Week of April 30, 2018
NEWS
Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A., Is Appointed Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

Kelly A. Hutcheson, M.D., M.B.A., has been named chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. She also serves as director of ophthalmology for Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Prior to joining New York Medical College, Dr. Hutcheson served as chief of ophthalmology at Sidra Medical and Research Center and Weill Cornell School of Medicine in Qatar, where she led the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology. While at Sidra, Dr. Hutcheson focused on humanitarian work, leading a team of 30 people performing medical and surgical outreach in the Dominican Republic. She also led an exploratory trip to Nedjo, Ethiopia, in partnership with Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International, providing medical and surgical care to adults and children. Read the full article...

NYMC Celebrates Public Health Week

To celebrate NYMC Public Health Week, members of the Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE) club, the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) student public health organization, co-hosted a health and nutrition fair at the Greenburgh Health Center. The event was designed to help community residents and their families understand the importance of healthy eating habits to promote better health and well-being. Activities included interactive games for the children involving fruit and vegetables, gardening activities, a cooking demonstration for healthy food, dancing and exercise demonstrations. The event was made possible through a collaboration between StuHE and SHSP alumna Judith Watson, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H. '07, back row second from left, the executive director of Greenburgh Health Center, a division of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. "It is great that this event taking place at the Health Center," says Ms. Watson. "We take pride in treating our community, but it is equally important to have programs like this to demonstrate beneficial lifestyle choices. These initiatives can help our communities achieve their very best health; this is our ultimate goal." View the NYMC Public Health Week photo galleryRead the full article...

Department of Physical Therapy Hosts Fourteenth Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Class of 2018 officially kicked off the commencement season, breathing a collective sigh of relief after presenting their work at the 14th Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day, on April 19. They shared their projects in the areas of clinical research, education, or service and received feedback in the form of thoughtful inquiries and constructive comments from their peers, faculty and administration The day was capped with a keynote presentation by Mary Lou Galantino, P.T., M.S., Ph.D., professor of physical therapy, holistic health minor coordinator, School of Health Sciences, Stockton University. Dr. Galantino is known for her work with integrative therapies including yoga, meditation and tai chi for various populations including cancer survivors, HIV and fall prevention in the elderly. She inspired the D.P.T. Class of 2018 with her presentation "Embrace Engagement, Entrepreneurship and Evolution: The Art of Ubuntu." View the D.P.T. Doctoral Project Presentation Day photo gallery. View the  D.P.T. Class of 2018 doctoral presentations...

NYMC on the Move

The latest phase of office moves is complete. The Office of Human Resources, the Offices of the Controller and Budget, and the Office of Development have relocated from the Administration Building to 19 Skyline Drive. The Office of Public Relations has moved to the second floor southwest of the Administration Building and the finishing touches are being put on the second floor southeast wing that will house and expanded Office of Student Affairs and the School of Medicine House Advisory Deans.

NYMC Faculty Participate in " Pediatric  Advances for the Primary Care Clinician: Cutting Edge Expertise"

Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Children's Health Physicians hosted an innovative pediatric course "Pediatric Advances for the Primary Care Clinician: Cutting Edge Expertise" for physicians and nurses at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, on April 25. The sessions including developmental screening in practice management of childhood asthma, emergency medicine, screening athletes for sports participation and precision medicine, aimed at enhancing knowledge to make a thorough diagnosis or make a referral to a specialist and improving competence in caring for patients. Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, was a guest speaker. 

Photo from left: Martin Katzenstein, M.D. '78, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and chairman of the NYMC Board of Advisors; Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and president of Boston Children's Health Physicians; Alan Kadish, M.D., president of the Touro College and University System; Karen Gruskin, M.D., pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children's Hospital; Gary R. Fleisher, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine and physician-in chief, Boston Children's Hospital; Robert Shaw, chief operating officer, Boston Children's Health Physicians; Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics, vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and the William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital; Sandra L. Fenwick, president and chief executive officer of Boston Children's Hospital; Anthony SanFilippo, M.D., pediatric surgery at Boston Children's Health Physicians; Gerard M. Villucci, chief executive officer, Boston Children's Health Physicians.

ACCOLADES
Joseph T. English, M.D., the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) Health and Research Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to foster and promote advances in the health care field and focus on improving quality of life by understanding the complex health conditions that affect communities with a special interest in physician wellness, engagement and motivation.

Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, presented two symposium talks by video link at the program on "Living Matter," International Centre for Theoretical Studies, Bangalore, India, held April 16-26. He presented the keynote address, "Physico-genetic processes of animal development and evolution," on April 16, and "The vertebrate limb: an evolving complex of self-organizing systems," on April 17.

IN THE NEWS

New York Medical College News

The Business Journal - 4/26/2018
 Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 
Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. '88, professor of cell biology and anatomy, program director and assistant dean for basic sciences 
Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust 
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System

Faculty News

Business World - 4/27/2018
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 

Patch.com - 4/24/2018 
Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley News Network - 4/20/2018
Carol M. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., distinguished visiting professor of health behavior and community health

Affiliate News

Poughkeepsie Journal - 4/26/2018
Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery


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EVENTS

Tuesday, May 1
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Annual AOA Professor's Lecture 5:00 p.m.
Dept. of Public Health, Div. of Environmental Health Sciences Capstone
5:30 p.m.
Dept. of Public Health, Div. of Health Policy and Management Capstone
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Dept. of Public Health, Div. of Epidemiology Capstone
5:30 p.m.
Dept. of Public Health, Div. of Health Behavior and Community Health Capstone
5:30 p.m.
Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series
5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3
SHSP Sixth Annual Research and Scholarship Day
4:30 p.m.
Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Lecture 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds: Ninth Annual Kasoff Memorial Lecture
11:00 a.m.

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HIGHLIGHTS

AOA Professor's Lecture

The Quest for Excellence


William H. Frishman, M.D.
The Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology

Tuesday, May 1
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive

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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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Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony 


Sally Schwab, Ph.D. 
Former Advisor, Gold Humanism Honor Society and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs

Thursday, May 3 
5:30 p.m. 
MEC Lobby

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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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