Week of February 27, 2017
BioInc@NYMC Hosts Forum for the Hudson Valley's Biomedical and Technology Start-Up Community

On February 17, Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., far right, director of BioInc@NYMC and associate dean for academic administration, School of Medicine, moderated a panel of five experts focused on growing and supporting biomedical innovation for a gathering of inventors, investors, start-ups, and other experts from the Hudson Valley's thriving biomedical community. The forum, held at BioInc@NYMC's Dana Road facility, discussed issues ranging from intellectual property to patents and the role of incubators such as BioInc@NYMC. The panel, from left were: Laurence Gottlieb, president and chief executive officer of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation; Amy Gallup Klann, counsel, Leason Ellis; Marc Zemel, M.B.A., managing director, MKM Ventures, LLC, chief executive officer and co-founder of MOE Medical Devices and Retia Medical; Josephine Young, associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and Brian Pomper, executive director of the Innovation Alliance. Nathan Tinker (not pictured), executive director of New York Biotechnology Association, was the guest speaker.

The Latest Issue of Chironian is Now Online

The 2017 issue of Chironian is hot off the press and online. Be sure to read the latest on how NYMC is battling the opioid epidemic and fighting the Zika virus, how NYMC students are helping in Honduras, the latest on alumni highlights and more.

First-year Dental Student Sworn into the U.S. Air Force

Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College student Jaymes Furnival, center, entered military service as a U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Reservist on February 22. He will continue his dental studies with support from an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and participate in Commissioned Officer Training during summers while he completes his education. After graduating, he will be promoted to Captain and serve as an Air Force dentist. Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., far right, TCDM founding dean, who was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era administered the military oath. "I am honored that the school took the time to set up the induction ceremony with the Dean's participation," said Mr. Furnival. "The school made this a very memorable event for me and my family." Photo from left: Technical Sergeant Brittany Levy-Zeigler, U.S. Air Force health professions recruiter, Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., senior associate dean for academic and administrative affairs, and Edward F. Farkas, D.D.S., senior associate dean for clinical affairs and chairman of dentistry.

Twenty-first Annual Medical Student Research Forum Rescheduled for March 6

The 21st Annual Medical Student Research Forum has been rescheduled for Monday, March 6, in a modified format, thanks to Winter Storm Niko that shut down the eastern seaboard and NYMC on February 9. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. The schedule for the forum will be:

4:00 p.m.: Medical Student Poster Presentations (MEC Lobby)

5:30 p.m.: Medical Student Oral Presentations (Nevins Auditorium)

Basic Sciences

Adiel Munk, MSI 
The Identification of a Novel Human Inflammatory Dendritic Cell Lineage Marked by CD5 That Dominates Psoriatic Plaques

Brianna Theriault, MSI 
C-Section Prevents Cerebral Microhemorrhages in a Novel Model of Encephalopathy of Prematurity 

Clinical Sciences

Tiwalade Adediji, MSIII
Converted Appendectomies Show the Highest Rates of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) 

Michael Doany, MSIII 
Health Related Quality of Life in Early Onset Scoliosis Patients Treated Surgically with Traditional Growing Rods vs. Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods 

Anurag Saraf, MSIII 
Associations of Lymphovascular Invasion and Clinical Outcomes in Breast Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy 

6:30 p.m.: Reception with Dinner (MEC Lobby)

7:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony (Nevins Auditorium)
Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, gave an invited lecture, "Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance: Still an Unexplored Health Issue?" at a recent Nexos Chile-USA meeting in Philadelphia sponsored by Drexel University School of Medicine. Nexos-Chile is a non-government organization aimed at fostering scientific exchanges between scientists in academia and industry in the United States and Chile.

Gary Stallings II, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of clinical sciences and associate professor of medicine, and Katharine Yamulla, director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, presented a workshop at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education in Anaheim, Calif., on February 11. Their presentation, in conjunction with Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, associate dean for community health affairs and assistant professor of family and community medicine, "Clinical Skills Development: Mini OSCEs and Targeted Skills Sessions in the Third Year" discussed how NYMC has successfully established targeted OSCE sessions for many third-year clerkships, explored how to integrate robust, student centered formative experiences with additional check-in points as needed, and debated how to longitudinally track student progress over the course of their skills development.

Members of the inaugural class and faculty members of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College participated in the American Student Dental Association District 2 Day on the Hill in Albany on February 6 and 7. They had the opportunity to meet with the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) Board of Trustees, members of the Empire Dental Political Action Committee, the NYSDA Council on Government Affairs, and New York State Senators and Assemblypersons. Topics discussed included the issue of dental loans and loan forgiveness for dentists who practice in New York State, incentives to get dentists to practice in underserved areas in New York State and the expansion of the scope of practice for dentists. From left, are: Ben Kahan, Lea Chernoff, B.J. Mistry, D.D.S., M.D.S., certified pediatric dentist, Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., senior associate dean for academic and administrative affairs, Yu Jiang, and Shreya Jha.


New York Medical College Leadership News
Cardiology Advisor - 2/23/2017 
D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine 

The Pharos (Alpha Omega Alpha) - Winter 2017
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Medical College News
MedPage Today - 2/20/2017

WAMC Northeast Public Radio - 2/12/2017 

BioInc@NYMC News

The Business Journal - 2/23/2017
D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine
Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., director, BioInc@NYMC and associate dean for academic administration, School of Medicine

The Business Journal - 2/22/2017 

Poughkeepsie Journal - 2/22/2017

Faculty News

HVNN.com - 2/22/2017 
Jennifer Canter, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of clinical pediatrics 

The Huffington Post - 2/18/2017 
Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy
Scarsdale Inquirer - 2017 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine 

HealthDay - 2/16/2017  
Ami Baxi, M.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

Practical Dermatology - February 2017
David Straker, D.O., adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

Academic Minute - 2/16/2017
Zvi Loewy Ph.D., adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology 

MidHudsonNews.com - 2/13/2017
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and cell biology and anatomy 
Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg, Ph.D. candidate 

Congresswoman Nita Lowey - 2/10/2017
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and cell biology and anatomy 
Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg, Ph.D. candidate 

Patch.com (all editions) - 2/10/2017 
Dennis Mao, M.D, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine

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

Monday, February 27
Department of Pathology Research Seminar 1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, February 28
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, March 1
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m. 
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m. 
Department of Speech-Language Pathology Hearing Awareness Table
2:00 p.m.
Alumni Association Open House
3:00 p.m. 

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Alumni Association 
Open House

Wednesday, March 1
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Alumni House

Students from All Schools Welcome. 

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NYMC Match Day

Friday, March 17
11:30 a.m.
MEC Lobby

Come and support the Class of 2017 as they learn where they match at residency programs. 

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29th Graduate Student Research Forum Keynote Presentation

Hepatitis C: From Discovery to Cure

Wednesday, March 22
3:45 p.m.
MEC Nevins

Charles Rice, Ph.D.

Director, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease Rockefeller University

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Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, March 28
Nevins Auditorium (MEC) 
Session 1:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Session 2:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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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School of Health Sciences and Practice 

Fifth Annual Research and Scholarship Day

Thursday, May 11
4:30 p.m. 
7 Dana Road

Call For Abstracts - Poster Presentations 

Deadline for submission: Thursday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. 

Submit electronically to: Marie_Brunnemann@nymc.edu

Click here for more info. 

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