Rosalind Wright, MD, Appointed Dean of Translational Biomedical Research
Friday, October 30, 2015
Posted by: Andrew Law
I am delighted to announce that Rosalind Wright, MD, will assume the dual leadership roles of Dean of Translational Biomedical Research and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, effective November 1, 2015.
Dr. Wright is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine. As a pulmonologist and life course epidemiologist, she has special expertise in prenatal and early childhood factors contributing to the programming of chronic diseases. She has built a large National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research program focused on understanding the role of both chemical and non-chemical social stressors in perinatal programming of conditions such as asthma, obesity, cardiometabolic disorders, and neurodevelopment, particularly as they relate to health disparities in socioeconomically challenged urban populations.
Dr. Wright is Principal Investigator (PI) and Director of the NIH-funded Asthma Coalition on Community, Environment, and Social Stress (ACCESS) project and also PI on a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute study that incorporates biomarkers of physiological systems to elucidate pathways through which psychological and chemical stressors influence health. Dr. Wright is the founding director of the Physiological Assessment of Children’s Environmental Risk (PACER) laboratory at Mount Sinai and also directs the Biological Response Core of the recently funded Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) Laboratory Network Hub.
She is currently Chair of the Infectious, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Conditions (IRAP) study section of the NIH.
As Dean for Translational Research, Dr. Wright will provide leadership for clinical and population-based research across the Mount Sinai Health System, applying her expertise and vast experience to supporting and growing our research endeavors. This role will dovetail with her directorship of the CTSA, recently re-funded by the NIH to foster high-quality translational research, research education, and the development of innovative resources. Through Mount Sinai’s Conduits program, the CTSA spurs collaborations among clinicians, patients, and scientists, and builds partnerships across a national network of CTSA programs.
Dr. Wright holds the Horace W. Goldsmith Professorship in Children’s Health Research. She was recruited to Mount Sinai in 2012 as a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine. She has served since then as Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Wright was on the Harvard University faculty for 15 years, with appointments in both the Medical School and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Wright earned her BS and MD degrees at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and completed her internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, and then her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, in Illinois, including a year serving as Chief Medical Resident. She received fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harvard Medical School and obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Wright on her new leadership roles at the Icahn School of Medicine.