Precision Medicine: Why a New Approach is Needed

To Columbia systems biologist Andrea Califano, precision medicine is a way to make medical care more personalized and individualized. “We are starting to realize that perhaps the ‘one mold fits all’ is not the right approach,” says Dr. Califano, the Clyde’56 and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Biology (in Biomedical Informatics and the Institute for… Read More

TouroCOM Opens New Pathways for Minorities: Jemima Akinsanya Launches COMPASS

In the spring of 2013, Jemima Akinsanya, then a first-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was tutoring a local high school sophomore through MedAchieve, an after-school medical science enrichment program based in Harlem, when she had an insight. This young student was bright and ambitious; however, Akinsanya realized, perhaps she lacked a… Read More

Medical Schools Hope to Fare Better on State Research Money

The Associated Medical Schools of New York is renewing its request for the state to invest millions of dollars in the NYSTAR Faculty Development Program, an initiative that aims to recruit and retain biomedical researchers. Jo Wiederhorn, president and C.E.O. of the Associated Medical Schools of New York, a consortium of the state’s 16 public… Read More

Gross Anatomy Memorial Service: Teaching Medicine After Death

Weill Cornell Medical College first-year student Timothy Shea knows full well that the doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of medicine — a message that students can easily lose sight of amid the demands of medical school. Then he took Gross Anatomy. “”After months of learning countless anatomical structures, the practice of medicine can begin… Read More

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Name New Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. An internationally-recognized expert in cancer prevention, she assumes her new position on April 1, 2015. Dr. Makhija joins Einstein and Montefiore from the University of… Read More

Exploring arts, humanities is now mandatory for UB medical students

Since Hippocrates, medical practice has been seen as both science and art. In the 21 century, amid ever-greater scientific advances, medical schools are working to maintain balance between the two, developing new ways to highlight the art of medicine. On Dec. 5, first-year medical students at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical… Read More

Junior High Students Learn at Mount Sinai Through Hands-On Experience

One hospital is trying to get young teens interested in medicine, and it begins with the scalpel. Some junior high school students got a chance to dissect sheep brains as part of a program that’s inspiring would-be doctors. It’s not exactly your typical day at school but these 7th and 8th graders are spending the… Read More