Week of February 11, 2019
George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Will Deliver the 160th Commencement Address 

The New York Medical College 160th Commencement is set for Wednesday, May 22, at 5:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall. George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron, will address the graduates of the Class of 2019. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Yancopoulos has worked to build Regeneron into a leading science-driven biotech company that invented and developed seven FDA-approved medicines for serious diseases including cancer, vision-threatening eye diseases, heart disease, atopic dermatitis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Read the full article on Dr. Yancopoulos.

Medical Student Research is Flourishing at NYMC 

The 23rd Annual Medical Student Research Forum on February 7, was a showcase of a wide variety of basic science and clinical research conducted by medical students. It was the largest one to date, with 59 poster and 16 oral presentation submissions and a feverish call for judges to review, critique and score the abundance of entries. Following the student presentations, the keynote address was presented by Alan L. Gass, M.D., FACC, professor of medicine and director of cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Westchester Medical Center. Read the full article and view the photo gallery of the 23rd Annual Medical Student Research Forum.

NYMC Kicks Off Black History Month With Movie Screening 

To mark Black History Month, New York Medical College and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Student National Medical Association, hosted a screening and discussion of Power to Heal, a documentary of the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans and how Medicare was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., right, chancellor and chief executive officer, and Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, left, associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, welcomed guest speaker Barbara Berney, Ph.D., M.P.H., the producer and project creator of Power to Heal. Dr. Berney, associate professor of health policy and management, CUNY School of Public Health, and a distinguished scholar in public health, environmental justice and the U.S. health care system, was inspired to produce the film after hearing first-hand accounts of physicians, nurses and government staffers involved in the integration effort and those who struggled to provide health services in rural areas lacking the most basic medical care.

Trumada Initiative Hosts Investor Club Presentation 

The TruMada Initiative at BioInc@NYMC hosted an investor club presentation on January 31 for post-incubated Israeli biomedical startups seeking to establish their companies in the U.S. market and connect with potential investors. Three companies, Novotalk, Immunity Pharma and Medivizor, presented. Read the full article on the Trumada investor club presentation.



New York Medical College Leadership News

Newsday - 2/1/2019
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Faculty News

WDEL Radio - 2/7/2019
Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health

Vice - 2/7/2019
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


North Jersey - 2/5/2019
Annette Choolfaian, R.N., M.P.A., professor emerita of health policy and management

New York Medical College is not responsible for the content or accuracy of what may be reported in print or online media.


Monday, February 11
Department of Physiology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 13
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 a.m.
Department of Public Health Seminar Series
3:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15
NYMC Wear Red for National Heart Month
12:15 p.m.
Monday, February 19
NYMC Closed: President's Day
All Day

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February is National Heart Month 

Wear Red and join us for our NYMC group photo 
to show your support
Friday, February 15
12:15 p.m. 
Willner Lobby (MEC)

Red velvet cookies will be available after the photo.

NYMC Shuttle is scheduled at Skyline at 12:05 p.m. for pickup.

Black History Month

Wednesday, February 27
4:30 p.m.
Hales Lobby, BSB

Master of Ceremonies 
Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine House Advisory Dean

Special Speakers 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. 
Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

 Honorable Kenneth W. Jenkins
Deputy County Executive Westchester County 

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is required.

School of Medicine

Friday, March 15
11:30 a.m. 

HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Monday, March 18
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Tuesday, March 19
8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
  Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology; and Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 22 
5:00 p.m. 
Carnegie Hall

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