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Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Jacob A. and Jeanne E. Barkey Chair in Medicine

Chief, Division of Endocrinology

Director, Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism

DiabetesType 2 diabetesDiabetes prevention

Clinical TrialsPrediabetesResveratrol

An expert in diabetes prevention, Dr. Crandall is director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit at Einstein and Montefiore and a principal investigator for several NIH-sponsored clinical trials, including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study (for which she holds several national leadership positions, including Executive Committee membership), Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) and the PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss) study.  read more...

 

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

Professor, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Einstein

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Einstein

Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research, Einstein

Chief, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore Health System

Infectious diseasesPneumoniaImmunology

Bacterial infectionsFungal infectionsVaccines

Dr. Pirofski studies innate and vaccine-induced immunity to disease-causing microbes, including Cryptococcus (the leading cause of fungal meningitis globally) and Pneumococcus (the leading cause of pneumonia in the United States and globally). She has described novel ways by which antibodies protect against bacterial pneumonia and sepsis and her work has improved understanding of how Cryptococcus and Pneumococcus cause disease. read more...

 

Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)

Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Neurobiology of obesity and diabetesGastric-bypass surgery

Dr. Schwartz studies how the gut and the brain act together to determine how much people eat. He has identified sites in the gastrointestinal tract and brain that detect nutrients and has discovered how these regions are linked to food intake, obesity and diabetes. He also studies gastric-bypass surgery and the key neural and hormonal mechanisms responsible for the significant and long-lasting improvements in body weight, food intake and diabetes following the procedure. read more...