Programs and Events

At the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we are committed to improving the health of the world’s children and supporting the training and careers of physician-scientists. We hold a number of events and programs throughout the year for our scientists and physician-scientists that highlight the outstanding current and ongoing research, promote scientific partnerships, and prepare the next generation of scientific leaders in pediatric medicine. 

Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a series of weekly presentations held on Thursday mornings from 8 AM to 9 AM from September to June each year. These sessions highlight emerging issues and best practices in Pediatrics by bringing distinguished local and visiting experts who are advancing the science and clinical practice of Pediatric medicine. Coffee and light breakfast are available to those who attend in person, and all sessions are eligible for CME Credit. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about the cutting edge advances in Pediatrics. If you have suggestions for future topics and are interested in presenting or if you would like more information, please email the coordinator for Pediatric Grand Rounds:

Child Health Research Day

Child Health Research Day is held annually in April and aims to highlight the outstanding research activities of students, residents and fellows, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, research staff, social workers, nurses and junior faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI), and the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health.

Child Health Research Seminars

The Child Health Research Seminar series highlights the current and ongoing child health research from both Mount Sinai and visiting researchers. It is co-hosted by the Department of Pediatrics and the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. The series consists of didactic seminars and practical workshops developed to appeal to researchers interested in areas including diabetes, allergy/asthma, cardiovascular outcomes and neurodevelopmental diseases. There are other topics included that are applicable to all research including approaches for consortium-based research, the use of technology and apps to engage community based participatory research, and tools for generating figures to visualize research results. The Child Health Research Seminar series takes place alternate Tuesday's at noon during the spring and fall semesters.

The co-leaders of the series are Shelley H Liu, PhD and Rebecca Trachtman, MD.

Physician-Scientist Research Residency

The Physician-Scientist Research Residency provides diverse research opportunities for promising graduates of MD/PhD programs, as well as MD students who have research experience and a commitment to a scholarly career. The program enables residents to continue their development as biomedical investigators during and after their formal clinical residency training, offering up to seven blocks of dedicated research time, and the opportunity to begin research in the intern year. Residents work with a committee of senior research advisors to develop an individualized curriculum based on their research interests. The Physician Scientist Research Residency is a separate match in the National Residency Match Program. Learn more

Physician-Scientist Pipeline Program

The Department recognizes the critical impact of support for junior physician-scientists as they build their research programs and take the first steps to an independent research career. Each year, we provide dedicated research time and research funding for up to two physician-scientists who have outstanding potential to become independently funded researchers.

Biostatistical Support Program

The Department of Pediatrics recognizes that biostatistical support can be a critical component of completing rigorous and important research. We provide biostatistical support services for trainees and junior faculty through a partnership with the Department of Population Health Science and Policy. To apply for biostatistical support, complete the application.