Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

GIM Faculty Achievements

General Internal Medicine Faculty Achievements

  • The Einstein-Montefiore Primary Care/Social Medicine Program (PCSM), under the direction of Hillary Kunins, has received an Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) training grant, with funding for a 3-year period totaling about $750,000. 
  • Shadi Nahvi and William Southern have each been awarded three year career development awards from the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Nahvi will be studying "Smoking Cessation Treatment for Methadone Maintenance Patients." Dr. Southern will be studying "The Effect of Hospitalists and Physician Years-in-Practice on the Quality of Inpatient Care."

    The career development component of the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) builds on the educational and training programs of the Institute with continued mentoring and high-level institutional oversight, to maximize each trainee's chances of career success. The ICTR is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the NIH.
  • Alain Litwin has been awarded a three year Physician Faculty Scholar career development award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study "Directly Observed Hepatitis C Treatment in HIV/HCV-Infected Methadone Patients." The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholars program is designed to strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of medical school faculty who are dedicated to improving health and health care, and funds 15 awards annually.

    Dr. Litwin has also received a five year NIH K23 award to study "Hepatitis C Treatment in Methadone Clinics."
  • Sarita Shah has been awarded a seed grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for her pediatric diagnostic work in Tugela Ferry, South Africa, in which she is trying to get a better handle on improving the diagnosis of TB in a high HIV prevalence setting, among children and adults.

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