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Dr. Robert Marion

Robert Marion, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Developmental Pediatrics at Einstein, is the director of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Rose F. Kennedy Center. He is chief of the divisions of genetics and of development medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and director of the Center for Congenital Disorders. A 1979 graduate of Einstein, Dr. Marion has been a faculty member at Einstein since completion of his training in 1984. From 2002 until 2007, he served as co-director of medical student education for Einstein’s department of pediatrics. In June 2008, he became chair of Einstein’s committee on admissions. Dr. Marion’s clinical and research interests include the natural history and genetic basis of multiple malformation syndromes. He has published extensively in the medical literature and is the author of seven books including “The Intern Blues,” “The Boy Who Felt No Pain” (winner of a Christopher Award), and “Genetics Round: A Doctor’s Life in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine,” which will be published by Kaplan in October 2009. A resident of Westchester County, Dr. Marion lives with his wife, Beth Schoenbrun, a teacher at Scarsdale High School, and is the father of three children. Sample Titles Was George Washington Really the Father of Our Country? A Clinical Geneticist Looks at World History Miracles in Medical Genetics How To Get Happily Accepted to Medical School The Genetics of Autism Genomic Medicine: The Future is...

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Dr. Ari Mermelstein

Ari Mermelstein, Assistant Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University, holds a PhD from NYU’s Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, a JD from NYU Law School, and a BA from Yeshiva College. He is also the assistant director of both the YU Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School and the Israeli Supreme Court Project at Cardozo Law School. Dr. Mermelstein’s first book, “Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period,” was published in the Supplement Series to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Brill, 2014). He is currently working on a monograph entitled “The Cultural Politics of Religious Emotion: Power and Emotion in Ancient Judaism” as part of his broader research on emotion in ancient Judaism. Sample Titles Did the Wise Son Own a Haggadah? Talmud Torah as an Alternative to Sippur Yetziat Mitzrayim on Seder Night. Was the Greek Translation of the Torah a Good Thing? It Depends Whom You Ask. The Divine Drama of Megillat Rut. Rabbi Jesus? Portraits of Jesus in Rabbinic Literature. Did God Originally Intend to Inflict the Ten Plagues on the Egyptians? The Effect of the Deaths of Nadav and Avihu on the Structure of the Book of Leviticus. Why Did the Jews Rebel Against Rome in 66 CE? The Destruction of the Second Temple in Its Historical Context. The Case of the Missing Shofet: Judges 4. Was Joshua Almost Condemned as One of the Spies? What Happened to Zerubbavel? Politics and the Davidic Dynasty in the Persian Period. What Hath Rabban Gamaliel Wrought? The Transformation of the Passover Seder in the Aftermath of the Destruction of the Second Temple. Why did King Antiochus Persecute the Jews? The Portrait of King Herod in Rabbinic Literature ‘God Will Rule Over You’: The Conception of Kingship in...

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Dr. Solomon Moshé

Solomon L. Moshé, MD, President of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE), is professor of neurology, neuroscience, and pediatrics at the Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, New York. He is vice chairman of the department of neurology and director of child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. Since 1979, his research has focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying age- and sex-related differences in epilepsy in humans and animal models. In addition to his laboratory research he is actively involved in several large multicenter studies examining the consequences of prolonged febrile seizures and absence epilepsy. In over 20 years, Dr. Moshé has mentored over 200 scientists and clinicians from around the world in clinical epilepsy and basic science epilepsy-related research. Dr. Moshé has served as president of the American Epilepsy Society (2000-2001), the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (1996-1997) and the Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers (1992-1994). He has been a member of the executive committee and the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation and has served as the secretary-general of the executive committee of the International League against Epilepsy from 2005-2009. Dr. Moshé has received a number of honors and awards including a Teacher-Investigator Development Award and a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the NIH, the Michael Prize for achievement in epilepsy research, the American Epilepsy Society Research Award, the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award from the International League against Epilepsy, the Gloor Award from the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the J.E.Purkyne Honorary Medal in Biomedical Research by the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has also received the Mentor of the Year award from his own institution and the distinguished service award from the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern New York. He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Moshé has authored or co-authored over 300 publications. Sample Titles Understanding Epilepsy How Do Seizures Stop? Catastrophic Epilepsies: How to Get Rid of the Catastrophy Substantia Nigra and Age Related...

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