Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

The New York Times interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about two editorials he co-wrote that expose the recent increase in retracted scientific papers and call for a fundamental shift in the scientific culture and funding systems that he believes are behind the trend. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

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The New York Daily News interviews Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., about the Van Etten renovations that are transforming the building into a state-of-the-art facility for education, research and medical care. Dr. Spiegel is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

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Nature interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a sometimes fatal illness that strikes young children and possibly travels to Japan and the U.S. on wind currents. Rates of reported cases of the disease, whose cause is still unknown, correlate to the rise and fall of northwest winds in Japan. Dr. Casadevall notes the circumstantial evidence for wind-borne Kawasaki disease is strong, but emphasizes that correlation is not causation. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Einstein.

(Friday, April 06, 2012)

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ABC News.com interviews Joel Zonszein, M.D., about two new trials showing bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for diabetes, lowering blood sugar levels in patients even before the weight comes off. Dr. Zonszein notes that less than two percent of diabetes patients are treated with bariatric or metabolic surgery and that more people can benefit. Dr. Zonszein is  professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of the Clinical Diabetes Center at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Monday, March 26, 2012)

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The Washington Post’s “The Checkup” blog interviews Chaim Putterman, M.D., about entertainer Nick Cannon’s treatment options for his lupus nephritis, an autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. Dr. Putterman is chief of the division of rheumatology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center. (Thursday, March 08, 2012)

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Bronx News interviews Rubin Silverman, M.D., about how heart disease affects women differently than men and offers prevention tips for both genders. Dr. Silverman is assistant clinical professor of medicine.

(Wednesday, March 07, 2012)

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The New York Times (Science Times) interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about whether amateur biologists are capable of engineering the deadly, mutant version of the H5N1 flu virus created by professional scientists. While there are safeguards in place to prevent it, Dr. Casadevall notes that human ingenuity shouldn’t be underestimated and a determined actor could succeed. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of immunology & microbiology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Tuesday, March 06, 2012)

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The New York Times' "Well" blog interviews Mario Garcia, M.D., about a new study that shows more than one-third of patients taken to hospitals for heart attacks do not experience its hallmark symptom, sudden chest pain. The study was particularly concerning for women: 42 percent did not have the symptom and those under 55 who didn’t were 2 to 3 times more likely to die in the hospital compared with men of the same age with classic heart attack symptoms. Dr. Garcia notes that this is may be due to physician bias – doctors don’t think young women have heart attacks – and that women delay seeking treatment. Dr. Garcia is professor and chief of cardiology at Einstein and co-director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center. (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)

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The Guardian features Dr. Arturo Casadevall’s participation on a panel of leading virus experts who discussed permanent restrictions on research in light of the new genetically engineered H5N1 flu virus that could kill half the world’s population if released. Dr. Casadevall is a member of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which in December asked the journals Science and Nature not to publish the full research on the virus. He said that he was initially opposed to the restrictions, but has been persuaded they were necessary. Dr. Casadevall, who holds both an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree, is professor and Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Friday, February 03, 2012)

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Microbe features research by Liise-Anne Pirofski , M.D., about a newly identified antibody that works against pneumococcal bacteria and could help to improve vaccines against pneumonia. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.

(Wednesday, February 01, 2012)

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Arthritis Today interviews Dr. Anna Broder regarding her research that found continued treatment may help extend the lives of lupus patients with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine.

(Wednesday, February 01, 2012)

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The Associated Press interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about falsified University of Connecticut research on resveratrol, the red wine ingredient thought to improve health. Dr. Barzilai notes that the allegations will have no impact on resveratrol research because encouraging results have emerged from numerous labs around the world, including Einstein’s. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Friday, January 13, 2012)

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National Geographic.com interviews Paul Frenette, M.D., about the promise and potential dangers of new research showing stem cells from young mice injected into rapidly aging older mice significantly increased life span. Dr. Frenette is director of Einstein’s Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research. (Monday, January 09, 2012)

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The New York Times features research by Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., that shows frequent "heading" in soccer may lead to brain injury and memory loss in amateur players. Dr. Lipton is associate professor of radiology and associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and medical director of MRI services at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)

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Science magazine interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about recent research on autophaghy, the cell’s natural recycling process that keeps cells cleans and uncluttered. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology and of anatomy and structural biology. (Friday, December 09, 2011)

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