Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >

Dr. Martin Cohen: Learning to Listen

Dr. Martin Cohen considers himself a lucky man. He recently retired from a 50-year career at Einstein devoted to two of his great loves: caring for patients and teaching read more >

Changing Hearts and Minds for Science

On December 15, Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, spoke to a full LeFrak Auditorium to encourage students and research faculty to be educators and advocates for science. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"PowerPoint: Basics, Images & Animations"

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Forchheimer 119N

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

"How to Negotiate Effectively (Basic Scientists, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students Only)"

Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Forchheimer, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Innovative Recognition—The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected William Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., as an NAI fellow. The distinction recognizes his numerous accomplishments as an innovator in biomedical research and is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors. These include development of the shuttle plasmid for use in introducing foreign DNA into mycobacteria and establishment of dual-reporter and luciferase mycobacteriophages to rapidly diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis. Dr. Jacobs’ research focuses on developing systems to genetically manipulate the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the  causative agent of tuberculosis. In recent years there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of tuberculosis that is resistant to some or all of the drugs currently available. The World Health Organization has declared this a global health emergency. Dr. Jacobs’ lab currently aims to identify genes that play a key role in the virulence of M. tuberculosis, and which may prove to be effective targets for drug development. Dr. Jacobs is professor of microbiology & immunology and of genetics and holds the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein and has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator for the last 30 years. 

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