The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute’s newsletter provides the latest news and information about our research programs, educational events, clinical studies, as well as important resources and faculty accomplishments. Through collaboration and innovation, we spearhead critical research of diseases that affect infants, children, and adolescents as we train the next generation of leaders in pediatric science and medicine.
2023 Spring Newsletter
2022 Annual Report
The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute (MCHDI) is a translational research enterprise with the mission of advancing knowledge and therapies for diseases affecting infants, children, and adolescents. Led by Bruce D. Gelb, MD, the MCHDI provides an intellectually rich and supportive environment for fostering collaborative scientific investigation and Mount Sinai’s “bench to bedside” philosophy, as well as training the next generation of scientific leaders in pediatric medicine.
2022 Fall Newsletter
For our fall newsletter, we highlight the expansion of brain tumor research conducted by MCHDI faculty through the opening of the Children’s Brain and Spinal Tumor Center as well as important findings in hematopoietic stem cell research. We feature our trainee leadership committee achievements and future goals, 2022 trainee pilot awardee, and welcome two new faculty members.
2022 Spring Newsletter
For our spring newsletter, we announce the promotion of our MCHDI Director, Bruce D. Gelb, MD, to Dean for Child Health Research at the Icahn School of Medicine. We feature research advancements in the areas of Immunology and Cardiology, highlight our faculty pilot awardees and welcome new faculty members in 2022.
2021 Annual Report
In 2021, our institute explores the effects of genetics and environment on the health of infants and children. We continue to provide support to our faculty and trainees with a variety of ongoing research initiatives and projects.
2021 Fall Newsletter
Our fall newsletter covers topics on food allerigies and erythropoiesis. We also introduce the 2021 trainee pilot awardees, announcements from the trainee leadership committee and new faculty members.
2021 Spring Newsletter
Our spring newsletter discusses decreasing sperm count and prenatal phthalate exposure as well as the role of the renal BK channel. We also introduce the 2021 faculty pilot awardees and their projects.
2020 Annual Report
In 2020, the MCHDI's strategic initiatives continued to advance while contributing to efforts related to SARS-CoV-2. We have also pledged to renew our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the larger mission at Mount Sinai.
2020 Fall Newsletter
Our fall issue focuses on COVID-19 research breakthroughs, trainee pilot grant projects, and introduces the new incubator series that will be organized by our trainee leadership committee.
2020 Summer Newsletter
In this issue, we highlight faculty research advances and achievements including exploring why children may be less susceptible to COVID-19 and introducing a telehealth program that provides free patient connectivity and education devices to pediatric patients who qualify for COVID-19 monitoring.
2019 Annual Report
In 2019, our institute took substantial steps to expand its mission and execute two major strategic goals to establish a Pediatric Clinical Trials Office and Inborn Errors of Immunity Center as well as continue efforts to recruit key faculty to support ongoing initiatives.
2019 Fall Newsletter
This issue helps us understand more about holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain disorder, and DDX3X syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with intellectual disabilities including autism.
2019 Spring Newsletter
Our two feature research articles discuss chemical modulators of brain plasticity affecting brain health in children and present insights into the early life of the gut microbiome.
2018 Annual Report
In 2018, we have taken steps to implement major strategic and fundraising goals. The MCHDI has made significant progress in its initiative focused on pediatric precision medicine.
2018 Fall Newsletter
This issue our two spotlight articles present possible therapy options for patients with type 1 diabetes and identify maternal factors contributing to obsessive-compulsive disorder risk. We welcome new faculty and the trainee leadership committee continues to organize workshops and events focused on improving the trainee experience at the MCHDI.
2018 Spring Newsletter
This issue highlights advancements in our pediatric precision medicine initiative and results from an MCHDI funded faculty pilot project to identify genes involved in peanut allergy reactions. We also congratulate two new trainee pilot grant recipients and welcomed new extramural and intramural faculty members to our institute.
2017 Annual Report
In 2017, we introduce exciting new programs launched and highlight the impressive achievements of our faculty and trainees.
2017 Fall Newsletter
In this issue, we feature important findings on reproductive health and highlight our junior faculty for being the second resident and first female resident in the country to receive an R01 grant. We also announced the launch of the new trainee pilot grant program and welcomed two new faculty members to our institute.
2017 Spring Newsletter
Read about the latest advancements in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and behavioral biomarkers assessing medical adherence. In this issue, we also congratulate our pilot grant recipients, young investigator award recipients and welcome two new external faculty members to our institute.
2016 Annual Report
A look at the faculty growth, research advancements, and new initiatives focused on trainees in 2016.
2016 Fall Newsletter
The fall issue presents the latest research on cardiovascular research, eating and weight disorders, and highlights the recipients of two major NIH grants to fund children’s environmental health research. We also introduce four new faculty members and our newly formed trainee leadership committee.
2016 Spring Newsletter
In this issue we explore the link between hospital-based environmental exposures and neurodevelopment of preterm infants. We also investigate how metabolic pathways during embryogensis might influence cancer cell proliferation.
2015 Annual Report
A look at faculty growth, awards, honors, grants, scientific advances and others news of 2015.
2015 Fall Newsletter
We are learning quite a bit by reconstructing the exposome, and discovering the bone-related pathway that stimulates pancreatic beta cells.
2015 Spring Newsletter
In this issue we consider the implications of skin-gut communication in food allergy, and review the latest research on diabetes in children. We also discuss epigenetics related to these allergies in children, as well as the epigenomics of neural tube defects.
2014 Annual Report
In 2014, Mindich saw growth and advances in faculty, staff, recognition, and communications.
2014 Fall Newsletter
In this issue, we explore both environmental and genetic causes of childhood conditions.
2013 Annual Report
A look at our laboratory headquarters, publications, programs, and team in 2013, along with an overview of the year “by the numbers.”
2012 Annual Report
A significant year for Mindich, 2012 solidified our model and mission as we reached important milestones.