Image: John Hardin, basic science faculty member. more info Einstein-Montefiore features a strong basic research component to the Rheumatology Fellowship Program with independent physician-scientist investigators (Drs. Adarichev, Hardin, Liu, Porcelli and Putterman) who all have appointments in Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the medical school. Most of the second-year fellows elect to do a laboratory year and some proceed to a third year. The program is capable of training basic scientists and has established a successful mentoring program that allows progression to independence.
A Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis clinical research program has been in existence for several years. The program is now expanding in this area as well as into inflammatory arthropathies. Einstein has a well-established serum bank for use in research studies by the members of the division.