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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Honors Innovators in Scientific Research and Health Care Philanthropy at 2013 Commencement Ceremony
Date:5/10/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

Two Nobel Prize winners and some of the nation’s leading health care philanthropists were honored at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s 44rd commencement ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. A total of 307 degrees were granted to medical students and students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, including 142 MDs, 63 PhDs, and 98 Masters degrees. Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, PhD addressed the Mount Sinai graduates as commencement speaker.

Dr. Kahneman received a Doctor of Humane Letters for his vast contributions to advancing the understanding of cognition, motivation, and behavior and for his transformational impact on the field of economics. Also honored were Nobel Prize-winning scientist Aaron Ciechanover, MD, DSc, who was recognized for his discovery of a protein critical to the chemical processes associated with cancer and neurodegenerative disorders; Eva Andersson-Dubin, MD, and Glenn Dubin, for their dedication to improving healthcare through their creation of the Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai; and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News, for his generous philanthropic support of medical research.

This year’s commencement empowered Mount Sinai graduates to embrace the challenges they will face in entering health care during a time of enormous change and uncertainty.

In his address, Dr. Kahneman encouraged the graduates to rely on a combination of expert intuition and the skills they acquired during their training to serve them in their careers.

“Expert intuition will help you recognize a diagnosis and know what to do without having to consid
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