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Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D.

Liise-Anne Pirofski, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Selma and Jacques Mitrani Professor of Biomedical Research, Einstein

Chief, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Infectious diseasesPneumoniaImmunology

Bacterial infectionsFungal infectionsVaccines

Dr. Pirofski studies innate and vaccine-induced immunity to disease-causing microbes, including Cryptococcus (the leading cause of fungal meningitis globally) and Pneumococcus (the leading cause of pneumonia in the United States and globally). She has described novel ways by which antibodies protect against bacterial pneumonia and sepsis and her work has improved understanding of how Cryptococcus and Pneumococcus cause disease. read more...

 

Patricia (Tia) Powell, M.D.

Patricia (Tia) Powell, M.D.

Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein

Professor, Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Einstein

Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics

Director, Einstein Cardozo Masters of Science in Bioethics

BioethicsEthics of public health disastersBioethics education

Bioethics in clinical settings

Dr. Powell is a bioethicist who specializes in public health disasters, bioethics consultation in the clinical setting and bioethics education. She directs the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, which coordinates bioethics consultation, education, and policy development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, as well as a masters degree program in bioethics being offered jointly by Einstein and Benjamin Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. read more...