Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
February 2017
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Programs Help Minority Students Fulfill Dreams Of Becoming Doctors

Pipeline programs across the country are working to break barriers often faced by minority students trying to make it to  medical school.  CBS2's Cindy Hsu visited SUNY Downstate College of Medicine to  see  how these programs are helping dreams come true.

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University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Introduces the Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The UB-led consortium that earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant moves into a new phase. Learn more.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: The Body Issue
Inside Higher Ed features research from Touro that suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.  Learn more.

Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi Named Dean
The internationally renowned physician-scientist in the field of lung disease has been named the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University's provost for medical affairs. Learn more.

Downstate College of Medicine: SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Wayne J. Riley as President of Downstate Medical Center
In addition to serving as the president of SUNY Downstate, Dr. Riley will hold two faculty appointments - professor of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine and professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. Learn more.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: Morgan Named Assistant Dean for URMC Medical Education Diversity and Inclusion
Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D.,  has been tapped to fill a newly-created role that will support the Medical Center's strategic goal  to build a more inclusive and welcoming culture  across the organization, and develop an increasingly diverse cadre of clinicians, scientists and educators. Learn more.

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons: Artist Jeff Koons to Join Columbia's Neuroscience Institute as First Artist-in-Residence

Art and science have more in common than you might think. Both value people who are willing to think creatively and experiment with new approaches as they explore how the human mind perceives reality. Though artists and scientists may sometimes speak different languages, there is much they can learn from each other.  Learn more. 
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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine: College-Bound Medical Scholars Pipeline Program Students Celebrate Scholarships
Two local high school students who are products of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) each received $2,500 college scholarships during the 47th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Program at  Northwell Health 's North Shore University Hospital. Learn more.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai And GLG Announce 2017 Global Health Scholars
The program leverages Gerson Lehrman Group's learning platform and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's progressive environment for medical education. It creates a groundbreaking educational program for the next generation of global health leaders that connects curious and dedicated Mount Sinai students with the power of one-to-one learning through GLG.  Learn more.

Columbia University Medical Center Cake Off Celebrates Year of Anniversaries
The year 2017 marks a number of milestones on campus, and to kick off this special year, CUMC hosted a cake competition. Locally baked cakes were judged on taste, appearance, and mission representation of each school. Learn more.

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Reveals the Winners of Through the Lens
The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's Through the Lens Initiative (TTLI)  strives to visualize, memorialize, empower, and invite community members to document creatively what is around us.  Learn more.

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Weill Cornell Medicine: $12.5 Million Gift Creates Feil Family Student Center 
The gift will expand the institution's dedicated student space by nearly 75 percent, creating new areas on campus for education, collaboration, wellness and student engagement. Learn more.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine:  Montefiore Statement on Student Demonstrators; Commitment to #DoNoHarm

Medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore, joined forces in a public demonstration pledging to support and protect the Affordable Care Act, which is in jeopardy of being repealed. Learn more.

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Students Stand in Solidarity Against Obamacare Repeal

In the wake of new U.S. administration promises to abolish health care reform, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine students joined forces with the Protect Our Patients movement on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 to protest the possibility that millions of Americans may lose their health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed.  Learn more.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Public Health Expert Joins 'Call to Action' on Gun Safety

Nils Hennig, MD, MPH, Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , and public health leaders from the nation's top universities have authored an unprecedented call to action on gun safety, urging consensus-building rather than confrontationLearn more. 
University of Rochester Medical Center Mindfulness Expert Writes Book on Humanity in Medicine

Ronald Epstein, M.D., a University of Rochester Medical Center professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, and Medicine, has written the first book for the general public about mindfulness in medical practice, providing an inside look at how doctors think and illustrating his points with true stories.   Learn more. 
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine: Medical School with Seven Children

OMS I Alexandra Friedman says her family 'energizes' her. Learn more.

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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hosts  12th Annual Latino Medical Student Association National Conference and the 44th Annual Northeast Regional Conference

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