Week of October 29, 2018
Class of 2022 Robes Up for White Coat Ceremony

On October 22, in a theater filled with nearly 1,000 guests, 202 first-year medical students, with pristine white coats in hand, processed on stage. Thus began the School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony, the rite of passage which marks medical students' entrance into the medical profession. View the Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony photo gallery and video. Read the full article on the Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony.

Student Clubs Provide Wide Array of Extracurricular Activities 

Students filled Doc's Café and the Hales Lobby in the Basic Sciences Building at the Annual Student Club Fair in September to learn about the many opportunities to participate in a wide range of academic, cultural, social and athletic activities on campus. Nearly 80 clubs representing career interests, community service opportunities, cultural and religious groups, campus chapters of national organizations and social and recreational activities were on hand to garner interest and attract new members. View the Student Club Fair photo gallery. Read the full article on student clubs.

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and School of Medicine Forge New Agreement 

The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) and the School of Medicine (SOM) have announced a new agreement that will guarantee an admissions interview for students in several Master's programs who seek admissions to the SOM, if they meet certain performance benchmarks including MCAT scores and academic performance. The agreement covers existing and future students in the Accelerated Master's Program, two-year discipline-based Master's programs within each of the basic sciences departments and the two-year interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences Master's Program.

"We are proud of the rigor of our Basic Medical Science Master's programs, which provide an excellent preparation for many graduate and professional programs. We strongly believe that our students and graduates who achieved the benchmark academic criteria are outstanding candidates for our medical school program," said Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.

"We are excited to offer this opportunity to qualified NYMC Master's students. Many of our graduate students interact with current medical students and appreciate the collaboration and collegiality that is a hallmark of the NYMC community," said Karen M. Murray, M.D. '99, associate dean of admissions for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, left, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, presented "Health Policy Strategies for Advocacy and Coalition Building" at the plenary session at the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) 5th Annual Health Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., on October 12 - 14, in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges. She was joined by Yaritzy Astudillo, School of Medicine Class of 2020, who serves as the vice president of policy of the LMSA, the student-run national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support medical students from diverse backgrounds, increase diversity in medical education, reduce Latino health inequitiesmand advocate for the health of minority communities.

Michael S. Goligorsky, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, physiology and pharmacology and the Alvin I. Goodman Chair in Nephrology, presented the keynote address "Contribution of Vascular Endothelium to Progression of CKD" at the 3rd Annual Kidney Conference, in New York City, on October 19-20.

Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurosurgery, was an invited speaker at the 59th International Symposium on "Biological Regulation and Enzyme Activity in Normal and Neoplastic Tissues." The meeting took place at the University of Bologna, Italy, on October 1-4. She presented "Targeting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathway in Cancer." She also presented "Involvement of Tumor Suppressor p53 in Medulloblastoma Subtypes: Finding Therapeutic Targets" at the 46th Annual Meeting of International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 7-12.

Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., associate professor and division director of health policy and management, presented a session, "Using Systems Thinking to Design for Health and Well-being," at the inaugural Believe in Better Project event in Duluth, Minnesota, on October 16 - 17. The meeting was designed for health care innovators and visionaries from across the country to foster new thoughts, perspectives and dialogue on health care.

Jazmine Liew, left, School of Medicine Class of 2019, presented a poster "Delayed Generalization of Ocular Myasthenia Gravis in an Adult Male" and Jacob Perlman, right, School of Medicine Class of 2019, presented a poster, "Otalgia Due to Vertebral Artery Dissection" at the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association in Atlanta, on October 21 - 23. Their projects were initiated during their neurology clerkship. They were joined by Adam Karp, second from left, School of Medicine Class of 2019, and Robert Fekete, M.D., assistant professor of neurology and neurology clerkship director.

New York State Senator Terrence P. Murphy , right, presented Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) at New York College with a check for $1.5 million. Ronnie Myers, D.D.S. , left, dean of the TouroCDM and professor of dental medicine, and Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. , second from right, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, along with dental students, were on hand to accept the check.


New York Medial College Leadership News

Westfair Communications - 10/22/2018
William C. Campbell, Ph.D., right, recipient of the William Cullen Bryant Award 
Felix Wimpfheimer, M.D. '45, left, recipient of the Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award 
Judith M. Watson, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H. '07, center, recipient of the Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award

Faculty News

NBC News - 10/25/2018
Guiqing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology and research assistant professor of microbiology and immunology 

The Conversation - 10/26/2018 
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

Science Magazine - 09/14/2018
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy 

MSN - 10/20/2018
Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 10/22/2018 
Barry Musikant, D.M.D., clinical professor of dental medicine and director of endodontics

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Monday, October 29
Department of Physiology Research Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 31
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
HSL InfoTreats: Day of Databases
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Div. of Hematology and Oncology Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
SHSP Department of Public Health Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1
TCDM Dental Health Clinic Candy Exchange
3:00 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.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

Thursday, November 1
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Third Floor

Cavities are scary. Trade in your leftover candy to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

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

Department of Surgery
Save the Date

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

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