Week of January 29, 2018
Flu Vaccine Expert Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D., to Address 22nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum

In the midst of an epic flu season, flu vaccine expert Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics, will address the 22nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum on Thursday, February 8. The event will feature oral and poster presentations by medical students, capped off by the keynote address, "1918-2018: 100 Years of Flu." 

Dr. Bucher is known internationally for her work developing the seasonal flu vaccine. She oversees the laboratory that develops high-yield reassortant strains for the production of the world's annual supply of influenza vaccine -- some 400 million doses worldwide. Each year's vaccine is different, containing the three or four strains that health officials believe are most likely to emerge during the subsequent flu season. Dr. Bucher received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley. 

Andrew Mutnick, M.D. '01, Is Named SOM Interim Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Andrew Mutnick, M.D. '01, assistant professor of pediatrics, who was serving as associate dean for student affairs, has been named interim senior associate dean for student affairs for the School of Medicine (SOM). He also serves as advisory dean of the Stowe House. Dr. Mutnick joined the NYMC faculty and administration in 2016. 

Dr. Mutnick is pleased to bring his educational and leadership experience to his latest role, which includes developing and administering student affairs programs. Although the medical school landscape has changed dramatically since he was a medical student at NYMC, he feels a strong connection to the students at his alma mater.

He turns his focus now to managing the Office of Student Affairs, building relationships, improving programs and continually responding to student needs. "My charge is to do whatever it takes to help our students to be successful in medical school and become compassionate and skilled physicians -- from the first day of orientation through graduation," said Dr. Mutnick. "I believe in a team approach for continuous improvement." He is working closely with the Offices of Financial Aid, Registrar and Bursar to ensure the medical student experience in those areas is seamless and he continues to reinforce ties with the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, a most valued partner. 

Dr. Mutnick is also pondering the next steps for the House Advisory Dean Program, which he playfully refers to as Advisory Deans 2.0. "We plan to expand the scope of the house system and to enhance career advising, mentoring, and to strengthen the group identity and cohesion of each individual house," he said. 

"Dr. Mutnick brings a passion for medical education, a strong desire to improve the student experience during a rigorous educational program and a commitment to excellence in this important leadership position," said Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., SOM interim vice dean. "We are all fortunate to have him on the School of Medicine leadership team."

Prior to joining NYMC, Dr. Mutnick served as director of pediatric medical student education at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, leading the pediatric clerkship and sub-internship programs and guiding undergraduate medical education efforts across the continuum.

Katharine Yamulla, left, director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, and Ofelia Martinez, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, presented an Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) webinar, "Bridging the Gap: Reconciling Standardized Patient Insight with Student Perception," on January 26. They were invited to present the webinar after receiving positive reviews of their workshop by the same name, presented at the 2017 ASPE Annual Conference held in June, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Yamulla was the lead author.

Students in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Health Sciences and Practice scored the highest nationally among all students enrolled in Simucase the week of January 8. Simucase is a web-based simulated case study application that allows students to practice the assessment process with virtual patients in a safe, non-threatening environment to develop their clinical knowledge, clinical skills and professional judgment. Students gather case history information, consult with other professionals, generate a clinical hypothesis, select relevant assessments, and determine a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment for their virtual client. They are assigned a score for their performance level in all of those areas. While a 90% score is required to pass for each case, many NYMC graduate students achieved a score of 95% or above on their cases that week.


Faculty News

Long Island - 1/25/2018
Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, CPE FACOG, associate dean of diversity and inclusion in the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology 

Health 24 - 1/25/2018
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Scarsdale 10583 - 1/23/2018
Benjamin Kur, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine 

URAC - 1/29/2018
Stephen Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

HealthDay - 1/22/2018
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

The Rapid City Journal - 1/22/2018
Ivan T. Miller, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

Ridgefield Patch - January 2018
Antonio J. Paz, M.D., instructor of anesthesiology 

Harrison Herald - January 2018
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology 
The Star - 1/19/2018
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology
The Washington Post - 1/18/2018

Fox 5 NY - 1/18/2018 

The study, Concussion, microvascular injury, and early tauopathy in young athletes after impact head injury and an impact concussion mouse model, was published in the January 18, 2018 issue of Brain. Co-authors included: Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and neurology, Xiao Lei Zhang M.D., Ph.D., research assistant professor of cell biology and anatomy, Chirag Upreti, Ph.D. '12, Linnea R. Vose, Ph.D. '12, Sayed A. Miry, Ph.D. '17, and Katisha Gopaul, Ph.D. candidate 

HealthDay - 1/18/2018
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

The Hospitalist - 1/18/2018 
Vicki A. Iannotti, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Country Times - 1/16/2018
Cary S. Passik, M.D., assistant professor of surgery

HamletHub - /16/2018
Antonio J. Paz, M.D., instructor of anesthesiology 

Prevention - 1/17/2017 
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

50 Secrets Surgeons Won't Tell You Slide 5 of 50 - Don't assume your primary care doctor's recommendation is best
MSN - 1/13/2018  
Howard Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery 
Growing Healthy Kids - 1/10/2018
Robert A. Weiss, M.D., professor of pediatrics

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 1/17/2018
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the Touro College of Dental Medicine

New York Medical College is not responsible for the content or accuracy of what may be reported in print or online media.


Tuesday, January 30
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 31
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology/Touro College of Dental Medicine Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Friday, February 2
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.

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SHSP Public Health Spring  2018 Seminar Series 

Securing the Network-A Layered  Approach

Thomas Belfiore 
Chief Security Officer
WMC Health Network

Wednesday, January 31
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 1S-F53

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22nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum

1918-2018: 100 Years of Flu

Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Pediatrics

Thursday, February 8
1:00 p.m.

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Department of Pharmacology

Human Translational Studies on Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases

Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.H.A. 
Chief, Laboratory of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 28
12:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

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HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Creating Healthy Communities: Collaboration. Innovation. Transformation.

Monday, March 19
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Hear from experts about issues impacting our diverse patient populations and communities we serve.

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Save the Date

SHSP 6th Annual Research and Scholarship Day

Thursday, May 3
4:30 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive  

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Save the Date

159th Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, May 23
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue 
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

Save the Date

5th Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship

Thursday, May 24
11:00 a.m.
Chouake Auditorium (BSB)

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