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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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Feinstein Institute Summer Concert raises $3M for research

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MANHASSET, NY – Superstar entertainer Fergie took center stage last week at a private benefit concert at Old Westbury Gardens that raised more than $3 million to support research initiatives at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. “As Northwell continues to grow, philanthropy is even more important to fulfilling our mission of improving the health and… read more

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Feinstein Institute researcher awarded $3.5M to develop bladder cancer care program

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD, received a five-year $3.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute to develop a post-surgical care program for stage II bladder cancer patients and their caregivers. This is the first study to address the needs of bladder… read more

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Novel therapy for uncontrolled high blood pressure studied at Northwell Health

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MANHASSET, NY – Teams from Northwell Health’s Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research are the first in New York State – and among the first nationally – to treat a patient with a new implantable device for uncontrolled blood pressure as part of a recently-launched clinical… read more

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Feinstein Institute researcher uncovers new understanding of certain psychiatric diseases

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MANHASSET, NY – Research scientists from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, NY, in conjunction with their colleagues at Rockefeller University in New York City, have developed a new understanding of how certain psychiatric diseases – those that involve uncontrollable reactions to stimuli… read more

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Northwell Health, Feinstein Institute executives chosen to advise Sanguistat

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MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research President and CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD, along with Northwell Health Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Development, and Associate Chief Medical Officer Martin Doerfler, MD, will each play key roles in the emerging Connecticut-based biotech company Sanguistat, Inc. Announced at Sanguistat’s first board meeting this month, both… read more

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