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NIH Awards $9.5 Million for Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center
Edward Chu, M.D., M.M.S., To Lead Cancer Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System
Surrogate Coronavirus May Help Researchers Discover Therapies and Vaccines

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Mario J. Garcia

Mario J. Garcia, M.D.

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COVID-19 Has Exposed Dire Health Care Inequities

Philip Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D., urges health care leaders and institutions to work with community-based organizations and public officials to combat the social determinants of health and related inequities, such as poverty, unemployment, and substandard housing, that leave minorities and people of lower income at increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Dr. Ozuah is president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine.

Additional coverage includes The New York TimesMSNBC

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Doctors Worry About COVID's Effects on Hispanics

Oladimeji Oki, M.D., discusses the social, economic, and quality-of-life factors that may account for higher rates of COVID-19 cases and mortality among Hispanics. Dr. Oki is assistant professor of family and social medicine at Einstein and a family medicine physician at Montefiore Health System.

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A Blood Test May Show Which COVID-19 Patients Steroids Will Help—Or Harm

Marla Keller, M.D., Will Southern, M.D., M.S., and Shitij Arora, M.D., are co-authors on a study that finds a blood test can help physicians determine which hospitalized patients with COVID-19 can benefit from steroids. Dr. Keller is vice chair of research in the department of medicine; Dr. Southern is chief of hospital medicine; and Dr. Arora is associate professor of medicine and a hospitalist at Montefiore.

Additional coverage includes USA Today, LoHud, Fox News, US News & World Report (via HealthDay), Daily Mail, LabPulse

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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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