At Mount Sinai, our Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine is committed to offering a variety of in-house programs and support for affiliated organizations conducting research around our patient population. These programs and affiliated organizations include:
Institute for Care Innovations at Home
The Institute for Care Innovations at Home conducts research around home-based care. Researchers in the Institute analyze data around outcomes, readmissions, patient satisfaction, and support among caregivers, with the aim of developing insights to apply to patient care. The Institute partners with Mount Sinai at Home, which provides home-based care and allows the Institute to access data on a broad range of patients seen within the Health System. Our findings not only have a positive effect on care at Mount Sinai, but also help to drive home care across the country.
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)
The Claude D. Pepper OAIC is one of 15 centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research education around the country. Working with other Mount Sinai departments and our partners at The New Jewish Home and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, the OAIC recruits and trains academic leaders and supports pilot and exploratory research to serve as a model for research within the field of geriatrics. The focus of our research is promoting independence through pain and symptom management. Requests for applications are sent via email and posted on the OAIC website.
Through the OAIC, we are also proud to offer biostatistician consultations to our faculty. These consultations can be used for both pre-award and post-award questions related to statistical analysis. To request a consultation, investigators should complete this form.
The Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center
The Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center works to increase the availability of quality palliative care services for patients facing serious illness. To this end, we support public policy, public education, professional training, and research. This center unites the National Palliative Care Research Center, which focuses on research, and the Center to Advance Palliative Care, which is dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for patients facing serious illness. Learn more
National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)
A national center housed in our Department, the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) aims to promote, fund, and coordinate palliative care research across the United States. It supports talented palliative care researchers, facilitates an annual retreat and research symposium, and provides research technical assistance.
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR)
Supported a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program at ISMMS is a National Training Center (NTC) of the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The program provides medical students from ISMMS and other schools with a 12-week immersive, enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Information on the program, potential mentors, and the application form are available here.Interested students should contact Deborah Watman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Institute on Aging
Located at the Manhattan Division of the New Jewish Home, the Research Institute on Aging addresses geriatrics and gerontology relevant to older adults with chronic conditions. The Institute’s multidisciplinary approach recognizes the complex interrelationships among biophysical, social, and psychological processes that influence the functioning and well-being of older adults and their families.
Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, the Geriatric Research, Educational and Clinical Center (GRECC) is affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and focuses on diseases commonly associated with aging, as well as delivery of care to older adults. We have developed and implemented several new models of geriatric and palliative care, a variety of clinical educational initiatives, and evaluations to facilitate dissemination of successful programs and improve clinical care for older veterans.
Research Training on Persons Living with Alzheimer's and Disease Related Dementias and Other Older Vulnerable Adult Populations
The Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offer a 2-year, interdisciplinary research training fellowship focused on people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and other older adult vulnerable populations (OAVP). Areas of emphasis include health services research and policy, epidemiology, behavioral health, psychosocial and socioeconomic contributors to health, and translational research.