Everyday Health - May 24, 2023
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., advises practicing mindfulness to help address the flattening of feelings, known as emotional blunting, that may occur in people with major depressive disorder who use antidepressants. 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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BronxNet - May 10, 2023
Mimi Kim, Sc.D., says a National Institutes of Health $30 million grant to the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore (ICTR) will be used to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into effective and equitable prevention and treatment approaches. Dr. Kim is associate director of the ICTR, and professor and head of the division of biostatistics in the department of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Science - March 13, 2023
Matthew Akiyama, M.D., comments on the White House plan to eliminate hepatitis C, noting that more resources are needed for testing and treating people who are in jail or prison and carry the virus. Dr. Akiyama is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.
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Salon - March 6, 2023
Jill Crandall, M.D., says shortages of the diabetes drug Ozempic, which is widely used for weight-loss, have forced physicians to prescribe alternative medications, resulting in higher costs, new and different side effects, and increased blood sugar monitoring requirements for patients. 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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Politico - February 27, 2023
Julia Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H., discusses the challenges some patients with chronic pain and other conditions face in obtaining medical cannabis. Dr. Arnsten is professor of medicine, of psychiatry & behavioral sciences, and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.
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WebMD - February 21, 2023
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.
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ABC 7 NY - February 19, 2023
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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Science Friday - February 16, 2023
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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CNN - February 15, 2023
Hina Talib, M.D., comments on a study showing an association between bullying and suicidal ideation, and discusses ways to help the bully, the victim, and those who witness bullying. Dr. Talib is clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Einstein.
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MedPageToday - February 13, 2023
Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S., co-authors an editorial on new guidelines on the use of buprenorphine, rather than other opioids, in chronic pain management. Dr. Starrels is professor of medicine and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein, and associate chief of research in the division of general internal medicine and director of the IMPOWR-ME Research Center at Einstein and Montefiore.
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Bronx Times - February 1, 2023
Albert Einstein College of Medicine first-year medical students held a Convocation of Thanks to honor the people who donated their bodies for anatomical studies. Students also presented the anatomy faculty with four paintings depicting the heart, which are now permanently displayed in the Forchheimer Building.
US News & World Report - January 27, 2023
Tim Duong, Ph.D., comments on a study about COVID-19 and its effects on the heart, noting that more research is necessary to follow patients, assess whether the virus impacted their organs, and treat them accordingly. Dr. Duong is professor and vice chair for research of radiology at Einstein and Montefiore, professor of biochemistry, and professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.
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December 13, 2012
MedPage Today interviews Roy Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., about a study demonstrating a large increase in vision loss in the past decade, likely from diabetes. Dr. Chuck points out that vision loss in the young – those aged 22-39 – saw a significant increase, which is an indicator that damage to their eyes began when they were still children. 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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October 24, 2012
Nature.com interviews Scott Emmons, Ph.D., about his study that determined the complete neural diagram that governs male roundworm mating behavior. Dr. Emmons notes that his lab took the unusual but important step of measuring the strength of each neural connection, instead of simply counting the number of synapses. Dr. Emmons is professor of genetics and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics.
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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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