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Editors’ Note: 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of Einstein’s Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine. We sat down with the director, Paul Frenette, M.D., to discuss recent advances in the field, his own research projects and his expectations for the coming decade. The Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Read More

Recently, a generally healthy friend of mine had two small, unrelated surgeries over the course of a few months. For the first, a small operation on his hand, he received a prescription for 30 oxycodone pills. He used one the night after surgery, to make sure pain wouldn’t wake him. Over the next few days Read More

Young doctor examines patient (back to camera)

Many people think medical school is all about memorization and books. But some of the most valuable lessons I learned in my first year as a medical student came from a much different experience. No matter what stage you are at in your journey, there are always new facts, techniques and procedures to learn. You Read More

Drawing of girl facing a decision tree

Editors’ Note:  As students resume their studies, we’re taking a look back at when Dr. Hillary Kunins delivered the keynote address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s joint master’s degree ceremony for Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Bioethics program in May. A CRTP graduate, Dr. Kunins is now assistant Read More

One day when I was speaking to a medical student shadowing me in my developmental pediatrics practice at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, where I specialize in the early identification of autism, I commented that I often spend my days contending with blind spots. “How so?” he asked. I started with Read More

EMS workers lift patient into ambulance - intentionally fuzzy image

The bedrock requirement to obtain informed consent before patients may be enrolled in research has been eroding. I’ve documented the different ways and different reasons for this several times here over the years (Informed Consent for Babies: When Experts Disagree, Informed Consent in Infant Research: Ethical Problems Remain, Informed Consent in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Read More