Facilities: Technical Expertise, Collaboration, and Clinical Research
- MSSM Shared Research Facilities (SRF) have been established as a resource for consultation or for potential collaboration to help investigators design and implement their research programs. SRFs bring state of the art instrumentation and methodologies for biomedical research within the reach of all MSSM investigators and graduate students. The facilities are staffed by experts who not only provide research services, they also are sources of instruction and training and, as such, constitute a major educational resource for those wishing to diversify or explore new avenues of research. SRF are administered through the Office of the Dean and subsidized by institutional funds of approximately 50 percent. They are available to all faculty and for fee for service. Fees may be waived for preliminary data for junior faculty preparing grant applications.
In addition, there are departmental cores and other institutional resources
- Other Shared Resources for Cancer Research: Cryogenic Facility for Viable Cell Storage, DNA Sequencing, Synthesis and Genotyping Facility, Histo-Immunology Service, Laser Capture Microscopy, Repository, and Tissue Procurement Core.
The Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery (CCMS) is a centralized, shared resource supporting animal research via veterinary, husbandry care, and research collaboration with the faculty at MSSM.
- General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Icahn School of Medicine is designed to facilitate clinical research by Mount Sinai faculty members and staff and is supported by a grant from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health. The GCRC provides the necessary infrastructure and training for Mount Sinai investigators to conduct their research studies, and resources are utilized by investigators who wish assistance in all aspects of research design, methodology, and the actual carrying out of the study as the GCRC is staffed by nurses with advanced degrees (i.e., nurse practitioners).
Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY) is an alliance of academic medical centers designed to conduct high quality trials for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the most rapid, efficient and cost-effective manner. This research organization is a consortium owned by some of the finest institutions in the New York metropolitan area, including Icahn School of Medicine.
- CenterWatch offers a wealth of online information related to clinical trials, such as a listing of more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. This site is designed to be a resource both for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.