Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

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Details of the Einstein Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, a vital, successful division with major efforts in research, education and clinical care.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism academic faculty listing.

History and Milestones
Over thirty years of clinical care, education, and award-winning scientific research in endocrinology and metabolism.

Hospitals and Affiliates
Montefiore Medical Center, Einstein's primary teaching hospital, and other Einstein-affiliated hospitals.

News & Media

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Medicine Bronx NYNIH Grants $10.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Einstein and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a $10.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their newly named Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (DRC).

Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYFaculty Appointments and Promotions
The Department of Medicine extends its warmest congratulations to Drs. Eric Epstein, Jeffrey Gonzalez, and Eduard Rogatsky, who were among the Department of Medicine faculty members appointed or promoted in the past year.

Dr. Vafa Tabatabaie Endocrinology & Diabetes Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Vafa Tabatabaie to Direct Moses Campus Clerkship Site
Dr. Vafa Tabatabaie has been appointed Director of the Department of Medicine third-year clerkship at the Moses Campus site, routinely highly ranked by students for its breadth of patient experience and excellence of faculty and housestaff teaching.

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Clinical Diabetes Center and American Diabetes Month
The Montefiore Clinical Diabetes Center coordinated and hosted an extensive schedule of events to raise awareness about the consequences and management of diabetes as part of American Diabetes Month, November 2014.

Drs. Barzilai and Milman Present Aging Research at GSA 2014
Drs. Sofiya Milman and Nir Barzilai, along with Drs. Joe Verghese and Ana Maria Cuervo, represented the Department of Medicine at the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 5-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Pessin Leads Panels at NIH Aging and Chronic Disease Symposium on Geroscience
The NIH has chosen Drs. Jeffrey Pessin and Ana Maria Cuervo to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases.

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Dr. Colette Knight to Lead New Wakefield Clerkship Site
The Department of Medicine's seventh and newest clerkship site was inaugurated in June 2014 at Montefiore's Wakefield Campus, with Dr. Colette Knight as clerkship director.

Fundraisers See Firsthand How Their Support Aids Diabetes Researchers
Volunteers and coordinators from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently paid a visit to Einstein to learn more about ADA-funded research projects.

"Driven" to Stop Diabetes
Dr. Rita Louard comments as "Poor Chef" Charles Mattocks takes to the road with lessons on controlling type 2 diabetes through diet and lifestyle.

Pessin Leads Panels at NIH Aging and Chronic Disease Symposium on Geroscience
The NIH has chosen Drs. Jeffrey Pessin and Ana Maria Cuervo to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases.

To Manage Diabetes, Look at the Big Picture
Dr. Joel Zonszein, director, Clinical Diabetes Center, Weiler, advises that people over 65 should consider other health conditions they may have, especially heart disease.

Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills
Dr. Joel Zonszein, director, Clinical Diabetes Center, comments on the high prices of devices used to manage type 1 diabetes.

The Accidental Diabetes Researcher
In 2008, Dr. Fajun Yang was invited to join the Einstein Diabetes Research Center — even though "diabetes" appeared nowhere on his CV.

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise (HealthDay.com, EverydayHealth.com)

Beautiful but Deadly: Latinos’ Curves Put Them at Risk (CNN.com)

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics with Heart Disease (HealthDay.com)

Reduced Stress, Reduced Diabetes Risk? (QualityHealth.com)

Pharma's David and Goliath in race to produce insulin pill (reuters.com)

Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients 

Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type A Personalities and Type 1 Diabetes: The Unexpected Benefits 

How to Walk Away from Diabetes (ABCNews.com)

Einstein to Participate in 5-Year GRADE Diabetes Medication Study
Einstein/Montefiore researchers are playing an active role in a nationwide clinical trial seeking to determine the most effective combination of glucose-lowering medications.

New York Diabetes Rates Show Upward Trend
Dr. Joel Zonszein commented on the recent release of city statistics tracking diagnosis of diabetes locally since 2002.

Blouet Receives HeIDi Award
Dr. Clemence Blouet has been nominated for the Helmholtz Young Investigator Diabetes (HeIDi) Award.

Barzilai Invited to Vatican
Dr. Nir Barzilai was a speaker at "Regenerative Medicine: A Fundamental Shift in Science," the Second International Adult Stem Cell Conference at The Vatican.

Study Suggests Link Between Hormone Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Joel Zonszein comments on the correlation between melatonin and insulin resistance.

Epstein to Receive Einstein Teaching Award
Dr. Eric Epstein will receive the 2013 Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award at the 2013 commencement ceremony.

Study on Genetics of Frailty Aims to Keep Seniors Sprightly
Drs. Nir Barzilai and Joe Verghese have teamed up with Drs. Gil Atzmon and Roee Holtzer to identify interventions to keep us strong and agile into old age.

Researcher Chats with The Diabetes Community
Everyday Health recently hosted a Twitter chat on diabetes featuring endocrinologist Dr. Jill Crandall, who directs the Diabetes Clinical Trial Unit.

An On/Off Switch for Hunger
Research by Dr. Rajat Singh has revealed that starvation-activated autophagy, which allows cells to digest organelles and damaged proteins, also helps to degrade fat in the liver.

The Diabetes Prevention Public Health Challenge
Einstein is among 27 sites nationwide involved in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) to determine whether type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented.

Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?
Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., discusses basic and clinical diabetes research being conducted at Einstein and Montefiore, including the brain's influence on appetite, autoimmune and stem cell therapies, and the efforts to develop an artificial pancreas.



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