Convocation

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Convocation 2018

Convocation 2018 will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At this ceremony, we renew the School’s commitment to excellence in research, education, and clinical care, and recognize individual faculty for their outstanding contributions to serving science and society. We also honor the generous donors who provide the support our faculty need to succeed. We confer endowed professorships and awards to honor both the accomplishments of our faculty and the vision of our donors.

The ceremony includes two components:

State of the School Address
Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, will present the State of the School Address, an overview of the School’s accomplishments during the past year and describe plans for the coming year.

Presentation of the Endowed Professorships
A cadre of outstanding faculty will be installed into endowed chairs, honoring both their achievements and the generosity and vision of our donors. 

Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Professor in Psychiatric Epigenomics

Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS
Anna A. Greenwall Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development

Marta Filizola, PhD
Sharon and Frederick Klingenstein/Nathan Kase, MD Professorship

Ethylin Wang Jabs, MD
Mount Sinai Professor in Developmental Genetics

Jian Jin, PhD
Mount Sinai Professor in Therapeutics Discovery

Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS
Hermann Merkin Professor in Palliative Care

Andrew B. Leibowitz, MD
Mount Sinai Professor in Perioperative Care

Ruth JF Loos, PhD
Charles Bronfman Professor in Personalized Medicine

Adam A. Margolin, PhD
Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Richard B. Rosen, MD
Belinda Bingham Pierce and Gerald G. Pierce, MD Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology

Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, MPH, MS
Bachmann-Strauss Professor

Eric Schadt, PhD
Mount Sinai Professor in Predictive Health and Computational Biology

Paul A. Slesinger, PhD
Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Neuroscience