Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University announced the creation of the OB/GYN Clinical and Translational Research Institution in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 23.
The collaboration between Montefiore and Einstein will bring new therapeutic options to the women of the Bronx and also the surrounding areas. As a result of the partnership, 40 new clinical trials will be able to be conducted in an effort to develop and create new individualized treatments for the wide range of patients that Montefiore treats.
“The goal of this new center is to enroll our diverse group of patients in clinical trials so we can ultimately help these patients as well as our entire community with the breadth of information that we learn,” said Irwin R. Merkatz, The Chella and Moise Safra Professor and University Chair for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. “By placing the capabilities of the medical center and medical school under one roof, we offer the ability to deliver the best of the future in patient care.”
The director of of Clinical Research for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Mark Einstein said the new center will enable the department to provide the most up to date care for all of their patients.
“With our patient-centered team of clinicians and scientists, our new center is no able to offer the most novel, state-of-the-art treatments and care to each of our patients,” Einstein said. “Patients will receive medical care and participate in the clinical trials at the same time.”
In addtion to Dr. Einstein and approximately 10 other physicians, the center is staffed by five study nurses as well as six research coordinators.
In order to accommodate patients’ schedules, hours of the center have also been expanded to include evenings.