Week of April 24, 2017
SHSP Celebrates National Public Health Week

The Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) hosted a week full of activities to celebrate National Public Health Week, an initiative of the American Public Health Association, during the week of April 3. This year's national theme was "Generation Public Health," a campaign with the goal of making the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation-by 2030. Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice, led off the week with a special lecture "Environmental Field Investigations: Assessing Community Exposures and Health Effects," while students had the opportunity to participate in a resume writing workshop led by a health care recruitment firm. 

A highlight of the week was StuHE's participation in a public health fair at the Greenburgh Health Center which is led by SHSP alumna Judith M. Watson, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H. '07, executive director. The fair marked the launch of FitKid, a new public health program to promote physical activity and provide nutritional support to improve health behaviors to reduce complications associated with obesity. M.P.H. student Adesola Akinyemi, president of the StuHE chapter, is working with Ms. Watson on developing the program curriculum and evaluation tools. 

Representatives from StuHE designed and led fun-filled educational activities for more than 50 children and their families. They covered topics including oral hygiene, body mass index (BMI) measurements, diet selection, hand washing, growing fruits and vegetables, dancing and relaxation exercises. StuHE faculty advisors Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director, M.P.H. Environmental Health Science Studies, and Barbara Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, were on hand to support the students. The event also featured the grand opening of a new pediatric fitness facility for patients and families of Greenburgh Health Center. View the photo gallery here.

The week concluded with a special Dean's Lecture, "Public Health Practitioners as Guardians of a Civilized Society: Making Practical Changes in Public Health Law," presented by Eli N. Avila, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., FCLM, distinguished visiting professor in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and commissioner of health for Orange County, N.Y. After the lecture, the SHSP Alumni Leadership Council sponsored a networking event for SHSP alumni to engage with fellow alumni and have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Amler and Dr. Avila. View the photo gallery here.

Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, Named Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Medicine

After serving as interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion since 2016, Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine. Dr. Clare has been an active member of the NYMC Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, serving on its subcommittee of Faculty Recruitment and Retention since its inception. Dr. Clare is committed to addressing health inequity and healthcare disparities and has held many leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels in the National Medical Association (NMA), the largest organization of African American physicians in the United States. She is the president of the Manhattan Central Medical Society, the local affiliate of NMA and has served as health policy chair for the state NMA society in New York (Empire State Medical Association). Dr. Clare will continue to address issues of diversity and inclusion in the NYMC learning environment for medical students, residents, faculty and staff and organize diversity and inclusion conferences for the NYMC community. "It is our goal to continue to increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities in medicine in the School of Medicine and to promote a diverse and inclusive environment throughout New York Medical College," said Dr. Clare.

Sarah Cottet Named Acting Director of the Department of Facilities

Sarah Cottet, director of Energy, Environment, Health and Safety (EEHS) and Strategic Projects, has assumed the role of acting director of the Department of Facilities. In this role, she will provide leadership of the department responsible for planning and maintaining our physical infrastructure. Ms. Cottet will continue to provide leadership in EEHS at NYMC and Touro.
The artwork of Joanne Caring, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from April 30 to July 30 as part of the exhibit, WHY PICTURES NOW, the first New York museum survey of the work of American artist Louise Lawler.

NYMC faculty members, along with nurses and staff members from Westchester County College Health Centers, participated in college health consortium meetings sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Health (WCDOH) and Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of epidemiology and community health, during National Public Health Week, to promote best practices in population health. Participants received valuable evidence-based public health information on the prevention of tuberculosis, STDs and Zika, and mental health resources. NYMC participants included Marisa A. Montecalvo, M.D., standing, professor of medicine and director of health services at NYMC and WCDOH deputy commissioner; Suzanne Calvello, M.P.H.'08 and a Dr.P.H. candidate in the School of Health Sciences and Practice; and Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP-BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine.

Dong Sun, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology, received a one-year $410,000 continuation for "Ferrochelatase and Guanylate Cyclase Regulation in Vascular Dysfunction" from the National Institutes of Health.

New York Medical College News

Observer - 4/17/2017 

BioInc@NYMC News

Patch.com - 4/19/2017 

Faculty News

HealthDay News - 4/18/2017
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

Patch.com - 4/18/2017
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

Congresswoman Nita Lowey - 4/17/2017 
Charles B. Hathaway, Ph.D., assistant dean for research administration, director of Office of Research Administration and assistant professor of cell biology and anatomy
Marta Christov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine 

HamletHub.com -  4/17/2017 
Rudolph Taddonio, M.D. '71, clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery, clinical professor of neurosurgery 

Fox News - 4/13/2017 
Jonathan K. Mays, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology 

Westfair Online - 4/13/2017
Lindsay C. Farrell, M.B.A., instructor of family and community medicine

The State - 4/10/2017 
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics

AMWA - March 2017
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of health policy and management and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

General Information

Westchestergov.com - 4/20/2017


The Lancet - 4/8/2017
Phyllis Harrison-Ross, M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, served on the faculty of School of Medicine for more than 25 years.

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Monday, April 24
Holocaust Remembrance Day
5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25
AOA Visiting Professor Lecture
5:00 p.m.
Touro M.S. in Biology Education Information Session
5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, April 26
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m. 
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m. 
School of Medicine Student Celebration Cruise
7:00 p.m.

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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

he Central Role of Neuroscientists under National Socialism: Links to the Holocaust and Medical Ethics

Monday, April 24
5:00 p.m.
Alumni House
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AOA Visiting Professor's Lecture 

The Patient as Our Teacher: Timeless Lessons and Teachable Moments

Tuesday, April 25
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline, GN F15

Kimberly Manning, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine,  Director, Distinction in Teaching and Leadership, Emory University School of Medicine
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4th Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship

Cardiac Energy Turnover in Health and Disease

Fabio A. Recchia, M.D., Ph.D., p rofessor of physiology, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, adjunct professor of physiology, Department of Physiology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, May 1
11:00 a.m.
Chouake Auditorium

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5th Annual Research and Scholarship Day

in collaboration with Alpha Eta and Delta Omega Honor Societies

Thursday, May 11
4:30 p.m.
7 Dana Road

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School of Medicine

Convocation of Thanks

Friday, May 12
1:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

Class of 2020 will conduct the 29th Annual Memorial Service

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Founder's Dinner

Sunday, September 17
5:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hilton
Tarrytown, NY

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