Two Einstein Research Teams Secure Funding from Venture Capital
April 27, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Two teams of scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have secured $100,000 X-Seed Awards—part of a new program supporting early-stage life-science projects that have startup potential. The funding comes from the Deerfield Management Company, a healthcare investment firm that is coordinating with local government agencies to promote life sciences in New York City. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Shows Potential Against Alzheimer ’s Disease
April 22, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by digesting and recycling them. The study was published online today in the journalCell. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Researchers Develop Novel Drug That Regenerates Erectile Nerves Damaged by Prostate Surgery
April 19, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a topical drug that regenerates and restores the function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy, the most common treatment for localized prostate cancer. The drug was tested in rats, and the findings were published online today inJCI Insight. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Andrea Kondracke, M.D., Named Director of New Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
April 1, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Andrea Martinez Kondracke, M.D., a specialist in medical care for people with severe mental illness, has been named director of the new division of psychiatry and medicine in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kondracke, will oversee and integrate psychiatric consultation services for people admitted to medical and surgical services at Montefiore’s Moses campus, as well as oversee Montefiore’s specialized psychiatric consultation services for transplant surgery and for addiction medic...
Source: Einstein News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Majority of Cancer Patients with COVID-19 Have similar Immune Response to People Without Cancer
March 22, 2021 (BRONX, NY)— Most people with cancer who are infected by the novel coronavirus produce antibodies at a rate comparable to the rest of the population—but their ability to do so depends on their type of cancer and the treatments they’ve received, according to a new study by researchers atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. The findings, published online today inNature Cancer, may lead to better care for cancer patients, who face a heightened risk of dying from COVID-19, and suggests that cancer patients should respond well to COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brendon Stiles, M.D., Named Chief of Thoracic Surgery & Surgical Oncology at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
March 18, 2020—(BRONX, NY)— Leading cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Brendon Stiles, M.D., has been appointed chief of the division of thoracic surgery& surgical oncology in the department of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stiles will also join the Einstein faculty with a senior academic appointment. Additionally, Dr. Stiles is serving as the associate director of surgical services for the surgical oncology line at the National Cancer Institute-designatedAlbert Einstein Cancer Center. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Medical Students Celebrate Match Day
March 19, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—As a noon-time gong sounded, fourth-year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine celebrated Match Day today and learned where they will begin the next phase of their training as residents and interns at hospitals and medical centers around the country. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Anne Bresnick, Ph.D., Named Inaugural Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs
March 15, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Postdoctoral trainees are the cornerstone of the research enterprise at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. To better reflect their significant role and to support and advance their interests, Einstein has created a new senior leadership position—associate dean for postdoctoral affairs.Anne Bresnick, Ph.D., who has directed the Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies, the administrative home for postdocs, since 2015, has been promoted to serve in this critical role. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Ranks Among Top in Nation in Research Funding
March 10, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—As reported last year,Albert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System together received $223.6 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2020. Now, an analysis fromBlue Ridge Institute for Medical Research reports that Einstein is among the top in the country in total funding and in strategic areas of research. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A New Strategy for Making Blood Stem Cells Healthier
January 13, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—The hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells (HSCs) residing in our bone marrow produce all of our blood cells, including key immune cells that protect us from bacteria and viruses. As we age, our HSCs become less efficient and less able to make healthy new blood cells. In a study published online today inNature, researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have found that this reduction in HSC efficiency is caused in part by the deterioration of chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA), the housekeeping process that removes damaged proteins and other waste materials that interfere w...
Source: Einstein News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stroke and Altered Mental State Increase Risk of Death for COVID-19 Patients
December 18, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—People hospitalized with COVID-19 and neurological problems, including stroke and confusion, have a higher risk of dying than other COVID-19 patients, according to a study published online today by researchers atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine in the journal Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These findings have the potential to identify and focus treatment efforts on individuals most at risk and could decrease COVID-19 deaths. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - December 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two Prominent Researchers Take Helm of Psychiatric Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein
December 17, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System have namedVilma Gabbay, M.D., M.S., andJelena Radulovic, M.D., Ph.D., directors of thePsychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME). With both leaders in place, the new center will integrate research in the complementary fields of psychiatry and neuroscience to tackle some of medicine’s most urgent questions and intractable conditions across the lifespan, such as trauma and stress related disorders, substance use disorders, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety as well as to address multicultural m...
Source: Einstein News - December 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Two < em > Nature < /em > Papers Highlight an Understudied Protein
December 15, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Proteins called histones perform an amazing feat: They so tightly wrap up a cell’s two strands of DNA—each two meters long—that they can fit inside the cell’s tiny nucleus. Chromatin, the name for this complex of DNA and protein, has been likened to“beads on a string.” Each bead, known as a nucleosome, consists of DNA molecules wrapped around histone proteins. Hundreds of thousands of nucleosomes are present in the average human chromosome. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives Nearly $200 Million in NIH Funding in 2020, Largest Annual Total in Institution's History
November 17, 2020—BRONX, NY—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine secured $197.3 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2020—the largest annual total in Einstein’s history. Factoring in the grants to Montefiore, Einstein’s University Hospital and academic medical center, and additional contracts, the total tips $223.6 million, reflecting a notable expansion of Einstein-Montefiore’s research enterprise. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Researchers Receive $5 Million NIH Grant to Study HIV and HPV Cancers in Africa
November 13, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A team of scientists fromAlbert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research center to investigate HIV- and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in Africa. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Beth McLellan, M.D., Named Chief of the Division of Dermatology at Einstein and Montefiore
November 13, 2020—(BRONX, N.Y.)—Beth McLellan, M.D., associate professor of medicine atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named chief of the division of dermatology at Einstein andMontefiore Health System. Dr. McLellan will continue in her role as director of dermatology at Jacobi Medical Center. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tackling Teenage Depression: $4 Million NIH Grant Supports Search for Biomarkers for Severe Depression
November 10, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2017 approximately 13% of adolescents in the United States, or 3.2 million children aged 12 to 17, had at least one major episode of depression. While many recover from such an episode, a significant portion will develop severe depression or a chronic mood disorder. There is an urgent need to identify adolescents who are at higher risk for serious problems and may benefit from aggressive treatment. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - November 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH Awards Training Grant for Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
October 30, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $1.6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to train basic and translational scientists whose research focuses on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) in children. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - October 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH Awards $13.8 Million for Studies on the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
October 5, 2020—(BRONX, N.Y)—Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., M.S., an international leader in aging and cognition research atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $13.8 million to conduct studies on pre-dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - October 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$111 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Prevent and Treat HIV-Associated Cancers
September 22, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy to suppress the HIV virus has helped tens of millions of people with HIV live healthier, longer lives—but an unfortunate consequence of people living longer with HIV is an increased risk of cancer. For 25 years, theAIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) has led national and international efforts to prevent and treat of HIV-related cancers. Now,Montefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $111 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead this research consortium. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study Finds That Children ’s Immune Response Protects Against COVID-19
September 21, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also have important implications for vaccines and drugs being developed to curb COVID-19. The study was published today in Science Translational Medicine and was conducted by scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine,Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), and Yale University. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Forbes Names Albert Einstein College of Medicine a Top Employer in New York
September 11—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been ranked by Forbes as one of thebest employers in New York State in 2020. Einstein placed in the top 100 among employers of all sizes and in all sectors. Specifically, the College of Medicine ranked: (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $16 Million NIH Grant to Study Cellular Process Linked to Alzheimer ’s Disease
September 8, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Age is the most significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. In the United States, approximately 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 have the disease, and the odds increase to nearly 1 in 3 for those over 85. However, the mechanisms by which aging increases risk are unknown. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Welcomes New Class of Medical Students and Introduces Innovative Curriculum Changes
September 8, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine welcomed a new class of 183 medical students to campus last month with a week of orientation activities that stressed values of community, diversity, and commitment to patient care. Just five months after the COVID-19 pandemic struck the Bronx, Einstein leaders created the nearly all-virtual orientation program and announced a streamlined and enhanced medical school curriculum for all classes. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - September 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH Delivers $4.3 Million to Support Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trial
August 18, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—As the search for COVID-19 therapies continues, convalescent plasma—distilled from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19—has emerged as a promising treatment option. Now, the National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore a $4.3 million grant to support a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 clinical trial that launched in April to evaluate the efficacy of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Random Gene Expression is Critical for Stem Cell Function
August 14, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Chance plays a big part in life—including in how the human body functions. Randomness appears to be inherent in many biological systems and plays an important role even in processes considered tightly controlled or highly coordinated, such as turning genes on and off. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New $5.1 Million Grant for Einstein-Developed Tests for Breast Cancer Metastasis
August 14, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to further evaluate novel tests that Einstein researchers have developed for predicting whether primary breast tumors are likely to spread. Such tests can help prevent unnecessary overtreatment and also identify cases that need more aggressive therapy. The principal investigators on the grant areThomas Rohan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., D.H.Sc., professor and chair of epidemiology& population health at Einstein and Mon...
Source: Einstein News - August 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding 'Chemo Brain' in Children: Researchers Secure $4.6 Million NIH Grant to Identify Those at Risk
August 11, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Chemotherapy usually cures children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but the treatment may hamper brain development and impact key cognitive functions including sensory processing, memory, and attention. Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine,Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), andRutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have received a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine how chemotherapy exerts its damaging effects on the brain. Their long-term objective is to use this information to develop p...
Source: Einstein News - August 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Translates Stress Into Sickle Cell Crises
July 30, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—A new study shows how chronic psychological stress leads to painful vessel-clogging episodes—the most common complication of sickle-cell disease (SCD) and a frequent cause of hospitalizations. The findings, made in mice, show that the gut microbiome plays a key role in triggering those episodes and reveals possible ways to prevent them. The research was conducted by scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and published online today inImmunity. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Britta Will, Ph.D., Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Cancer Research
July 29, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Britta Will, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has won a2020 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. Dr. Will is one of seven New York City area-based scientists to receive the prestigious award, which provides $600,000 over three years for innovative basic science cancer research. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Appointed Director of Research in Department of Family and Social Medicine at Einstein and Montefiore
July 28, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Earle Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been appointed director of the division of research in the department of family and social medicine atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System. In this role, Dr. Chambers will help determine the priorities and focus of the department’s research agenda and manage the resources available for the research faculty. He is currently an associate professor of family and social medicine and of epidemiology& population health, and a member of the leadership team for theNew York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research ...
Source: Einstein News - July 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
July 27, 2020—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support theEinstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC). The multi-institutional center is a leader in basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research and training in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news