1. Nash Family Department of Neuroscience

About Us

The Nash Family Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a top National Institutes of Health-funded research and education branch of Icahn Mount Sinai. Renowned for our nationally and internationally recognized laboratories, expert faculty, and mold-breaking research, the Department is where some of the most innovative ideas and approaches to brain and nervous system disorders happen. Our work is supported by a culture of open-mindedness and a welcoming environment that attracts students, trainees, and faculty from across the globe.

Mission Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our goal is to support highly innovative research in basic and translational neuroscience by creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that empowers all members of our community to contribute to scientific discovery. Our goal is to generate an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that fosters creativity to fully understand nervous system function and develop therapies and cures for nervous system diseases. We commit to listening to and learning from the many diverse voices of our community in order to remove barriers to opportunities and success while promoting equality for everyone.

Commitment to a Healthy Work Environment

The Nash Family Department of Neuroscience and The Friedman Brain Institute have instituted a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any sort. We encourage people of all genders and ranks to notify the leadership of any misconduct. Knowing that this may be difficult for some, this form is anonymous. If you wish to receive a response to any of your comments, please include your name and email address.

Anti Racism

We denounce all forms of racism and bias endemic in our society. Bias, as well as structural and overt racism, negatively affect our trainees, staff and faculty, and prevent us from reaching our full potential.

We pledge that:

  • All our faculty, trainees, and staff will become educated to recognize and combat racism.
  • We will continue to build partnerships with local and underserved communities to provide opportunities and promote equity, diversity and inclusion in science and medicine.
  • We will actively listen to and respect, support, as well as advocate for our trainees, faculty and staff who have been subject to racism and bias, including those that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We will work to increase their representation, demand equitable treatment and opportunities, and actively report our progress.
  • We will work to end racial inequality within our department and among the greater community represented by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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