Treating Brain Diseases
December 14, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is one of the world’s leading institutions in discovering better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat serious brain diseases.
Facts About The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine and Residential Tower Building Project
December 13, 2012
The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine takes The Mount Sinai Medical Center to the next level in research and patient care.
Mount Sinai Surgeon Performs First Two Percutaneous Treatments of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
December 11, 2012
Dr. Peter Faries performs minimally invasive procedure that is safer and more accurate than other methods.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Wins Prestigious 2012 Davies Award of Excellence for its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System
December 11, 2012
The Medical Center used EMR to reduce medicare readmissions 56 percent.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Attains Silver Status In City’s Healthy Hospital Food Initiative
December 11, 2012
Mount Sinai was honored for reducing access to high-calorie beverages in vending machines, meeting new standards for sodium limits, and increasing fruit and vegetable servings in patient meals.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound is More Accurate than the Stethoscope in Diagnosing Pneumonia in Children
December 10, 2012
The new study from Mount Sinai was published in the online edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Oncology-Specific Electronic Medical Records Improve Patient Care and Safety at The Mount Sinai Hospital
December 1, 2012
A majority of clinicians at Mount Sinai using electronic medical records for cancer treatment, believe the system improves patient care quality and safety.
Diane E. Meier, MD, Receives Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society
November 28, 2012
Dr. Meier was awarded the ACS's highest honor for pioneering leadership in bringing non-hospice palliative care into mainstream medicine.
Barbara Murphy, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
November 27, 2012
The appointment makes Dr. Murphy the first female chair of Medicine of an academic medical center in New York City.
Annetine Gelijns, PhD, Has Been Appointed Chair of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
November 27, 2012
Dr. Gelijns arrived in 2008 as part of an extraordinary health outcomes research and policy team.
Experts Call for Urgent On-Site Health Protection For Post-Sandy Workers, Residents, and Responders
November 21, 2012
Immediate implementation of safety measures is needed for workers cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, according to experts from Mount Sinai.
SINAInnovations Ignites Momentum For A New Era Of Innovation
November 20, 2012
1st SINAInnovations conference gathered more than 600 individuals and featured sessions that covered innovation in teaching, drug discovery, and commercialization.
Mount Sinai Researcher Finds that Being One of the Younger Kids in Class May Have a Negative Effect on Academic Performance
November 19, 2012
These findings should be taken into account before prescribing stimulants for ADHD.
Common Cranial Birth Defect: Mount Sinai Researchers Validate Genetic Links
November 19, 2012
Craniosynostosis is one of the ten most common birth defects, occurring in about 1 out of every 2,500 live births.
SinaInnovations Conference Examines How To Promote Innovation And Accelerate Discovery At Academic Medical Centers
November 12, 2012
Day One kicks-off with insights from former Verizon CEO, Leaders from Mount Sinai, Johns Hopkins, and UCSF.
Mount Sinai Researchers Present Landmark Data at American Heart Association Meeting
November 7, 2012
Impact of Education on Drug Adherence, Diabetes on Heart Disease and 3D Ultrasound Technology on Disease Detection presented at 2012 Scientific Sessions
American Heart Association Presents 2012 Research Achievement Award to Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
November 5, 2012
The award was presented Sunday, November 4 at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.
Individuals Who Have Diabetes and Advanced Coronary Artery Disease Have Significantly Better Outcomes with Bypass Surgery than Angioplasty
November 4, 2012
Highly-anticipated FREEDOM Trial establishes gold standard for treatment of high-risk patient population.
Major Cancer Facility at Mount Sinai Relocated and Expanded On Schedule in the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy
November 1, 2012
The Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center at The Tisch Cancer Institute at 1470 Madison Avenue is already treating patients.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Is Prepared for Hurricane Sandy
October 29, 2012
In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, The Mount Sinai Medical Center activated its Emergency Command Center on Sunday, October 28.
Mount Sinai’s Primary Care Associates and Mount Sinai Diabetes Center Relocate to New State-of-the-Art Facility
October 22, 2012
The move places physicians from both areas side-by-side and will allow for better coordinated and more comprehensive patient care.
Mount Sinai Receives $6 Million for Traumatic Brain Injury Research
October 19, 2012
The CDC and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research have awarded $6.65 million to the Mount Sinai Injury Control Research Center
Mount Sinai Study Demonstrates that Overeating Impairs Brain Insulin Function, a Mechanism that can Lead to Diabetes and Obesity
October 17, 2012
The current study is published online in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Mount Sinai Earns NY State's Top Safety Rating for Angioplasty
October 16, 2012
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is 1 of only 4 in the state to be awarded New York State’s highest "two-star" safety rating for angioplasty.
National Institutes of Health Awards $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program
October 15, 2012
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of nine grantees to receive research funding over next five years.
Andrew Fyfe Stewart, MD, Named Director of the Metabolism Institute at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
October 15, 2012
The Metabolism Institute is devoted to clinical and basic research in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
New Six-Gene Signature Can Predict Prostate Cancer Survival
October 9, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have identified a six-gene model that determines prognosis in men with treatment-resistant prostate cancer.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Study Shows Vitamin C Prevents Bone Loss in Animal Models
October 8, 2012
The findings from Mone Zaidi, MD, Director of the Mount Sinai Bone Program, and his team are published in the online edition of PLoS ONE.
International Business Community Makes The Mount Sinai Medical Center Destination For Comprehensive Health Assessments
October 2, 2012
Increasing numbers make special New York City trip for full-day physicals at the Mount Sinai Executive Health Program.
Rock Band Consisting of Six Gynecologic Oncology Surgeons to Perform Series of Sold-Out Concerts as Part of September’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
September 19, 2012
Band to raise awareness about gynecological cancer and raise money for women’s cancer charities.
Erin S. Dupree, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
September 18, 2012
Dr. Dupree is a nationally recognized leader in patient safety and quality who has helped Mount Sinai become among the best medical centers in the country.
Mount Sinai Announces Key Appointments In The Department Of Pediatrics
September 17, 2012
Outstanding new recruits to build on distinguished tradition of excellence in research, education and patient-centered care.
Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Sworn in as Honorary NYPD Surgeon
September 14, 2012
Dr. Fuster was one of five physicians sworn in yesterday as a member of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York.
Anti-Cancer Activity Drug IRX4204 Shows Promise as a Potential Disease-Modifying Agent for Alzheimer’s Disease
September 13, 2012
Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, presented research at 6th Neurodegenerative Conditions Research and Development Conference.
Health Care Spending in Last Five Years of Life Exceeds Total Assets for One Quarter of Medicare Population
September 10, 2012
The findings from Mount Sinai appear online in the current issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Mount Sinai Researchers Unveil New Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cell
September 10, 2012
Scientists have discovered cells that display cancer stem cell properties and resistance to chemotherapy, and participate in tumor progression.
Mount Sinai Among Pioneers in Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
August 28, 2012
Mount Sinai has the largest and one of few programs in the world to treat head and neck cancers using robotic surgery.
Dual Action Polyclonal Antibody May Offer More Effective, Safer Protection Against Osteoporosis
August 20, 2012
Results from the Mount Sinai study are published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
EurekAlert.com - "Rejected Drug May Protect Against Toxic Substance Common to Both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases"
August 13, 2012
Latrepirdine, which failed in U.S. Clinical Trials of Alzheimer’s Disease, is showing new potential in an animal model.
Researchers Rediscover Potential of Rejected Alzheimer’s Drug to Arrest Progression of Disease in Mice
August 8, 2012
Study Suggests that Latrepirdine, Which Previously Failed in Clinical Trials, May Be Successful if Tested on Patients with Earlier Stages of the Disease
Wayne Goodman, MD, Receives Career Achievement Award from International OCD Foundation
July 28, 2012
The honor was presented to Dr. Goodman at the 19th Annual International OCD Foundation Conference in Chicago.
Mount Sinai Presents Research on Robotic Surgery and HPV at Head and Neck Cancer Meeting
July 25, 2012
Benefits of robotic surgery in smokers and nonsmokers and predictors of HPV-positive head and neck cancer presented at the 8th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer.
Mount Sinai Recognized Among Nation’s Most Connected Hospitals According to U.S. News and World Report
July 23, 2012
Mount Sinai stands out among hospitals in New York City area for incorporating technology to enhance patient care while maintaining clinical excellence
Mount Sinai Selected as the Manhattan Borough Lead Organization for the Partnership for a Healthier New York City
July 18, 2012
Mount Sinai will organize and lead a coalition of community partners to identify evidence-based and innovative strategies for promoting healthy eating.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Rises to No. 14 in Best Hospitals Rankings by U.S. News and World Report
July 17, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranked 14th out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Mount Sinai Care To Participate as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization
July 9, 2012
New care coordination program created to offer high quality service and care to beneficiaries through partnership with medicare.
Mount Sinai Researcher Finds Common Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder
July 2, 2012
The study was published online by Archives of General Psychiatry on Monday, July 2.
Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Comments on the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012
Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Simpler Lifestyle Found to Reduce Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
June 26, 2012
A fresh foods diet and limited exposure to environmental chemicals in personal health products can reduce risk for adverse health issues.
Mount Sinai’s Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, Authors Study that Describes Symptoms and Severity of Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
June 26, 2012
Patient registry yields new data that is crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Study Identifies Causes for High Rates of Allergic Reactions in Children with Food Allergies
June 25, 2012
Findings from Mount Sinai researchers also show that severe reactions are often undertreated.
Mount Sinai Brings Benefit of Robotic Surgery to Sleep Apnea Sufferers
June 25, 2012
Mount Sinai, a pioneer in robotic surgery, is now offering the procedure to patients with sleep apnea, whose obstructive breathing prevents them from sleeping normally.
Migraine Medication May Be Safe in Pregnant Women
June 22, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers find that a preventive therapy for migraine has little to no increased risk for birth defects in pregnant women.
Intestinal Gel Extends Benefits of Common Parkinson's Disease Drugs
June 20, 2012
Mount Sinai presented data on 2 commonly prescribed oral medications delivered as an intestinal gel at the Movement Disorders Society's annual meeting.
Mount Sinai Receives CMS Innovation Award Under the Affordable Care Act to Improve Geriatric Emergency Care
June 15, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York today received a “Health Care Innovation Award” from the Department of Health & Human Services.
Newest Devices and Techniques for Opening Arterial Blockages to Be Highlighted at Annual Coronary and Vascular Symposium
June 12, 2012
The symposium will take place at Mount Sinai from Wednesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 16.
Mount Sinai Leads NYC in Best Doctors List from New York Magazine
June 6, 2012
New York magazine named 129 Mount Sinai physicians to its “Best Doctors” list, more than any individual hospital in New York City.
The Mount Sinai Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center Partner to Expand Health Care Services in Staten Island
May 31, 2012
The Mount Sinai Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center forged a clinical affiliation, effective March 1, 2012.
Advanced Visualization Techniques Could Change the Paradigm for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease
May 31, 2012
Imaging of blood flow, pioneered at Mount Sinai, provides a new way to look into cardiac abnormalities and dysfunction.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Opens New Urgent Care Facility On Manhattan’s Upper West Side
May 30, 2012
Emergency Medicine physicians will see walk-in patients seven days a week, with no appointments necessary.
Mount Sinai Appoints Carol Porter, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, As First-Ever Chair of Nursing
May 25, 2012
The Edgar M. Cullman Sr. Chair of the Department of Nursing is the first endowed Nursing chair in Mount Sinai's 160-year history.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Partners with WESTMED Practice Partners to Bring a Full Range of Outpatient Medical Services to Downtown Brooklyn
May 22, 2012
The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC), in partnership with WESTMED Practice Partners (WPP), announced today that it will build a comprehensive outpatient medical office in downtown Brooklyn.
Mount Sinai Researchers Present Studies On Treatment Trends, Myeloma Vaccine, and Predictive Models at Cancer Meeting
May 17, 2012
Access to care, vaccine, treatment trends among landmark research at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.
Protein Inhibitor Points To Potential Medical Treatments For Skull And Skin Birth Defects
May 15, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Honors Leaders Who Challenge the Boundaries of Science at 2012 Commencement Ceremony
May 10, 2012
Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons, PhD, delivers keynote address and receives honorary degree.
Cutting-Edge Procedure Improves Breast Surgery Outcomes at Mount Sinai's Dubin Breast Center
April 30, 2012
Seed localization is a new procedure available at only a handful of centers that allows breast surgeons to more precisely target and remove breast tumors.
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Establishes New Subspecialty Practice in Westchester County
April 27, 2012
The practice features multiple specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
Mount Sinai Presents Landmark Research at American College of Cardiology Meeting
March 27, 2012
New Statin Regimen, Unrecognized Heart Disease Symptoms, New Imaging Innovations Among Key Research at Leading Cardiology Conference
Mount Sinai’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab Receives Highest Safety Rating From New York State
March 14, 2012
New York State has recognized Mount Sinai's cath lab with the highest safety rating, marking 15 years as one of the safest cath labs in the state.
Children Who Stay on Their Parents' Health Plans Through Age 26 Have Improved Access to Care
February 13, 2012
Statelaws permitting children to stay on their parents’ health insurance through age 26 result in improved access to health care compared to states without those laws.
Radiation After Surgery Does Not Extend Survival in Lung Cancer Subtype
February 13, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found that post-operative radiation therapy does not improve outcomes in older patients with locally advanced lung cancer.
Mount Sinai Partners with Integrated Medical Professionals to Treat Complex Urological Cases
February 8, 2012
Mount Sinai has affiliated with IMP, a practice that includes Advanced Urology Centers and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York to provide complex urological care.
Decaffeinated Coffee Improves Brain Energy Metabolism in an Animal Study
February 2, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found that decaffeinated coffee may reduce impaired brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes, a known risk factor for neurocognitive disorders.
Theresa Soriano, MD, Recognized for Excellence in End-of-Life Care at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
January 19, 2012
Dr. Theresa Soriano received the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award for her efforts leading the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program.
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, Recognized by American College of Cardiology as "Gifted Educator"
January 19, 2012
Dr. Jagat Narula, Chair in Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has received the prestigious "Gifted Educator Award" for his renown as an educator in cardiology.
Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
January 19, 2012
Chemicals found in some personal-care products may contribute to childhood obesity, according to research from the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center.
Maternal Type 2 Diabetes and Low Income Significantly Increase Risk for ADHD in Children
January 2, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found that low socioeconomic status and gestational diabetes together increase the risk of ADHD in children 14-fold.
Mary V. Solanto, PhD, Receives Award for Innovative Program Treating Adults with ADHD
December 12, 2011
Dr. Solanto was recognized by Children and Adults with ADHD for a new program using cognitive behavioral therapy to improve executive function in people with ADHD.
World Trade Center Responders at Heightened Risk for Atherosclerosis
November 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found that responders at the World Trade Center site with earlier exposure to the dust cloud have greater risk of developing arterial plaque.
U.S. News and World Report and Mount Sinai School of Medicine Present Exclusive Summit on U.S. News Medical School Rankings
November 7, 2011
Transcript Available Now, Video to be Available at WWW.USNEWS.COM
Samin K. Sharma, MD, Appointed Director of Clinical Cardiology and President of the Mount Sinai Heart Network
November 3, 2011
Dr. Sharma has also been named Dean of International Clinical Affiliations, expanding the international presence of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cardiology.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine and US News present Exclusive Summit on Medical School Rankings
October 28, 2011
Mount Sinai School of Medicine hosted a summit with US News and medical education experts and deans from across the US to address the methodology behind the US News medical school rankings.
Industry Conflicts of Interest Are Pervasive Among Medical Guideline Panel Members
October 17, 2011
Conflicts of interest are common among panelists developing medical guidelines to inform clinical practice, causing the risk of industry influence.
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Appointed Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Medical Center
October 6, 2011
Dr. Fuster is re-appointed as Director of Mount Sinai Heart, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.
Eric Schadt, PhD, Named Director of Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center
September 26, 2011
Dr. Schadt's goal is to create a world-class genomic data center that will help develop and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD, Named to National Board of Medical Examiners
September 22, 2011
In her new role, Dr. Leipzig will represent the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and share the viewpoints, issues, and health policy concerns of more than 700,000 medical specialists nationwide.
Cardiovascular Translational Lab Scholar Receives Heart Failure Society of America Fellowship
September 20, 2011
Dr. Chaanine being presented his HFSA Research Fellowship Award plaque by Martin M. Lewinter, MD, Chair, HFSA Research Committee
Several Common Genetic Variants Found to be Associated With Mental Illness
September 20, 2011
New findings represent a significant advance in understanding the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Unique Study Shows Efficacy of Imaging Technology in Evaluating Heart Disease Drug Dalcetrapib
September 13, 2011
Zahi A. Fayad, PhD, Director of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, found
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Promising New Target in Treating and Preventing the Progression of Heart Failure
September 8, 2011
Roger J. Hajjar, MD, Director of Mount Sinai's Wiener Family Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, identified a new drug target that may treat and/or prevent heart failure.
First Long-Term Study of World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers Shows Widespread Health Problems Ten Years After 9-11
September 6, 2011
Researchers at Mount Sinai have found substantial and persistent mental and physical health problems among first responders and recovery workers.
Researchers Find Novel Drug Target for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
September 6, 2011
Alexander Neumeister, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has identified a promising therapeutic target in the brain that could lead to the treatment of PTSD.
Future Climate Change May Increase Asthma Attacks in Children
August 30, 2011
Perry Sheffield, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, and her team of researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Preparation for Hurricane Irene
August 28, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center has activated its emergency preparedness plan to provide for the safety of patients and staff during the storm.
Study Finds Majority of Pharmaceutical Ads Do Not Adhere to FDA Guidelines
August 18, 2011
Dr. Deborah Korenstein, Associate Professor of Medicine, led the study of pharmaceutical advertisements in biomedical journals.
Leading Treatments for Uveitis Found to be Similarly Effective, Increasing Patient Options
August 17, 2011
Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology led the study comparing the two leading treatment approaches for the eye condition uveitis.
Mount Sinai Performs First Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation on the East Coast with Novel Force-Sensing Catheter and Mapping System
July 28, 2011
The procedure was performed by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to Honor Roll of America’s Elite Hospitals By U.S. News and World Report
July 19, 2011
The Mount Sinai Medical Center ranks 16 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in the 2011-2012 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report, and earns a spot on the “Honor Roll.”
Gene that Causes Type 2 Diabetes May Also Cause Alzheimer’s
July 18, 2011
Researchers have found that a gene that causes diabetes kills nerve cells in the brain, possibly resulting in Alzheimer’s disease.
A Natural Chemical Found in Grape Seeds May Prevent Development or Progression of Alzheimer’s
July 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers found that polyphenols, a natural extract found in grapes, may help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Government, Community and Labor Leaders Join Mount Sinai to Celebrate the James Zadroga 911 Health Law
July 1, 2011
Legislation to Provide Long-Term Health Funding to the Men and Women Adversely Impacted by 9/11
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Safe and Effective Gene Therapy to Treat Severe Heart Failure
June 27, 2011
New gene therapy developed at Mount Sinai, shows clinical benefit in treating people with advanced heart failure in a Phase II clinical trial.
Mount Sinai Has 209 Physicians Named in New York Magazine’s "Best Doctors" Issue
June 20, 2011
Mount Sinai leads the New York metro area with the highest number of physicians named to the annual list.
New Research Shows the Aging Brain Does Not Respond To Experience As Well as the Younger Brain
May 24, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found reduced ability of the aging brain to learn and respond to experiences, a finding that sheds new light on the aging process.
Larry J. Siever, MD, Recognized by His Peers for Contributions to Personality Disorders Research
May 17, 2011
Dr. Siever was honored with the Judd Marmor Award Lecture at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Honolulu.
U.S. News and World Report Ranks The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Among the Nation’s Best
May 17, 2011
Mount Sinai recognized for providing distinguished pediatric care in gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, and pulmonology.
Mount Sinai Starts New Division of Psychiatric Genomics to Understand Genetics Behind Psychiatric Disorders
May 13, 2011
Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, a distinguished researcher of genetics in mental illness, has joined Mount Sinai to found the Division of Psychiatric Genomics.
Dubin Breast Center Now Offers Cutting-Edge 3D Mammography Technology
May 9, 2011
The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute is one of the first centers in the country to offer 3D mammography, allowing for earlier and more accurate breast cancer diagnosis.
Data From Mount Sinai Biobank Provides Critical Insight Into Personalized Medicine
May 4, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers find that population labels may not be helpful in predicting disease risk or guiding how a patient will respond to certain medications, as previously thought.
Researchers Estimate Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost At $76.6 Billion
May 4, 2011
New data show that, despite previous efforts to curb their use, toxic chemicals have a major impact on health care costs and childhood morbidity.
New Mount Sinai Study Shows Exposure to Certain Pesticides Impacts Child Cognitive Development
April 21, 2011
Prenatal exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates negatively impacted perceptual reasoning, a measure of nonverbal problem-solving skills.
Diabetic Kidney Failure May Be Reversed with Low-Carbohydrate Diet
April 20, 2011
Researchers have found that by administering a low-carb, high-fat diet in mice, that diabetic kidney damage was reversed, and also uncovered an array of genes associated with kidney failure.
Mount Sinai Researchers Help Identify Differences in Disease Progression in Two Subtypes of MS
April 14, 2011
New data from the American Academy of Neurology meeting describes the consequences of relapses in MS patients who initially have a progressive course.
Charles A. Powell, MD, Named Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
March 30, 2011
Dr. Powell’s collaborative translational research in lung cancer has helped lead to the recategorization of the disease.
Mount Sinai Students Celebrate Match Day and the Next Milestone in Their Careers
March 23, 2011
The Class of 2011 opened envelopes to learn where they would be spending their residency training. An overwhelming majority matched to a program of their choice.
Mount Sinai Launches Neuroimaging Study to Understand Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease
March 8, 2011
Funded by the NIH, the study will use imaging techniques and biomarkers to understand changes in the structure and function of the brain.
President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Appoints Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD to Science Board
March 7, 2011
The PCFSN engages Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles. Dr. Mechanick will assist the Board with its expanded mission into nutrition.
Mount Sinai Celebrates the “Topping Off” of the New Center for Science and Medicine Building
February 7, 2011
Set to open in 2012, CSM will bring nearly a half-million square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities to Mount Sinai.
New Study of “Sarcoid Like” Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease Finds Elevated Rates in WTC Responders
January 6, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers examined nearly 20,000 World Trade Center responders for this clinical study.
Mount Sinai Appoints Mark W. Babyatsky, MD, As Chair of Department of Medicine
December 13, 2010
Dr. Babyatsky seeks to propel Mount Sinai to the forefront of improving primary care under the new Affordable Care Act.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Awarded Grant by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
December 7, 2010
The grant will go toward instilling in students a deeper appreciation of chronic illness and the plight of the medically disenfranchised.
Hormone Oxytocin, Delivered Nasally, Intensifies Positive and Negative Memories of Mom
November 29, 2010
Mount Sinai researchers find that oxytocin enhances men's positive or negative recollections of their mother's affection during childhood.
Middle Schoolers More Interested in College and Medical Careers Thanks to Mount Sinai Program
November 15, 2010
MedStart program for Harlem middle schoolers also improved knowledge of diseases prevalent in their community such as diabetes and heart disease.
Health Resources and Services Administration Honors Dr. Jennifer Frontera As Organ Donation Champion
November 10, 2010
The HRSA has recognized Dr. Jennifer Frontera for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to organ donation and transplantation in New York State.
Mount Sinai Hosts Prestigious Clinical Practicum in Autism with Keynote from Eustacia Cutler
November 3, 2010
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry selected the Seaver Autism Center for Research & Treatment to host a clinical practicum on autism research.
Douglas A. Jabs, MD, Delivers Jackson Memorial Lecture at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
October 13, 2010
Dr. Jabs has been awarded the Jackson Memorial Lecture by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He will discuss research developments in cytomegalovirus retinitis in people with AIDS.
NIH Grants Mount Sinai $16.5 Million to Continue Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology
September 29, 2010
Contract will allow Mount Sinai to develop multidisciplinary research Centers with the goal of developing nanotechnology tools for heart, lung and blood diseases.
New Study Finds That Children with Food Allergies are Targeted by Bullies
September 28, 2010
Mount Sinai researchers have found that children with food allergies are often harassed by their classmates and teachers because of their allergies.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Appoints Randall F. Holcombe, MD As Director of Clinical Cancer Affairs
September 24, 2010
Dr. Randall Holcombe has joined Mount Sinai as Director of Clinical Cancer Affairs and Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology.
Increased Costs, Hospitalizations Seen in People with Cancer Who Leave Hospice Care Early
September 23, 2010
Researchers from Mount Sinai have found that people with terminal cancer who disenroll from hospice care have increased health care usage and costs.
Mount Sinai Implants First New Ring to Treat One Cause of Heart Failure
September 11, 2010
Dr. David Adams invented and implanted the first tricuspid annuloplasty ring in the U.S. to treat tricuspid valve regurgitation.
Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Targets to Improve Pain Management After Chronic Morphine Administration
September 7, 2010
Researchers identified changes in the brain and spinal cord that occur during the development of morphine tolerance, providing a therapeutic target for preventing it.
Swallowing Condition Puts Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Complications and Increased Length of Stay
August 17, 2010
A new study shows that patients with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, are in the hospital 40 percent longer than those that do not have the condition.
Mount Sinai Develops Technology That Uses Gold to Detect High-Risk Heart Disease
August 16, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai have pioneered a way to detect vulnerable plaques in the coronary artery using gold nanoparticles and CT technology.
Mount Sinai Continues to Lead Research on Food Allergy with Renewed NIH Grant of $29.9 Million.
August 12, 2010
Hugh Sampson, MD, Director of Mount Sinai’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, will continue as lead investigator of the multicenter research effort.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named One of the Best Hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report
July 22, 2010
Mount Sinai tops the list for geriatrics and comes in high for numerous other specialties, including gastroenterology and cardiology.
Mount Sinai Strongly Represented in New York Magazine's 2010 "Best Doctors" List
July 16, 2010
Nearly 200 faculty and staff, including those who serve at an affiliated institution, lauded for outstanding patient care.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Ranked in Top 25 of Best Children’s Hospitals in Two Specialties by U.S. News and World Report
June 4, 2010
Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is cited for excellence in pediatric gastroenterology and kidney disease.
Center of Excellence for OCD and Related Disorders Announces Its Opening
June 1, 2010
The Center treats severe obsessive-compulsive disorders and offers comprehensive evaluations, consultations, and innovative and evidence-based treatments.
Terry F. Davies, MD, receives John B. Stanbury Medal from American Thyroid Association
May 18, 2010
The American Thyroid Association recognizes Terry F. Davies, MD, Professor of Medicine, for his contributions to thyroid autoimmunity research.
Rate of Childhood Peanut Allergies More than Tripled Between 1997 and 2008
May 12, 2010
Results of a nationwide telephone survey show that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Ratings In New York State Report on Coronary Angioplasty
April 29, 2010
Samin Sharma, MD, and Annapoorna Kini, MD, Have Significantly Lower Mortality Rate than Statewide Average.
Alzheimer’s Memory Problems Originate with Protein Clumps Floating in the Brain, Not Amyloid Plaques
April 27, 2010
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that Alzheimer’s is not caused by amyloid plaques, as previously thought by many researchers.
Lisa M. Satlin, MD, Named Chair of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
March 24, 2010
Lisa M. Satlin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric nephrology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Wayne K. Goodman, MD, Honored with Mysell Lecture By Harvard Medical School
March 24, 2010
Wayne K. Goodman, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai, has been selected to deliver the prestigious Mysell Lecture at Harvard.
Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers
March 16, 2010
Mount Sinai School of Medicine presented data at the American College of Cardiology meeting evaluating heart problems in World Trade Center workers.
Mount Sinai-Led Study Finds Prenatal Exposure to Certain Manmade Chemicals Negatively Affects Childhood Neurodevelopment
January 26, 2010
A recent collaborative study links higher prenatal exposure to phthalates — manmade chemicals that interfere with hormonal messaging — to behavioral problems in children.
New Mount Sinai Support Groups Will Address the Needs of Parkinson's and Dystonia Patients and Their Caregivers
January 5, 2010
Mount Sinai launches four new support groups to assist patients with Parkinson's disease and dystonia. Topics of discussion will include nutrition, new therapies, and caregiver needs.
New York Academy of Medicine Awards Philip J. Landrigan, MD, 2009 Stephen Smith Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health
November 18, 2009
Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai and lead investigator for the National Children's Study, Dr. Landrigan helps shape environmental health policies worldwide.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards Mount Sinai Organ Donation Medal of Honor
October 2, 2009
Mount Sinai Medical Center receives the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Organ Donation Silver 1 Medal of Honor.
Mount Sinai First in Nation to Use Visually Guided Balloon Catheter in Cardiac Procedure
September 18, 2009
Physicians at Mount Sinai Medical Center became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using the endoscopic ablation system.
Majority of Surveyed Physicians Support Health Reform with Both Public and Private Insurance Options
September 16, 2009
Sixty-three percent of Mount Sinai physicians support health reform that includes both public and traditional private insurance.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Named to U.S. News Honor Roll
July 16, 2009
Mount Sinai received high marks in 11 of 16 specialties to earn its Honor Roll ranking among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" for 2009-2010.
Mount Sinai Is Strongly Represented in New York Magazine's 2009 "Best Doctors" List
June 19, 2009
New York Magazine’s 2009 "Best Doctors" issue lists 179 Mount Sinai faculty and staff, including those who serve at an affiliated institution.
Mount Sinai Medical Team to Create Spine Care Program for Retired NFL Players
June 12, 2009
Andrew Hecht, MD, Co-Chief of Spine Surgery leads team of specialists from Mount Sinai in the new NFL program.
Mount Sinai's State-of-the-Art Prostate Cancer Center Targets Quality of Life for Patients Undergoing Robotic Surgery
May 13, 2009
The resource center for prostate cancer care, led by David B. Samadi, MD, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, specializes in pre- and postsurgical care.
Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center Holds Its Second Annual "Greening Our Children" Benefit Event
May 13, 2009
Led by Mount Sinai’s Philip J. Landrigan, MD, Professor and Chair of Community and Preventive Medicine, Center research projects identify potential environmental causes of childhood diseases.
Mount Sinai Hospital Celebrates Redesignation of American Nurses Credentialing Center's Prestigious Magnet Award
May 1, 2009
The redesignation for an additional four years is considered the gold standard for nursing. Mount Sinai is among the rare 2 percent of hospitals to achieve this feat.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Becomes a 2009 EPA Region 2 Quality Award Recipient
May 1, 2009
This annual Environmental Protection Agency award honors individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the environment.
Mount Sinai Nurses Assist Mother in Delivering Twin Outside Hospital in SUV
April 24, 2009
Security cameras capture the birth of Elisabeth and Tim Brew's first twin, inside their SUV, as time runs out for making it into the hospital.
Men with Prostate Cancer Worry Less About Recurrence Than Their Partners Do
April 23, 2009
Researchers at Mount Sinai have found that when it comes to worrying about the recurrence of prostate cancer, male patients worry less than their spouses or partners.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants More Than $37 Million to The Mount Sinai Medical Center
April 21, 2009
Funds will support the Helmsley Center for Electrophysiology, establish the Helmsley Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, and establish the Sinai-Helmsley Alliance for Research Excellence Network.
New Psychiatric Program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center Addresses Special Needs of Multiple Sclerosis Patients
February 26, 2009
The new program provides for an on-site psychiatrist to assist in the identification and management of psychiatric and psychological disorders in patients with MS, including depression.
New York City Names The Mount Sinai Medical Center a Cardiac Arrest Center for Therapeutic Hypothermia
January 15, 2009
Mount Sinai received the designation because its emergency department administers a delicate cooling therapy to cardiac arrest patients that reduces the chance of brain damage and increases survival.