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EDITORS’ NOTE: This post first appeared in Bronx Voice. A year ago, pre-COVID, my team of developmental pediatricians and other colleagues at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, where we diagnose and treat children with autism and other developmental disabilities, participated in an international collaborative discussion Read More

Former President of Uruguay . Tabaré Vázquez

As biomedical scientists, we witness on a daily basis the intersection of medicine and science in an academic environment, hoping that our investigations lead to a better understanding of biological phenomena that might be relevant to disease. Less common is the recognition of the critical intersection of medicine and social justice. More often than not Read More

EDITORS’ NOTE: The following post by Alba Cabral, Ph.D., first appeared in MedPage Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the human capacity for extraordinary courage and resiliency. It has also showed us our fundamental need for hope and connection. As a clinical psychologist working in integrated care at Montefiore, one of the largest health systems in Read More

As many know, this is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I’m someone who has spent most of my career working to understand and treat colorectal cancer, so for me it takes on special meaning. But the significance runs deeper than that, and is particularly personal, because my family has experienced a long history of colorectal cancer Read More

While many of us have been aware, or have recently learned, of the ethical horrors of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and the gynecological experiments conducted on enslaved women by J. Marion Sims, these were not the first instances that the scientific and medical communities exploited the bodies of Black Americans to build modern medicine. Western medicine Read More

EDITORS’ NOTE: This year Einstein joined with organizations nationwide in taking part in a day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observed on the third Monday each year by the federal government, the day of service was established to honor Dr. King’s legacy and is observed as a “day on, not a day Read More