Week of January 23, 2017
NYMC Welcomes Lessing's as New Food Service Provider

Beginning on Monday, February 6, Lessing's will assume operations in Doc's Café in the Basic Sciences Building and provide catering services for on-campus events. Lessing's, a food service management company established in 1890, operates at more than 80 locations in the northeast, including the corporate and education sectors, catering, special events, country club operations, fine dining establishments and franchises. Campus food service will continue to be Glatt Kosher and operate under the rabbinical supervision of the Orthodox Union, with Rabbi Shlomo Machlis as the on-site supervisor.

Lessing's will offer hot and cold healthy options including vegetarian and low fat selections. Nutritional information will be available on the website and in the cafeteria. "Grab and Go" items, including salads, sandwiches, snacks and beverages, will be offered in the cafeteria and in Skyline Drive. Read more... 
Carla Charles is Named Director of Human Subjects Administration

Carla Charles has been promoted to director of human subjects administration in the Office of Research Administration. Ms. Charles was named interim director in March 2016 and has served as the College's Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrator since 2014. Her primary responsibility as director will be the oversight of NYMC's program for protecting human participants in research, including the administration of two IRBs and ensuring College compliance with all regulations governing human subjects research.

Prior to her work in central research administration, Ms. Charles spent three years in the NYMC Department of Pediatrics and five years in clinical research management at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Her background also includes toxicology bench research at the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Ms. Charles holds a B.S. degree in natural sciences from Spelman College in Atlanta and a certification in clinical research from the Association for Clinical Research Professionals.

"The protection of human subjects has been the focus of my career for ten years and I look forward to continuing that protection for our human subjects here at NYMC with the support of the NYMC community," said Carla Charles of her new role.

"My enthusiasm in making this appointment is strong and reinforced by a candidate who is widely viewed as dedicated and effective," said Charles B. Hathaway, Ph.D., assistant dean for research administration and the director of the Office of Research Administration. 
HSL Hosts NLM Exhibit, Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

Be sure to stop by and peruse Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, a National Library of Medicine Exhibit currently being hosted by the Health Sciences Library. The exhibit is on display in the Basic Sciences Building lobby and will rotate through the lobbies of the Medical Education Center and the Skyline building through February 24. The exhibit highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations during the American Civil War and focuses on the soldiers who were disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and curated by Manon Parry, Ph.D.
STAR Alumnus Keeps Up the Good Work

Jaysen Zhang, an alumnus of the Summer Trainees in Academic Research (STAR) Program in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, has been named a Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 Scholar. The 17-year-old was recognized for his work, "A Cell Culture Model of Glutamine Addiction in Cancer via the c-Myc-Sirt5-Glutaminase Axis." The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public, recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating ideas and solutions that solve the most urgent challenges. It is considered the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. As a STAR participant, Mr. Zhang worked with Joseph M. Wu, Ph.D., professor, vice chairman and M.S. program director in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Tze-chen Hsieh, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology on a project, "Resveratrol Derivatives as Novel Activators and Inhibitors of Sirtuin 5 (Sirt5)," earning him a slot as a 2015 semi-finalist in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science & Technology.  Jaysen attends William A. Shine Great Neck South High School in Great Neck, N.Y.

BioInc@NYMC News

Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., director, BioInc@NYMC and associate dean for academic administration, School of Medicine

Faculty News

Rx For Trivia: Cardiologist On President's Health
The Journal News - 1/18/2017 
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and professor of pharmacology 

The Journal News - 1/18/2017
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy 

Marie Claire - 1/18/2017 
Dendy Engelman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology 

NPR - 1/17/2017 
David Kronn, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics 

The Business Journal - 1/13/2017
Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor, health policy and management and co-director, the Center for Long-Term Care 
Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management and co-director, the Center for Long-Term Care 
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

Smithsonian Magazine - 1/10/2017 
Howard J. Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery 

Health - 1/9/2017 
Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

Crain's New York Business 
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and professor of pharmacology

Student News

Robert Tambone, School of Medicine Class of 2017

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Monday, January 23
NYMC Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, January 24
NYMC Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m. 
Department Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m. 
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m. 
Touro M.S. in Biology Education Information Session
5:00 p.m. 

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NYMC Blood Drive

Help kids like Heather...Donate Blood!

Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24

10:30 a.m.
BSB Lobby

Click here to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins Welcome.

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

"Advancing Educators and Education: The Role of Academies"

Tuesday, January 24
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Lisa Coplit, M.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of Medical Sciences and Medicine
Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Click here for more info. 

Medical Student Research Forum

Precision Medicine: What Have We Learned? What's Next?

Thursday, February 9
Keynote: 4:00 p.m.
Lobby and Nevins Auditorium

Lyndsay Harris, M.D.

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

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158th Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall

881 Seventh Avenue
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

CMDA Winter Coat Drive

Donate coats (and blankets) to the local Grasslands Homeless Shelter

Donation boxes are located in the lobbies of student housing, MEC, BSB, and Skyline.

Donations will be collected through January.

Click here for more info.


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