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EDITORS’ NOTE: Last month, Paul Farmer, M.D., an anthropologist and co-founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health (PIH), died while in Rwanda. Among the Harvard professor’s many achievements was the creation of hospitals in Haiti and Rwanda. He visited Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2009 and was the keynote speaker at our Read more

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The most extraordinary morning of my life took place because of a young stranger in a green track suit and a catchy ’80s rock hit. As I was preparing for an extra shift at the Montefiore urgent care center, where I work in the Bronx, my day started with my usual hustle: squeezing in the Read more

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