NYU Physician: Spring/Summer 2016

NYU Physician: Spring/Summer 2016

Early Dismissal: Meet the trailblazing NYU School of Medicine grads who entered their residencies sooner and with less debt.

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Inside This Issue

  • When Three Equals Four: The New Math of Medical School: This summer, 15 newly minted doctors entered their residencies after just 3 years of training at NYU School of Medicine. Will these trendsetters become the new norm?
  • The Cranial Cleanse: A newly discovered network of drainage channels in the brain has profound implications for understanding the damage wrought by such diseases as strokes, heart attacks, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Deconstructing Addiction: A psychiatrist trained in anthropology investigates the socioeconomic forces that shape how we treat substance abuse.

Additional Headlines

  • In Defense of Gut Parasites: A soil-dwelling worm gives beneficial bacteria the upper hand against inflammatory bowel disease.
  • The Roots of Rage: Ready to rumble? New research pinpoints the neural circuits that may be responsible.
  • Faculty Conversation: Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, director of the new Transplant Institute, discusses pig organs, tissue rejection, and how to make organ donations less invasive.
  • In Memoriam: A special tribute to Charles S. Hirsch, MD.