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2016 Jacobi Medallion

Thursday, February 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Nearly 330 Mount Sinai Health System alumni, donors, faculty, and staff gathered at The Plaza Hotel on March 16th to honor seven leaders with the 2016 Jacobi Medallion—an esteemed award bestowed by Mount Sinai in recognition of distinguished achievement in the field of medicine or extraordinary service to the hospital, the school, or the alumni.

 

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, addressed guests during the award ceremony.  Dean Charney highlighted the year’s accomplishments for the Icahn School of Medicine, including new important partnerships with institutions such as Google, IBM, JP Morgan, Apple and Deloitte and noted that ISMMS has climbed to rank 15th among medical schools nationwide in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding. In concluding his remarks, Dean Charney introduced the In Memoriam video which paid tribute to those in the Mount Sinai family who are no longer with us.

 

The Jacobi recipients honored were Jean C. Crystal, Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre, Dr. Alexander Kirschenbaum, Dr. William Lawson, Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, Dr. Jewel Mullen, and Dr. Albert Siu.

 

JEAN C. CRYSTAL

Trustee

Mount Sinai Health System

 

Jean C. Crystal is a visionary philanthropist who has served as a Trustee of the Mount Sinai Health System since 1995. She serves on three committees of the Boards – Community Affairs, Public Affairs and Marketing, and Patient Care and Quality Assurance – and is an active volunteer member of Mount Sinai Heart. As past president of the Mount Sinai Auxiliary Board, she fostered a culture of volunteerism and social concern. She is also a founding member and past president of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Advisory Board. In 2001, she and her husband, Trustee James W. Crystal, established the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professorship of Adolescent Health and, in 2010, the Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professorship of Genomics. In addition, she established The Mount Sinai Hospital Ambassadors Program which provides patients and their families with personal guidance while at the institution.

 

ADOLFO GARCÍA-SASTRE, PhD

Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute

Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre is the Irene and Dr. Arthur M. Fishberg Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, and Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine. For 25 years, he has made landmark contributions to the influenza virus field, including the successful development of reverse genetics techniques allowing the recreation of the influenza virus from recombinant DNA. His research on the molecular biology of influenza viruses and other negative-strand RNA viruses has resulted in more than 400 scientific publications and reviews. He directs the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis, a large systems biology center to identify new antiviral targets, and was among the first members of the Vaccine Study Section and Virology B Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. He served as President of the International Society for Vaccines in 2014–2015, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

 

ALEXANDER KIRSCHENBAUM, MD, MSSM ’80, MSH ’87

Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Oncological Sciences and Urology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Dr. Alexander Kirschenbaum is an Associate Clinical Professor of Oncological Sciences and Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine. Consistently cited as a Castle Connolly  Top Doctor and America’s Top Doctor for Cancer, and one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, he has received numerous awards—most notably, the prestigious John K. Lattimer Award of the Kidney and Urology Foundation and fellowships in urologic oncology from the American Urological Association and New York Academy of Medicine. As co-director of a translational research laboratory at Mount Sinai, Dr. Kirschenbaum conducts research focused on urologic cancers and has received grant awards from the U.S. Department of Defense, T.J. Martell Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Prostate Action, Inc. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is a highly sought-after speaker at local, national, and international meetings, where he presents leading-edge surgical techniques and translational research.

 

WILLIAM LAWSON, MD, DDS, MSH ’73

Eugen Grabscheid Research Professor of Otolaryngology

Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Director, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Co-Director, Sinus Research Laboratory

The Mount Sinai Hospital

 

Dr. William Lawson is the Eugen Grabscheid Research Professor of Otolaryngology and Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Co-Director of the Sinus Research Laboratory at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Lawson’s clinical foci include rhinoplasty, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and sinonasal and anterior skull base tumors. The author of more than 280 scientific publications, including five books and monographs, Dr. Lawson has focused his research on paraganglia, the fetal migration of melanocytes, cell transformation in tissue culture, cartilage biomechanics, and sinus gaseous physiology. He has trained 200 residents and fellows and is himself an elected fellow in 10 highly respected professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons.

 

ROSANNE M. LEIPZIG, MD, PhD

Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development

Vice Chair for Education, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig is the Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Vice Chair for Education of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Leipzig is an internationally recognized leader in geriatrics and evidence-based medicine; her research and publications highlight models for teaching geriatrics, chronic care, and evidence-based medicine. She has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders. During almost two decades at Mount Sinai, Dr. Leipzig has taught and inspired hundreds of physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses, and social workers, building a geriatric education program that is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best in the nation.

 

JEWEL MULLEN, MD, MPH, MPA, FACP, MSSM ’81

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Dr. Jewel Mullen, who was recently appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is internationally recognized for successfully developing and maintaining effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs. Her career has spanned clinical care, research, teaching, and administrative oversight. Dr. Mullen is committed to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health, and health care systems, with a focus on the underserved. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Mullen has held several academic and administrative appointments and received numerous awards. She chaired the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee, and has served on both the Advisory Committee to the CDC Director and the Public Health Accreditation Board.

 

ALBERT L. SIU, MD, MSPH

Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chair in Geriatrics and Adult Development

System Chair, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

Dr. Albert Siu is the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chair in Geriatrics and Adult Development, System Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. His career has included appointments in academic medicine, policy research, and government. Since 2003, he has chaired one of the nation’s first medical school departments of geriatrics and the largest geriatrics program in the nation. During his tenure, clinical, educational, and research programs have expanded dramatically to include The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the National Palliative Care Research Center, The Martha Stewart Center for Living, the Bronx/New York Harbor GRECC, the Division of Experimental Diabetes and Aging, and numerous other collaborative programs in geriatrics education.

 

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding honorees.

 

To purchase tables and tickets online, or to make a contribution please visit https://philanthropy.mountsinai.org/jacobi2016.

 

For more information about the event, please contact Allison Hagemann in the Office of Special Events at (646) 605-8776 or allison.hagemann@mountsinai.org.


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