Adding a novel monoclonal antibody therapy to traditional chemotherapy increased median survival by nearly a year in patients with advanced sarcoma, a lethal soft-tissue cancer. Findings from a multicenter clinical trial of the combination therapy, led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, represent the first appreciable improvement in sarcoma outcomes in decades.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has received a $58.4 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand its work in translational research—a multidisciplinary effort that aims to speed the discovery and development of new medical therapies. This grant is the third and largest Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) bestowed on the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, a partnership of CUMC and NewYork-Presbyterian.
Joe Ienuso has been named NewYork-Presbyterian’s group senior vice president of facilities and real estate, effective August 1. An experienced and effective leader in facilities management, Mr. Ienuso joins NewYork-Presbyterian from Northwell Health, where he was senior vice president of capital and financial operations.
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As of June 2016, NewYork-Presbyterian has partnered with The Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a new supporter of the EatSleepPlay™ exhibit. In celebration of this new partnership, the Department of Food and Nutrition at NewYork-Presbyterian hosted a special cooking demo at the Museum for young visitors.
Marquina Iliev-Piselli, a 36-year old wife and mother from Brooklyn, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive that affects one in five breast cancer patients. The road to recovery was daunting, and she was faced with many rounds of intense chemotherapy treatment. At her first chemotherapy treatment, as she watched one powerful drug after another be pumped into a port in her chest, she knew she had to keep her mind busy and needed a project to focus on. Marquina conquered her cancer treatment with a unique and inspiring project she created called "glam chemo." With a little help from friends, plus a generous donation of dresses from Rent the Runway and the support of her care team at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, Marquina found a way to face her breast cancer treatments with style and grace.
Serving together in Vietnam, Henry "Bill" Warner and John Middaugh forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. Nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they’d counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this month in a new way, by giving one of his kidneys. The transplant was performed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The HealthOutreach program at NYP/ The Allen Hospital held its annual “Senior Prom.” Teens from the community who have been volunteering at the hospital this summer helped coordinate and chaperone this year’s event.
For the 15th consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll, published online on July 21, 2015 . The hospital ranks No. 7 on the national Honor Roll and No. 1 in the New York metro region.
New York Daily News published a special section about New York’s “Best Hospitals” which included a feature story featuring Dr. Maria Suurna and Dr. Ana Krieger’s patient who was implanted with Inspire- a new therapy for sleep apnea.
U.S. News Recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian as New York region’s top children’s hospital
Dr. Nitsana Spigland was featured on WABC’s web series “Medical Marvels” about her patient’s complicated surgery to remove her extremely rare and large tumor.
For National Volunteer Week, ABC’s Good Morning America featured NYP’s Paws for Patients volunteer dogs, Cassie and Daisy. NYP’s Evelyn Ramos was also interviewed live about the pet therapy program.
NBC's Today Show mentioned NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in a segment that spotlights the Hugs for Brady Foundation, a nonprofit that helps to ease stress for children who are battling cancer.
Dr. Susan Whittier appeared on ABC's Good Morning America discussing how germs could be hiding in store makeup testers.
Dr. Marisa Censani and her patients was featured as part of NY1's "Fit Kids" month. She discussed the kids and teens healthy weight program at NYP's Komansky Center for Children's Health.
Dr. Joshua Sonett and Dr. Lori Shah were interviewed on WABC-TV discussing their patient's double lung transplant that took place at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Philip Stieg appeared in The New York Times discussing the N.F.L.'s new concussion management protocol.
Dr. Susheel Kodali and Dr. Martin Leon were both featured in an online segment about the TAVR procedure that assists in fixing aortic stenosis.
Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman appeared on WPIX-TV discussing a new at-home screening test that could be game changer for colon cancer detection.
Dr. Carl Bazil appeared on NBC Today Show’s weeklong “Snooze or Lose” sleep series where he analyzed Natalie Morales’ sleep apnea results live on air.
Dr. JoAnn Difede was featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing the benefits of virtual reality treatment for patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The article appeared in the “Personal Journal” section.
Physician assistant Tara Barlow was featured in “Medical Marvels,” a WABC-TV online medical series, discussing her participation in this year's NYC Marathon on behalf of a pediatric liver transplant patient.
Experts say certain items in your home should be changed every three to four months because of bacteria. Dr. Susan Whittier appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America discussing hidden germs and how often you should replace bathroom cups.
Most intense fitness classes burn about 600 calories in an hour, but a gym in New York City claims their new workout class can burn more than 1,000 calories. Alissa Rumsey, RD, was interviewed on WCBS-TV discussing healthy diets and what to eat before and after intense training.
WABC-TV ran its annual breast cancer special, “Making Big Strides.” The segment included Dr. Tessa Cigler and one of her patients discussing cold cap therapy, which can help women avoid hair loss during chemotherapy. WABC-TV
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center celebrated the opening of the Barbara Walters Acute Care Treatment Center on October 1. Supported by a $10 million gift from broadcast journalist and television personality Barbara Walters, the Barbara Walters Acute Care Center will provide access to specialized treatment for critically ill patients in Washington Heights-Inwood and across the New York metro region. Barbara Walters’ gift to NYP was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s "Donor of the Day" column.
Q. How is the effectiveness of pain relievers measured? Is there a list that quantifies them by strength?
A. "It’s not like blood pressure, where a given dose reduces blood pressure a given amount," said Dr. Neel D. Mehta, medical director of the Pain Medicine Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Instead, he said, "we must use an experience-based approach."
Another school year has begun and that means children are out of the pool and diving into their school work. The Associated Press interviewed Dr. Pamela Gallin on how light affects kids’ ability to do their homework and how to achieve the best lighting for a workspace.
NYP nursing leaders from all six campuses participated in a management course called "Music Paradigm" at the Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. Wilhelmina Manzano was quoted in the arts section of The New York Times discussing the experience.
In September, NYP broke ground on The David H. Koch Center located on the Upper East Side. Supported by a record $100 million lead gift from Hospital trustee and longtime supporter David H. Koch, the new outpatient center will offer cutting-edge ambulatory care to patients when it opens in 2018.
A study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looked at 600 packed lunches and found that not a single one included all five food groups. Rachel Lustgarten, RD, appeared on FOX 5 discussing her tips on what qualifies as a healthy school lunch.
Dr. Richard Isaacson was featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing Alzheimer’s prevention strategies in young adults. The story appeared on the cover of the "Personal Journal" section.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. Founded in memory of Jay Monahan, late husband of Yahoo News’ Global Anchor and New York Times’ best-selling author Katie Couric, the center is one of only a few comprehensive cancer and wellness centers dedicated to GI health. Katie Couric joined NYP to mark the milestone.
Researchers say they have discovered a way to diagnose depression from a simple blood test. Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman appeared live on "CBS This Morning" to discuss the potential breakthrough.
Q. Is there a difference between alcoholic dementia and "regular" dementia in the elderly?
A. Dementia refers to the general category of diseases that cause acquired cognitive loss, usually in later life, said Dr. Mark S. Lachs, director of geriatrics for the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Such loss has scores of possible causes, he said, but Alzheimer’s disease is the culprit in a vast majority of cases in the developed world.
Dr. Bruce Greenwald and Dr. Nitsana Spigland were featured in the New York Daily News discussing their 4-year-old patient’s miraculous recovery from E. coli.
The British royal couple are expecting their second child and once again Duchess Kate Middleton is being treated for a rare pregnancy complication that is marked by nausea and vomiting. Dr. Amos Grunebaum was quoted on Today.com discussing the condition.
The Perelman Heart Institute’s HeartSmarts Program was highlighted on WABC-TV’s Sunday show “Here and Now.” The faith-based education and outreach program aims to reduce the incidence and increase awareness of cardiovascular disease in the New York metro area’s underserved communities. Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey and a HeartSmarts class in Queens were featured in the segment.
Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto participated in an ALS roundtable discussion with the NY Giants, the ALS Association, and Quest Diagnostics. The ALS discussion mentioning NYP was also promoted during a Giants pre-season game.
When it comes to losing weight, there is usually debate about whether low-carb or low-fat is the best way to go. Dr. Joy Gelbman appeared on WCBS-TV discussing a new study that examines the link between low-carb diets and heart health.
The New York Daily News featured an article on Dr. Yazmin Odia and her patient, who was treated for primary brain lymphoma as part of a clinical trial at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received an $18 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Two brothers who underwent liver transplant surgery at NYP were featured on PIX 11 News discussing the procedure. Last spring, WABC produced a special about NYP’s transplant program, “Organ Donors: Connected for Life.”
Dr. Michael Vitale was featured in the New York Daily News with his scoliosis patient, who is the first in the NY area to receive MAGEC, a new spine lengthening treatment. Approved by the FDA in February, MAGEC is a magnetic tool that non-invasively lengthens metal back rods to reduce curvature of the spine. Dr. Vitale says the technology is “a game-changer.”
WABC aired the sixth segment in its online web series “Medical Marvels” highlighting clinical care at NYP. The latest story features Drs. Vikash Modi and Jay Neugarten with a young patient who successfully underwent cleft lip and palate procedures.
Q.For more than 40 years, I have needed to use a white-noise machine to get to sleep. Should I worry?
A.“There isn’t much science behind the white-noise effect in inducing sleep, except for its use to block other intruding sounds,” said Dr. Ana Krieger, the medical director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
WABC aired the fifth segment in its online web series “Medical Marvels” highlighting clinical care at NYP. The latest story features Dr. Michael Sisti and a patient who has had more than a dozen brain surgeries as a result of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease.
Fear of things like crowds, flying or public speaking can severely impact quality of life. But doctors who specialize in helping people overcome phobias and anxieties are making a big difference. Dr. Franklin Schneier appeared on FOX 5 discussing tips on how to overcome fear.
There is new virtual reality treatment available for troops who come home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Al Jazeera America featured Dr. JoAnn Difede discussing the treatment. Al Jazeera America
Window washers disguised as superheroes surprised children outside their windows at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in July. NYP staff also dressed up in superhero costumes and cheered on the surprise guests from the sidewalks, helping to create the ultimate superpower atmosphere for the kids. The Huffington Post
WABC aired a segment in its online web series “Medical Marvels” highlighting clinical care at NYP. The latest story features Dr. James Lee and Dr. William Middlesworth discussing a young boy who was saved from developing thyroid cancer. WABC-TV
Dr. Steven Kaplan was interviewed by Time magazine in a video discussing low testosterone therapy. This interview accompanies a Time magazine cover story on the topic, which will be on newsstands in mid-August. Dr. Kaplan was also interviewed live on the Today Show.
Dr. Catherine Lord was featured in The New York Times Magazine discussing recent research into whether recovery is possible from autism. The article was the cover story of the August 3rd New York Times Magazine.
People have turned to hypnosis for help with everything from losing weight to quitting smoking. CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reports hypnosis may also help relieve pain, including severe headaches and migraines.
The Wall Street Journal’s "CIO Journal" ran an article announcing NewYork-Presbyterian's collaboration with Blueprint Health to create an "innovation space." The new relationship will allow NYP to work with startups to more quickly develop new technologies that improve patient care.
For the 14th consecutive year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll, published online on July 15, 2014. The hospital ranks No. 6 on the Honor Roll and No. 1 in the New York metro region.
WABC aired a segment in its online web series “Medical Marvels” highlighting clinical care at NYP. The series kicked off with a story about a new weight-loss procedure called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, featuring Dr. Marc Bessler.
The New York Times featured a story on Dr. Olajide Williams discussing how one public health program is using hip hop artists to promote healthy eating for youths
Drs. Darryl Abrams and Russell Miller were featured in the New York Daily News discussing how a high-tech external lung machine saved the life of a woman and her baby.