Harlem World - Mount Sinai Leaders Open The Leon and Norma Hess Center

 – December 14, 2012  –– 

The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine at Mount Sinai officially opened Thursday, housing significant areas of six of Mount Sinai’s most influential institutes focusing on brain, cancer, heart, children’s health, genomics and imaging. With a half-million square feet of space, the Hess Center increases the medical center’s research capacity by nearly 30 percent and is designed to facilitate real-time collaboration between physicians, investigators, and specialists from across disciplines. “The Hess Center will serve as the focal point of Mount Sinai’s research and clinical programs,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Mount Sinai is a magnet for world-class researchers making critical contributions toward the understanding of the cause of human disease,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
- Mr. Peter May, Chairman of the Boards of Trustees, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Dr. Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Dr. Dennis S. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Dr. Steven Burakoff, Director of The Tisch Cancer Institute, Professor, Oncological Sciences, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Dr. Eric Nestler, Professor & Chair Neuroscience, Director of The Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Dr. Eric Schadt, Professor & Chair Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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