Week of March 14, 2016
SHSP Welcomes New Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management

Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., joined the NYMC community as associate professor and chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Health Sciences and Practice on March 1. Prior to joining NYMC, Dr. Alamgir served as associate professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Before moving to Texas, he served as the director of research and evaluation at a provincial public health agency in Vancouver, Canada, and was also an adjunct professor at the faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. His research activities focus on conducting epidemiological investigations of risk factors for injuries and economic evaluation of health interventions. As principle and co-investigator, he has received research funds from several sources including the Department of Defense, NIH/Fogarty, State Health Department, Environmental Protection Agency and Workers' Compensation Agency. Read more...

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, Is Named Interim Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Medicine

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine. Dr. Clare has been committed to addressing health inequity and healthcare disparities, illustrated by her leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels in the National Medical Association (NMA). NMA is the largest organization of African American physicians in the United States. Dr. Clare currently serves as president of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, the local affiliate of NMA. She has also served as health policy chair for the state NMA society in New York (Empire State Medical Association), where she was active in health policy advocacy and lobbying on health care disparities. In addition to her participation in the NMA, Dr. Clare has been an active member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), serving in a variety of roles on the section, district, and national levels, and on several national committees, including the ACOG Committee on Ethics, Nominating Committee, and Adolescent Health Care Committee. Read more...

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Hosts Research Forum

null Seven students and five post-doctoral fellows in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy presented their research results at the department's annual research forum, held March 3. Each student presented a ten-minute talk followed by a five-minute period to answer questions posed by three judges: Alberto Nasjletti, M.D., professor of pharmacology, William N. Ross, Ph.D., professor of physiology, and Chirag Upreti, Ph.D. '12, research scientist in the Department of Neuroscience at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Read more...
60 th Annual AOA Visiting Professor Lecture Set for March 23

The New York Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, will welcome Ruth-Marie Fincher, M.D., vice dean for academic affairs emerita, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Augusta University, as the 60th Annual Saul A. Schwartz, M.D. '30, Visiting Professor, on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Skyline Auditorium. Following Dr. Schafer's lecture, "A Stethoscope, a Pen, and a Compass," a dinner and ceremony will be held to induct medical students from the Classes of 2016 and 2017 into AOA. The evening will also honor residents, alumni and faculty with induction into AOA. Read more...
Faculty News:

Fios1 Long Island - 3/10/2016
Stephen Marks, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology
Having a Heart Attack? The People You'll Meet
The Journal News - 3/10/2016
Ivan T. Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Huffington Post - 3/7/2016
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

NY1 Times Warner Cable News - 3/5/2016
Gizelka  A. David-West, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology(at 10:43 mark)
Affiliate News:

St. Michael's Medical Center Sale Approved: One Hurdle Left, Newark
Newark Patch.com - 3/10/2016
Saint Michael's Medical Center

Astorino and Westchester Medical Center Team on New Ambulatory Unit
Talk of the Sound - 3/9/2016
Westchester Medical Center
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Tuesday, March 15
28th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum 8:30 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Graduate Medical Education Grand Rounds 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m. 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: TouroOne Student System
12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18
School of Medicine Match Day 11:30 a.m.
DrPH Student Research Colloquium 12:00 p.m.
28th Annual Graduate 
Student Research Forum

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

Tuesday, March 15
MEC Lobby
Chouake Auditorium
Nevins 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 

Town Hall Meeting
Student System
Wednesday, March 16
12:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

David Raab
Executive Vice President
Touro College and University System
 Matthew Bonilla
Vice President of Student Administrative Service
Touro College and University System

School of Medicine
Match Day

Friday, March 18
11:30 a.m.
Seven Dana Road

William Cullen Bryant Exhibit and Reception 

Tuesday, March 22 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
BSB Lobby and
Health Sciences Library 

Remarks from several Bryant enthusiasts and a guided tour of the NYMC William Cullen Bryant exhibit, on display in the NYMC Health Sciences Library. 

Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A.

chancellor and CEO

Jay Tartell, M.D. '82


Alumni Board of Governors 

John B. Dawson, Jr.

president of the board of directors

The Friends of Cedarmere


Jonathan P. Harding


Century Association 

60th Annual AOA Visiting Professor Lecture

"A Stethoscope, a Pen, and a Compass"

Wednesday, March 23
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Skyline Auditorium

Ruth-Marie Fincher, M.D.
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Emerita, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Augusta University

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