Week of November 16, 2015
Amy S. Kahn Named Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Amy S. Kahn has been named vice president for development and alumni affairs, leading the College's comprehensive advancement program, including philanthropic development, major gifts, annual fund and alumni relations as well as special campaigns. In this role, Ms. Kahn will be responsible for creating and implementing the strategic plan to meet the College's advancement goals and will oversee the development and alumni relations teams. Ms. Kahn's experience includes more than a decade of development work at Northwestern University, starting at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and ultimately directing development for student life and scholarships and focusing on university-wide priorities.  Since 2013, Ms. Kahn has served as vice president of development at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. 

Ms. Kahn earned her B.S. in business administration at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Ms. Kahn reports to Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer.

BioInc@NYMC Welcomes Two New Clients
Two new clients of BioInc@NYMC, have taken occupancy in the biotechnology incubator at 7 Dana Road: SHY Therapeutics, a therapeutic product research company, and MediSprout, a telehealth solution company. Read more...
Three High School Students Named Siemens Competition Semi-Finalists 
Three New York-area high school students-- Yasir Khan, Jaysen Zhang  and  Laura Pellegrino , all mentorees of NYMC faculty members--were recently named semi-finalists in the  Siemens Competition for Math, Science and Technology , the nation's premier science research competition. The 2015 Siemens Competition received more than 1,700 submissions from which 466 semi-finalists were named. Jaysen Zhang (Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, N.Y.) and Laura Pellegrino (School of the Holy Child, Rye, N.Y.) were STAR (Summer Trainees in Academic Research) Program participants at NYMC, who worked with Joseph M. Wu, Ph.D., professor,  and vice chairman and M.S. program director, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Tze-chen Hsieh, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology on a project,  "Resveratrol Derivatives as Novel Activators and Inhibitors of Sirtuin 5 (Sirt5)."   Read more...


Diane E. Heck, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Science, received a one-year $325,365 continuation sub-award from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey for "CounterAct Research Center of E xcellence." The funds originate from the National Institutes of Health.

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, received a $123,256 renewal sub-award from Tufts University for "Searching for Persistence in Lyme Disease." The funds originate from the National Institutes of Health.


Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurosurgery, chaired the session "Brain Tumor," at the World Congress on Advances in Oncology and International Symposium on Molecular Medicine held on October 10 in Athens, Greece.  She also presented "Targeting Glioblastoma and Its Stem Cells Using Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the mTOR Pathway."

Kathryn E. McGoldrick, MD, FCAI(Hon), professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, delivered an invited Refresher Course Lecture to an audience of approximately 500 anesthesiologists at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists held in San Diego in late October. She was also recently inducted as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

The School of Health Sciences and Practice was well-represented at the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Chicago, October 31 - November 4. Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, at podium, associate professor of public health practice, health policy and management, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine and global health program director , Lydia V. Cavieux, M.P.A., center, assistant professor of public health practice, health policy and management and assistant dean of eLearning, and Amy Ansehl, D.N.P., FNP- BC, assistant dean and associate professor of public health practice and executive director of the  Partnership for a Healthy Population, participated in a discussion panel on "Use of Technology in Public Health Practice" and were presenters at other sessions.
At the APHA meeting Dr. Murthy met up with Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.
Other faculty members who were selected to present at the meeting included: Hong
-Duck Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental health science, David A. Moskowitz, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and community health, Penny Liberatos, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and community health, Chia- Ching Chen, M.A., M.S., Ed.D., CHES, associate professor of epidemiology and community health, and Agustina Lopez Novillo, M.P.H., assistant director public health practicum.

The Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) of Westchester-Putnam celebrated its five-year anniversary on November 10 with a community celebration. On hand for the occasion were, from left, VNS board member, Jean C. LePere, M.P.H. '05,who is a network services manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Center, a public health practicum site for NYMC students, Amy Ansehl, D.N.P., FNP- BC, assistant dean and associate professor of public health practice and executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population, who serves as chairman of the VNS board of directors, and Putnam County Commissioner of Health Allen Beals, M.D. '75. VNS Westchester is a clinical site for NYMC medical students, speech-language pathology students and public health practicum students.


New York Medical College News:

The Future of Reproductive Medicine: A Jewish Perspective
Patch.com (all editions) -- 11/10/2015


Governor Cuomo Keynotes Yeshiva University's 91st Hanukkah Convocation
Jewish Voice -- 11/11/2015
Ben Chouake, M.D., is a member of the Board of Trustees

Faculty News:

WCA Celebrates Leadership at Annual Fall Dinner
Westchester Magazine -- 11/9/2015
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer


Meet the Doctors: Concussions in Youth Sports
News 12 -- 11/9/2015
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs


Greenburgh Students Learn About Nutrition, Fitness In Fun Program
Greenburgh Daily Voice -- 11/6/2015
John G. Edwards, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology


CARIBBEAT: Benefit Dinner/Dance and Awards Event to Aid Caribbean American Outreach Association
New York Daily News -- 11/8/2015
Montgomery Douglas, M.D., Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family & Community Medicine

Affiliate News:

With Court Ruling, Saint Michael's Sale is Back in State's Hands
NJBiz.com -- 11/13/2015
Saint Michael's Medical Center


Bankrupt N.J. hospital accepts $62.2M purchase offer from for-profit Prime
Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com -- 11/9/15


Bankrupt N.J. Hospital Sought by Two Out-of-State Bidders
Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com -- 11/6/2015
Saint Michael's Medical Center

Tuesday, November 17 
Department of Pathology Seminar 11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
Office of Medical Education Grand Rounds 5:00 p.m.
A Q & A on Contemporary Jewish Legal (halachick) Topics 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 
Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology Seminar 8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar 1:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar 2:00 p.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar 3:00 p.m.

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Medical Education Grand Rounds

Visionary Leadership in Academic Medicine: Refraction and Reflections

Tuesday, November 17
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

19 Skyline Drive
Annex Boardroom 

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A.
Dean, School of Medicine 

A Q&A on Contemporary Jewish (halachik) Topics

Tuesday, November 17
6:00 p.m.
Alumni House
20 Sunshine Cottage Road

Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka
Executive Vice President
Touro College and University System

Please RSVP and submit questions regarding Jewish law, Jewish ethics or Jewish medical ethics to [email protected].

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National Library of
Medicine Exhibit

And there's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors

On display in the Skyline Lobby November 14 - 23.

Public Health Career Mentor Session

Presented by the Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE) and the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Wednesday, November 18 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MEC Lobby

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(914) 594-4250

Music and Medicine

Beethoven: Deafness and Creativity

Monday, November 23
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

Stephen Moshman, M.D. Professor of Clinical Medicine and Conductor of the Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra

Presented in conjunction with the Manhattan School of Music Click here for more information.

Meet the Doctor Lecture Series

Concussions in Youth Sports 

Monday, November 23
7:00 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Public Library 350 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 driving directions

Robert W. Amler, M.D. Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice; Professor of Pediatrics

Mark S. Herceg, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist Commissioner of Mental Health, Westchester County, NY; Chair, Westchester Concussion

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The Future of Reproduction Medicine: A Jewish Perspective
Sunday, December 6
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Lander College for Women
227 W. 60th Street
New York, NY

Co-Sponsored by: Center for Bioethics at Columbia University, Medical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College

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