Division of General Internal Medicine



Doctors Lax in Monitoring Potentially Addicting Drugs
A new study led by Dr. Joanna Starrels has found that few primary care physicians pay adequate attention to patients taking prescription opioid drugs.

HIV & Cardiovascular Disease in Rwanda
Dr. Elizabeth Kiefer is investigating the connection of malnutrition, HIV, and inflammation in Rwandan women. 


Faculty Appointments & Promotions
Drs. Martin J. Arron and Andrew H. Gutwein
Department of Medicine faculty members who were appointed or promoted in 2010.

Major Funding Awarded to Improve Treatment of Drug-Resistant TB and HIV Co-Infection
Dr. Neel Gandhi has received a five-year, $4 million grant for the first-ever prospective study of antiretroviral therapy for people in South Africa who are co-infected with MDR-tuberculosis and HIV.

PCSM Residency Features Innovative Curriculum, Technology
Hillary Kunins, director of the Einstein/Montefiore Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine residency programs, discusses the program’s recently implemented training innovations.

Einstein Awarded NIH Grant to Study Drug-Resistant TB
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Sarita Shah and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $3.9 million grant to study how extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is transmitted in rural South Africa.

Hospitalist Program at Einstein-Montefiore
William N. Southern, MD, Chief of the Section of Hospitalist Medicine, comments on a recent New York Times article on hospitalists.

Parish Elected President of ISSWSH
Dr. Sharon J. Parish was recently elected as First President Elect of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH).

Schlair Awarded National Faculty Development Fellowship
Sheira Schlair, MD, MS was recently accepted into the Facilitator-In-Training (FIT) national faculty development fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH).

Southern Wins Research Awards
William Southern, MD took first place at the SHM research abstract competition and won a Scholar's Abstract Award at ACRT/SCTS.

2010 SGIM Meeting
The Division of General Internal Medicine was in full force at the 2010 33rd annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Medicine Faculty in the News
Sarita Shah was among faculty members represented in recent media.

Diversity Second Look Dinner and Visit
Seventeen minority medical students applying to the Internal Medicine Residency Program attended a Re-Visitation Day sponsored and hosted by the Diversity Affairs Committee, led by faculty members including those from the Division of General Internal Medicine.


New Faculty Welcomed
2009 welcomed a number of new General Internal Medicine faculty members.

Improving Einstein's Diversity
The Einstein/Montefiore Diversity Affairs Committee, led by members of the Division of General Internal Medicine faculty, promotes cultural diversity among housestaff and faculty of the Department of Medicine.

2009 Academic Promotions
Congratulations go to General Internal Medicine faculty members approved for promotion in senior rank.

Medicine Faculty NIH Funding 2008-09
Julia Arnsten is among Einstein faculty members listed under "Internal Medicine" as primary or secondary appointments who received significant NIH funding from September 2008 to September 2009.

Using Patient Data for Health Services Research
Long known to illuminate clinical studies, hospital databases can be a goldmine in tackling some of the nation's most complex, challenging healthcare issues.

Arnsten Receives Faculty Mentoring Award
Julia Arnsten Mentoring Award presented at Einstein's Davidoff Education Day.

Southern Appointed Chief of Hospital Medicine
Dr. William Southern has been appointed Chief of a new Section of Hospital Medicine within the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Santana to Champion Quality Improvement Initiative
Dr. Calie Santana joined the Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine in September 2008 as the Associate Director of Quality, a newly created role created in part as a response to the increasing demand for higher quality of care from regulatory and accreditation bodies, patient groups, and payers.

CHCC's Buprenorphrine Program Offers Drug Users More Options
Frustrated by the lack of drug treatment options for substance-using patients in the Bronx, Dr. Chinazo Cunningham turned her attention to buprenorphine, enabling patient-centered addiction treatment outside of highly regulated settings.

Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Felise Milan chaired the search committee for the new Associate Dean of Medical Education.

GIM Faculty Achievements
Hillary Kunins, Shadi Nahvi, William Southern, Alain Litwin, and Sarita Shah were recognized for recent scholarly accomplishments.

Appointments and Promotions
General Internal Medicine faculty were well represented among the 2008 appointments and promotions.

Arnsten to Lead CFAR Core
Dr. Julia Arnsten, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Epidemiology & Population Health, has agreed to take over as Director of the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core Facility

Loehner Appointed Montefiore Service Chief
Dr. John Loehner, a former chief resident, has taken the position of Service Chief at Moses.


Southern Appointed Associate Director, Medical Service
Will Southern, M.D., has been appointed to the position of Associate Director of the Medical Service, Weiler Division.

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