Programs and Events

We are committed to improving the health of the world’s children in the Department of Pediatrics at the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. We organize events and programs throughout the year for our scientists and physician-scientists that highlight the outstanding current and ongoing research, promote scientific partnerships and prepare the next generation of scientific leaders in pediatric medicine. 

Child Health Research Day

Child Health Research Day is a two-day program held annually in April that aims to highlight the outstanding research activities of students, housestaff, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, research staff, social workers, nurses and junior faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) and the Department of Preventive Medicine. The breadth of research, broadly related to the health and welfare of infants, children and adolescents, presented in the plenary and poster sessions, exemplifies the commitment to scientific discovery and scholarship central to our academic mission. The goal is to advance collaborations between basic, clinical, and social scientists and expand scientific knowledge in the fields of neonatal, infant, child and adolescent health. The event provides a unique opportunity for junior investigators in the Department of Pediatrics, MCHDI, and the Department of Preventive Medicine to share the results of their research with colleagues, and thereby discover new applications for their work or identify potential future areas for collaboration. 

Child Health Research Seminars

The Child Health Research Seminar series highlights the current and ongoing child health research from both Mount Sinai and visiting researchers. It is co-hosted by the Department of Pediatrics and the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. The series consists of didactic seminars and practical workshops developed to appeal to researchers interested in research areas including diabetes, allergy/asthma, cardiovascular outcomes and neurodevelopmental diseases. There are other topics included that are applicable to all research including approaches for consortium-based research, the use of technology and apps to engage community based participatory research, and tools for generating figures to visualize research results. The Child Health Research Seminar series takes place most Tuesday's at noon during the spring and fall semesters.

The co-leaders of the series are Supinda Bunyavanich, MD, MPH and Megan Horton, PhD, MPH.