Clinical Trials & Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Einstein is home to 724 MD students, 248 PhD students, 117 students in the combined MD/PhD program, and 368 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has 2,522 full time faculty members located on its main campus and at its clinical affiliates.
In 2011, Einstein received nearly $170 million in awards from the NIH. This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities.
Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Together, the two institutions are among 38 academic medical centers nationwide to be awarded a prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the National Institutes of Health.
At the intersection of Einstein science and Montefiore medicine is our commitment to scientific inquiry. This has resulted in our shared Centers of Excellence in cancer care, cardiovascular services, transplantation and children’s health, where nationally recognized investigators and multidisciplinary clinical teams collaborate to develop and deliver advanced, innovative care, and has helped drive Montefiore’s residency program to become the second largest in the country. The partnership is further strengthened by the dual appointments of faculty and physicians across both organizations—enhancing synergies and collaborations for research, teaching and patient care.