Einstein Faculty

Einstein is home to more than 2,000 faculty members, who promote research and academic excellence at the College of Medicine.  In addition to conducting research in the institution’s 300 laboratories, these individuals serve as mentors and teachers to the medical school’s 724 M.D. students, 248 Ph.D. students, 117 M.D.-Ph.D. students and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. This page reflects resources and information useful to Einstein investigators, along with highlights pertaining to honors and events relevant to faculty.  Can't find a resource you need?  Please contact webrunners@einstein.yu.edu to let us know.

Faculty Features

Dr. Jonathan Backer: Molecules by Day, Music by Night

Dr. Jonathan Backer is Einstein’s professor and chair of molecular pharmacology and a leading bench researcher on phosphoinositide 3-kinases, cellular proteins linked to various cancers. After hours, though, you read more >

Presidential Lecture Celebrates Innovative Research

On May 1, 2018, Betsy Herold, M.D. and William Jacobs Jr., Ph.D. presented their development of a novel vaccine to combat herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the Presidential Lecture read more >

BETTR Betters Education Through Preparation for Serving Underrepresented Students

Becoming a professor is tough. That’s because competition among postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions is fierce. read more >


Faculty Development Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"EndNote: Citations Made Simple"

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Forchheimer 119N

Friday, November 16, 2018

"Clinical Looking Glass How to Ask and Answer Your Research Question(s) Using this Electronic Tool"

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Tishman Learning Center, Room #1 Moses Campus


Leadership Appointments

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the department of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have recently added several key leaders to their ranks. Under the direction of Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-chief at CHAM and university chair, pediatrics at Einstein and Montefiore, the new recruitments and promotions include:

  • Patricia Hametz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Suzette Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Peter Belamarich, M.D.
  • Melissa Wasserstein, M.D

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Academic Honors

Aiding Mental Health—Parent reflective functioning, or PRF, is an intervention used to help parents in treatment for mental illness with regulating their emotions and preventing relapse of substance abuse. During the annual World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress, held in Rome and hosted by the Italian Association for Infant Mental Health, Amanda Zayde, Psy.D., presented promising new data about enhancing PRF among at-risk parents, drawn from the Mentalization-Based Parenting Program, a pilot study conducted with mothers being treated for mental illness. Dr. Zayde is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein, and a licensed clinical psychologist in the child outpatient psychiatry department at Montefiore’s Wakefield Division.

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