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Montefiore & Einstein investigators present research at 2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

Abstracts to be presented focus on neonatal lung disease, health IT in the NICU, contraception, HIV/AIDS and oral health

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NEW YORK (October 6, 2014) - Investigators at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present their latest research on neonatal lung disease, reducing wrong-patient errors in the NICU, hormonal contraception and more at the AAP Experience, the National Conference & Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP Experience will take place October 11-14 in San Diego, California.

Judy Aschner, M.D., F.A.A.P., physician-in-chief, CHAM, professor of pediatrics and Michael I. Cohen, M.D., University Chair, Einstein, will deliver the Gerald Merenstein Lecture, which is the keynote address of the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, titled, "Seeking New Therapies for Neonatal Lung Disease." It will be presented Friday, October 10, 5:15-6:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom Salon D.

Oral presentations will include:

  • Medical Use of Hormonal Contraception. Elizabeth Alderman, M.D., director, Pediatric Residency Program, fellowship director, Division of Adolescent Medicine, CHAM, professor of clinical pediatrics, Einstein. Sunday, October 12, 9-9:45 a.m. Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom Salon D.

  • Reducing Wrong-Patient Errors in the NICU through an Electronic Medical Record Identification Re-Entry Function. Jason Adelman, M.D., M.S., patient safety officer, Montefiore Medical Center, assistant professor of medicine, Einstein. Sunday, October 12, 9:30 a.m.

Poster presentations will include:

  • The Healthy Smiles Project: Oral Health Core Clinical Competency Pilot Project. Jade Tan, M.D., attending physician, pediatrics, CHAM, Saturday, October 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marriott Marquis Santa Rosa.

  • Where Do We Start? A Baseline Assessment for Establishing Health Promoting Schools (HPS) in Rural China. Xinshu She, M.D., M.P.H., attending physician, pediatrics, CHAM, Sunday, October 12, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis Marriott Hall 4.

  • Global Health Delivery Science: Applying the Care Delivery Value Framework to a Community Based HIV/AIDS Initiative in Togo, West Africa. Kevin Fiore, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., resident, Department of Family and Social Medicine, CHAM. Sunday, October 12, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis Marriott Hall 4.

  • Effect of maternal attitudes on breast milk feedings for premature infants. M. Susan LaTuga, M.D., M.S.P.H., attending physician, Division of Neonatology, CHAM. Monday, October 13, 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Marriott Marquis Marriott Hall 1.

Einstein-Montefiore investigators are available to speak about their research and other topics of interest upon request.


About Montefiore Medical Center

As the University Hospital and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." With four hospitals, 1,512 beds and more than 84,000 annual admissions, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit and Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.

About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Einstein is home to 743 M.D. students, 275 Ph.D. students, 103 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and 313 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2013, Einstein received more than $150 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, cancer, clinical and translational research, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Through its extensive affiliation network involving Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center -- Einstein's founding hospital, and three other hospital systems in the Bronx, Brooklyn and on Long Island, Einstein runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the medical and dental professions in the United States. For more information, please visit, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and view us on YouTube.

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