Volume 5 Number 4, April 2018
Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO, Will Be Keynote Speaker at Commencement;
Bijan Safai, MD, Dsc, to Receive Honorary Degree
At the Commencement for the Class of 2018, on May 24 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center,
Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO, (left) will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree,  Honoris Causa . Bijan Safai, MD, DSc , will also receive the honorary degree, Doctor of Science,  Honoris Causa .
   Dr. Bakotic is a dermatopathologist who founded the Rhett Foundation for the Advancement of Podiatric Medical Education with his career-long business partner Joseph "Jody" Hackle, MD. NYCPM received the foundation's first gift, an unrestricted grant, in October, and has just received a second grant (see related story).
   The Rhett Foundation's mission is to advance podiatric medical education with a defined focus on lower extremity dermatology.  ... Read more
Student Authors Shine in Bibliography ...
"What you do and contribute to the literature lasts forever." With that affirmation, Michael J. Trepal, DPM, VP of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, honored the student authors who contributed to publications, presentations and ... Read more

Senior student authors posed with their certificates. From left to right, they are Grace Tsai, Rosario Saccomanno, Adenike Sonaike, and Mai Pham.

...  And Faculty Authors Celebrate Large Compendium
Faculty and staff who attended the snowstorm-postponed 2018 Faculty Authors' Luncheon on April 18 celebrated the truly large number of citations compiled in this year's bibliography. The compilation lists a total of 105 citations, 69 of which were distinct citations authored by 25 researchers. With the CPME and CME-related lectures, there are 147 citations (of published research, presentations, poster presentations ... Read more

Faculty celebrated their citations. From left to right (front): Drs. Loretta Logan, Barbara Resseque, Zev Leifer, Joy Reidenberg. Rear, left to right: Drs. Michael J. Trepal, Peter Barbosa, Eileen Chusid, Mark Kosinski, and Louis L. Levine, President and CEO.

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Get to Know ...
NYCPM's Faculty
Aaron Glockenberg, DPM ('79)
Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics,
Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Dr. Aaron Glockenberg earned his bachelor's degree in biology from American International College in Springfield, MA in 1973, and was interested in getting into medicine.     Working in a microbiology lab after graduation, he applied to podiatry school when a podiatrist got him interested in the field of podiatric medicine.
   After graduating from NYCPM in 1979, Dr. Glockenberg completed his residency at the Montrose VA Hospital (in association with NYCPM), and then, with a fellowship, studied biomechanics and orthopedics at NYCPM under Joseph D'Amico, DPM. He's taught here since 1983. Dr. Glockenberg is also a member of Phi Delta Honor ... Read more
Rhett Foundation Presents Second Grant to NYCPM

Bryan Markinson, DPM ('81) (center), a contributing founder, presents a check on behalf of the Rhett Foundation to NYCPM President and CEO Louis L. Levine (left) and Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81) (right). The funds are intended for College facility renovations.
NYCPM is Joined by NUI Galway for Superbones  Conference
Superbones Superwounds East 2018 Conference represented the 4th Annual Transatlantic Seminar in Wound Care and Podiatric Medicine, with the participation of NYCPM and the National University of Ireland, Galway. The conference took place in Teaneck, NJ, April 6-8. This continuing educational
conference is intended for practicing surgical and wound care health care professionals.  Notable programming included a series of ... Read more

In the photo above, from left to right, are: Desander Más, VP Development and Operations and Alumni Relations Liaison, NYCPM; Timothy O'Brien, MD, NUI Galway; Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH, Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education, NYCPM; and David George, MPH, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medical Science, NYCPM.
Faculty and Staff Wish Victor Jimenez a Fond Farewell
On April 19, all of NYCPM and FCNY celebrated Victor Jimenez's 44 years at FCNY (see Vol. 5 No. 3 Footprints) with an exuberant retirement party. Above, Executive Assistant Marie Williams presents Victor with a special book she created, filled with photos and the fond wishes of many on staff. COO Joel Sturm, rear left and President and CEO Louis L. Levine look on. For more photos click here

Alumni News
In Memoriam
Edward M. Recoon, DPM ('54)
Edward M. Recoon, NYCPM Class of 1954, died April 8 at age 87. He attended the University at Buffalo and then the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and started his own practice in Cheektowaga, NY.

He served in numerous capacities on the executive board of the Podiatry Society of New York throughout the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. He served as president of the Western New York division of NYSPMA from 1975-1977. (Source: PM News)
Student News
Senior Adenike Sonaike Wins Second Prize in APMWA Student Writing Competition

Fourth-year student Adenike Sonaike won second prize in the most recent APMWA Student Writing Competition, for a paper titled "Providing Care for Our Population with Special Health Care Needs."
   In the paper, Sonaike discusses obstacles to communication with patients in the special health care needs (SHCN) population, especially children, and the important role of the caregiver in communicating the patient's pain and symptoms.
   She also stresses the importance of addressing the patient directly during an exam, despite any communication disability, in order to "accelerate their level of comfort" towards the practitioner. She recommends using basic positive techniques of nonverbal
communications (e.g. smiling and nodding head, or frowning and shaking head) as well.
   Sonaike concludes that "adopting good habits will help comfort this population of patients during in-office procedures, which can be beneficial to them and to [your] practice."
   The APMWA Student Writing Competition is sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin. Sonaike received an honorarium of $750 and will be recognized in both APMA News and APMWA Newsletter.
You can read Sonaike's full paper here.
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