Health is a state of physical, social, economic, psychological, and political well-being, and healthcare is a right.
Through community-oriented patient care, advocacy, research, and training the next generation of physicians, Family & Social Medicine strives to improve our nation's state of public health, social justice, and health equality.
Transitioning Home: Montefiore Clinic Combats Health Disparities Affecting Former Inmates
Now in its seventh year, Montefiore's Bronx Transitions Clinic (BTC), has treated more than 500 formerly incarcerated patients with chronic health conditions such as substance-use disorders, mental illness and infectious diseases. In October, Dr. Aaron Fox, associate professor of internal medicine and of family and social medicine at Einstein and director of the BTC, accepted the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize on behalf of the clinic.
Standing Up for Social Justice
On January 21, teams of Montefiore-Einstein faculty, residents, fellows and students from the departments of Medicine, Family and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences took to the streets for the Women's March on Washington and its sister march in New York City to protest the new administration's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, rollback reproductive rights, defund women's healthcare initiatives, and deny immigrant rights.
2016 NYC Ring Convocation of Practices set for October 18, 2016
Please join us for NYC Ring's annual Convocation on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, featuring keynote speaker J. Lloyd Michener, MD, Professor and Vhariman of the the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University. We invite you to submit your research for presentation.
4th Annual Wound Healing Teaching Day
The Bronx Westchester Academy of Family Physicians presented 4th Annual Wound Healing Teaching Day on October 24, 2015.
Dr. Peter Selwyn Receives 2015 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award
Dr. Peter Selwyn was selected to receive the annual HIVMA Clinical Educator Award from The HIV Medicine Association Board of Directors for his demonstration of significant achievement in the area of HIV clinical care and provider education.
Hope Through Health Program: Dr. Kevin Fiori
Dr. Kevin Fiori, Chief Resident of the Social Pediatric Residency Program, is co-directing a 3-year initiative called Healthy Moms and Babies: Ending Preventable Deaths in Togo in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Hope Through Health, the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore.
Dr. Camara Jones Talks Health and Racism
Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine Residency Program alumna Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, ('86), now American Public Health Association (APHA) President-Elect, talked at APHA 2015 about her plans for her upcoming year as president and about her initiatives for battling racism in public health.
Prayer Shawl Blessing Ceremony 2015
Montefiore Moses Campus chaplains Rabbi Eugene Katz and Father Paul Nwobi joined Reverend Rosa J. Caraballo, Palliative Care Chaplain, Dr. Peter Selwyn, Dr. Serife Eti, and Dr. Tarek Zetoune in saying blessings and prayers over the shawls presented for this year's Prayer Shawl Project.
Psychosocial Unit Welcomes Students Kristen Lipari and Lauren Klayman
The Department of Family and Social Medicine Psychosocial Unit proudly introduces psychology students Kristen Lipari (Family Health Center) and Lauren Klayman (Williamsbridge). Ms. Lipari and Ms. Klayman, both of whom joined the Department last August, provide short-term counseling and behavioral health interventions for adult patients and assist with the Intensive Care Management activities at the clinics.
Family & Social Medicine Welcomes Dr. Courtney Bancroft
The Department of Family & Social Medicine proudly announces the arrival of Courtney Bancroft, PsyD, who has joined the behavioral science team as a full time psychosocial faculty member.
Senior Faculty Promotions 2015
The Department of Family & Social Medicine is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Earle Chambers, Dr. Sean Lucan, and Dr. Susan Rubin to the senior rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2015.
Bronx HOPE: Pipeline Program Receives New Name and Major Grant Renewal
The Department of Family and Social Medicine was awarded a 3-year HRSA renewal grant for nearly $2 million to continue and expand its Bronx HOPE (formerly BxSHOP) program.