Mt. Sinai Grant Aids Faculty Recruitment

Two grants totaling $3 million from the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation will help Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine attract talented researchers to its basic science departments.

The foundation’s $2-million grant will continue funding for the school’s Mt. Sinai Scholars Program, which has supported 18 young basic-science researchers at the medical school since the program’s inception in 1998. The grant will provide startup funds to support six additional scholars over the next three years.

“Mt. Sinai Scholars are some of the school’s most promising young faculty members,” says Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, medical school dean.

Researchers supported by the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program have gone on to successfully garner more than $27 million in external federal and foundation funding to date.

The second grant will initiate a challenge grant in support of the Dean’s Catalytic Fund, which allows for investments in faculty recruitment and retention, shared equipment and special educational programs.