Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

In The Media

Modern Healthcare interviews Eric Bouhassira, Ph.D.,and Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., in a cover story on federal and state stem cell funding. The cover, entitled, Dishing it Out, appears in the March 16th edition. Dr. Bouhassira has recently been awarded a $6 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board, Dr. Pessin has been awarded a $1 million grant. Dr. Bouhassira is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and a professor of medicine and of cell biology. Dr. Pessin is director of Einstein's Diabetes Research Center and a professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology. (Monday, March 16, 2009)

Dr. Bouhassira's Profile | Dr. Pessin's Profile
 
 
ABC News features comments by Dr. Allen Spiegel, The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, on the recent lifting of federal funding restrictions by the Obama administration on embryonic stem cell research. Dr. Spiegel was a vice chair of the NIH Stem Cell Research Task Force from 2005 to 2006 and a member of the task force from 2002-2005. In 2001, Dr. Spiegel met with President Bush to discuss the importance of human embryonic stem cell research for patients with type 1 diabetes and has testified before the House and Senate on stem cell research. (Monday, March 09, 2009)

Dr. Spiegel's Profile
 
 
WomansDay.com interviews Edward Burns, M.D. on the best ways to avoid the flu. Even though it may seem that flu season is almost over, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 20% to 30% of flu cases so far this season have occurred during February, up from an average of 10%. Dr. Burns details the importance of properly washing your hands, using hand sanitizers, and getting your flu shot. Dr. Burns is executive dean and professor of pathology, and of medicine. (Friday, March 06, 2009)

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Asian News International (ANI) features research by Jill Crandall, M.D., regarding her study linking diabetes and heart disease published in the online editon of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study focuses on cardiovascular risk profile of older adults with pre-diabetes. Dr. Crandall is associate professor of clinical medicine. (Wednesday, March 04, 2009)

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About.com highlights a $10 million NIH grant Einstein received to study how organs age. A consortium of four researchers led by Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., will examine the molecular processes that contribute to aging. The other members of the Einstein consortium are Laura Santambrogio, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology; Fernando Macian-Juan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology; and Mark J. Czaja, M.D., professor of medicine. (Monday, March 02, 2009)

Dr. Cuervo's Profile | Dr. Santambrogio's Profile | Dr. Macian-Juan's Profile | Dr. Czaja's Profile
 
 
Health.com features an interview with Michal Melamed, M.D., about new research showing vitamin D can protect against the common cold. Dr. Melamed notes that diet is not the only source of vitamin D — sun exposure is another — and that many people are at risk for deficient levels of the vitamin when they rely solely on their diet for getting vitamin D. Dr. Melamed is assistant professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health. (Monday, February 23, 2009)

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NY1 interviews Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H., on a proposal by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden requesting that restaurants voluntarily reduce sodium content in food by 50 percent over the next decade. Dr. Marantz is associate dean of clinical research education and professor of clinical medicine and of clinical epidemiology & population health. (Monday, February 09, 2009)

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Times of India reports on research aided by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. that establishes a new pathway for fat cells to communicate with the brain. The research could shed light on how the body sheds weight. Dr Schwartz is professor of medicine and of neuroscience (Friday, February 06, 2009)

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The Washington Post quotes Dr. Laurie Jacobs and Dr. Debra Greenberg about a new government rating system for nursing homes. Dr. Jacobs is the director of the Resnick Gerontology Center and a professor of medicine. Dr. Greenberg is an instructor in geriatrics and a senior social worker. (Friday, December 19, 2008)

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The Washington Post quotes Dr. Lawrence Brandt regarding new guidelines for managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Brandt is professor of medicine and of surgery at Einstein, and chief of gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center. (Thursday, December 18, 2008)

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The New York Times features Dr. Jan Vijg, chairman, department of genetics, in an article exploring how resveratrol, found in red wine, can slow the aging process. (Wednesday, November 26, 2008)

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The New York Times interviews Dr. Nir Barzilai, on research showing older adults whose parents live to be 100 or longer have dramatically lower risks of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Dr. Barzilai is director of Einstein's Institute for Aging Research and heads the Longevity Genes Project. (Monday, November 24, 2008)

Dr. Barzilai's Profile
 
 
NPR's "Science Friday" includes Dr. Arturo Casadevall, Forchheimer professor and chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein, on a panel of nationally acclaimed scientists to discuss the many facets of fungi. (Friday, September 12, 2008)

Dr. Casadevall's Profile
 
 
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