Office of Academic Development and Enrichment Events

Every year, OADE and related groups at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) team up to host comprehensive workshops, seminars, and discussions designed to help junior faculty plan their careers. Your feedback is vital to OADE's success -- if you don't see an event for a topic you're interested in, we encourage you to contact Please view our calendar to find out what is currently scheduled.

Ongoing Events and Programs

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk is an informal gathering that will introduce you to resources at ISMMS, let you know about seminars we have coming up, and give you the chance to meet other new faculty. The Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment, Lakshmi Devi, Ph.D., and the Associate Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment attend Coffee Talk to answer any questions you may have about the Mount Sinai Health System. New faculty of all ranks are welcome to join. Coffee Talk is held bi-monthly on the 4th Tuesday of February, April, June, August and October in the Starbucks in Annenberg Lobby (1468 Madison Avenue). Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Junior PI Club (JPIC)

JPIC is a group of junior ISMMS faculty that create a casual forum for junior PIs to network and make new friends. Events are typically held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Da Capo (1392 Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Street). For more information, contact or

Faculty Idea Prize

The Office of Academic Development and Enrichment seeks to highlight collaborative, innovative research conducted by young investigators in the Mount Sinai Health System by awarding prizes. A recent prize, the "Faculty Idea Prize" sought a multi-disciplinary research idea that could be translated into a marketable product. Applicants are typically restricted to tenure-track assistant professors who have completed fewer than 5 years at their rank.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Faculty Idea Prize.  

Contact Us

Lakshmi A. Devi, PhD
Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment
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Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP
Associate Dean for Academic Development
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Elizabeth Urbanski, MPA
Program Manager
Tel: 212-241-3201
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Ramaa Chitale, MPH
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-0999
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General Inquiries
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Calendar of Events

View the calendar for more information.