Week of February 12, 2018
NYMC Welcomes Guatemala's President Morales

On the morning of Friday, February 9, President Jimmy Morales, left, of Guatemala, arrived at New York Medical College (NYMC) to learn about BioInc@NYMC, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and Touro College of Dental Medicne at NYMC. The purpose of this rare visit -- to explore the possibility of collaborating with the College to bring medical innovation and economic development back to Guatemala. 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, offered his views on the areas ripe for collaboration with Guatemala saying, "Latin America has a very rapidly growing biotechnology market. Health care expenditures in Latin America are growing at more than four percent a year and the pharmaceutical industry is growing at more than six percent per year. Other countries are already getting into the biotechnology. Why? Because these are high-wage, non-polluting jobs that can build a knowledge based economy to grow the economic sector." View video and photos from President Morales' visit to NYMCRead the full article...
NYMC and Touro Launch Shark Tank-Inspired Forum to Invest in Israeli Biotechnology

In a unique forum loosely based on the hit television show, Shark Tank, executives from three Israeli biotech companies pitched their medical products to an exclusive group of entrepreneurs interested in helping the companies develop and market their products in the U.S. The presentations were sponsored by TruMada, a Touro College initiative that supports Israeli biomedical start-ups by providing business mentoring, regulatory council, and executive consulting, while partnering with BioInc@NYMC, the biotechnology incubator at New York Medical College that offers development services for startups, from laboratory research space to finance. Read the full article...

Christopher S. Leonard, Ph.D., Assumes the Role of Interim Chair of the Department of Physiology

Christopher S. Leonard, Ph.D., professor of physiology, has been named interim chairman of the Department of Physiology, succeeding Thomas H. Hintze, Ph.D.'80, professor of physiology, who recently stepped down from his role as chair. Dr. Leonard joined the NYMC faculty in 1997 after holding faculty positions at New York University. He earned his masters and Ph.D. degrees in physiology and biophysics from the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University and completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at New York University Medical Center under the mentorship of renowned neuroscientist Rodolfo R. Llinas, M.D., Ph.D. Read the full article...

Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Students Team Up for Interprofessional Education Experience

The Departments of Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Health Sciences and Practice found lots to talk about at their first interprofessional education (IPE) event at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center on January 24. Forty-three Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students and 39 speech-language pathology (SLP) master's students completed two standardized patient experiences as part of an interprofessional team of two to four students. A total of 18 experiences were completed involving four standardized patients and 13 faculty members, who remotely observed the encounters and provided feedback. The standardized patient simulation provided diagnostic scenarios in both an ICU and a general inpatient unit where D.P.T. and SLP students collaborated to provide sensitive, respectful, safe and effective patient care. Shared decision making and effective interpersonal communication between SLP and D.P.T. students were also emphasized. Read the full article...


New York Medical College Leadership News

The Business Journal - 2/9/2018
Benjamin Chouake, M.D., Board of Trustees member 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 
Katharine Yamulla, director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center 
Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM

New York Jewish Life - 2/6/2018
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Medical College News

Poughkeepsie Journal - 2/2/2018

Faculty News

Health - February 8, 2018
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology

Today's Hospitalist - February 2018
Randy A. Goldberg, M.D. '97, M.P.H. '13, assistant professor of medicine

ABC News - 2/05/2018
Mark S. Rosenberg, D.O., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

BioInc@NYMC News

The Business Journal - 2/9/2018 
Deborah Novick, director of BioInc@NYMC 
David Raab, executive vice president of the Touro College and University System

Alumni News

Black Doctor - February 2018  
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. '45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.

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Tuesday, February 13
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14
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 p.m.
Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 19
College Closed: President's Day
All day

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

Combating Unconscious Bias in Healthcare
Mecca E. Santana, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement
Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Tuesday, February 13
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Ground Floor Annex

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February is Heart Month

Wear Red and join us for the annual NYMC Heart Month Photo
It is the perfect time to renew your commitment to healthy living. 

 Wednesday, February 14
11:00 a.m.
 MEC Lobby

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Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar Series

Identification of Counter Measures Against Neuroactive Threat Agents
Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science and  Program Director of the M.P.H. Environmental Health Science Studies

Wednesday, February 14
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 1S-F53

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Department of Pharmacology

Human Translational Studies on Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases
Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.H.A. 
Chief, Laboratory of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 28
12:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

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Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

2nd Annual Gala
Monday, March 12
6:00 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton Westchester

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HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Creating Healthy Communities: Collaboration. Innovation. Transformation.
Monday, March 19
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Hear from experts about issues impacting our diverse patient populations and communities we serve.

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Save the Date
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, April 19 
4:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Ground Floor Dining

Join Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, for a State of the College update, followed by a Q&A session. 

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Save the Date

159th Commencement Exercises
Wednesday, May 23
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue 
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

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