Kaiser Health News - May 28, 2020
Gary Kennedy, M.D., discusses ways to lessen the feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and sadness of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown.” Dr. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director, division of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore.
Additional coverage of Dr. Kennedy on COVID-19 includes The New York Times
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The New York Times - May 21, 2020
Nir Barzilai, M.D., says vulnerability to COVID-19 increases at around age 55, but that older adults can slow or even reverse their declining immune defenses with an improved diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.
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CBS News - May 18, 2020
Montefiore physicians and healthcare professionals are featured in a documentary covering seven days in April, when they cared for a growing number of patients with COVID-19.
The Daily News - May 13, 2020
Mark Fenig, M.D., recounts one of his patient's battles with COVID-19, describes the conditions of the emergency room during New York's surge in April, and reminds readers there still is no lifesaving treatment to this deadly threat. Dr. Fenig is assistant professor of emergency medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - May 13, 2020
Michelle Gong, M.D., M.S., discusses the use of proning—turning people onto their stomachs—with COVID-19 patients in order to improve their breathing and avoid respiratory distress. Dr. Gong is professor and chief of the divisions of pulmonary medicine and of critical care, and director of critical care research at Montefiore and Einstein.
Additional coverage of Dr. Gong on COVID-19 includes: NPR and JAMA.
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CNN - April 30, 2020
Barry Zingman, M.D., discusses the clinical trial he is leading at Einstein and Montefiore to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19. Dr Zingman is professor of medicine at Einstein and clinical director, infectious diseases, in the Moses division of Montefiore Health System.
Additional coverage of Dr. Zingman on COVID-19 includes: FoxNews, SpectrumNY1 , Scientific American, ABC7NY, LoHud, The Riverdale Press, and Norwood News
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The New York Times - April 24, 2020
Gary Kennedy, M.D., discusses the resilience and strength of some older adults who are less pessimistic and anxious than many other people during the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown.” Dr. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director, division of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore.
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The Lancet - April 24, 2020
Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses the use of plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to potentially prevent and treat the disease. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.
Additional coverage of Dr. Pirofski on COVID-19 includes: CNN, USA Today, Nature, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Associated Press, NPR, LA Times, NBC News, CBS News
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NPR - April 23, 2020
Bruce Schwartz, M.D., comments on the mental and emotional toll that caring for COVID-19 patients has taken on front line workers and predicts an uptick in post-traumatic stress after the pandemic subsides. Dr. Schwartz is professor and deputy chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore.
Additional coverage of Dr. Schwartz on COVID-19 includes: Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
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MedPageToday - April 20, 2020
Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., explains how Einstein successfully adjusted its curriculum to ensure that current students could complete their studies and the incoming class can start on time. Dr. Tomaselli is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine.
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Los Angeles Times - April 18, 2020
Aditi Shastri, M.B.B.S., discusses her study that for the first time showed that men clear the novel coronavirus from their bodies slower than women. Dr. Shastri is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and a clinical oncologist at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.
Additional coverage on Dr. Shastri on COVID-19 includes: Spectrum/NY1, New York Post, Daily Mail (U.K.), and Bronx Times
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Science - April 16, 2020
Priya Nori, M.D. comments on the use of antibiotics in patients with COVID-19, which could help stem secondary bacterial infections. Dr. Nori is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and medical director of the antibiotic stewardship program at Montefiore Health System.
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The New York Times - April 11, 2020
Deborah White, M.D., and several Einstein and Montefiore colleagues are featured in a video and article about their work to treat patients with COVID-19. Dr. White is associate professor and vice chair of emergency medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.
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November 21, 2018
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News quotes Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about his recent research on cancer stem cells that lead to myeloid leukemia. Dr. Steidl is the Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, director of the Stem Cell Isolation and Xenotransplantation Facility and a professor of cell biology and of medicine at Einstein and associate chair for translational research in oncology at Montefiore.
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January 6, 2015
Chemical & Engineering News highlights research by Peng Wu, Ph.D. and Ben Ovryn, Ph.D., who devised a way to track the movement of single glycoprotein molecules on the surfaces of living cancer cells. Dr. Wu is associate professor of biochemistry and Dr. Ovryn is associate professor of anatomy and structural biology.
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February 5, 2013
Chemical & Engineering News interviews David Cowburn, Ph.D., about conflicting reports on the efficacy of stapled peptides, protein fragments chemically locked into an α-helical shape, and their potential for drug development. Dr. Cowburn, who has used stapled peptides to interfere with HIV assembly, notes that stapling is not easy and many adjustments need to be made to create a peptide that will work successfully within a cell. Dr. Cowburn is professor of biochemistry and of physiology & biophysics.
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December 13, 2012
MedPage Today interviews Roy Chuck, M.D., Ph.D., about a study demonstrating a large increase in vision loss in the past decade, likely from diabetes. Dr. Chuck points out that vision loss in the young – those aged 22-39 – saw a significant increase, which is an indicator that damage to their eyes began when they were still children. Dr. Chuck is chair of ophthalmology & vision services at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
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October 24, 2012
Nature.com interviews Scott Emmons, Ph.D., about his study that determined the complete neural diagram that governs male roundworm mating behavior. Dr. Emmons notes that his lab took the unusual but important step of measuring the strength of each neural connection, instead of simply counting the number of synapses. Dr. Emmons is professor of genetics and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Siegfried Ullmann Chair in Molecular Genetics.
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August 27, 2012
American Medical News interviews Robert Marion, M.D., about prenatal whole genome sequencing, which can identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases. Because this new test will provide detailed information on mutations of 20,000 to 25,000 genes, some of which will not be significant, Dr. Marion stresses the importance of preparing healthcare professionals to counsel expectant parents about the results. Dr. Marion is director of Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and chief of developmental medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
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April 25, 2012
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute interviews Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., on the difficulty of proving the link between bishpenol A (BPA), a common chemical in homes and food containers, and cancer risk. Dr. Kabat notes that politics can trump science when enormous public concern exists about an issue, particularly when it potentially effects infants, like BPA. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein.
March 13, 2012
New Scientist interviews Vern Schramm, Ph.D., about his research on transition state analogs, a class of drugs he has been developing that target and neutralize specific enzymes in order to combat disease. Dr. Schramm is professor and Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry at Einstein.
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February 1, 2012
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.
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Newsweek - February 1, 2012
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.
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