Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Cedar Collaborates With Northwell Health to Deliver Personalized Financial Experience for Patients

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northwell Health , the largest health system in New York State, and Cedar , a market-leading healthcare financial technology platform, today announced a collaborative relationship to improve the financial experience for two million patients across Northwell's 23 hospitals and various facilities.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northwell Health , the largest health system in New York State, and Cedar , a market-leading healthcare financial technology platform, today announced a collaborative relationship to improve the financial experience for two million patients across Northwell's 23 hospitals and various facilities.
  • That's why at Northwell Health, we have an ongoing commitment to long-term growth and innovationnot just when it comes to medicine, but the patient experience as a whole," said Richard Miller , executive vice president and chief business strategy officer at Northwell Health.
  • Through Cedar Pay, Northwell Health will be able to empower patients to better manage their healthcare bills through personalized outreach and messaging.
  • "It is an honor to be working with such an esteemed provider like Northwell Health, and we are looking forward to our collaborative relationship in transforming the financial experience for millions of patients across New York."

Northwell Appoints Two Physician Leaders

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:38pm

Her return bolsters an already strong senior clinical leadership team at Northwell Health, the largest health system and private employer in New York State.

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  • Her return bolsters an already strong senior clinical leadership team at Northwell Health, the largest health system and private employer in New York State.
  • Over many years at Northwell, the exceptional contributions of these three highly skilled leaders have helped elevate Northwells clinical, academic and research reputation, enabling us to attract the best and brightest talent.
  • Our 77,000 employees 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners are working to change health care for the better.
  • We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Feinstein Institutes’ Haichao Wang Recognized by Shock Society for Sepsis Research

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:39pm

Haichao Wang, PhD , one of The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research s leading inflammation and sepsis researchers, has earned the Shock Societys 2021 Scientific Achievement Award for his years of commitment toward sepsis research and significant contributions to the Society.

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  • Haichao Wang, PhD , one of The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research s leading inflammation and sepsis researchers, has earned the Shock Societys 2021 Scientific Achievement Award for his years of commitment toward sepsis research and significant contributions to the Society.
  • The award was presented virtually to Dr. Wang at the 2021 Shock Society 44th Annual Meeting on October 15, 2021.
  • (Credit: Feinstein Institutes)
    It is a great honor to be recognized by the Shock Society with this award and I am particularly grateful to my contemporaries across the globe for their nomination, said Dr. Wang, professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes.
  • Dr. Wang is a leader and pioneer in inflammation and sepsis research, said Kevin J. Tracey, MD , president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.

Neuvotion Secures over $1M in Seed Funding to Commercialize Neurostimulation Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:15pm

DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuvotion, Inc ., an early-stage medical device company developing neurostimulation products for the rehabilitation and physical therapy markets, today announced that it has received over $1M in seed funding.

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  • DARIEN, Conn., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuvotion, Inc ., an early-stage medical device company developing neurostimulation products for the rehabilitation and physical therapy markets, today announced that it has received over $1M in seed funding.
  • This seed funding will be used by Neuvotion to expand its team, conduct a multi-site clinical study, and seek FDA clearance for its initial product.
  • Further, Neuvotion secured exclusive worldwide rights to transformative technology developed by its founder, Chad Bouton, who is a professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health.
  • We feel strongly that this technology can help transform lives for people with spinal cord injuries, strokes and other neurological conditions."

Northwell Health Sends Global Health Team to Fight COVID in Barbados

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:43pm

A COVID-relief team from Northwell Health just returned from a seven-day medical mission to Barbados.

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  • A COVID-relief team from Northwell Health just returned from a seven-day medical mission to Barbados.
  • Northwell Healths Center for Global Health was mobilized after a chance meeting with the Barbadian Prime Minster, the Hon.
  • Northwell Health established the CGH in July 2019 with a vision to position Northwell Health as a global leader in healthcare and education.
  • Northwell Health is New York States largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians.

Feinstein Institutes names bioelectronic medicine lab the Tatyana and Alan Forman Family Laboratory of Biomedical Science

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

The bioelectronic medicine lab, run by Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes, has been renamed the Tatyana and Alan Forman Family Laboratory of Biomedical Science.

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  • The bioelectronic medicine lab, run by Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes, has been renamed the Tatyana and Alan Forman Family Laboratory of Biomedical Science.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211013005248/en/
    Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes lab is now called the Tatyana and Alan Forman Family Laboratory of Biomedical Science.
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    Science, and particularly the exciting field of bioelectronic medicine, is the future of health care, said Mrs. Forman.
  • The Forman Family Lab at the Feinstein Institutes is committed to producing new knowledge to treat disease and alleviate suffering.

Northwell Gives COVID-19 Booster Vaccine to Nurse Sandra Lindsay, Staff

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 8:34pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211006005964/en/
    Ms. Lindsay enthusiastically held high three fingers moments after Michelle Chester, DNP, director of Northwell Health Employee Health Services, administered the booster shot in front of reporters.
  • On Wednesday, Ms. Lindsay was back in front of cameras, one of five frontline health care workers who publicly received their booster shot.
  • And now, after this most difficult year, we are delighted to be able to offer our team members a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn .

Nobel Laureate explains role of G-protein coupled receptors to treat disease in Feinstein Institutes’ Match Lecture

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 8:29pm

A pioneer in molecular pharmacology, Dr. Lefkowitz has dedicated more than five decades of research to discovering and understanding the function of GPCRs, particularly how to turn off – known as desensitization -- the receptors. These receptors are responsible for the senses of sweet and bitter taste and smell, among many other essential functions. Dr. Lefkowitz’s discoveries have had a significant clinical impact on the development of prescription drugs. More than a third of all prescription drug sales are of those that target the receptors, Dr. Lefkowitz and his team discovered.

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  • These receptors are responsible for the senses of sweet and bitter taste and smell, among many other essential functions.
  • More than a third of all prescription drug sales are of those that target the receptors, Dr. Lefkowitz and his team discovered.
  • The Match Lecture on October 5 was made possible by an endowment from the late Robert K. Match and his family and is held regularly by the Feinstein Institutes.
  • The Match Lecture invites Nobel Laureate scientists from around the world to speak to its faculty and staff.

Northwell Labs Begins Employee Use of Self-Administered COVID-19 Test

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 6:57pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211004005843/en/
    LabGold is a pen cap-sized COVID-19 PCR swab test which can be inserted just inside the nose by an individual.
  • Northwell and United Kingdom-based LGC received authorization for LabGold at the Northwell Health Labs through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on August 20 after validating the test internally.
  • This affordable, self-administered swab is a game changer in the fight against COVID-19, said Dwayne Breining, MD , executive director of Northwell Health Labs.
  • If self-administered at home, the specimen can be dropped off at any Northwell Health Labs patient service center for processing.

Investing in Future Scientists, Feinstein Institutes Gets $1.5M NIH Grant to Develop Training Program

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:38pm

The grant will support the development of a rigorous training program in translational immunology for two pre-doctoral and one post-doctoral candidates in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes.

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  • The grant will support the development of a rigorous training program in translational immunology for two pre-doctoral and one post-doctoral candidates in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211001005517/en/
    Anne Davidson, MBBS, professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.
  • Scientific advancements require training up-and-coming scientists, said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institutes.
  • The Feinstein Institutes continues to receive significant extramural funding, including a recent $1.3 million NIH grant to study neuro-immune signaling for bioelectronic medicine research and a $2.9 million NIH grant to investigate in-vitro fertilization genetic risk factors .