US News & World Report - May 18, 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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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.
Additional coverage of Dr. Gong on COVID-19 includes: NPR and JAMA.
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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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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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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.
Additional coverage of Dr. Zingman on COVID-19 includes: FoxNews, SpectrumNY1 , Scientific American, ABC7NY, LoHud, The Riverdale Press, and Norwood News
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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.
Additional coverage of Dr. Pirofski on COVID-19 includes: CNN, USA Today, Nature, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Associated Press, NPR, LA Times, NBC News, CBS News
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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.
Additional coverage of Dr. Schwartz on COVID-19 includes: Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
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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.
Additional coverage on Dr. Shastri on COVID-19 includes: Spectrum/NY1, New York Post, Daily Mail (U.K.), and Bronx Times
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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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The New York Times - April 11, 2020
Deborah White, M.D., and several Einstein and Montefiore colleagues are featured in a video and article about their work to treat patients with COVID-19. Dr. White is associate professor and vice chair of emergency medicine at Einstein and Montefiore.
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News12 - April 10, 2020
Einstein students Kathryn Segal and Georgia Fallon discuss their efforts to support Montefiore physicians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are two of the more than 100 student volunteers performing basic services such as babysitting, petsitting, grocery runs, and virtual tutoring.
NPR - April 2, 2020
Michelle Gong, M.D., explains the common symptoms of COVID-19, how the elderly and immune-compromised patients are at higher risk for severe disease, and that those infected should stay away from the hospital if they have mild or moderate symptoms. 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.
Additional coverage of Dr. Gong on COVID-19 includes: JAMA and Associated Press
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