Dr. Sparano presents his research findings at the 2018 ASCO annual meeting
With findings expected to immediately impact the treatment of breast cancer, Joseph Sparano, MD, Associate Director of Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and Associate Chairman, Oncology, Montefiore Health System, presented his groundbreaking research findings at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, demonstrated no benefit from chemotherapy for 70 percent of women with the most common type of breast cancer. The trial was supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and designed and led by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, of which Dr. Sparano is vice chair.
This research, resulting from a 12-year study, showed that for women with a specific type of breast cancer, treatment with chemotherapy and hormone therapy after surgery is not more beneficial than treatment with hormone therapy alone. The new data will help inform treatment decisions for many women with early-stage breast cancer.
"WE CAN MAKE TREATMENT DECISIONS WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF EVIDENCE AND PRECISION TO GUIDE THERAPY."— Dr. Joseph Sparano
"We can make treatment with an unprecedented level of evidence and precision to guide therapy," said Dr. Sparano. "The 21- gene test can be used to guide the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early stage breast cancer to assure that the right patient gets the right treatment."
For more information on Dr. Sparano and the TAILORx trial, visit www.montefiore.org/cancer-departmental-highlights.
Each year the nation celebrates LGBTQ PRIDE Month to honor and recognize the 1969 Stonewall riots. To join in this celebration, Montefiore associates will participate in the NYC PRIDE March on June 24, and will host an LGBTQ Pride Celebration on June 25, affirming our long-standing commitment to the LGBTQ community.
Montefiore participants in the 2017 NYC PRIDE March
For a second year Montefiore was designated a "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" by the Human Rights Campaign's Health Equality Index, reflecting our full LGBTQ-inclusive patient policies, along with employment nondiscrimination and community involvement. You can hear more about this by watching our LGBTQ What Matters to You video.
In addition to the NYC PRIDE March, Montefiore will offer a number of educational sessions, programming and involvement in PRIDE events throughout NYC; for a complete list and links to videos, please view the Montefiore Pride Month Calendar on the intranet.
For those interested in marching on June 24, please contact Justin Toro, LMSW, at email@example.com. Please note that a limited number of spaces are available.
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine, with the 2017 President’s Award winners. Left to right: Leonard Prlesi, RN; Shalom Kalnicki, MD; Elaine Gibson; Dr. Safyer; Thomas Wilhelm, LMSW; and Joan Davis, RN.
The President's Award nomination period is open! Montefiore's highest honor is reserved for exceptional associates who embody our values of humanity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and equity. And it all begins with you. Nominees represent a crosssection of associates including direct caregivers, support staff and administrators. So who will you nominate for this year's award?
Watch the 2017 Winners' Trailer, and nominate a deserving associate at www.montefiore.org/presidentsaward beginning on Monday, June 11. Deadline for nominations is June 29.
From left: Deborah Kerr-Harrigan (20 years), X-Ray Technician; Kimberly Nachmann (20 years), Special Procedures Technician; and Georgina Stroh-Veras (20 years), X-Ray Technician, celebrate their long-standing service at the Wakefield Campus celebration.
Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Medicine, brought together Montefiore's leaders to express appreciation and offer congratulations to the more than 3,200 associates reaching milestones of five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years. The commitment of these associates was honored at a number of celebrations, including events at the Moses, Einstein, Wakefield and Yonkers campuses.
Congratulations to every associate reaching an important milestone in 2018. Your enduring dedication creates an environment where colleagues are like family, sharing the values of humanity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and equity essential to our work. Your service and commitment are valued by the Montefiore community.
View images from this year's celebrations by visiting http://nyvcw.zenfolio.com/.
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, Emeritus Chief, Gastroenterology, and Professor, Gastroenterology and Surgery, Einstein and Montefiore, was awarded the Alumni Achievement Medallion for Distinguished Service to American Medicine by his medical school alma mater, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Association.
James McWilliam, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Montefiore New Rochelle, has been named a 2018 Healthcare Hero by Westchester magazine. Each year, the magazine recognizes individuals living or working in Westchester County whose actions have significantly impacted an individual's life or the healthcare industry.
Yaron Tomer, MD, Professor and Chair, Medicine, Einstein and Montefiore, and the Anita and Jack Saltz Chair in Diabetes Research, was honored by the UJA-Federation of New York at its 2018 Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of Medicine annual reception.
Montefiore New Rochelle will be honored at Jazz in June, a Wartburg Celebration of Arts and Music, for providing rehabilitative care for patients in need.
Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) makes sure that teen inpatients and chronic outpatients don't miss out on what is a highlight for many teens—prom.
Left to right: Jennel Sampson, Keyon Franklin, Kamren Campbell and Chiara Valle attend CHAM Prom 2018
CHAM teen patients were invited to bring a date to our special hip-hop prom for a night of socializing with friends, fellow and former patients. The more than 75 teens who attended dressed up, de-stressed and left their pain behind to party with friends in CHAM's transformed event space, thanks to the Child Life Specialist team led by prom chair Katie Adelhardt. One teen, Aisha Guadalupe, now 19, attended her second CHAM prom. She is a Hodgkin lymphoma survivor, and is now a freshman at Smith College in Massachusetts. Alisha, and all of the girls got the full experience of prom—including the fun of getting ready. Professionals did their hair, nails and makeup, in a specially designed "salon," and all guests received corsages and boutonnieres. All enjoyed the food, hip-hop performances, dancing and photo booth.
HAVE YOU BEEN UNABLE TO FIND RELIEF WITH STANDARD ANTIDEPRESSANT MEDICATION?
If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Center. This study is testing whether the combination of the drugs brexpiprazole and intranasal ketamine can safely and effectively treat people who are already taking an antidepressant medication, but have not had a satisfactory response. Participants will be compensated for each study visit.
For more information contact:
Dr. Jonathan Alpert 718-430-2730
Jennifer Alexander 929-429-5644 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEACHING SKILLS TO FLUENCY: DESIGNING AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
In many fields, skills need to be taught in such a way that learners can use them fluently in challenging environments. This year, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Innovation in Simulation (MECIS) has brought together an outstanding faculty that will teach how to train using positive methodologies, how to practice and achieve skill fluency, and how to track a learner's progress. In addition, we will look at designing a simulation curriculum. This symposium is open and useful to anyone involved in teaching how to perform any skill to fluency. Information on registration will follow soon.
September 14, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1200 Waters Place, Bronx