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the author, second from left, his brother From left to right, Sadaab (to his left), his dad Ashraf, and younger brother Sadat

In my eight months at Einstein, I’ve often been struck by a painting of Maimonides on campus. The artwork features him holding pages of a book that say, “Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.” That quote resonates with me more each day. As a first-year M.D. student, I’ve Read More

Editors’ Note: Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., was named a recipient of the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Awards for her pioneering research into Taxol, establishing the mechanism of action of the blockbuster chemotherapy drug, which has been used to treat cancers of the ovary, breast, and lung. Read the related news release and watch the video about Dr Read More

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the effects of radon on health, having written a long chapter on radon in my book Hyping Health Risks (2008). But until I came across a lively graphic essay a few days ago, I had no idea that Read More

Several students happily posing together at Match Day 2018 - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

It has been 15 years since my own Match Day, when I learned where I would spend my residency. Six years ago, as the new assistant dean for students, I reflected on the day here, in another blog post—detailing the excitement, the anxiety, the elation for most students, and the disappointment for others. Since then Read More

image of hand holding card with words "conflict of interest"

Late last year the New York Times reported that Dr. José Baselga, the chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, had resigned for failing to disclose his conflicts of interest at professional meetings and in scientific and medical journals. The Times report says that Dr. Baselga—who also served as physician-in-chief at the center—“had Read More

Two giraffes, one resting neck on the other's.

Sometimes, events we consider insignificant turn out to have a long-lasting impact. I was reminded of this recently when I received an email from Erin, a graduate of our pediatric residency training program. She wrote to remind me about a visit we’d made years before to the Bronx Zoo. Though I’d barely remembered that trip Read More