Week of December 9, 2019
HSL Opens New Reading Room

The normally quiet and peaceful Health Sciences Library (HSL) was temporarily a place of festivity for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of a new reading room on November 25. Not long after the ribbon was cut, the spacious area, formerly occupied by journal stacks and now designated quiet study space, was filled with students enjoying the high ceilings, natural light, ergonomic seating, adjustable height workstations, spacious desks and seating booths with electrical and USB outlets throughout. The classrooms in the HSL as well as the Mark A. Novitch, M.D. '58, Computer Lab, were also appointed with new furniture.

Sixteenth Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day Set For December 18 

Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, will be the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day on December 18 in the Medical Education Center. Dr. Schwartzman, internationally recognized for her research on the role of lipid autacoids in the regulation of vascular function, inflammation and metabolism in the areas of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, will present "The Road to Discovery: GPR75 - A Novel Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases." 

Center for Disaster Medicine Brings Mass Casualty Triage Training to Western New York 

The Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM) delivered an eight-hour mass casualty triage training course on November 26 to emergency department clinicians and other medical professionals at Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York. The training prepares those responsible for the initial triage of victims following a mass casualty incident for the influx of patients, and teaches effective triage methods following a mass casualty incident. 

Support for Jewish Life Programming at NYMC and TouroCDM 

Jewish Life programming on campus will be sponsored in 2020 by Joseph and Dr. Meryl Mark, in memory of his mother, Dr. Frances Mark. Students at New York Medical College (NYMC) and Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) enjoy an all-inclusive Jewish community-from minyanim (prayer services) on campus to Torah study/lectures, kosher food and inspirational weekend events. Conferences on relevant topics are planned on an ongoing basis and an eruv (ritual enclosure that allows Jews to carry items on the Sabbath) has been erected and is regularly maintained.  For more info about the Jewish community on campus, please contact [email protected] .
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Adam Hammerman, M.B.A., vice president and chief financial officer, was a panelist at the Jewish Business Network Breakfast Roundtable, on November 26 at 19 Skyline Drive.
Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor of pathology and assistant dean for Ph.D. programs in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, presented "Alterations of Expression of RNA Modification Regulators by Carcinogens in the Alternative Chicken Egg Model" at the American College of Toxicology's 40th Annual Meeting, November 17-20, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the recipient of the North American Travel Grant and was recognized at the awards ceremony.
Jennifer L. Koestler, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education and associate professor of pediatrics and medicine, who serves as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Curriculum Inventory Committee, served as faculty for an interactive workshop at the AAMC Annual Meeting Learn Serve Lead 2019, in Phoenix, on November 8 - 12.
Paul Morris, human resources assistant, was invited to speak on the topic of autism to medical students at the Yale School of Medicine on November 20. He was invited by Andrés Martin, M.D., M.P.H., the Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor, professor of psychiatry and director of medical studies at the Yale Child Study Center, in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Medical Education Center

Tuesday, December 10
12:00 p.m.
Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, December 11
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds 
11:00 a.m. Department of Pharmacology Grand Rounds 

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

3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Wednesday, December 18
8:00 a.m.
Center for Disaster Medicine Course

10:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery: 16th Annual Dr. Louis R.M. Del Guercio Professorship & Research Day

12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine 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

New York Medical College News 

Faculty News

Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

Times Record News - 11/28/2019
Gary Tatz, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Yoga Helps Improve Depression And Anxiety Symptoms 
International Business Times - 11/28/2019 
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

MedScape - 11/27/2019 
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

The Hudson Independent - November 2019
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine 
Daniel H. Cohen, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics 
Amy S. Brown, M.D., M.Be., assistant professor of pediatrics 
Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 11/25/2019
Golda Erdfarb, D.D.S., associate professor of dental medicine, course director of dental anatomy and occlusion and course director of operative dentistry 
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM and professor of dental medicine 
Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM

BioInc@NYMC News

Health Transformer - 12/3/2019
Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc client

Affiliate News

Patch - 12/5/2019
Susan Fox, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management, director of the Center on Disability and Health, School of Health Sciences and Practice, and president and chief executive officer of the Westchester Institute for Human Development
Alumni News

Stock Daily Dish - 12/1/2019 
Maral Javadifar, D.P.T. '15
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