Week of February 26, 2018
Medical Student Research Forum Showcases Student Scientific Investigations

An abundance of student research was represented at the 22nd Annual Medical Student Research Forum, filling the Medical Education Center lobby and overflowing into the Basic Sciences Building lobby, on February 8. A total of 51 presentations, in oral and poster format, preceded the keynote address by flu vaccine expert Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics, who presented "1918-2018: 100 Years of Flu." "The students did an outstanding job this year and their research was quite impressive," said Mary Petzke, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology and director of medical student research. "Sixty-one percent of the projects were conducted under New York Medical College (NYMC) faculty mentorship, breaking last year's record of 50 percent." It is also a dramatic increase from 2014, the first year of tracking this information, when only 36 percent of the submissions were conducted under NYMC mentorship, according to Dr. Petzke. View the Medical Student Research Forum photo gallery. Read the full article...
Touro College of Dental Medicine Offers a Day Filled with Smiles and Free Oral Health Services for Kids

On February 18, some of Westchester County's youngest residents arrived at the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) at New York Medical College for a day of free oral health services. The national program, "Give Kids a Smile" supported by the American Dental Association, took place at Touro Dental Health, the brand new 81-chair dental teaching practice located on the third floor of 19 Skyline Drive. Judging from smiles all around, the event was a huge success drawing a crowd of more than 40 preschool and elementary-aged children and their parents as well as a numerous community leaders including New York State Senator David Carlucci; New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne; Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., Westchester County Health Commissioner and clinical associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor in the Division of Epidemiology; and representatives for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Read the full article here...

Medical Students Encourage Youth to Explore Careers in Medicine

Medical students volunteered their time and mentored youth at the recent Exploring Career Pathways program, a lunchtime speaker series offered by the White Plains Youth Bureau at White Plains High School. The program was developed to give students insight into career options. Kevin Hui, Luis Quintero, Humza Jamil, Yedidya Ben-avie, members of the School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2021 and Giovanna Varuzza, SOM Class of 2020, shared their own personal stories and backgrounds and gave the participants guidance about pre-med courses, applying to medical school, financing a medical education and life as a medical student.
SOM P2P Committee Recognizes Role Models at NYMC

The School of Medicine (SOM) Peer to Peer (P2P) Committee celebrates the exemplary students of NYMC with Professionals of NYMC, a recognition program to highlight peer role models and showcase students who demonstrate the ideals valued most as future healthcare professionals. The initiative recognizes students in the NYMC community who embody the school's core graduation competencies, including outstanding acts of patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration and professionalism. It is the hope that Professionals of NYMC will inspire all members of the NYMC community to make a positive difference in the lives of others. One selected winner per class will receive recognition in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) during the application to residency process. Have you seen a classmate do something awesome and inspiring? Send your nominations to nymcp2p@gmail.com. Read more about the Professionals of NYMC...

Call for 2018 Founder's Dinner Awards Nominations

New York Medical College (NYMC) is accepting nominations for awards to be presented at the annual Founder's Dinner scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in Tarrytown, N.Y. NYMC alumni, faculty, employees, or other interested parties may submit a nomination for the William Cullen Bryant Award, the Alfred DelBello Distinguished Service Award and the Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award. Submit your Founder's Dinner Award Nominations online by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., associate professor of public health, vice chairman of the public health doctoral program and co-director of the Center for Long-Term Care, presented "Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Female Factory Workers in Bangladesh" at the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Division of Occupational Medicine Seminar Series at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, on February 16.
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, briefed New York State Senator Sue Serino on the new NYSTAR Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters, on February 22.
New York Medical College News

Laboratory Equipment Online - 2/21/2018

River Journal - 2/20/2018

Faculty News

WebMD - 2/22/2018
Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Patch - 2/22/2018
David M. O'Hara, Ph.D., associate professor, Center on Disability and Health, School of Health Sciences and Practice 

MENAFN - 2/21/2018
Stephen Marks, M.D., professor of neurology

Westchester Magazine - 2/20/2018
John H. Wolk, M.D., assistant professor of pathology

Newsday (login required) - 2/17/2018
Doris J. Bucher, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics 

HVNN - 2/19/2018
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics
Employee News
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 2/18/2018
Vilma Bordonaro, chief of staff

Affiliate News

NPR - 2/20/2018
St. Joseph's University Medical Center 
Mark S. Rosenberg, D.O., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine 
Ninad A. Shroff, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

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Tuesday, February 27
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
School of Health Sciences and Practice: Resume Writing Workshop 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
10:30 a.m. 
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pharmacology Special Presentation
12:30 p.m.
Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar
3:00 p.m.

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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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School of Health Sciences and Practice Seminar Series

A Bronx Tale: The regulatory and financial challenges in achieving quality value based patient outcomes
Douglas L. York, Ph.D. 
Chief Executive Officer
Union Community Health Center

Wednesday, February 28
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 1S-F53

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A Leader's Journey

Important Issues Impacting Women in Higher Education at all Levels: New Trends in Leadership, Setting Career Goals, and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Margaret L. Drugovich, D.M.
President of Hartwick College and Presidential Sponsor of ACE New York State


Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A. 
Vice President of Communications 
New York Medical College

Friday, March 2
1:00 p.m.
Skyline Dining Room

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Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

Cell Biology Research Forum: Student and Post-Doctoral Presentations

Wednesday, March 7
1:00 p.m.
Basic Sciences Building Conference Room 210

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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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Touro Presidential Lecture Series:  Confronting Addiction

Anatomy of An Epidemic: How Opioids Hijack the Brain and Addicts Among Us: The Community's Role in Recovery
Tuesday, March 13
7:00 p.m.
Lander College for Women - The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School
227 West 60 Street
New York, NY

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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

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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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