Division of Rheumatology

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Irene Blanco Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY Dr. Irene Blanco Appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement
Dr. Irene Blanco, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, has been appointed Associate Dean for the Office of Diversity Enhancement (ODE).

Irene Blanco Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY Dr. Irene Blanco Selected for NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course
Dr. Irene Blanco was recently accepted to participate in an intensive two-week Translational Health Disparities course sponsored by the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities.

Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYFaculty Appointments and Promotions
The Department of Medicine extends its warmest congratulations to Dr. Barry Fomberstein, who was among the Department of Medicine faculty members appointed or promoted in the past year.

The Role of the TWEAK Molecule in Lupus 

The development of a pronounced rash among Dr. Chaim Putterman’s laboratory mice led to the finding that TWEAK signaling affected not only kidney disease but also rashes, scarring, and other symptoms of cutaneous lupus erythematosus that commonly occur in lupus mice.

Dr. Irene Blanco Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Irene Blanco Elected to Davidoff Society
Dr. Irene Blanco has been chosen for election to the Leo M. Davidoff Society for distinguished, caring and committed teaching of medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Peter Barland Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDr. Peter Barland to Receive NYSRS Lifetime Achievement Award
The New York State Rheumatology Society (NYSRS) will honor Dr. Peter Barland, Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Pathology, with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary contribution the field of rheumatology.

New Directions in Lupus Research 

Dr. Chaim Putterman is currently studying whether a molecule known as TWEAK (TNF-related weak inducer of apoptosis) or other potential mediators of inflammation can act on brain cells to promote some of the neurologic signs and symptoms that lupus patients suffer from, and whether in experimental systems they can be treated or prevented.

Lupus Research Institute Awards $3 Million to Leading Innovators 

Dr. Chaim Putterman, a member of the Lupus Research Institute's Novel Research Grant Recipients Class of 2014, is testing new targeted treatment to prevent lupus damage of the central nervous system.

A View to the Bone: Ultrasound in Rheumatology
Though slow to catch on in the United States, the use of ultrasound has greatly enhanced physicians’ accessibility, accuracy, and timeliness in detecting and managing rheumatologic conditions.

Keiser Achieves ACR Master Status
Dr. Harold Keiser has been selected to receive American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Master designation, one of the highest honors the College bestows.

Change of Mind, Change of Health
Dr. Irene Blanco discusses how physicians who take an extra moment to question their patients—and themselves—could provide better care and help narrow the healthcare gap.

Is Physician “Shadowing” a Shady Practice?
Shadowing provides a way to observe first hand what it is like to be a physician. But could it be harmful for patients? Dr. Elizabeth Kitsis, physician and bioethicist, comments.

Adapt Your Home to Ease Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Irene Blanco, co-director of the Arthritis Clinic, provides practical tips and advice for people with rheumatoid arthritis on how to adapt their homes and make them safer.

World Arthritis Day 2012
Drs. Irene Blanco, John Hardin, and Clement Tagoe were among presenters in the field of osteoarthritis at a World Arthritis Day kick-off event on October 11, 2012.


Web MD interviews Dr. Chaim Putterman on necrotizing fasciitis and lupus nephritis. see article 

Health on Today interviews Dr. Chaim Putterman on the role of lupus and immunosuppressants in the advancement of flesh-eating infection. see story  

Washington Post interviews Dr. Chaim Putterman on lupus nephritis. see article  


Dr. Anna Broder has shown that continued treatment for lupus may boost survival of patients with end-stage kidney disease. see story  

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Division of Rheumatology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Bronx, NY 10461

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