Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

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CBSNews.com features research by Elina Jerschow, M.D., that links pesticides in tap water to risk for food allergies. Dr. Jerschow notes that high levels of dichlorophenold, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate drinking water, may weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergy. Dr. Jerschow is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician of allergy & immunology at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Monday, December 03, 2012)

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NPR interviews Johanna Daily, M.D., about the disappointing results of a malaria vaccine for infants, which only lowered risk of disease by a third. Dr. Daily notes that malaria parasites are particularly adept at hiding from the immune system because they reside where the immune cells are – in the blood.

(Friday, November 09, 2012)

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Richard Dawkins interviews Nir Bazilai, M.D., on U.K. TV about the trade-off between living longer and having fewer children. (Segment begins at 28:15) Mr. Dawkins, an English evolutionary biologist and author, also interviews Irving Kahn, a participant in Dr. Barzilai's The Longevity Genes Project, in his new series titled "Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life." Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Wednesday, October 31, 2012)

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Associated Press interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about the fungus causing the current meningitis outbreak, which is very hard to diagnose and treat. Dr. Casadevall notes that scientists are not familiar with this particular fungal infection which until now had only caused 33 human infections, mostly in the eye or skin of people with weak immune systems. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein.

(Friday, October 26, 2012)

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New York Daily News features the BOLD (Bronx Oncology Living Daily) Buddies program, which partners newly-diagnosed cancer patients with survivors. Alyson Moadel, Ph.D., founded the support program due in part to her mother’s experience battling breast cancer virtually alone. Dr. Moadel is associate professor of clinical epidemiology & population health and of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of the psychosocial oncology program at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center.

(Thursday, October 18, 2012)

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U.S. News & World Report features research by Martha Grayson, M.D., that found debt deters medical students from entering primary care. Dr. Grayson notes that, although it is well-known that medical students take on high debt, not much research has examined how students respond to the pressure. Dr. Grayson is senior associate dean of medical education at Einstein.

(Friday, September 28, 2012)

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Science interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about the surprising decision by PLoS Pathogens to retract a study before discussing it with the authors. While a portion of the retracted 2006 study is still valid – identifying for the first time XMVR, the virus that has become notorious for its now-refuted link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – some of its other findings have been proven wrong, most notably those linking the virus to prostate cancer. Dr. Casadevall noted that it was unusual for a journal to issue a retraction without discussing it with the authors ahead of time. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Friday, September 21, 2012)

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New Rochelle Patch.com interviews Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., about his genetics research that could lead to new treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia patients. Dr. Steidl is assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology and The Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research.

(Friday, September 07, 2012)

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Nature.com interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about a surprising new study in primates that found severe calorie restriction did not lead to longer life. Dr. Barzilai notes that genetics is more important than diet and lifestyle for the centenarians who he has studied as part of The Longevity Genes Project.  Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, August 30, 2012)

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The Syosset-Jericho Tribune (print only) reports that Sanjay Goel, M.B.B.S., was named 1 of 12 physicians from across the country selected for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leadership Development Program, which is designed to identify and nurture the organization's future leaders. Dr. Goel is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and attending physician at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

(Monday, July 30, 2012)

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Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., questions the individual and societal benefits of the intense competition among scientists in a Scientific American editorial. The "priority rule," which gives credit for a discovery to the first scientist who reports it, is a significant driver of this competition and Dr. Casadevall and his co-author Ferric Fang, M.D., argue that it may have outlived its usefulness in an era of complexity and collaboration. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, July 25, 2012)

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CBS Evening News features Nir Barzilai, M.D., his aging research and Irving Kahn, a centenarian enrolled in Einstein's Longevity Research Project. Dr. Barzilai, who found that his healthy centenarian study participants were twice as likely to have the cholesterol-controlling CETP gene, notes that the development of drugs mimicking the genes of so-called "SuperAgers" could help protect against age-related diseases in the general population. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Thursday, May 31, 2012)

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Associated Press features comments by Dean Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., about Einstein’s progress in stem cell research since state funding began in 2007. The report on the Empire State Stem Cell Program notes that Einstein has advanced the understanding of blood stem cell function and of liver cell replication which could help make liver transplantation easier. Dr. Spiegel is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein.

(Monday, May 07, 2012)

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The Daily News interviews Nir Barzilai, M.D., about the rise in senior citizens staying in the workforce into their 80s and 90s and his research into the longevity genes of SuperAgers, a group of healthy and active centenarians. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research.

(Monday, April 30, 2012)

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The New York Times interviews Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., about two editorials he co-wrote that expose the recent increase in retracted scientific papers and call for a fundamental shift in the scientific culture and funding systems that he believes are behind the trend. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.

(Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

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