Week of April 18, 2016
"Innovation and Inspiration" Fuels Successful NYMedTalks

Although the name and format has changed from Student Physician Awareness Day (SPAD) to NYMedTalks, the three-decade tradition of a day-long event planned, organized and conducted by medical students to supplement the medical school curriculum and provide a forum for discussion and interaction among students, faculty and administration, remains the same. This year's NYMedTalks, held on April 8, stimulated the audience with presentations by distinguished speakers. The theme of the day "Innovation and Inspiration" was delivered by the variety of presentation topics spanning research in genomics and space travel, marriages in medicine, medical marijuana, big data and precision medicine, LGBT clinical medicine, and surgical innovation in craniofacial surgery. View the 2016 NYMedTalks photo gallery here. Read more...

SHSP Inducts New Members into Delta Omega and Alpha Eta Honor Societies

On April 4, the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) held a dual-induction ceremony, welcoming a second class of members into Delta Alpha, SHSP's chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, as well as inaugurating the first class of inductees into Alpha Eta, the national honor society for allied health professionals. Read more...

SHSP Hosts Movie Screening to Mark National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week (NPHW) was celebrated at NYMC with a movie screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild on April 7. This year's theme was Healthiest Nation 2030 and included the tenets: build a nation of safe, healthy communities; help all young people graduate from high school; promote social justice and health; give everyone a choice of healthy food; prepare for the health effects of climate change; provide quality health care for everyone; and strengthen the public health infrastructure. Student Healthcare Executive (StuHE) secretary and M.P.H. candidate Class of 2016 Rida Mahmood, helped coordinate the event. Pedro Laureano, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management, moderated a discussion after the screening. "We can teach you theory, techniques, research, practice and policy. However, we cannot teach you mercy, compassion, humility or to allow your hearts to be broken for the less fortunate. Where do you see yourself in public health?" Dr. Laureano asked the students.

Resident Research Day Recognizes Scholarly Efforts of Residents

New York Medical College and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Hospital Center, hosted the 2016 Resident Research Day on March 22 at Metropolitan Hospital Center.
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. , chancellor and chief executive officer presented the awards for the winning research: 

(left) Mark Ferretti, M.D.
Outcomes and Management Strategies for Fournier's Gangrene in Modern Era

(center) Sun Young Kim, M.D.
Clinical Outcomes of Adequate and Inadequate GBS Prophylaxis

(right) Amandeep Aujla, M.D.
Association Between Cocaine Use and Hematological Malignancies

Doc's Café Offers New Mini-Mart

A new mini-mart machine is now available in Doc's Café and offers a selection of entrees, salads and wraps. Vegetarian options, yogurt, fruit and burgers, hot dog and chicken tender combinations are also available. A menu and a list of ingredients are posted next to the machine.

Mini-Mart Operating Instructions
* Swipe your credit card on the left side of the machine.
* Open door when instructed.
* Remove product(s) you wish to purchase.
* Close door after selection is made.
* Once the door closes, ALL sales are final.
* If an item is removed for viewing and NOT placed back in its original location, you will be charged. The machine recognizes a sale by weight and any item not placed back in its original location will be recognized as a sale.

Several members of the Department of Pharmacology participated in the 16th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference (WEC) held March 13-16 in Baltimore. Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmacology, served as co-organizer and Gail D. Anderson, administrative assistant, served as conference coordinator of this meeting that was founded in 1998 by former Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, John C. McGiff, M.D. Dr. Schwartzman chaired a session on 20-HETE and paid tribute to Dr. John McGiff (1927-2013) with a special presentation while introducing the John C. McGiff Memorial Lecture.
In the session on 20-HETE, Petra Rocic, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, presented, 20-HETE is a Major Regulator of Coronary Collateral Growth in Metabolic Syndrome. Pharmacology alum Victor Garcia, Ph.D. '15, presented The 20-HETE ReceptorAustin M. Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, received an Elsevier/POLM Young Investigator Award and presented 20-HETE Contributes to Ischemia-Induced Angiogenesis.
Posters were presented by postdoctoral fellows and graduate students:
Rebecca Hutcheson, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, presented Effect of Vascular Smooth Muscle-Specific Expression of Cyp4a12 on Hypertrophic Vascular Remodeling;
Sachindra Raj Joshi, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, presented Cyp2c44 Knock Out Exacerbates Chronic Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension in Female Mice;
Varunkumar Pandey, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, presented Increased 20-HETE Levels Contribute to Impaired Glucose Metabolism and Type 2 Diabetes in CYP4A14(-/-) Mice Fed on a High Fat Diet;
Ankit Gilani, graduate student, presented, Administration of a 20-HETE Antagonist to CYP4A14(-/-) Mice Unmasks an Anti-Natriuretic Activity of 20-HETE;
Gregory Joseph, graduate student, presented Neutrophil-Derived 20-HETE Is a Major Determinant of Coronary Collateral Growth;
Anand Lakhkar, graduate student, presented 20-HETE-Induced Mitochondrial Superoxide Production and Inflammatory Phenotype in Vascular Smooth Muscle is Prevented by Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Inhibition;
Amanda Soler, graduate student, presented20-HETE Increases Large Artery Stiffness and Systolic Blood Pressure in Metabolic Syndrome;
Xiaotong Su, graduate student, presented Biphasic Effect of PGF2α on the Basolateral 40 PS K Channel (A Heterotetramer of  KIR4.1 and KIR5.1) in the Early Distal Convoluted Tubule (DCT1);
Dr. Pandey and Mr. Joseph, received NIEHS-NIH Travel Awards and Mr. Gilani received honorable mention for meritorious abstracts;
Charles T. Stier, Ph.D. associate professor of pharmacology, served as co-chair of the WEC poster committee; Mairead A. Carroll, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, served on the WEC awards committee; Lars Bellner, Ph.D., instructor of pharmacology, served as chair of the WEC mentor/trainee sessions; Houli Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, served as a judge for the poster awards, along with Drs. Bellner, Guo, Pandey and Rocic.

Faculty members in the Department of Environmental Health Science in the School of Health Sciences and Practice Diane E. Heck, Ph.D., professor and chair, Hong-Duck Kim, Ph.D., associate professor, Laurie B. Joseph, Ph.D., lecturer, Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D., assistant professor,  and Jeffrey D. Laskin, Ph.D., senior lecturer, recently presented papers at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology held March 13-17 in New Orleans and at the Pharmacology Section, Society for Experimental Biology held April 2-6 in San Diego.

Dr. Heck  is pictured with renowned toxicologist Michael A. Gallo, Ph.D., professor of environmental and occupational medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Gallo is best known for his work that led to the recognition of Agent Orange as a carcinogen and is a collaborator on Dr. Heck's  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences  grant.

Nitrogen Mustard Upregulates Peroxisomem Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPAR)-α in Mouse Skin
L.B. Joseph, G.M. Composto, I.M. Wohlman, H.D. Kim, D.R. Gerecke, D.L. Laskin, J.D. Laskin, and D.E. Heck
Peroxiredoxins Are Molecular Targets for the Sulfur Mustard Analog Mechlorethamine in Human Keratinocytes
Y.H. Jan, D.E. Heck, V. Mishin, R.P. Casillas, D.L. Laskin, and J.D. Laskin
Activation of Thioredoxin-Regulated Signaling in Human Lung Epithelial Cells by Nitrogen Mustard Vesicants
D.E. Heck, Y.H. Jan, R.P. Casillas, D.L. Laskin, and J.D. Laskin
Comparing Efficacies of Diazepam (DZP) and MK-801 as Treatments for Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (TMDT) Poisoning in a Juvenile Rat Model
M.P. Shakarjian, M. Laukova, S. Shapiro, P.K. Stanton, J. Veliskova, and L. Velisek
Monitoring Calcium Fluxes from Cerebral Cortical Cultures to Identify Effective Treatments Against GABA-A Receptor Channel Poisons
M. Laukova, J. Veliskova, P.K. Stanton, L. Velisek, and M.P. Shakarjian
Alterations In The Endocannabinoid System In Mouse Skin Following Exposure To Sulfur Mustard And Nitrogen Mustard (Mechlorethamine)
Diane E. Heck, Irene M. Wohlman, Gabriella M. Composto, Ned D. Heindel, Robert P. Casillas, Donald R. Gerecke, Debra L. Laskin, Laurie B. Joseph and Jeffrey D. Laskin


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Michael J. Reilly, Dr.Ph., M.P.H. NREMT-P, CEM, Director of Center for Disaster Medicine, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Peter L. Richel, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics 

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Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health and chief, pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director of the Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

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Michael J. Reilly, Dr.Ph., M.P.H. NREMT-P, CEM, Director of Center for Disaster Medicine, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Monday, April 18 
Blood Drive
9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 19
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Medical Education Grand Rounds
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20
Department of Medicine; Division Gastroenterology Seminar 8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21
Pitch to the Angels
9:30 a.m.
Department of Physical Therapy, 12th Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22
Doc's Cafe (closed for Passover; re-opens on May 1, 2016)
All Day
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

Gold Humanism Honor Society Wellness Week

Monday, April 18 
Friday, April 22

Food and Medicine: 
Back to Basics in a "Team Paradigm" of Primary
Care Practice

Tuesday, April 19
12 p.m. -1 p.m.

Cooke Auditorium
Medical Education Center

A discussion with
Marydale DeBor, J.D.
Yale School of Medicine

Presented by the NYMC Garden Club

Pitch to the Angels

Educational forum for startups, entrepreneurs, investors and spectators. 

Thursday, April 21
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
7 Dana Road

Click here for more information

 Department of Physical Therapy 

12th Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day

Thursday, April 21
1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium

  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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