Week of October 15, 2018
Race for Rehab Celebrates 20 Years of Racing for A Good Cause

On October 7, 150 seasoned athletes, weekend warriors, Achilles International athletes and guides from around the tri-state area descended on the Valhalla campus and laced up their sneakers and readied their handcycles for the 20th Annual Race for Rehab. Hosted by Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the race supports Achilles International, a not-for-profit organization which provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support, using sports as a tool to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities. 

Office of Academic Support Offers Expanded Services 

The Office of Academic Support has recently expanded, moving its office to the southeast wing of the second floor of 40 Sunshine Cottage Road, offering new services and welcoming new staff members. Joining Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D., second from left, director of academic support programs are, from left: Megan Siemers Livingston, academic support specialist; Kelsey Polikoff, administrative assistant; and Erika Maikish, writing specialist. The new space also houses the School of Medicine advisory deans and the office of Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine. 

Anthony M. Sozzo, M.A., M.S.Ed., Advocates on Capitol Hill 

In his role as graduate/professional caucus chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Anthony M. Sozzo, M.A., M.S.Ed., right, associate dean for student affairs and director of student financial planning and student activities, took to Capitol Hill on October 11, to advocate for student aid issues related to graduate and professional students. He joined five other NASFAA members, including Damien Jackson, director of student finance at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, at the third annual event as part of NASFAA's Advocacy Pipeline initiative. They met with staff from 14 congressional offices to discuss critical matters including eliminating loan origination fees, retaining the Graduate PLUS Loan Program, preserving and improving the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, restoring the in-school loan interest subsidy for graduate students, and lowering interest rates on federal student loans for graduate students. "My colleagues and I were very encouraged with the reception we received on the Hill when we discussed the need to keep all the good and valuable loan repayment and forgiveness plans in place for current and future graduate students," said Mr. Sozzo.

George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, EMTP, left, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM), was an invited speaker and instructor at an intensive four-day multidisciplinary course on mass casualty incidents and active shooter, held September 27 - 30, in Miranda, Spain. The course was intended for highly experienced personnel from Spanish military special forces and other law enforcement specialized units in addition to members of the fire, emergency medical services and healthcare provider community. He was welcomed to the city by the Mayor of Miranda, Aitana Hernando, who presented him with a special award of recognition and he discussed lessons learned from disasters from a firsthand perspective in addition to discussing the work that the CDM conducts in order to better prepare New York's first responders and healthcare communities. Mr. Contreras was also an invited speaker to the 5th Annual Conference of the National Association of the Ambulance Companies of Spain, on October 1. He presented lessons learned from September 11th attacks and the work that CDM does to better prepare health care personnel in New York.

Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, medicine and microbiology and immunology, was inducted as a member of the World Academy of Sciences, recently founded by Spandidos Publications, a leading publishing group in the biomedical sciences field. The first World Academy of Sciences Journal will be published in January 2019.

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, presented the History of Health Sciences Lecture, "The Brooklyn Hazing Episodes of 1916 & 1927," at the Columbia University Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, on October 10.

Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was an invited speaker at the RegPep18 biennial meeting of the International Regulatory Peptide Society, held September 22 - 25, in Acapulco, Mexico. She presented "Neuropeptide Y and Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms in Rodent Single Prolonged Stress Rodent Model of PTSD."


New York Medical College News

Graduate and Professional Members Take to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Students
NASFAA - 10/12/2018
Anthony M. Sozzo, M.A., M.S.Ed., associate dean for student affairs and director of student financial planning and student activities, New York Medical College and graduate/professional caucus chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

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Monday, October 15
Center for Long-Term Care Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 17
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22
SOM Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony
11:00 a.m.

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Wednesday, October 31 
11:00 a.m.
Hales Lobby (BSB)

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The Art of Observation

Hosted by the Health Sciences Library

Carolyn Halpin-Healy, M.A.
Executive Director  of  Arts and Minds and Educator from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Monday, November 5
5:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

Featuring the Collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

School of Medicine Reunion

Alumni Reunion Banquet
Saturday, November 10
6:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hilton
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Alumni Reunion Brunch
Sunday, November 11
10:00 a.m. 
19 Skyline Drive 
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Mass Casualty Events and "Stop the Bleeding": Experiences and Approaches for First Responders, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Businesses and the Community

Tuesday, November 13
8:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road

Keynote Speakers:

Craig Goolsby, M.D., M.Ed., FACEP,  Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine and Science Director, National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health, Uniformed Services University

Julianna Lochte, J.D.
Business and Organizational Preparedness Manager, American Red Cross

Juan C. Cardona, NREMT-P, MPA, CEMSO
EMS  Division Chief and Infection Control Officer,
Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department

Department of Surgery
Save the Date

Wednesday, December 19
10:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road

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