CHAM Insider - Issue 2 - December 2016


Montefiore Einstein physician-researcher awarded $4.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to advance asthma care

Marina Reznik, MD, MS, Attending Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, CHAM, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a five-year research study to increase adherence to national asthma management guidelines and improve clinical outcomes for children with the chronic illness. Read More.

Recap: News & Events

Congratulations and Welcome!

Congratulations to Peter Belamarich, MD on being named Vice Chair for Affiliate and Network Relations in the Department of Pediatrics at Montefiore and Einstein. Dr. Belamarich has served CHAM in numerous leadership roles, most recently as Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics and before that as Director of the Pediatric Ambulatory Subspecialty Services.

 Please welcome Patricia Hametz, MD as she assumes the the role of Division Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Montefiore Einstein. Dr. Hametz joins us from Columbia University Medical Center where she was Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Read More.

Exceeding Goals

Montefiore's #GivingTuesday was a success! With the help of our donors and supporters, we raised over $11,000 for this year's campaign benefiting important programs and services at Montefiore and CHAM. On behalf of our patients, families – and especially our kids – thank you to everyone who contributed for their generous support!

Read: Did You Know?

Sick Children Face A Potentially Deadly Danger: Medication Errors

Michael L. Rinke, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Pediatric Quality, CHAM, discusses with The Wall Street Journal how hospitals are implementing new measures to reduce medication errors for children. Dr. Rinke authored a 2015 review of 63 research papers on reducing pediatric medication errors that found 95 percent of the innovations showed positive results, suggesting healthcare organizations need to tailor their approach to specific weak spots. Read More.

Six Things Pediatricians Want You to Know

Katherine O'Connor, MD, Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, CHAM, shares tips for parents on how to keep kids healthy, such as thorough hand-hygiene and getting the flu vaccine. Read More.