Brianna Barker received a new heart at age 13 after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat at age 7. Over the years this condition led to heart failure and finally a heart transplant.
On May 19, 2015, a healthy Brianna presented awards of recognition to two of the Montefiore and Einstein cardiac specialists who have provided care to her – at the Spirit of Achievement Luncheon, sponsored by Einstein’s Women’s Division.
Thanks to Drs. Daphne Hsu and Robert Pass and other doctors at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Brianna has just graduated from high school and is headed to Penn State. Watch her incredible story.
Our partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. learn more >
Two research teams at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, have each been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Dr. Bin Zhou has been awarded $2.4 million over four years by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in order to study the genetic pathways that regulate aortic valve biology and that mediate calcific aortic valve
The third annual health fair for Einstein and Montefiore employees offered health screenings and provided information to help promote healthier lifestyles.
as part of their "Provocative Questions" program. The innovative effort is designed to ignite investigations into 24 promising but neglected or unexplored areas of research. Answering the questions would dramatically enhance ongoing efforts to prevent, treat and cure the disease.
Steven Libutti, M.D. (left), Richard Kitsis, M.D. (right)The Einstein-Montefiore grants – two of only 57 given nationwide and only five in New York City, and totaling more than $3 million over the next five years – are aimed at determining why cancer arises in certain tissues and how the disease spreads. Grant recipients are Steven Libutti, M.D., Richard Kitsis, M.D., John Condeelis, Ph.D., Sumanta Goswami, Ph.D., and Maja Oktay, M.D., Ph.D. learn more >
stenosis (CAVS). A complex syndrome involving multiple cellular processes, CAVS is the most common disease to require surgical valve replacement. Using mouse models to study CAVS and its cellular and molecular mechanisms, Dr. Zhou is seeking critical information concerning the origins and effects of CAVS, with the goal of developing new therapeutic and preventive strategies for this devastating form of heart disease. learn more >
An Under-recognized Problem
Dr. Judy Aschner discusses the high rate of premature births in the U.S. and how being born late-preterm and early-term — previously considered low-risk — can lead to lifelong health problems.
risk for developmental and learning disabilities. Learn about the CERC programs that evaluate and provide services for premature infants and children.
Spurred by research showing that preemies benefit from human contact, Einstein medical students began a volunteer "Cuddling Club" in the neonatal ICU at Montefiore's Weiler Hospital.
WellMed, Einstein's new wellness program, provides opportunities for students to adopt healthy and balanced habits and attitudes that will contribute to their well-being.
Sunday, June 1, from Noon to 4 PM
Community Health Fair
Moses Campus main entrance
East 210th Street, Bronx