Monthly Archives: May 2012

North Shore-LIJ Presents Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, the “Father of Transplantation,” with Honorary Degree

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MANHASSET, NY – The 2012 Commencement Exercises for the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the Academic Convocation for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine were held May 24 at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research where Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, was presented with an honorary degree. Each year, the Elmezzi Graduate… read more

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Female Scientists Recognized for Achievements at the Feinstein Institute

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MANHASSET, NY –  In celebration of National Women’s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous accomplishments undertaken at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a newly organized group of female scientists, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), hosted its first annual awards breakfast on May 17.  Scientists, educators, business and community leaders from… read more

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Feinstein Institute Researcher Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Ben-Gurion University

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MANHASSET, NY – Jesse Roth, M.D., renowned diabetes researcher at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, was presented with a prestigious honorary doctoral degree by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev at the 42nd Board of Governors Meeting today in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Dr. Roth is currently professor of medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of… read more

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Researchers Discover that Obesity Hinders Kidney Donation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Researchers at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research conducted a retrospective analysis which found that morbid obesity impedes kidney donation. In fact, in the analysis of 104 potential living kidney donors, 23 (22 percent) donors were classified as morbidly obese, only three (13 percent) of… read more

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Researchers Discover Gene that Leads to Severe Weight Gain with Antipsychotic Treatment

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MANHASSET, NY – Antipsychotic medications are increasingly prescribed in the US, but they can cause serious side effects including rapid weight gain, especially in children. In the first study of its kind, researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research identified a gene that increases weight gain in those treated with… read more

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