Week of April 10, 2017
New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Enter Into Long-Term Academic Affiliation Agreement

New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center have entered into a 12-year Academic Affiliation Agreement that formalizes our ongoing relationship and strengthens the academic medicine programs and the clinical care and research practices of both institutions. Read more...

NYMedTalks Explores Crossroads of Health Care and Technology

More than 300 attendees participated in this year's NYMedTalks held on March 31. Since 1986, NYMC medical students have convened an interdisciplinary, interprofessional conference to expose students to topics outside of the traditional academic curriculum. Originally known as Student-Physician Awareness Day (SPAD), the vernal tradition continues today in the form of NYMedTalks to increase exposure to research, innovation, and developments that will impact the approach to healthcare today and in the future. The event was planned and executed by members of the Class of 2020 Student Senate, from left: Kenneth Guber, Abhiniti Mittal, Kendall Presti, Robert Kane, and Jennifer Lindelof. View the 2017 NYMedTalks photo gallery here.

This year, leaders from varying backgrounds and specialties were invited to speak on the theme: "At Crossroads: Healthcare and Technology in Our Future." Talks covered a diversity of subject matter including human rights, opioid addiction, artificial intelligence, and technologic advances in spinal cord injuries. D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, gave the keynote address, "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - The Rise of the Machines?" Following the talks, a residency and medical specialties fair filled the lobbies of the Medical Education Center and Basic Sciences Building, with residency directors, fellows and residents communicating their passions and educating students about future careers in health care. NYMedTalks was sponsored by the NYMC Board of Advisors and the Office of Student Affairs. . 

Chancellor Halperin Addresses NYMC Community at Town Hall Meeting

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, provided a State of the College update, followed by an audience Q&A at a Town Hall Meeting held in Nevins Auditorium on April 5. Dr. Halperin provided updates on a variety of academic and facilities topics, including news of the recently-signed Academic Affiliation Agreement with Westchester Medical Center, a 12-year agreement signed by the Boards of Trustees of both organizations. He also shared news that the College's bond rating has been steadily improving in recent years and is now the highest possible rating for a higher education institution. Among other facilities and administrative updates, Dr. Halperin told the audience that the transition to a new food service provider, Lessing's, had gone smoothly, and the College will be evaluating expanded food service options. He also stated that discussions were underway to extend the hours of the new Dr. Edward F. and Mrs. Anna M. Asprinio Fitness Center located at 19 Skyline Drive. View the Chancellor's Town Hall Meeting here.

SOM P2P Committee Recognizes Role Models at NYMC

The School of Medicine (SOM) Peer to Peer (P2P) Committee celebrates the exemplary students of NYMC with Professionals of NYMC, a forum for students to recognize each other as peer role models and showcase students who demonstrate the ideals valued most as future healthcare professionals. The initiative recognizes students in the NYMC community who embody the school's core graduation competencies, including outstanding acts of patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration and professionalism. It is the hope that Professionals of NYMC will inspire all members of the NYMC community to make a positive difference in the lives of others. One selected winner per class will receive recognition in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) during the application to residency process. Have you seen a classmate do something awesome and inspiring? Send your nominations to nymcp2p@gmail.com. Read more about the Professionals of NYMC....

NYMC Receives Full Accreditation From AAALAC

New York Medical College has been awarded continued full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) after a recent site visit. AAALAC full accreditation demonstrates a high regard for animal well-being and a commitment for maintaining a quality animal care and use program. The accreditation was given with no further recommendations to offer for improvement of the program NYMC was commended for its disaster plan and emergency preparedness drill and its protocol review and documentation.

Shantie D. Harkisoon, M.D., associate professor of clinical family and community medicine and program director of the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program, was awarded a Silver Program Director Recognition Award for dedication to family medicine from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) at its annual meeting on March 25 in Kansas City. At the meeting, Dr. Harkisoon presented on how to make residency programs most valuable to hospitals and other institutions to more than 100 program directors. The criteria for the Program Director Recognition Awards includes more than 30 requirements in categories such as tenure, training, scholarly activity, peer development, professional development, advocacy and service to family medicine organizations. Dr. Harkisoon has been leading the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program since its founding in 2010.

Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of speech-language pathology, was co-author of an oral presentation, "Psychometric Evaluation of a New Functional Diet Scale for Dysphagia," at the Dysphagia Research Society annual meeting held March 2-4 in Portland, Oregon. The DRS is an international and multidisciplinary professional organization of researchers in swallowing and swallowing disorders. Dr. Riquelme's work is based on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework.
An Huang, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology, received a one-year $402,500 continuation for "Estrogen and EDHF in NO Deficiency" from the National Institutes of Health.
Michael S. Wolin, Ph.D., professor of physiology, received a one-year $410,000 continuation for "Ferrochelatase and Guanylate Cyclase Regulation in Vascular Dysfunction" from the National Institutes of Health.

New York Medical College Leadership News

Westfair Online - 4/6/2017
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Kevin MD Blog - 4/5/2017
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

FiOS 1 - 4/2/2017
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

BioInc@NYMC News

The Business Journal - 3/30/2017
Sapience Therapeutics Inc., is a client of BioInc@NYMC

Faculty News

Westchester Family - April 2017 
Patricia O. Towle, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences and pediatrics 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/2/2017 
David F. Kronn, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and pathology 

CNA - 4/2/2017 
Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and medicine

The Examiner - 4/1/2017
Rajesh Gupta, M.D., clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine 

Westfair Online - 3/31/2017
John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and medicine 
Marie T. Ascher, Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director Health Sciences Library 
Michael J. Nesheiwa, M.D., distinguished visiting professor of School of Health Sciences and Practice 
Taliya Farooq, M.D., instructor of pathology 
Faisal Saeed, M.D., instructor of pathology 
Humayun K. Islam, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pathology and clinical medicine 
Minghao Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pathology 
Esther Chaewon Yoon, M.D., instructor of pathology 
Supriya S. Jain, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and radiology 

Westchester Family - March 2017
Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences 

For General Information

The Journal News - 4/6/2017

Westchestergov.com - 4/3/2017

News 12 Westchester (login required) - 4/3/2017 

The Examiner - 4/3/2017

New York Times - 4/4/2017
Alvin I. Goodman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine

New York Medical College is not responsible for the content or accuracy of what may be reported in print or online media.

Monday, April 10
Doc's Café closed for Passover; re-opens on April 19
All day
Tuesday, April 11
Passover Holiday (NYMC Closed) All day
Wednesday, April 12
Passover Holiday (NYMC Closed)
All day
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Friday, April 14
Good Friday (NYMC Closed)
All day
Monday, April 17
Passover Holiday (NYMC Closed)
All day
Tuesday, April 18
Passover Holiday (NYMC Closed)
All day
Wednesday, April 19
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m. 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
1:00 p.m. 
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m. 
Thursday, April 20
Department of Physiology Seminar
11:00 a.m.

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13th Annual Department of Physical Therapy Doctoral Project Presentation

Prevention and Management Non-Communicable Diseases: The Role of Physical Therapists

Thursday, April 20
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

1:00 p.m. 
Student Presentations

4:50 p.m.
Keynote Presentation

Marilyn Moffat , P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
, professor of physical Therapy, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

he Central Role of Neuroscientists under National Socialism: Links to the Holocaust and Medical Ethics

Monday, April 24
5:00 p.m.
Alumni House
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AOA Visiting Professor's Lecture 

The Patient as Our Teacher: Timeless Lessons and Teachable Moments

Tuesday, April 25
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline, GN F15

Kimberly Manning, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Distinction in Teaching and Leadership
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4th Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship

Cardiac Energy Turnover in Health and Disease

Fabio A. Recchia, M.D., Ph.D., p rofessor of physiology, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, adjunct professor of physiology, Department of Physiology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, May 1
11:00 a.m.
Chouake Auditorium

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5th Annual Research and Scholarship Day

in collaboration with Alpha Eta and Delta Omega Honor Societies

Thursday, May 11
4:30 p.m.
7 Dana Road

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School of Medicine

Convocation of Thanks

Friday, May 12
1:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

Class of 2020 will conduct the 29th Annual Memorial Service

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Founder's Dinner

Sunday, September 17
5:00 p.m.
ToubleTree Hilton
Tarrytown, NY

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