Week of April 27, 2020
NYMC Observes Yom Hashoah Virtually 

New York Medical College (NYMC) observed Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, via a Zoom meeting with more than 100 participants on April 20. The event welcomed keynote speaker Sari J. Siegel, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a visiting assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles, who presented "Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps," sharing her research on Jewish doctors' provision of medical care to fellow Holocaust survivors in displaced persons camps. Read the full article on Yom Hashoah .
NYMC Experts Leading the Way in Coronavirus Updates 

Since the novel coronavirus first hit our shores, turning the greater New York City area into the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Medical College has established itself as a leading voice in public health, medical education, research and medical ethics. Over the past three months, NYMC leadership and faculty have appeared in the media, from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to 20/20 and 60 Minutes, reaching millions of readers and viewers worldwide, sharing their knowledge and expertise on the COVID-19 pandemic. View the highlights of NYMC in the media.
For Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology (SLP), helping non-native English speakers to expand their linguistic abilities is more than a job -- it is a calling. Expanding English accent skills is a service Dr. Grover provides weekly at the SLP Clinic in the School of Health Sciences and Practice. During that weekly clinic, he and his students welcome multi-lingual speakers from the greater Westchester community -- including many NYMC's international students. Read the full article on Dr. Grover.
George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health, was an invited keynote speaker for an international webinar, "Evaluating Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response from the front lines in New York City (NYC)," hosted by the School of Medicine at Universidad CES in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, on April 16.  He discussed the NYC EMS response during the pandemic based on his experiences as a NYC paramedic and discussed lessons identified from this public health emergency. He was the only invited speaker from the United States, with other invited speakers representing EMS in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Canada and Chile.
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FAMWA, FRSPH, professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management and global health director in the Department of Public Health, organized and moderated a webinar, " One World, One War Against COVID-19: European Leaders and the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Come Together," on April 21. The event hosted by AMWA featured accounts of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in local and national settings and how women in medicine across the world can collaborate.
Jonathan A.N. Fisher, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology, received a four-year $352,239 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his work, "Neural Mechanisms of Ultrasound-induced Enhancement of Sensory Acuity."
Monday, April 27, 2020  |  4:00 p.m.  |   Zoom Meeting
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Keynote: "What Will They Become?: Mentoring and Coaching in Academic Medicine," by  Ethan Fried, M.D., MACP, professor of medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a specialist in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital

New York Medical College (NYMC) Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., and leadership gave a State of the College update, on April 23, on what NYMC is doing to best serve, protect and inform its community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff
Mondays  |   5:30 p.m.  |   Zoom Meeting
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Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink
NYMC Family Health Center  offers virtual doctor visits.

Call today to schedule  your virtual  appointment at (914) 828-0435 .
The New York Medical College chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) just received an "outstanding" ranking by the GHHS based on the triennial chapter check-in survey submitted by Jennifer L. Koestler, M.D., senior associate dean for medical education and associate professor of pediatrics and medicine, who serves as the GHHS advisor. The questionnaire sent to 160 GHHS chapter advisors identified events, activities and programs designed or conducted at least in part by GHHS medical students that increase engagement and empathy with the diverse patient community they serve; encourage clinician resilience and team building; teach advocacy and leadership skills so critical for today's clinicians; and highlight the importance of compassionate care at all levels in the healthcare workplace.


Monday, April 27
4:00 p.m.
AOA Visiting Professor Lecture
Tuesday, April 28
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, April 29
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

New York Medical College Leadership News

Good Housekeeping - 4/21/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Faculty News
JTA - 4/23/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

The Globe Post - 4/24/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Forbes - 4/23/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Fox Business - 4/22/2020
David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., medical director of the Center for Disaster Medicine 

Forbes - 4/22/2020
Karen M. Murray, M.D. '99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology 

TechXplore - 4/21/2020 
Albert H. Kwon, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology 

The Examiner - 4/21/2020
Marc S. Arkovitz, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery and pediatrics 

MIT News - 4/20/2020
Albert H. Kwon, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology 

The New York Times - 4/20/2020
Albert H. Kwon, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology 

Forbes - 4/19/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

The Hill - 4/18/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

Politico New York - 4/17/2020
Kate Franklin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and director of clinical education  

Student News
Queens Daily Eagle - 4/17/2020
Lillian Huang, M.S. candidate in the Basic Medical Sciences Master's program

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