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Right after getting the phone call from the doctor that my PET scan was clean!

I began medical school, like many of my peers, with some experience working with patients. I worked as a volunteer EMT with Cornell University EMS for four years during my undergraduate years; shadowed a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist through Cornell's Urban Summer program at NYP Hospital - Cornell and worked with patients during Global Medical Read More

close up of cafeteria worker's hand serving lunch

I’ve worked with school nutrition managers and staff off and on for years and I’ve never met a more dedicated group of people in the field. Their budgets are low, requirements are high and they’re criticized by everyone, yet most enjoy what they do. What they hate, though, is seeing food go to waste. They Read More

prosthetic (figure 1)

Editors’ Note: Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute recently joined forces with students at Cooper Union to address the problems faced by amputees in Soroti, Uganda. In this blog post, Meredith Hawkins. M.D., of Einstein and Anita Raja, Ph.D., of Cooper Union explain how their collaboration may improve the lives of diabetes patients in Soroti.   The Read More

MINIMED 670G hybrid closedloop insulin pump

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (T1D). Five percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease; it is usually first diagnosed in children and young adults, affecting their health and hampering their lifestyle. For those of us caring for these patients and trying to Read More

Word cloud with phrases associated with gene editing

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently issued a consensus report, “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” on editing the human genome using a powerful technique called CRISPR/Cas9. This technique enables changes to be made not only to an individual’s genetic makeup, but also to the human Read More

ilustration of lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with approximately 155,870 deaths from the disease in 2016. Add to that an estimated 222,500 new diagnoses of lung cancer and it’s clear that a big challenge lies ahead for researchers. Still, recent advances in diagnosis and Read More