Trainee Innovation Idea Award - For Graduate and Medical Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Housestaff (Deadline - Sept. 1, 2021)

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to nurturing and recognizing innovation among all its trainees and faculty. We will be honoring students and other trainees at our Annual Innovation Awards Ceremony. Eligibility is restricted to current MD, MD/PhD and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and housestaff currently employed full-time within the Mount Sinai Health System. The Prizes are designed to highlight innovative research ideas from the Mount Sinai community that could potentially be translated into a marketable product.

Award Criteria:

  • This prize recognizes innovative ideas in Basic Science, Translational Science or Clinical Care Delivery and should be an idea unrelated to any other course assignment or thesis work. Also, the innovative idea can be a concept only, concept plus validation, or at an implementation stage. However, the idea should be innovative and address an important unmet need.
  • Applications may be made by individuals or teams. Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.
  • There will be four prizes, one in each of the following categories: 1) MD & MD/PhD student; 2) PhD student; 3) Postdoctoral fellow; & 4) Housestaff. If the application is from a team, the team leader’s affiliation will determine their group category.
  • The submission deadline is Wednesday September 1, 2021. The winners will be announced mid-November and the award presentations will take place on Monday, November 8, 2021 in a virtual ceremony.
  • A single cash prize per submission (individual or team) will be awarded for each of the four trainee categories. Note that the prize money will be distributed equally amongst members of a team and taxes will be withheld.
  • Submit applications as a single PDF file to; please label the file with the lead investigator’s last name (e.g, Smith, Innovation Application).
  • Deadline is 5 PM, Wednesday September 1, 2021; winners will be recognized at the 2021

SINAInnovations Award Ceremony on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Advanced Cardiology Metabolism and Lipids Fellowship - Annual Solicitation (Deadline - April 29, 2022)

Duration: 1 or 2 years
Timeline: July 2022 start date
Block schedule: 65% research, 35% outpatient
Supervision: Robert S. Rosenson, MD

Fellows accepted to the Andres Mata Fellowship in Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Division of Cardiology are either board eligible or board certified in internal medicine and are accepted into the program after completing residency training in internal medicine. Goals of the program:

I. Medical Knowledge
1. Recognize need for, state proper indications for, discuss potential complications of, and demonstrate appropriate treatment of patients with lipoprotein disorders and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, through reading, attending relevant presentations, and observing and discussing with senior faculty.
2. Requirements for American Board of Clinical Lipidology Examination ( will be supported.

II. Clinical Research
1. Involvement in investigator-initiated clinical trials including recruitment of clinical subjects, data analysis, and abstract and manuscript preparation.
2. Competence and proficiency in recent relevant clinical findings and innovations.
3. Learn methods on biocellular and inflammation and thrombosis, including a potential external training.
4. Support time for related additional training, vascular imaging, genetics, and molecular and cellular biology training as relevant.

III. Patient Care
1. Recognize and provide treatment under close supervision by senior fellows and faculty. Specifically, this includes understanding the management of patients with:
a. Lipoprotein disorders
b. Cardiovascular risk factors including hypertension and diabetes.
c. Genetics
d. Management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases according to national guidelines and professional society expert documents.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Please feel free to inquire or send CVs to:

Mount Sinai's new Laureates Program
I hope that everyone by now has seen the exciting announcement about the BioMedical Laureates Program at Mount Sinai, which will recruit 20 new Black or Latinx faculty in basic or clinical research over the next 5 years.

The goal is to recruit one established faculty member (assistant, associate, or full professor) and one junior Instructor (who will be nurtured to develop an independent research program) in the basic sciences and in the clinical sciences each year for the next 5 years.

This is a spectacular program and we look to all of you to bring outstanding candidates forward. We will be providing further details over the next several weeks, but please get started right away in identifying candidates who would join us starting summer 2021. Candidates will then be reviewed competitively to select our Laureates in what we expect to be a highly selective process. The success of this program will depend on all of you bringing the best candidates forward to us.

Please contact Lynne Richardson for further information on clinical science Laureate positions, and me for basic science positions.

Thank you, Eric Nestler

GCO Funding Opportunities

Monthly and continuous submission funding opportunity packets are available on the GCO Funding Opportunities web page.


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