Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City has just celebrated the opening of its Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine in Harlem, with no fewer than 6 full floors (180,000sf) dedicated to laboratory research. The 2 buildings that make up the research facilities and the residential/clinical tower have been under construction for four years, and when we last reported on their progress, the opening had been projected into Spring of 2013. Clearly they've made up some time and are eager to be fully operational as soon as possible. In fact, in a news release, officials said that they had originally expected it to take 4-5 years from the opening to a point where they were fully staffed (with new recruits), but now they've shortened that time to 18-24 months.
[Image courtesy of Mt Sinai Philanthropy news]
The Hess Center's new labs increase the research capacity of Mount Sinai by 30%. Of the 800 new jobs expected to be created by the additional research, clinical, and residential spaces, 100 of those positions will be new faculty scientists, plus 100 graduate student researchers, 125 post-docs, and 200 lab technicians. These research investigators will work closer than ever with their clinical colleagues in the Ruttenberg Treatment Center at Tisch Cancer Institute in the adjacent (and connected) tower to speed translation of research results into treatment and give scientists the insight that comes from immediate patient interaction.
The new building will include these Mt Sinai research institutes:
- Tisch Cancer Institute – 5th and 6th Floors
- Helmsley Charitable Trust Center for Cardiovascular Research – 7th Floor
- Mindich Child Health and Development Institute – 7th and 8th Floors
- Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology – 8th Floor
- Friedman Brain Institute – 9th and 10th Floors
According to dean and unflagging helmsman of the Hess Center building project Dr. Dennis Charney, in the recent news release:
"Mount Sinai is a magnet for world-class researchers making critical contributions toward the understanding of the cause of human disease. The new building literally brings these great minds together in a shared space where they can easily brainstorm and collaborate on new ideas. We designed the building to foster communication, because new findings can come from unexpected directions."
[New, ready to be filled labs, courtesy of Mt. Sinai]
In addition to these research areas, the facility will house the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute and the 1st Floor, 7th Floor and 2 basement levels. 30,000sf of that space is dedicated to imaging research, and the Institute's mission is to serve as a research catalyst for a new generation of translational and molecular imaging methodologies.
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