Week of March 25, 2019
Graduate Student Research Forum Displays a Broad Field of Research 

The Graduate Student Association in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) hosted the 31st Annual Graduate Student Research Forum (GSRF) on March 19, a day of great success as evidenced by the quality and depth of the student presentations and a keynote speech by renowned neuroscientist Marina Picciotto, Ph.D. Dr. Picciotto, the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neuroscience and of pharmacology in the Child Study Center, deputy chair for basic science research in the Department of Psychiatry and deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine, presented "Cholinergic Control of Circuits Underlying Behaviors Related to Anxiety and Depression." Read the full article and view the Graduate Student Research Forum photo gallery.

NYMC Hosts Fourth Annual HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference 

The New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine's (SOM) Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Westchester Medical Center Health (WMCHealth) Network, hosted the fourth annual HeLa Diversity and Inclusion conference on March 18 in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. This year's conference, "The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Solutions," welcomed 100 participants from the NYMC and WMCHealth communities as well as stakeholders from throughout Westchester County. Panel discussions and interactive sessions covered the topics of sexual harassment in academic medicine, building a diverse health care workforce, clinical considerations in spiritual care, intergenerational dynamics in health care, and best practices in unconscious bias training. Read the full article and view the Diversity and Inclusion Conference photo gallery.

Center for Disaster Medicine Conducts Inaugural Tactical Emergency Casualty Course 

The Center for Disaster Medicine conducted its inaugural Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Course on March 19 and 20 to teach EMS practitioners and other responders how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment and decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation. George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, EMTP, fifth from left, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences Institute of Public Health, and two New York City Police Department instructors led the instruction for a multidisciplinary group including members of the Westchester County Police, Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the New York City Paramedic Program and the Westchester County Department of Health Commissioner, Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., sixth from left, who is adjunct professor in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and a senior fellow in the Center for Disaster Medicine. "Having participants from different fields adds tremendous value to the training experience because it allows responders to see how other people function. It fosters collaboration with more understanding and respect for each other," said Mr. Contreras. The 16-hour classroom course covers hemorrhage control, surgical airway control and needle decompression, strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments, caring for pediatric patients, and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

NYMC Welcomes AMSNY to Campus 

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, fourth from left, dean of the School of Medicine (SOM), hosted a visit for leadership of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY),
Jo Wiederhorn, fifth from left, president and chief executive officer, and Jonathan Teyan, M.P.A. , fifth from right, chief operating officer. AMSNY is a consortium of the medical schools in New York State with the aim of advancing biomedical research, diversity in medical school and the physician workforce and high quality and cost-efficient care. The visit included tours of BioInc@NYMC, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, research labs and the Alumni Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Read the full article and view the AMSNY visit photo gallery.

NYMC AMWA Chapter Hosts Annual Mentorship Dinner 

To celebrate Women's History Month in March, the New York Medical College (NYMC) chapter of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) hosted its annual Mentorship Dinner on March 11 in the Alumni House. Students had the opportunity to engage in candid conversation about women in medicine, career paths and work/life balance issues with several female physicians including NYMC faculty members and local practitioners representing a variety of specialties. The event was organized by NYMC AMWA mentorship committee, from left: Justine Hung, SOM Class of 2022; Bertie Zhang, SOM Class of 2021; and Kiet Zhou, SOM Class of 2022. "It was a great opportunity for students to connect with physicians in the fields they are interested in and meet potential mentors to guide them towards that path. We were fortunate to have physicians in a variety of medical specialties at the event so it was also a chance for students to explore other fields that they may not have considered before," said Ms. Zhou.

Alpha Omega Alpha Lecture Set for April 2 

The New York Medical College (NYMC) Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) will host its annual lecture on April 2 in Skyline Auditorium.  This year's guest lecturer, Elliot Levine, M.D., instructor of medicine at NYMC and an attending at Westchester Medical Center Health Network's Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Center, will present "If I Only Had a Heart." Following the lecture, there will be a ceremony for medical students being inducted into AOA for their academic excellence, professionalism and promise of becoming leaders in the profession. NYMC alumni and faculty will also be inducted and resident teaching and volunteer clinical faculty awards will be presented.


Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FAMWA, FRSPH, professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management and global health director, was presented with a special award for the second time by the medical students of the School of Medicine Sydney at the University of Notre Dame in Australia at the United Nations during the Commission of Status of Women on March 13.

Sansar C. Sharma, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and cell biology and anatomy, was bestowed a doctorate degree, honoris causa, by the University of Basque Country in Spain on February 22. The elaborate ceremony included a one-day symposium on Dr. Sharma's research areas of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in the retina and glaucoma and was attended by leaders of the European University including University of London, Cambridge, German, Singapore and specialists of glaucoma research from the Basque Country and Salamanca University. Dr. Sharma was the only candidate for the ceremonies that lasted three days. He has longstanding ties with the University of Basque Country and has collaborated with Elena Vecino, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and histology at the University of Basque Country for many years. She was a visiting researcher in Dr. Sharma's lab in the late 1980s. View the video of Dr. Sharma's ceremony.

John V. Wainwright, M.D., PGY V in the Department of Neurosurgery, received the Mayfield Basic Science award with an honorarium for his work on "Transplantation of Neural Precursors Derived from Spinal Progenitor Cells Improves Functional Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury by Reduced Inflammation via Inhibition of the NF-kB Pathway in a Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury" at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/CNS Section of the Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meeting, in Miami on March 14-16. Dr. Wainwright's scientific work was done under the mentorship of Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurosurgery.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Westfair Online - 3/17/2019
Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Student News

Medical Health News - 3/16/2019 
Natalia Pineros and Alan Lu, SOM Class of 2019

BioInc@NYMC News

Bustle - 3/19/2019 
Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc clientt

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


Tuesday, March 26
Development Alumni Relations Days of Giving Campaign
All Day
Department of Public Health Dr.P.H. Student Research Colloquium
11:00 a.m.
Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27
Development and Alumni Relations Days of Giving Campaign
All Day
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
10:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 28
Health Sciences Library Research Day with Web of Sciences Group
11:00 a.m.

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Days of Giving

Tuesday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 27

Donations benefit NYMC student scholarships

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National Public Health Week: Discovering Public Health

James O'Brien, Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Former Vice Dean School of Health Sciences and Practice

Monday, April 1
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Auditorium, GN-F15  

Carol Levine, M.A. 
Award winner for the Friends of the National Library of Medicine & Donald A.B. Lindberg Distinguished Health Communications Award

Wednesday, April 3
6:00 p.m. 
19 Skyline Drive, Room 407

Thursday, April 4
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Dining Room

If I Only Had a Heart 

Elliot Levine, M.D. 
Instructor of Medicine, 

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation 
Westchester Medical Center 

Tuesday, April 2 
5:00 p.m. 
Skyline Auditorium, GN F15

Wednesday, May 22 
5:00 p.m. 
Carnegie Hall

Global Bioethics Initiative 
Summer School 


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