Invest in the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute
The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) at Mount Sinai is a translational research enterprise dedicated to making and accelerating major scientific discoveries to understand, treat, and prevent the most pressing childhood diseases of our time.
The MCHDI team is comprised of outstanding physician-scientists and scientists in various disciplines - from genetics, to the environment, to personalized medicine, and beyond - (genetics, environment, neurodevelopment, cardiac, personalized medicine, etc.) who are focusing on four major areas of investigation: Allergy and Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Obesity and Diabetes.
With the advent of technological advances such as DNA sequencing, clinicians and researchers have found themselves at a breathtaking juncture of gene discovery efforts. Researchers are now able to better understand the pathogenesis of prevalent pediatric diseases that exhibit complex genetic patterns such as neurodevelopmental disorders and certain birth defects.
The MCHDI will lead the way for health breakthroughs for children, leveraging the vast expertise already developed at Mount Sinai, including that in genetics and genomics, environmental health, stem cell, cardiac and allergies, andrapidly translate scientific discovery into groundbreaking treatments and preventive therapies for children in New York City and around the world.
Did you know that 6.7 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with asthma? Or that autism, attention deficit disorder (A.D.D.), dyslexia, and mental retardation now affect 10-15 percent of our nation’s children? Or that obesity among children ages 6 to 11 has tripled in the past 30 years? The statistics are staggering and the time to focus on reversing these trends is now.
You can help make a difference, not only in the health of children today, but for generations to come by making a gift to the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. Mount Sinai seeks to raise $85 million for the institute and the rebuilding of the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Your support will provide direct resources to advance this work for children and help us make faster progress. For more information, please e-mail Monica Sohn in the Development Office at Mount Sinai, call her at 212-659-8500, or donate online today.
Bruce D. Gelb, MD
Director, The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute