Mount Sinai Receives NIH Grant to Train Clinician-Scientists in Emergency Care Research

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The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has been awarded $3.026 million in funding to support its Clinician Scientist Training Program in Emergency Care Research.

The five-year grant, from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—will help train young researchers to find new ways to treat emergencies due to heart disease, lung conditions, and bleeding disorders, and improve the quality of emergency care and patient outcomes. Mount Sinai is one of the few institutions in the United States to receive this award, and this is the second time Mount Sinai has received it.

“We are honored to receive this grant from the NIH, as there is a tremendous need for more research in the field of emergency medicine that has been historically underfunded on a national level. This funding is an important step to improve and advance this area of research, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of understanding mechanisms of disease and how to best handle vulnerable patients in an emergency setting,” says Alex Manini, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Icahn Mount Sinai and Associate Program Director of Mount Sinai’s Clinician Scientist Training Program in Emergency Care Research. “We hope this funding will encourage young trainees to answer complex medical questions after their training, and lead to studies that aim to ultimately transform care for patients in the Emergency Department.”

Mount Sinai will recruit eight postdoctoral trainees from across the United States for this fellowship program over the course of the five-year grant and use the funding to train the next generation of physician-scientists on how to conduct impactful emergency care research. Current and past fellows are doing important work in multiple areas of medicine such as cardiovascular health, pulmonology, hematology, trauma, and resuscitation. After these trainees graduate, they will have the knowledge, skills, and tools to investigate complex medical questions, and to lead collaborative, multidisciplinary studies that can ultimately transform patient care.

“Mount Sinai is proud to have a strong record of grant success, along with exceptional leaders and a diverse pool of mentors who are dedicated to training our fellows in emergency care research and preparing them to become leaders in the coming decades,” says Lynne D. Richardson, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Icahn Mount Sinai, Director of the Clinician Scientist Training Program in Emergency Care Research, and Co-Director of the Institute for Heath Equity Research. “This is one of only a handful of NIH-funded fellowships in the country for emergency medicine. We are excited to provide our fellows with exceptional training and help these nascent investigators to build the evidence base that guides care for the 140 million annual visitors to this country’s emergency departments.”

Mount Sinai is currently accepting applications for this program, which begins Friday, July 1. Each candidate will spend two years with the program, and have an option to stay with the program for a third year.

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