Week of January 14, 2019
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., Is Appointed Vice President for Research 

Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been named vice president for research. A man of many hats, he also oversees the Office of Research Administration and holds the titles of professor of pharmacology and professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC), provost for biomedical research and chief biomedical research officer for Touro College and University System, and professor of dental medicine at Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC. 

In his newest role, Dr. Amar will promote and strengthen basic, translational and clinical research and nurture the scientific community especially providing biomedical resources-all to ensure NYMC remains competitive. Read the full article on Dr. Amar.

Movie Highlights the Importance of Open Access 

The Health Sciences Library hosted a movie screening and discussion of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship on December 19. The movie highlights the need for open access to science and research, a need that the library is very much in support of through its institutional repository, Touro Scholar. If you missed the screening, you can watch the movie here.

Rifat Latifi, M.D. , professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery, has been named the first president of the Kosova College of Surgeons (KCS) , which was established on December 3, 2018. He is a founding member of the KCS, a unified body of 14 surgical societies of the country, representing more than 800 practicing surgeons, modeled after the American College of Surgeons. The KCS first Clinical Congress will be held in June.


Faculty News

AM New York - 1/10/2018
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Illyria - 12/21/18 
Rifat Latifi, M.D., chair and professor of the Department of Surgery

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Monday, January 14
Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15
Center for Disaster Medicine Symposium
8:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 16
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Monday, January 21
NYMC Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Center for Disaster Medicine

Tuesday, January 15
8:00 a.m.
Cooke Auditorium, BSB

School of Health Sciences and Practice

All SHSP faculty are invited to submit their ongoing work to highlight the many exciting projects and opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions.

Wednesday, January 30
4:00 p.m.
SHSP Lobby

African-American History Month Documentary Firm Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, February 6
5:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

Touro Dental Health

Wednesday, February 6
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
3rd Floor

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