Jill P. Crandall, M.D., a professor of medicine and the Jacob A. and Jeanne E. Barkey Chair in Medicine, has been named chief of the division of endocrinology in the department of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore. She served as interim chief for six months before her permanent appointment, following the retirement of Norman Fleischer, M.D.
Dr. Crandall plans to expand and enhance the division’s clinical programs in diabetes and obesity, recruit new faculty, manage the move to the newly formed Fleischer Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism and create an obesity treatment and research center to help tackle the obesity epidemic.
Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators in a range of fields and disciplines. Dr. Cuervo specializes in autophagy, a process cells use to digest and recycle old proteins and other waste products. Her research has resulted in better insights into, and possible treatments for, a number of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Dr. Cuervo is a professor of developmental and molecular biology, of anatomy and structural biology and of medicine, and is the co-director of the Institute for Aging Research. She holds the Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases at Einstein.