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Editors’ Note: Sunita Reed, director of multimedia at Einstein, sat down to talk with neuroradiologist and imaging neuroscientist Dr. Michael L. Lipton about his surprisingly popular Introducing MRI course, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of views and a large fan base following its debut on our YouTube channel in 2014. Some international devotees of Read More

People Holding the word "Facts" in the Sky

It has been purported that one of the major take-home messages from the bizarre events of 2016 is that we are now living in a “post-truth” world. Indeed, that very phrase was dubbed the “word of the year” by Oxford Dictionaries, which defines it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are Read More

Signs showing 2016 in red and 2017 green

At the end of each year, we look back at The Doctor’s Tablet and share some of our most popular pieces from the previous 12 months. Our faculty, student and staff contributors wrote some terrific posts, but the three below stood out and attracted the most attention from readers. Each of these posts relates a Read More

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Editors’ Note: After several decades in the U.S., renowned researcher Jacques Grosset M.D., professor, Center for Tuberculosis Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is retiring and returning to his native France. Earlier this year, at the invitation of his friend, Einstein’s William Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology and HHMI investigator, Dr. Grosset spoke at Read More

Black and white photo woman crying with hands over her mouth

 Editors' Note: Since publication of this piece, a reader drew our attention to several articles from The Washington Post, which call into question the numbers of domestic sex traffic victims cited in this blog and the methods used to estimate them. In the United States, some 100,000 to 300,000 children and adolescents are victims of domestic sex trafficking—and Read More

Einstein Global Health Fellowship participant examines child in Himalayas (India).

Ten years ago I was working with some friends on a joint project at the Central Nairobi YMCA. In a park on the outskirts of town one afternoon, I watched as a group of kids from a nearby orphanage—dressed up in party clothes—came into the area with a group of non-Kenyan sponsors. The well-meaning adults Read More