Welcome to the Sinai Research Associates Program!

The Sinai Research Associates program is a clinical research assistant program in the emergency departments of Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital.  Sinai Research Associates (SRAs) assist the emergency departments in ongoing research projects in an effort to bring greater precision to emergency medicine and improve the quality of care. Each research project focuses on a different aspect of patient care and may include clinical trials, patient and physician survey studies, observational studies, and practice-pattern studies.

SRAs work in our emergency departments with the clinical staff (physicians, nurses, etc.). Through a computerized patient organization system, SRAs identify patients who are potential study participants or whose presence generates a study opportunity. Once these patients are identified, the SRA completes the patient consent process, executes survey questions, collects data from physicians and/or medical charts, and informs physicians of the study eligibility. Specific details of the role are explained in our orientation sessions.

Opportunities for high-level involvement in individual research projects are occasionally available to motivated, reliable, and interested SRAs. Observation of emergency department procedures, resuscitations, and general care is an integrated part of the experience, and in some cases required for the execution of a research enrollment. Dr. David Newman and Dr. Joshua Quaas direct the Sinai Research Associates program. 


 If you are interested in participating in the Sinai Research Associates Program and would like to receive application updates and notifications, please complete this online form



2014-2015 Yearlong Session Important Dates

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5PM
Applications Due

Saturday, August 16
SRA Orientation

Monday, September 8
Fall Shifts Commence

Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30
Thanksgiving Recess (no shifts)

Monday, December 8, 2014 – Monday, January 19, 2015
Winter Recess (no shifts)

Tuesday, January 20
Spring Shifts Commence

Friday, April 3- Sunday, April 5
Easter Break (no shifts)

Sunday, May 3 – Sunday, May 24
Spring Recess (no shifts)

Tuesday, May 26
Summer Shifts begin

Sunday, August 9
Last Day of Summer Shifts