Acknowledgment of Hugh Sampson, MD
Friday, October 30, 2015
Posted by: Andrew Law
TO: All Faculty, Staff, and Students
FROM: Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
President for Academic Affairs
Mount Sinai Health System
At the end of this month, Hugh Sampson, MD, will begin an exciting new phase in his career. He will reduce his involvement at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to part-time in order to assume a role as Chief Scientific Officer for DVB Technologies, a company that is developing treatments for pediatric food allergies. As he steps down from his roles as Dean for Translational Biomedical Research and Director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) at Mount Sinai, we want to thank Dr. Sampson for his enormous leadership contributions to our School and to the Mount Sinai Health System.
As Dean for Translational Biomedical Research since 2006, Dr. Sampson has had a major impact in fostering the growth of translational research in the School and across the Health System. He has facilitated collaborations across disciplines, and stimulated consideration of a wide variety of issues from human subjects’ safety to clinical trials management to grant eligibility. He has been instrumental in overseeing the streamlining of the School’s research administration services to provide better, more efficient support to our investigators, and has overseen the smooth integration of clinical research across the member hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System.
In his role as CTSA Director, Dr. Sampson led successful efforts to obtain and then renew funding from the National Institutes of Health for this prestigious program. In a period of tightening federal budgets, Dr. Sampson’s leadership in securing funding for the next five years was notable. The CTSA serves as a hub for clinical research and related education and care, and has been central to creating the invigorating translational research environment that we enjoy at Mount Sinai today.
Dr. Sampson, the Kurt Hirschhorn, MD/Children’s Center Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose research focuses on food allergic disorders, including the pathogenesis genetics of food allergy, development of novel diagnostic tests, and identifying immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies. As Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai, Dr. Sampson has been a mentor and teacher to countless fellows, residents, and junior faculty. He has been a faculty member at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 1997.
Our collective thanks go to Dr. Sampson for all of his work at Mount Sinai. We wish him well in his new external position, and at the same time are pleased that he will continue to be a visible, vibrant presence in the Icahn School of Medicine research community.