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Chinazo O. Cunningham

Chinazo O. Cunningham, M.D., M.S.

Area(s) of expertise: Substance use disorder and treatmentOpioid prescribingDrug use in HIV-infected patients

Dr. Cunningham is a physician whose research centers on substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder, and treatments, including buprenorphine and methadone. She is currently leading the first long-term federally-funded study on medical marijuana’s… Learn more

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The New York Times
Now is a Time to Learn From Hispanic Americans

A column by Nicholas Kristof hails positive examples of Hispanic community members helping one another in difficult times, including the COVID-19 pandemic. He notes that Carmen Isasi, M.D., Ph.D., who studies LatinX populations, has seen Spanish-speaking churches in New York City offering food for those in need. Dr. Isasi is associate professor of epidemiology & population health and of pediatrics.

USA Today
911 Calls for Heart Attacks Tripled in New York City Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

David Prezant, M.D., discusses his new study that found there was a surge in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and deaths in New York City during March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, a pulmonologist at Montefiore, and chief medical officer of the Fire Department of the City of New York.

Additional coverage includes CNN, ABC News, Medscape, and Becker's Hospital Review

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Modern Healthcare
Steroid Treatment for COVID-19 Has NYC Doctors Cautiously Optimistic

Will Southern, M.D., M.S., and Shitij Arora, M.B.B.S., comment on an unpublished U.K. study that found the steroid dexamethasone helped patients with severe COVID-19, a finding consistent with their upcoming paper on steroid use in Montefiore's hospitalized patients. Dr. Southern is professor of medicine and chief of the division of hospital medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. Dr. Arora is associate professor of medicine at Einstein and an internist at Montefiore.

Additional coverage includes WIRED


When a Drug Becomes a Child’s Last Hope

Einstein scientist Vern Schramm, Ph.D., never imagined that his basic research into enzymes would intersect with a 2-year-old girl dying from an incurable form of blood cancer. He and that girl (Katie Lambertson, now a teenager) and her parents share their stories.

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