Volume 4 Number 8, August 2017
Seinfeld Offers Testament to the Power of Podiatry: It "Changed My Life"
"When I think back to the decades of suffering I went through in the 80s and 90s, this has completely changed my life." That strong testament to the effectiveness of podiatry was made by comedian Jerry Seinfeld (above left), describing the outstanding, ongoing care he has received from Joseph D'Amico, DPM (right), Professor in NYCPM's Department of Orthopedics and an alumnus. President Louis L. Levine and Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM have acknowledged the exceptional work of Dr. D'Amico in the field of biomechanics. 
Class of 2019 Achieves High Pass Rate
Congratulations to the Class of 2019, which achieved a first-time pass rate on APMLE Part I of 96%. The national average was 88%. In his announcement, Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81) said, "Let's also acknowledge the faculty who taught them and the admission folks who recruited them.  We couldn't be prouder of them all." 

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NYCPM Faculty 
Michael Rothstein, MSN, FNP, WCC, DAPWCA
Clinical Instructor
"There will always be a need for wound care," says
Michael Rothstein, MSN. Over the years he has observed an increase in wounds, due to the aging of baby boomers and the epidemics of diabetes and obesity. But for Michael Rothstein caring for wounds is his passion!
  Mr. Rothstein earned a BS and MS in Audiology and Speech Pathology from Herbert Lehman  College, and then a BSN and MSN from Wagner College, graduating in 1997. 
   While working in nursing homes as a Nurse Practitioner, he became interested in wound care after seeing the number of lower  ... Read more
The Other Side of the Polish Exchange Program
In the July issue of  Footprints , Sang Hyub Kim (2018) wrote thoughtfully about his experiences in Poland during a two-week exchange program arranged by Trustee Halina M. Semla-Pulaski, DPM ('89), LHD. For the other side of the exchange, two students from the Health and Sciences Department of Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (Jagiellonian University in Kraków) studied at NYCPM for two weeks. Follow the link to read more about the program and a letter that one of the two Polish students (Ms. Wnuk), who visited NYCPM during the exchange, sent to Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81). ... Read more     
Polish students Monika Słupińska (left) and Agnieszka Wnuk (right) pose with (left to right) Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM, Robert Eckles, DPM, and COO Joel Sturm after receiving their certificates. 
Our Team is 'Exceptional'!
NYCPM faculty received a commendation from Morrisania Health Center for exceptional patient care and service. Seen with the commendation are (left to right) Aaron Glockenberg, DPM ('79); Stephanie Maurais, DPM ('08) and Thomas DeLauro, DPM ('81). Sharon Barlizo, DPM is part of the team, too. Congratulations to all!
Spanish Podologists Complete Studies, Celebrate 25 Years of Collaboration
On August 3, 10 podologists from Spain culminated a week of study in NYCPM's Bako Anatomy Lab under the direction of Professor Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, DPM ('95), PhD and Professor Marta Los Iglesias, PhD of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, with Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81), NYCPM's Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. The two course directors, with Professor Juan Carlos Carrera Merino, BS Podiatry, accompanied the students to the College. 
At the luncheon to celebrate the completion of this year's course for Spanish podologists, President and CEO Louis L. Levine (right) and Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM (left) presented Professor Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, DPM, PhD (in orange shirt) and Professor Los Iglesias, PhD, with a beautiful glass plate that commemorates the 25 years of the collaboration.

   Among the subjects studied during their week here were anatomical dissection, surgical skills, and lower extremity cadaver dissection. ... Read more
Student News
Dean's List for 2016-17 Announced!
At the end of July, 69 freshman, sophomores and juniors were notified by the Dean's office that they had made the Dean's List for 2016-2017. This means that these students maintained a 3.5 grade average for the entire academic year. Congratulations to all!
PRESENT Offers 2017 Residency Education Summit
The 2017 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit East Conference continued its tradition of providing high quality podiatric educational experiences with prominent speakers who both lecture and present hands-on workshops. Present e-Learning Systems, an ongoing supporter of NYCPM's Alumni Relations Association, held the August 11-13 conference at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, NJ. 
At the 2017 PRESENT Summit were, left to right: Desander Más, VP Alumni Relations, David George, DPM ('72), Anthony Iorio, DPM ('81) and Michael Shore, DPM ('86), Director of Medical Education, Co-Founder and Director of Medical Education for PRESENT e-Learning Systems.  
Student News
Seniors' Research Wins First Place and Award at APMA Conference; NYCPM Students Also Present Novel Research
Three seniors -- Alexandra Black, Jered Stowers, Rosario Saccomanno and their faculty advisor Bryan Markinson, DPM ('81)
-- presented research on melanoma (acral lentiginous melanoma) at the APMA National Conference in July and won first place in the public health category. The Class of 2018 students won a monetary prize and were honored with the Arthur E. Helfand, DPM Award, to be presented at the APHA Public Health Conference in Atlanta ... Read more

Jered Stowers and Alexandra Black pose with the first-place poster they created with Rosario Saccomanno (all 2018).
Class of 2019 Attends 2017 Residency Fair
More than 50 programs attracted over 80 third-year students on August 11 at the 2017 Residency Fair. While the vast majority of programs present were located in the tristate area, they were joined by programs from across the U.S. 
Director of French Institute Offers Instruction at NYCPM

Dominique Nuytens, Director of L'Institut National de Podologie, visited NYCPM and offered two days of instruction in orthoses. Attending his second day of instruction were, left to right, back row: Anik Paul; Stephanie Maurais, DPM ('08), who did most of the translation; Ying Shao; Ramsha Jabbar; Ibrahim Akkari. Middle row: Anne-Louise Smith; Thi Pham; Loretta Logan, DPM ('89); Christina Sawires, DPM ('17); Arala Cohen. Front row: Katarina Perri; Mr. Nuytens; Dana Hemlall; Kawsar Ibrahim (standing). Paul Tremblay, Chief Medical Librarian, standing far left, assisted with translation. 
Alumni News

Jennifer D'Amico, DPM ('07), has left the West Coast and joined Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates in Connecticut. After graduating from NYCPM, Dr. D'Amico completed her podiatric surgical residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego. Following her residency, Dr. D'Amico completed a fellowship in limb lengthening and reconstruction at The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She also did an AO trauma fellowship in Switzerland and leads international medical mission trips yearly. Dr. D'Amico serves on NYCPM's Alumni 
Relations Advisory Board. 
Dan Klein, DPM
('74) has been appointed as associate professor of anatomy and physiology for Western Arkansas Technical School, University Arkansas Fort Smith. This course is a prerequisite course leading to an LPN degree and licensure in Arkansas. His prior appointments included teaching an emergency medical responder course at Western Arkansas Technical Center, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (2016-17).
In Memoriam

Noel Handel, DPM ('76) , passed away in Jerusalem, Israel. Handel emigrated to Israel in 1989. There, he esta- blished large and successful diabetic foot clinics in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in which he often saw up to 100 patients a day. Source: PM News
In Memoriam

Gary Steven Wallach, DPM ('81) of Fort Lauderdale, FL has passed away. He was Chief of Podiatry at Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and was affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Source: PM News.
Upcoming Community Events
September 9, 2017, 12n - 4pm, Day of Hope, Street Fair, 115th Street between 1 st and 2 nd Avenues. Free foot screenings, information distribution.
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12n - 5pm, Harlem Health & Wellness Expo, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 W. 125 th St. Free foot screenings, information distribution.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 11am-5pm, Feria de Salud sobre la Diabetes, at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, 2 nd fl., Bronx, NY 10451. Free health screenings, health information, live entertainment, and "Battle of the Latino Chefs."
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