Daniel R. Tishman, New York City Real Estate Icon, to Chair Montefiore Medicine Trustee Board
NEW YORK—(May 23, 2018)—Daniel R. Tishman has been named Chair of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine, the umbrella organization forMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Mr. Tishman succeeds David A. Tanner, who served as Chair since 2007. The change became effective May 7, 2018. (Source: Einstein News)
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AAMC Study Co-Authored by Einstein Faculty Examines Career Trends Among M.D.-Ph.D. Program Graduates
May 22, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—A new study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), coauthored by Einstein’sMyles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D., finds that most graduates of M.D.-Ph.D. programs continue in work consistent with their training—conducting research, developing new diagnostics, devices and treatments, and helping train the next generation of scientists and clinicians. Dr. Akabas, professor of physiology& biophysics, of medicine, and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, is the director ofEinstein’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), one of 48 f...
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Einstein's 2018 Spirit of Achievement Luncheon
May 15, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Today, Einstein’s Women’s Division hosted its 64th annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan. The annual philanthropic event will support comprehensive health care for women through research, discovery and teaching as well as providing specialty care for all women in the diverse communities served byAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and theMontefiore Health System. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein and Montefiore Awarded $25 Million from the NIH to Continue Its Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
May 14, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System have received $25 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to continue support for theBlock Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The new grant marks the third, five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) that the ICTR has received to support its mission to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved health care. (Source: Einstein News)
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Blood Cancer Precursor Found in 9/11 Firefighters
April 26, 2018—(BRONX, NY)— A study in today’s issue ofJAMA Oncology reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The study was conducted by researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine,Montefiore Health System, theFire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) andMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. (Source: Einstein News)
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Research Explains Link Between Exercise and Appetite Loss
April 24, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Ever wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today’s issue of PLOS Biology,Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head—more specifically, your arcuate nucleus. (Source: Einstein News)
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Soccer Heading & mdash;Not Collisions & mdash;Cognitively Impairs Players
April 24, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Worse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions. The study published online today in the Frontiers in Neurology. (Source: Einstein News)
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Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., is Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 19, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Einstein researcherAna Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators in a range of fields and disciplines. Dr. Cuervo is a professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, of medicine, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein. (Source: Einstein News)
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Novel Drug Shows Promise Against Acute Myeloid Leukemia
April 11, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—In a study published online today in Science Translational Medicine,Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that an experimental peptide (small protein) drug shows promise against the often-lethal cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and describe how the drug works at the molecular level. The findings have led to a Phase I/II clinical trial for patients with advanced AML and advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), now underway atMontefiore Health System. (Source: Einstein News)
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From Student to Leader: Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D., Returns to Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Dean
April 11, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FHRS, an internationally renowned physician-scientist in the field of cardiovascular disease, has been named the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Tomaselli assumes his new role on July 1, 2018. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein's Class of 2018 Celebrates Match Day
March 16, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—At the stroke of noon today, fourth-year medical students at Einstein began celebrating another successful Match Day, ripping open their personalized envelopes that reveal where they will begin their next phase of medical education as resident physicians at hospitals around the nation. (Source: Einstein News)
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U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley Visits with Cancer Peer Mentors of the BOLD Program at Einstein
February 23, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Earlier this week, in a crowded conference room in the Price Center/Block Pavilion, members of the Einstein-Montefiore community hosted a special visit from U.S. Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY, 14th District). At his office’s request, Rep. Crowley met with more than a dozen BOLD Buddies, volunteer peer mentors who provide support for cancer patients and survivors in the Bronx. Members of the group shared their personal stories and explained commitment to offer their support, hope and encouragement to others facing cancer and treatment at all stages of disease. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Ranks 7th in NIH Awards Per Principal Investigator Among Top U.S. Medical Schools
February 20, 2018—(BRONX, NY)—Asreported earlier, investigators at Einstein and Montefiore secured $174 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2017. Now, an analysis byBlue Ridge Institute for Medical Research shows that Einstein ranks 7th in award dollars per investigator (28th in total funding) among the nation’s top medical schools. (Source: Einstein News)
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Previously Unknown Ocean Virus Family May Also Populate the Human Gut
January 24, 2018—(Bronx, NY)—A newly discovered family of viruses appears to play a major role in killing marine bacteria and maintaining the ocean's ecology. Preliminary evidence suggests that related bacterial viruses also occur in the human gut. The study, by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was published online today in the journal Nature. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Receives $174 Million in Fiscal Year 2017
November 29, 2017—BRONX, NY—Investigators atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, secured $174 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2017, marking the largest annual total in the institution’s history (excluding supplemental stimulus funding distributed as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). Grants will advance research in a range of areas, including neuroscience and cognitive disorders, infectious disease, cancer and drug use disorders. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Receives $174 Million in fiscal year 2017
November 29, 2017—BRONX, NY—Investigators atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, secured $174 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2017, marking the largest annual total in the institution’s history (excluding supplemental stimulus funding distributed as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). Grants will advance research in a range of areas, including neuroscience and cognitive disorders, infectious disease, cancer and drug use disorders. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein and John Theurer Cancer Center Receive $6.4 Million NIH Grant to Identify Breast Cancer Biomarkers
November 28, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, and Hackensack Meridian HealthJohn Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center have secured a five-year, $6.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify biomarkers that can predict which women with pre-cancerous tissue in their breast will develop invasive breast cancer. This research could help personalize treatment and improve outcomes for tens of thousands of women each year. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Receives $6 Million Grant to Untangle the Genetic Protections Against Alzheimer's Disease
November 13, 2017—BRONX, NY—The number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, but the number of treatments for the condition has not kept pace. Now, researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, have received a $6.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify networks of genes in healthy centenarians that protect them against dementia. The results could help identify new targets for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s. (Source: Einstein News)
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NIH Funds Research to Fight Alzheimer's Disease with Anti-Inflammatory Diet
November 6, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—The National Institutes of Health has awardedAlbert Einstein College of Medicine nutrition scientistYasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., R.D., a five-year, $4 million grant to test whether a diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory properties can reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease risk. Middle-aged and older participants from the Bronx will follow this diet, which is designed to appeal to a multicultural population, and researchers will measure cognitive function over time to assess its impact. (Source: Einstein News)
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Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients
November 1, 2017—(Bronx, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastaticcolorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: Einstein News)
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Physician Receives Grant to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals
October 24, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician atMontefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Bronx students pursuing healthcare careers and create a more inclusive workforce dedicated to underserved communities. (Source: Einstein News)
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Physician Receives Grant to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals
October, 24, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician atMontefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Bronx students pursuing healthcare careers and create a more inclusive workforce dedicated to underserved communities. (Source: Einstein News)
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Study Shows How Nerves Drive Prostate Cancer
October 19, 2017—(Bronx, NY)—In a study in today’s issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part ofMontefiore, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Their earlier research—which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer—has prompted Montefiore-Einstein to conduct a pilot study testing whether beta blockers (commonly used for treating hypertension) can kill cancer cells in tumors of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Researchers Share $9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies
October 16, 2017—BRONX, NY—Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or later. To discover what’s special about the genes of these centenarians—and apply that knowledge to extend the healthy lives of the rest of us—the National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, and the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) a five-year, $9 million grant. (Source: Einstein News)
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Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells
October 9, 2017—BRONX, NY—Scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue ofCancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers. (Source: Einstein News)
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Novel Treatment Causes Cancer to Self-Destruct Without Affecting Healthy Cells
October 9, 2017—BRONX, NY—Scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makescancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers. (Source: Einstein News)
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Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Radiology
September 28, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Internationally acclaimed radiologist and researcher Judy Yee, M.D., FACR, has been named professor and university chair of the department of radiology atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Yee assumed her new position on September 15, 2017, marking a return to the Bronx, where she first discovered her passion for science at The Bronx High School of Science, and earned her medical degree from Einstein. (Source: Einstein News)
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Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Radiology
September 28, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Internationally acclaimed  radiologist and researcher Judy Yee, M.D., FACR, has been named professor and university chair of the department of radiology atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Yee assumed her new position on September 15, 2017, marking a return to the Bronx, where she first discovered her passion for science at The Bronx High School of Science, and earned her medical degree from Einstein. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Researchers Awarded $3 Million for Longevity and Aging Studies
August 22, 2017—BRONX, NY—Researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have been awarded a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to continue a series of studies on longevity and age-related diseases. (Source: Einstein News)
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Einstein Researchers Awarded Three NIH Grants Totaling $12 Million to Fight Virulent Viruses
August 11, 2017—BRONX, NY—The NIH has awarded Einstein researchers three grants totaling more than $12 million to protect against three deadly viruses—Ebola, Marburg and hantavirus. Research collaborations betweenKartik Chandran, Ph.D., professor of microbiology& immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology, andJonathan Lai, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry, have led to novel approaches for developing vaccines and treatments. (Source: Einstein News)
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Help Lead Genomic Study for Children Underrepresented in Research
August 8, 2017—BRONX, NY—Genomic sequencing holds tremendous potential for improving the way rare diseases are diagnosed and treated. But important questions remain unanswered, such as whether the technology improves health outcomes for patients and how to ensure that diverse populations have equal access to the benefits of genomic sequencing. (Source: Einstein News)
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First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana's Impact on Opioid Use for Pain
August 8, 2017—BRONX, NY—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV. (Source: Einstein News)
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Brain Cells Found to Control Aging
July 26, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Scientists atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. The paper was published online today in Nature. (Source: Einstein News)
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Montefiore and Einstein Awarded $3.4 Million NIH Grant to Integrate Opioid and Tobacco Addiction Treatment
July 12 , 2017—NEW YORK—Researchers atMontefiore Health System andAlbert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to implement a smoking cessation study for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). The study will examine a novel approach: incorporating a medication that reduces tobacco cravings into an opioid rehabilitation program. Conducted at Montefiore-affiliated clinics in the Bronx, the project will provide smoking cessation support to a diverse population that often lacks resources to quit tobacco and is disproportionately affected by tobacco-rel...
Source: Einstein News - July 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Test Ties Chemotherapy to Possible Breast Cancer Spread
July 6, 2017—BRONX, NY—Using a test for predicting whether tumors will metastasize, or spread, a research team led by scientists at Einstein and Montefiore found that administering chemotherapy to mouse models of breast cancer-caused cellular changes associated with increased risk for metastasis. Similar results were observed for a small number of breast cancer patients who had previously undergone chemotherapy. (Source: Einstein News)
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David Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
June 26, 2017—(BRONX, NY)—Leading pediatric oncologist and NIH-funded researcher David M. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chief of the division of pediatric hematology, oncology, marrow and blood cell transplantation atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and theChildren’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). A noted sarcoma researcher and clinician and bone marrow transplantation specialist, Dr. Loeb will join the faculty on September 1, 2017. (Source: Einstein News)
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