Volume 4 Number 7, July 2017
NYCPM Participates in West Point Boot Fit and Foot Structure Study;
Researchers Now Have Data on Over 4,000 Cadets
In one intense day in July, 44 NYCPM students and half a dozen faculty members from the Departments of Surgery, Medicine and Orthopedics conducted research at the 2017 West Point Boot Fit and Foot Structure Study, fitting boots to and analyzing the feet of 1150 new cadets at the historic military academy. 

NYCPM podiatrists, each with a student scribe, analyze cadets' feet. From left to right:  Dr. Robert Eckles with Sercan Ture (2019); Dr. Loretta Logan with Chung Him Tse (2019); and Dr. Anthony Iorio with William Etts (2020).

    Our students joined colleagues from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and the Hospital for Special Surgery as well as West Point to gather data on the feet of the cadets to see if abnormalities within the study's parameters predict injury and what type, according to Eileen D. Chusid, ... Read more
Laurence Lowy, Professor and Dean, Celebrated at Retirement
Waves of NYCPM faculty and staff crowded into the retirement party for Laurence J. Lowy, DPM, who retired in late June after 23 years at the College. Dr. Lowy was Professor of Pediatrics and Dean for Student Services before voluntarily retiring in 2015 

At his retirement party, Dr. Lowy (center) shows off the gift he received with Louis L. Levine, left, President and CEO of NYCPM, and Joel Sturm, right, COO of the College. 

and becoming Advisory Dean for Student Services. He arrived at NYCPM in 1994 to teach, and became course director for Podopediatrics, a title he held until 2015. He became Dean for Student Services in 2007. A respected clinician, lecturer, and colleague, Dr. Lowy devoted himself as dean to improving the student experience at NYCPM, from orientation and the White Coat Ceremony to commencement.
    At the party there were tears and cheers, the fondness for Dr. Lowy obvious to all. His parting gift from NYCPM was a framed, authenticated composite of animation cels of some of the best known characters from Fleischer Studios, including Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor and Koko the Clown. Dr. Lowy, a film buff, was greatly moved by the gift as well as the emotion of the moment.
Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty:

Russell G. Volpe, DPM ('83)
Professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics


Russell G. Volpe, DPM, loves working with children; podopediatrics is Dr. Volpe's specialty and his passion. A 1983 graduate of NYCPM, Dr. Volpe completed his residency at the College in orthopedics and pediatrics, trained by Dr. Joseph D'Amico and others, and earned a fellowship in pediatrics through the College for his second post-graduate year. He has been on the faculty for 32 years. He is also the founding chairman of a dedicated pediatrics department here, and served as chairman of that department from 1993 or 2006, when the  ... Read more
My Two-Week Exchange in Poland
By Sang Hyub Kim ('18)
Sang Hyub Kim ('18) recently completed a two-week exchange in Poland at the Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie (Jagiellonian University in Kraków). Founded in 1364 by Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great), Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland. Halina M. Semla-Pulaski, MS, DPM ('89), a Trustee of NYCPM, organized this exchange program. Dr. Semla-Pulaski developed contacts with the faculties through her mentor and friend, Jolanta Jaworek, MD, PhD. Dr. Jaworek was a former ... Read more
2017 Alumni Gala Will Sparkle on October 28, 2017
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine is delighted to present the 2017 Alumni Gala on October 28, 2017 at the New York LaGuardia Marriott. Cocktail Hour for the event will start at 6:00pm, with Dinner and Dancing from 7:00 to 11:00pm.
   Tickets are $150 per person; for Young Alumni (members of the classes of 2007-2017), tickets are $100 per person. Tickets include a four-course dinner, premium open bar, dancing, entertainment and giveaways.
    Awards to the NYCPM 2017 Alumni Honorees will be presented at the Gala. The Honorees are:
-          Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Ira Kraus, Class of 1989.
-          Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Jonathan Haber, Class of 1974.
-          Alumni Outstanding Service Award: Dr. Andrew Shapiro, Class of 1986.
-          Alumni Rising Star Award: Dr. Adrianne Ross, Class of 2008.
     The evening will also feature special tributes to the Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.
     Get more info and buy tickets here!
2016-17 
PMR Complete and Available
Sang Hyub Kim and Djavlon Khakimov (both 2018), co-Editors-in-Chief, proudly announce the completion of Volume 25 of the 2016-2017 Podiatric Medical Review (PMR). Free copies are available in the library and on the NYCPM  website .  They have also announced the 2017-2018 editors: Diltaj Singh, Editor-in-Chief (2019); Hyunji Boo and Brian Wolff (both 2019), Senior Editors; Hussain Hussain (2019) and Sanjna Sanghvi (2020), Editors.  

Sang Hyub Kim (left) and Djavlon Khakimov (right), are co-editors-in-chief of Volume 25 of the  PMR.
NYCPM Librarian Elected VP of New York City Health Librarians Organization
Paul Tremblay, MLIS, MA , NYCPM's Chief Medical Librarian, has been elected Vice President and President-elect of the BQSIMB (Brooklyn Queens Staten Island Manhattan Bronx) Health Sciences Librarians, an organization of 44 medical libraries. As Vice President, Mr. Tremblay will serve a two-year term; he will assist the current president in finding locations for meetings, in which the librarians share resources and information about vendors and inter-library loans. NYCPM has been an active member of BQSIMB for about 20 years; Mr. Tremblay hopes to bring the benefits of that membership to the College.
Graduate Residents Celebrated
On June 21, NYCPM celebrated the graduation of three residents - Reem Sheikh, DPM; Hazel Merced-Vargas, DPM; and Robert Peck, DPM - at its Resident Graduation Reception 2017. All NYCPM residents and NYCPM faculty attended the gala dinner in the graduates' honor, as did an orthopedic surgeon each from Lincoln, Metropolitan and Harlem Hospitals. 
Residents in the photo above, back row, left to right: Anthony Jabra, DPM; Michael Bastani, DPM; Adam Bernatsky, DPM; David Ehrlich, DPM; Hazel Merced-Vargas, DPM; Robert Peck, DPM. Front row, left to right: Muhammad Ansari, DPM; Timothy Bui, DPM; Faezeh Bakhtiari-Nejad, DPM; Reem Sheikh, DPM; Sarah Mohamed, DPM. 

Alumni News
Ross ('79) Elected President of State Association
Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM ('79), MD was elected President-Elect of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association at its annual meeting. After graduating from NYCPM, he completed a two-
year residency with the Harris County Podiatric Residency Program, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery from 1979-1981. 
    He completed a fellowship in Ein Kerem, Israel in December 1988. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine, in 2003. He is currently an associate professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
In Memoriam
Richard Nuccio, DPM ('71)

As reported in PM News , Richard D. Nuccio, DPM ('71), died at age 70 of leukemia on July 4, 2017. A resident of Florida, Dr. Nuccio formerly practiced in Rockville Center, NY.
Patricia Wade, PhD, Continues Her Scholarship Support
 
Patricia Wade, PhD , Associate Professor of Pre-Clinical Sciences, continues to fund her eponymous scholarship, the Patricia Wade Scholarship Fund, with a contribution this spring. 
Upcoming Community Events
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8am-2pm, Summer Annual Health & Wellness Expo , SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center, 33 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036 (indoor event). NYCPM will provide free foot screenings and information.
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