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"Mount Sinai Invests $200M into New Precision Medicine Data Science Program"

  • GenomeWeb
  • New York, NY
  • (November 01, 2018)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is investing $200 million into a new program to fast-track drug discoveries through the integration of large-scale data analysis and genomic technologies. The school also said it has recruited Adam Margolin, PhD, former director of computation biology at Oregon Health & Science University, to lead the initiative. Dr. Margolin, who will replace Eric Schadt at Mount Sinai, is a leader in the development of machine-learning algorithms to analyze large-scale datasets that predict which patients will respond to treatments. He has also developed software systems to enable collaborative analysis within national and international projects in cancer, genomics, cancer immunotherapy, stem cell research, and pediatric diseases. "We will bring together the top data scientists, genomic technology innovators, and disease experts who will work side by side every day to understand the molecular causes of complex diseases, rapidly test new therapies derived from these insights, and bring these therapies to patients faster than ever before,” said Dr. Margolin.

— Adam Margolin, PhD, Professor, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Senior Associate Dean, Precision Medicine, Director, Icahn Institute for Data Science and Genomic Technology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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