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Dr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department AddressDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


Mentoring Program Guides Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Along Paths to SuccessMentoring Program Guides Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Along Paths to Success
As co-directors of the Department of Medicine's mentoring program, Drs. Marla Keller and Elizabeth Kitsis bring together faculty members from different disciplines to create mentoring relationships across divisions within the department. Younger faculty also receive the support and resources they need to achieve their career goals in the clinical, educational and/or research realm.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Dr. Aaron Fox Awarded $3.5M R01 to Improve Access to Buprenorphine Treatment
The NIH has awarded Dr. Fox a $3.5 million R01 grant to study over five years the effectiveness of buprenorphine treatment at syringe exchange programs to reduce opioid misuse and HIV risk. The study will test a similar concept used in emergency rooms.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


CRTP GraduatesThree DoM Physicians Awarded MSc degree through CRTP
Daniele Massera, Fellow in the Division of Cardiology; Jonathan Ross, an Instructor of Medicine and Clinician-Investigator, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Ladan Golestaneh, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology, were among the 11 CRTP graduates awarded the MSc degree at a commencement ceremony held on May 24, 2017.


Arnsten and Hawkins EcripDrs. Julia Arnsten and Meredith Hawkins Receive ECRIP Awards
Julia Arnsten, MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Division Chief, General Internal Medicine and Meredith Hawkins, Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology); Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine; and Director, Global Diabetes Institute, are recipients of New York State's Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Awards to supplement current research efforts at Montefiore, Montefiore/New Rochelle and Jacobi hospital.


PirofskiDr. Liise-anne Pirofski Receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, was selected by the Einstein Alumni Association as the recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the Media

Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


The GroundTruth Project, May 25The GroundTruth Project, May 25, 2017
A Better Way to Treat Addiction: A new standard of care in the South Bronx 
Melissa Stein, M.D., medical director, Port Morris Wellness Center, and Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., associate chief, General Internal Medicine, Comprehensive Health Care Center, discuss Montefiore’s comprehensive approach to addiction. Montefiore patient, Ivan Flores, details how the Wellness Center helped him manage his heroin addiction, cure his hepatitis C and connect with his community. Listen to the GroundTruth podcast.

Theresa Madaline WSJThe Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2017
The Bug Problem in Nursing Homes 
Theresa Madaline, M.D., clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Weiler, and associate professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), provides context regarding a new study examining ‘Super Bug’ infections in nursing homes. Read the Wall Street Journal article.


Chinazo Cunningham DailyNewsThe Daily News, May 22, 2017
Changing tactics, NYPD Focuses on Help for Drug Users, Not Prison 
Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., associate chief, General Internal Medicine, CHCC, discusses policy shifts that could result in better management of the opioid crisis, including treatment by primary care doctors who are also trained to treat addiction. Read the Daily News article.

Media Spotlight

NBC News’ Today features the longevity research of Dr. Nir Barzilai and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease.   (Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017)

media coverage on other stories

 
 
 

News


Dr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department AddressDr. Yaron Tomer Delivers 2017 State of the Department Address
On Thursday, September 28, Yaron Tomer, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology and Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, presented the 2017 State of the Department Address at a special Grand Rounds. To read more and view links to the PPT and video presentations click here.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist
In the September 2017 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, discusses her career as an infectious diseases physician scientist and the opportunity for future generations of ID physician scientists to make inroads in the fields of infectious diseases, immunity, and microbial pathogenesis. The article, Life as an Infectious Diseases Physician Scientist: Science is Humanity’s Lifeline, is accompanied by a video.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


Mentoring Program Guides Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Along Paths to SuccessMentoring Program Guides Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Along Paths to Success
As co-directors of the Department of Medicine's mentoring program, Drs. Marla Keller and Elizabeth Kitsis bring together faculty members from different disciplines to create mentoring relationships across divisions within the department. Younger faculty also receive the support and resources they need to achieve their career goals in the clinical, educational and/or research realm.


rikin 3Dr. Sharon Rikin Named Director of Quality Improvement for Department of Medicine
Sharon Rikin has joined the Department of Medicine as the Associate Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement and Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Dr. Aaron Fox Awarded $3.5M R01 to Improve Access to Buprenorphine Treatment
The NIH has awarded Dr. Fox a $3.5 million R01 grant to study over five years the effectiveness of buprenorphine treatment at syringe exchange programs to reduce opioid misuse and HIV risk. The study will test a similar concept used in emergency rooms.


Dr. Oni Blackstock Awarded CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Minority Populations
The CDC has awarded Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, a primary care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), a Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI) grant to build upon her work developing and testing interventions to improve engagement in HIV treatment and prevention.


CRTP GraduatesThree DoM Physicians Awarded MSc degree through CRTP
Daniele Massera, Fellow in the Division of Cardiology; Jonathan Ross, an Instructor of Medicine and Clinician-Investigator, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Ladan Golestaneh, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology, were among the 11 CRTP graduates awarded the MSc degree at a commencement ceremony held on May 24, 2017.


Arnsten and Hawkins EcripDrs. Julia Arnsten and Meredith Hawkins Receive ECRIP Awards
Julia Arnsten, MD, Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Division Chief, General Internal Medicine and Meredith Hawkins, Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology); Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Medicine; and Director, Global Diabetes Institute, are recipients of New York State's Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Awards to supplement current research efforts at Montefiore, Montefiore/New Rochelle and Jacobi hospital.


PirofskiDr. Liise-anne Pirofski Receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology & Immunology; Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, was selected by the Einstein Alumni Association as the recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the Media

Sunit JariwalaBronxNet, October 5, 2017
Montefiore Asthma Education

Sunit Jariwala M.D., attending physician and associate professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, demonstrates how the Asthma Educator app, created by a team of Montefiore providers, can help patients better manage their asthma. Watch the BronxNet Video


Madaline Contagion Live, July 7, 2017
New Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program Cut Hospital Readmission Rates in Half
Theresa Madaline, MD, clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Riganni Urrely, LPN, nurse coordinator, Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy Program, discuss their study that showed Montefiore’s Transitions-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy program, which features streamlined communication with patients and bilingual providers, reduced emergency department readmissions for patients who receive IV antibiotics outside of the hospital. This high risk population can face a readmission rate of up to 50 percent. Read the Contagion Live Article here


The GroundTruth Project, May 25The GroundTruth Project, May 25, 2017
A Better Way to Treat Addiction: A new standard of care in the South Bronx 
Melissa Stein, M.D., medical director, Port Morris Wellness Center, and Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., associate chief, General Internal Medicine, Comprehensive Health Care Center, discuss Montefiore’s comprehensive approach to addiction. Montefiore patient, Ivan Flores, details how the Wellness Center helped him manage his heroin addiction, cure his hepatitis C and connect with his community. Listen to the GroundTruth podcast.

Theresa Madaline WSJThe Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2017
The Bug Problem in Nursing Homes 
Theresa Madaline, M.D., clinical director of Infectious Diseases Services, Weiler, and associate professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), provides context regarding a new study examining ‘Super Bug’ infections in nursing homes. Read the Wall Street Journal article.


Chinazo Cunningham DailyNewsThe Daily News, May 22, 2017
Changing tactics, NYPD Focuses on Help for Drug Users, Not Prison 
Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., associate chief, General Internal Medicine, CHCC, discusses policy shifts that could result in better management of the opioid crisis, including treatment by primary care doctors who are also trained to treat addiction. Read the Daily News article.

 
 
 

Media Spotlight

NBC News’ Today features the longevity research of Dr. Nir Barzilai and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease.   (Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017)

media coverage on other stories

Message from the Chair

message from the chair  

Yaron Tomer, MD, FACP (bio)

Chair, Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research

"Einstein/Montefiore’s exceptional effort to meet the needs of its large and diverse community has placed us at the forefront of the national healthcare reform." 

Letter from the Chair 

 

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