Hayley McDaid, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and of molecular pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has received a $100,000 grant from Joan’s Legacy: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer for her research of lung cancer.
Dr. Arturo Casadevall, the Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research and interim chair of microbiology and immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Dr. Cedric Raine, professor of pathology and Wollowick Professor in Multiple Sclerosis at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, held in Orlando, Florida, in recognition of his many contributions to the field of MS research. As part of this honor, Dr. Raine delivered the Presidential Lecture.
Dr. Susan Band Horwitz, professor and co-chair of molecular pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and one of the nation’s foremost cancer researchers, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the country’s most prestigious honorary society for scientists.
Taking part in an innovative cancer research study conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its Cancer Center, six women enter a chapel that has been temporarily transformed into a different type of sanctum. Chairs have been moved to the walls, where the women seat themselves awaiting direction from yoga instructor Ricardo Sisco. He greets each woman with a silent nod and a smile while making sure they each have a rolled mat or folded blanket for doing the yoga exercises.
A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center (MMC), led by Dr. Harris Goldstein, director of Einstein’s Center for AIDS Research, will receive $1.5 million in the next year (and nearly $8 million over 5 years) from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support and expand the Center for AIDS Research at Einstein and MMC. The Einstein/MMC Center for AIDS Research joins an elite group of 20 other national Centers for AIDS Research designated and funded by the Centers for AIDS Research Program at the NIH.