Week of April 15, 2019
D.P.T. Class of 202 1 Marks Milestone at White Coat Ceremony 

It was a time of celebration and reflection for the  Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Class of 2021 at the White Coat Ceremony on April 8, marking the transition of their education from the classroom and laboratory into the clinic and affirming their commitment to physical therapy and patient care. Families and friends and other supporters of the students joined to recognize the milestone transition and progression in their education as physical therapists. Read the full article and view D.P.T. White Coat Ceremony photo gallery.
NYMC Kicks Off Its Strategic Planning Process

New York Medical College (NYMC) has officially launched its Strategic Planning Initiative. During the strategic planning process, which will be completed in 2020--we as a community will review NYMC's mission and vision as well as engage in an inclusive, open and evidenced-based self-appraisal process, to build on our strengths and set new goals that will continue to elevate our position as a preeminent health sciences college. 

The College launched a strategic planning website which will ensure transparency and promote comprehensive input from the NYMC community. View the Strategic Planning website.

Strategic Planning Co-chairs Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic planning, and Dana Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and vice chancellor for Middle States Accreditation, recently sent a survey to members of the NYMC community, asking students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leadership to reflect and comment on the College's vision and mission statements. Responses to the survey have been enthusiastic; nearly 200 survey recipients having responded to date. 

"College-wide input is invaluable in the planning process. We must move forward together as diverse members of the College Community to creatively strategize and plan for our future," Dr. Mordue said. 

Ms. Riekert added, "This is the first step in what will be a year-long process. During the coming months, we will continue to reach out to the community with numerous opportunities to participate in this vital strategic planning initiative."

NYMC Stands out at Resident Research Day 

New York Medical College (NYMC) and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan hosted the 2019 Resident Research Day on April 4 at Metropolitan NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE , left, dean of the School of Medicine (SOM), served on the panel of judges and presented the awards. 

First Place:
Jared Theriot, M.D., PGY2 resident in the NYMC surgery program (second from right) 
"The Benefits of a Muscle-Sparing Below Knee Amputation in the Elderly Population" 

Second Place:
Carissa Dumancas, M.D., PGY3 resident in the NYMC internal medicine program (second from left) 
"Clinical Utility of an Observation Unit in the Outcome of Cocaine-Induced Chest Pain" 

Third Place:
Rene Eapen, M.D., PGY3 resident in the NYMC internal medicine program (right) 
"Medical Optimization Team (MOT), A Patient Care Improvement Project - Model of Care"

NYMC Shows Support for Autism Awareness 

The New York Medical College community gathered, sporting blue, to show their support for World Autism Awareness month in April.

SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers 

The School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Admissions is seeking clinicians, faculty, staff and community members, from the Westchester and greater New York metro area to serve as interviewers for the 2019-20 interview season. The admissions program uses a scenario-based interview format known as the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI). If you would like to get involved, please contact Jamie Zelig, administrative coordinator in the SOM Office of Admissions. Read the Q&A on MMI interviews.

George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, EMTP, right, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences Institute of Public Health, and Kevin Pohlman, M.Ed., assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, were invited speakers at the 2019 Preparedness Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 26-29. Mr. Contreras presented "Using the Past to Prepare for the Future--Applying Lessons Learned to Better Prepare Hospitals and their Staff for Mass Casualty Incidents and Triage," and Mr. Pohlman presented "From the Battlefield to the Homefront- Using Lessons Learned to Prepare Law enforcement for Operational Medicine Delivery in Austere Environments."

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, presented "Crosstalk Between mTORC1 and Estrogen Signaling in Breast Cancer" at the Breast Cancer Workshop on Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer at the American Society for Investigative Pathology 2019 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology, on April 6.

Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D., left, director of the Office of Academic Support, was an invited speaker at the Sixth Annual Symposium of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education in Washington D.C., on April 3 - 5. Dr. Petersen presented "Prepping Students for the Board Exams: A Dual Pronged Approach." Megan Siemers Livingston, academic support specialist, along with Dr. Petersen, also presented "A Medical Student's Successful Second Application for NBME Accommodations."


Faculty News

Rockland/Westchester Journal News - 4/10/2019 
Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., FAAP, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health, senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine and Institute of Public Health 

Rockland/Westchester Journal News - 4/10/2019
Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., DABFM, FAAFP, distinguished visiting professor in the Department of Public Health, division of Health Behavior and Community Health 

Daily Voice Plus - 4/8/2019 
Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and molecular biology

March/April 2019 

Chhaya Aggarwal, M.D., assistant professor of medicine 
David Spielvogel, M.D., professor of surgery 

Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology 

Just the Facts: Is it really true that...?
Gary Rogg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine 

Priya S. Prashad, M.D., M.Sc.E., assistant professor of pediatrics

BioInc@NYMC News

PYMNTS - 4/8/2019
MediSprout, BioInc client

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 4/10/2019
Raquel M. Rozdolski, D.M.D., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and course director for pain and anxiety

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Tuesday, April 16
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 17
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Public Health Dr.P.H. Student Research Colloquium
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Library Information Session 1:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health Seminar
3:00 p.m.
School of Medicine Welcome Reception for Dean Nadler
4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19
NYMC Closed: Good Friday
All Day
Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21
NYMC Closed: Passover Day 1 and 2
All Day

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Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology 

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

Light refreshments will be served.

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Michael Lozman, D.D.S.
Orthodontics Practitioner

Monday, April 29
5:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

Join Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, for a State of the College update, followed by Q&A session. 

Tuesday, May 7
4:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

All students, faculty and employees are encouraged to attend.

Department of Family and Community Medicine 


David Anthony, M.D., MSc
Associate Professor,  Director of Pre-Doctoral Education at t he Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Wednesday, May 8
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Dining Area, Ground Floor


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

Global Bioethics Initiative 
Summer School 


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