The New York Times - January 6, 2021
Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., discusses a small Argentinian clinical trial that found convalescent plasma was effective in reducing the risk of severe COVID-19 in older patients if they received the treatment within three days of showing symptoms. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.
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The New York Times - December 28, 2020
Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., and Vilma Gabbay, M.D., discuss their published case report on two patients who developed psychosis for the first time after recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Alpert is chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore and Dr. Gabbay is co-director of the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein.
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Los Angeles Times - November 19, 2020
Eric Meyerowitz, M.D., discusses his study suggesting that transmission of COVID-19 most often occurs indoors in poorly ventilated spaces, with a large portion originating from people who don’t show symptoms. Dr. Meyerowitz is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist and infectious disease specialist at Montefiore.
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NPR - October 25, 2020
Gaetano Santulli, M.D., Ph.D., comments on the damage caused by COVID-19 to the cells that line blood vessels and the resulting increased risk of blood clots throughout the body. Dr. Santulli is assistant professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology.
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The New York Times - September 25, 2020
Betsy Herold, M.D., describes her new research that may help explain why the novel coronavirus affects children less severely than adults. Dr. Herold is chief of pediatric infectious diseases and vice chair for pediatrics research at Einstein and Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics.
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The New York Times - October 12, 2020
Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., describes the efforts of a multi-institutional collaboration he is leading to discover a potent, long-lasting antibody that would be effective against a range of coronaviruses, not only the one that causes COVID-19. Dr. Chandran is professor of microbiology & immunology and the Harold and Muriel Block Scholar in Virology at Einstein.
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Science - September 17, 2020
Matthew Akiyama, M.D., says accelerated decarceration due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to less rigorous discharge planning for people in jails and prisons who already have difficulty accessing medical care, treatment for addiction, and other services to help them re-enter society. Dr. Akiyama is assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.
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The New Yorker - September 8, 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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National Geographic - August 24, 2020
Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D. comments on the FDA's decision to issue an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat patients with COVID-19, and stresses the need for randomized clinical trials to provide answers on its efficacy. Dr. Pirofski is chief of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.
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AAMC News - August 11, 2020
Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D., describes how Einstein medical students are helping to revise select courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nosanchuk is senior associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein.
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US News & World Report - July 28, 2020
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.
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