Week of November 14, 2016
School of Medicine Announces New Chairmen

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., NYMC dean of the School of Medicine, is pleased to announce three new appointments in the School of Medicine, from left:  Augustine Moscatello, M.D., chairman of the NYMC School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology; Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., M.B.A., chairman of the NYMC School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery; and John Andrew 'Jack' Cooley, M.D., acting chair of the NYMC School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology. "After competitive national searches, the School of Medicine is very pleased to have recruited such strong academic and clinical leaders. Clinical department chairs have critical roles in academic medicine - fostering the success of their faculty members and bridging key programs with our teaching hospital partners," said Dr. Miller. "We are fortunate to have these gifted individuals on the School's leadership team." Read more...
Four Members of the NYMC Community Are Selected for NYAM Fellowship

The New York Academy of Medicine held its prestigious annual awards ceremony for distinguished contributions by individuals in health policy, public health, clinical practice, biomedical research at the 169th Anniversary Discourse and Awards on November 3 at the Academy in New York City. Among the evening's honorees were newly inducted fellows, from left:  D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A. , dean of the School of Medicine; Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S. , distinguished lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and clinical associate professor of pediatrics; Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP-C , assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine; Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H. , distinguished lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read more...

NYMC and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Honor Doctor and War Hero Mathew Francis Olstein, M.D.

A reflective ceremony was held on November 7 at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City to honor the legacy of Mathew F. Olstein, M.D., a physician and World War I hero who transcended an anti-Semitic attack during his medical residency at Kings County Hospital in 1916 to then become an intern and senior physician at Metropolitan Hospital.  College and hospital leadership led the dedication ceremony and unveiled a plaque honoring Dr. Olstein during the week of Veterans Day and one week after Dr. Olstein's memorial anniversary, or what is known in Hebrew as Yahrzeit. Among the speakers were, from left: Colonel Carl A. Singer , retired national commander, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.; Alina Moran, M.P.A. , chief executive officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan; William H. Frishman, M.D. , the Barbara and William Rosenthal professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology; Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. , chancellor and CEO; Nancy Schaff , president, Descendants & Friends of the 314th Infantry A.E.F., commissioner, Maryland World War I Centennial Commission; and Rabbi Moshe Krupka , executive vice president, Touro College and University System. View the Mathew Francis Olstein, M.D., Dedication Ceremony photo gallery here . Read more...

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., Lauded for 30+ Years of Micro Lectures

Jan Geliebter, Ph.D.
, right, professor of microbiology and immunology and otolaryngology and course director for medical microbiology, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine and pharmacology, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine, for his dedication in lecturing for more than 30 years in the medical microbiology course. The plaque presentation took place prior to Dr. Wormser's lecture on HIV/AIDS on November 7. Dr. Wormser is the director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and director and founder of the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center. His research interests include Lyme disease, HIV infection, infection control, investigational antimicrobial agents and vaccine preparations. He is a co-author of the original description of AIDS appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1981 and serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases and Archives of Medical Science. He has edited one of the leading textbooks on AIDS now in its fourth edition and has authored more than 350 published papers, including 20 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine alone.

New York Medical College was well-represented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo held in Denver, October 29 - November 2.

Chia-Ching Chen, M.A., M.S., Ed.D., CHES, professor of public health practice, epidemiology and community health and director of the health education program, received the Nobuo Maeda International Research Award from the 2016 APHA Aging and Public Health Section. The award recognized her work, "Substitution of formal and informal healthcare among retired population in Japan: Implication for social and public health policy," an examination of the decision-making preferences of long-term healthcare use (formal homecare, informational homecare, nursing homecare) among the retired population using a large national household survey in Japan. The contributions of the study demonstrate an innovative approach that has a significant impact on social and public health policy initiatives among the ever-increasing aging population. She also presented "Health literacy among college students: Perspectives, Challenges, and Concerns."

Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP- BC, left, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine, presented "Promoting positive environmental impact through a human rights-based approach," "Telemedicine: Advancing the right to health through better access globally," "Advocacy in Public Health Practice," and "An Academic/Practice Partnership that advances access and a right to health: The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley."

Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., MPhil, CHES, right, professor of public health practice and global health director, presented "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health," "M (Mobile) Health to promote Safe Motherhood: Focus on SDG 3," and "Advocacy in Public Health Practice."

Pedro Laureano, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management, presented "Influence of Neighborhood-Level Factors on Emergency Department Visits: An Assessment of Two Populations in the Hudson Valley Region, N.Y."

Penny Liberatos, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and community health, and director, M.P.H. Studies Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, presented "Herbal and pharmaceutical galactagogue use among breastfeeding mothers with low milk supply."

Agustina Lopez Novillo, M.P.H., assistant director, public health practicum, presented "An Academic/Practice Partnership that advances access and a right to health: The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley."

Michael Tarr, School of Medicine Class of 2019, presented "Virtual Grand Rounds in Intellectual/Developmental Disability: An Interprofessional Case Study Forum of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry."

Five residents in the NYMC General Dental Practice Residency Program, Caroline Inaba, D.D.S., Amanda Yee, D.M.D., Timothy Wen, D.D.S., Puja Patel, D.D.S., and Melissa Mondesir, D.M.D., attended sessions focused on the social determinants of health as they affect access and utilization of oral health services at the APHA Annual Meeting. They attended the conference as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant which includes a focus on public health awarded to Joseph F. Morales, D.D.S., professor of clinical dental medicine and chairman of the SOM Department of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with three faculty members in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, Barbara Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Penny Liberatos, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. The conference sessions illustrated and reinforced the importance of taking a systems approach to tackle the challenges and reinforced the concept that context matters. The residents appreciated the opportunity to learn about the impact of social determinants of health on medical care as well as oral health.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Link of New Jersey - 11/10/2016 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Faculty News

The New York Times - 11/9/2016 
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

ADA News - 11/7/2016 
Barbara Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., chair and professor of epidemiology

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Westchester Magazine - November 2016

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Tuesday, November 15
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, November 16
6th Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m. 
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
SHSP Public Health Care Mentor Session
6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17
NYMC Music and Medicine: The Genius of Mozart 12:30 p.m.

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Department of Pediatrics and Children's Health and Research Foundation, Inc.

Sixth Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium

Wednesday, November 16
Westchester Medical Center
Taylor Care Conference Center

8:00 a.m.
Grand Rounds Oral Presentations

9:00 a.m.
General Poster Session 

Chaired by:
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., 
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Cell Biology and Anatomy

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School of Health Sciences and Practice

Alumni Leadership Council and StuHE Present 

Public Health Care Mentor Session

Wednesday, November 16
6:00 p.m.
Medical Education Center (MEC) Lobby

Mentoring and networking with experts from Behavioral/Community Health, County Department of Health, Environmental, Global Health, Hospital Systems, Pharmaceutical and Recruiters.

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Music and Medicine

The Genius of Mozart

Stephen Moshman, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, NYMC School of Medicine; Conductor and Music Director, Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra 

Featuring Manhattan School of Music students:
 Jennifer Ahn, violin 
Sarah Kuo, violin 
Tal McGee, viola
Nicholas Burkel, cello 

David Geber
Dean of Instrumental Performance and String Faculty, Manhattan School of Music

Thursday, November 17
12:30 p.m.
MEC Nevins Auditorium  

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
Grand Rounds

"Advisory Dean Programs: Personalizing Academic and Career Advising for Medical Students"

Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chancellor for University Student Affairs, Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Tuesday, November 29
5:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road
Valhalla, New York

Clinical Skills and Simulation Center 

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School of Medicine

The 13th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio, M.D. Distinguished Visiting Professorship & Research Day

 Wednesday, December 14
10:00 a.m.
Medical Education Center (MEC)

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School of Medicine 

Alumni Association Raffle


You have the unique opportunity to Win a Week in the Hamptons. Only 200 tickets being sold for $100 each .

Raffle Drawing:
December 14, 2016

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CMDA Winter Coat Drive

Donate coats (and blankets) to the local Grassland Homeless Shelter

Donation boxes are located in the lobbies of student housing, MEC, BSB, and Skyline.

Donations will be collected through January.

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