Department of Pediatrics News
Mount Sinai Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Promising Treatment for Autism Subtype
August 26, 2013
Mount Sinai scientists have received a grant from the NIH to study IGF-1, a promising treatment for a subtype of autism.
Mount Sinai Researchers Provide the First Comprehensive and Prospective Characterization of a Genetic Subtype of Autism
June 11, 2013
First study to describe clinical presentation of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome will help guide future research and clinical care
The Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai Increases Number of Specialties Ranked in U.S. News and World Report "Best Children's Hospitals"
June 11, 2013
Kravis is ranked in 7 out of 10 specialties in this year's report.
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Gene Mutations in Congenital Heart Disease
May 12, 2013
Using high-throughput sequencing, an international research team including Mount Sinai discovers causes of severe congenital heart disease
Sarcoma Foundation of America Honors Robert G. Maki, MD, PhD, with the Nobility in Science Award
April 29, 2013
Dr. Maki was recognized for his committment to finding a cure for sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Partners with Genisphere to Develop Rapid, High-Throughput Allergy Test
January 31, 2013
The new allergy test seeks to avoid reproducibility limitations and will generate “food allergy panels” for various food allergens.
Mount Sinai Researchers Survey Shows That Nearly Half of Children with Food Allergies Experience Bullying
December 24, 2012
The study, titled, “Child and Parental Reports of Bullying in a Consecutive Sample of Children with Food Allergy,” appears in the online issue of Pediatrics.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound is More Accurate than the Stethoscope in Diagnosing Pneumonia in Children
December 10, 2012
The new study from Mount Sinai was published in the online edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Experts Call for Urgent On-Site Health Protection For Post-Sandy Workers, Residents, and Responders
November 21, 2012
Immediate implementation of safety measures is needed for workers cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, according to experts from Mount Sinai.
Common Cranial Birth Defect: Mount Sinai Researchers Validate Genetic Links
November 19, 2012
Craniosynostosis is one of the ten most common birth defects, occurring in about 1 out of every 2,500 live births.
Mount Sinai Announces Key Appointments In The Department Of Pediatrics
September 17, 2012
Outstanding new recruits to build on distinguished tradition of excellence in research, education and patient-centered care.
Study Identifies Causes for High Rates of Allergic Reactions in Children with Food Allergies
June 25, 2012
Findings from Mount Sinai researchers also show that severe reactions are often undertreated.
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Establishes New Subspecialty Practice in Westchester County
April 27, 2012
Three pediatric subspecialists from the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital are now available for families in the Westchester county area.
David H. Koch Donates $10 Million to Mount Sinai’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
April 10, 2012
The gift is one of the largest in the Institute's history and will create the David H. and Julia Koch Research Program in Food Allergy Therapeutics.
Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Childhood Obesity
January 19, 2012
Chemicals found in some personal-care products may contribute to childhood obesity, according to research from the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center.
Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary Big Apple Circus Benefit
November 14, 2011
The Mount Sinai Foundation hosted its 25th anniversary Big Apple Circus Benefit for a sold out crowd of 1,400 people.
New Research Shows $6.7 Billion Spent on Unnecessary Tests and Treatments in One Year
October 3, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers find that 86 percent of the costs are attributed to the prescription of brand-name statins to treat high cholesterol.
Mount Sinai Study Finds Foods with Baked Milk May Help Build Tolerance in Children with Dairy Allergies
June 30, 2011
Introducing foods that contain baked milk into the diets of children who have milk allergies may help them outgrow their allergies.
Researchers Estimate Environmentally-Induced Childhood Disease Cost At $76.6 Billion
May 4, 2011
New data show that, despite previous efforts to curb their use, toxic chemicals have a major impact on health care costs and childhood morbidity.
New Mount Sinai Study Shows Exposure to Certain Pesticides Impacts Child Cognitive Development
April 21, 2011
Prenatal exposure to a group of pesticides called organophosphates negatively impacted perceptual reasoning, a measure of nonverbal problem-solving skills.
Mount Sinai’s Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD, Elected as a Member of the Association of American Physicians
April 18, 2011
Dr. Jabs was among 64 individuals elected this year and honored at the Association of American Physicians annual meeting.
Mount Sinai Appoints Robert Maki, MD, PhD, As New Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
December 14, 2010
Dr. Robert Maki named Mount Sinai Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director, Sarcoma Cancer Program, at The Tisch Cancer Institute.
Mount Sinai Hosts Prestigious Clinical Practicum in Autism with Keynote from Eustacia Cutler
November 3, 2010
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry selected the Seaver Autism Center for Research & Treatment to host a clinical practicum on autism research.
Dr. Landrigan’s Research Featured at Senate Hearing on Toxic Chemicals and Children’s Environmental Health
October 26, 2010
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD, cites Children’s Environmental Health Center study in arguing on behalf of stricter evaluation of toxic chemicals.
Bruce D. Gelb, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Elected to the Institute of Medicine
October 11, 2010
Dr. Bruce Gelb was among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced today at the IOM’s 40th annual meeting.
New Study Finds That Children with Food Allergies are Targeted by Bullies
September 28, 2010
Mount Sinai researchers have found that children with food allergies are often harassed by their classmates and teachers because of their allergies.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find Lead Poisoning Highly Prevalent Among School-Aged Children in Uganda
June 29, 2010
Blood lead levels in children living near a landfill in Kampala, Uganda, are nearly 20 times higher than levels found in U.S. children.
Jia Chen, ScD, Receives Visiting Scientist Award from International Agency for Research on Cancer
June 14, 2010
Dr. Chen will spend the 2010/2011 academic year continuing her research on breast and lung cancer with collaborators at IARC in Lyon, France.
New Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified; Autism Genome Project Phase 2 Results Published in Nature
June 9, 2010
In collaboration with the Autism Genome Project, Mount Sinai has published phase 2 data on gene variants that may lead to new autism treatments.
Availability of Primary Care Physicians May Help Reduce Pediatric Surgeries
May 13, 2010
A recent study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine highlights the importance of access to pediatricians and family physicians.
Mount Sinai First NY Hospital to Remove Spleen and Gall Bladder through Belly Button
April 23, 2010
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first in New York State to remove a spleen and gallbladder completely through a one-inch incision in the belly button.
Lisa M. Satlin, MD, Named Chair of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
March 24, 2010
Lisa M. Satlin, MD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric nephrology, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Awarded $4.7 Million Grant to Study Congenital Heart Disease in Children
October 27, 2009
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards Mount Sinai School of Medicine a $4.7 million grant to investigate the genetic cause of heart problems in children.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Significantly Improves Its U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools Rankings
April 24, 2009
Over the past four years, Mount Sinai has improved in the U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings more than any other school in the United States, jumping from 32nd to 22nd.