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Photo of hikers walking in woods with backs to camera on sunny fall day.

It was as perfect a day for a hike in New York in late November could be with clear, blue skies, a crisp winter chill, and leaves of different colors and shades slowly falling to the ground. I and a few Einstein classmates were joining members of the Special Olympics NY Hiking Club for their Read More

CERC-RFK staff outside COVID-19 vaccine clinic

On the morning of January 7, 2022, I woke up to a winter wonderland. I usually welcome snow—but on that day it inspired worry, not wonder. I am a first-year developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellow at Einstein’s Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK-CERC), where 32 of our 5- to 11-year-old patients with autism and Read More

young man teaching diverse group of young students

What does it mean to be a scientist? This is a question I have struggled with for quite a long time. As a young and somewhat naïve undergraduate student, I used to think that the simple act of coming to the bench and designing and performing (sometimes beautiful, but quite often clumsy) experiments was a Read More

Attention-grabbing headlines suggest that our crucial COVID-19 pandemic tools—monoclonal antibodies and vaccines—are incompatible. Beyond the controversy rests an evidence-based reality: monoclonal antibodies and vaccines are complementary aspects of patient care. Both are powerful interventions that can prevent hospitalizations and deaths from this virus. After weeks of declining cases and hospitalizations, the United States is experiencing Read More

Editor’s Note: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so we asked Neel Chudgar, M.D., assistant professor of cardiothoracic & vascular surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a cancer surgeon at Montefiore, and a member of the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center, about recent advances in lung cancer prevention and his new grant to conduct research Read More

young woman holding baby with her hand in "stop" position. hand holding needle in left foreground

As a pediatric infectious-disease specialist and primary-care physician, I encounter a barrage of medical questions and misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. As a vaccine advocate, I’ve gone to great lengths to keep abreast of the dizzying array of new data on these subjects. I’ve boiled down the need for vaccinations to this: “Protect yourself, your Read More