Week of March 19, 2018
Match Day 2018: An Impressive Day for the School of Medicine Class of 2018

In the early hours of March 16, the Medical Education Center lobby was deceptively quiet, empty of student activity-the calm before the storm known as Match Day 2018. By noon, the lobby was brimming with a boisterous crowd of 200 senior medical students, who were flanked by friends and family, as they opened envelopes that revealed their residency match results from the National Resident Matching Program. It was the largest match on record with almost 44,000 registered applicants and more than 33,000 positions offered. View the 2018 Match Day photo gallery and News 12 Westchester coverage. View the Class of 2018 match results by specialty and programRead the full article...

Beis Yosef Synagogue Dedicated to Mr. Joseph Appleman

It was a joyous occasion on the afternoon of March 11 marking the dedication of the Beis Yosef Synagogue in honor of Mr. Joseph Appleman. The celebration in the Alumni House was marked with the unveiling of a plaque, a tribute by Mr. Appleman's family, Mottie and Karen Guttmann, Rabbi Dr. David J. and Tammy Katz, and Nathan and Shari Lindenbaum. Touro College and University System and New York Medical College (NYMC) leadership were on hand for the momentous occasion. The synagogue has become a pillar of the NYMC community for weekly shiurim, special events for Jewish holidays, communal Friday night dinners and Shacharit services. View the Beis Yosef Synagogue photo gallery. Read the full article...

Dedication Ceremony Honors the Memory of Rita F. Girolamo, M.D. '51

The hallway to the radiology suite outside of the Health Sciences Library is the fitting new location of one of the latest findings of Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer: plaques recovered from a renovation project at Westchester Medical Center Health Network's Westchester Medical Center. The plaques designated the Rita F. Girolamo, M.D., Conference Room at the hospital and now mark a permanent display dedicated to the memory of Dr. Girolamo, a well-known radiologist, educator and administrator. Dr. Giralomo's family, including her sons, from left, Mark Leone, Armand F. Leone Jr., M.D. '82, and Peter Leone, was on hand for the dedication ceremony, unveiling of the plaque and historical poster and tour of the Radiology Suite on March 13. View the  Rita F. Girolamo, M.D. '51, dedication ceremony photo gallery.  Read the full article...

Richard White, M.D., Ph.D., to Address 30th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum

Physician-scientist, oncologist and self-proclaimed zebrafish-ologist, Richard White, M.D., Ph.D., is set to give the keynote address at the 30th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Tuesday, March 20. Dr. White, who is head of the Richard White Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will present "What Do Fish Tell Us About Human Cancer?"  His research focuses on cancer metastasis in a transparent strain of zebrafish they have dubbed "Casper." The transparent nature of the fish, as well as its ability to develop cancer in a manner similar to humans, has allowed unprecedented imaging of how tumors interact with their surrounding microenvironment and its properties allow for the investigation of thousands of potential drugs that could be used to treat metastasis in a way that cannot be done in other laboratory settings. Read the full article...

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Hosts Annual Research Forum

The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy held its annual research forum on March 14, giving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to share their research projects and sharpen their presentation skills. Eight presentations were followed by a five-minute question and comment period from a panel of judges comprised of Jonathan Fisher, Ph.D.,assistant professor of physiology, Thomas M. Jeitner, Ph.D., research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Jin Li, M.D., Ph.D. '01, associate professor of neurology. Gary Guo, M.D., Ph.D., far left, instructor of medicine and a co-sponsor of the forum, Joseph D. Etlinger, Ph.D., second from left, professor and chairman of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Victor A. Fried, Ph.D., standing far right, professor of cell biology and anatomy, pathology and graduate program director, joined the presenters. View the presentations here...

Department of Public Health Seminar Addresses the Rohingya Crisis

The atrocities against the Rohingyas were brought to light at the most recent School of Health Sciences and Practice Department of Public Health Spring Seminar Series on March 14. Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen, second from left, presented "The Rohingya Crisis: What Lies Ahead?" He shared his firsthand experience about what is being done to help the largest refugee situation in the world of Rohingyas who have fled their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine State to Bangladesh after persecution and atrocity crimes by the national security forces and local vigilante groups. Now living in camps after suffering from starvation, denial of basic or emergency health care, access to any livelihood option and sexual violence and enslavement of women and girls, their plight has become a public health nightmare. Welcoming Ambassador Masud Bin Momen to New York Medical College were, from left: Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., vice dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice; Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., associate professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management, vice chair for doctoral studies, co-director of the Center for Long-Term Care; and Mark J. Kittleson, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Public Health.

New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Link of New Jersey - 3/15/2018
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 
Rabbi Moshe Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System 
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the Touro College of Dental Medicine 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

New York Medical College News

News 12 Westchester - 3/16/2018

Faculty News

Hudson Valley News Network - 3/15/2018
Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

Men's Health March 2018
Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine 

Patch - 3/13/2018
Daren Wu, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine 
Lindsay C. Farrell, M.B.A., instructor of family and community medicine

HNN 3/9/2018
Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

Westfair Online - 3/15/2018
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the Touro College of Dental Medicine
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor in the Division of Epidemiology

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Tuesday, March 20
Graduate Student Research Forum
9:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 21
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health Seminar Series
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series
5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 22
Department of Urology Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.

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Graduate Student Research Forum

What Do Fish Tell Us About Human Cancer?

Richard White, M.D., Ph.D. 
Director, Richard White Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tuesday, March 20 
3:45 p.m. 
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

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Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series

Network Medicine: An Approach to the Definition, Diagnosis, and Therapy of Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine

Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Soma Weiss, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Wednesday, March 21
5:30 p.m.

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National Public Health Week

Obamacare and Beyond

Adam E. Block, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Public Health

Monday, April 9
5:00 p.m.

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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas & the Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust

Howard A. Israel, D.D.S.
Adjunct Professor and Course Director for Pain and Anxiety Control at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

Tuesday, April 17
4:00 p.m.
Alumni House

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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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School of Health Sciences and Practice 

6th Annual Research and Scholarship Day 

Thursday, May 3 
4:30 p.m. 
19 Skyline Drive 

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Save the Date 

159th Commencement Exercises 

Wednesday, May 23 
5:00 p.m. 
Carnegie Hall 
881  Seventh Avenue 
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

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5th Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship 

Akos Koller, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman, Scientific Council Institute of Natural Sciences, University of Physical Education, Budapest, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pécs and NYMC adjunct professor of physiology 

Thursday, May 24 
11:00 a.m. 
Chouake Auditorium (BSB) 

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