Dr. Sparano and the breast cancer clinical research team
Bruce Rapkin, PhD
In 2014, Montefiore and Einstein were awarded a five-year $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to participate in a multi-site cancer study to reduce healthcare disparities in cancer care. The burden of cancer falls disproportionately on minority men and women, who also have higher rates of cancer—related deaths than white Americans. Joseph A. Sparano, MD, Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and Associate Director, Clinical Research, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, and Bruce Rapkin, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health, Einstein are working to improve outcomes and access to care for minorities by making life-changing clinical trials more representative of the general population.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Dr. Sparano is working to bring the benefits of clinical trials and cutting-edge care to residents of the Bronx. "From tests that focus on the genomics of a person’s tumor to new immunotherapies, experimental diagnostics and treatments are making personalized medicine a reality for many patients with cancer."
"ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIALS IS NOW AN INTEGRAL PART OF PROVIDING HIGH—QUALITY CANCER CARE."
To increase minority enrollment in clinical trials, Dr. Sparano publicizes the trials as widely as possible. "I've made it a priority to inform doctors in the Montefiore-Einstein network about available clinical trials, offering details that could motivate their patients to participate in trials that may help them," says Dr. Sparano.
Read the full story on the Einstein website.
Montefiore Health System and CityMD have announced a new partnership designed to improve access to primary, specialty and urgent care services for patients of both organizations. Under the agreement, Montefiore becomes CityMD’s exclusive preferred provider partner in the Bronx and Westchester. A visit to CityMD’s urgent care centers in these communities will now have the opportunity to be seamlessly connected to the necessary follow-up care with Montefiore’s primary and specialty care providers.
"The evolution and popularity of urgent care centers speaks volumes about the need for easier access to high quality healthcare for busy people juggling busy schedules," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore. "We are thrilled to collaborate with CityMD, a forward thinking provider, who shares our commitment to a progressive model of care."
Learn more and find a list of CityMD locations at CityMD.com
Montefiore recognizes hundreds of social workers doing wonderful work across the health system, especially during the month of March. Our social workers provide unparalleled care and support to patients and their families, building durable bridges between our hospitals and the communities served. In honor of Social Work Month, we express our deep gratitude for their invaluable contributions.
Health Information Management, an allied health profession, is responsible for ensuring the availability, accuracy and protection of the clinical information necessary for healthcare decisions. Montefiore is proud to participate in Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week March 26 to April 1, and to celebrate the numerous contributions of these professionals. This year’s theme, LEADING THE WAY TO QUALITY DATA, points to the health system’s implementation of Epic@Montefiore, which has been completed for most areas.
A course outlining industry sponsored clinical trial processes from planning to closeout
April 5 and 6 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Moses Campus, Tishman Grand Hall
This two-day symposium will provide practical recommendations for activating, conducting and completing an industry sponsored clinical trial successfully and efficiently.
Target Audience: Clinical Trialists, Investigators and their Research Team For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-920-8411
All Montefiore physicians are invited to attend special Physician Appreciation Day events across the health system on March 30. This gives us the opportunity to express our appreciation and gratitude for their commitment to providing leading-edge and compassionate care. Each physician will receive a gift, which will be distributed through clinical departments, and we hope that our physicians enjoy the day’s events.
Physician Luncheon, Thursday, March 30
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Grand Hall
Noon – 2:00 PM | Cafeteria
Noon – 2:00 PM | Cafeteria
MONTEFIORE NEW ROCHELLE
Noon – 2:00 PM | Goldstein Auditorium
MONTEFIORE MOUNT VERNON
Noon – 2:00 PM | Belsky Auditorium
Join us at the Open House for hands-on equipment demonstrations and participate in sample adaptive sports sessions. Find out more about adaptive sports programs in and around New York City and beyond.
Saturday, April 1 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Williamsbridge Oval
(Meet outside the Recreation Center)
3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, New York
For more information, contact
Presented by the Department of Pediatrics
Thursday, March 30 | 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Westchester Marriott Hotel, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, New York
For more information, call 718-920-6674.