The Friedman Brain Institute


Education is one of the core missions of The Friedman Brain Institute. Our scientists and physicians play a crucial role in training medical students and graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. They also are instrumental in educating community physicians about advances in the field via our world-class CME program

Students learn about the latest advances in our understanding of brain and spinal cord disorders, current treatments, and the cutting-edge experimental approaches that are driving discoveries in the laboratory and clinic.

We offer doctors further clinical and research training through our residency programs in clinical neuroscience. In addition, the scientists in our postdoctoral training programs have the opportunity to work in some of the best basic science and clinical laboratories in the nation.

Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Research Training

Clinical Residencies (including Research Track)

Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai occupies a unique position among the leading biomedical research and patient care institutions in New York City.  Neither a stand-alone research institution, nor part of a university, we are a medical school embedded in a hospital with an exceptional history of bringing new knowledge to the patient bedside. Our science enterprise is translational in nature, serving the health and well-being of patients. Indeed, some of our most important discoveries were the result of our physicians’ drive to do something more, something better for their patients.

We have partnered with the Leon Levy Foundation to help the very best young biomedical academicians to bridge science and medicine in the search for understanding and healing the brain. We are also helping ensure they have the time and support to become leaders in academic research in psychiatry, neurology, or neurosurgery,

Our Physician-Scientist Track, made possible by The Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai, eliminates the long delay between research training and protected time for research that most research residency programs enforce. We offer a meaningful route to equal proficiency in science and medicine via protected time, intensive mentoring, and seed money for research. In this way, we address the need for researchers who must master a rigorous scientific approach to investigating problems in human development and disease, and who must also understand disease processes and the needs of patients.  

We are making great progress towards our goals, due to the commitment of our faculty and our translational and collegial culture. Our training programs are among the most innovative and productive anywhere, which is why the most gifted young physician-scientists come to Mount Sinai for their medical and research training.

Seminars and Related Programs

The Friedman Brain Institute offers regular lectures, seminars and other events that cover a wide range of topics on basic neuroscience and translational efforts for brain and spinal cord disorders.

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