Journal History

Journal History

Founded by Sam Seifter in 1982 and originally titled The Einstein Quarterly Journal of Biology and Medicine (EQ),The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine (EJBM) serves as a forum for the basic and clinical investigation being conducted by the members and alumni of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as other academic medical scientific institutions. In addition, an important aim of EJBM is the publication of articles written by students, postdoctoral fellows, house officers, and junior faculty members. Thus, EJBM encourages original investigation by scientists and physicians in training.

The contents of EJBM encompass the results of basic and clinical investigation, as well as those disciplines at the interface of medicine and the social sciences, medico-legal and ethical studies, epidemiology, public policy, and the history of medicine. The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine publishes articles in all fields of biology and medicine, and invites contributions from any scientific or clinical department. The form and style of manuscripts may vary with the topic and might include: 1) short reviews of general interest to the professional community; 2) short original reports of recent investigations; 3) critique and commentary on ideas and issues presented in the recent scientific literature; 4) essays in medical history, biography, or educational design; 5) correspondence related to contemporary scientific or medical debates; or 6) ad libitum prose, poetry, or humorous pieces treating medical or nonmedical themes from a distinctly personal perspective. The Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine publishes one to two issues per year.

Editorial Staff (2014-2015)

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Zahalka 
Managing Editor: Kim Ohaegbulam 
Associate Editors: Chino Aneke, Julie Jiang 
Editorial Systems: Andrew Johnston (Project Director), Matthew Nicholas (Project Director)
Electronic Media: Danielle Pasquel (Weblog Editor), Arthur Ruiz (Assistant Weblog Editor), Shira Rockowitz (Social Media Editor)
Internal Graphics: Adina Haramati (Medical Illustrator)
Section Editors: Yosefa Lerner (News and Views)
Contributing Editors: Kirsten Hartil, PhD, Syed Shabbir (Project Director Emeritus)
Copy Editing: Deepti Mathew, Hannah Valdes


Acquisitions and Media: Sana Qureshi (Director of Clinical Acquisitions) 
Editorial Office: Jane Lincoln Taylor (External Copy Editing), Martin Penn (Finances), Florence Schreibstein (Archives), Nancy Glassman (Archives), Philip Y. Shen (Technology) 
Layout and Design: Jeneffer Lee (Einstein Graphics Arts Center)


Chaim Putterman, MD (Chair of the Board), Department of Medicine (Division of Rheumatology), Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
Stephen G. Baum, MD, Department of Medicine (Division of Administration), Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Office of the Dean  
Martha S. Grayson, MD, Department of Medicine, Office of the Dean 
Michael L. Lipton, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology (Division of Neuroradiology), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Ellie E. Schoenbaum, MD, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Endocrinology and Infertility) 
Steven Sparr, MD, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Michael Shusterman, MD (2012-2014) 
Sara Rosenbaum, MD (2010 - 2012)  


Sam Seifter, PhD, Professor Emeritus in Department of Biochemistry*
Richard M. Hays, MD,
 Professor Emeritus in Department of Medicine (Nephrology)*