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Robert D. Burk

Robert D. Burk, M.D.

Area(s) of expertise: Human papillomavirus (HPV)Cervical cancer screeningMolecular evolution

Dr. Burk is an authority on the genomics and evolution of human papillomaviruses (HPV), which cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer. His team was the first to report, in the New England Journal of Medicine,… Learn more

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The Cerebellum's Secrets: A Profile of Kamran Khodakhah

Kamran Khodakhah, Ph.D., who designed his own laboratory tools to study rat brains as a Ph.D. student, is profiled in a feature on his life and body of research, including recent key findings about the cerebellum’s role in addiction and behavior. Dr. Khodakhah is professor and chair of the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein and Montefiore.

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It's Not Just Opioids: What Doctors Want You to Know About Benzos

Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., discusses the growing overdose epidemic associated with benzodiazepines, a class of medications commonly prescribed for anxiety that includes Xanax, Ativan and Valium. Dr. Cunningham is associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.

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A Lifelong Fitness Fan Meets Her Match With Tap (subscription required)

Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., comments on the cognitive benefits of group dancing for seniors. Dr. Verghese is chief of geriatrics at Einstein and Montefiore and director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain.

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When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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