Week of November 13, 2017
Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., is Named Chair of the Department of Public Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of NYMC's School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) as professor and chair of the newly realigned Department of Public Health. The School of Health Sciences and Practice created the new Department of Public Health to integrate the public health areas of concentration, among them behavioral health sciences, biostatistics, emergency preparedness, environmental health science, epidemiology, global health, health care administration, health education, health policy and management, and industrial hygiene. The department also has become, for purposes of accreditation, NYMC's entire public health "program" that currently has full accreditation through 2022.

Dr. Kittleson was selected for the position following a national search that included many qualified candidates. He most recently served as dean of the School of Health and Human Performance at SUNY Brockport, a school with some of the largest majors at the college including nursing, kinesiology, sport studies, and physical education (KSSPE), public health and health education, healthcare studies and recreation and leisure studies. Read more...

Renowned Trauma Surgeon to Address 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day

The 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day, set for Wednesday, December 13, will feature prominent trauma surgeon, George C. Velmahos, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.Ed., as the keynote speaker. The day will showcase moderated poster rounds, podium presentations of scientific papers and the distinguished visiting professor lecture, "Selective Nonoperative Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen: From Heresy to New Religion," by Dr. Valmahos. The event was established in 2002 to honor the late Dr. Del Guercio's leadership and pioneering research during his 24-year tenure as chairman of the Department of Surgery, and to stimulate and promote surgical research at NYMC. Abstracts by students, residents or fellows at NYMC and/or affiliated institutions addressing clinical, educational, translational and/or basic research questions pertaining to surgery or surgical subspecialties are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 20. Read more...

NYMC Recognizes Alumnus for 18 Years of Micro Lectures

Peter Q. Warinner, M.D. '97, adjunct assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at NYMC, proudly displays the plaque of appreciation he received for his 18 years of lectures and spinal tap demonstrations in the medical microbiology course. The School of Medicine Class of 2020, in the background, was grateful for the opportunity to hear him present "Neurotropic Pathogens" on November 9. Dr. Warinner is the founder and inaugural director of the Sports Neurology and Concussion Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center and instructor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of several books, including Clinical Microbiology Review, which he wrote while he was in medical school. Dr. Warinner is also a health care policy expert consultant who works with private and governmental organizations and agencies on state, national and federal levels.

M.P.H. Student Adds Global Experience to Public Health Education

Parthener Pinder, M.D., an M.P.H. candidate in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, recently participated in the 32nd Council of International Fellowship (CIF) International Conference 2017 held in September in Kalamata, Greece. The CIF is a not-for-profit global organization formed in 1960 stemming from the Council of International Programs (CIP) and the Council of International Programs U.S.A. (CIPUSA). With more than 30 national branches worldwide, CIF's goal is to "promote international understanding and world peace through training and exchange of experience for professionals in human services." Read more...

Dental Students Present on First-Ever Research Elective

Students and faculty members of Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College (TCDM) gathered on October 17 for the school's inaugural research presentations. Five first-year dental students spent their summer in an optional research elective at NYMC. "If your mind is inquisitive, you should ask questions and find answers," stated Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., Touro College and University System provost for biomedical research and chief biomedical research officer, TCDM professor of dental medicine and NYMC professor of professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology. "This is how the field progresses." Read more...


New York Medical College News

Faculty News

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Health Beat - 11/10/2017
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

7 Reasons Your Heart Attack Risk Is Highest in the Winter
The Reader's Digest - 11/8/2017
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology 

IDDSI-Next Steps, Tools & Tips for Smooth Implementation
The Asha Leader Glob - 11/7/2017
Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of speech-language pathology and director of the Center for Swallowing and Speech-Language Pathology

Innovation Needed to Fight Opioid Crisis
U.S. News & World Report - 11/03/2017
Mark S. Rosenberg, D.O., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine 

Voicing a New Approach to Acid Reflux
WAG Magazine - 10/30/2017
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

The Journal News - 10/25/2017
Patricia Seagriff-Curtin, D.D.S., assistant professor of clinical dental medicine and assistant professor of clinical public health 
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center on Disability and Health

Affiliate News

St. Joseph's Launches New Brand Around Exciting Change and Development
The Paramus Post - 11/06/2017
St. Joseph's Health

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Tuesday, November 14
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Music and Medicine: The Genius of Mozart 12:00 p.m.
Center for Long-Term Care Seminar
3:30 p.m
Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Eichmann, Arendt, and the Banality of Evil: A Guided Tour of the Special Exhibit on the Capture and Trial of Eichmann
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar 1:00 p.m.
Student Healthcare Executive (StuHE)  Health Career Mentor Session
6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Alumni Reunion Banquet 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 19
Alumni Reunion Brunch 10:00 a.m.
NYMC Sunday Afternoon at the Movies
4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 20
Shiur and Presentation on Shomer Shabbos Residency Program 5:30 p.m.

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Music and Medicine
The Genius of Mozart
Stephen E. Moshman, M.D., professor of clinical medicine, NYMC School of Medicine; conductor and music director, Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, November 14
12:00 p.m.
NYC Health + Hospital/Metropolitan
1901 1st Avenue
Sixth Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10029

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

Deconstructing Race in Medical Education: Healing Ourselves, Our Patients, and Society

Sharon G.E. Washington M.P.H., Ed.D., assistant professor of instruction, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Temple University College of Public Health

Tuesday, November 14
5:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills Simulation Center
Valhalla, NY 10595

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Eichmann, Arendt, and the Banality of Evil: A Guided Tour of the Special Exhibit on the Capture and Trial of Eichmann at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Correlative Presentations on Biomedical Ethics and the Holocaust
Wednesday, November 15
5:30 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

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School of Medicine
Alumni Reunion Banquet
Saturday, November 18
7:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hilton
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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

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It's a Comedy Movie Time at New York Medical College

No Time for Sergeants
Sunday, November 19
4:00 p.m.
Sunshine Boardroom

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Shiur: An Evening of Traditional Jewish Study

A Presentation on Shomer Shabbos Residency Programs
Marc M. Silverman, M.D., i nstructor of orthopaedic surgery

Monday, November 20
5:30 p.m.
Alumni House

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NYMC and WMC Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series

Transplantation Tolerance
David H.Sachs, M.D.
professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and professor of surgery emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, November 29
5:30 p.m.
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Conference Room A

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