Office of Research

The Department of Medicine has active and robust research programs taking place across all 12 of our divisions as well as in conjunction with our research institutes. There are nearly 300 researchers working in almost 50 labs in the Department of Medicine. Our faculty is responsible for nearly $82 million in NIH grants and we are ranked 14th nationwide in funding, according to Blue Ridge. We also host multiple training grants.

Today, we are building on this tradition of excellence as we incorporate researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s into our expanded health system. With access to a larger population of patients for clinical trials, our researchers now have even more opportunities to turn their lab-based discoveries into clinical realities. This new and dynamic environment also provides excellent opportunities for our junior research faculty to conduct population-based research.

Our department is committed to the professional development and support of junior research faculty. We provide career counseling, a structured mentoring plan, access to biostatistical support, and assistance in preparing and submitting grant proposals. We are proud of our strong track record of mentoring junior faculty who successfully obtain K awards, and transitioning them into independent investigators.

Our clinical trials office supports investigators conducting industry-sponsored and federally-funded clinical trials. The office oversees more than 100 clinical studies at any one time and provides support for the entire process from budget negotiation, to regulatory compliance, to implementation and reporting.

Here in the Department of Medicine, our goal is to provide the best, most nurturing environment for our fellows and junior faculty researchers and our most seasoned investigators. We welcome you to our website and encourage you to explore the many research projects and outstanding research groups in our department.

The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is a centralized office established to enhance patient safety, promote high-quality research, ensure fiscal and regulatory compliance, and encourage clinical translation collaborations.  Our goal is to assist investigators within the each departmental subdivision in conducting industry-sponsored and federally funded clinical trials.   Our commitment to the research community will provide ongoing support to investigators to be leaders in clinical research. The clinical trials office coordinates all clinical trials for the Department of Medicine across all of our campuses in the health system. The office provides resources for PIs who need assistance in all regulatory, compliance, financial and protocol areas.

The research institutes, centers, programs and laboratories in the Department of Medicine are outlined here.

The Department of Medicine’s Office of Grants and Contracts is responsible for facilitating the submission of grant and contract proposals for physician-scientists in the Department of Medicine in coordination with other departments throughout the Mount Sinai Health System’s research community. To do so, we ensure that research proposals, related documents and approvals, and special considerations are reviewed and approved by appropriate administrators.  The office also assists with troubleshooting of the InfoEd portal and provides Divisional Administrators with some guidance with post-award management issues to ensure that all proposed financial documents are completed.

For assistance with grants and contracts, please contact Office of Grants and Contracts Manager Ana Hirschfeld