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Families at Rare Disease Day Event at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The first family arrived at Einstein around 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday in February. Despite having taken an eight-hour flight from Surrey in southeast England, its members were bright-eyed, spirited, and filled with hope. They entered the Price Building, excited finally to meet the families with whom they had shared their many successes, anecdotes, and Read More

Pride flag lengthwise being held by numerous people facing away from camera on both sides

During June, the LGBTQ+ community around the world celebrates Pride. June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride march in U.S. history, originally called Christopher Street Liberation Day. It was held in recognition of the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located Read More

Liane Hunter M.D., Ph.D.

Identifying a mentor is one of the most important decisions a person can make on the path to becoming an M.D./Ph.D. or a Ph.D. As beginning students entering the lab, we have many questions: What is the scientific focus of my prospective mentor? Does the mentor’s work align with my previous experience? Does he or Read More

What if someone found out that I wasn’t the scientist I claimed to be? This was one of the thoughts that often flooded my mind. As a Nigerian American physician-scientist in Einstein’s M.D./Ph.D. program, I took pride in what I accomplished. I was brought up to understand that many people would happily trade places with Read More

Female doctor helping patient down hallway

So, just what is physiatry (fizz-EYE-ah-tree)? Psychiatry? No. Physical therapy? No. This is a common query. You might know physiatry better by some of its other names. It’s known officially as physical medicine and rehabilitation, or PM&R; some casually refer to us as “rehab doctors.” As a fourth-year medical student entering the field, I have Read More

Man with sleeve rolled up awaiting medical injection

Experts in infectious disease and public health warn that the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time unless a vaccine becomes available soon, which is not likely. Estimates of how long it will take for an effective vaccine to come to market range from 12 to 18 months or longer. This situation Read More