Nita Vangeepuram

Former Health Resources & Services Administration Fellow at National Institutes of Health

Nita Vangeepuram

Nita Vangeepuram

Former Health Resources & Services Administration Fellow at National Institutes of Health

Biography

Dr. Nita Vangeepuram, M.D.
Trustee
Pediatrician at The Mount Sinai Medical Center & a child health researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Vangeepuram is a pediatrician at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and a child health researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed a combined BS/MD program at Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2001 and completed her pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 2004. She then completed a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded fellowship in general academic pediatrics and environmental paediatrics in 2008. As a part of this fellowship, she completed a Masters in Public Health and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health in 2010. She is currently licensed to practice pediatrics in New York State and certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Academic Pediatrics Association. She also serves on many committees including the East Harlem Child Health Committee, the Strategic Alliance for Health, the IMPACT Diabetes Center and the NICHQ Childhood Obesity Action Network. She currently provides clinical care for pediatric patients and helps train pediatric residents at Mount Sinai. In addition she is funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (New York State), and a Mount Sinai Community Engaged Research Project grant to do research in the areas of childhood asthma and obesity, diet, physical activity, health disparities and community based health interventions for children and adolescents. She has presented her research findings at many regional and national pediatric research meetings and has published her work in peer reviewed journals.

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Number of Awards

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Founder at FAN4Kids

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Assistant Professor Pediatrics, General Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital

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Principal at Portledge School, Inc.

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Program Director at FAN4Kids

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Executive Director at Morningside Area Alliance, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at FAN4Kids

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New York Regional Counsel at Allstate Insurance Company

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Former Coordinator, Special Projects at Brooklyn Public Library

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Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Winthrop-University Hospital, Inc.

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Doctor at Somerset Pediatric Group

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Nita Vangeepuram
Former Health Resources & Services Administration Fellow at National Institutes of Health
Education
MD, Delta Omega
Class of 2001

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) was a state-run health sciences institution of New Jersey, United States. It had eight distinct academic units. It formed an academic health sciences centre.

BS
Class of 2001

Stevens Institute of Technology The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education. The university is the fastest-rising college in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best national universities, and it is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs, and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact

Memberships
Fellow
Current

American Academy of Pediatrics operates as a professional association of pediatricians to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The company was founded on June 23, 1930 and is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Career History
Health Resources & Services Administration Fellow
Prior - 2008

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook. The Office of the Director is the central office at NIH, responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. The NIH Director, with a unique and critical perspective on the entire agency, is responsible for providing leadership to the Institutes and for constantly identifying needs and opportunities, especially for efforts that involve multiple Institutes. The NIH Director is assisted by the NIH Deputy Directors including the Principal Deputy Director, who shares in the overall direction of the agency's activities. NIH is responsive to Congressional legislation that adjusts NIH's programs to meet changing research needs. As a result of the NIH reauthorization process, NIH is able to respond strategically in an era when medical research requires constant innovation and increased interdisciplinary efforts. More than 80% of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 2,500 universities and research institutions. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories, most of which are on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The main campus is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research. Successful biomedical research depends on the talent and dedication of the scientific workforce. NIH supports many innovative training programs and funding mechanisms that foster scientific creativity and exploration. The goal is to strengthen our nation’s research capacity, broaden our research base, and inspire a passion for science in current and future generations of researchers. NIH encourages and depends on public involvement in federally supported research and activities. NIH’s wide-ranging public efforts include outreach and education, nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in clinical research

Resident in Pediatrics
Prior - 2004

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (CHONY) is a leading pediatric hospital in New York City. It is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center and is located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. Although the hospital traces its roots to the establishment of Columbia University's (then King's College) Department of Pediatrics in 1767, it was officially founded as Babies' Hospital in 1887. It is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best children's hospitals.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

FAN4Kids is a non-profit company offering a comprehensive and innovative program designed to introduce kids to a lifetime of healthy living. Working with kids, parents, schools, and local communities, FAN4Kids brings an enhanced level of fitness and nutrition education into schools and homes. Our target population is elementary school students in low-income, urban public schools. FAN4Kids was formed in 2004 in response to the many alarming issues related to children's nutrition and fitness, as well as the lack of coordinated and simple solutions. FAN4Kids provides an integrated in-school program that educates kids of all shapes and sizes at an early age and empowers them to make healthy decisions about fitness and nutrition. We help prevent the problems of poor eating and inactivity before they become an issue by providing "lessons that last a lifetime".

Awards & Honors
Board Certification - American Board of Pediatrics
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