Belfer Bulletin November 2023

Notes from Education Dean Nosanchuk

I will start with stating my profound gratitude for our incredible students. After we learned in late June that the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) determined that 26 accreditation elements did not meet expectations and Einstein received a status of "full accreditation on probation," our M.D. and MSTP students have responded with "how can we help!" And help our students have! Here is a brief recap of our LCME response that followed a series of Town Halls our students participated in over the summer.

Since early July 2023, we began working with an external consulting team, Medical School Advisory Group (MSAG), with extensive LCME experience, including assisting numerous medical schools with a broad range of citations. Our leadership group has strategy meetings with MSAG on a weekly basis.

On September 6 and 7, 2023, we held a retreat for faculty and staff led by MSAG and their president, Dr. Lois Nora, for our community to better understand the reasons underpinning each of the citations we received. This work facilitated interactive brainstorming for approaches to address each citation. The meeting was also the basis for the creation of task forces for each element, and the vast majority of task forces were assigned volunteer student members. These task forces have all met and many continue their work. Additionally, we held a Town Hall that included an open questions session with the president of MSAG.

During the last week of September, we ran 10 focus groups, involving over 70 students from across the M.D. classes as well as MSTP representatives, to gather data to better understand student perspective on key cited elements. The focus groups were run by medical education staff and members of the Montefiore Learning Network.

We held an interactive full-day LCME retreat on October 5, 2023, that included over 120 M.D. and MSTP students, staff, faculty, and deans, including CEO and President, Dr. Philip Ozuah, and Dean Yaron Tomer. Dr. Ozuah kicked off the day and lent his support. We worked in Lubin Hall and the Upper Ed Center to collaboratively address all 26 LCME citations. The retreat participants broke into three main groups: central administration, medical education, and student affairs. It was especially exciting to see and participate in brainstorming sessions—including a large group tour of the campus—develop ideas, and share information that has accelerated our processes for addressing challenges. Dean Tomer clearly demonstrated his commitment to addressing our LCME citations through his active participation in the retreat as well as through his actions of appointing Elizabeth Kitsis, M.D. as Einstein's inaugural senior associate dean for faculty affairs and strategic planning. The appointment of Dr. Kitsis and the work she is undertaking address several LCME citations. The momentum gained through this retreat continues as task forces continue meeting to optimize responses and at least one more student focus group is planned.

We have recently completed crafting extensive responses to each of the 26 elements and shared them with our LCME consultants on November 1. After external review, we will revise our responses and submit our "Action Plan" comprised of a narrative overview of our robust response to our citations and the finalized plans for each element to the LCME by December 1 followed by a formal meeting with the leaders of the LCME on December 8. The December 8 meeting will determine the appropriateness of our plan and set the schedule for a formal re-evaluation site visit by a team from the LCME. We expect this site visit to occur in January/February 2025, which will allow for a June 2025 full LCME committee review of our program. We expect that our dedicated efforts over the past and future months will result in a unanimous decision for "full accreditation."

We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the student body to address our LCME issues and always welcome your input and questions throughout this process.

Dr. Yaron Tomer Named New Einstein Dean

On September 7, 2023, President and CEO of Montefiore, Philip O. Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D., announced the appointment of Yaron Tomer, M.D., as the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Einstein. His tenure began on October 2, 2023. Dr. Tomer is also professor of medicine (endocrinology) and of microbiology & immunology. We are truly grateful and extraordinarily enthusiastic for this decision on multiple levels.

Dr. Tomer was recruited to Einstein and Montefiore in 2016 as chair of the department of medicine. During his tenure, Dr. Tomer consistently supported medical education across the M.D. curriculum. More than a dozen pre-clerkship course leaders, dozens of "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" faculty, and faculty teaching students on the wards are primary faculty within the department of medicine. Additionally, a large number of Dr. Tomer's faculty were encouraged in their impactful efforts as scholarly advisors and mentors. As dean, Dr. Tomer has committed to enhancing the M.D. student experience across all facets of their Einstein journey.

Dr. Tomer epitomizes the best of Einstein through his dedicated work to enhance health equity, advance basic science, and train future generations of knowledgeable and compassionate physicians and transformative scientists. Under Dr. Tomer's guidance and spurred on by the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the department of medicine has grown to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and has imbued diverse aspects of DEI into all aspects of the department's work and volunteer efforts. The department also dramatically increased its research portfolio with grants ranging from smoking cessation efforts to host-pathogen dynamics of COVID-19 and includes research occurring on several continents in highly collaborative efforts. Dr. Tomer is internationally recognized as a leader in thyroid autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes, and his work has identified a small molecule, cepharanthine, that can modify autoimmune thyroiditis. Clearly, Dr. Tomer has been transformative on multiple fronts during his tenure at Einstein!

As Dr. Ozuah insightfully stated in announcing him as dean, “Dr. Tomer comes to this position at a critical time as the next generation of physicians and scientists will face an ever-changing and challenging landscape. His leadership will foster an environment that will prepare students and faculty to make lasting contributions to science.”


The Einstein MD Class arrived for our August orientation and they have quickly become incorporated to the Einstein community. The photos below will follow them throughout their time at the College.


Orientation for the Class of 2027 was packed full of activities. They were inundated with policies and requirements of our curriculum, but also introduced to Einstein staff, faculty and leadership, peer mentors, volunteer and research opportunities, and the Bronx community. Most importantly, we fed them well and they had team-building activities and parties, including an evening boat ride.

"On Becoming a Physician"

At the annual “On Becoming a Physician” ceremony on August 10, family members and friends gathered in Robbins Auditorium for the students’ formal investiture into medicine. Each student received a white coat donated by our alumni. Guiding words for their journey through medical school and beyond were given by President and CEO of Montefiore, Philip O. Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D., as well as medical education and student affairs deans. During the Orientation week, students also created a class oath, which was recited during the ceremony. Students, their family and friends, and the Einstein community celebrated this transformational event with a reception on the lawn at the Price Building.

A new student-centered relaxation space

On September 14, 2023, a celebration was held for the opening of Albert's Den, an impeccably renovated lounge, dedicated for use by Einstein students. The creation of Albert's Den was achieved through the generous donations of our esteemed Trustees and friends, Melissa and John Ceriale, Dr. Ruth L. Gottesman (in loving memory of the late David S. Gottesman), Trudy Elbaum Gottesman, Robert Gottesman, and Leslie and Mitchell Nelson. As incoming dean, Dr. Tomer expressed his gratitude to our amazing Einstein Board members and stated his commitment to working directly with students. Drs. Harris Goldstein (as interim dean), Allison Ludwig (associate dean for student affairs), and Josh Nosanchuk (senior associate dean for medical education) also gratefully acknowledged the generosity of our donors and spoke about the positive impact Albert's Den will have on the College. Representing the student body, Peter Ch’en and Emmanuel ("Manny") Mbamalu offered enthusiastic cheers of "thanks!"

Discover Your Space: Albert's Den, Your New Hangout Destination at Einstein

By Mohanlall T. Teloki, Director, Office of Student Life

In an exciting development for our medical and graduate student community, Albert's Den officially opened its doors seven days a week. This welcoming and dedicated space provides a versatile environment tailored to your needs. The winning name was submitted by Daniella Miller, a dedicated fifth-year M.D./Ph.D. student, and is poised to become your go-to spot on campus.

A Space Designed for You

Albert's Den is more than just a lounge; it's a hub of activity and connectivity. Whether you need a peaceful spot for focused studying, a place to collaborate on projects, or simply a relaxing environment to unwind, this space has got you covered.

What You Can Expect

Here's what you'll find within the inviting confines of Albert's Den:

  • Comfortable Seating Areas: Versatile spaces for studying, working on group projects, or socializing.
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi: Stay connected with numerous outlets to ensure your devices are always ready to go.
  • Entertainment Galore: A massive HD TV equipped with Apple TV, Zoom, and various other tech platforms ensures there's never a dull moment.
  • Personal Locker/Storage Area: Store your belongings securely while you use the space.
  • Coffee and Tea Station: An energy boost is never far away.

Resources at Your Fingertips

In addition to Albert's Den, M.D. students can explore a wide range of services and resources through the M.D. Student Resource Center LinkTree.

We're excited to welcome you to Albert's Den, where you can study, collaborate, and unwind in a space designed with you in mind. Your academic journey at Einstein just got better!


Checking in on our incredible Einstein M.D. Students:

Julia McMillan rounding and providing outstanding care at CHAM! (photo by Jason Torres)

Wakefield Interprofessional Research and Quality Improvement Symposium

(NEW) Julia Grande, MS3, won the Wakefield award for outstanding poster and photos!
Jenna Baker, MS4, won 2nd place for her G6PD abstract at Wakefield!

Textbook Beauty - Changing how we see patients

In an article written by James Barnett, MS4, that was published in Helen: The Journal of Human Exceptionality, the reader is asked to consider that the black boxes that are usually across the faces of patients, meant to protect anonymity, may be demeaning. "This realization was what inspired my team to create Textbook Beauty, a diverse photo source, which will give medical students, allied health care providers in training, practitioners, and faculty access to positive, informative images presenting the humanity and dignity of individuals living with various conditions/diagnoses."


Vivian Kim at NASPGHAN (the professional organization for North American pediatric gastroenterologists).


Einstein Community Holds Peace and Unity Vigil

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, Einstein students, postdocs, faculty, and staff gathered in the Robbins Auditorium for a Peace and Unity Vigil to reflect on the events of the last few weeks and mourn those who have died in Israel and Gaza.

The program began with remarks from Dr. Lynne Holden, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, who spoke about Einstein’s renown for being an institution committed to social justice that leads with compassion, grounded in empathy and support where different views are respected. She reiterated Einstein’s unwavering commitment to the emotional and physical well-being of students, faculty, postdocs, and staff.

Montefiore Einstein President and CEO Dr. Philip Ozuah spoke about the Einstein community’s shared humanity and joint commitment to fairness and equality; that in an environment of growing mistrust and hate, Nelson Mandela’s moving words could serve as a guide for our actions, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

“Tough times remind us of the power of community and the bonds that connect us – our shared values,” said Dr. Yaron Tomer, dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “In difficult times, it’s essential for us to come together and support each other.”

Additional speakers included associate deans Drs. Allison Ludwig, (student affairs), Victoria H. Freedman (graduate programs in biomedical sciences), and Anne R. Bresnick (postdoctoral affairs) and the director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Dr. Myles Akabas.

The event also included readings and remarks from Madeline Ebanks from the office of diversity enhancement and Monique Fortuné, director of student success, as well as a beautifully sung hymn, “If I Can Help Somebody,” by Reginald Hayes, assistant dean of diversity enhancement.

If I can help somebody, as I pass along

If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song

If I can show somebody, that he’s traveling wrong

Then my living shall not be in vain.

OME Updates

Eric J. Epstein, M.D.: Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine

Our very own Endocrine Course Director, Eric J. Epstein, M.D., was named interim chair of the department of medicine! With the transition of Dr. Yaron Tomer to his new role as the dean of Einstein, Dr. Epstein took on this leadership opportunity on October 1, 2023.

Dr. Epstein joined Einstein in 2007 and rapidly demonstrated his remarkable abilities as an educator, physician, and leader. He has proven himself as an innovative, effective, and exceptional department leader. Dr. Epstein's work as the director of Einstein's Endocrine Systems course is legendary for facilely adapting annually to student feedback while also teaching tidbits about classical music, haikus, and more! For his mighty efforts, Dr. Epstein has been inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society and received the 2020 Harry Eagle Award and the Samuel M. Rosen outstanding Teacher Award in 2013.

Dr. Epstein's selection as interim chair follows his term as the medical director for the department of medicine faculty practice, from 2011-2020, and then as vice chair of clinical affairs (2020-present). As vice chair, Dr. Epstein leads all aspects of the department’s clinical operations.

We are truly proud of Dr. Epstein as he takes on this important role.

Drs. Janice T. John, Kiran Pandit, and Lauren Roth

Congratulations to OME's amazing assistant dean for Integrated Medical Education, Janice Thomas John, D.O., M.S., M.P.H, on her promotion to associate professor, department of pediatrics (pediatric hospital medicine). Well deserved, Dr. John!!

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2024

Dr. Kiran Pandit's submission was accepted for AAMC Lunch Serve Lead in November 2023! Systems for Minimizing Bias and Increasing Equity in Assessments of Teaching by Medical School Faculty will discuss how traditional "student evaluations of teaching" or "SETs" are meant to provide faculty with constructive feedback and to support decisions around academic advancement. However, these systems have flaws: subjective, biased, personality-based, of limited validity and reliability, unhelpful, and even harmful. Can we do better? Discussions will include feasible and sustainable ways to improve assessment of teaching.

Dr. Lauren Roth will be leading a roundtable discussion entitled Challenges & Successes in Curricular Service Learning at the AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting Focused Discussion Lunch on Saturday, November 4, 2023.

Congratulations to the Award for Innovation in Medical Student Education Grant Recipients!

The Award for Innovation in Medical Student Education (AIMSE) Committee congratulate the following faculty who are launching innovations that will enhance our students' experience:

Drs. Ali Naqvi, Maneesha Bangar, Veronika Blinder, Jay Berger, Priti Mishall, Adi Pinkas, and Janice Thomas John received an AIMSE award for their project entitled Expansion of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum: Integrating Structure, Function and Clinical Diagnosis - A Pilot Program.

Drs. Daniel da Costa and Jay Berger were awarded a AIMSE grant for their innovative Medical Student Tracheostomy Course.

Drs. Moorice Caparo and Christopher Lu were awarded an AIMSE grant to create a program focused on the teaching of Pain Management Modalities.

OME Welcomes New Staff

Joanna Vega is the newest member of the OME and a dedicated team player with accomplishments in customer service and administrative work. "I am excited to work with students, primarily providing support through Neurology Clerkship and Transition to Clerkship. Looking forward to learning, growing, and working with a diverse group of people from different backgrounds."

Office of the Registrar

New Education Staff!

The Office of the Registrar welcomes Min Jee (Christina) Kim, our new program coordinator. Prior to joining the team, she mentored and advised high school students and worked with community programs. Ms. Kim will be the face of Einstein for our visiting students. She will answer questions involving Einstein's application process and help visiting students secure rotations. We are thrilled to have her join our team!

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dean Reginald Hayes

Albert Einstein College of Medicine has named Reginald Leon Hayes, B.S., B.Mus., M.Div., the assistant dean for diversity enhancement. In this role, Mr. Hayes will focus on promoting diversity, equity, and engagement for current and prospective medical students and those in Einstein’s pathway programs. Mr. Hayes began his new role in late January.

“Mr. Hayes has a wealth of experience that will help us fulfill the goals of our office,” said Lynne Holden, M.D., senior associate dean for diversity & inclusion and professor of emergency medicine at Einstein and an attending physician in the emergency department at Montefiore Health System. “His leadership in building a more equitable workforce and his personal involvement with global health will bring valuable insight, understanding, and knowledge to this critically important position. We are very pleased he is able to join us.”

Mr. Hayes’ responsibilities will include bolstering Einstein’s pathway program consortium, recruiting diverse medical students, and creating an inclusive environment for Einstein community members.

“It is both an honor and privilege to be back in the Bronx and to join the Einstein community,” said Mr. Hayes, who previously lived and served in a church in the Bronx and participated in a community outreach program in the borough. “I look forward to opportunities to discuss how we can engage everyone on campus and foster an inclusive and peaceable environment for our learners while advancing the mission of the College of Medicine, both in the Bronx and beyond.”

Monique Fortuné

Monique Fortuné describes herself as Brooklyn born, Bronx raised. She has been at Einstein since March 2023. The work ahead for Ms. Fortuné is to develop a system of services to support the holistic success of pre-health high school students, medical students, and graduate students.

Office of Student Life

Celebrating the Legacy of the Class of 2026 MDSC Board: A Journey of Passion, Commitment, and Dedication

In the realm of student affairs and student life, there is a unique joy that arises from collaboration, support, and advocacy on behalf of the student body.

As we embrace the introduction of the new MDSC (Medical Doctor Student Council) board, there is an undeniable sense of excitement. However, this moment is also tinged with a bittersweet farewell to the outgoing board. The MDSC board of the Class of 2026 has been a source of immense joy and an incredibly rewarding experience. These students have not only excelled in their respective roles but have also displayed unwavering dedication to advancing our institution's vision while amplifying the collective voices of their peers.

This outgoing board has done more than meet expectations; they have exceeded them. Their remarkable dedication and resilience have shone through as they stood in the gap, working diligently to usher in positive changes. Their influence and impact have transcended the boundaries of mere meeting spaces, resonating through the hallowed halls of the Offices of Student Affairs (OSA), Student Life (OSL), and Medical Education (OME).

Moreover, the class co-presidents, Yoav and Samad, have demonstrated what it truly means to be reflective, communicative, and ardent advocates on behalf of their peers. Their relentless efforts in implementing innovative systems, crafting and enacting progressive policies, and presenting creative solutions to address the needs of the community have been nothing short of remarkable.

In every interaction, Yoav brings a sense of optimism and a quick wit that has become a source of deep appreciation. His unwavering commitment to the Einstein community is a testament to his fervor for the work he does. His infectious enthusiasm is a clear indication of his genuine care for the well-being of all.

Samad, on the other hand, is the silent yet profoundly impactful leader. His approach to problem-solving and solutions is characterized by careful thought and deliberation. He is the embodiment of a "quiet storm," with a commitment to the community that remains unwavering. He stands as a reliable and influential figure for all.

Together, these co-class presidents have represented their peers with excellence. From the moment they assumed their leadership roles, they have stood as a united front, consistently demonstrating thoughtfulness and effectiveness in their approach to leading and lending their voices to numerous initiatives.

As we bid farewell to the outgoing board and these co-class presidents, let us recognize the immense contributions they have made and express our deep gratitude for their exceptional service and leadership. Their dedication has indelibly marked our community, and we eagerly look ahead to the promising future under their continued guidance.

Of course, the other class representatives have been equally instrumental in articulating and advocating for the collective interests, desires, and needs across the diverse landscape of Einstein.

Senators for Medical Education: Aashna Pandya and Jessica Hecht.

Senators for Student Affairs and Quality of Life Representatives: Amanda Shen and Emily Hunt.

WellMed Representatives: Lana Salloum.

Senator for Student Finance: Noah Hawks-Ladds.

Senator for Alumni Relations: Rithva Ramesh.

• And the newest and most visible position, the Senator for Student Communications and Technology: Arvind Dev.

Their meaningful contributions will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy for future generations to benefit from and build upon.

Introducing the Class of 2027 MDSC Board: A New Era of Leadership

With the sun setting on one chapter, the dawn of the Class of 2027 MDSC Board ushers in a new era of leadership.

This transition marks not only a change in leadership but also the continuation of Einstein's tradition of dedication, service, and student advocacy. We are thrilled to introduce and welcome the incoming board members who bring passion, commitment, and a drive to enhance the student experience.

Class Co-Presidents: Jade Andrade and Alexander Bhatt.

Senators of Medical Education: Trevor Barker and Harel Amsalem.

OSA-Quality of Life Representatives: Caroline Meyer and Sam Woo.

OSA-Housing Representative: Avishai Samouha.

OSA-Career Advisory Representative: Joseph Biscula.

Senator of WellMed: Akhil Upad.

Senator of Alumni Relations: Rami Abuqubo.

We warmly welcome and congratulate the Class of 2027 MDSC Board. Your commitment and service will undoubtedly shape the future of our medical community, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact you will make during your tenure.

Introducing Our New Student Life Coordinator: Kelli-Ann Francis

It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce you to our new Student Life Coordinator, Kelli-Ann Francis, who has recently joined the Offices of Student Affairs and Student Life at Einstein.

Kelli-Ann brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role, having previously served as a Student Support Specialist and Graduate Assistant at the New York Institute of Technology.

During her time there, she excelled in her position as an Administrative Assistant and Event Planner, where she worked directly with student leaders and clubs and organizations. Her expertise in event planning and her commitment to student engagement were truly commendable.

Additionally, Kelli-Ann has contributed her talents to organizations such as Saint Dominic’s Family Services and DownToDash. Her diverse background and experiences have provided her with a unique perspective on supporting students in various capacities.

Kelli-Ann is not only a seasoned professional but also a highly educated one, holding a Master of Arts in Communications Arts with a focus on Public Relations, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advising, both from the New York Institute of Technology.

In her new role as Student Life Coordinator, Kelli-Ann is eager to work collaboratively with our team to support ongoing initiatives and contribute to the development of new programs aimed at enhancing student success at Einstein.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Kelli-Ann. Her passion for student affairs and her commitment to our institution's mission make her a valuable addition to our team.

We are excited to have her on board and are confident that her contributions will greatly benefit our students and our entire campus community.

Faculty Spotlight: Priti Mishall, M.D.

Priti Mishall, M.D., associate professor of pathology and of ophthalmology & visual sciences is the co-editor of “Biomedical Visualisation, Vol 15 - Visualisation in Teaching of Biomedical and Clinical Subjects: Anatomy, Advanced Microscopy, and Radiology.” The textbook highlights the integration of science and imaging and demonstrates how we can teach and learn in a much more accessible, innovative, and engaging way using technology.

With his infectious diseases "hat," Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Josh Nosanchuk moderated a lively international discussion on respiratory viral infections to be aware of in 2023-2024 in a joint program with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Nosanchuk holds leadership positions with both societies. Most recently the IDSA board of directors appointed Dr. Nosanchuk as a member of the IDSA Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity for a term effective October 16, 2023, through October 31, 2026.

Selected work by our Medical Education Faculty

Henry Chung, M.D., Urvashi Patel, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dana Stein, M.P.H., Kayla Collado, M.P.H., Michelle Blackmore, Ph.D. Medicaid Costs and Utilization of Collaborative Versus Colocation Care for Patients With Depression. Published Online: 24 May 2023 https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.20220604

Luke MJ, Fernandes DM, Leon Rodriguez F, Acholonu RG, Fiori KP. Caregiver Perspectives on Social Needs Screening and Interventions in an Urban Children's Hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 Jul 24;. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006736. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37483130.

Pandit K, Chu DL, Russell R, Wright M, Titone L, Diaz T, Truong J, Murano T, Egan DJ. The utility of an online discussion board for reflective writing in an emergency medicine rotation. AEM Educ Train. 2023 Jul 30;7(4):e10899. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10899. PMID: 37529174; PMCID: PMC10387829.

Gutierrez A, Twito V, Ni J, Liu J, Atrio J, Rolston R, Menezes M, Dunbar J, Talib H, Nguyen H, Fiori K, Cassese T, Cervera-Hernandez M, Zwerling J, and Jariwala S. The impact of a twitter-supplemented educational intervention to promote training in social determinants of health among medical residents. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 2023: Vol 42 (32): pg 1-13.

Shu F, Pruksaphon K, Nosanchuk JD, Thammasit P, Youngchim S. Evaluation ofthe yeast phase-specific monoclonal antibody 4D1 and Galanthus nivalis agglutinin sandwich ELISA to detect Talaromyces marneffei antigen in human urine. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2023 Aug 29;13:1163868.https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2023.1163868

Liu S, Zamith-Miranda D, Almeida-Paes R, da Silva LBR, Nacharaju P, Nosanchuk JD. Nitric oxide-loaded nano- and microparticle platforms serving as potential new antifungal therapeutics. Fungal Biol. 2023 Jul-Aug;127(7-8):1224-1230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2023.01.007

Select recent Medical Student Publications

Grande J, Liu J, Nemerofsky S. Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Bronx-Successes and Shortcomings. Am J Perinatol. 2023 Aug 9. doi: 10.1055/a-2129-8773. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37451285.

Faculty Panels, workshops & Achievements

Drs. Rhonda Acholonu, Katherine O’Connor and H. Helen Rhim led a workshop entitled, “Not Just a Walk in the PARC: How to Implement a Pediatric Anti-Racism Curriculum in your Workplace,” at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference on August 6, 2023, in Philadelphia. This was a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Chicago.

Felise Milan, M.D. has been selected as one of the 2023 Academic Medicine Excellence in Reviewing Award winners! Dr. Milan was identified as consistently demonstrating excellence in the peer review process as measured by editors' assessment of review quality, timeliness, and number of reviews completed in a calendar year. This voluntary activity takes significant time and effort. Dr. Milan will receive recognition during the Academic Medicine / MedEdPORTAL / GEA Awards Reception on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the AAMC's Learn Service Lead meeting in Seattle. Congratulations, Dr. Milan!

Kiran Pandit, M.D. will be presenting her workshop, "Building your Teaching Portfolio: The Power of Self-Assessments" in the 2024 Innovations in Medical Education Online Conference on Thursday February 15, 2024. Congratulations, Dr. Pandit!

Congratulations to Lauren Roth, MD who was accepted to attend the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar in Boston July 18-21, 2023!

Dr. Roth and Holly Nuthmann, L.M.S.W., presented a poster “Required Longitudinal Service-Learning Program for Medical Students” at the Association of STEMM Pathway and Bridge Programs (ASPBP) Annual Conference on October 5, 2023.

Dr. Roth was invited to present on a panel “From Classroom to Curriculum: Preparing Programs for an Authentic, Inclusive Student Experience” at the Association of STEMM Pathway and Bridge Programs (ASPBP) Annual Conference on October 5, 2023.

Dr. Roth will also be presenting a poster “Validating a Service-Learning 360-Assessment Tool to Assess Communication, Teamwork, Cultural Humility, and Professionalism” at the Director of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS) Annual Meeting on November 3, 2023.

Belfer Bulletin is curated by Susan Legnini in the Office of Medical Education. To submit information for consideration for future M.D. education bulletins, email susan.legnini@einsteinmed.edu.

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