The Department of Medicine was prominent at the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program's graduation ceremonies, held on June 1. Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Associate Professor (General Internal Medicine), presented the commencement address and seven of the Program's thirteen graduates were in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Cunningham's compelling address illuminated her personal pathway toward becoming, a funded physician-scientist, including the ups and downs of the journey involved.
Graduates of the Program completed a rigorous two-year program leading to the Master of Science degree. Internal Medicine graduates are listed below.
Santiago Aparo, MD (Oncology)
"Survival analysis of Hispanics with hepatocellular carcinoma at a large academic medical center"
Georges Ephrem, MD (Cardiology)
"Elevated red blood cell distribution width is associated with higher recourse to artery bypass graft"
Aaron D. Fox, MD (General Internal Medicine)
MS with Distinction
"Pain is not associated with worse office-based buprenorphine treatment outcomes"
Andre Holder, MD (Critical Care Medicine)
"Predictors of progression to severe sepsis, shock, or death among emergency department patients with non-severe sepsis"
Elina Jerschow, MD (Allergy & Immunology)
"Environmental pesticides and allergies: results from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006"
Sharon Szeyan Leung, MD (Critical Care Medicine)
MS with Distinction
"Statins and outcomes in patients with bloodstream infections: a propensity score analysis"
Jean d'Amour Sinayobye, MD (General Internal Medicine)
"Prevalence and risk factors for oncogenic HPV infection among HIV infected and uninfected Rwandan women"
"I would like to extend thanks to the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore for running and funding the CRTP, and especially to Ellie Schoenbaum for leading this fine program," said Dr. Victor Schuster, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. "I would also like to express our warmest congratulations to Chinazo and to all the graduates."