Einstein in the Media | U.S./Global

Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed co-written by Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., that supports turning the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant process into a lottery. Dr. Casadevall and co-author Ferric Fang, M.D., of the University of Washington, cite research that highlights problems with the current peer review grant process, including bias influencing funding decisions. They suggest that a lottery would make the process more transparent and alleviate stress on scarce resources. Views expressed in the op-ed, available only via subscription, represent those of Drs. Casadevall and Fang and not Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein. (Thursday, April 17, 2014)

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How much dietary salt is necessary? NBC’s “The Today Show” features research by Michael Alderman, M.D., that found current salt guidelines may be too low for most Americans. The collaborative study by Dr. Alderman and researchers at the Copenhagen University Hospital found that the average daily sodium intake of most Americans (between around 2,600 milligrams to 5,000 milligrams daily) is actually associated with better health outcomes than many current recommended guidelines (below 2,300 mg/day). Dr. Alderman is distinguished university professor emeritus of epidemiology & population health and of medicine, and holds the Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine. (Wednesday, April 02, 2014)

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MSNBC interviews John Foxe, Ph.D., about the new CDC report that finds the rate of autism in 2010 was 1 in 68 U.S. children, up 30% from 2008. Dr. Foxe explains that the wide range in prevalence across the 11 sites included in the report – from 5.7 to 29.1 per 1,000 children – suggests that the rate will continue to increase especially among sites with low prevalence. He also notes that researchers have now identified the genetic mutation that causes autism in about 25 to 30 percent of cases. Dr. Foxe is professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and of pediatrics and director of research at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Monday, March 31, 2014)

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In a Nautilus profile, Dr. William Jacobs, Jr., discusses the key breakthroughs in his tuberculosis research and how losing his vision impacted his career path. The feature also includes an audio interview and animation of Dr. Jacobs talking about his shift from mathematics to bacterial genetics, his desire to help the underprivileged, and his goal to see the eradication of TB in his lifetime. Dr. Jacobs is professor of microbiology & immunology and of genetics at Einstein and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. (Monday, March 31, 2014)

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NBCNews.com interviews Lisa Shulman, M.D., about new CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children have autism, a 30 percent jump from the 2008 estimate. Dr. Shulman noted that clinicians are seeing and diagnosing more children who previously had more limited access to evaluation, such as Hispanics, African-Americans and children who do well in school. Dr. Shulman is associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of infant and toddler services at Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and an attending physician at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. (Thursday, March 27, 2014)

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Wall Street Journal features new research by Nir Barzilai, M.D. that found lower levels of growth hormone are associated with extended lifespan in centenarians. Concerns about the dangers of using human growth hormone (HGH) as an anti-aging agent—a growing $4 billion industry—are increasing. Dr. Barzilai notes hormones that might have some beneficial effect for children with stunted growth may have a negative effect on aging adults. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of Einstein's Institute for Aging Research. (Tuesday, March 25, 2014)

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Too good to be true? Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., questions the statistical accuracy of a study that found the obesity rates among American preschoolers dropped 43% in a Reuters story. Dr. Kabat notes that the small sample size of preschoolers in the study may show chance fluctuations. Dr. Kabat is a senior epidemiologist at Einstein. (Monday, March 17, 2014)


The New York Times reports on research by David Stein, M.D., and a team of scientists that successfully used “gene editing” technology to alter people’s cells to resist HIV. The New England Journal of Medicine study suggests that by homing in on and disabling a specific gene, it may eventually be possible to treat HIV without the use of antiretroviral drugs. The research team was led by the University of Pennsylvania and included Sangamo BioSciences.  Dr. Stein is associate professor of clinical medicine at Einstein and director of Adult HIV Research at Jacobi Medical Center. (Thursday, March 06, 2014)

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The New York Times quotes Michael Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., about his research on the impact of heading on soccer players. The article focuses on the first conclusive case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.) in a soccer player. Former New Mexico player, Patrick Grange, 29, died last April of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Dr. Lipton is associate professor of radiology and associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and medical director of MRI services at Montefiore Medical Center. (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)

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The BBC Radio 4 program More or Less, interviews Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H., about a widely reported study in the British Medical Journal that found “an apple a day” was as effective as statins in preventing death. Dr. Marantz asserts that the journal’s publicity for the paper, published as part of the BMJ’s traditionally lighthearted Christmas issue, oversimplifies the issue and misleadingly compares the results of rigorous clinical trials for statins with much weaker observational data about food intake. Dr. Marantz came to the attention of the BBC as a result of a post he authored for Einstein’s blog, The Doctor’s Tablet. Dr. Marantz is associate dean for clinical research education and professor of clinical epidemiology & population health and of clinical medicine. (Segment begins at 21:00 of “Obesity Crisis?” episode, January 17, 2014) (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)

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WNYC Radio interviews Edward Burns, M.D., about the planned budget deal could restore some funding to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Burns notes that the sequester – which cut budgets between five to ten percent – was deadly for research and might even stop young scientists from pursuing a research career. Dr. Burns is executive dean and professor of pathology and of medicine. (Audio begins at 1:32) (Thursday, December 19, 2013)

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NBC News features Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., and her focus on radioimmunotherapy. Preclinical research shows it has the potential to eradicate HIV. The research, which uses radioactive isotopes to target cells, tested radioimmunotherapy on human blood samples and a laboratory model of the blood-brain barrier constructed of human cells. Dr. Dadachova is professor of radiology and of microbiology & immunology and the Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research. (Friday, December 06, 2013)

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The Wall Street Journal highlights groundbreaking research by Steven Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D., that has led to treatment options for the rare condition Niemann-Pick Type C. In a lengthy cover story covering at least six years of reporting, journalist Amy Marcus details the passion that drove Walkley to continue his research on the drug cyclodextrin – and explores how parents and scientists have joined forces to find more effective treatments. (Thursday, November 14, 2013)

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The Scientist profiles Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., detailing her career path and research in autophagy. The career retrospective follows Dr. Cuervo’s career from her first medical student project in Spain to her arrival at Einstein. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology, and of medicine and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein. (Friday, November 01, 2013)

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BBC News interviews Harry Ostrer, M.D., and The New York Times cites research by Gil Atzmon, Ph.D., in two articles about a new study on Jewish genetic history. The new study analyzed mitochondrial DNA, genetic information inherited through women, and found that at least 80 percent of Ashkenazi maternal ancestry hailed from Europe, not the Middle East, suggesting that many European Jewish communities were founded by men who married and converted local women. Dr. Ostrer is professor of pathology, of genetics and of pediatrics at Einstein and director of genetic and genomic testing at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Atzmon is associate professor of medicine and of genetics. (Wednesday, October 09, 2013)

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