BronxNet - November 17, 2021
Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., talks about his NCI Outstanding Investigator Award and $7 million grant that will support his research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Steidl is co-director of the Blood Cancer Institute and associate director of basic science at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and professor of cell biology and of medicine and the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research at Einstein.
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The New York Times - October 26, 2021
Scott Emmons, Ph.D., comments on the importance of the connectome, a comprehensive structural wiring diagram of a system's or creature's neurons and synapses. Dr. Emmons, who published the first complete connectome of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, in 2019, is professor of genetics and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, and is the Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics.
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Good Morning America - October 21, 2021
Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., welcomed first lady of the United States Jill Biden, Ed.D., to Einstein, where she discussed breast cancer awareness and prevention with Amanda Rivera, M.D. Dr. Biden also visited Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, where she was welcomed by Philip Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Tomaselli is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine; Dr. Rivera is assistant professor of radiation oncology and a radiation oncologist at the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center; and Dr. Ozuah is president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine.
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Vox - October 7, 2021
Betsy Herold, M.D., says there is no evidence that the risk of COVID-19 in children has changed due to the Delta variant. Dr. Herold is chief of infectious diseases and vice chair for research in the department of pediatrics at Einstein and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics at Einstein.
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PBS Newshour - October 7, 2021
In a NOVA documentary, Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., talks about unresolved questions regarding which patients may benefit from using cannabis and the negative effects of incarcerating people for drug use. Dr. Cunningham is clinical professor of medicine, of family and social medicine, and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein. (Excerpts with Dr. Cunningham at 10:13, 40:37, and 42:58.)
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BronxNet - October 6, 2021
Kerry Morrone, M.D., discusses the signs and symptoms of sickle-cell disease, complications patients may experience, and current treatments. Dr. Morrone is assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and director of the Sickle-Cell Program at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.
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News12 - October 5, 2021
Jesus Anampa, M.D., M.S., comments on Einstein and Montefiore research that has identified how breast cancer spreads from the primary tumor to other parts of the body and using those findings to identify patients at high risk for metastasis and to improve cancer treatment. Dr. Anampa is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and an oncologist at Montefiore.
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BronxNet - October 5, 2021
Karen Bonuck, Ph.D., and Joanne Siegel, M.S.W., describe their grant-funded work to promote vaccines among patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population. Dr. Bonuck and Ms. Siegel co-direct Einstein's Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
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Infection Control Today - September 27, 2021
As the annual ID Week conference kicks off, programs chairperson Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D., describes the role of infection preventionists and discusses a range of issues affecting the infectious disease community, including structural determinants of health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nosanchuk is senior associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and an infectious disease specialist at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - September 23, 2021
Shelby Harris, Psy.D., discusses common sleep issues that parents experience and suggests some techniques, including meditation or cognitive behavior therapy, that have been shown to help. 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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Scientific American - September 23, 2021
Hina Talib, M.D., describes concerns that parents have about sending their young, unvaccinated children to school and advises them to focus on what they can do to reduce overall risk of infection. Dr. Talib is associate professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).
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ABC News - September 21, 2021
Susanna Curtis, M.D., discusses her new NIH grant to study the efficacy and safety of dronabinol, a drug usually prescribed for nausea and vomiting, to reduce inflammation and pain in adults with sickle-cell disease. Dr. Curtis is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and assistant director and a hematologist at the Montefiore Adult Sickle Cell Center.
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The Scientist - September 20, 2021
A petition initiated by Peri Kurshan, Ph.D., led the National Institutes of Health to change a discriminatory policy that limited extensions to early-stage investigator status, which disproportionately affected women. Dr. Kurshan is assistant professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and of genetics at Einstein.
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Kaiser Health News - September 17, 2021
Betsy Herold, M.D., describes children's strong mucosal immune defenses in the nose and throat, which launch swift and potent attacks against the coronavirus, usually preventing serious cases of COVID-19. Dr. Herold is chief of infectious diseases and vice chair for research in the department of pediatrics at Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics at Einstein.
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August 27, 2012
American Medical News interviews Robert Marion, M.D., about prenatal whole genome sequencing, which can identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases. Because this new test will provide detailed information on mutations of 20,000 to 25,000 genes, some of which will not be significant, Dr. Marion stresses the importance of preparing healthcare professionals to counsel expectant parents about the results. Dr. Marion is director of Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and chief of developmental medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
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April 25, 2012
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute interviews Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., on the difficulty of proving the link between bishpenol A (BPA), a common chemical in homes and food containers, and cancer risk. Dr. Kabat notes that politics can trump science when enormous public concern exists about an issue, particularly when it potentially effects infants, like BPA. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein.
March 13, 2012
New Scientist interviews Vern Schramm, Ph.D., about his research on transition state analogs, a class of drugs he has been developing that target and neutralize specific enzymes in order to combat disease. Dr. Schramm is professor and Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry at Einstein.
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February 1, 2012
Arthritis Today interviews Dr. Anna Broder regarding her research that found continued treatment may help extend the lives of lupus patients with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine.
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Newsweek - February 1, 2012
Microbe features research by Liise-Anne Pirofski , M.D., about a newly identified antibody that works against pneumococcal bacteria and could help to improve vaccines against pneumonia. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.
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