February 2022

Everyone Has A Story, by Destiney Kirby, Class of 2023

Definitive Hematopoietic Stem Cells Minimally Contribute to Embryonic Hematopoiesis, by Bianca Ulloa, MD/PhD candidate, et. al.

Beyond Implicit Bias to Explicit Action, by Elise Mike, MD\PhD, Class of 2021

Tissue-resident Macrophages Promote Early Dissemination of Multiple Myeloma via IL-6 and TNF, by Tonya Aaron, MD\PhD candidate, et. al.

Dynamic Organization of the Bone Marrow Plasma Call Niche, by Tonya Aaron, MD\PhD candidate, and David R. Fooksman


The Einstein Minority Scientist Association (EMSA) hosted the annual Marie M. Daly Lecture Webinar on February 2, 2022.  Marcus W. Lambert, PhD, a nationally sought-after speaker on diversity in the biomedical research workforce was this year's keynote speaker.

Dr. Lambert currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Research Strategy and Operations at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is well known for his expertise in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and mentorship.


Top Left:  Muslim Student Association (MSA) attended a medical school mixer event.  

Top Right:  MSA hosted a henna night fundraiser for charity.

Bottom Left:  MSA enjoyed the Einstein apple picking event.  

Bottom Right: MSA hosted a friendsgiving potluck dinner.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Black History Month Events
Left:  Congratulations to Dejauwne Young, MD\PhD Candidate, and Niloo Simar, Class of 2023 on their engagement.

Right:  Congratulations to Lagu A. Androga, MD, Class of 2016, and Holly Mewhort, MD/PhD, on their engagement.
MLK Day of Volunteer Event
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted the annual Einstein MLK Service Challenge.  Numerous in-person and virtual opportunities for volunteering were offered to students, faculty and staff.    Featured above is Ms. Fanta Sissoro who coordinated the community food distribution in collaboration with Einstein students.
Juneteenth Celebration
Class of 2025 Welcoming Event
Celebrating Our Students

Top Left:   Congratulations to April Sosa, MSIV.  In recognition of her volunteer work at Einstein and in underserved communities, mentoring of pre-med students and service as a board member of the LMSA Northeast.  April has been awarded the National Medical Fellowships, Inc. 2021 National Alumni Council Scholar Award.

Top Right:  Congratulations to Matanel Yheskel, MD/PhD candidate, on successfully passing his quals and earning the degree of Masters in Science in the Biomedical Sciences. 

Bottom Left:  Zachary Coles, Class of 2024, was awarded a scholarship for his participation in the United Health Foundation/National Medical Fellowships' 200-hour service-learning program.  His project was entitled "Evaluation of University Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program." 

Bottom Right:  Tonya Aaron, MD\PhD candidate, was featured in Black in Immuno Week.

Alumni News
Noe Romo, MD, Class of 2008, established the Stand Up to Violence (SUV) program in 2014.  Through the program, Jacobi Medical Center has been able to connect with those who have been victims of gun violence and other brutal attacks, as well as to work with the communities where these incidents have occurred.    The SUV program and Jacobi's trauma center are featured in a forthcoming film called GSW (term used in hospitals to indicate gunshot wound).  You can hear Dr. Romo's interview with NPR's Brian Lehrer here.

Paul Opare-Addo, Class 2015, Following residency in Family Medicine at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California, Paul was accepted  into the Samaritan’s Purse Post Residency Fellowship which is a program to bridge the transition from medical training to long-term service.  He is the first recipient of Ventura’s “Global Health Fellow.” As part of the fellowship, he and his family have lived in Chad, Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya.
If you are interested in learning more about the individuals featured, or obtaining their contact information, please contact us.

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