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Faculty in the Media – March 2009

Rabbi J. David Bleich, Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics at Cardozo, is featured in an article about Brichat HaChammah, a Jewish blessing and holiday, “A Jewish Holiday Once Every 28 Years,” in The New York Times (April 3).

John S. Condeelis, a co-author of a study published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, was quoted about the joint investigation between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in “Predicting which breast cancers will spead” in the Los Angeles Times (March 24). The teamc reated a test for metastasis that can help doctors identify which patients should have aggressive treatments to prevent the spread of cancer and which patients can avoid further therapies. Read more about the research study.

Keith T. Ayoob, associate clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was interviewed in “Looking to lose? Break these rules” in Livingstondaily.com (March 23) and “‘Cleansing’ diets lure celebs, but not health experts” on USA Today (March 24).

Rabbi J. David Bleich, Herbert and Florence Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, weighs in on the prosecution of soldiers for killing civilians during combat in “The Media, Military and Murder” in Middle East Times (March 25).

Dr. Kevin Plancher, professor of orthopedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is quoted in “Reps say Armstrong will bike Tour de France“on Newsday (March 24).

Marci Hamilton, professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a leading church/state expert, talks about the financial impact on churches of sexual abuse lawsuits in “Powerful impact of ‘open window’ church sex abuse laws” in Newsday (March 22). 

Lester Brickman, professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and an expert on fraudulent practices in mass torts, is quoted in “Judge Alleges Possible Fraud in Banana Cases” on law.com (March 24). 

Business Day has a write up on March 20, “US medical institute, UKZN set up centre to research TB, HIV,” about the new partnership between the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US and the University of KwaZulu-Natal that will establish an international research centre focused on the TB and HIV coepidemics and which will include William Jacobs, Jr., PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and of genetics at Einstein, as one if its investigators.

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