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The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, over 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube .

Last Update: January 2023

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was established in 1963 under a charter from the New York State Department of Education. Created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital, the hospital and Icahn Mount Sinai together comprised the Mount Sinai Medical Center. In 2013, it combined with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System which would encompass the Icahn Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses throughout the New York metropolitan area. In 2018, the number of member hospitals expanded to eight when Mount Sinai South Nassau (formerly South Nassau Communities Hospital) joined the Health System. Together, Icahn Mount Sinai and the member hospitals serve some of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world.

Icahn Mount Sinai is among the top twenty medical schools in the United States in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and currently ranked number 14. Its multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a continuum that runs from the laboratory to patient care delivery. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training opportunities. The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine provides approximately 550,000 square feet of space in which scientists and physicians can work in close proximity and collaborate to advance Mount Sinai’s efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent human disease. Currently, more than 1,250 students are enrolled in 11 degree-granting programs: MD; PhD in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience; Master of Science in Biomedical Science; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; Master of Science in Biostatistics; Master of Science in Biomedical Data Science; Master of Science in Epidemiology; Master of  Health Administration; Master of Science in Health Care Delivery Leadership; and Master of Science and PhD in Clinical Research. Approximately 525 students are pursuing an MD; 300 are working toward a PhD; and 362 are seeking a Master’s degree. Some students are pursuing dual degrees, primarily a MD/PhD, MD/MSCR, or MD/MPH. Icahn Mount Sinai also offers postgraduate research and clinical training opportunities which further attracts an outstanding and diverse student body to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai campus stretches from East 98th Street to East 102nd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, cradling Manhattan’s Upper East Side and East Harlem communities.

Last Update: March 2023

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospitals, acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. Ranked among the top hospitals nationwide, the institution serves one of the most diverse populations in the world. In the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings, Mount Sinai Hospital is designated with highest recognition and 11 of our specialties are ranked nationally. Our pediatric center, Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai is also recognized on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently earns Magnet status for nursing care, and it is the only medical center in New York State to earn Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City, and its Mount Sinai Access service is one of the largest and most sophisticated inpatient transfer services in the city.

Last Update: June 2021

Since its inception, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has fostered community partnerships to optimize the care of diverse/vulnerable populations. Faculty members have benefited from collaborations with underserved, often hard-to-reach populations as well as the front line clinicians that care for them, in terms of faculty members’ efforts to recruit diverse populations for research, develop research partnerships and ensure that community expertise, experiences and priorities inform their work.

In partnering with investigators, members of the community have benefited from greater access to medical resources, educational programs, technical assistance with program development and evaluation, and obtaining funding and collaborators to implement their research and project ideas. The Centers for Community and Academic Research Partnerships (CCARP) at Mount Sinai facilitates the formation and transformation of these partnerships so that they become the catalyst for groundbreaking research that uncovers and addresses important social, environmental, and health problems; builds skills among academic and stakeholders; and improves health of communities.

CCARP connects Faculty and diverse stakeholders so to maintain the values and cultures of stakeholders in a respectful and thoughtful manner throughout the research process by utilizing our accelerator model. Based in team science, diverse board experts form topic-specific "accelerators", rapidly generating new ideas, questions, approaches, and projects. These accelerators are comprised of patients, advocates, clinicians, researchers, funders, public health and industry leaders. This innovative model has the power to maximize research quality and efficiency, improve patient care and engagement, optimize data democratization and dissemination among target populations, contribute to policy, and lead to systems changes needed to address the root causes of disparities. 

CCARP creates a unique environment where all stakeholders learn from one another and address issues affecting the well-being of communities. CCARP builds and supports stakeholder/academic research partnerships through our accelerator model and develops skills and infrastructure to conduct high-quality community–engaged research. Seasoned experts offer one-on-one support and initial consultations to identify novel research questions. In addition, they can provide and initial consult on grant proposal development, research design, as well as how to best implement effective recruitment and retention strategies. CCARP can further assist on how to evaluate, communicate and disseminate research outcomes to improve health, systems of care, policies and local environments.

Last Update: March 2019

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Our Charge
To support the Mount Sinai Health System in embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as key drivers for excellence and innovation for unrivaled health care delivery, medical and health education, and research.

Our Role
To serve as consultants and subject matter experts on best practices in diversity and inclusion whereby we advise on policies and procedures and provide education on inclusive and anti-racist practices to promote equity and inclusion for all.

Our Structure
A systemwide entity, our division consists of three units and a portfolio of special initiatives:

Units

Corporate Health System Affairs (CHSA)
Based at Mount Sinai’s Corporate Services Center, CHSA recommends and establishes best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion management to engage the organization in cultural effectiveness, promote anti-racist practices, eliminate disparities, and enhance the patient experience for all. The CHSA staff manages, promotes, and partners with health system leadership on dedicated programs in key DEI areas of focus.

Patricia S. Levinson Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA)
Based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CMCA supports students and faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in science and medicine to advance diversity at all levels within the medical and graduate schools. CMCA staff directs innovative and coordinated approaches through educational pipeline programs, diversity affairs, school-wide diversity initiatives, and training and education programs focused on the intersection of​ medicine, science, and social justice through an urban health lens. ​

Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)
Based at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CEYE operates a range of school-year and summer programs geared to youth belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine. CEYE staff develop and maintain exclusive partnerships with surrounding schools and departments to help more than 200 students each year from grade seven through college prepare for careers in science and healthcare.

Special Initiatives

Diversity Innovation Hub (DiH)
Launched in October 2019, the DiH was formed to partner with local community, health and technology experts to address disparities in health and health care. DiH consists of several design teams (students, trainees, staff, community leaders, and stakeholders), which help to identify challenges, formulate new ideas, find resources, and explore new investments to advance health care. The DiH organizes regular meetups for the healthcare and innovation community. 

United in Solidarity (UiS)
Launched on Juneteenth (June 19th) 2020, UiS is an online platform that serves to support, connect, and inform the Mount Sinai community of efforts to instill an anti-racist culture and promote anti-racist practices across the organization. The platform is home to an extensive resource guide of print and social media to educate on matters of racism, prejudice, and bias in the United States. Also featured are the “Affirmations” and “Blog” pages, which include statements and stories from Mount Sinai departments, faculty, and staff to encourage the community to create the reality of ending racism.

For more information visit the Office for Diversity and Inclusion or contact Ashley Michelle Fowler, ODI/CMCA Administrative Manager.

Last Update: December 2023

The Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library supports education, research, and clinical practice within the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The Levy Library, located on the 11th floor of the Annenberg building with extended-hours student space on the 10th floor, provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate learning and studying, research, and collaboration. With the Academic Information Technology (ASCIT), the Library supports 74 networked Windows workstations with statistical and specialty software, two computer classrooms, copying, scanning and printing.

The Library staff has selected and organized an extensive collection of over 275 biomedical, nursing and science databases, 93,000 e-journals, 350,000 e-books, and 5,000 print resources. Remotely access the electronic resources anywhere in the world using ISMMS credentials. Items not available online may be requested at no charge via interlibrary loan.

The Libraries team serves as guides and partners on information retrieval, knowledge management, evidence synthesis such as systematic reviews, research impact and scholarly communication issues. Librarians provide instruction to faculty, staff, trainees and students on topics including efficiently developing search strategies, best practices for finding evidence based information sources and research instruments, data management and sharing, and reference management. Questions regarding library services, resources, and research support can be submitted via email, chat, or phone using the Ask a Librarian Service or in person.

The Library manages the Levy Library Press which provides a platform for inter-professional scholarship that promotes open research across science, medicine and nursing. The Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine provides a mentored learning environment in transformative and sustainable scholarly communication. Practical Implementation of Nursing Science is a partnership with the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at Mount Sinai.

The Library and its Instructional Technology Group are part of the Academic and Research Informatics division within Digital Technology Partners at Mount Sinai. Within Academic and Research Informatics we work closely with Arthur H. Aufses, Jr. MD Archives and Records Management, Academic Systems, Academic Information Technology (IT) Support, and Research Administration IT. Learn more about the Library's commitment to antiracism and inclusion, our facilities and services on the Levy Library web page.

Visit the Levy Library or contact the Associate Dean for Libraries Information Sciences for more information.

Last Update: February 2023

The Mount Sinai Health System’s Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine (“Hess Center”) comprises nearly 500,000 square-feet of new, state-of-the-art medical research and clinical facilities. The Hess Center features six floors of laboratory space and two floors of outpatient clinical space.

The Hess Center houses the clinical and research facilities of Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute, as well as laboratories for The Friedman Brain Institute, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Icahn Genomics Institute, BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute, and The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute. These research institutes benefit from convenient access to the building’s full floor devoted to advanced imaging technologies. The Hess Center also promotes greater access to technology across disciplines, including a 2,200-square-foot data center that significantly expands the capacity of Minerva, Mount Sinai's high-performance supercomputer, which already ranks among the nation’s largest systems in academic medicine.

Visit the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine for more information.

Last Update: March 2023

Information for Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 is to be collected from your department. As per NYSCF, if your department does not have these numbers, please mark down “0” and explain with a sentence or two in the additional comments section. Answers for Section 5: Institutional Policies are below:

Section 5: Institutional Policies

What is your institutional policy regarding paid family leave and pausing the tenure clock?
Family Leave – ISMMS offers eligible employees unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks, consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act.  However, qualifying sick time and vacation time may provide some level of payment to individuals during their leave.

Is there additional support available on top of the recruitment account to fund paid family leave and pausing the tenure clock?
Tenure Clock Policy Information: Scroll down to 4. Adjustment of Academic Clock.  Additional support is not available.

What is your institutional policy regarding balanced gender representation on internal committees?
Across the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we strive to achieve diverse representation by discipline, race/ethnicity, gender, and other attributes. 

Our current guidelines for search committees charged with recruiting a Department Chair or Institute Director require that the Committee Chair appoints a Diversity Advocate who helps ensure the search is equitable. Additionally, the search committee composition will always aim to include at least one female faculty member and one member from a group Under-Represented in Science or Medicine (URiSM) unless exceptional circumstances make this impossible.

Last Updated: May 2023