CBS New York - May 29, 2020
Einstein is providing a crucial element in COVID-19 testing kits—viral transport medium—as part of a New York City initiative to produce 50,000 kits each week. Einstein is currently the only academic institution involved in the project.
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Kaiser Health News - May 28, 2020
Gary Kennedy, M.D., discusses ways to lessen the feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and sadness of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown.” Dr. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director, division of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - May 21, 2020
Nir Barzilai, M.D., says vulnerability to COVID-19 increases at around age 55, but that older adults can slow or even reverse their declining immune defenses with an improved diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Barzilai is the Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging Research and director of the Institute for Aging Research at Einstein.
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CBS News - May 18, 2020
Montefiore physicians and healthcare professionals are featured in a documentary covering seven days in April, when they cared for a growing number of patients with COVID-19.
The Daily News - May 13, 2020
Mark Fenig, M.D., recounts one of his patient's battles with COVID-19, describes the conditions of the emergency room during New York's surge in April, and reminds readers there still is no lifesaving treatment to this deadly threat. Dr. Fenig is assistant professor of emergency medicine and an emergency medicine physician at Montefiore.
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The New York Times - May 13, 2020
Michelle Gong, M.D., M.S., discusses the use of proning—turning people onto their stomachs—with COVID-19 patients in order to improve their breathing and avoid respiratory distress. Dr. Gong is professor and chief of the divisions of pulmonary medicine and of critical care, and director of critical care research at Montefiore and Einstein.
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CNN - April 30, 2020
Barry Zingman, M.D., discusses the clinical trial he is leading at Einstein and Montefiore to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19. Dr Zingman is professor of medicine at Einstein and clinical director, infectious diseases, in the Moses division of Montefiore Health System.
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The New York Times - April 24, 2020
Gary Kennedy, M.D., discusses the resilience and strength of some older adults who are less pessimistic and anxious than many other people during the COVID-19 pandemic “lockdown.” Dr. Kennedy is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and director, division of geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore.
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The Lancet - April 24, 2020
Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses the use of plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to potentially prevent and treat the disease. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.
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NPR - April 23, 2020
Bruce Schwartz, M.D., comments on the mental and emotional toll that caring for COVID-19 patients has taken on front line workers and predicts an uptick in post-traumatic stress after the pandemic subsides. Dr. Schwartz is professor and deputy chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore.
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MedPageToday - April 20, 2020
Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., explains how Einstein successfully adjusted its curriculum to ensure that current students could complete their studies and the incoming class can start on time. Dr. Tomaselli is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine.
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Los Angeles Times - April 18, 2020
Aditi Shastri, M.B.B.S., discusses her study that for the first time showed that men clear the novel coronavirus from their bodies slower than women. Dr. Shastri is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and a clinical oncologist at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.
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Science - April 16, 2020
Priya Nori, M.D. comments on the use of antibiotics in patients with COVID-19, which could help stem secondary bacterial infections. Dr. Nori is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and medical director of the antibiotic stewardship program at Montefiore Health System.
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