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"New Distinguished Scholar Award Aims To Mitigate Gender Gaps In Medical Research"

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  • New York, NY
  • (January 23, 2020)

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai—an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care—today announced the recipients of the first-of-its-kind Distinguished Scholar Award, a new annual grant sponsored by the Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine. The awards aim to mitigate gender gaps in medical research by supporting researchers with additional project resources while they serve as family caretakers. “Far too often, promising researchers and scientists miss professional opportunities due to caregiving responsibilities. This new series of grants, selected through an NIH-style review, will empower recipients to continue their groundbreaking work while they integrate caregiving into their lives. We look forward to the exciting work our recipients will be able to undertake with this support in the new year,” said Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH, professor of population health science and policy, and dean for gender equity at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “No one should have to choose between caring for a family member and advancing professionally, and no one should be hindered in their research because they welcome a child into the world,” said Dennis Charney, MD, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and president of academic affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System.

— Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH, Professor, Population Health Science and Policy, Dean, Gender Equity in Science and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

— Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, President, Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

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