Week of November 20, 2017
The Music of Mozart Comes Alive at Met

Melodies and tunes rang out at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in the form of a string quartet from the Manhattan School of Music at the Music and Medicine: The Genius of Mozart event on November 14. The musical gift of the prolific and influential composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) was celebrated with a lecture by Stephen E. Moshman, M.D., third from left, professor of medicine, who is also the conductor and music director of the Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra. The lecture was interspersed with musical selections performed by the string quartet from the Manhattan School of Music, demonstrating the talent, genius and prodigy of Mozart. The string quartet, from left, Su Jin Oh, violin, Joshua Gomberoff, viola, Shinyeong Kim, cello, and Gi Hwan Kim, violin, was joined by Alina Moran, M.P.A., chief executive officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, New York Medical College. View the Music and Medicine photo gallery and Music and Medicine video.

StuHE Hosts Career Mentor Session

More than 60 students and alumni in the School of Health Sciences and Practice put their best foot forward and met with advisers at the 8th Annual Career Mentor Session hosted by the Student Healthcare Executives Club (StuHE) on November 16 under the guidance of advisors Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director, M.P.H. Environmental Health Science Studies. The Medical Education Center lobby was filled with stations for participants to meet and network with public health professionals serving as career mentors, offering feedback on their resumes and tips for searching for a job. Seventeen career mentors included professionals representing behavioral/community health, global health, environmental health, hospital systems, emergency preparedness, pharmaceuticals, county health commissioners and federally qualified health centers. Remote access mentor sessions were available for distance learning students as well as off-site mentors. Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., vice dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice, offered his guidance on careers in public health. "The event was, once again, a great success. It was a great opportunity for presenting a diverse range of health care opportunities in the field of public health," said StuHE president Namrata FNU.  View the StuHE Career Mentor Session photo gallery.

SHSP Weighs In at APHA 2017

Faculty, students and alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) were among the 12,000 public health practitioners learning, sharing and exploring public health discipline and practice issues at APHA 2017, the American Public Health Association annual meeting and expo, held November 4-8 in Atlanta. This year's theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health," featured sessions focused on climate change, from its impact on disease-carrying vectors to the role of transportation and planning professionals to occupational safety in the green job sector. Musarrat Rahman, an M.P.H. candidate in behavioral sciences and health promotion, was nominated by the Delta Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and selected through a national student competition, to present her scholarship and research at their annual sponsored student poster session through the Academic Public Health Caucus. She presented "Watching Your Back: How Much Do People at Increased Risk Actually Know about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Its Association with Anal Cancer?" View the NYMC APHA 2017 photo gallery. Read more...

NYMC Welcomes Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders to Campus

NYMC was pleased to host the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Third Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders on campus on November 14 and 16. More than 120 seventh grade students from area middle schools, both public and private, attended presentations and workshops focused on the importance of confronting prejudice and discrimination and becoming upstanders rather than bystanders. A highlight of the event was a special presentation by Sheila Arnold, chief executive officer and lead performer of History's Alive! Ms. Arnold, a storyteller and historical character interpreter, portrayed Betsy Costner, a 19th century slave who was freed after the Civil War, sharing her hardships and remarkable strength under horrific conditions.

Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology and associate professor of medicine, was invited to be the closing speaker at a workshop on good practices in antimicrobial use in the production of food animals organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The workshop took place November 1-3 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Cabello presented results from the work of his laboratory and collaborators (Drs. A. Tomova, L. Ivanova, H. Dölz, A. Buschmann, H.P. Godfrey) on the impact of antimicrobial use in aquaculture on public health in light of the emerging concept of "One Health," recognizing that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

Rajamma Mathew, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and physiology, presented "Neointimal Caveolin-1 Loss May in Part Facilitate Metabolic Shift in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension" at the III International Conference on Clinical Sciences and Drug Discovery, held November 9-11 in Washington, D.C.


New York Medical College News

Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Faculty News

Trump's 'Insidious' Disrespect for the Rule of Law
The New York Times - 11/12/2017
Harvey M. Berman, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Sarina Iraj, was mentored by Frances L. Hannan, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology and anatomy and otolaryngology, and Barbara Doonan, Ph.D., research fellow in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy in the STAR (Summer Trainees in Academic Research) Program in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences


Saverio Bentivegna, M.D., FACS
The Journal News - 11/13/2017
Saverio Bentivegna, M.D. '50, professor emeritus of surgery. He was associate dean of the Fifth Pathway Program and the Pre-Internship Program and served as president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association from 1975 to 1977.

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Monday, November 20
Shiur and Presentation on Shomer Shabbos Residency Program
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 22
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
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 Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23
NYMC Holiday - College Closed All Day
Friday, November 24
NYMC Holiday - College Closed All Day
Monday, November 27
Touro Intercampus: Metabolic Obesity and Diabetes Initiative (MODI)
1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28
Center for Long-Term Care Seminar 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Bench to Bedside Meeting Series: Transplantation Tolerance 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 30
Department of Physical Therapy Community Service Project Presentations 12:15 p.m.

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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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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

The Opioid Epidemic: How Can You Make A Difference

Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., FAAP, Westchester County Health Commissioner, NYMC clinical associate professor of pediatrics and distinguished lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

Tuesday, December 12
5:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road Clinical Skills Simulation Center

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Save the Date

14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship & Research Day

Distinguished Visiting Professor: George C. Velmahos, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.Ed., John F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, December 13
10:00 a.m.

Abstracts may be submitted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20.

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