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27-Jul-2021 12:05 PM EDT
World Trade Center Responders with the Greatest Exposure to Toxic Dust Have a Higher Likelihood of Liver Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have found evidence for the first time that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts. Their study links the increase in liver disease risk to the quantity of toxic dust the workers were exposed to, which was greatest immediately after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Launches Project to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Medical Education
Mount Sinai Health System

With generous support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today a three-year project to replicate its model for dismantling systemic racism in medical education. The school has put forth a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking eight to ten partner medical schools in the United States and Canada who will participate in the Icahn Mount Sinai learning model, centered on a virtual learning platform.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Study Shows Visual Evoked Potential Is a Promising Tool for Translational Research Into Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai have identified specific transient visual evoked potential waveform abnormalities in individuals with Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS), proving the method to be an effective, noninvasive technique to gather objective data from a range of individuals, including those who are profoundly affected.

Newswise: Mount Sinai’s J Mocco, MD, to Lead the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Released: 29-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Mount Sinai’s J Mocco, MD, to Lead the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Mount Sinai Health System

J Mocco, MD, MS, Senior Vice Chair, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center, and Co-Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai, has been named president-elect of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), a scientific and educational association dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurointerventional surgery, effective July 29, 2021.

Released: 28-Jul-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Phillips School of Nursing Awarded $1.8 Million Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant
Mount Sinai Health System

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) has been awarded more than $1.8 million over four years from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to build on the school’s efforts in recruiting a diverse group of students and further creating an equitable environment. The grant is made possible through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, which helps to recruit, support, retain, and graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in nursing.

Released: 27-Jul-2021 5:00 AM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Geriatrics Remains No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings for Second Year
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Geriatrics was ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. The Mount Sinai Hospital was also listed on the “Honor Roll” of the nation’s top 20 hospitals for the sixth year in a row.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Scientists Discover Early Signs of Frontotemporal Dementia in Personalized Cerebral Organoids
26-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Scientists Discover Early Signs of Frontotemporal Dementia in Personalized Cerebral Organoids
Mount Sinai Health System

Frontotemporal dementias are a group of fatal and debilitating brain disorders for which there are no cures. In an article published July 26 in Cell, Mount Sinai researchers describe how they were able to recreate much of the damage seen in a widely studied form of the disease by growing special types of cerebral organoids in petri dishes.

Newswise: The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Grants More than $2.1 Million to Support a Psychedelics Research Study at Mount Sinai
Released: 23-Jul-2021 1:10 PM EDT
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Grants More than $2.1 Million to Support a Psychedelics Research Study at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai today announced a $2.1 million charitable contribution by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Released: 23-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Mount Sinai’s Kalmon D. Post, MD, to Lead The Pituitary Society
Mount Sinai Health System

Kalmon D. Post, MD, Surgical Co-Director of the Pituitary Care and Research Center, and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Neurosurgery, the Faculty Practice Associates, and The Medical Board at Mount Sinai, has been named president-elect of The Pituitary Society, effective Thursday, July 1

20-Jul-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Therapy That Could Be Effective in Many Cancers
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, in July.

19-Jul-2021 9:25 AM EDT
Gene Therapy May Preserve Vision in Retinal Disease and Serious Retinal Injury
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers uncover a potential pathway for treatment that can prevent blindness

Released: 21-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Recruits Internationally Recognized Cardiovascular Immunology Researcher
Mount Sinai Health System

Filip Swirski, PhD, named Director of Mount Sinai’s new Cardiovascular Research Institute

Released: 20-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Named Official Medical Service Provider for USA Fencing Team
Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance prepares athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games

Released: 6-Jul-2021 5:30 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Research Reveals How the Ebola Virus Manages to Evade the Body’s Immune Defenses
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers have uncovered the complex cellular mechanisms of Ebola virus, which could help explain its severe toll on humans and identify potential pathways to treatment and prevention. In a study published in mBio, the team reported how a protein of the Ebola virus, VP24, interacts with the double-layered membrane of the cell nucleus (known as the nuclear envelope), leading to significant damage to cells along with virus replication and the propagation of disease.

Released: 1-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Welcomes Robotic Prostate Surgery Pioneer Mani Menon, MD
Mount Sinai Health System

Robotic prostate surgery pioneer Mani Menon, MD, is joining Mount Sinai and will serve as Chief of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Urology for the Mount Sinai Health System. He will also serve as a Professor of Urology, Director of Education and Director of the Precision Prostatectomy Program in the Department of Urology at Icahn Mount Sinai and Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer at The Tisch Cancer Institute.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 6:30 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Leaders Discuss Equity, the Impact of the Pandemic on Healthcare, and the Unprecedented Era and Increasing Interest of Psychedelics on Treating Mental Health at the 2021 Aspen Ideas Health and Aspen Ideas Festival
Mount Sinai Health System

Reflections on the pandemic, developing innovative solutions to address inequities in health and medicine, and the use of psychedelic drugs to help treat psychiatric disorders are among the topics presented at Aspen Ideas Health and the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 27-July 1, 2021, in Aspen, Colorado. Presented by the Aspen Institute and sponsored by the Mount Sinai Health System, the festival is a unique forum for the exchange of ideas.

Released: 28-Jun-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Response to COVID-19 Vaccines Varies Widely in Blood Cancer Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

Patients with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma had a widely variable response to COVID-19 vaccines—in some cases, no detectable response—pointing to the need for antibody testing and precautions for these patients after vaccination, according to a study published in Cancer Cell in June.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Study Finds That Rotator Cuff Injuries Account for Nearly Half of Shoulder Injuries Among Collegiate Baseball Players, Identifies Other Risks
Mount Sinai Health System

Repetitive overhead throwing is a risk factor for shoulder injuries in collegiate baseball players, often leading to rotator cuff and biceps tendon injuries.

21-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Discover a Novel Class of Drugs That May Help Treat a Deadly Type of Lymphoma
Mount Sinai Health System

A new class of drugs that inhibits a “master switch” involved in the vast majority of cases of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a fatal subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has been discovered by researchers at Mount Sinai.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Ali N. Zaidi, MD, to Receive Prestigious Honor From American Heart Association on Long Island
Mount Sinai Health System

Cardiologist will partner with organization to create awareness for congenital heart disease to improve community health

16-Jun-2021 5:00 AM EDT
Disadvantaged Neighborhoods See More COVID-19 Infections and Deaths, Mount Sinai Scientists Report
Mount Sinai Health System

New York City neighborhoods that had higher levels of socioeconomic disadvantage experienced more COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to Mount Sinai scientists who created a neighborhood-level COVID-19 inequity index.

15-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Early Lung Cancer Coopts Immune Cell Into Helping Tumors Invade the Lungs, Mount Sinai Researchers Discover
Mount Sinai Health System

Immune cells that normally repair tissues in the body can be fooled by tumors when cancer starts forming in the lungs and instead help the tumor become invasive, according to a surprising discovery reported by Mount Sinai scientists in Nature in June.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Accelerates Drive to Diversity, Announces First Biomedical Laureates
Mount Sinai Health System

Less than eight months after unveiling its Biomedical Laureates Program, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the first Laureates to join its academic faculty, delivering on an institutional commitment to drive diversity and enhance mentorship opportunities. Both Laureates will start in July.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT
“We Find a Way”: Mount Sinai Launches National Brand and Advertising Campaign
Mount Sinai Health System

Campaign showcases the people and innovators who are relentlessly advancing medicine and health

Released: 9-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized as No. 4 on Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospital 2021 List
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the New York City metropolitan area and No. 4 globally among the most technologically advanced health care institutions on Newsweek’s list of “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021.”

Released: 8-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System Launches Elementa Labs, A Virtual Incubator Program
Mount Sinai Health System

Elementa Labs will connect health care startup companies with Mount Sinai’s vast network of research and clinical experts to advance groundbreaking health care innovations.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer and HIV-Associated Malignancy Expert to Join Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System has recruited an internationally recognized expert in the management of breast cancer and HIV-associated malignancies, Joseph A. Sparano, MD, FACP, as Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Deputy Director of The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI). Dr. Sparano will also hold the Ezra M. Greenspan, MD Professorship in Clinical Cancer Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and will oversee the expansion of clinical and research capacities of the Division and TCI.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Two Mount Sinai Leaders Receive Prestigious Honors from American Heart Association in New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

Two of Mount Sinai’s top doctors will be honored with prestigious awards at the American Heart Association’s New York City Heart and Stroke Ball, taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 9.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 7:00 AM EDT
High Caffeine Consumption may be Associated with Increased Risk of Blinding Eye Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Frequent caffeine intake could more than triple risk of glaucoma for those genetically predisposed to higher eye pressure

1-Jun-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Immunotherapy After Surgery Is Shown to Reduce Deadly Relapse Risk in Advanced Bladder Cancer
Mount Sinai Health System

A phase 3 clinical trial co-led by Mount Sinai researchers is the first to show that immunotherapy after surgery to remove bladder cancer can reduce the risk of relapse for patients who are at high risk of their cancer returning in a deadly metastatic form, according to results published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The immunotherapy nivolumab was used as an adjuvant therapy, which is given after surgery in the hopes of maximizing its effectiveness.

27-May-2021 6:30 PM EDT
A Technique for Regulating Emotion May be Effective in Disrupting Compulsive Cocaine Addiction, a Mount Sinai Study Has Found
Mount Sinai Health System

An emotion regulation strategy known as cognitive reappraisal helped reduce the typically heightened and habitual attention to drug-related cues and contexts in cocaine-addicted individuals, a study by Mount Sinai researchers has found.

Released: 28-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers Create Machine Learning Model to Predict Treatment with Dialysis or Death for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers create a machine learning model to determine COVID-19 patients most at risk for treatment requiring dialysis or critical illness leading to death.

18-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
In Utero Exposure to Tiny Pollution Particles in the Air Is Linked to Asthma in Preschoolers, Study Shows
Mount Sinai Health System

Women who were highly exposed to ultra-fine particles in air pollution during their pregnancy were more likely to have children who developed asthma, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in May. This is the first time asthma has been linked with prenatal exposure to this type of air pollution, which is named for its tiny size and which is not regulated or routinely monitored in the United States.

19-May-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Oral Medication Shows Strong Promise for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Mount Sinai-led Study
Mount Sinai Health System

An oral medication called upadacitinib yielded rapid and significant improvements in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema, in phase 3 clinical trials, Mount Sinai researchers reported today in The Lancet online.

Released: 19-May-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Experts Available and Research to Be Presented in Bladder Cancer, Disparities in Cancer and Other Areas at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting
Mount Sinai Health System

The virtual Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the largest medical meeting on the latest cancer research findings, will include several presentations by investigators from The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai physician scientists will present leading research studies, including oral presentations on bladder cancer and disparities in cancer.

Newswise: Largest Genetic Study of Bipolar Disorder Identifies 64 Regions of the Genome That Increase Risk
14-May-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Largest Genetic Study of Bipolar Disorder Identifies 64 Regions of the Genome That Increase Risk
Mount Sinai Health System

International consortium of leading psychiatric genetics scientists studied thousands of DNA sequences, more than doubling the number of regions previously identified

Released: 17-May-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Doctors to Receive Honors During American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Session
Mount Sinai Health System

William Whang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Gilbert Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are receiving the 2021 Simon Dack Awards for their exceptional contributions to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Released: 17-May-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Comprehensive Mount Sinai Study Shows Direct Evidence That COVID-19 Can Infect Cells in Eye
Mount Sinai Health System

Study Has Implications for Preventive Measures to Slow Spread of Virus

Released: 16-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Significant Reduction in Triglycerides in Patients at High Risk for Acute Pancreatitis Through Novel Monoclonal Antibody
Mount Sinai Health System

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) and a history of hospitalizations for acute pancreatitis in a phase 2 global study led by Mount Sinai

6-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Food Dyes May Cause Disease When the Immune System is Dysregulated, Mount Sinai Researchers Report
Mount Sinai Health System

Artificial food colorants can cause disease when the immune system has become dysregulated, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers report. The study, published in Cell Metabolism in May, was the first to show this phenomenon.

Newswise: Biopreparedness Expert Gustavo Palacios, PhD, to Join Mount Sinai, Strengthening Research Collaborations with Department of Defense
Released: 6-May-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Biopreparedness Expert Gustavo Palacios, PhD, to Join Mount Sinai, Strengthening Research Collaborations with Department of Defense
Mount Sinai Health System

Virologist Gustavo Palacios, PhD, is joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), where he led the application and development of molecular epidemiology to advance the field of biopreparedness. Dr. Palacios will strengthen existing research collaborations between Icahn Mount Sinai and the United States Army-Department of Defense (DoD), laying a foundation for joint research initiatives to protect national and global public health.

4-May-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Researchers Identify Cause and Drug Targets for Bewildering Rare Children’s Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers have finally cracked the code of a bewildering pediatric disease that sets off a characteristic cytokine storm—a harmful immune system overaction resembling one that arises in COVID-19 cases—and can lead to catastrophic multisystem organ failure or neurodegeneration. Their study, which identifies the cause of the cytokine storm and possible treatments, was published in Nature Medicine in May.

Released: 5-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Department of Surgery Launches Program to Combat Burnout and Manage Stress Among Surgical Faculty, Trainees & Staff
Mount Sinai Health System

Recognizing that burnout and stress have a negative impact on the personal and professional lives of faculty, staff, and trainees, as well as the quality of care that patients receive, the Mount Sinai Department of Surgery has launched the Stress Intervention Tools (SIT) program to help surgeons work through their emotions, reduce their anxiety, and manage crises.

Released: 4-May-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Health System Celebrates Nurses Week
Mount Sinai Health System

In honor of Nurses Week, Thursday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 12, Mount Sinai Health System will host several celebratory and commemorative events to celebrate the professionalism, innovation, and resilience of nurses. The events will highlight and showcase the great work of Mount Sinai nurses during this pandemic and beyond, underscoring the importance and prominence of their role in health care.

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