Volume 4, Number 1  January 2017
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Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medical Conference to Delve Deeply into Major Area of Medical Concern
Affiliation between NYCPM and Galway Yields Third Gathering of International Experts
The third Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference will take place on March 31 and April 1 in Galway, Ireland, the product of the affiliation of NYCPM and the National University of Ireland, Galway. The two-day wound science conference will be dense with presentations and workshops by experts from both institutions and beyond.
    Caroline McIntosh, PhD, Head of Podiatric Medicine at Galway (its School of Podiatric Medicine was just established in 2008), explained that Galway has benefitted from its affiliation with NYCPM with student exchanges, collaborative research ... Read more
Canadian Students Complete Clinical Rotation
Seven students from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières celebrated the completion of their studies at NYCPM at a luncheon in their honor on December 15. NYCPM President and CEO Louis L. Levine noted that the students are welcome to return if they are unable to find the opportunities they need to complete their training. In the four months that they are here, the students complete a clinical rotation.

In the photo, the students are (left to right) Mr. Antonin G. Bérubé, Ms. Alexandra Lacroix, Ms. Stephanie Poulin, Ms. Catherine De Montigny, Ms. Gabrielle Daigneault, Ms. Émilie Gaillardetz, Mr. Dominic Chicoine.
Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty:

Zev Leifer, PhD
Professor of Pre-Clinical Sciences

Zev Leifer, PhD, earned his doctorate from the New York University Medical School in 1972 (in microbiology, on the function of polyamines in bacteria), after receiving an undergraduate degree at Yeshiva University and a master's from Harvard in medical science. He followed his PhD with four years of post-doctoral research, and then joined the microbiology faculty at New York Medical College at Valhalla, NY before joining the faculty at NYCPM in 1982.     ... Read more
Elective MSK Ultrasound Course Teaches Popular Technique
An elective course presented by the Continuing Education Department, "Ultrasound Guided Injections with Biologicals Forum," held on Saturday, January 7, was part of an ongoing series that provides NYCPM
alumni with CME credits and students with Pass/Fail  grades on their transcripts. This is the first time that this particular elective course has been offered; all of the other podiatry schools will eventually host it as well. 
Taught by Pradeep Albert, MD, an interventional radiologist and adjunct professor at ... Read more
APMWA Announces 31st Annual Student Writing Competition
Per PM News, The American Podiatric Medical Writers Association has announced its 31st Annual Student Writing Competition.
- All papers MUST be non-technical in nature. Appropriate subjects include practice management, ethics, law, education, or any topic that would be suitable for a lay publication.
- There is no word limit. Papers will be graded for content, style, grammar, neatness, and overall impact.
First prize will be $1,000, sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin, and recognition in the APMA NEWS and the APMWA Newsletter. Honorable Mention Certificates may also be awarded.
- This competition is open to ANY enrolled podiatric student.
- Entries must be received by 4/1/17 via e-mail at bblock@podiatrym.com
- Entries become the property of APMWA, which may arrange publication of the entry.
Zev Leifer's paper "The use of virtual microscopy and a wiki in pathology education: Tracking student use, involvement, and response" (published in  J Pathol Inform. 2015; 6:30) was cited twice (Ref. 40) in: "Learning pathology using collaborative vs. individual annotation of whole slide images: a mixed methods trial", M. Sahota, B. Leung, S. Dowdell, and G.M. Velan. Article in BMC Medical Education 16(1):1-9, December 2016, DOI: 10.1186/s12909-016-0831-x
"Comparative Analysis of User Perception and Step Length Using Toe Separating, Contoured Sandals versus Thong Style Flip-Flops," Jay Emlen (2018), Loretta Logan, DPM, Michael Huchital (2016), Amanda Siegel (2018), Matthew Weintraub (2017), John T Doucette, PhD, Mt. Sinai, Peter Barbosa, PhD. Research Article, Clin Res Foot Ankle, 4: 215. DOI: 10.4172/2329-910X.1000215.
    In a congratulatory email, Peter Barbosa, PhD, noted that Jay Emlen (2018) did a "superb job" as first author and was crucial in getting the work published, and that Dr. Eileen Chusid is on the Editorial Board of the journal (http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/clinical-research-foot-ankle.php).
More Notable 2016 Contributions
    - Rock G. Positano, DPM ('88), MSc, MPH, Director of the Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Deputy Chairman of the NYCPM Board, has donated $10,000 to NYCPM, and the College has established the Dr. Rock G. Positano Scholarship Fund with his generous gift.
   - Patricia Wade, PhD, donated $1,000 to the Dr. Patricia Wade Scholarship Fund.
   - Joel Sturm, COO, donated an additional $500 to the Rabbi Ephraim H. Sturm Scholarship Fund established last year.
   - NYCPM has received the final distribution from the trust established by the late Shirley Port-Rauch, widow of Aaron Arthur Rauch, DPM ('52), under which the College has received a total of over $205,000 for podiatric education and research.

Alumni News
Update from Alum

Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM ('79), MD, an Associate Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, tells  Footprints that he has been asked to review for the American College of Sports Medicine's
Current Sports Medicine Reports. He
also reviews for an online journal,
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
   At Baylor, he works with vascular surgeons and researchers in its Toe and Flow Limb Preservation program.
In Memoriam

Michael Giannone, DPM ('70)
Louis Giannone, DPM ('94) has informed
Footprints that his father, Michael Giannone, DPM ('70), has passed away. 

The elder Dr. Giannone practiced podiatry in Mt. Kisco, NY for 35 years, and started the wound clinic at Northern Westchester Hospital. He was "very dedicated to podiatry," according to his son.
In Memoriam

Gerald Joseph Gambale, DPM ('91)
According to
PM News, Gerald Joseph Gambale, DPM, ('91), of Port Richey, FL, died Dec. 16, 2016. 

He was a USMC veteran and practiced podiatry in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by his wife, Ann; eight nieces; a nephew and a great-nephew.
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