The Jack Martin Fund's Contributions
Jack Martin's Support for Mount Sinai has been felt in many areas:
The Jack Martin Fund’s support for Mount Sinai over the years has included its initial role in creating the Polio Center in the 1950’s which was followed by many years of support for the hospital’s Adolescent Psychiatry Division.
Thereafter, the Fund focused its attention in the following areas of need, including:
- Establish the largest children’s diabetes clinic in New York City
- Develop a new heart-assist device that eliminates the need for a second major open-heart surgical procedure
- Conduct seminal research in, among many areas, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, ileitis and colitis, occupational lung disease and the effectiveness of certain drugs and chemical compounds in patients with Cancer
- Establish a permanent student financial aid program so that the brightest students can pursue a medical education regardless of their financial status
- Create a special clinic for early detection of cancer of the cervix
- Renovate a Blood Bank
- Establish a $2 million Jack Martin Endowment Fund to assure a perpetual source of support for medical research and education
- Establish and name The Jack Martin Fund Clinic, to provide outpatient care for HIV sufferers
The scope of support provided by The Jack Martin Fund has included: pediatric neurology, pediatric endocrinology, medicine psychiatry, surgery, speech and hearing, otolaryngology , liver disease, diabetes, head and neck surgery, renal dialysis and kidney transplant, neoplastic diseases, endocrinology, proctology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, hypoglycemia, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, geriatrics and adult development, nuclear medicine, alcoholism , hematology, dentistry, arteriosclerosis, pharmacology, thyroid disease, ophthalmology and rheumatology.