The Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, and the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health host the annual Child Health Research Day. Held in the spring, this event highlights the outstanding children’s health research activities of the departments’ students, housestaff, clinical and research post-doctoral fellows, research staff, social workers, nurses and junior faculty across the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System.
The breadth of research, broadly related to the health and welfare of infants, children and adolescents, presented in the plenary and poster sessions, exemplifies the commitment to scientific discovery and scholarship central to our academic mission. The goal is to advance collaborations between basic, clinical, and social scientists and expand scientific knowledge in the fields of neonatal, infant, child and adolescent health. The event provides a unique opportunity for junior investigators to share the results of their research with colleagues, and thereby discover new applications for their work or identify potential future areas for collaboration.
Of the research projects that are submitted for presentation, the top six projects are selected for long oral presentations and the top fifteen projects are selected for short presentations during a morning plenary session, and then others are presented by the authors in poster format.
We always invite a keynote speaker to present as part of the morning plenary program session and the speaker delivers the Dr. Howard Rappaport Memorial Grand Rounds Lecture.
The 24th annual Child Health Research Day, held on Thursday, April 7, featured 84 research projects that exemplify the commitment to scientific discovery and scholarship central to our academic mission. Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, J.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, delivered the keynote speech, "Academic Activism: Choosing the Right Time and the Right Place." Watch the keynote
We wish to thank the steering committee, poster judges, moderators, the Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute and the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and all of the authors who submitted their work. Congratulations to all of our presenters for their dedication to children’s health research and for sharing their innovative work with our community.