The Arnhold Global Health Institute builds on the extensive research programs already in place at the Icahn School of Medicine.

A key engine for research growth will be our pilot project grant program: the Global Health Innovation Fund. Modeled on a successful program overseen by Dr. Philip Landrigan since 2007, the Global Health Innovation Fund is being designed to accept funding from multiple entities and to make “seed grants” available to Mount Sinai physicians and scientists through a rigorously competitive, peer-reviewed process. The fund aims to support new initiatives in research, education, and patient care, as well as to give our best and brightest physicians and scientists the start-up support they need to acquire preliminary data, which they can then leverage into major, multi-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Agency for International Development and major foundations. Our initial focus will be on emerging infections, maternal and child health, cardiology, and environmental health.

Research initiatives will focus on key global health issues with the goal of generating new knowledge in infectious diseases, chronic diseases, environmental and occupational health, child health, and mental health. The Arnhold Global Health Institute also hosts school-wide research seminars and symposia on topics in global health.

At The Arnhold Global Health Institute, research is being conducted in several areas including:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Children’s Environmental Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental and Occupational Disease
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Surgery
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Women’s Health

Community members interested in promoting the goals of the Global Health Innovation Fund are encouraged to contact Nichole J. Ciampa at 212-659-1542 or in the Mount Sinai Development Office.