Monthly Archives: August 2018

Researcher finds new blood clot prevention strategy

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, has uncovered an anticoagulant treatment strategy to reduce non-fatal blood clots and pulmonary embolism in acutely-ill hospitalized patients, according to clinical findings published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. This treatment strategy is associated with almost no critical or fatal bleeding… read more

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High school student inspired to become a neurosurgeon after father passes away of aggressive brain cancer

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MANHASSET, NY – While many high school students relish the summer to relax, Olivia Frischman, 16 and a rising junior, from Westchester, NY, decided to spend a portion of her summer at Lenox Hill Hospital shadowing John Boockvar, MD, neurosurgeon, director of the hospital’s Brain Tumor Center and professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research…. read more

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Researcher awarded $3M to develop telehealth program for Hispanic patients with diabetes

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  Professor Renée Pekmezaris, PhD, has been approved to receive a $3.03 million research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study home telemonitoring for patients in the Hispanic community living with type 2 diabetes. This is Dr. Pekmezaris’ third PCORI award to develop a telemedicine program for… read more

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Feinstein Institute researcher awarded $1.65M to examine vagus nerve’s role in sepsis

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Valentin A. Pavlov, PhD, received a five-year, $1.65 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the vagus nerve’s role in the inflammation and metabolism associated with sepsis. Having a better understanding of the nervous system’s signaling during sepsis could lead to the… read more

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Local science teacher is supported with a fellowship to learn from leading researcher

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MANHASSET, NY – Jason Econome, a Stuyvesant High School science teacher and resident of Garden City, NY, spent the summer at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research with a globally-renowned lupus scientist, Betty Diamond, MD. His time was supported by The American Physiological Society’s (APS) 2018 Frontiers in Physiology Research Community Leaders Professional Development Fellowship program…. read more

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Study identifies methods to support adoption of cutting-edge breast cancer therapy

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MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Northwell Health’s Department of Radiation Medicine have identified methods to increase use of the cutting-edge cancer radiation therapy, hypofractionation, in breast cancer patients. These findings, recently published in Advances in Radiation Oncology, demonstrate that most patients with breast cancer can be treated with… read more

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Research study aims to identify new ways to treat seizures

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MANHASSET, NY – Lenox Hill Hospital and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have been chosen as study site to identify biomarkers for focal seizures in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Researchers hope the study, called Human Epilepsy Project (HEP) 2, will help better understand the long-term challenges of living with focal seizures and better pinpoint severity and… read more

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