Einstein-Montefiore and CUNY Research Team Receives $9.4 Million to Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa
August 15, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore, in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), have received a $9.4 million grant from theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead  research in Central Africa to improve clinical care and health outcomes for patients with HIV. The ongoing, five-country observational study, called Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA), involves more than 50,000 HIV-positive children and adults taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART). (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore Einstein Physician-Researcher Awarded $4.2 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Advance Asthma Care
July 28, 2016–(NEW YORK)–Marina Reznik, M.D., M.S., attending pediatrician in the department of pediatrics (general pediatrics) at theChildren’s Hospital at Montefiore, (CHAM) and associate professor of pediatrics atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has been awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a five-year research study to increase adherence to national asthma management guidelines and improve clinical outcomes for children with the chronic illness. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore Einstein Physician Researcher Awarded $4.2 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Advance Asthma Care
July 28, 2016–(NEW YORK)–Marina Reznik, M.D., M.S., attending pediatrician in the department of pediatrics (general pediatrics) at theChildren’s Hospital at Montefiore, (CHAM) and associate professor of pediatrics atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, has been awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a five-year research study to increase adherence to national asthma management guidelines and improve clinical outcomes for children with the chronic illness. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - August 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore, Einstein and Columbia Awarded $3 Million for HIV Prevention
July 27, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers atMontefiore,Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center have been awarded nearly $3 million from theNational Institute of Mental Health to increase the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)—a medication that reduces the risk of contracting HIV. The intervention will integrate PrEP into Montefiore primary care practices throughout the Bronx, a borough with one of the highest HIV rates in the nation. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore, Einstein and Columbia Awarded $3 Million for HIV Prevention
July 26, 2016 & mdash;(BRONX, NY) & mdash;Researchers at Montefiore , Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center have been awarded nearly $3 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to increase the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) & mdash;a medication that reduces the risk of contracting HIV. The intervention will integrate PrEP into Montefiore primary care practices throughout the Bronx, a borough with one of the highest HIV rates in the nation. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx
July 11, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Living Longer Associated with Living Healthier, Study of Centenarians Finds
July 5, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Research has shown that the human lifespan has the potential to be extended. But would this merely mean people living longer in poor health? The upbeat findings from a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicate that those extra years could well be healthy ones. In a study of nearly 3,000 people, the onset of illness came decades later in life for centenarians than for their younger counterparts. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - July 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Education Researcher Named 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar
June 27, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Cristina Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician at Montefiore, has been selected as a 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar. One of only five chosen nationally, Dr. Gonzalez will receive a $100,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to allow her to pursue her medical education research and curriculum development. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - June 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Education Researcher Named 2016 Macy Faulty Scholar
June 27, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Cristina Gonzalez, M.D., M.Ed., associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and attending physician at Montefiore, has been selected as a 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar. One of only five chosen nationally, Dr. Gonzalez will receive a $100,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to allow her to pursue her medical education research and curriculum development. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - June 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Concussion Outcome Predicted Using Advanced Imaging
June 9, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System were able to predict which patients who’d recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover. The study also sheds light on the brain’s mechanisms for repairing or compensating for concussion injuries—information that could speed the development of therapies. The study was published online today in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - June 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Concussion Outcome Predicted Using Advance Imaging
June 9, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System were able to predict which patients who’d recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover. The study also sheds light on the brain’s mechanisms for repairing or compensating for concussion injuries—information that could speed the development of therapies. The study was published online today in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - June 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Obese Young Adults Unaware of Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds
May 25, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Many young adults with abdominal obesity exhibit a readily detectable risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet the vast majority don’t know they’re at risk, according to a study of nationwide health data led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers that was published online today in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Celebrates Its 58th Commencement
May 26, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Yesterday, Albert Einstein College of Medicine celebrated its 58th commencement at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. During the ceremony, 182 M.D. and 56 Ph.D. degrees were conferred on the Einstein graduates. In addition, 16 graduates of Einstein’s Medical Scientist Training Program received both an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Einstein Celebrates Its 58th Commencement
May 25, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Marking the first graduation ceremony since Einstein and Montefiore became a single institution, today Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein, and Steven M. Safyer, M.D.  ’82, president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine, are presiding over Einstein’s 58th commencement ceremony. The event takes place at David Geffen Hall, at Lincoln Center, at 6 p.m. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Kamran Khodakhah Named Chair of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
May 10, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine has named Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D. chair of the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Khodakhah, who has been interim chair of the department since 2013, will assume his new role immediately. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Scientific First, Researchers Visualize Proteins Being Born
May 5, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—For the first time, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a technology allowing them to “see” single molecules of messenger RNA as they are translated into proteins in living mammalian cells. Initial findings using this technology that may shed light on neurological diseases as well as cancer were published online today in Science. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - May 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease
April 21, 1016—(BRONX, NY)—Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people. Its cause is unknown but genetic evidence implicate the processing and function of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Investigate Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease
April 21, 1016—(BRONX, NY)—Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people. It occurs when amyloid precursor protein (APP) undergoes two sequential enzymatic cleavages, forming smaller clumps called amyloid-beta peptides (ABP) that accumulate between neurons in the brain. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - April 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New & ldquo;Map & rdquo; Shows How Cells Move in Response to Protein Bursts
April 6, 2016 & mdash;(BRONX, NY) & mdash;A team of researchers at Einstein have created "maps" that colorfully illustrate the influence of the protein Rac2 in forming protrusions that allow mouse macrophages to migrate. The research is described in the April 15, 2016 print edition of The Journal of Immunology , whose cover image is taken from the study. The co-senior authors were Louis Hodgson, Ph.D. , associate professor of anatomy & amp; structural biology, and Dianne Cox, Ph.D. , professor of anatomy & amp; structural biology and of developmental & amp; molecular biology. Both are members...
Source: Einstein News - April 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New “Map” Shows How Cells Move in Response to Protein Bursts
April 6, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—A team of researchers at Einstein have created "maps" that colorfully illustrate the influence of the protein Rac2 in forming protrusions that allow mouse macrophages to migrate. The research is described in the April 15, 2016 print edition of The Journal of Immunology, whose cover image is taken from the study. The co-senior authors were Louis Hodgson, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy & structural biology, and Dianne Cox, Ph.D., professor of anatomy & structural biology and of developmental & molecular biology. Both are members of the Gruss Lipper Biophotoni...
Source: Einstein News - April 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New “Map” Shows How Cells Move in Response to Protein Bursts
April 6, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—A team of researchers at Einstein have created "maps" that colorfully illustrate the influence of the protein Rac2 in forming protrusions that allow mouse macrophages to migrate. The research is described in the April 15, 2016 print edition of The Journal of Immunology, whose cover image is taken from the study. The co-senior authors were Louis Hodgson, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy & structural biology, and Dianne Cox, Ph.D., professor of anatomy & structural biology and of developmental & molecular biology. Both are members of the Gruss Lipper Biophotoni...
Source: Einstein News - April 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Susan Band Horwitz to Deliver Einstein's 2016 Commencement Address
March 23, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Cancer researcher and molecular pharmacologist Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Horwitz, distinguished professor of molecular pharmacology at Einstein, is best known for discovering the mechanism of action of Taxol, the first “blockbuster” drug to treat ovarian and breast cancer. Einstein’s graduation ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Match Day Marks New Beginnings for Einstein's Class of 2016
March 18, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Every March, graduating medical school students around the country learn where they will spend their residency during Match Day ceremonies. Earlier today, Einstein’s class of 2016 capped their years of hard work by celebrating their successful matches with family and friends. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - March 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Women May Keep Verbal Memory Skills Longer than Men in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's
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Source: Einstein News - March 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore and Einstein Are Tapped by the White House for Precision Medicine Initiative
NEW YORK (February 25, 2016) — Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have been selected to be part of the White House’s inaugural Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., Ph.D., director of Clinical Research Informatics at Montefiore and Einstein is among an elite group of healthcare leaders from across the country who will participate in a roundtable today at the White House. The event will focus on efforts to integrate biological, clinical, environmental, and administrative data to advance innovations in research and improve the delivery of healthcare. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Protein That Triggers Juvenile Arthritis Identified
February 25, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or JIA, is the most common form of childhood arthritis. It appears to be an autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies attacking certain proteins in a person’s own tissue. But no “autoantigens”—the proteins triggering an immune attack—have been linked to JIA. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths from Common Sedatives Have Surged, New Study Finds
February 18, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Headlines about America’s worsening drug epidemic have focused on deaths from opioids—heroin and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin. But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Their findings appear online today in the American Journal of Public Health. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 18, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Study Finds Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence
February 9, 2016—(NEW YORK, NY)—Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s NCI–designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center have found. The study, published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, suggests that this noncompliance to scheduled treatments may represent a new behavioral biomarker for identifying high-risk patients who require additional interventions to achieve optimal care outcomes...
Source: Einstein News - February 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study Examines Link Between HPV in the Mouth and Risk of Head and Neck Cancers
January 21, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that when human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 is detected in peoples’ mouths, they are 22 times more likely than those without HPV-16 to develop a type of head and neck cancer. The study was published online today in JAMA Oncology and was led by Ilir Agalliu, M.D., Sc.D., and Robert D. Burk, M.D. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - January 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Montefiore and Einstein Lung Cancer Expert is Appointed to National Cancer Institute Board
NEW YORK (January 20, 2016) – Roman Perez-Soler, M.D., chairman and chief, Department of Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care; chief and professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and deputy director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC), has been named to NCI’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology. The BSC, consisting of distinguished cancer scientists primarily from academia, provides advice to the NCI leadership on all aspects of the Institute&rs...
Source: Einstein News - January 20, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experimental Immunotherapy Zaps Two Most Lethal Ebola Virus Strains
January 13, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have engineered the first antibodies that can potently neutralize the two deadliest strains of the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The findings, made in mice, are a significant step toward immunotherapies that are effective against all strains of Ebola virus that cause human disease. The study was published online today in Scientific Reports. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - January 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news