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Two Mount Sinai Physicians Elected To The Institute Of Medicine
Date:10/24/2013

rney expressed gratitude to both Dr. Meier and Dr. Sklar for their contributions. "We are very proud of Dr. Meier, who is a model educator, researcher, physician and human being. She has improved outcomes and enhanced quality of life for patients, survivors and their families, at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and globally," said Dr. Charney. "I also congratulate Dr. Pamela Sklar for this outstanding honor from the Institute of Medicine," said Dr. Charney. "Her research has greatly enhanced our understanding of the role of genetic variants in mental illnesses, and supports Mount Sinai’s commitment to precision medicine, by developing therapies tailored to individual patient needs through the application of genomic information.”

“I am tremendously honored to be invited to join the Institute of Medicine,” said Dr. Meier. Under Dr. Meier’s leadership, the number of palliative care programs in US hospitals has more than tripled in the last 10 years. Dr. Meier served as founding director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai from 1997-2011. She is currently Principal Investigator on a National Cancer Institute-funded five-year multisite study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients. Dr. Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

“The election is an honor, and I hope to contribute to the IOM on issues regarding the role of genetics in personalized medicine, ethical questions surrounding genetic testing for psychiatric diseases and translating research findings into clinical practice,” said Dr. Sklar. Dr. Sklar has an extraordinary track record of leadership in collaborative research settings, including the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. Her research focuses on DNA and RNA variation, rare and common, trailblazing with stud
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