Einstein in the Media | U.S./Global

USA Today interviews Andrew D. Racine, M.D., Ph.D. about response by New Yorkers to the spread of the swine flu in the city. Dr. Racine relates parents’ questions regarding having their children tested for the virus and what steps they can take to prevent infection. He advises that because only a couple of U.S. labs can conclusively identify the swine flu virus and its symptoms are similar to seasonal influenza, routine testing is not advised. Dr. Racine is chief of general pediatrics at Einstein. (Wednesday, April 29, 2009)

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The Sunday Times (UK) interviews Kelvin Davies, Ph.D., on his involvement in a study that used an innovative new drug-delivery system—nanoparticles infused with nitric oxide and applied topically---to successfully treat erectile dysfunction in animals. The nanoparticle technology was developed by Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology & biophysics and of medicine at Einstein and his son, Adam Friedman, M.D., a resident in dermatology in Einstein’s department of medicine. The findings received extensive press coverage at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association on April 26, 2009. The topical treatment may offer localized therapeutic results with the benefit of a lower dosage and the avoidance of adverse side effects due to systemic absorption. Dr. Davies is associate professor of urology at Einstein. (Sunday, April 26, 2009)

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El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student Monica Payares for a feature story in their "Buena Gente" (Good People) section. In memory of her young father who passed away following surgery, Monica established a foundation, la Fundación Juan José Payares Bustos, to help provide health care for hundreds of people in her father's underserved hometown in their native Colombia. Recently, on "Match Day", Monica learned that she will begin her residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center (the Einstein/Montefiore program) this July. (Sunday, April 05, 2009)

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Time, United Press International (UPI), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Asian News International (ANI) feature research by Dominick Purpura, M.D. and Mark Mehler, M.D. regarding their theory that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. This new theory, published in the journal Brain Research Reviews, states that autism is a disorder caused by impaired regulation of the locus coeruleus. Dr. Mehler is chairman of neurology and director of the Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration at Einstein. Dr. Purpura is dean emeritus and distinguished professor of neuroscience at Einstein. (Thursday, April 02, 2009)

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New York Daily News interviews Einstein students and faculty for a feature on Match Day, when graduates learn where they will do their residencies. Fourth-year students Monica Payares, Bat-Sheva Maslow, Ashley Maranino and Debbie Hana Li were interviewed for the print story and/or the accompanying video feature taken at Lubin Dining Hall. Stephen H. Lazar, Ed.D, assistant dean, is also featured in the video. (Friday, March 20, 2009)

 
 
CanWest, a major Canadian syndicate, interviews Rachel P. Wildman, Ph.D. about a recommendation by prominent Canadian doctor Arya M. Sharma, M.D., Ph.D. that not all individuals classified as obese be encouraged to lose weight. Dr. Wildman is an assistant professor of epidemiology & population health at Einstein. She authored a study, published last August in Archives of Internal Medicine, that showed a significant proportion of overweight and obese people are metabolically healthy. (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)

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Modern Healthcare interviews Eric Bouhassira, Ph.D.,and Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., in a cover story on federal and state stem cell funding. The cover, entitled, Dishing it Out, appears in the March 16th edition. Dr. Bouhassira has recently been awarded a $6 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board, Dr. Pessin has been awarded a $1 million grant. Dr. Bouhassira is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and a professor of medicine and of cell biology. Dr. Pessin is director of Einstein's Diabetes Research Center and a professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Monday, March 16, 2009)

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US News & World Report and AFP (Agence France Presse) feature interviews with Rachel Saunders-Pullman, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., on research showing women with shorter fertility lifespans have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The results are from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI). Dr. Saunders-Pullman is assistant professor of neurology at Einstein and attending physician in neurology at Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein's in Manhattan. (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)

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WebMD includes perspective from Peter Bernstein, M.D., on the role obesity plays in increasing pregnancy risks. Dr. Bernstein is a professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)

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Times of India reports on research aided by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. that establishes a new pathway for fat cells to communicate with the brain. The research could shed light on how the body sheds weight. Dr Schwartz is professor of medicine and of neuroscience (Friday, February 06, 2009)

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Reuters highlights research by Benjamin Friedman, M.D., showing that most migraine sufferers don't visit emergency rooms. The finding was reported in the journal Headache. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Einstein and affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. (Friday, January 30, 2009)

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Reuters, MSNBC, and other media feature research by Robert Burk, M.D., that shows breast cancer mutations raise prostate cancer risks in certain men. The study appears in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. Burk is professor of obstetrics & gynecology (gynecological oncology) and of epidemiology & population health at Einstein and senior author of the study. (Thursday, January 29, 2009)

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Chicago Tribune features research by Einstein postdoctoral student Bianca Acevedo showing that feelings of lasting love can be objectively measured using brain MRIs. Acevedo is the chief researcher on the study, presented recently at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The research was the topic for her doctoral dissertation that she conducted while at Stony Brook University. (Sunday, January 25, 2009)

 
 
Reuters cites research by Dr. Deborah Palliser on an experimental topical liquid that shows long-acting protection against genital herpes. The finding appears in the latest edition of Cell Host & Microbe. Dr. Palliser is assistant professor of microbiology & immunology at Einstein. She conducted the research with former colleagues at Harvard Medical School and with scientists at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)

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Science Daily and BBC report on a technique developed by Einstein researchers that could influence the way type 1 diabetes is treated in the future, using transplanted insulin-producing pancreatic cells. (Thursday, January 01, 2009)

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