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Vern L. Schramm

Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Area(s) of expertise: BiochemistryEnzymesTranslational medicine

Dr. Schramm is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  His pioneering work in biochemistry has resulted in powerful new strategies for treating cancer,… Learn more

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Your Family History and Heart Failure Risk

Patricia Chavez, M.D., M.B.B.S., says understanding one's family and community health history can help motivate people to make lifestyle changes that improve health. Dr. Chavez is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and a heart failure and transplant cardiology specialist at Montefiore.

Learning More About Heart Health in Latinos

Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., and Bronx resident Natalie Diaz discuss Dr. Rodriguez's NIH-funded research to study heart failure among the Latino/Hispanic communities. Dr. Rodriguez is professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population heath at Einstein and director of clinical cardiology research and of cardiovascular epidemiology at Einstein and Montefiore. (segment begins at 11:37)

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Rethinking The Future Of Dementia Care

Tia Powell, M.D., discusses the stigma that often surrounds a diagnosis of dementia, ways to improve dementia care, and the importance of supporting patient caregivers. Dr. Powell is professor of epidemiolgy & population health, the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics, and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics.

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When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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