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