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Happy Anniversaries!

Einstein is celebrating a number of notable anniversaries this year:

50th: The Department of Genetics. In 1964, Albert Einstein College of Medicine became the first medical school in the United States to establish a department of genetics.

50th: The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The MSTP, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program, was first offered at Einstein half a century ago.

40th: The Liver Research Center. Einstein’s Liver Research Center—now the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center—was the first institute in the nation devoted to the study of liver
disease and injury.

30th: The Einstein Quarterly (now known as the Einstein Journal of Biology & Medicine). This student-edited journal serves as a forum for the medical and scientific community. Contributors include students, fellows, residents, faculty and alumni from both the medical school and the Ph.D. and MSTP graduate programs.

20th: The Women’s Health Initiative. Twenty years ago, Albert Einstein College of Medicine became the only New York City medical school selected by the NIH to participate in the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest research study of women’s health ever.