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The Harold & Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein & Montefiore

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Office of Clinical Trials
The Harold & Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein & Montefiore

Montefiore West Campus
Moses Research Tower
8th Floor, Room 8-014
Bronx, NY 10467

Einstein East Campus
Mazer Building
5th Floor, Room 527
Bronx, NY 10467
USA
718-920-6307
718-515-6039 (fax)
OCT@montefiore.org; OCT@einstein.yu.edu
www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/ictr/clinical-trials
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Hematology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Oncology
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Urology

Center Overview

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is jointly sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. The ICTR is committed to:

  • improving the transfer of information from "bench" to bedside to community
  • enhancing community participation in research activities
  • transforming training and educational programs to expand the numbers of young investigators.

The mission of the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, addressing translational 'blocks' in research, providing infrastructure and collaborative support, and enhancing training, education, and career development, as part of a national consortium of medical research institutions, funded through Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs).

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 400

Clinical Research Experience

Einstein- Montefiore Research & Treatment Milestones:

  • In 2006, the only medical institution in the northeast to serve as a research site for the Hispanic Community Health Study, the largest research study of Hispanic health ever.
  • Demonstrated the association between reduced levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or "good" cholesterol, and heart disease.
  • Developed pioneering techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer based on the genetics of both the tumor and the patient.
  • Helped to develop ground-breaking new protocols for the treatment of diabetes based on more sophisticated methods of monitoring glucose levels.
  • In 1994 becomes the only New York City medical school selected by the NIH to participate in the Women's Health Initiative, the largest research study of women's health ever.
  • Montefiore developed treatments and technology that revolutionized medical care, such as the cardiac pacemaker and cardiac catherization, now used worldwide.
  • Montefiore was among the first hospitals to establish departments of social services (1914), home health care (1947) and social medicine (1950).
  • The state-of-the-art Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), opened in 2001 and has quickly earned a world-class reputation for pediatric care with our successful separation of twins conjoined at the head, in 2004. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is ranked as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" in US News & World Report's 2008 prestigious annual listing.

Clinical research is ongoing in the following areas:

Aging
AIDS
Cardiovascular Disease
Community Health
Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity
Emergency Medicine
Gastroenterology
Genetics
Learning and Developmental Disabilities
Liver diseases
Nephrology/Urology
Neurology
Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health
Oncology
Otolaryngology
Pediatrics
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Surgery
Transplantation

Institutional Distinctions:
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) fund major research centers at Einstein and Montefiore in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where Einstein and Montefiore are concentrating their efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, global health and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. In May 2008, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center were awarded one of NIH’s coveted Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Montefiore Medical Center is home to the following Centers of Excellence:

  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center
  • Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center
  • Surgery at Montefiore
  • Women’s Health at Montefiore

Einstein marked the opening in June 2008 of the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion, a 223,000 square-foot biomedical research building that houses 40 new laboratories with 400 scientists, dedicated to advancing a broad array of biomedical research. The Price Center/Block Research Pavilion programs encompass genetics, epigenetics, stem cell science, cellular imaging, systems and computational biology, vaccines and drug design. The Center is unique because it emphasizes the collaborative effort among these programs to solve some of the most important health problems confronting society today.

Clinical Research Center
The main purpose of the Clinical Research Center (CRC) is to provide investigators with an infrastructure for studies of normal and abnormal body function and for investigation of the cause, progression, prevention, control and cure of human disease. Resources available at the Einstein and Montefiore CRC’s include, specialized nursing staff, sophisticated analytic laboratories, and a biorepository. The center's outpatient units provide investigators and research subjects with comfortable surroundings. This outpatient facility is available for physical exams, procedures, private interviews and data collection.

Investigator Experience

Our investigators are internationally known as prominent leaders in their respective fields. These outstanding physicians and scientists are responsible for unparalleled scientific innovation and first-class application of medicine.

Staff Expertise

The research staff has extensive experience in conducting clinical research projects, including study coordination, data & project management, human rights protection & Good Clinical Practices.

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