"WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS STUDY IS THAT MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO BE LOOKED AT DIFFERENTLY." —Michael Lipton, MD, PhD
Researchers at Einstein, led by Michael Lipton, MD, PhD, Professor, Radiology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Medical Director, MRI Services, Montefiore, found that female soccer players sustain greater brain injuries from repeated headings than their male counterparts. Described in the journal Radiology, the finding suggests that different protocols may be needed to prevent soccer-related head injuries in girls and women.
Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI that can detect subtle brain damage, researchers found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males. "Researchers and clinicians have long noticed that women fare worse following head injury than men, but some have said that's only because women are more willing to report symptoms," says Dr. Lipton.
"Rather than ban heading altogether—which probably isn't realistic—we'd like to get a better handle on how many headers will get players into trouble," says Dr. Lipton. Rules might limit the number of headers per game, for example. "What is important about this study is that men and women need to be looked at differently." For more information on this research visit www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/1308/soccer-heading-worse- for-womens-brains-than-for-mens/.
Congratulations to our outstanding nominees for Montefiore's 2018 President's Award. The 25 candidates represent a diverse cross section of associates who embody Montefiore's values of humanity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and equity. Join us in celebrating the nominees, who are doing more each day to make Montefiore exceptional. President's Award winners will be announced this fall, so stay tuned!
Jason Johnson and CHAM providers
Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) associates and patients were joined by former Major League Baseball player Jason Johnson on August 7 for the Annual Diabetes Education Day. Montefiore sponsors this yearly event in order to celebrate the lives and many accomplishments of those living with diabetes and how to successfully manage their condition from childhood through adult years. Diagnosed at age 11, Johnson shared his story with the many CHAM patients and families in attendance at this fun-filled educational event. Coordinated by the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, the attendees, including associates, families and special guests, gathered in the Schiff Family Great Hall at the Bronx Zoo.
Grow NYC vegetable snack table
CHAM patient Edwin and family
Thomas K. Aldrich, MD
World Trade Center Health Effects—18 Years Later will be the topic of the Second Annual Thomas K. Aldrich Grand Rounds, hosted by Montefiore and presented by David Prezant, MD, Professor, Pulmonary Medicine. The Thomas K. Aldrich, MD, Lectureship and Education Fund for fellowship education was established by his family to honor the memory of this dedicated member of the Einstein-Montefiore family from 1982 to 2016. Dr. Aldrich was Professor of Medicine and Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Training Program, Einstein, and Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Montefiore. He will be remembered as a great clinician, teacher and mentor, scholar, role model, and an individual with great humility. The Ground Rounds will be held on Thursday, September 13, at 12:15 PM at Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses Campus.
Left to right: Winfried Edelmann, PhD, and Leonard Augenlicht, PhD
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Leonard Augenlicht, PhD, Professor, Medicine and Cell Biology, Einstein, and Director, Biology of Colon Cancer Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, three new grants totaling $7.1 million over five years to further study how diet influences colon cancer.
Colorectal cancer is an equal-opportunity scourge, affecting both men and women, with a mortality rate second only to lung cancer. Each year more than 140,000 Americans develop colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 perish from it.
Intestinal stem cells, vital for maintaining intestinal tissue, can undergo malignant transformation leading to colon cancer. Dr. Augenlicht has shown previously that feeding mice a Western-style diet of higher fat and lower vitamin D3, calcium, fiber and methyl donors that reflect the human high-risk diet profoundly alters the functions of intestinal stem cells and their energy metabolism. He has hypothesized that these and other diet-induced changes can determine which intestinal stem cells become cancer-initiating stem cells.
Dr. Augenlicht and his co-investigators Winfried Edelmann, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology and Genetics, Einstein, and Matthew Gamble, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology, Einstein, will undertake research to study colorectal cancer that develops spontaneously due to diet or is associated with Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer). Findings from these studies could lead to detecting, preventing and treating Lynch syndrome in particular and colorectal cancer in general.
Montefiore's Moses Campus and Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital are two of only 25 institutions nationwide to be designated Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE) by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Launched in 2017, the IDSA CoE program recognizes institutions that create stewardship programs led by infectious disease specialists and ID-trained pharmacists of the highest quality that achieve standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Each year more than 700,000 people worldwide lose their lives due to antimicrobial-resistant infections, constituting one of the greatest threats facing global, national and local healthcare. The CoE program places emphasis on the ability to implement stewardship protocols using electronic health record systems and provide ongoing education to medical staff. CoE designees demonstrate a commitment to establishing programs fostering optimal therapies that protect patients from dangerous antimicrobial-resistant infections while safeguarding drug supply.
If so, he or she may qualify for a research study on autism. Einstein and Montefiore are conducting a study on the genetics of autism in the African-American population.
Children who participate receive autism diagnostic testing, while parents will complete questionnaires and interviews about their child.
We collect a blood sample from each participant for the genetic testing. All information is kept completely confidential.
Participating families receive compensation of up to $150.00 and a report on the results of the clinical testing.
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This event is honoring Linda T. Cahill, MD, Co-Medical Director, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Center for Children and Families, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
Support the critical work of the Butler Center, which has provided medical, psychosocial and therapeutic services to more than 30,000 victims of child abuse and neglect for over 30 years. Butler has served victims and their families and trained thousands of medical providers and social service professionals on how to detect and treat abused children.
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