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Message from the Dean

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  
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Dear Mount Sinai alumni, 
 
For so many reasons – as you can learn through reading my 2014-15 State of the School address at last month’s convocation – this is an exciting and historic time to be part of the Mount Sinai community. 
 
The formation of the Mount Sinai Health System is providing exceptional opportunities for translational research across all disciplines—research whose outcomes will forever change the way we deliver care, treat patients, and support our communities.
 
As a fully integrated Health System unified around one medical school, we also offer an unparalleled training experience for our medical students and house staff. 
 
In order to address the changing needs of our alumni, we have established a distinguished Alumni Advisory Council, comprising members from all our alumni constituencies: graduates of the MD and PhD programs, former house staff, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, as well as 
Past Presidents of The Mount Sinai Alumni Association.  This new governing board is creating many new opportunities for strengthening our relationship with all of you so that we may renew and enrich your experience with Mount Sinai.
 
The Council will ensure that you find a stronger, more integrated presence for alumni within the School. You will be hearing from us more often with news of the Icahn School of Medicine, ways to be connected to students and faculty, and mentoring opportunities. We will seek your suggestions for events and activities – including reunion – that reflect your ideas for programming. And you will be offered significant platforms for philanthropy that reflect our central focus on scholarships.
 
We urge you to visit our dynamic new website to update your contact information so that we may keep you posted on these and other important developments. We are leading a new era of discovery, and we want you to be an active part of this moment in time. 
 
Thank you for being proud ambassadors for Mount Sinai.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
President for Academic Affairs,
Mount Sinai Health System



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