Department of Pathology News

Study Shows How Aging Impairs Immune Response

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A study by Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology at Einstein, on how aging impairs the immune response was recently published in the journal Cell Reports. She was among the Einstein researchers to uncover one of the mechanisms by which aging may compromise the ability of the immune system to fight infections and respond to vaccines. The study, conducted in aging mice, shows that administering antioxidants may help reverse this loss of immune function. The study was featured on the Einstein web site and received media coverage. http://tinyurl.com/cxpntcc



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Recent News

Michael PrystowskySee Test & Treat: Free Cancer Screenings for Underserved Women
A team of Montefiore pathologists and clinicians from the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Radiology provided free cervical and breast cancer screenings recently to over 40 underserved women ages 21 to 64 at the annual See Test & Treat® program, held at Montefiore Advanced Imaging, part of the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

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The Pathologist magazine interviews Dr. Michael Prystowsky about his career, heading up one of the busiest pathology services in the US, and how pathologists can demonstrate their value.


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research fundingPathology Research Funding Program
The Department of Pathology has established a funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration. The newly-formed Clinical-Translational Research Committee will assist in the review of proposals, which may be submitted two times per year.


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The Montefiore microbiology lab is using MALDI-TOF mass spectometry, an innovative technology that can identify bacteria in minutes.


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CadoffThe Department of Pathology Welcomes Dr. Evan Cadoff, New Vice Chair
Evan Cadoff, MD, MBA will manage the reorganization of Montefiore’s laboratory services and facilitate the expansion of programs.
 

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Dr. Carol Harris's work with local caregivers & leaders is addressing Ethiopia's growing breast cancer rates.


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A new study provides compelling evidence that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The study was published in Science Signaling


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For over 30 years, Einstein Pathology researcher Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD, has worked to understand MS and give people suffering from the neurological disease hope.


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CUNY-TV interviews Dr. Herbert Tanowitz on the rising spread of infectious diseases to non-endemic areas. Dr. Tanowitz is professor in the departments of pathology and of medicine (infectious diseases). His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of chagastic heart disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.  )Interview starts at minute 3:30)


Advancing NeuroAIDS Research

Einstein Graduate Dionna Williams, PhD, is heading to Johns Hopkins for a postdoctoral fellowship to further investigate NeuroAIDS. Full story 

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Research

Experimental pathology aims to define disease in terms of fundamental molecular and cellular processes. Research in our Department is focused on critical issues in multiple disease classes. Areas of focus include 

Research in each of these areas is highly interactive, and the Department strives for a collegial atmosphere in which collaborations can flourish. This effort is conducted through a variety of department-level activities, including regular meetings to discuss work in progress and a departmental retreat at which students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty all have opportunity to present and discuss their research.

Research Funding Program

The Department of Pathology has established a research funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration.

Research Faculty

Thomas Belbin, PhD 

Joan W. Berman, PhD 

Tina Calderon, PhD 

Linda Cannizzaro, PhD 

Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, PhD 

Amy Fox, MD  

David Fooksman, PhD  

Rachel Hazan, PhD 

Huan Huang, MD 

Fernando Macian, MD, PhD 

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD 

Harry Ostrer, MD 

Thomas J. Ow, MD 

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD 

Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD 

Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD 

Rani Sellers, DVM, PhD 

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD 

Herbert Tanowitz, MD 

Louis Weiss, MD 

 
 
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