SCIENCE AT THE HEART OF MEDICINE
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's premier centers for medical education, research and clinical investigation. While education is at the heart of Einstein's mission, it is biomedical research that drives the growth of the College of Medicine. Major areas of research include cancer, diabetes, AIDS, autism and other developmental disorders, cardiovascular disease, diseases of the eye, liver disease and more.
The Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion is a state-of-the-art facility that brings together world-class scientists and cutting-edge technology to speed the translation of discoveries from the laboratory to patient care.
DID YOU KNOW?
EINSTEIN RESEARCHERS WERE THE FIRST TO…
- Find the mechanism by which Taxol® slows tumor growth, leading to its use as a major chemotherapy drug against breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer and other cancers.
- Identify a key missing neurotransmitter in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, a finding that influenced all subsequent Alzheimer’s disease research.
- Discover the first two "longevity genes" ever identified in humans.
- Identify pediatric AIDS as a distinct disease and to establish a day care center for children with AIDS.
- And were among the first to test vaccines as a treatment for multiple forms of cancer. In addition, Einstein was the only institution in New York City selected to participate in the federally funded mapping of the human genome.