Volume 5 Number 7  July 2018
TAKE ACTION! Oppose CMS Proposed Rule Requiring Podiatrists to Use E/M Coding Different Than for All Other Medicare Physicians!
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2018 West Point Boot Fit a Success!
Sixteen students from NYCPM, as well as Eileen Chusid, PhD, Susan Rice, DPM and Russell Volpe, DPM, joined Jinsup Song, DPM, PhD from TUSPM, and Howard Hillstrom, PhD from the Hospital for Special Surgery to conduct a boot fit for 1,026 cadets at West Point over a period of 13+ hours on a very hot July 5. . . . Read more
Left to right: Lt. Col. Bill D. Michie, DPM (Podiatrist at West Point), Emily Lewson 2020, Kwame Doh 2020 (Student Coordinators), Susan Rice, DPM, Russell Volpe, DPM, Eileen Chusid, PhD, Howard Hillstrom, PhD (Hospital for Special Surgery)  Absent from photo: 
Jinsup Song, DPM, PhD (TUSPM).
NYCPM's 2018 Alumni Gala is October 20!
Graduates Excel on Part III APMLE
Louis L. Levine, President and CEO, congratulated graduates who took the next level of board exams. There were 49 first-time takers from the Class of 2018, 12 first-time takers from Class of 2017 and nine first-time takers from the Class of 2016. One hundred percent passed of these 70 first-time takers.
Get to Know ...
NYCPM Faculty 
Karim A. Badawy, DPM ('13)
Clinical Instructor in Medical Sciences

Dr. Karim A. Badawy took his first steps toward a career in Podiatry with a BS in biomedical sciences from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY in 2009. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, he was inducted into the Duns Scotus Honor Society and was named a Presidential Scholar at the college.
     At NYCPM, Dr. Badawy graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 2013, Magna Cum Laude, and won a significant number of awards for academic excellence at graduation, including the Dr. Emil Rose Award, three . . . Read more
Canadian Students Complete Studies at NYCPM
Six students from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR) completed their eight-week rotation at NYCPM in July, and received their certificates at a special luncheon on July 19. Their studies at NYCPM included podiatric imaging, podopediatrics and podiatric medicine and surgery. They will receive their DPM degrees from UQTR and then go on to private practices.

Students from UQTR at the luncheon in their honor. Back row, left to right: David Youdim, Veronique Plante-Quevillon, Oliver Daigneault, Jean-Maxime Rocheleau. Front row, left to right: Dana Zahkour, Laure Richer.
Erchonia Lasers Help Students and Patients in FCNY
FCNY has received a donation worth $150,000 of two low-level lasers made by Erchonia; a Lunula Laser and a FX 635 Laser. The Lunula Laser has been FDA market-cleared for treatment of onychomycosis, while the FX 365 is used in treatment of chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis.
   "We at NYCPM are happy to include this technology in the care of our patients with inflammatory heel pain or onychomycosis and in the education of our students," said Michael J. Trepal, VP of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.
Thomas Vitale, DPM, demonstrates use of the 
Erchonia FX-635 laser.

Paul Liswood, DPM, to Keynote White Coat Ceremony

NYSPMA President Paul Liswood, DPM ('93), will 

keynote the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022 on August 22, 2018 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Congratulations to All on Dean's List

Once a year, at the end of the spring semester, the Dean's List for the academic year (fall + spring semesters) just past is posted on the wall outside of the Dean's Office. Students have to average a 3.5 GPA for those two semesters to make the list. For the academic year 2017-18, exceptional students in the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 have been included on the Dean's List posted in early July.

Zev Leifer, PhD, Professor of Pre-Clinical Sciences, presented a poster at the 4th Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence Congress, held in New York, on June 6-27, 2018. http://www.global-engage.com/event/digital-pathology-usa/ 

The title of the poster is:
Preliminary Studies in the Use of the Foldscope Paper Microscope for Diagnostic Analysis of Crystals in Urine: Issues in the Analysis of Liquid Sample and Potential Applications in Low Budget/Low Tech Regions of the World.
Rebecca Calder 2,4 , DPM, MLS(ASCP) CM
Daniel Stevens 3,4 , DPM, MLS(ASCP) CM and
Zev Leifer, Ph.D. 1
           1 Professor of Microbiology and Pathology, New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), New York, NY
            2 Podiatric Resident, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA
            3 Podiatric Resident, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY
            4 Work done while undergraduate student at NYCPM

    The Foldscope (developed by Dr. Manu Prakash at Stanford U.), is a $1.00 paper microscope that works as well as a microscope costing $1,000 or much more. It was studied to analyze its potential for use in urinalysis, especially in impoverished areas of the world. The major work was done by two of our students, Rebecca Calder and Daniel Stevens (both DPMs, members of Class of 2018).
Dr. Leifer said: "I am proud of their efforts, their intellectual contributions to the development of the project and their skill, based on their certification and experience as Lab Technicians. We can all be proud of them."  Click here to see poster.
Donation Boosts Biomechanics and Gait Studies
A grateful patient of Joseph D'Amico, DPM, Professor in NYCPM's Department of Orthopedics and an alumnus, has donated $50,000 to the College for the fifth year in a row. 

Cured of long-term heel pain, the patient donated the funds to support the Annual Schuster Memorial Biomechanics Seminar, chaired by Dr. D'Amico, and ongoing acquisition of equipment and research study in FCNY's gait lab. 
   "This year's Schuster Seminar (Nov. 10 and 11) will be a who's who in the field of biomechanics," said Michael Trepal, DPM, VP of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at NYCPM.

Alumni News
NYCPM Alumni 
Dominate AACPM's 
DPM Mentors 
Network Report
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine maintains the DPM Mentors Network, which matches DPMs with students who want to be mentored near their homes or schools. DPM Mentors show the students how they practice medicine ... Read more
NUI Galway is Hiring!

Our sister Podiatry College at the National University of Ireland, located in beautiful Galway, wants to hire DPM faculty. If you believe that you have what it takes to serve in a well-respected and prestigious European university and might like to live in Galway, please send an email  to Michael Trepal, DPM, with your current CV.
Community Events
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 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.
Friday - Sunday, August 3 - 5, 2018, 12noon to 8pm, Carnaval del Barrio, 116th Street between 2nd Avenue and Lexington Avenue. NYCPM will provide free foot screenings and information on Sunday, August 5.
In a photo of the International Podiatry Club in the May-June 2018 issue, Ronika Sethi (2019) was misidentified. The editor apologizes for this error.
Alumni News
The 2018 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summits East and Midwest are the first surgical and wound care conferences designed especially for podiatric residents, residency directors, and attendings. The 2018 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit East will be held from August 10 - 12, 2018 at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New Jersey. The 2018 PRESENT Podiatric Residency Education Summit Midwest will be held September 28 - 30, 2018at the Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois. For more information, click here.

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