Week of April 16, 2018
Graduate Medical Education Programs Receive Continued Full Accreditation With Flying Colors

After a periodic review of the School of Medicine (SOM) and its 58 graduate medical education programs, New York Medical College (NYMC) received official notification of its continued full accreditation as an institutional sponsor of graduate medical education (GME) from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The continued full accreditation is valid through 2027, subject to further additional periodic reviews that include site visits and the evaluation of policies, clinical facilities, faculty expertise, faculty development, procedural experience, research opportunities, adequacy of supervision, duty hour compliance, evaluation systems as well as patient safety education, professionalism, communication skills, cultural competency and resident involvement in quality improvement activities. An ACGME institutional review requires a concerted group effort. The comprehensive review included individual and group interviews with Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, and Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., SOM interim vice dean, approximately 90 NYMC personnel including peer-selected residents and fellows, residency and fellowship program directors, program coordinators, core faculty members from multiple specialties, members of the GME committee, chairs of the hospital-based GME subcommittees, hospital associate deans, department chairmen, and the staff of the Office of GME. "The successful outcome of the review is an indication of the excellence of the graduate medical education that the College and its affiliated hospitals jointly provide to almost 1,000 physicians in primary care, specialty and advanced sub-specialty training in the NYMC Consortium," said Richard G. McCarrick, M.D., M.H.A., vice dean for graduate medical education and designated institutional official.

NYMC Set to Commemorate Yom Hashoah On April 17

The NYMC community is invited to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m. in Nevins Auditorium. The event will feature a keynote lecture by Howard Israel, D.D.S., who is internationally known for his work as a clinical researcher and expert in the field of temporomandibular joint disorders, surgery and arthroscopy. He will present "The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas and The Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust." Dr. Israel played a major role in the discovery and recognition of the Nazi origins of the famous classic anatomy book, Pernkopf's Anatomy, leading to many other discoveries and issues surrounding biomedical ethics. Dr. Israel is professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, adjunct professor and course director for pain and anxiety control at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, and director of the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology. Previously, he served as professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Remarks will also be given by Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library, Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. '88, professor of cell biology and anatomy, program director and assistant dean for basic sciences, and Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System.

SHSP Hosts Second Annual Alumni Networking Event

The School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) Alumni Leadership Council hosted its second annual alumni networking event, "Link Locally, Affect Globally" on April 12. Alumni spent the evening making new connections, catching up and engaging with faculty and administration. Special guest speaker, Karen Berger, vice president of transplant and clinical services at Westchester Medical Center, shared her thoughts and experiences on ethical challenges in hospital administration. View the SHSP alumni networking event photo gallery.

Students Take a Break at Springtime SOM Alumni Association Mixer

The School of Medicine (SOM) Alumni Association welcomed students to the Alumni House for the Springtime Student Mixer on April 11. Forty-five students from all schools took a well-deserved break from their studies and enjoyed refreshments and camaraderie with their classmates, faculty and leadership of the SOM Alumni Association. View the Springtime SOM Alumni Association Mixer photo gallery.


Faculty News

HelloGiggles - 4/12/2018  
Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Westchester Magazine - 4/11/2018
Jenean Castillo, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center on Disability and Health
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and director of the Center on Disability and Health

Red Deer Express - 4/11/2018
 Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Teen Vogue - 4/10/2018
Koesha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health 

Reader's Digest - April 2018
Nitin Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

Welland Tribute - 4/9/2018
Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

HVNN - 4/6/2018
Thomas Diflo, M.D., professor of surgery

Student News

The Dr. Oz Show - 4/11/2018
Philip Maynard, School of Medicine Class of 2019

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

The Examiner - 4/12/2018 
Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM 
Rachel M. Silva, M.A., director of marketing, TouroCDM

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Monday, April 16
SOM Second-Year Students Town Hall Meeting
12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
12:00 p.m.
National Autism Awareness Month: Wear Blue Group Photo
12:15 p.m.
SHSP Lecture: Pollution and the Health of the Planet
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting with Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
4:00 p.m.
SOM Second Look Program for Accepting Students (Day 1)
5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20
SOM Second Look Program for Accepting Students (Day 2)
8:30 a.m.

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School of Health Sciences and Practice

Pollution and the Health of the Planet

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP 
Dean for Global Health, Prof. of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wednesday, April 18
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 1S-53

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Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, April 19
4:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Ground Floor Dining

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

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Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series

Orthoplastic Extremity Reconstruction

L. Scott Levin, M.D.
Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, May 2 
5:30 p.m. 
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

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School of Health Sciences and Practice 

6th Annual Research and Scholarship Day 

Thursday, May 3 
4:30 p.m. 
19 Skyline Drive 

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Family and Community Medicine Research Day
Samuel M. Jones, M.D. 
Clinical Professor, VCU Dept. of Family Medicine and Population Health 
Program  Director, VCU - Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program 

Wednesday, May 9
3:00 p.m. 
19 Skyline Drive

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159th Commencement Exercises 

Wednesday, May 23 
5:00 p.m. 
Carnegie Hall 
881  Seventh Avenue 
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

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5th Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship 

Akos Koller, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman, Scientific Council Institute of Natural Sciences, University of Physical Education, Budapest, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pécs and NYMC adjunct professor of physiology 

Thursday, May 24 
11:00 a.m. 
Chouake Auditorium (BSB) 

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Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medcial College

Golf  Championship

Monday, June 4
Willow Ridge Country Club
Harrison, NY

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