Week of March 7, 2016
Med Student Lounge Completely Reinvigorated 

The newly refurbished student lounge in the Basic Sciences Building is a welcome retreat for study-weary students. The renovated area is filled with natural sunlight from a newly installed skylight and features hardwood floors, new couches and a flat screen television, seating areas for studying and socializing, and a small kitchenette area with hot and cold filtered water and a coffee bar. A pool table, ping pong table and piano round out the recreational space. "The new lounge area is functional and comfortable," said Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., vice chancellor of university student affairs, senior associate dean for student affairs, School of Medicine. "I think students who frequent it will appreciate the space as a place to unwind and rejuvenate." The lounge is open 24/7 to medical students and is accessible with a valid student ID card.
Matthew Forman, a high school student from Ossining High School, was selected as one of the 12 finalists for the 2016 Neuroscience Research Prize from the American Academy of Neuroscience. He was mentored over the summer by Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., center, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Lidia Serova, Ph.D., left, research associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, on "Intranasal Administration of Neuropeptide Y and Y1 Agonist Prevents the Development of PTSD-like Symptoms." In addition he presented a poster of the research at a Junior Science and Humanities Symposia research competition and scored first among of all of the student presentations.
Paul Morris, human resources assistant, presented "I Have Autism and Am Proud of It: What is Your Superpower?" on February 27 at the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation 2016 Medical Student Conference at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center. 

New York Medical College Leadership News:
AAP News - 2/11/2016
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs
Faculty News:

Pleasantville Community Television - 2/24/2016
Marcia J. Nackenson, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics
Huffington Post - 2/29/2016
Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy
TBL The Bottom Line - 2/17/2016
Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy
Affiliate News:

Westchester Medical Center plans $230M expansion
Westchester County Business Journal - 3/3/2016
Westchester Medical Center


County LCD Approves Funding for Westchester Med Center Expansion
The Examiner - 3/3/2016

Westchester Medical Center

Med Center proposes $230M Ambulatory Care Pavilion
The Journal News - 3/2/2016
Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Magazine - 3/2/2016
Westchester Medical Center
Patch.com - 3/2/2016
Westchester Medical Center
Tuesday, March 8
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 9
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 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.

59th 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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