Week of February 4, 2019
Mary M. Petzke, Ph.D., is Appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research

Mary M. Petzke, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology and the founding director of the Summer Trainees in Academic Research (STAR) Program, has been appointed assistant dean for medical student research. She previously served as director of medical student research and is the assistant course director for the medical microbiology course in the School of Medicine (SOM). In her new role, she will continue to support research mentoring for medical students and direct the biomedical research area of concentration in the M.D. program. Dr. Petzke is responsible for significantly increasing opportunities for medical students to participate in mentored biomedical research; reviewing student and faculty evaluations of research mentorship; aligning research opportunities to the curriculum; and enhancing campus-wide awareness of research opportunities. Read the full article on Mary M. Petzke, Ph.D.

SHSP Hosts Seminar on "HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program" 

The School of Health Sciences and Practice hosted a seminar, "HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program," on January 30, as part of its spring seminar series. The Health Research Training Program (HRTP) of the New York City Department of Health is one of the oldest and largest public health traineeships in the country, providing opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students to work on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals and apply classroom learning to practical problems in a closely matched practicum. Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., second from right, professor and chair of the Department of Public Health, and George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, EMTP, right, assistant professor, Institute of Public Health and assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, welcomed guest speakers: Janice Blake, M.P.H., MCHES, second from left, senior director of the Office of Workforce Development and Calaine Hemans-Henry, M.P.H., left, assistant commissioner, Bureau of Public Health Training and Information Dissemination, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC), provost for biomedical research and chief biomedical research officer for Touro College and University System, and professor of dental medicine at Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC, presented "The Role of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Diseases" at a virtual roundtable of the Consortium on Translational Research in the Microbiome, on January 25. Dr. Amar is a member of the steering committee of the Consortium, a partnership between the Institute of Life Science Entrepreneurship, the City University of New York and the Westchester Biotech Project, focused on facilitating the implementation of microbiome research to enhance drug discovery and development.

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, was appointed to the LAM Foundation Scientific Advisory Board for a three-year term. The LAM Foundation is the global leader in the fight against lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), through advocacy and the funding of promising research.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Chronicle of Higher Education - 1/31/2019
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology at NYMC, provost for biomedical research and chief biomedical research officer for Touro College and University System, and professor of dental medicine at Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC

Faculty News

Insider - 1/31/2019 
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology 

Becker's GI & Endoscopy - 1/31/2019
Edward Lebovics, M.D., professor of medicine

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Tuesday, February 5
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
10:00 a.m.
Office of the Provost for Research Presentation
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Power To Heal Documentary Film Screening and Discussion 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7
23rd Annual Medical Student Research Forum 1:00 p.m.

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Office of the Provost for Research Presentation

Lin Gan, Ph.D. 
Dean's Professor 
Director, Mouse Genome Editing Resource, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 

Wednesday, February 6 
11:00 a.m. 
Department of Pharmacology Conference Room 511
Basic Sciences Building

Touro Dental Health

Wednesday, February 6
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive,  3rd Floor

African-American History Month Documentary Firm Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, February 6
5:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

23rd Annual Medical Student Research Forum

Alan L. Gass, MD, FACC 
Professor of Medicine, NYMC Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, WMC

Thursday, February 7
4:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

1:00 p.m.
Oral Presentations
Nevins Auditorium

2:30 p.m.
Poster Presentations
Willner and Hales Lobbies

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)

Influenza Vaccines Available 

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8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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