Volume 4 Number 4, April 2017
Edward Halperin, MD, MA Will Be Keynote Speaker for Commencement;
Halperin, Choi, Salles and Taubman to Receive Honorary Degrees
At its commencement for the Class of 2017 on Thursday May 25, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine will grant 96 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degrees to its graduates as well as four honorary degrees. The ceremony will take place at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
    The keynote speaker will be Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, who is Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Halperin will receive the degree of Doctor of 
Science,  Honoris
Causa, and address the graduates, their guests, and the NYCPM Board of Trustees.
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Third Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference A Great Success!
Michael J. Trepal, NYCPM's VP for Academic Affairs and Dean and Caroline McIntosh, PhD, MChs, Head of Podiatric Medicine at NUI Galway, co-chaired the conference.

The Third Transatlantic Wound Science and Podiatric Medicine Conference, an annual conference put on by partners NYCPM and the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, was by any measure a successful and enjoyable conference. Hosted this year in Galway, 300 attendees from the U.S., Ireland and Europe experienced two days packed with cutting-edge presentations, workshops and panel discussions from early morning until evening. NYCPM's VP for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM ... Read more
Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty:

Patricia Wade, PhD
Associate Professor of
Pre-Clinical Sciences

"So far I've led a charmed life and a big part of it is being in the NYCPM family," says Patricia Wade, PhD. "Every member here has taught me something important about how lives/bodies work. From childhood the quest has been: how do we change lives for better: chemically, emotionally, with neural plasticity, and how do we help others do that?" After her BA (zoology, neurobiology) and PhD (physiology) from the University of California, Berkeley, she did post-doctoral brain research at Rockefeller University ... Read more
NYCPM Serves Homeless Residents in Transitional Housing    
One year ago, relates Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH, NYCPM was approached by Dr. Mitch Rubin, medical consultant to the Center for the Homeless, to provide podiatric services to the residents of CFH's transitional supportive housing. CFH is one of several organizations funded to serve underserved and uninsured homeless populations. The residents receive ... Read more
New Textbook Now Available in Print
Systemic Disease Manifestations in the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Extremity, the new interdisciplinary textbook that brings together podiatry, medicine and orthopedics, is now available in print. The book is edited by Rock G. Positano, DPM ('88), MSc, MPH; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Jeffrey S. Borer, MD, and Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81), and is published by Wolters Kluwer. It will be published electronically as well.
At Program's Tenth Anniversary, Another Cohort from UQTR Graduates
Seven Canadian students from the Université du Québec a Trois Rivières (UQTR) were honored at a graduation luncheon on April 20. The program, which hosted its first group from the university ten years ago, has seen many groups of senior students from the university come here to gain critical clinical skills. In that first cohort was Stephanie Maurais, DPM, who served her residency here and now is an Instructor at NYCPM. At the luncheon, Dr. Maurais told the students that "having you here made NYCPM better and NYCPM made you better too." Robert E. Eckles, DPM, told the students that they have "tremendous futures ahead."
    Before the ceremony was over, one Canadian student thanked Lee Blackwell, Associate Director of Student Services and Housing, for "being there for all the Canadian students."

NYCPM faculty and staff who supported and taught the seven Canadian students joined them for a photo. Standing, from left to right, are: NYCPM's Alain Silverio, Ed. M; Thomas DeLauro, DPM; Randy Cohen, DPM; Stephanie Maurais, DPM (a student in the first Canadian cohort); UQTR students Guillaume Collin, Ibrahim Akkari, Frederic Iskandar; Michael J. Trepal, DPM; student Maria Hajj; Paul Tremblay, MLIS; Doreen D'Amico, MS; Louis L. Levine, President and CEO of NYCPM; Lisa Lee, MA; Lee Blackwell, MFA. Seated: students Diane Bouguem, Emmanuelle Demers Tanguay, Ann-Lyse Sanon. 

Strong Correlations between Empathy, Emotional
Intelligence, and Personality Traits among Podiatric Medical Students: A Cross -sectional Study,
Kurtis Bertram1, John Randazzo1, Nathaniel Alabi1, Jack Levenson1, John T. Doucette2,
Peter Barbosa1,2
1 Department of Pre - Clinical Sciences, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 2Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

In an email, Peter Barbosa, PhD, added these warm acknowledgments: The authors of this work would like to thank Dr. Michael Trepal and Dr. Eileen Chusid for their guidance and support during this research. The team is in deep gratitude to COO Joel Sturm, who approved and facilitated fund -raising strategies for the completion of the work and to Ms. Erica Benoit whose time, commitment, and dedication were critical in survey design, administration, and data collection. Ms. Caroline Fruge provided critical input in the area of personality traits. Finally, the authors acknowledge Dr. Michael Huchital's contributions  to the editing of this manuscript.
Medical Spanish Booklet Now an E-Book
Jeffrey C. Page, DPM, Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences, Director, Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine has informed NYCPM that the Medical Spanish booklet the institution previously published is now an e-book, available through iBooks. All of the proceeds from this inexpensive e-book go to support the Step by Step Scholarship Fund that helps students who would like to serve on medical missions.  (The web site of the FUEGO Foundation is www.fuego.org ). It's still available in a printed spiral-bound edition as well.
Student News
First-Year Takes Top Prize, Senior Receives Honorable Mention in 2017 APMWA Student Contest
Jonathan Shalot, Class of 2020 ,
ACFAS Student Club President-Elect
and Student Ambassador has won the top prize in the 2017 Annual American 
Podiatric Medical Writers Association (APMWA) Student Writing Competition. He will receive a $1,000 honorarium from a special endowment by  Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin  to the APMA Educational Foundation for his paper, "Stress Among Medical Students: Coping Strategies & Solutions." 
Huguette Marie-Patience Disasi, Class of 2017 received
honorable mention for her paper, "Treating the Patient, Not Just the Disease: Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Minority and Immigrant Populations." Congratulations to both students!
More Student News
Most Emil Rose Winners Announced...
On Friday, April 21, Michael J. Trepal, VP for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, announced the 2017 Emil Rose Scholarship Award winners, who were selected based on their performance on a highly competitive written exam. The announcement named the two second years -- Jonathan Fung and Ramsha Jabbar, who are tied for the honor -- and the third-year winner, Sara Stachura. The senior winner will be announced at graduation. Dr. Trepal also thanked Kenneth Astrin, PhD, who coordinates the exam, and Susan Rice, DPM ('88), chair of the Scholarship Committee.
... and NYSPMA Scholarship Recipients Named
The Foundation for Podiatric Medicine annually provides $10,000 in scholarship money to be awarded to deserving NYCPM students. According to
PM News, the 2017 recipients are:   
Class of 2017:   Anaida Abagyan, Nathaniel Alabi, Joseph Waterhouse, and Victoria Teti
Class of 2018:   Sara Stachura, Matthew D'Angelo , and Djavlon Khakimov
Class of 2019:   Amanda Khoury, Hyunli Boo, and  Lauren Murphey.
   Congratulations to all!
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