Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1-6-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Environmental Epigenetics, Asthma and Other Lung Diseases

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 6, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Rachel Miller, MD, FAAAAI

Rachel Miller, MD, FAAAAI
Associate Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health Sciences (in Pediatrics)
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
Director, Allergy, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Director, Asthma Project, CCCEH
Associate Director and Lead Physician Scientist, Disease Investigation through Specialized Clinically-Oriented Ventures in Environment Research (Discover) P50
Fellow, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
Co-Deputy Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health

Dr. Rachel Miller is the author of over 58 original articles mostly on asthma and allergy mechanisms.  She is the principal investigator of an R01 looking at urban diesel exposure and inner city asthma and project leader of two studies--one clinical and one mechanistic--examining the role if airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the pathogenesis of childhood asthma.

Dr. Miller graduated from Harvard University and completed her medical education at New York University.  She completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia campus) and fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Allergy and Immunology at Columbia.  She rose through the ranks at Columbia and currently holds the title of Associate Professor of Medicine (In Pediatrics) and Environmental Health Sciences. 


After attending this activity, participants will:

  1. Acquire a basic understanding of environmental epigenetic regulation and how it may apply to lung disease.
  2. Understand why epigenetic regulation may be important in complex diseases such as asthma.
  3. Learn what is known and what is not known about environmental epigenetics and lung disease. 


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.



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