Einstein in the Media | U.S./Global

The Washington Post interviews Snehal Patel, M.D., about his study that found eliminating a blood test could safely increase the number of donor hearts for transplants. Dr. Patel is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care. (Thursday, June 23, 2016)

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New York Times interviews Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., about the WHO’s conclusion that coffee may protect against certain cancers. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist in the department of epidemiology & population health. (Thursday, June 16, 2016)

 
 

Reuters interviews Michal Melamed, M.D., about her research that found many young, obese adults are unaware they are at risk for kidney disease. Dr. Melamed is associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and attending physician, nephrology at Montefiore Health System. (Friday, June 03, 2016)

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Los Angeles Times interviews Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, for an article on Prince’s death. Dr. Cunningham is associate chief of general internal medicine in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, May 31, 2016)

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Nature interviews John Greally, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., about his criticism of a recent New Yorker article on epigenetics. Dr. Greally is professor of genetics, of medicine and of pediatrics and the director of the center for epigenomics at Einstein and attending physician at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)

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CNN interviews Richard Lipton, M.D., about a new study that finds moderate to intense exercise may slow the rate of mental decline. Dr. Lipton notes the study shows that low physical activity predicts cognitive decline, including the abilities that are important for everyday function such as processing speed and episodic memory. Dr. Lipton is director of the Einstein Aging Study and vice chair of the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Einstein and director of the division of cognitive aging and dementia at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

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PBS’ NewsHour.com interviews Ruth Stein, M.D., regarding her research on how often pediatricians screen for postpartum depression. Dr. Stein’s research found that while screening rates had increased, the condition is often overlooked and undertreated. Dr. Stein is professor of pediatrics at Einstein. (Thursday, March 24, 2016)

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The Washington Post quotes Andrew Racine, M.D., Ph.D., about new recommendations, which he helped develop, that encourage pediatricians to screen for poverty in a bid to reduce its health effects. Dr. Racine, who chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics workgroup that developed the recommendations, notes that pediatricians will take this role on “because it is the right thing to do.” Dr. Racine is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Montefiore Health System and professor of clinical pediatrics at Einstein. (Wednesday, March 09, 2016)

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The Washington Post quotes Marcus Bachhuber, M.D., M.S., and Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., about their new study with Joanna Starrels, M.D., M.S., on the surge in overdose deaths from benzodiazepines. Dr. Bachhuber notes that this growing public health problem has largely flown under the radar. Dr. Bachhuber is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician, Montefiore; Dr. Cunningham is professor of medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)

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The Washington Post interviews Dr. Zev Williams about the possibility that Zika infections in pregnant women can cause miscarriage. While health officials have not previously linked the virus to miscarriage, the CDC reports that two U.S. women who contracted Zika while traveling out of the country miscarried after returning home, and the virus was found in their placentas. Dr. Williams notes that while it is certainly possible for an infection – either viral or bacterial – to cause a miscarriage, it has not yet been determined if the Zika virus caused it in these cases. Dr. Williams is director of the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. (Friday, February 12, 2016)

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The New York Times interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about his upcoming clinical trial to determine if an existing FDA-approved drug can extend health span. Dr. Barzilai and his collaborators at the American Federation for Aging Research will investigate if metformin, a cheap and commonly used medication to treat type 2 diabetes, can delay the onset of several age-related diseases. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein. (Monday, February 01, 2016)

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Newsweek interviews Ilir Agalliu, Ph.D., about his research with Robert Burk, M.D., that found HPV significantly increases the risk of head and neck cancer. In a study of nearly 100,000 people, the researchers found that when HPV-16 is found in the mouth, people are 22 times more likely to develop cancer than those without it. Dr. Agalliu is assistant professor of epidemiology and population health and Dr. Burk is professor of pediatrics, of microbiology & immunology, of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and attending physician, pediatrics at Montefiore Health System. Drs. Agalliu and Burk are also members of the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center’s Cancer Epidemiology program. (Monday, January 25, 2016)

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Live Science interviews Jonathan Lai, Ph.D., about his research engineering the first antibodies that can neutralize the most lethal strains of Ebola virus. Dr. Lai notes that these findings are the first significant step towards developing an all-inclusive treatment. Dr. Lai is associate professor of biochemistry at Einstein. (Monday, January 25, 2016)

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New York Times interviews Michael Alderman, M.D., about research that found reducing systolic blood pressure below current guidelines can save lives. The study determined that participants whose blood pressure was kept below 120, rather than the current recommended target of 140, had a 25 percent reduction in heart attack, heart failure or stroke, or died from heart disease. This was primarily achieved by providing additional medications. Dr. Alderman urged caution, noting decades-long pill taking by generally healthy people may lead to unintended consequences. Dr. Alderman is distinguished university professor emeritus of epidemiology & population health and of medicine. (Monday, November 09, 2015)

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Siobhan Dolan, M.D., M.P.H., is interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about the preterm birth rate in the U.S., which is similar to that of underdeveloped countries. Dr. Dolan notes that children born prematurely have potentially long-term growth and developmental challenges, vision and hearing challenges, and respiratory complications. Dr. Dolan is professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and attending physician of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Montefiore Health System. (Monday, November 09, 2015)

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