Week of April 11, 2016
NYMC Unveils Barclay Street Student Residence Hall in Paterson, N.J.

New York Medical College (NYMC) took residency in the state of New Jersey with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Barclay Street Residence Hall in Paterson on April 4. The residence hall, featuring 42 furnished units, studios and one-bedrooms, is intended for residents, medical students and staff of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, which is located just across the street from the building. From left: Jose Torres, Mayor of City of Paterson, New Jersey; Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., NYMC Chancellor and CEO; Kevin J. Slavin, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Healthcare System; and Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System were on hand for the celebratory event. Read more...

NYMC Launches Rising Science Stars Both Regionally and Nationally
Ten Westchester County high school students, all who performed research under the guidance of NYMC faculty mentors, recently won prizes for their work at the Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). Six of these students - two individuals and two teams - were also grand prize finalists, earning all-expense paid trips to represent the region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix this May. ISEF is the largest pre-college science fair in the world with over 1,600 students from over 60 countries expected to compete and present their research. Read more...

SHSP Hosts Health Literacy Workshop

The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley (CEHCHV), a center in the School of Health Sciences and Practice Institute of Public Health, hosted a health literacy workshop on March 21 in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition of the American Lung Association, the Orange County Department of Health, Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y., and other community organizations. They partnered to promote health literacy in children to improve health outcomes in the lower Hudson Valley. Seated from left: Melesha Brissett, assistant director of the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition; Amy Ansehl D.N.P., FNP-BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice and executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population; and Cathy Hopkins, M.S., FNP-BC, director of school-based health clinics, Saint Joseph's Medical Center. Standing from left: Terri Ann Parnell, D.N.P., M.A., R.N., principal and founder of Health Literacy Partners; Agustina Lopez Novillo, M.P.H., assistant director public health practicum; Jacque Rubino, M.P.H., director of the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition; Ann Craig, B.S.N., M.P.H. '09, maternal child programs, Orange County Department of Health; Mary Marsh, B.S.N., M.P.H. '09, director of patient services, Orange County Department of Health.  

NYMC "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness Month

The College community was proud to sport blue and show their support for the "Light It Up Blue" campaign to raise money for Autism Speaks.

TouroOne Portal for Students is Live
As of April 5, the new TouroOne Portal for Students is live and available to all NYMC students. The portal is available 24/7 from any internet-enabled device and can be used to: 

  • View your academic history
  • View the Course Catalog
  • Look up classes
  • Add/drop classes
  • Register for classes
  • Accept your Financial Aid award
  • Pay bills online
  • Access email
  • Access your Learning Management System (Blackboard, Moodle, LCMS+)
Students should check their NYMC email for login instructions. To learn how to use the new TouroOne Portal for Students, take a look at the student training materials:

Please contact the TouroOne NonStop Helpdesk with questions:

Phone: 646-565-6552 
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, and New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, discussed BioInc@NYMC and plans for the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, during a meeting of the Upstate Venture Association of New York at SUNY-New Paltz on March 31. 

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, presented "Targeted Therapeutic Approaches to Childhood and Adolescent Lymphomas" and "Stem and Cellular Therapies for Childhood and Adolescent Lymphomas" at the Ruth Rappaport Annual Meeting in Pediatric Oncology Northern Israel in Haifa, Israel on April 4. Dr. Cairo also presented "Targeted Therapeutic Approaches in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Burkitt Leukemia/Lymphoma" at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital in Tel Aviv.  

Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of pathology, and Gary M. Williams, M.D., professor of pathology, participated in the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology held in New Orleans, March 13-17. Dr. Kobets served as chairperson of the poster session for "Alternative Models: Fish, Worms, and More... Molecular Toxicology: Mechanistic Insights and Hazard Assessment, and Recent Advances in Safety Assessment" and presented the "Structure-Activity Relationship in Genotoxicity of Alkenylbenzenes in Turkey and Chicken Egg Fetal Liver" poster during the session. Dr. Williams was one of two speakers in the roundtable session, "Is a 'Thresholdable' Carcinogen Still a Delaney Carcinogen?" Dr. Williams took the position "No, 'Thresholdable' Carcinogens Should Not Be Considered Delaney Carcinogens." He also presented a poster "Genotoxic Potential of Amino- and Nitro- Substituted Mono- And Polycyclic Aromatic Amines in Chicken Egg Genotoxicity Assay (CEGA)." 

utluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, cell biology and anatomy, medicine, and pathology, was invited to give a plenary talk at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in Boston on April 2. The plenary session commemorated Nobel laureates in reproductive medicine. Dr. Oktay presented "Translational Breakthroughs in Fertility Preservation: 20 Years of Progress." Click here to view an overview of Dr. Oktay's plenary session presentation.  

Christopher Leonard, Ph.D., professor of physiology, received a one-year $352,188 continuation from the National Institutes of Health for "Synaptic Modulation of Mesopontine Cholinergic Neurons."

Marvin Medow, Ph.D.
, professor of pediatrics, received $246,000 for one year and $205,000 for an additional year from the National Institutes of Health for "Reducing Orthostatic Intolerance with Oral Rehydration in Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."

Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, cell biology and anatomy, medicine, and pathology, received a one-year $506,377 continuation from the National Institutes of Health for "Characterization & Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Damage to Ovarian Reserve"

Julian M. Stewart, M.D., Ph.D.
, professor of pediatrics, physiology and medicine, received a one-year $532,305 continuation grant for "Mechanisms of Vasovagal Syncope" from the National Institutes of Health. 

Gary M. Williams, M.D.
, professor of pathology, received a $135,000 continuation grant from Boehringer Ingelheim for "Chicken Egg Genotoxicity and Carcinogenicity Assessing Assay for Use as an Alternative Preclinical Model to Investigate Drug-Induced Toxicity with Special Interest in Cardiogenicity."

Allen J. Dozor, M.D.
, professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, received $224,800 from Vertex Pharmaceuticals for "A Phase 3...Study to Evaluate the Safety & Efficacy of Ivacaftor in Subjects >12 Years & Older with Cystic Fibrosis...Mutation Predicted to Have Residual Function."

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.
, professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, received the following grants:  

* $278,906 from the Celgene Corporation for "A Single-Arm...Transplantation with Human Placental-Derived Stem Cells Combined with Unrelated and Related Cord Blood in Subjects...Malignant Hematologic Diseases...Disorders;"

* $130,260 one-year continuation from DebRA International for "Development of Novel Stem Cell Sources for Clinical Translation in Patients with RDEB;"

$900,000 one-year continuation from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation for the "Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Laboratory at New York Medical College."


Thomas J. Allen is director of capital planning and facilities. His title was misstated in the last issue of InTouch.  

New York Medical College Leadership News
The Business Journal - 4/7/2016 
D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine 
Randi Schwartz, M.B.A., associate dean for academic administration and interim director of BioInc@NYMC

NY Lawmakers Unite to Confront Students for Justice in Palestine on CUNY Campuses
Jewish Voice - 4/6/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Career Success-Is It All About the Money?
The Huffington Post - 4/6/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
New York Medical College News
Paterson Times - 4/4/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO 

The Paramus Post - 4/4/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO 

NorthJersey.com - 4/4/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO
Faculty News

Hudson Valley News Network
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology
Jack L. Hershman, M.D., instructor of family and community medicine

T een Vogue - 4/1/2016
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

Affiliate News
Newark Patch - 4/7/2016 
St. Michael's Medical Center

NJBiz - 4/7/2016 
St. Michael's Medical Center

Hudson Valley News Network HVNN.com - 4/4/2016
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Avraham Merav, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine
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Monday, April 11 
Call for Papers Deadline: The Fourth Annual Research & Scholarship Day
All day
Tuesday, April 12 
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Medical Education Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar 12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds
8:15 a.m.
Third Annual Gabor Kaley, Ph.D. Memorial Lecture
11:00 a.m.
Touro Graduate School of Education Master of Science in Biology
5:00 p.m.
Second Look Program for Accepted Students (for students and families)
5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15 
Second Look Program for Accepted Students (students only)
8:30 a.m.
3rd Annual Gabor Kaley, Ph.D. Memorial Lecture

"Cardiac Sensory Endings in Heart Failure: It's Not Just About the Pain" 
Thursday, April 14 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium
Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. '72
Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research 
Chairman, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Editor In Chief, The American Journal of Physiology-Heartand  Circulatory Physiology

School of Medicine 
Second Look Program for Accepted Students

Thursday, April 14 
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Friday, April 15 
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Medical Education Center

The Office of Admissions and SOM Student-2-Student Network are hosting a Second Look Program for accepted applicants to get to know each other; meet current students; interact with faculty; and get a better sense of what it's like to be a medical student at NYMC through special lectures and hands-on clinical simulation activities.

Medical Education
Grand Rounds

"Building an  
Educator Portfolio 
for Career Success"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive 
Annex Boardroom
Ground Floor

Latha Chandran, M.D., M.P.H. 
Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education Founding Director, Miriam and David Donoho Academy of Clinical and Educational Scholars and Professor of Pediatrics Stony Brook University School of Medicine

  Doc's Cafe
Passover Hours

Please note that t he
Café be will closed on
April 22 - May 1, 2016.

Will re-open on Monday, May 2 for regular business with li
mited food.

Breakfast and lunch catering may be limited. If you do have any catering needs for Monday, May 2, please contact Todd Kurtis as soon as possible.

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