Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

New Rochelle Patch.com interviews Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about his genetics research that could lead to new treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia patients. Dr. Steidl is assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology and The Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research.

(Friday, September 07, 2012)

Dr. Steidl's Profile
 
 

Nature.com interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about a surprising new study in primates that found severe calorie restriction did not lead to longer life. Dr. Barzilai notes that genetics is more important than diet and lifestyle for the centenarians who he has studied as part of The Longevity Genes Project.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, August 30, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's profile
 
 

NBC Nightly News interviews Joseph Sparano, M.D., about his study that found just being overweight increases the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Dr. Sparano notes that the link between obesity and cancer remains regardless of treatment and that reducing weight may reduce risk of recurrence. Dr. Sparano is professor of medicine and of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and chief of the section of breast medical oncology at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

(Tuesday, August 28, 2012)

Dr. Sparano's Profile
 
 

The New York Times ran a letter to the editor by Executive Dean Edward Burns, M.D., suggesting patients use physicians’ expertise to guide their medical decisions. Dr. Burns’ letter was submitted in response to an op-ed that pointed out the limitations of shared decision-making, in which doctors describe treatment options and patients choose the one they prefer.

(Monday, August 27, 2012)

Dr. Burns' Profile
 
 

The Syosset-Jericho Tribune (print only) reports that Sanjay Goel, M.B.B.S., was named 1 of 12 physicians from across the country selected for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leadership Development Program, which is designed to identify and nurture the organization's future leaders. Dr. Goel is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

(Monday, July 30, 2012)

Dr. Goel's Profile
 
 

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., questions the individual and societal benefits of the intense competition among scientists in a Scientific American editorial. The "priority rule," which gives credit for a discovery to the first scientist who reports it, is a significant driver of this competition and Dr. Casadevall and his co-author Ferric Fang, M.D., argue that it may have outlived its usefulness in an era of complexity and collaboration. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, July 25, 2012)

Dr. Casadevall's Profile
 
 

Reuters reports that a common parasite is linked to self-harm and suicide in women, although Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., notes that the overall risk remains low. Dr. Weiss remarks that because toxoplasma gondii resides in the brain, there has long been a suspicion it affects human behavior. Dr. Weiss is professor of medicine and of pathology and co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center.

(Monday, July 09, 2012)

Dr. Weiss' Profile
 
 

CBS Sunday Morning explores recent advances in the science of aging, including insights uncovered by Nir Barzilai, M.D., through his Longevity Genes Project. Dr. Barzilai’s ongoing study of over 500 healthy centenarians has demonstrated that most of the participants have a genetic advantage over the rest of the population that allows them to avoid age-related diseases. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Dr. Barzilai’s section begins 3 minutes into the segment.)

(Monday, July 09, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 

Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about whole genome sequencing of the elderly and how it may reveal the secrets to healthy aging. Dr. Barzilai notes that the centenarians in his Longevity Genes Project have just as many genetic variants for diseases as the rest of the population, but they also have rare genetic variants that protect them from developing those diseases. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Wednesday, June 20, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 

CBS Evening News features Nir Barzilai, M.D., his aging research and Irving Kahn, a centenarian enrolled in Einstein's Longevity Research Project. Dr. Barzilai, who found that his healthy centenarian study participants were twice as likely to have the cholesterol-controlling CETP gene, notes that the development of drugs mimicking the genes of so-called "SuperAgers" could help protect against age-related diseases in the general population. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, May 31, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 

In a Huffington Post editorial stressing the rise in retracted scientific papers, Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., suggests drastic changes to scientific culture. Along with co-author Ferric Fang, M.D., of the University of Washington, Dr. Casadevall points to the “winner-take-all” reward system and the decline in federal funding as major causes for concern. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

Dr. Casadevall's Profile
 
 

Today.com interviews Chaim Putterman, M.D., about the link between lupus and necrotizing fascititis, a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection. Dr. Putterman notes that increased susceptibility to infections like necrotizing fascititis is often a side effect of medications used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus. Dr. Putterman is chief of the division of rheumatology at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.

(Tuesday, May 15, 2012)

Dr. Putterman's Profile
 
 

Associated Press features comments by Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., about Einstein’s progress in stem cell research since state funding began in 2007. The report on the Empire State Stem Cell Program notes that Einstein has advanced the understanding of blood stem cell function and of liver cell replication which could help make liver transplantation easier. Dr. Spiegel is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein.

(Monday, May 07, 2012)

Dr. Spiegel's Profile
 
 

The Daily News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about the rise in senior citizens staying in the workforce into their 80s and 90s and his research into the longevity genes of SuperAgers, a group of healthy and active centenarians. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Monday, April 30, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 

The Daily News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about the rise in senior citizens staying in the workforce into their 80s and 90s and his research into the longevity genes of SuperAgers, a group of healthy and active centenarians. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Monday, April 30, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 
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