F200 Jewish Medical Ethics
The advances in modern medicine have spawned a wide variety of ethical dilemmas in such areas as genetics, reproductive technology, the determination of death, organ, transplantation, euthanasia and assisted suicide. While the secular ethical approach to these issues is often well publicized and adequately represented at many medical schools, the religious viewpoint, and in particular, that of Orthodox Judaism, is rarely given a voice. This half-module (one month) guided reading elective allows the student to choose a topic of their interest and will provide an overview of the Orthodox Jewish approach to medical issues by analyzing texts from the Bible, Talmud and Rabbinic commentaries throughout the ages.
Prerequisites: As many of the texts are in the Hebrew language, a rudimentary knowledge of Hebrew would be helpful, although not essential.
Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD
Maximum: 2 students
F204 Nutrition and the Development of Chronic Disease
There is an increasing interest in the role of nutrition and obesity in the etiology and development of chronic diseases. Each student will be provided with guidance in reviewing literature and can potentially participate in data analysis or in developing curriculum materials. Students can use their elective time to pursue work on a nutrition-related Independent Scholars project. Students may have the opportunity to attend seminars and/or research meetings appropriate to the topic. Students will meet Dr. Wylie-Rosett to select a specific focus for this elective.
Review Paper Content
Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD
Maximum: 4 students
Students should contact instructor before start of the elective for meeting time and location. Meetings will be in Belfer 1307.
F205 Clinical Informatics and Research in Primary Care
**Einstein students must contact Dr. Tobin for approval prior to registration**
Students will participate in developing and implementing a web-based curriculum in
evaluating the e-Clinican Project (see www.eclinician.org ), funded
as part of the Health Alert Network of the New York City Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene (see www.nyc.gov/health)
administered by Clinical Directors Network (see www.CDNetwork.org), a
primary care practice-based research network (PBRN) in NYC. The eClinician
Project is designed to disseminate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
and to improve access to the clinical decision-support tools on handheld
personal computers (HPC/PDA) for clinicians practicing in patient care.
Students will help with curriculum development and evaluation, identification
of online clinical decision-support tools, and provide presentations at
Community Health Centers, as well as assist with (and receive co-authorship)
development of articles for publication and scientific presentations. Students
will also participate in a PCORI funded study (Enhancing Community Health
Center PCORI Engagement (EnCoRE)) whose goal is to adapt, enhance, and
implement an existing year long training curriculum designed to educate and
engage Health Center teams including patients, clinical and administrative
staff in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).
CDN Orientation Curriculum
Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD
212-382-0699 ext 234
email@example.com or JNTobin@CDNetwork.org
Maximum: 4 students
Please Note: Meetings are held in Manhattan at the offices of Clinical Directors Network (CDN) 5 West 37th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018 and via web/telephone conference calls.