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2014-02-24 12:27:00

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is One of Four U.S. Field Sites for Landmark Study BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group's health conditions and behaviors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO The Hispanic...

2014-02-12 20:22:02

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A study describing the complete wiring diagram for the part of the nervous system that controls mating behavior in male roundworms was chosen as the most outstanding paper published in Science in the year June 2012 to May 2013. Scott Emmons, Ph.D. , senior author of the paper and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will accept the American Association for the Advancement of Science's...

2014-02-06 16:27:26

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Plains Hospital, a leading community hospital in Westchester County, and Montefiore Health System, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, today announced plans to form a new healthcare partnership. The Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital approved the signing of a letter of agreement to enter into a partnership with Montefiore at its February 5(th) Board...

2014-02-04 16:29:33

$3 Million Gift Establishes Anaerobic Structural Biology Program, Focusing on C. Difficile BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the foe is a disease-causing microbe, identifying the structure of its component proteins can greatly aid efforts to kill or disable it. Research to gain this knowledge will be bolstered by a $3 million grant from The Price Family Foundation. The gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of...

2014-01-31 16:23:38

Announcement is Part of New Findings Released by CMS on its Healthcare Reform Initiatives NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, today announced its strong success in delivering quality care with improved outcomes at a lower cost for Medicare patients as part of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. A new analysis shows...

2014-01-09 12:27:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roadside bombs and other blasts have made head injury the "signature wound" of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Most combat veterans recover from mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, but a small minority experience significant and long-term side effects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in cooperation...

2014-01-07 23:29:34

DataGen, a national health care data analytics company, has signed new contracts with Association of American Medical Colleges and Montefiore Medical Center to provide data analytic support during CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Albany, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 DataGen, a national health care data analytics company, has signed two new contracts to provide data analytic support during the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for...

2014-01-07 04:21:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More women are choosing science careers, yet women are notoriously underrepresented in senior academic positions--often because they abandon their careers due to pessimism about advancement. New research suggests that putting more women in decision-making roles on the teams that organize symposia could offer a simple, effective step forward. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Women have made dramatic...

2013-11-25 16:27:21

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 25 million Americans have diabetes, yet as many as 60 percent of type 2 diabetes patients do not follow treatment plans prescribed by their healthcare provider and about 50 percent fail to meet treatment recommendations for control of blood glucose levels. Consistent adherence to oral medications and injectable insulin, both used to keep blood glucose levels in check, is particularly challenging among young patients and...

2013-11-20 16:26:16

Funds to support research focused on underserved populations NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Health has awarded Montefiore Medical Center a $1.17 million grant to support the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, a joint project between Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The funds from the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) will allow Montefiore and Einstein to...