Week of March 4, 2019
NYMC Welcomes Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the School of Medicine 

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, has officially taken the helm as the new dean of the School of Medicine at New York Medical College. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Nadler became inspired to find a cure for diabetes when he was ten years old. That quest to advance our understanding of diabetes led him to the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine where he worked with Dr. Daniel Mintz, the founding scientific director and chief academic officer of the Diabetes Research Institute, then to the University of Southern California for specialized endocrinology training in research and to the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California, where he built the City of Hope's Diabetes Program. Most recently, Dr. Nadler served as professor and chair of internal medicine, the Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and vice dean of research at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), before seeking the opportunity at New York Medical College's School of Medicine-the role which ultimately brought him back home to New York. Read the full article on Dr. Nadler.

NYMC Honors the Legacy of Clarence Sumner Janifer Sr., M.D., Class of 1915 

New York Medical College (NYMC) hosted a program and unveiling of a plaque honoring the legacy of Clarence Sumner Janifer Sr., M.D., Class of 1915, (1886-1950), on February 27, in recognition of Black History Month. The College community gathered in Hales Lobby in the Basic Sciences Building to learn more about Dr. Janifer, a groundbreaking physician who, in 1916, became the first African American member of the Medical Society of New Jersey-the oldest professional society in the United States. Graduating from the College amidst the backdrop of World War I, he volunteered for service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1917, and later was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the government of France for his service. In 1948, he was named one of the 42 distinguished citizens honored in the Hall of Fame of the New Jersey Herald Times. The event was co-hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Student National Medical Association. Read the full article and view the Clarence Sumner Janifer Sr., M.D., Class of 1915, photo gallery.

Advanced Infant Patient Simulators Improve Access to Hands-On Pediatric Care Training 

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is proud to unveil two new patient simulators which will be used to facilitate pediatric training for students. Acquired through a grant from The Children's Dream Foundation- an organization aimed at improving emergency pediatric care in the Hudson Valley-the advanced infant patient simulators known as SimBabyTM and Premature AnneTM are high fidelity simulators featuring realistic anatomy and clinical functionally. SimBabyTM  allows the College to provide hands-on, comprehensive pediatric emergency care training for a nine-month old patient so that students can experience a variety of clinical situations from routine clinic screenings to critical care scenarios, while Premature AnneTM  is a 25-week preterm manikin that provides learners the unique opportunity to provide expert emergency care to critically ill premature babies. Read more about the advanced infant patient simulators.

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, presented "Is There an Emerging Consensus on the Modern Management of VOD/SOS?" and "Challenging the Status Quo: A New Look at VOD/SOS Diagnostic Criteria and Severity Grading" at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (TCT) Meetings of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research in Houston, February 20 - 24. Dr. Cairo's team also presented:

"Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation with Human Placenta-derived Stem Cell Combined with Unrelated Cord Blood for Malignant and Non-malignant Disorders (IND 14949)" 
Allyson Flower, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

"Processing of G-CSF Mobilized Peripheral Blood Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (PB-HPC) from Matched-related or Unrelated Donors Undergoing CD34 Enrichment with T Cell Addback in Children, Adolescents and Adults with Malignant and Non-malignant Diseases: Rapid Engraftment, Immune Cell Reconstitution and Sustained Donor Chimerism" 
Jordan Watson, M.D., second-year fellow

"Efficiently Targeting Metastatic Osteosarcoma, Neuroblastoma and Glioblastoma with Expanded Natural Killer Cells Combined with N-803 (ALT-803, IL-15 Superagonist) and TIM-3 Blockage" 
Yaya Chu, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

"Combining ROR1-specific Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) NK Cells with IL-15 Superagonist (N-803/ALT-803) to Target Chemotherapy Resistant Neuroblastoma" 
Gurauv Nayer, M.D., third-year fellow

"Safety and Efficacy of Myeloablative Conditioning Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation, Targeted Immunotherapy, and Reduced Intensity Conditioning Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Relapsed/Refractory Mature B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma" 
Aliza Gardenswartz, M.D., third-year fellow

"Improving Microbiological Diagnostic Yield of Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) Specimens in Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (AlloHSCT) Recipients: The MFCH Experience" 
Jeremy Rosenblum, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

"Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of PBSC Mobilization with G-CSF and CD34+ Enrichment and pbmnc (CD3+) Addback in Familial Haploidentical (FHI) Adult Donors with Sickle Cell Disease Trait (SCDT) Prior to Allogeneic HSCT of High-risk SCD Patients" 
Brownyn Long, School of Medicine Class of 2020


Faculty News

Healio - 2/27/2019
Seah H. Lim M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Westfair Communications - 2/25/2019

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Tuesday, March 5
Department of  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:15 a.m.
Celebration of Life: Annette Choolfaian, RN, MPA
3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 11
Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
5:30 p.m.

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SHSP Dean's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

Emerging Issues in Federal Public Health

April Smith-Hirak, Ph.D. 
Acting Regional Health Administrator and Deputy Regional Health Administrator for Region 2, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Wednesday, March 13 
4:00 p.m. Reception 
4:30 p.m. Lecture 

RSVP by Monday, March 4. Zoom is available.

School of Medicine

Friday, March 15
11:30 a.m. 

HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Monday, March 18
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Tuesday, March 19
8:30 a.m.

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D. 
Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology; and Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

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

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

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