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While the reasons to march for science are numerous, recent developments such as the disregard for scientific evidence when dealing with environmental consequences of national policies and potential cuts to research funding make it imperative that our department makes a strong showing at the march(es). We believe that, as scientists, we have social responsibilities, and the march constitutes an important opportunity to reach out to the public and promote the relevance of science to society. 

As a result of this experience, we hope to establish an action group to coordinate future responses to policy challenges. Please join us in marching together in defense of scientific values at the March for Science on Saturday April 22. 

New Action: 

“Protecting Quality Healthcare for New Yorkers:  The Federal Fight”

Congressman Joseph Crowley (

U.S. Representative (D-NY 14th District)

Monday, September 18, 2017, from 2 to 3:30 PM, in Lubin Dining Hall

Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett, Professor and Division Head, Division of Health Promotion and Nutrition Research, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health will say a few words followed by Dr. Safyer, who will deliver brief remarks on behalf of the Montefiore Health System, and possibly Dr. Spiegel may speak as well.  Congressman Crowley will speak for 30 minutes followed by 40+ min of Q&A.

Congressman Crowley will discuss the fights ahead in Congress to protect health care for New Yorkers through Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and critical research institutions like the National Institutes of Health, as well as speak on the opportunities for providers and researchers to inform and affect federal policy on behalf of patients. 

 Hear the congressman’s insights on what happened during the repeal effort and his outlook going forward

      Take part in a dialogue on healthcare reform and the future of research

What are the congressman’s plans for addressing healthcare reform and funding research?

 How can we help his efforts to support Einstein and Montefiore?

Representative Crowley is Chair of the Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means and its Subcommittee on Health. He is focused on strengthening and expanding urban hospitals and specialty health centers, and has led efforts to finance programs that provide payments for health care, health delivery systems, and health research. Representative Crowley has also advocated for addressing the health needs and well-being of the residents of the 14th Congressional District.  His efforts have supported federal investments in teaching hospitals and minority physician training programs, and centers of excellence at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Representative Crowley will provide an update on his efforts to promote health equity and seek input from Einstein/MMC faculty to help support evidence based medicine, and achieve the goals of the Affordable Care Act. He has noted, “I want my constituents to have the opportunity to share their experiences, find answers to their questions and offer their ideas on how best to improve our health care system.”  

Images from the March - NYC & DC