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Two Einstein Research Teams Secure Funding from Venture Capital
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Roy S. Chuck

Roy S. Chuck, Ph.D., M.D.

Area(s) of expertise: Eye diseaseDry eyeStem cell research

Dr. Chuck is a prominent stem cell and dry eye researcher. He is a cornea specialist with expertise in the field of laser techniques, including LASIK surgery, corneal replacement, stem cell surgery, and refractive eye problems.  A basic scientist as… Learn more

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Experimental Drug Boosts Brain Cell Cleaning to Reverse Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms in Mice

Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., discusses her novel drug that revs up a cellular cleaning process and was found to reverse key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Dr. Cuervo is professor of developmental and molecular biology, co-director of the Institute for Aging Research, and holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.

Additional Coverage includes New Atlas, Fierce Biotech, ANSA, El Nacional, and CBS affiliates

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High-Profile Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans' Mental Health: Study

Ryan DeLapp, Ph.D., explains there is a growing recognition that exposure to racism can cause symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder in some people. Dr. DeLapp is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and an attending psychologist at Montefiore's Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Division.

Additional Coverage includes WGBH (interview starts at :35)

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Einstein Med Students Start Podcast on Health and Transportation

Third-year medical student Alex Levine describes the Healthy Bronx podcast he and classmates launched last year, which focuses on preventative medicine and transportation. Thirteen episodes have covered a range of issues, including the need for accessible bike paths on Bronx bridges and improved east/west bus service.


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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