Translational Research:
Linking Basic Science with Clinical Practice

Mount Sinai has a proud tradition of translational research, and our residents have numerous opportunities to become vital members of our family of researchers at Mount Sinai Medical School and at the Bronx VA Medical Center. Our Centers of Excellence in areas as diverse as autism, OCD, eating disorders, mood disorders and dementia actively combine clinical care with clinical research, while the Friedman Brain Institute explores cutting-edge concepts in neuroscience. Researchers at the Bronx VA are tackling fundamental questions in the treatment of trauma, the prevention of suicide, and other issues crucial to implementing the best of evidence-based care for our veterans.

All residents have opportunities to do clinical or basic science research with excellent mentors. To explore the wide variety of research topics and methodologies available at Mount Sinai, please see: Departmental Research Centers, Programs, and Labs.

The Residency Program also has a Physician-Scientist Track with a more specific focus on Research: Physician Scientist Track.

Through our close relationship with the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine, we encourage residents to explore and think about potential future directions for our field. In the following video, our Director of Residency Training, Ronald Rieder, MD, interviews Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute, on the topic of Epigenetics and Psychiatry as part of a new interview series on translational neuroscience research at Mount Sinai.

View video of interview


Contact Us

Tel: 212-659-8734

Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
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New York, NY 10029

Related Resources

Residency + PhD Program [PDF]

Interview Series: Translational Research

Psychiatry Director of Residency Training Ronald Rieder, MD, interviews Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute. Watch video