Week of January 4, 2016
Katharine Yamulla is Named Director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Katharine Yamulla has been named director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Ms. Yamulla joined NYMC in 2013 as the director of standardized patient training and assessment and since that time, she has played an instrumental role in building and growing the Center. Ms. Yamulla has developed and implemented more than 200 formative and summative assessment programs, while producing the highest quality of standardized patient training programs for our medical students.

She has also assisted with the integration of high fidelity mannequin-based simulation into the SOM curriculum. Ms. Yamulla introduced simulation assessments and teaching tools into residency training programs, as well as wrote and directed a patient safety video that will be used to train hospital employees.
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SOM Bids Farewell to Montgomery Douglas, M.D. 

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, has announced Montgomery Douglas, M.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and associate dean for diversity and inclusion, will be stepping down from his position on January 22 to assume a new chair position at the University of Connecticut in Hartford. Dr. Douglas began his academic career in Connecticut's capital city, earning his B.S. degree in biochemistry at the University of Hartford and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medicine). Read more...
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Hosts Research Forum

Ten students presented their research projects at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology's Graduate Student Research Forum on December 22. Raj K. Tiwari, Ph.D., standing far left, professor and graduate program director in the department, Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., second from left, dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and Ira Schwartz, Ph.D., standing far right, professor and department chairman, joined the presenters. Seated is the panel of judges, from left: Carl V. Hamby, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, Felipe Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, and Abraham Mittelman, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine and sponsor of the forum. Read more...
Class of 2018 Helps Spread Holiday Cheer

When second-year medical student Renzo Corzano, Ph.D., left, heard the viral news story about eight-year-old Sa'fyre Terry who lost her father and three younger siblings in an arson fire that left her with burns on more than 75 percent of her body and claimed her right hand and left foot in 2013, he rallied his classmates to help fulfill her wish for the only present she wanted this year: Christmas cards. Lisa Qian, far right, painted the oversized handmade card and Beth Buehrer, second from left, and Teryn Nogles, helped gather notes and signatures from their classmates. They also sent along an NYMC fleece blanket for Sa'fyre along with their good wishes and thoughts.
NYMC Welcomes Orange-Ulster BOCES Health Occupations Students of America  

More than 25 Orange-Ulster BOCES Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) visited NYMC on December 18 to learn about career opportunities in the health care field. The HOSA program prepares students for working in health related fields and covers topics in theory and work-based components including medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, universal precautions, legal and ethical responsibilities and leadership skills. Students received an overview and tour of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and visited labs in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences including the laboratory of Dana Mordue, Ph.D., back right, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, and associate professor of physiology.

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, received a City & State Reports' Responsible 100 Award, representing New York's 100 most outstanding corporate citizens, at a luncheon at Hunter College on December 15.

  Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, has been named chair of the International Society for Cellular Therapy Immunotherapy Scientific Committee through December 31, 2017.

Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pathology, and Gary M. Williams, M.D., professor of pathology, participated in the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Assessment held December 6 - 9 in Arlington, Va. Dr. Kobets presented a poster, "Use of In Ovo Genotoxicity Assay for Risk Assessment of Food-Borne Compounds," and Dr. Williams presented, "Expert Panel Review of the Carcinogenic Potential of the Herbicide Glyphosate."




Lita Aeder, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

George Kleinman, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery (secondary)
Fernanda E. Kupferman, M.D. 
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dipak Chandy, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Neurology (secondary)
An Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Prabhakar Kocherlakota, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Michael F. Stiefel, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurology (secondary)
Associate Professor of Radiology (tertiary)
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. 
Professor of Environmental Health Science
Hae-Young Kim, Dr.P.H., M.A. 
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health

Hong-Duck Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science

David Moskowitz, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health



New York Medical College Leadership News:

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Huffington Post -- 12/28/15
Alan Kadish, M.D., President

New York Medical College News:

The Jewish Star -- 12/16/15

Photographer Mark Vergari's Memorable Moments from 2015

Lohud.com -- 12/15/2015
Match Day 2015 - Photo #5 in slideshow
Faculty News:
DailyVoice -- 12/22/2015
Jin Li, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Staten Women's City Club Honors Katz
Westchester Queens Gazette (NY) -- 12/30/2015
Annette Choolfaian, R.N., M.P.A., professor emeritus of Public Health Practice 

Health News: Local Dentist Achieves Continuing Education Award

Times Herald-Record -- 12/21/2015
John F. Carpenter, D.M.D., M.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine

Affiliate News:

Staten Island Foundation Donates $1.5M to New ER at RUMC
NY 1-TV (NY) -- 12/29/15
Richmond University Medical Center
The late William C. Frederick, M.D. '54

How to Handle Sale of Newark Hospital Presents Dilemma for State Officials
NJ Spotlight -- 12/16/15
Saint Michael's Medical Center
Patch.com (all editions) -- 12/15/2015
Westchester Medical Center
Tuesday, January 5  
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 6  
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
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Children's Health Translational Science Institute

Genotype-Phenotype Relationships and Translational Science Research in Primary
Ciliary Dyskinesia
Friday, January 8
8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Skyline GN-F15
Thomas W. Ferkol, Jr., M.D.
Alexis Hartmann Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

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Diagnosis and Management of Common Childhood Neurological Problems: A Guide for Pediatricians
Saturday, January 9
7:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
Taylor Conference Center
 Westchester Medical Center

Hosted by WMC Health and Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
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