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Belinda
Communicating to Stop the Spread of Disease
In November 2016, Dr. Steven Safyer, Montefiore’s president and CEO, presented Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky with the President's Award—the highest recognition given to a Montefiore associate, and a testament to her collaborative, self-effacing leadership style. 


Aaron FoxTransitioning Home: Montefiore Clinic Combats Health Disparities Affecting Former Inmates
Now in its seventh year, Montefiore's Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC), has treated more than 500 formerly incarcerated patients with chronic health conditions such as substance-use disorders, mental illness and infectious diseases. In October, Dr. Aaron Fox, associate professor of internal medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and director of the BTC, accepted the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize on behalf of the clinic.


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Standing Up for Social Justice
On January 21, teams of Montefiore-Einstein faculty, residents, fellows and students from the departments of Medicine, Family and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences took to the streets for the Women's March on Washington and its sister march in New York City to protest the new administration's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, rollback reproductive rights, defund women's healthcare initiatives, and deny immigrant rights. 

 

Brust NEJMStudy on Preventing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Published in NEJM
A study co-authored by James Brust, M.D., attending physician and associate professor of medicine (general internal medicine) and his former colleagues N. Sarita Shah, M.D., Ph.D. (lead author), and Neel R. Gandi, MD (senior author), and published in the January 18 online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that efforts to halt TB transmission in hospitals and community settings may be a better strategy than improving patient treatment.


Ultra Long-Lasting Capsule May Help Combat Malaria
Researchers have developed a new long-lasting capsule that remains in the stomach for two weeks. In a study described in the November 2016 issue of Science Translational Medicine, one of the study’s authors, Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology & Immunology, highlights that this ultra-long acting gastric residence dosage forms approach could have applications across many clinical conditions to reduce medication dose frequency, improve adherence and maximize outcomes.


 

PirofskiDr. Liise-anne Pirofski Awarded $2M NIH Grant to Prevent Pneumonia
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, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million NIH grant to develop monoclonal antibody therapy for pneumococcal pneumonia.


 

ICTRCall for Applications: Clinical Research Training Program
The application deadline for the Clinical Research Training Program is March 1, 2017. CRTP at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a training program funded by the NIH under the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).


 

michael rossDr. Michael Ross Named Chief, Division of Nephrology
Dr. Ross was named Chief of the Division of Nephrology, beginning June 1, 2017.


 

New chiefs 2017 2018 Internal Medicine Residency Program Announces 2018-2019 Chief Residents
The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program proudly announces Chief Residents for the 2017-2018 academic year.


 

hamerman 2In Memoriam: David Hamerman, M.D.
The Montefiore-Einstein community mourns the loss of David Hamerman, MD, former chair of the Department of Medicine, rheumatology researcher and esteemed leader.


 

Kathryn Anastos Dr. Kathy Anastos Delivers 2016 Sharon Silbiger Memorial Lecture
On Monday, October 31, 2016, Dr. Kathryn Anastos, co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center, delivered the fourth annual Sharon Silbiger, M.D. Memorial Lecture, titled “Taking the Long View: Medicine as a Vehicle for Social Change.”

 

AldrichCelebrating the Life of Dr. K. Thomas Aldrich
On Thursday, November 17, dozens of colleagues, friends, family and New York City firefighters, gathered at Montefiore’s Grand Hall to celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas K. Aldrich, who died on September 5, 2016, of pancreatic cancer.


Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Named 2016 AAAS Fellow
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases, was named 2016 Fellow  of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky Wins 2016 Montefiore President's Award
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Director, Healthcare Epidemiology, Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), was named a winner of the 2016 Montefiore President’s Award.


Dr. Jacqueline Achkar Awarded NIH Grant

Dr. Jacqueline Achkar Awarded $3.7 Million NIH grant
Jacqueline Achkar, M.D., M.Sc. was awarded a $3.7 million NIH grant to identify biomarkers offering early warning of potentially fatal active Tuberculosis in people with HIV

Elizabeth Kitsis Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis Appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism
Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) and Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism in the Department of Medicine.


 

Dana Lukin Dr. Dana Lukin to Run 2016 NYC Marathon for Colorectal Cancer Research
On Sunday, November 6, GI specialist Dana Lukin, MD, will run the NYC Marathon to raise funds and awareness for colorectal cancer.


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Dr. Eva Metalios Honored for Human Rights Advocacy
Dr. Eva Metalios was honored by HealthRight International for her Human Rights work on behalf of torture survivors seeking asylum in the US.

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Media Spotlight

The Washington Post interviews Dr. Nir Barzilai about Donald Trump’s health, human aging, and questions about the factors affecting longevity and healthspan. (Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017)

media coverage on other stories

 
 
 

News

Belinda
Communicating to Stop the Spread of Disease
In November 2016, Dr. Steven Safyer, Montefiore’s president and CEO, presented Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky with the President's Award—the highest recognition given to a Montefiore associate, and a testament to her collaborative, self-effacing leadership style. 


Aaron FoxTransitioning Home: Montefiore Clinic Combats Health Disparities Affecting Former Inmates
Now in its seventh year, Montefiore's Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC), has treated more than 500 formerly incarcerated patients with chronic health conditions such as substance-use disorders, mental illness and infectious diseases. In October, Dr. Aaron Fox, associate professor of internal medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and director of the BTC, accepted the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize on behalf of the clinic.


group 300


Standing Up for Social Justice
On January 21, teams of Montefiore-Einstein faculty, residents, fellows and students from the departments of Medicine, Family and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences took to the streets for the Women's March on Washington and its sister march in New York City to protest the new administration's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, rollback reproductive rights, defund women's healthcare initiatives, and deny immigrant rights. 

 

Brust NEJMStudy on Preventing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Published in NEJM
A study co-authored by James Brust, M.D., attending physician and associate professor of medicine (general internal medicine) and his former colleagues N. Sarita Shah, M.D., Ph.D. (lead author), and Neel R. Gandi, MD (senior author), and published in the January 18 online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that efforts to halt TB transmission in hospitals and community settings may be a better strategy than improving patient treatment.


Ultra Long-Lasting Capsule May Help Combat Malaria
Researchers have developed a new long-lasting capsule that remains in the stomach for two weeks. In a study described in the November 2016 issue of Science Translational Medicine, one of the study’s authors, Johanna P. Daily, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology & Immunology, highlights that this ultra-long acting gastric residence dosage forms approach could have applications across many clinical conditions to reduce medication dose frequency, improve adherence and maximize outcomes.


 

PirofskiDr. Liise-anne Pirofski Awarded $2M NIH Grant to Prevent Pneumonia
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, has been awarded a five-year, $2 million NIH grant to develop monoclonal antibody therapy for pneumococcal pneumonia.


 

ICTRCall for Applications: Clinical Research Training Program
The application deadline for the Clinical Research Training Program is March 1, 2017. CRTP at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a training program funded by the NIH under the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).


 

michael rossDr. Michael Ross Named Chief, Division of Nephrology
Dr. Ross was named Chief of the Division of Nephrology, beginning June 1, 2017.


 

New chiefs 2017 2018 Internal Medicine Residency Program Announces 2018-2019 Chief Residents
The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program proudly announces Chief Residents for the 2017-2018 academic year.


 

hamerman 2In Memoriam: David Hamerman, M.D.
The Montefiore-Einstein community mourns the loss of David Hamerman, MD, former chair of the Department of Medicine, rheumatology researcher and esteemed leader.


 

Kathryn Anastos Dr. Kathy Anastos Delivers 2016 Sharon Silbiger Memorial Lecture
On Monday, October 31, 2016, Dr. Kathryn Anastos, co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center, delivered the fourth annual Sharon Silbiger, M.D. Memorial Lecture, titled “Taking the Long View: Medicine as a Vehicle for Social Change.”

 

AldrichCelebrating the Life of Dr. K. Thomas Aldrich
On Thursday, November 17, dozens of colleagues, friends, family and New York City firefighters, gathered at Montefiore’s Grand Hall to celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas K. Aldrich, who died on September 5, 2016, of pancreatic cancer.


Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski Named 2016 AAAS Fellow
Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases, was named 2016 Fellow  of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Dr. Belinda Ostrowsky Wins 2016 Montefiore President's Award
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Director, Healthcare Epidemiology, Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), was named a winner of the 2016 Montefiore President’s Award.


Dr. Jacqueline Achkar Awarded NIH Grant

Dr. Jacqueline Achkar Awarded $3.7 Million NIH grant
Jacqueline Achkar, M.D., M.Sc. was awarded a $3.7 million NIH grant to identify biomarkers offering early warning of potentially fatal active Tuberculosis in people with HIV

Elizabeth Kitsis Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis Appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism
Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Rheumatology) and Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, has been appointed Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professionalism in the Department of Medicine.


 

Dana Lukin Dr. Dana Lukin to Run 2016 NYC Marathon for Colorectal Cancer Research
On Sunday, November 6, GI specialist Dana Lukin, MD, will run the NYC Marathon to raise funds and awareness for colorectal cancer.


  EMetalios

Dr. Eva Metalios Honored for Human Rights Advocacy
Dr. Eva Metalios was honored by HealthRight International for her Human Rights work on behalf of torture survivors seeking asylum in the US.

 
 

Media Spotlight

The Washington Post interviews Dr. Nir Barzilai about Donald Trump’s health, human aging, and questions about the factors affecting longevity and healthspan. (Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017)

media coverage on other stories

Department Chair

Tomer message photoYaron Tomer, MD, FACP (bio) 

Professor of Medicine 

"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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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Role of Values and Preferences in Medical Decision-Making
Peter Ubel, MD
12:15 PM : Jack D. Weiler Hospital Weiler Auditorium

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