Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

The New York Times (Science Times) interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about whether amateur biologists are capable of engineering the deadly, mutant version of the H5N1 flu virus created by professional scientists. While there are safeguards in place to prevent it, Dr. Casadevall notes that human ingenuity shouldn’t be underestimated and a determined actor could succeed. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of immunology & microbiology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Tuesday, March 06, 2012)

Dr. Casadevall's Profile
The New York Times' "Well" blog interviews Mario Garcia, M.D., about a new study that shows more than one-third of patients taken to hospitals for heart attacks do not experience its hallmark symptom, sudden chest pain. The study was particularly concerning for women: 42 percent did not have the symptom and those under 55 who didn’t were 2 to 3 times more likely to die in the hospital compared with men of the same age with classic heart attack symptoms. Dr. Garcia notes that this is may be due to physician bias – doctors don’t think young women have heart attacks – and that women delay seeking treatment. Dr. Garcia is professor and chief of cardiology at Einstein and co-director of the Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center. (Wednesday, February 22, 2012)

Dr. Garcia's Profile
The Guardian features Dr. Arturo Casadevall’s participation on a panel of leading virus experts who discussed permanent restrictions on research in light of the new genetically engineered H5N1 flu virus that could kill half the world’s population if released. Dr. Casadevall is a member of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which in December asked the journals Science and Nature not to publish the full research on the virus. He said that he was initially opposed to the restrictions, but has been persuaded they were necessary. Dr. Casadevall, who holds both an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree, is professor and Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Friday, February 03, 2012)

Dr. Casadevall's Profile

Microbe features research by Liise-Anne Pirofski , M.D., about a newly identified antibody that works against pneumococcal bacteria and could help to improve vaccines against pneumonia. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.

(Wednesday, February 01, 2012)

Dr.Pirofski's Profile

Arthritis Today interviews Dr. Anna Broder regarding her research that found continued treatment may help extend the lives of lupus patients with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine.

(Wednesday, February 01, 2012)

Dr.Broder's Profile
The Associated Press interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about falsified University of Connecticut research on resveratrol, the red wine ingredient thought to improve health. Dr. Barzilai notes that the allegations will have no impact on resveratrol research because encouraging results have emerged from numerous labs around the world, including Einstein’s. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Friday, January 13, 2012)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
National Geographic.com interviews Paul Frenette, M.D., about the promise and potential dangers of new research showing stem cells from young mice injected into rapidly aging older mice significantly increased life span. Dr. Frenette is director of Einstein’s Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research. (Monday, January 09, 2012)

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The New York Times features research by Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., that shows frequent "heading" in soccer may lead to brain injury and memory loss in amateur players. Dr. Lipton is associate professor of radiology and associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and medical director of MRI services at Montefiore Medical Center. (Tuesday, December 13, 2011)

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Science magazine interviews Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., about recent research on autophaghy, the cell’s natural recycling process that keeps cells cleans and uncluttered. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology and of anatomy and structural biology. (Friday, December 09, 2011)

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USA Today (via HealthDay) interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about a new study that showed removing "senescent" cells – aging cells that do not function properly and disrupt surrounding healthy tissues – reduced or even eliminated age-related diseases in mice. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Thursday, November 03, 2011)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
Associated Press interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about his longevity research and the Archon Genomics X PRIZE, a $10 million dollar competition that challenges teams to sequence the complete genomes of healthy centenarians, some of which will come from Dr. Barzilai’s Longevity Genes Project. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research. (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
Renal & Urology News interviews Anna Broder, M.D., about her research that found the chance of survival for lupus patients with end-stage renal disease improved with frequent rheumatologist follow-up and continued immunosuppressive treatment. Dr. Broder is assistant professor of medicine. (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)

Dr. Broder's Profile
The Houston Chronicle features research by Alyson Moadel, Ph.D., found the practice of yoga improved the social and emotional well-being of breast cancer survivors, including decreasing emotional distress and enhanced spiritual well-being. Dr. Moadel is associate professor of clinical epidemiology & population health at Einstein and director of the psychosocial oncology program at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. (Thursday, September 22, 2011)

Dr. Moadel's Profile
The Guardian (UK) interviews David Prezant, M.D., about his new Lancet study that indicates New York City firefighters who were at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks have an increased risk for cancer. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, an attending physician in the pulmonary medicine division at Montefiore Medical Center and chief medical officer of the Fire Department of the City of New York. (Friday, September 02, 2011)

Dr. Prezant's Profile
Good Housekeeping interviews Adam Friedman, M.D., about nutrients in food that slow the skin’s aging process and protect against UV damage, including vitamin C, lean protein, fatty fish and beta-carotene. Dr. Friedman is assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics. (Tuesday, August 30, 2011)

Dr. Friedman's Profile
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