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IN-SCHOOL ASTHMA STUDY BOLSTERED BY COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS AIMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OF BRONX CHILDREN

  • 29 Sep 2021
  • Press Releases

A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled “Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools” (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). The research will be led by Marina Reznik, M.D., M.S., Vice Chair for clinical and community-based research, CHAM and Einstein, and professor of pediatrics at Einstein.

Three State and Federal Grants Fund Campaign to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • 15 Sep 2021
  • Press Releases

Patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population. Their heightened risk is due to a variety of causes: pre-existing health conditions, such as respiratory problems or obesity; increased likelihood of living in group homes, taking shared transportation, and being exposed to people outside their households; and struggles with safety precautions like mask-wearing or social distancing.

U.S. News & World Report Designates the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore as One of The Nation’s Best

  • 15 Jun 2021
  • Press Releases

For the 14th year in a row, the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals. In the 2021-2022 Best Children's Hospitals list, Neonatology, Pediatric Cancer and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery rank among the top 20 programs in the country, and Nephrology and Neurology & Neurosurgery are in the top 50. CHAM is also highlighted as the number three children’s hospital in New York State – a new accolade to help families find the highest quality care in the region.

PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES ANNUAL MEETING: NEW RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES

  • 28 Apr 2021
  • Press Releases

NEW YORK (April 28, 2021) – At this year’s Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Virtual Meeting, clinical investigators from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present findings on how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected children with autism, asthma, eating disorders, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. In addition, investigators will present research on screening children for unmet social needs and adolescent resilience and depression.

NEW MONTEFIORE STUDY DEMONSTRATES HOW DOCTORS & CAREGIVERS CAN PARTNER TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S CARE AT HOME AFTER HOSPITALIZATION

  • 06 Jan 2021
  • Press Releases

Many children need to take medication at home after being discharged from the hospital. Recent research conducted at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that 70 percent of caregivers either mismanage or don’t fully understand hospital discharge medication instructions, leading to problems such as wrong dosage or confusion about side effects.