The Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a long tradition of conducting cutting-edge basic, clinical, and translational research. Additionally, we take pride in providing excellent training, professional development, and support of our research faculty.
We have active 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 $60 million in NIH grants and we host multiple training grants.
Today, we are building on this tradition of excellence as we incorporate researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt 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 then 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.
Juan Wisnivesky, MD, DrPh
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine