In the News: March Week 4

At least in their private thoughts, some physicians and nurses have undoubtedly wished they could “fire” their non-compliant patients who refuse to take guidance. Watch how Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Chief of General Pediatrics Dr. Henry Bernstein deftly responded to that question Wednesday during an NBC-TV “Today” interview about parents who refuse to let their kids receive childhood immunizations that have been proven to save countless lives.

Saving lives has been a big part of Platoon Sgt. Michael Kentner’s adult life. An Army reservist and combat veteran based at Fort Totten in Queens, Mike also works as a New York City firefighter AND a per diem maintenance worker at the Stern Family Center for Extended Care. Because of his military obligations, Mike often has to go to his supervisor, Walter Oberman, and ask if he can change his work schedule. Mike and his superiors at Fort Totten were so appreciative of the flexibility shown by Walter and Maureen McClusky at the Stern Center that they presented them with the “Patriotic Employer” Award during an emotional ceremony last Friday — on the ninth anniversary of the entry of Coalition Forces into Iraq. Check out the story on NY 1 News.

Appreciation is also what Kevin Beiner says he feels for being given the opportunity by North Shore-LIJ to lead the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. At age 33, he was among a select group of up and comers chosen as honorees for Crain’s New York Business magazine’s “40 Under 40” award. As we all know, age is one of the major risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, but the Feinstein Institute’s Dr. Peter Davies and his colleagues at the Litwin-Zucker Center continue to search for cures that might help the millions of Americans affected by the disease. Take a look at the Q&A with Dr. Davies on GenomeWeb.

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