• Press Release

Mount Sinai Announces Creation of The Arnhold Global Health Institute

Founding of Institute made possible by a generous gift from the Mulago Foundation and the Arnhold Foundation.

  • New York
  • (April 03, 2014)

Bolstering its already strong base of educational programs, research and service in health issues affecting the world's population, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the formation of The Arnhold Global Health Institute, the 16th strategic institute at Mount Sinai.  The founding was made possible by generous gift from The Mulago Foundation, which focuses on health, poverty and conservation in the world's poorest places; as well as a gift from The Arnhold Foundation.  The Institute's interim director will be Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, the Ethel H. Wise Professor of Preventive Medicine, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, and Director of the Children's Environmental Health Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

"Our physicians, nurses, researchers and students are working around the world to prevent disease, provide care and build health care capacity for the globe's most underserved populations: they have provided care to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, spoken out against violence against ethnic groups in Myanmar, and offered aid to earthquake victims in Haiti and typhoon victims in the Philippines; they have built public health programs in Mozambique and the Dominican Republic; they are providing state-of-the-art surgical care and training the next generation of surgeons in Liberia," said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System.  "For years, Mount Sinai has been at the forefront of addressing the myriad problems of global health, and we're thankful to The Mulago Foundation and The Arnhold Foundation for their generous support and for helping to make The Arnhold Global Health Institute a reality."

The Arnhold Global Health Institute will continue to offer education and research into global health issues and further collaboration among physicians, scientists and trainees from Mount Sinai and like-minded organizations from around the world, particularly other academic medical centers in developing nations.

"Support for high-quality global health education has always been a priority for our philanthropy, especially through The Mulago Foundation," said John Arnhold, a Trustee for The Mulago Foundation and The Arnhold Foundation.  "We are delighted to have this opportunity to support the remarkable work that Mount Sinai is doing to create the next generation of global health leaders and workers."

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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