The work of Montefiore Einstein physicians was showcased at a diverse array of important medical conferences this fall. From department chairs to residents, our clinicians and scientists accepted prestigious awards, led discussions, participated on panels, presented posters and signed their new books. Here are the highlights:
Elaine Schulte, MD, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development; Medical Director, Adoption Program, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), held a signing for her new book, Caring for Your Adopted Child: An Essential Guide for Parents, at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting. Sophie Balk, MD, Attending Physician, CHAM, and Professor, Pediatrics, Einstein, is associate editor of the comprehensive guide Pediatric Environmental Health, 4th edition, which was released at the conference and is published through the Academy, and Sofya Maslyanskaya, MD, Adolescent Medicine, CHAM, received the Emerging Leader Award from the Adolescent Health Program.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology honored Roy Chuck, MD, PhD, Chair, Ophthalmology, with the Academy's Secretariat Award, recognizing special contributions to the field. Norman Medow, MD, Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Einstein, was recognized for his work with the Academy's Museum of Vision committee.
At the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Patrik Brodin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Einstein, received the 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract Award for Basic/Translational Science for his study "Identifying Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Proton Therapy: Implementation of a Quantitative Clinical Decision-Support Tool." The paper has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
Several of our clinicians and scientists presented important research at the American Society of Hematology conference, and participated in panel discussions with Ulrich Steidl, MD, PhD, Professor, Cell Biology and Medicine, Einstein, leading a scientific special symposium on RNA modifications in hematology.