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"Mount Sinai Launches Tech Hub Aimed At Closing Gaps In Care"

  • Crain's Health Pulse
  • New York, NY
  • (October 21, 2019)

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The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today will announce the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion Hub, an incubator for ideas, technology and data to address social determinants of health in underserved communities.

Teams of students, staff, community leaders and other stakeholders will use the hub to consider ideas and investments to better health care, Mount Sinai said. A fellowship program will be offered for medical students to address social determinants of health in underserved communities. The best ideas will be connected with partners to support and invest in them. The hub is being led by Mount Sinai's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The hub's goals include furthering the inclusion of people of color and women, Mount Sinai said, as well as identifying and using technologies to identify new solutions. "There is a clear need to connect the dots between diversity and inclusion and innovation," said Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the Mount Sinai Health System. "It's clear that once this happens in a sustainable way, there will be a win-win-win all the way around."

— Gary C. Butts, MD, Professor, Medical Education, Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Dean, Diversity Programs, Policy, Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

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