Week of January 21, 2020
Class of 2020 Commencement Set for May 19 

The Class of 2020 will take center stage on May 19 at the Westchester County Center, in White Plains, New York. The 2:00 p.m. ceremony will feature all the pomp and circumstance fitting for the 161st commencement exercises of New York Medical College (NYMC) and the inaugural commencement of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC. Commencement speaker R. Bruce Donoff, D.M.D., M.D., the Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), will address the Class of 2020. 

Prominent Gastroenterologist to Address 24th Medical Student Research Forum 

The 24th Annual Medical Student Research Forum (MSRF), featuring keynote speaker Ari Grinspan, M.D., a prominent gastroenterologist, is set for Thursday, February 6. Dr. Grinspan, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and director of the GI Microbial Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will present "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Microbiome." 

STAR Alum is in Top 300 Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 

Sophie Vernik, an alumna of the Summer Trainees in Academic Research (STAR) Program in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, is in the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The 17-year-old from Yorktown High School, in Yorktown Heights, New York, earned the honor for her work this summer on "Spreading Depolarizations as Preconditioning to Post-Stroke Neuronal Death," under the mentorship of Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and of neurology. 

The School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is now on social media. Be sure to follow them on: 

Thursday, February 6, 2020
1:00 p.m.: Oral Presentations, Nevins Auditorium (MEC)
2:00 p.m.: Poster Presentations, Willner Lobby (MEC) and Hales Lobby (BSB)
4:00 p.m.: Keynote Address, Cooke Auditorium (BSB)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Westchester County Center 
198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

Tuesday, January 21
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, January 22
8:00 a.m. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

10:00 a.m.
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery Joint Conference

11:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Research Seminar

1:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar

3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Thursday, January 23
3:00 p.m.
SHSP Dean's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series
Monday, February 3
3:30 p.m.
SHSP International Student Reception
Thursday, February 6
1:00 p.m.
24th Annual Medical Student Research Forum
Wednesday, February 12 2:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar

New York Medical College Leadership News 

White Plains Hospital staffers receive training on mass casualty situations
News 12 Westchester - 1/16/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Faculty and Staff News

Westchester County Association - 1/9/2020
Lindsay C. Farrell, M.B.A., instructor of family and community medicine and president and chief executive officer, Open Door Family Medical Center, an ambulatory care program affiliate of the College 
Deborah Novick, director of BioInc@NYMC

Lower Hudson/Bronx M.D. News - 1/20/2020
Rebecca McAteer, M.D.'08, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine and School of Medicine advisory dean, Sara Paul, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, and London Muse, M.D. '12, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine
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