Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

NBC News’ Today features the longevity research of Nir Barzilai, M.D., and his planned clinical study on the effects of the drug metformin on age-related disease.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Wednesday, September 13, 2017)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile

The Scientist interviews Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about the effect of vitamin C on pre-leukemic stem cells in mice. Dr. Steidl is professor of cell biology and of medicine and the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.

(Monday, August 21, 2017)

Dr. Steidl's Profile

The Daily News interviews Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about treating drug addiction as a chronic disease, rather than a moral failing. Dr. Cunningham is associate chief of general internal medicine in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.

(Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

Dr. Cunningham's Profile

VICE interviews Sofiya Milman, M.D., on the link between genetics and longevity. Dr. Milman is assistant professor of medicine.

(Monday, May 01, 2017)

Dr. Milman's Profile

The Washington Post interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about Donald Trump’s health, human aging, and questions about the factors affecting longevity and healthspan. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.

(Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile

U.S. News & World Report interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., and Nir Barzilai, M.D., about their aging research.  Drs. Cuervo and Barzilai are co-directors of Einstein’s Institute for Aging Research.

(Tuesday, August 09, 2016)

Dr. Cuervo's Profile | Dr. Barzilai's Profile

Scientific American interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about her research connecting defective proteins, neurodegenerative diseases and a cellular cleaning process. 

(Monday, August 01, 2016)

Dr. Cuervo's Profile

The Scientist interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., and Evris Gavathiotis, Ph.D., about their success in pursuing private funding in the face of federal funding cuts. Drs. Barzilai and Gavathiotis share how they identified and pursued alternative funding sources and how it has helped advance their research.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein and attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gavathiotis is assistant professor of biochemistry and of medicine.

(Friday, May 01, 2015)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile | Dr. Gavathiotis' Profile

USA Today interviews Dr. David Rosenstreich about research that finds poverty and poor living conditions are the causes of high rates of asthma – whether in cities or suburbs. As the concentration of poverty has increased in suburbs and rural areas, so have the rates of asthma in those areas. Dr. Rosenstreich points out that the asthma rates are vastly different in Harlem compared to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, although the two neighborhoods are next to each other. This reinforces that it is low socioeconomic status and associated poor living conditions that leads to asthma. Dr. Rosenstreich is professor and director of the division of allergy and immunology in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar in Microbiology/Immunology at Einstein.

(Tuesday, January 20, 2015)

Dr. Rosenstreich's Profile

What’s a question your doctor should be asking you according to a Time interview with Peter Selwyn, M.D., M.P.H., and Einstein medical student Ross Kristal? Their study, which found a correlation between soda consumption and health problems, suggests that asking how much soda a patient drinks should be included when taking a patient’s history. Kristal, a fourth year medical student, notes that information about overall diet and physical activity are vital in preventing and managing certain diseases but is rarely captured, which is why the question is standard at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein. Dr. Selwyn is chair of family and social medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.

(Tuesday, December 30, 2014)

Dr. Selwyn's Profile

Nature interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about her research on autophagy, a critical cellular recycling process linked to numerous diseases. Dr. Cuervo’s numerous contributions in the field are detailed, including implicating faulty autophagy in Parkinson’s disease and discovering its role in regulating hunger in the brain and metabolism in the liver. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.

(Thursday, October 16, 2014)

Dr. Cuervo's Profile

CBS News interviews Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about the growing problem of opioid painkiller abuse and addiction. Dr. Cunningham explains why opioid abuse has increased significantly in recent years, her research on bias on the part of doctors in prescribing and monitoring opioids, and how Einstein has a structured curriculum to teach future doctors how to treat addition. Dr. Cunningham is professor of medicine and family and social medicine at Einstein and associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Monday, October 13, 2014)

Dr. Cunningham's Profile

Wall Street Journal interviews Judy Wylie-Rosett, Ph.D., about research that suggests artificial sweeteners may raise blood sugar levels by altering the body’s gut bacteria. Dr. Wylie-Rosett notes that the study is important since it is the first to examine how gut microbes contribute to processing real and fake sugars. Dr. Wylie-Rosett is head of the division of health promotion and nutrition research, and professor of epidemiology & population health and of medicine at Einstein.

(Thursday, September 18, 2014)

Dr. Rosett's Profile

The Washington Post reports on research by Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., that predicts pre-dementia by measuring walking speed and cognitive abilities. The quick, low-tech test determined that 1 in 10 older adults have pre-dementia. The study involved 27,000 people in 7 countries. It found that those who had unusually slow walking speed and cognitive complaints are twice as likely to develop dementia within 12 years. Dr. Verghese is professor of neurology at Einstein and chief of the division of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.

(Tuesday, August 05, 2014)

Dr. Verghese's Profile

The New York Times Magazine quotes Paul Frenette, M.D., in an article on research linking the nervous system to inflammation. Dr. Frenette has discovered that nerves play a key role in triggering prostate cancer, which is also associated with inflammation. Dr. Frenette is professor of medicine and of cell biology and director of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research.

(Tuesday, May 27, 2014)

Dr. Frenette's Profile
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