Miriam Kate Freudenheim Frisch

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Miriam Kate Freudenheim Frisch
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Miriam Kate Freudenheim Frisch

Mimi came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after working in the field of global public health. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2015 with a dual major in global health and urban studies. She then worked in global health supply chain and research, including a year with the Global Health Corps in Rwanda and three years with Partners in Health in Rwanda and Liberia. Mimi completed her post-baccalaureate pre-medical coursework at Goucher College and started at Mt Sinai in 2020 as a MD/MPH candidate and Global Health Scholar.

While at Icahn, Mimi served as the student representative to the Faculty Infection Prevention Committee at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to craft school- wide COVID-19 policies, coordinating outbreak response, and researching vaccine hesitancy among medical students. She also conducted research around COVID-19 in collaboration with NYC Health and Hospitals, served as a PEERS group leader, and volunteered with East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) as a Senior Clinician. Mimi held several leadership roles while at Mt Sinai, including as a MS1 Class Representative, Internal Medicine Clerkship representative and as a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee. Mimi also continued to be involved with global health efforts; she published two manuscripts, and spent one month in Rwanda in her fourth year working with the University of Global Health Equity, contributing to the training of medical students there.

Mimi is honored to have been selected for the Excellence in Public Health award. She is immensely grateful for the support of her fiancé, family, friends, and mentors. She would like to thank the numerous faculty and advisors at Mount Sinai who have guided her and provided her invaluable insight, particularly Drs. Meredith Grossman and Lauren Linkowski. Mimi will graduate with her MD/MPH in May and is thrilled to be pursuing her residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Miriam Kate Freudenheim Frisch is receiving the:

Excellence in Public Health (Graduate School)