Pathology Department Jobs

Part-time Research Technician

Position Summary: The Skok lab (http://skoklab.com) at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic part-time lab technician. The successful applicant must be highly motivated and passionate about cancer research, have excellent communication skills, maintain accurate and highly-organized experimental records, and work efficiently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Life Sciences or a related field is preferred
  • Cell culture and mouse handling experience
  • General molecular biology and biochemical techniques
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating and assisting the team in its common research goals
  • Ability to master new skills and work independently
  • Ability to solve non-routine issues
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine cell culture
  • Lentivirus production and transduction
  • General molecular biology and biochemical techniques, such as cloning, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction and Western Blotting
  • Recover plasmids from E. coli, perform minipreps, and characterize by sequencing
  • Apply CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology
  • Perform in vitro and in vivo studies
  • In vivo bioluminescent imaging
  • Responsible for performing basic laboratory experiments under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision.

If you are an internal NYULH employee interested in this position, please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org.

Assistant Research Technician

Position Summary: Responsible for performing basic laboratory experiments under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lab Duties - Basic lab duties under general supervision as well as more advanced duties under direct supervision. Performs routine technical tasks, and is expected to help with the routine processing of clinical samples from research protocols.
  • Assists in Developing Procedures - Assists in implementing new procedures and protocols to support experiments. Participates actively in developing, recommending and implementing new approved procedures, or modifications to existing protocols and procedures. Maintains and updates technical knowledge.
  • Communication/Relationship with Others - Cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of Medical Center. Listens carefully to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions or obtain needed information. Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner. Maintains the confidentiality of all research information. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Judgment/Decision-Making - Is able to recognize problems as they occur; and through the application of appropriate policy/ procedure, determine and/or recommends the appropriate solution. Seeks guidance as necessary for the performance of duties asks appropriate questions when in doubt and utilizes reference sources/materials to endure accuracy. Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
  • Participates and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: This is an entry level trainee position with no experience necessary and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Life Sciences or a related field is not required (but preferred).Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

If you are an internal NYULH employee interested in this position, please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org

Assistant Director, Ion Channel Core Facility at NYU School of Medicine

Position Summary: We are establishing a new Ion Channel, Transporter and Immunology (ICTI) Core Facility at NYU School of Medicine to support scientists to study ion channels in immune cells and other cell types. The core facility is part of and supports a new program focused on Ion Channels and Immunity directed by Dr. Stefan Feske and will be located in recently created space in the new Science Building at the main campus of NYU School of Medicine. We are looking for a full-time assistant director of this new facility at the level of non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities of the ICTI Core Facility manager will be to assist scientists in the design, conduct and interpretation of ion channel measurements using manual and automated patch clamp systems, to maintain and upgrade equipment, to train new users and to be responsible for the overall management of the facility. The assistant director will additionally liaise with faculty at and outside of NYU and with other organizations to promote the facility. He/she reports to the core director, Dr. William Coetzee.

For information about the ICI program and the ICTI Core Facility, please visit:
https://med.nyu.edu/pathology/research/ion-channels-immunity-program

General requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in physiology, biology or a related area.
  • Experience in independently designing, conducting and interpreting experiments. Highly motivated, responsible and very well organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to teach new users of ICTI core facility
  • Applicants with management experience and those interested in a long-term position are preferred.

Specific requirements:

  • Extensive hands-on experience in using and modifying manual patch clamp equipment to measure ion channel currents in cells
  • Solid background in ion channel physiology and data interpretation
  • Additional techniques desired but not necessary: Mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, fluorescence live cell imaging

Interested applicants should respond to this ad at https://apply.interfolio.com/72091 with a cover letter explaining their relevant work experience and interest in this position, a resume and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

Program Coordinator

Position Summary: Responsible for providing advanced range of Program coordination functions. Responsible for supporting, promoting and coordinating the implementation, development, delivering and evaluationof a Program. Works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude major Programs. Supports, promotes and coordinates the development ofresearch Programs (gathering and collecting and analysis data) Facilitates the administration process of program activities (e.g., maintaining records, grant submission, scheduling meetings, organizing and coordinating seminars, training programs and other related activities) for program directors

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Program Coordination– Provides moderate to advanced coordination for Program activities to a manager or director of department that includes but not limited to: coordination of Programs while working/communicating with internal and external parties to organize and coordinate the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude Programs activities. Might evaluate and make recommendations based on analyses, observation and or feedback. Develops Program schedules, may oversee Program purchase requisitions and invoice payments. Assists in developing departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  2. Reports – Prepares and review documents independently and generates status/progress reports for ongoing and pending Programs. Plans, arranges, outlines and drafts letters, memos, agendas presentations and reports.  Advanced analysis is required to present findings. Reviews, edits and obtains appropriate approvals. Responds to more complex correspondence and refers the more complex issues with recommendation to supervisor. Follows protocols as defined by the grant and Medical Center’s policies and procedures.
  3. Research Activities – Researches/gathers and collects data from different parties and presents findings and preliminary analysis as applicable. Researches problems, issues and concerns and responds to requests for information. Develops materials and presentations for training and educational sessions, departmental seminars
  4. and other activities.
  5. Grants – Assists in grants related activities such as developing grants applications/proposals and fund raising activities if applicable. Collects and organizes required paperwork for submission if required for the grant. Follows up and coordinates resolution of all issues.
  6. Program Support - Assists in the recruitment, hiring and training of clerical staff, assistants, trainee and volunteers for the Program.
  7. Scheduling & Coordinating – Organizes and coordinates schedules, activities and special events. Coordinates conference preparation activities (checking and coordinating the logistics and technical support, making food and beverage arrangements, etc) and other related activities. May assist in special events planning.
  8. Participates in special Project/Programs and performs other duties as required.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business administration, health care administration or related field. Minimum of four years of progressively responsible related experience including program/project coordination or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and must work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure. Ability to multi task and project manage.

If you are an internal NYULH employee interested in this position, please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org.

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FGP Billing Coordinator II

NYU Pathology Associates is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: FGP Billing Coordinator II

Position Summary: Analyzes, bills, follows-up, corrects and enters claim information in the pathology billing system as assigned by management.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Performs daily tasks in assigned work queues and according to manager assignments.
  2. Follows workflows provided in training classes for the department clinical systems.
  3. Uses payer websites, billing system and/or coders, or other responsible persons.
  4. Provides input on system edits, processes, policies, and billing procedures to ensure maximization of revenues.
  5. Performs billing tasks assigned by management which may include data entry, claim review, charge review, or other related responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications: Experience in medical billing, insurance or related duties; or formal training or education in medical billing that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of both Current Procedures Codes (CPT) and International Class of Diseases Codes (ICD-10) utilized in medical billing. Holds acurrent Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) certificate.

Please contact janet.alexis@nyulangone.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

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Data Analyst

The Skok lab (http://skoklab.com) at the NYU School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative individual to investigate the role of genetics, epigenetics and chromatin organization in cancer and/or apply machine learning to develop novel cancer diagnostics.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on various types of large genomics datasets and will interact closely with wet and dry Skok lab members. The successful candidate will also interact with a vibrant group of bioinformaticians in the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories (http://www.tsirigos.com/)). This is a great opportunity to quickly acquire new skills, develop and publish new tools and methods, analyze challenging datasets and be a co-author in multiple studies.

Required skills

  • M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, System Biology, Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of biology and understanding of key and complex biological concepts (genes, pathways, cancer and/or stem cells)
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating and assisting the team in its common research goals
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects is necessary
  • Experience in Unix/Linux systems including HPC environments
  • Scripting languages: Python (preferred) or Perl
  • Statistical packages: R (preferred) or Matlab.
  • 3+ years of experience with sequencing data (e.g. DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq or ChIP-seq)
  • 3+ years of experience creating customized sequencing analysis pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and oral English

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with bench scientists to understand and help accomplish their research goals
  • Analyze various types of sequencing data analysis (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C-seq, bisulfite sequencing, whole-genome sequencing)
  • Perform robust data quality control and validation
  • Adapt genomic data analysis pipelines in a rapidly evolving research environment
  • Develop novel methods for multi-omics data analysis and integration

Please contact Jane.Skok@nyulangone.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

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ICI Core: Research Scientist

A full-time research scientist position is available at New York University School of Medicine (NYUSoM) to manage a newly created core facility that supports scientists studying the function of ion channels in immune cells. We are looking for a candidate with hands-on experience in ion channel electrophysiology including patch clamp techniques.
Responsibilities of the successful candidate include helping scientists design, conduct and interpret ion channel current measurements using manual and automated patch clamp systems, maintain and upgrade equipment, train new users and manage the facility. The core facility is part of and supports a new program focused on Ion Channels and Immunity (ICI) directed by Dr. Stefan Feske, who will work closely with the new facility manager.

General requirements:

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in physiology, biology or a related area.
  • Experience in independently designing, conducting and interpreting experiments.
  • Highly motivated, responsible and very well organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness and ability to teach new users of core facility
  • Applicants with management experience and those interested in a long-term position are preferred. 

Specific requirements:

  • Extensive hands-on experience in using and modifying manual patch clamp equipment to measure ion channel currents in cells
  • Soild background in ion channel physiology and data interpretation
  • Candidates with a background in immunology are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Additional techniques desired but not necessary: Mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, - fluorescence live cell imaging

Interested applicants should contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org with a cover letter explaining their relevant work experience and interest in this position, a resume and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

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Bioinformatics Analyst

NYU Langone Health, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, and one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education, is a seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratories (ABL).

The successful candidate will work with the Feske lab and the Naik lab at the NYU School of Medicine to investigate the role of ion channels in immune cell function and the crosstalk between immune cells and adult stem cells, respectively. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interface with wet-bench scientists and lead analyses on large datasets generated from state-of-the art next-generation sequencing technologies including single-cell approaches.

This is a great opportunity to quickly acquire high-in-demand bioinformatics skills, develop and publish new analysis tools/pipelines, analyze challenging datasets, and be a co-author on multiple high-impact manuscripts.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with bench scientists to understand and help accomplish their research goals
  • Analyze various types of sequencing data analysis (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C-seq, bisulfite sequencing, whole-genome sequencing Perform robust data quality control and validation
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and execution standard pipelines for routine genomics data analyses
  • Assist in the design, implementation and execution of customized pipelines for collaborative research projects
  • Adapt genomic data analysis pipelines in a rapidly evolving research environment
  • Work with bioinformatics team to integrate different types of genomics data
  • Assist in preparing concise presentations of computational results

Required Skills:

  • M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of biology and understanding of key and complex biological concepts (genes, pathways, cancer/immunity and/or stem cells)
  • Experience in Unix/Linux systems including HPC environments
  • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects is necessary
  • Scripting languages: Python or Perl
  • Statistical packages: R (preferred) or Matlab.
  • 1+ years of experience with sequencing data (two of DNA-seq, RNA-seq (single cell or bulk), ATAC-seq and ChIP-seq)
  • 1+ years of experience creating customized sequencing analysis pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and oral English

Contact: Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org if interested

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Research Grants Coordinator (Administration Staff Position)

Position Summary: Initial contact for Principal Investigators and the Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) regarding research proposal preparation, submission, tracking and notice of awards for the Pathology Department. Coordinates the preparation and submission of grant proposals in accordance with agency and New York University policies and procedures. Coordinates the set-up of all active award contracts and budgets within SPA and InfoEd. Serves as a key contact for InfoEd, grant.gov, CRISP and eRa Common.

  1. Adheres strictly to sponsors deadlines, guidelines, instructions, and policy updates, confirming investigator's eligibility for each submission
  2. In cooperation with Principal Investigator (PI), prepares research proposals, including budgets and all non-scientific sections, in a manner compliant with all sponsor guidelines and University policies and procedures.
  3. Provides draft proposal for PI review prior to submission.
  4. Reviews all applications on behalf of the Department
  5. Maintains schedule to track all active and pending research grant submissions.
  6. Maintains database of past, current and forthcoming submissions
  7. Finalizes all required internal documentation for the office of SPA, including transmittal forms, financial interest disclosure forms for PIan
  8. key personnel, base salary forms, internal budget forms, application checklist, and others special forms as required
  9. Coordinates necessary internal documentation from IRB, IACUC, CLDR
  10. Follows institutional submission deadlines
  11. Assures compliance with University and School of Medicine policies and procedures including internal compliance requirements (IRB, IACUC)
  12. Secures required Department of Pathology signatures
  13. Submits applications to SPA on behalf of the Department
  14. Develops and maintains professional working relationships with SPA personnel
  15. Maintains updated database of pending awards status, including expected dates for notifications of awards
  16. Routinely follows-up on actual award notifications with PIs
  17. Processes paperwork required by SPA for authorization and approval to set up new accounts expeditiously
  18. Revises budget as needed
  19. Identifies and resolves administrative obstacles for account authorization and reauthorization
  20. Maintains the schedule of non-competitive renewals, progress reports and other sponsors' requirements deadlines. Notifies Pis 30 days in advance of due dates to assist them in meeting sponsors post-award administrative requirements and closing dates.
  21. Maintains and updates files of all past paper grant submissions
  22. Maintains and updates electronic files of past electronic submissions
  23. Keeps an updated database of faculty bio-sketches, disclosures, other resources, IRB, and IACUC protocol numbers
  24. Prepares and distributes schedule of applications and active awards spreadsheet weekly
  25. Proficiency with electronic submission process and updates and transitions to all new software and procedures quickly. Serves as the resident expert on relevant software applications in research administration
  26. Supports and facilitates faculty transition to online submissions
  27. Alerts supervisors of any new software requirements for online submissions and makes recommendations

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Zero to two years of experience preparing grant proposals within a major academic center, processing funding applications with federal agencies, foundations and private donors. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and to manage competing priorities. Service oriented with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Must be detail oriented, able to work independently, able to consistently meet deadlines, and to make recommendations for process improvement.

Contact: Stefanie.Castanza@nyulangone.org if interested

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Computational Technician – Skok Lab

The Skok lab is looking for a bioinformatician to work at the interface of chromatin structure, transcriptional regulation and computational biology. We need someone to provide computational support to our wet lab postdocs as well as someone who will drive their own project to develop new methods to analyze genome-wide sequencing data. We will apply these tools for analyzing how changes in chromatin architecture impact cancer. Applicants should have experience with analysis of genomics data sets preferably chromosome conformation capture, HiChIP, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and ChIP-seq.

To apply or to obtain more information about the position please contact Dr Skok at Jane.skok@nyulangone.org. Applicants should include a CV, a one-page research statement and the names of three referees.

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Skok Lab

The Skok lab is looking for a wet lab postdoc to work on analyzing the impact of CTCF mutations that have been identified in cancer on chromosome architecture and gene regulation. Preferably, the candidate should have experience in chromosome conformation capture (3C), CRISPR, as well as NGS techniques (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq). The candidates are expected to establish independent research projects and to generate high impact publications, which should provide the postdoctoral fellows with an excellent opportunity for further career development in academia or pharmaceutical companies.

https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/jane-skok
http://skoklab.com/

To be considered, please submit a C.V., cover letter and names of 3 references to

Jane Skok: Jane.Skok@med.nyu.edu.org
and lab manager Fara Faye Regis: FaraFaye.Regis@nyulangone.org

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Research Scientist

The Feske lab is open to interviewing any internal Pathology candidates interested in the following position: Research Scientist

Position Summary: Responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the PI's laboratory.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to department's mission.
  2. Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
  3. Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
  4. Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.
  5. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
  6. May manage the operations of a lab for the Principal Investigator by supervising Post Docs and technicians.
  7. Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects.
  8. May provide students with technical guidance and direction in the operation of various sample preparation techniques, extraction lines, and equipment as well as general laboratory practices and safety protocols.
  9. May seek grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research projects with consent of the PI and the Department Chair. May participate in writing grant proposals.
  10. May be responsible research/lab quality control and compliance.
  11. May develop protocol for the collection and quality of research data.
  12. Develops research techniques and methodologies.
  13. May determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures and practices.
  14. Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences.
  15. May make significant contributions to scientific papers. Is a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations.
  16. May provide recommendations for equipment purchases and for the redesign of lab space.
  17. May coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators. Identifies and resolves technical problems.
  18. May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.
  19. Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments and laboratory facilities.
  20. 20 Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MD or PhD and 5 years experience. Critical thinking skills, strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to work independently and prioritize projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please contact Stefanie.Castanza@nyumc.org if you are an internal-Pathology employee & have interest in applying for this position.

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Research Technician

Position Summary: Responsible for conducting independent basic science experimentation based on research conducted in the assigned laboratory under the mentorship of a senior scientist. Individual is expected to seek to build a portfolio of research accomplishments in preparation for acquiring a higher degree in biomedical research or medicine.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generates hypotheses and designs and performs experiments to test them.
  • Executes multiple experiments simultaneously over time independently.
  • Records all experimental findings in a laboratory notebook, analyze and interpret experimental findings.
  • Based on results, independently suggests and tests modifications to protocols.
  • Prepares figures and diagrams for presentations and publications.
  • Communicates results and collaborates with other professionals in the lab.
  • Demonstrates a significant level of intellectual input into the design of the project.
  • Presents findings at lab meeting, responds to challenges, and participates in exchanges of ideas to advance the science.
  • Reads and understands relevant scientific literature.
  • Contributes to the preparation of articles on research outcomes and progress and to the submission of same for publication.
  • Participates in the editing and proofing of grant proposals, annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication and recommends modifications to the Principal Investigator.
  • After a period of time working in the laboratory, the candidate will be expected to train graduate students and post- doctoral fellows in experimental design, technique and performance.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience

If you are an internal NYULH employee interested in this position, please contact Stefan.Feske@nyulangone.org.

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Feske Lab: Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Feske lab at New York University School of Medicine (NYUSoM) to study the role of ion channels in immune responses to infection, self (autoimmunity) and/or tumors.

The Feske has long-standing expertise in investigating calcium signaling pathways in cells of the immune system. We study the molecular regulation of calcium release-activated channels (CRAC) formed by ORAI and STIM proteins and investigate their role in the physiology of immune cells. We use mice with targeted deletion of CRAC channels and human patients with mutations in CRAC channel genes to investigate how calcium signals control immune responses to infection and tumors, and in autoimmunity and inflammation. Our research is published in leading journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Immunity, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, J Exp Med, J Clin Invest and PNAS. For more information, please visit: http://labs.pathology.med.nyu.edu/feske-lab/.

Besides CRAC channels, other ion channels are expressed in T cells and other immune cells that control their function. The Feske lab is systematically investigating which ion channels regulate adaptive and innate immune responses to pathogens, tumors, and self. For these projects, we are seeking highly motivated and creative postdoctoral scientists to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of ion channel function in immune cell and their role in immune responses in vitro and in vivo using animal models of immunity.

Candidates should have a recent MD, PhD or MD/PhD degree and a strong background in immunology, specifically the use of animal models or signal transduction. Candidates with experience in ion channel function in immune cells or related cell types are especially encouraged to apply. A background in molecular and cell biology is desired. Please send a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feske at feskes01@nyumc.org.

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