Week of January 9, 2017
New Directors Named to the Center for Long-Term Care

In early December, Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and vice president for government affairs, named Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D., left, assistant professor, health policy and management and Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, as co-directors of the Center for Long-Term Care, formerly called the Center for Long-Term Care Policy and Research. Dr. Knapp has served as research administrator and research scholar of the Center since its founding in 2011. Dr. Alamgir joined the SHSP in March 2016 and is also director of the Dr.P.H. program.

The Center for Long-Term Care, a center in the Institute of Public Health in the SHSP, retains its mission of improving the quality of long-term care for all Americans through research, education and public policy development. The name change does not reflect a change of mission or priority; it's simply more clear, concise and easier to say. Research and policy development remain at the core of what the Center does.

"The Center's primary purpose is to conduct multidisciplinary research to address the diverse health and social service needs of those in need of long-term care due to chronic illness or disability, both young and old," explains Dr. Knapp. "We are also interested in those providing care, both family caregivers and paid paraprofessionals. Long-term care remains at a critical juncture in the United States, due to demographic trends that leave more people needing care and fewer family caregivers available to provide that care, and also due to the high turnover rate among paid caregivers."

"The work of the Center is as relevant now as it ever has been," adds Dr. Alamgir, "and our hope is that the results of our work will have impact and influence for years to come."

Among other activities, the Center for Long-Term Care is currently planning a spring or summer 2017 colloquium addressing the topic: Weight Status and How it Affects the Need for Long-Term Care.

From left: Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, and Henry P. Godfrey, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, were invited attendees at the 125th anniversary celebration of the International Network of Pasteur Institutes held on October 24, 2016, in the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Founded in 1891, the Network consists of 33 institutes around the world linked by the same values in research, education and public health with each local institute focusing on infectious diseases primarily affecting their respective host countries and neighboring areas. The Network allows scientists to become involved in research at the heart of endemic areas, share their knowledge and expertise and develop local groups of research scientists.

New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Star - 12/21/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

BioInc@NYMC News

The Journal News - 12/16/2016
Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., director of BioInc@NYMC and associate dean for academic administration

Faculty News

Scary Medical Symptoms You Shouldn't Worry About
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Marvin Lipman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine

Can You Really Die of a Broken Heart?
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Matthew W. Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Celebrity Deaths, the New Year and Grief
WebMD - 12/30/2016
Shawna G. Newman, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Strike Up The Docs
Wag Magazine - 12/29/2016 
Stephen E. Moshman, M.D., professor of clinical medicine

Scarsdale Hamlet Hub - 12/21/2016
Suzanne Braniecki, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Psychiatric Times - 11/30/206 
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

The Rapid City Journal - 12/19/2016
Jerome Kogan, Psy.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
Redbook Magazine - 12/19/2016
Gary Rogg, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine

Affiliate News

Pleasantville Patch - 1/4/2017
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., director of the Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and associate professor of health policy and management (appointment pending)
Ansley Bacon, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Institute of Public Health

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Wednesday, January 11
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 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.
Monday, January 16
NYMC Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
All day

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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.


158th Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall

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

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