USA Today - October 1, 2023
Shivani Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H., discusses a study she led that found structural issues, such as poverty, racism, and unequal access to healthy food and high-quality medical care, contribute to the high rates of diabetes around the world. Dr. Agarwal is associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism at Einstein and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
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Fox5 - September 28, 2023
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., says muscle relaxation, deep breathing, keeping a regular sleep schedule, and having a relaxing bedtime routine may help improve sleep quality and quantity. Dr. Harris is clinical associate professor in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein.
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The Washington Post - September 26, 2023
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., warns against self-medicating with psychedelics for depression or other mental health disorders, noting that patients need to be evaluated and under the care of trained providers if psychedelics are used in their treatment. Dr. Alpert is the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein and is chair and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore.
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MedPageToday - September 22, 2023
Jill Crandall, M.D., a member of the FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, explains that she voted against approving an implant device for type 2 diabetes in part because patient data weren't consistent regarding the device's delivery of a GLP-1 agonist drug. Dr. Crandall is professor of medicine and the Jacob A. and Jeanne E. Barkey Chair in Medicine at Einstein, and chief of endocrinology at Einstein and Montefiore.
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NPR - September 21, 2023
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., says patients using drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, commonly prescribed for diabetes, should talk to their doctors about any mental health issues they may be experiencing while taking the medications. Dr. Alpert is the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein and is chair and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer - August 24, 2023
Sofiya Milman, M.D., M.S., describes the SuperAgers Family Study, which seeks to discover drivers of healthy longevity in people over the age of 95. Dr. Milman is associate professor of medicine and of genetics and director of Human Longevity Studies at Einstein’s Institute for Aging Research and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
Additional coverage includes CNBC and Fox32 Chicago
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Leaders - August 19, 2023
Lynne Holden, M.D., discusses Einstein’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion and her own background mentoring students in medicine. Dr. Holden is professor of emergency medicine and senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Einstein and an emergency medicine physician at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - August 10, 2023
John Greally, M.D., Ph.D., D.Med., says he remains skeptical about the value of so-called epigenetic clocks, which estimate an organism's age by analyzing chemical tags on its DNA. Dr. Greally is director of the Center for Epigenomics, professor of genetics and of pediatrics, and chief of the division of genomics at Einstein, and a pediatric geneticist at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - July 27, 2023
Nir Barzilai, M.D., describes his research on genetic mutations that may slow the effects of aging. Dr. Barzilai is professor of medicine and of genetics, the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research, and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein, and an endocrinologist at Montefiore.
Additional coverage includes CNN
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MedPageToday - July 22, 2023
Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., describes the devastating impacts of long COVID and advises healthcare professionals to educate themselves on diagnosis and treatment and to advocate for legislation that will benefit patients. Dr. Bonuck is professor of family and social medicine, of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health, and of pediatrics at Einstein and co-director of the Rose F. Kennedy University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Einstein and Montefiore.
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BronxNetOpen - July 19, 2023
Jennifer Hardell, an Einstein medical student, explains her recent research that found air pollution is associated with longer hospital stays for children with asthma.
CBS News - July 19, 2023
Simon Rego, Psy.D., says that recharging and refreshing can be helpful for mental health, but it's important to be mindful to avoid spending too much time in bed, a viral trend known as "bed rotting." Dr. Rego is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, chief of psychology, and director of psychology training at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Science News - June 30, 2023
Johanna Daily, M.D., M.S., discusses the current outbreak of malaria in Texas and Florida and says the risk of transmission is low and the disease is preventable and curable. Dr. Daily is professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and an infectious disease physician at Montefiore.
Additional coverage includes Fox News and WIRED
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Drug Discovery News - April 17, 2022
Nicholas Baker, Ph.D., discusses a study that discovered how epithelial cells interact with precancerous cells, recognizing them and removing them from the body. Dr. Baker is professor of genetics, of developmental and molecular biology, and of ophthalmology and visual sciences, and is the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Genetics.
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Healio - January 26, 2022
Tiffany Lu, M.D., M.S., describes her grant that will fund the expansion of addiction medicine and training programs for medical students and residents at Einstein and Montefiore. The curriculum will focus on the diagnosis and care for people with opioid use disorder, including guidance about medications for addiction treatment, particularly buprenorphine. Dr. Lu is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and director of the Montefiore Buprenorphine Treatment Network.
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Review of Ophthamology - October 10, 2021
Roy Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., describes the benefits of a new contact lens-like device, patented by Montefiore and Einstein, that is used in a treatment for keratoconus, an eye disease that affects the structure of the cornea. Dr. Chuck is professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences and the Paul Henkind Chair in Ophthalmology at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Nature - September 2, 2020
In a commentary for Nature, Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., writes about the discovery of a pathway in the preoptic area of the brain in mice by which a light-sensitive protein regulates heat production. The findings may lead to ways of altering metabolism by manipulating environmental light. Dr. Schwartz is professor of medicine and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.
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Leukaemia Foundation MDS News - April 30, 2020
Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., discusses his research on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and his hope that basic science and translational studies will lead to successful drug treatments for patients. Dr. Steidl is the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research and professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.
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November 21, 2018
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News quotes Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about his recent research on cancer stem cells that lead to myeloid leukemia. Dr. Steidl is the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, director of the Stem Cell Isolation and Xenotransplantation Facility and a professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.
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January 6, 2015
Chemical & Engineering News highlights research by Peng Wu, Ph.D. and Ben Ovryn, Ph.D., who devised a way to track the movement of single glycoprotein molecules on the surfaces of living cancer cells. Dr. Wu is associate professor of biochemistry and Dr. Ovryn is associate professor of anatomy and structural biology.
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February 5, 2013
Chemical & Engineering News interviews David Cowburn, Ph.D., about conflicting reports on the efficacy of stapled peptides, protein fragments chemically locked into an α-helical shape, and their potential for drug development. Dr. Cowburn, who has used stapled peptides to interfere with HIV assembly, notes that stapling is not easy and many adjustments need to be made to create a peptide that will work successfully within a cell. Dr. Cowburn is professor of biochemistry and of physiology & biophysics.
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