Week of November 12, 2018
GSBMS Launches New M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program

In keeping with the New York Medical College (NYMC) mission to educate outstanding health care professionals for the 21st century, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) is launching a newly created Master of Science Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program, making NYMC one of a few colleges in New York State to offer this unique master's degree. The Master of Science in CLS is aimed at educating and graduating exceptional clinical laboratory scientists who are required by the State of New York to earn their license prior to working in a hospital laboratory. Clinical laboratory scientists are at the heart of clinical care, performing diagnostic tests which monitor treatments and uncover new disease states, while continuously communicating with medical staff to improve patient care and treatment outcome. 

The GSBMS is currently accepting applications for the program, which will encompass all areas of clinical laboratory testing: chemistry, toxicology, hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology, hemostasis, diagnostic immunology, clinical microbiology, histocompatibility and molecular diagnostics. CLS classes will begin in July 2019.

NYMC Takes Hard Hat Tour of Ellis Island 

Students from the New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM), Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS), the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC, along with leadership and faculty, took a hard hat behind the scenes tour of Ellis Island, on November 4, getting a glimpse of what it may have been like for some of the more than 12 million immigrants who passed through the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station. Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., and the group toured the historic unrestored Ellis Island Hospital complex that operated from 1902 until 1930. The visit included the infectious and contagious disease wards, kitchen facilities, laundry building, and mortuary and autopsy room, all of which played a vital role in preserving public health at the time. They also took in the "Unframed" art exhibit by renowned French artist JR, featuring historic black and white photos of Ellis Island immigrants appearing like ghosts in windows and doorways throughout the hospital complex. 

HSL Hosts Special Presentation on "The Art of Observation" 

Students, faculty, administration and staff set aside their studies and work for an hour of mindful observation and reflection on November 5 at a special presentation hosted by the Health Sciences Library. Carolyn Halpin-Healy, M.A., second from left, executive director of Arts & Minds and an educator from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, led a discussion on the "The Art of Observation," showing slides of original works of art and sculpture. She encouraged the audience to look at the work, analyze it and communicate what they were seeing without making any assumptions or conclusions. The goal of the exercise was to explore ways to improve one's skills in examination, description, understanding and communication. From left: Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library; Caroline McKinley, M.L.S., public services librarian; and Henry P. Godfrey, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, were on hand to welcome Ms. Halpin-Healy.


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, presented "Pre-Clinical Approaches to CAR NK Cell Therapy in Neuroblastoma and Sarcomas" at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) in Washington, D.C. on November 7 - 11. He also co-chaired the session on Cell-Based Therapies for Solid Tumors.

Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 Brittany Dodson, left, and Farhana Begum, right, along with Anitha Srinivasan, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, associate professor of surgery and director of the Breast Health Center, chief experience officer and attending surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, presented "Community Health Assessment of Muslim Women at an East Harlem Islamic Center," at the 2018 Health Disparities Symposium at NYU Langone Medical Center on October 24. The study was done jointly by New York Medical College and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and the Islamic Cultural Center of New York.

Jerry Halpern, D.D.S.,
rightclinical associate professor of dental medicine at the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, received the Humanitarian Award at the 100th American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Scientific Meeting in Chicago on October 10. He was recognized for his work for the past eight years in treating the underserved children, orphans and medically compromised individuals in La Romana, Dominican Republic. He was congratulated by AAOMS President, Brett Fergusen, D.D.S. 
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil, CHES, FRSPH, professor and global health director in the Department of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, was recognized with the Taiwan Medical Women's Association Asian Health Literacy Global Health Award for promoting human rights and health literacy at the 6th Annual Asian Health Literacy International Conference in Taichung, Taiwan, on October 25 - 27. She was also an invited speaker at the Global Health Forum in Taipei organized by the Ministry of Health on October 28 - 29, featuring 32 speakers from 32 countries and an opening by Chen Chien-jen, vice president of Taiwan. She presented "Cervical cancer and HPV in the USA."

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) students presented at the Organization of Student Representatives poster session at the Association of American Medical College's Annual Meeting "Learn Serve Lead 2018" in Austin, Tex., November 2 - 6. Philip Maynard, left, SOM Class of 2019 and a member of the SOM Student Senate, and Jennifer Lindelof, center, SOM Class of 2020 and president of the SOM Student Senate, presented "The NYMC Report Card: A Student Led CQI Initiative;" Cassidy Hart, second from left, SOM Class of 2021 and president of the NYMC LGBTQ Advocacy in Medicine Student Group, presented "Medical Student Exposure to Gender and Sexual Minorities Curriculum and its Effect on Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge (ASK);" and Kaila Lee, second from right, SOM Class of 2021 and a member of the Student Wellness Committee, and Tom Kim, right, SOM Class of 2021 and a member of the SOM Student Senate, presented "NYMC Resiliency Curriculum." Their research projects were conducted under the mentorship of Jennifer Koestler, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education and associate professor of pediatrics and medicine; Pamela I. Ludmer, M.D., associate dean for curriculum integration and clinical assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics; Susan Rachlin, M.D., associate dean for student affairs, School of Medicine and associate professor of radiology; Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Donald A. Risucci, Ph.D., assistant dean for assessment and evaluation, director, section of surgical education, evaluation and research, associate director, general surgery residency program and professor of surgery; and Andrew Mutnick, M.D. '01, senior associate dean for student affairs and assistant professor of pediatrics.

Ronnie Myers, D.D.S. , right, dean of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College and professor of dental medicine, presented "Building the 66th Dental School: Accreditation, the Face of Dental Education Today and the Educational Program at the Touro College of Dental Medicine" at the October meeting of the American College of Dentists, New York Section, on October 30 in New York City. He was joined by, from left: Thomas J. Connolly, D.D.S., president of the American College of Dentists and Jerry Halpern, D.D.S., chair of the New York Section of the American College of Dentists.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Westchester Magazine 914Inc. - Winter 2019
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiatives

The Journal News - 11/6/2018
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

New York Medical College News

Pleasantville Patch - 11/9/2018
Center for Disaster Medicine

Faculty News

Muscle and Fitness - November 2018
Harriette R. Mogul, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor of medicine

Wilton Bulletin - 11/6/2018
Kevin Kalikow M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Pleasantville Patch - 10/31/2018

Yorktown Patch 10/26/2018
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM 
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

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Monday, November 12
Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13
Center for Disaster Medicine Symposium
8:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 14
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Office of the Provost for Research Seminar Series
12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health Seminar Series 
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15
SHSP StuHe Career Mentoring Session
6:00 p.m.

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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

Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series

A CRISPR Approach to Biomedicine

Joseph M. Miano, Ph.D. '92 
Professor of Medicine and Associate Director 
Aab Cardiovascular 
Research Institute 
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Wednesday, November 14
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pharmacology Conference Room 511
Basic Sciences Building

Understanding Breast Health

Christine Pellegrino, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYMC
Director, Breast Medical Oncology, WMCHealth Network

Maria Castaldi, M.D., FACS Chief, Breast Surgery, WMCHealth Network 

Miriam David, M.D. Director, Breast Imaging, WMCHealth Network

Tuesday, November 20
7:00 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

New RN to BSN Program at NYMC

Tuesday, November 27
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 2S-B42

Values Based Health Care

Thomas W. Feeley, M.D. Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Wednesday, November 28
Reception: 4:00 p.m.
Lecture: 4:30 p.m.
Center for Interactive Learning (CIL), SHSP

The Social and Structural Determinants of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health
Thursday, November 29
12:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
GS-F40 Annex

Department of Surgery

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

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