Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Timeline 1968-2018
Dr. Joan Morgenthau founds Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, the first adolescent-specific primary care program in New York
Grant from NY State establishes first teen focused drug prevention program
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program is among first group accredited in US
Dr. Les Jaffe appointed as second Director
Establishes NY State’s first school-based health clinic at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics High School
Establishes second school-based clinic at Julia Richman High School
Initiates innovative medical, mental health, nutrition, and exercise services to teens at risk for cardiovascular disease
Establishes first adolescent, community based peer education initiatives for HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy Prevention
Sinai Peers Encouraging Empowerment through Knowledge begins training youth to lead pregnancy prevention
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
No Time to Lose Award for outstanding community service, New York State Department of Social Service
Dr. Angela Diaz named White House Fellow
Choosing Healthy Options in Controlling Eating Disorders program initiates medical and psychological treatment for eating disorders
Governor Pataki and Mayor Giuliani declare “Adolescent Health” Day in honor of the 30th Anniversary
Jean C. Crystal founds the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board
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
Receives NIH research funding to study identification of abuse within primary care settings
Dr. Angela Diaz appointed Chair, President’s National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism
Receives Carlotta Simmons Diabetes Prevention Award
Patty Sacks becomes President of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board
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
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
Dr. Angela Diaz admitted to Institute of Medicine
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center celebrates 40 years of excellence in adolescent health care
The Center expanded by 5,000 square feet, creating new dental, optical and mental health suites, six exam rooms, an exercise and dance room, a treatment suite and several counseling rooms.
The Center took on three additional school-based health centers, at the A. Philip Randolph Campus High School, the Brandeis High School Campus, and the Martin Luther King Jr. High School Campus.
Partnership with Youth Represent offers legal services for patients who are facing legal problems.
Dr. Diaz elected to the governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies).
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center celebrated its 50th anniversary.