2015 - Tamar Rubinstein, MD, MS
Tamar Rubinstein, M.D., M.S.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University & Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Mentor: Chaim Putterman, M.D.
Mood disorder and cognitive dysfunction in pediatric lupus.
Neuropsychiatric lupus (lupus that affects the nervous system, including the brain) occurs earlier, more frequently, and with greater severity in children than in adults with lupus. Dr. Rubinstein will investigate a new biomarker found easily in the blood as a possible screening tool for the symptoms of neuropsychiatric lupus in children. She will also study the prevalence of these symptoms in children with lupus and the burden of disease.