The OFD understands that finding opportunities to publicly discuss your research is the half the battle to expanding your professional reputation required for promotion. Here are opportunities to share your expertise and build connections within the health system and the region.
The Faculty Idea Prize
The OFD awards $10,000 to collaborative, innovative research projects that can potentially be translated into a marketable product. The winners are announced each year at the Sinai Innovations Awards Ceremony. Applicants must be junior faculty from different departments who have not previously worked together. The goal of the program is to accelerate collaborative, multidisciplinary research by identifying researchers with complementary expertise and providing funding to support promising early translational technologies.
|Past recipients of the Faculty Idea Prize have included:|
|2022||Accessible, community-based neuroimaging of substance use disorder patients||Sairam Geethanath, PhD; Shilpa Taufique, PhD|
|2021||Paving the Path to Success for Trainees who are Underrepresented in Science||Sarah J. Miller, PsyD; Jamilia R. Sly, PhD; Tracy M. Layne, PhD; Uraina Clark, PhD|
|2020||SMART-PC: An accessible, palliative care mHealth tool for patients with serious illness||Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH; Maria Loizos, PhD; Melissa Mazor, PhD, MS, RN; Christopher Woodrell, MD, MS|
|2019||Developing a high throughput-screening platform to identify modulators of extracellular matrix formation using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing||Dirk Hubmacher, PhD; Tim Ahfeldt, PhD|
|2018||Identification of clinically actionable biomarkers of epilepsy via unbiased serum metabolomics analysis.||Drew Kiraly, MD, PhD; James Young, MD, PhD|
|2017||An RNA-based approach to intranasal delivery of neuropeptides to the brain||Hala Harony-Nicolas, PhD; Lior Zangi, PhD|
|2016||Exploiting Zika virus to identify novel targets to treat glioblastoma||Nadejda Tsankova, MD, PhD; Roland Friedel, PhD|
|2015||Novel teeth biomarker for neurodevelopmental susceptibility||Manish Arora, PhD; Hirofumi Morishita, MD, PhD|
Internal Research Presentation Opportunities
Disseminating your work within the Mount Sinai System is one of the beginning steps to expanding your reputation and connections and reaching the next level of academic appointments.
|Below are some opportunities you can pursue:|
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|Institute for Medical Education Research Day||An annual event showcases medical education research and education programming by Mount Sinai faculty, house staff, and students. The goals are:
|Friedman Brain Institute Art of the Brain Exhibition||The Art of the Brain is an exhibition of innovative research discoveries through photographs, paintings, and illustrations that celebrate the beauty of the brain as seen through the eyes of some of the world’s leading researchers.|