Week of February 29, 2016
Health Sciences Library Unveils New and Improved Mastronardi Information Center

Students are already reaping the benefits of the renovated Mastronardi Information Center in the Health Sciences Library. The newly configured multi-function space features workstations with seating for 11, standing workspace, a glass whiteboard and a 3-D printer, which was donated by Mark A. Novitch, M.D. '58. The room will be available 24/7 and groups may reserve the space subject to availability. A Student IT Help Desk will be located in the room with help available from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

"Libraries have historically been communal learning spaces offering shared resources that can be used by everyone. This space is in part envisioned as an extension of just that - as a place where students and researchers can come to innovate, collaborate and create," said Marie Ascher, M.S., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library. "A student recently asked me if it will be a "talky space" or a quiet space. I'd like to see more than just quiet study happening in here and, with the addition of technology like a 3-D printer, my hope is that we will see creative uses of the room and equipment. Our students are already coming up with some very interesting project concepts."

The existing Mark A. Novitch, M.D., '58 Computer Lab in room 108 in the Health Sciences Library remains open for student use and teaching. The 3-D printer is undergoing final calibrations before it will be available for use.

NYMC Celebrates Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

NYMC's Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) chapter, led by fourth-year medical students, commemorated the annual Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care from February 15 - 19. NYMC joined medical schools across the country in celebrating this nationwide movement to promote provider-patient relationships based on caring, personalization and mutual respect. Student leaders Adrian Romero, Shilpa Vijayakumar, Kelvin Luu, and Sarah Hochendoner led three campaigns at Westchester Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital Center: Tell Me More, Give Thanks, and Take Five Minutes. The three campaigns were well received by patients, staff, physicians, and administration who recognize the importance of humanism in medicine. Read more...
Meet the Doctors Lecture Addresses Under-Age Alcohol and Marijuana Use

Colleen Griffin Wagner, Pleasantville STRONG; John Fearon, Director, Mount Pleasant Public Library; Dr. Marcia Nackenson, NYMC
In spite of tumultuous weather conditions outside, this Wednesday's Meet the Doctors lecture at the Mount Pleasant Public Library drew a healthy crowd. The topic of interest? Teenage Alcohol and Marijuana Use: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed? "It's a very important subject," said key presenter Marcia Nackenson, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, who practices adolescent medicine, "and fortunately for our communities, we have motivated parents who really care about keeping their kids safe." Read more... 
Faculty News:
U.S. News & World Report - 2/25/2016
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs
Faculty News:

Westchester Magazine - 2/20/2016
Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Tuesday, March 1
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 2
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 3
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 4
Department of Pathology Research Seminar 
1:00 p.m.

The LCME site visit is this week.

Westchester Institute for Human Development

8th Annual ReelAbilities
Film Festival

Sunday, March 13 2:00 p.m.
Cedarwood Hall Auditorium

Feature Film: GABE

Admission is free,
but seating is limited.

Click here  to register or call 
( 914) 493-1344 by March 9.


28th Annual Graduate 
Student Research Forum

"The Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in DNA Break Repair"

Tuesday, March 15
MEC Lobby and 
Chouake Auditorium

Patrick Sung, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology,
Yale University School of Medicine   

   Medical Education Grand Rounds

Financing Medical Education: Whose Dime Is It?"

Tuesday, March 15
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Annex Boardroom

Fredrick Z. Bierman, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Graduate Medical Education, Westchester Medical Center 

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