Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Timeline 1968-2008

1968
Dr. Joan Morgenthau founds Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, the first adolescent-specific primary care program in New York

1971
Grant from NY State establishes first teen focused drug prevention program

1972
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program is among first group accredited in US

1982
Dr. Les Jaffe appointed as second Director

1983
Establishes NY State’s first school-based health clinic at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics High School

1984
Establishes second school-based clinic at Julia Richman High School

1986
Initiates innovative medical, mental health, nutrition, and exercise services to teens at risk for cardiovascular disease

1987
Establishes first adolescent, community based peer education initiatives for HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention

1988
Sinai Peers Encouraging Empowerment through Knowledge begins training youth to lead pregnancy prevention

1989
Angela Diaz, MD, former patient of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, becomes third Director

Excellence in Education and Prevention of AIDS Award, American Medical Association

1991
No Time to Lose Award for outstanding community service, New York State Department of Social Service

1994
Dr. Angela Diaz named White House Fellow

1996
Choosing Healthy Options in Controlling Eating Disorders program initiates medical and psychological treatment for eating disorders

1998
Governor Pataki and Mayor Giuliani declare “Adolescent Health” Day in honor of the 30th Anniversary

2000
Jean C. Crystal founds the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board

2001
Is designated one of 17 nationally recognized child psychological trauma centers as part of the Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Receives first endowed chair: The James W. and Jean C. Crystal Endowed Professor of Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics

2002
Receives NIH research funding to study identification of abuse within primary care settings

2003
Dr. Angela Diaz appointed Chair, President’s National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism

2004
Receives Carlotta Simmons Diabetes Prevention Award

2005
Patty Sacks becomes President of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board

2006
Formulates a 10 year strategic plan with fact-based analysis and consultation from McKinsey and Company

The Atlantic Philanthropies awards $12,000,000 grant to increase the Center’s influence and impact

2007
Mariane Pearl’s book, “In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl” recognizes the Center

Establishes a third school-based clinic at Bayard Rustin Educational Complex

Receives R01 research grant from the National Institute of Health for research on the Human Papilloma Virus in adolescents

Integrates Medical-Legal Services into comprehensive primary care practice

2008
Dr. Angela Diaz admitted to Institute of Medicine

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center celebrates 40 years of excellence in adolescent health care


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To make an appointment for Health Services or for Mental Health & Counseling:
Tel: 212-423-3000

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Tel: 212-423-2900

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
312-320 East 94th Street
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Thursday, 12 noon - 6:00pm