Week of December 16, 2019
General Dental Practice Residents and M.P.H. Candidates Complete Federal Service Internship 

Three New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) General Dental Practice Residents, who are also pursuing their M.P.H. degrees in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, participated in the 2019 American Institute of Dental Public Health's (AIDPH) Federal Service Internship (FSI) in October in Rockville, Maryland, along with a small cohort of dental public health residents from other institutions. From left, Belinda Gaines, D.M.D. (PGY-2), Felicia Nicolas, D.D.S. (PGY-2), and Ana Kodra, D.M.D. (PGY-1), were able to participate in the program thanks to the NYMC SOM Department of Dental Medicine's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) five-year, $2.4 million grant, which supports the residents' M.P.H. degree tuition and covered the cost of their travel to the FSI. 

Department of Public Health Hosts Annual Student Appreciation Night 

The Department of Public Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice held their Annual Student Appreciation Night on December 5. The evening of camaraderie and refreshments was an opportunity for both M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. students to catch up with their fellow classmates, faculty and staff in public health. Attendees donated holiday gifts that will be distributed through the Greenburgh Health Center, a division of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center.
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Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, was invited to give a presentation on his work on antimicrobial resistance, aquaculture and the One Health paradigm at the meeting of the American and World Aquaculture Society in San Jose, Costa Rica, November 19-22. He was also invited to give a lecture at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Costa Rica, on the impacts of the use of antimicrobials in aquaculture on human health under the One Health standard.
Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, was appointed to a three-year term of the Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to advocate for women in biochemistry and molecular biology, both in academia and in industry.
Eileen Romero, registrar, presented a session at the 89th Annual Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission Conference and Meeting in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, on December 2-4. She presented "Professional Development Made Easy" on school spirit day of the conference, proudly wearing her New York Medical College colors.

Brian B. Ratliff, Ph.D., left, assistant professor of medicine and physiology and director, Accelerated Master's Program, and Michael S. Wolin, Ph.D., professor of physiology, received a five-year $410,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for "NOX4-associated Oxidative Stress Mediates Vascular and Kidney Impairment in the Low Birth Weight Adult." Read the full article on Drs. Ratliff and Wolin's NIH grant.

For the first time ever, the majority of U.S. medical school students are women, according to data recently released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2019, women comprise 50.5% of all medical school students.  At New York Medical College, the School of Medicine has 57% women.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Medical Education Center

Tuesday, December 17
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, December 18
8:00 a.m.
Center for Disaster Medicine Course

9:00 a.m.
16th Annual Dr. Louis R.M. Del Guercio Professorship & Research Day

9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Thursday, December 19
8:00 a.m.
Center for Disaster Medicine Course
Tuesday, December 24
12:00 p.m.
NYMC Closes at Noon
Wednesday, December 25
All Day NYMC Closed
Tuesday, December 31
3:00 p.m.
NYMC Closes Early
Wednesday, January 1
All Day
NYMC Closed

Faculty News

Congresswoman Nita Lowey - 12/11/2019
Brian B. Ratliff, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and physiology and director, Accelerated Master's Program
Michael S. Wolin, Ph.D., professor of physiology

M.D. Alert - 12/11/2019
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

National Council for Behavioral Health - 12/9/2019
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Health  Learning Network - 12/9/2019
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

Washington Post - 12/8/2019
Jonathan K. Mays, M.D., clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology 

Cancer Therapy Advisor  -12/7/2019
Jessica C. Hochberg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 12/1/2019
Raquel M. Rozdolski, D.M.D., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and course director for pain and anxiety

BioInc@NYMC News

Health IT Outcomes - 12/10/2019
Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc client

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