We encompass a number of important research initiatives including the Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center; the Older Americans Independence Center; the National Palliative Care Research Center; the Research Institute on Aging; and our own independently funded geriatric palliative care investigators. We are proud of our strong and consistent track record of funded and published clinical research in palliative care in aging populations.

Our research is done collaboratively with basic science departments and institutes at Mount Sinai. Our department houses and has strong affiliations with the following programs and organizations:

Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center

Located at the James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center in the Bronx, this center is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and focuses on diseases commonly associated with aging as well as care delivery to elders. We have developed and implemented several new models of geriatric and palliative care, a variety of clinical educational initiatives, and evaluations to facilitate dissemination of successful programs and improve clinical care for older veterans.

National Palliative Care Research Center

A national center housed in our department, the National Palliative Care Research Center aims to promote, fund, and coordinate palliative care research across the United States. It supports talented young palliative care researchers, facilitates an annual retreat and research symposium, and provides research technical assistance.

Research Institute on Aging

Located at the Manhattan Division of the New Jewish Home, the institute addresses geriatrics and gerontology relevant to older adults with chronic conditions. Its multidisciplinary approach recognizes the complex interrelationships among biophysical, social, and psychological processes that influence the functioning and well-being of older adults and their families.

Independently Funded Department Investigators

Our department investigators pursue a robust program of clinical and epidemiological research in palliative care and aging, with an emphasis on medical decision-making, ethics, symptomatology, and health services.

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center 

Working with other Mount Sinai departments and our partners at the New Jewish and the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the center recruits and trains academic leaders and supports pilot and exploratory research to serve as a model for research within the field of geriatrics. The focus of our research is promoting independence through pain and symptom management.

The Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center

We work to increase the availability of quality palliative care services for patients facing serious illness. To this end, we support public policy, public education, professional training, and research. Learn more