Week of January 19, 2016
SOM Hosts Children's Health Translational Science Institute Workshop

The School of Medicine and D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, hosted a workshop on January 8 to announce plans to inaugurate a Children's Health Translational Science Institute at NYMC. The day featured presentations by clinicians and basic scientists to explore ongoing and proposed pediatric research at NYMC, discussions about potential areas of collaboration and growth in investigative work on campus and the need for developing a team approach to initiating translational research between basic science and clinical investigators. The topics included: immunology in childhood diseases; research in neonatal and childhood neurological diseases; and research in neonatal and chronic pulmonary diseases. Read more... 
Renowned Exercise Scientist Set To Speak at 19th Annual Medical Student Research Forum
The 19th Annual Medical Student Research Forum, to be held on Thursday, February 11, will feature keynote speaker Lee Jones, Ph.D., an attending physiologist in the Department of Medicine and director of the Cardio-Oncology Research Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Jones will present "Exercise and its Impact on Cancer Prognosis." Read more...
AOA History of Medicine Lecture Is Set for February 2

The New York Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, will present the 4th Annual Saul A. Schwartz, M.D. '30, AOA History of Medicine Visiting Professor Lecture on Tuesday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Nevins Auditorium. This year's visiting professor is Richard D. deShazo, M.D., professor of medicine, allergy and immunology, at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, who will present " Practice in Parallel: The Story of Black and White Physicians in the South ." Read more...
Micro Mentee is Named an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist

Yasir Khan, an Ossining High School student, who has been working with Dana Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, since January 2014, has been named one of 300 high school student semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2016. Semifinalists were selected from 1,750 entrants from 512 high schools in 43 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and six American and international high schools overseas. He will receive a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his high school. Mr. Khan's research focuses on developing tools (monoclonal antibodies and antigens) required to create an assay that can be used to prevent transfusion-associated babesiosis. The Babesia parasite is naturally transmitted by ticks and Babesiosis has become the most common cause of transfusion-associated infection. There is currently no method approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to screen for Babesia parasites in blood donations. Mr. Khan was also named a Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology semi-finalist and came in third place in the microbiology division at the 2015 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
From the Collection of Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.

Be sure to stop by the Chancellor's latest exhibit, presenting items of interest on the history of medicine and science displayed on the wall between Doc's Café and the bookstore in the Basic Sciences Building. The current exhibit features Nobel Prize Winners on first day covers. A first day cover is an envelope or card bearing a stamp which is cancelled on the first day the stamp is on sale. The display includes original signatures of Kary Banks Mullis, Burton Richter, the late Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, the late Linus Carl Pauling, and James D. Watson with a description of their award winning works. Click here for the Health Sciences Library LibGuide for more information on these Nobel laureates.
Join Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H., at Local Event on Brain Health Awareness
Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H., adjunct assistant professor of neurology and advisory dean for the Burgess-Holley House, will host a community education event on Monday, January 18 at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, N.Y. Dr. Etienne, along with NYMC medical students and community members who have personal experience with sports concussions and are now serving as patient ambassadors, will address different aspects of optimizing brain health including exercise, diet and sleep as well as the topics of concussion, epilepsy, stroke and dementia. Read more...

Thao Doan , a Dr.P.H. candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, received the Best Doctoral-Level Student Abstract Award from the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section of the 2015 American Public Health Association Conference, held in November in Chicago. She presented "Breaking the code: When access to health care is comparable, socio-economic differences determine health outcomes -- A community needs assessment in the Hudson Valley Region, N.Y."

Faculty News:

Imaging Re-Imagined: Imaging in Cosmetic Surgery Takes Flight
Plastic Surgery Practice (CA) -- 1/4/2016
Jane A. Petro, M.D., professor of surgery

Speaking of NEC Podcast Featuring Dr. Sergio Golombek Recently Launches
Health Technology Net -- 1/1/2016
Sergio G. Golombek, M.D., M.P.H. '04, professor of pediatrics and clinical public health

Tuesday, January 19  
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Blood Drive
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 20  
Department of Medicine Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Blood Drive
11:00 a.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
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Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 19
Wednesday, January 20
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BSB Lobby 

Click here to schedule an appointment to donate or call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566.
Appointments Appreciated. Walk-ins Welcome!

Medical Education Grand Rounds
Student Research Projects and Theses - Should that be a Requirement for Medical School Graduation?
Tuesday, January 26 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Annex Boardroom
Ground Floor South

  William H. Frishman, M.D.
The Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology   

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