Research Trials
The Rigor of Science

“We’re facing a disease for which there’s no treatment,” said Dr. Kevin Tracey, a neurosurgeon who heads the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell. “Think of what that means. We’re ramping up with preparations to have the hospitals filled up with people in every bed. Some of them dying of a disease, surrounded by doctors and nurses who don’t know what to do...

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Michael Dowling – What Real Leadership Looks Like During a Pandemic

Irish America Publisher Niall O’Dowd reviews Irish-born CEO Michael Dowling’s new book about Leading Through a Pandemic. Irish America Publisher Niall O’Dowd and Northwell CEO Michael Dowling at the 2013 Irish America Business 100 awards luncheon.Photo: Nuala Purcell The coronavirus, the greatest public health crisis in United States history, will spawn a...

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Pete Hamill was a great journalist, and an even better big brother

Pete Hamill, the acclaimed author, died Wednesday, August 5, at age 85. His brother Denis delivered this eulogy on Saturday, August 8. Pete Hamill is going to be fine. My big brother Pete helped me with my grammar school book reports, my teenage hippie poetry, my first piece of published journalism, my first produced screenplay and most of my published novels. Pete always made everything he...

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The Future of Irish America

Peter Quinn looks at the position of
Irish Americans as we embrace the new millennium.

“Whatever the future may hold, wherever it may take us, we can bring along only what we possess, and if we don’t possess our past, if instead of a true history and a significant literature, we bring along only trivia, empty myths and a handful of stories, or-worst of all — the latest intellectually fashionable versions of ourselves, we will offer those to come after nothing of lasting...

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John McCarty: The Father of Artificial Intelligence

By Ray Cavanaugh Few phrases evoke the rapid hi-tech acceleration of our era like “artificial intelligence” (also known by the somewhat less-threatening acronym of “AI”). Until very recently, this world, for better or worse, was ours. But, having ascended to the apex of the Animal Kingdom on the basis of our intelligence, we now find ourselves increasingly eclipsed by...

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