Week of October 22, 2018
College Supporters Gather for a Festive Evening at the Founder's Dinner 

More than 300 supporters of New York Medical College (NYMC) gathered for an evening of celebration at the 2018 Founder's Dinner on October 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The fundraising gala benefits student scholarships and important initiatives at NYMC. Guests celebrated the spirit of NYMC and paid tribute to the three distinguished honorees of the evening, seated from left: Felix Wimpfheimer, M.D. '45, recipient of the Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award; Judith M. Watson, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H. '07, recipient of the Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award; and William C. Campbell, Ph.D., recipient of the William Cullen Bryant Award. They were joined by NYMC leadership, standing from left: Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC; Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine, effective March 2019; Alan Kadish, M.D., president of NYMC and the Touro College and University System; Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer; Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences; and Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs.

NYMC Welcomes Bess J. Chazhur, M.S., as Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of Alumni Relations 

Bess J. Chazhur, M.S., has been named chief development officer and executive director of alumni relations, bringing extensive development and leadership experience that will drive forward New York Medical College's (NYMC) fundraising initiatives and alumni engagement. Prior to joining the NYMC community in October, Ms. Chazhur was the senior director of development at Montefiore Medical Center. 

Center for Long-Term Care Hosts Colloquium on Aging 

While everyone may not like it, it is a fact of life -- aging. The Center for Long-Term Care (CLTC) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice addressed the issue at the colloquium "Aging in Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives," hosted on October 15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level." "In one way or another," said Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Long-Term Care and assistant professor of health policy and management, "the colloquium presentations touched upon one or more aspects of this definition." View the CLTC Colloquium photo gallery A video of the day's events will be available on the events page of the CLTC website


Ira J. Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program, presented a special lecture "Is there a Place for Religion in End of Life Care? a Jewish Bioethical Approach," on October 17, at Misericordia University to commemorate the first anniversary of its Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust.

The Center for Disaster Medicine has been certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as an authorized NAEMT Training Center allowing it to offer additional training in the areas of: Advanced Medical Life Support, All Hazards Disaster Response, EMS Safety, Emergency Pediatric Care, EMS Vehicle Operator Safety, Geriatric Education for EMS, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Principles of Ethics and Personal Leadership, Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley hosted its annual "Not One More Life" event, at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on October 7. The educational program was aimed at mitigating the impact of asthma and adverse respiratory conditions related to the environment on the health of minorities and offered educational workshops and clinical screening for asthma and co-morbid conditions.

Alan Jurim, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and director of digital dentistry at the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, presented "Variations in Digital Workflows" at the inaugural 3Shape Community Symposium in Phoenix, on October 4 - 6. 

Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil, CHES, FRSPH, professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management, global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, was appointed for a one-year term as chair of the advisory committee of The Nation's Health, the newspaper of the American Public Health Association.

Kathryn Spanknebel, M.D., FACS, senior associate dean of faculty affairs, vice chair of education, director of undergraduate surgical education and associate professor of surgery, was inducted as an associate member of the inaugural class of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™, on October 3 in Chicago. The Academy's mission is to play a leadership role in advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties, promoting the highest achievements in the lifetimes of surgeons.


New York Medial College Leadership News

Westfair Communications - 10/18/2018 
Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, effective March 2019
City and State New York - 10/16/2018
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Medical College News

Medical Health News - 10/18/2018 
David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, FCCM, FACEP, Medical Director, the Center for Disaster Medicine

Proposed new medical school could help erase region's doctor shortage
Times Herald-Record - 10/14/2018

Faculty News

CBS New York - 10/17/2018
Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., DABFM, FAAFP, distinguished visiting professor in the Department of Public Health, division of Health Behavior and Community Health

The New York Jewish Week - 10/17/2018
Lila Kagedan, M.Ed., adjunct assistant professor of medicine 

Times Leader - 10/17/2018 
Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

MidHudsonNews - 10/17/2018
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM

06880 - 10/17/2018
Stanley Freeman, D.D.S., professor 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, October 23
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 24
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
SHSP Department of Public Health Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25
SHSP Dissertation Defense
3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 26
ACE Women's Network Westchester/Rockland Professional Development
12:30 p.m.

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

Join the Health Sciences Library to learn more about Clinical Key, McGraw-Hill and Thieme.

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

Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC 

Free Dental Services for Veterans and Their Families

Thursday, November 8
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Touro Dental Health

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, M.P.A., NREMT-P, 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

Influenza Vaccines Available 

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Health Services (BSB)

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