Week of November 19, 2018
Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts "Mass Casualty Events and 'Stop the Bleeding'" Symposium 

More than 100 first responders, law enforcement officials, healthcare leaders, business leaders, school officials and members of the community took part in the "Mass Casualty Events and 'Stop the Bleeding'" symposium presented by the Center for Disaster Medicine on November 13. Experts in the field shared how to prepare for mass casualty events, the evidence and educational approaches to support "Stop the Bleeding," the latest approaches and lessons learned in the field. It was the first of a quarterly symposium series offered by the Center for Disaster Medicine. 

School of Medicine Alumni Association Hosts Annual Reunion

It was a fun-filled weekend for more than 160 School of Medicine (SOM) alumni and their guests at the SOM Alumni Association Reunion on November 10 - 11. Members of the classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, reunited for an evening of dining, dancing and camaraderie on Saturday evening at Double Tree Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y., followed by a brunch, campus tour and a continuing medical education lecture by William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology, who presented "The Women's Health Initiative." 

Department of Pediatrics and the Children's Health and Research Foundation Hosts Eighth Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium 

The Eighth Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium, hosted by the Department of Pediatrics and the Children's Health and Research Foundation, Inc., on November 7 at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, featured abstracts in an oral platform session in basic, clinical, quality and translational research areas in the field of pediatrics, followed by a general poster session. Krishnan Sankaran, M.D., far left, associate professor of pediatrics; Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., fourth from left, professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., second from right, professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, and Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, far right, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, joined the symposium award winners, from left: Suzanne Braniecki, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry (best clinical research abstract); Jeremy Rosenblum, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics (best translational research abstract); Yanling Liao, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics (best basic research abstract); Maria Lombardi, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics (best quality research abstract); and Wen Luo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics (honorable mention basic research abstract).
NYMC Helps Move the Needle Forward in Developing Anti-Chemical Warfare Drugs 

Diane E. Heck, Ph.D., professor of public health and associate dean for research in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and director of pharmacology and drug development at the UMDNJ-Rutgers University CounterACT Research Center of Excellence, has announced a step forward in the effort to develop an antidote to sulfur mustard, the chemical weapon more commonly known as mustard gas. Working in conjunction with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and Janssen Pharmaceutical, CounterACT has advanced its biopharmaceutical drug products aimed at limiting lung injury resulting from exposure to mustard gas to preclinical drug trials.

NYMC Hosts Fourth Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders 

NYMC was pleased to host the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center's Fourth Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders on campus on November 8, 13 and 15. More than 300 seventh grade students and 18 high school facilitators from area schools, both public and private, attended presentations and workshops with the themes "Respecting the Individual" and "How to Be an Upstander" to focus on the importance of confronting prejudice and discrimination. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, welcomed the youngsters to campus. A highlight of the event was a special presentation by Sheila Arnold, chief executive officer and lead performer of History's Alive!, who portrayed Betsy Costner, a 19th century slave who was freed after the Civil War.


Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES
, assistant professor of public health, presented "Knowledge, Indications, and Willingness to Take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among an Online Sample of Black Women" at the 2018 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference in Denver on November 8 - 10. Dr. Bond also received the Best Scientific Abstract Award at the 2018 International Conference on Stigma, "Bridging Research, Community and Practice" at Howard University in Washington D.C., on November 16. She presented "Race-Based Stereotypes, Stigma, and Sexual Decision Making among Young Heterosexual African American Women."

Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
, vice president of communications and strategic initiatives, was named as one of Westchester's top female leaders by 914 Inc. magazine.

Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, and co-investigator Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of Division of Infectious Diseases, received a two-year $246,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID) Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research (DAIT) for "Tafenoquine as a Potential Revolutionary Treatment for Babesiosis."


New York Medical College News

The Business Journal - 11/15/2018 
John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor of medicine 

The New Paltz Oracle 11/15/2018
Pamela Suett, director of recruitment, School of Health Sciences and Practice

Congresswoman Nita Lowey - 11/13/2018 
Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and project director 

U.S. News - 11/13/2018 
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. '45. She served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.

Faculty News

M.D. Alert - 11/14/2018
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology

Pleasantville and White Plains Patch - November 2018 
Christine Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Itchy Little World - 11/13/2018
Dendy E. Engelman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology

News 12 Westchester - 11/12/2018 
Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of neurology and School of Medicine house advisory dean

Whole Health Loving - 11/6/2018 
Alan Gass, M.D., professor of medicine

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Fios1 - 11/9/2018
Touro Dental Health 
Sabrina Mellusi, TouroCDM student 
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM

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Tuesday, November 20
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Meet the Doctors Series: Understanding Breast Health
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21
Department of Pediatrics 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 Cardiology Grand Rounds
12:15 p.m.
NYMC Closes at 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23
NYMC Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday

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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

Health Sciences Library

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Health in the  Division of Health Policy and Management
School Health Sciences and Practice

Thursday, December 6
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive

Department of Surgery

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

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