Accessing Stony Brook University Cores

The CoRE administration is pleased to announce the formal agreement for Stony Brook University (SBU) to provide Proteomics and Metabolomics support to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). This agreement was presented at the recent SBU / ISMMS Scientific Symposium on October 30, 2017.

At the end of November all SBU cores, including Proteomics and Metabolomics, became available to ISMMS researchers. For more information on the proteomics services provided by SBU, please visit their Proteomics Core at http://dev-office-of-scientific-affairs.pantheonsite.io/research-core-facilities/bms.

To access SBU cores, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into iLab using ISMMS url (https://ismms.corefacilities.org/account/login)
  2. Click on the “list all cores” link on the left-hand menu
  3. Select other institutions in the dropdown menu and search for Stony Brook
  4. Select the core you want to use

If you have any questions about SBU cores, please email Shekhar Patil (shekhar.patil@mssm.edu).

 

Centralized FedEx Service Established

The Office of Research Services is pleased to announce that its piloted process for shipping biological substances for clinical trials via FedEx at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has facilitated nearly 2000 shipments since its pilot in April 2016. Mailroom Assistant Manager Sybil Allen reports, “the program has been a great success, and I work very closely with the Manager at FedEx, who makes sure that the packages are picked up on time.” Due to consistently positive feedback and increasing traffic, growing to an average of 40 packages per week in recent weeks, this service is now available on an ongoing basis.

Clinical trial shipments with a FedEx pre-paid label can be dropped off at the mailroom by 4:00pm for same-day shipping. Any FedEx shipments after 4:00pm will continue to be the responsibility of the research team. The mailroom is located on the SB Level of 5 East 98th Street, and Assistant Manager Sybil Allen can be reached at (212) 241-6161 (x46161).

For all shipments, the study team must ensure the shipper is IATA Certified and that the label and packaging are in compliance with current regulations for shipping biological substances (http://www.un3373.com/info/regulations/). If you have any questions about shipping biological substances, please email Mark Matthews, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at mark.matthews@mssm.edu.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please open a ticket with your question to the Office of Research Services via Research 411.

 

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety Offers Required Trainings Online

Mount Sinai Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is committed to help the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai maintain compliance with applicable federal, state and local environmental statutes, regulations, and permits, and strives for continuous improvement in environmental performance. EH&S is also committed to cultivating a culture of safety in all research settings. In order to develop a culture of safety and to meet requirements by federal, state and local agencies, EH&S has developed a suite of trainings on a variety of research safety topics.

EH&S now offers all of its currently required trainings online via PEAK at
Online Courses -> Compliance Learning Hub -> Environmental Health and Safety

Training requirements, including required frequency and populations, are detailed in the Research Training Matrix found here: http://intranet1.mountsinai.org/compliance/envhs/documents/2017_EH&S-Research_Training_Matrix.pdf.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact  the EH&S team at
Phone: (212) 241-7233 (x4SAFE)
Email: AskEHS@mssm.edu