At the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at Mount Sinai, the Trainee Liaison Committee is a newly formed student group. Composed of postdocs and graduate students that work in various labs at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, our current members are Abi Yates, Anich Devendran, Gaya Mainkar, Judit Morla, Laura Koekkoek and Yang Xu.
What We Do
Established in 2023, our committee is in the beginning stages of creating our objectives and goals.
Our current objectives are:
- To improve communication between faculty and trainees
- To strengthen the cohesion between the trainees at the CVRI
As our committee grows, we will continue to add more goals and objectives. To achieve these goals, we will host three to four social events at the Institute.
Previous events have included a launch party, and summer yoga with a certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher. We plan to host a sports day in Central Park for the entire institute. Additionally, we are working on a newsletter that will help us announce and celebrate news on research at the Institute, grants received, and the introduction of new trainees or faculty members. We hope that these efforts will help to feel a sense of community.
To improve communication between the faculty and trainees at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, our members attend faculty meetings. This allows us to bring up any issues raised by the trainees, and to stay current with what is happening at the CVRI. All trainees can approach the committee with anything that they would like to address with faculty. We are here to mediate should anyone want to bring up any issues on behalf of trainees.