Week of April 4, 2016
School of Medicine Class of 2016 Excels in the Largest Match on Record

March 18 was another milestone for the School of Medicine Class of 2016 toward becoming physicians. It was Match Day, when NYMC fourth-year medical students joined 42,370 registered applicants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) main residency match to learn where the next phase of their medical training will be. The lobby of the Medical Education Center was loud and boisterous as the assembled students waited anxiously, shoulder-to-shoulder with their families and friends, faculty and administration, for the appointed hour to open the sealed envelopes that held their fate. View the NYMC Match Day photo gallery, webcast and full results here. Read more...

NYMC Honors Founder William Cullen Bryant

On March 22, the NYMC community took a step back in time and spent an evening getting better acquainted with the life and achievements of NYMC founder, William Cullen Bryant. While Bryant died in 1878 at the age of 83, the event - which featured presentations and guided tours of the Bryant exhibit in the Health Sciences Library - made it abundantly clear that Bryant's legacy remains alive and well today at NYMC. Read more...

AOA Iota Chapter Hosts 60th Annual Visiting Professor Lecture

The New York Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, welcomed Ruth-Marie Fincher, M.D., second from right, vice dean for academic affairs emerita, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Augusta University, as the 60th Annual AOA Visiting Professor on March 23. Iota Chapter Councilor William H. Frishman, M.D., left, the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, professor of pharmacology, called Dr. Fincher, a renowned leader in medical education, "the Flexner of our times," in his introduction. Dr. Fincher presented "A Stethoscope, a Pen, and a Compass" to the audience of proud AOA inductees and their families, faculty and administration. Dr. Fincher and Dr. Frishman were joined by AOA Iota chapter officers, from left, Danielle D'Ambrosio, vice president, Hanna Linstadt, secretary, and Nicholas Bartell, president. Read more...

AMWA Honors Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., FAMWA, FRSPH

The American Medical Women's Association's (AMWA) highest honor - the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal - has been bestowed upon one of NYMC's own: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., FAMWA, FRSPH, associate professor of public health practice, health policy and management, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine and global health program director. Named in honor of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States and a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine, the medal is awarded annually to a female physician who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine. Dr. Murthy received the award at AMWA's 101st Annual Meeting held March 10-13 in Miami. Read more...

SHSP Hosts Asthma Educator Institute

The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley (CEHCHV), a center in the School of Health Sciences and Practice Institute of Public Health, hosted a two-day Asthma Educator Institute on March 17 and 18, in collaboration with the American Lung Association and the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition. The Asthma Educator Institute is for individuals committed to providing National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines-based care and serves as a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam. Read more...

Thomas J. Allen Joins NYMC as Director of Capital Projects and Facilities

Thomas J. Allen has been named director of capital projects and facilities, providing leadership to the NYMC facilities staff and overseeing all departmental operations and budget. In this role, Mr. Allen will be responsible for the development and execution of capital projects and equipment, as well as for overseeing design and construction, maintenance and operations of the NYMC campus. Mr. Allen comes to NYMC from Vassar College, where he served as executive director of buildings and grounds and construction services and director of capital program management since 2007. He joined Vassar in 2000 as a senior project manager. Mr. Allen attended the University of New Haven and Waterbury State Technical College, with a concentration in electrical engineering. He reports to Michael Rogovin, J.D., vice president of operations, with a dotted line reporting relationship to Jeffrey Rosengarten, senior vice president of operations, Touro College and University System.

IT Student Help Desk is Available in the HSL

Students are reminded that an IT help desk is available in the Mastronardi Information Center in the Health Sciences Library. The staffed hours are noon to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
John De Agustini, help desk manager, staffs some of the shifts.


Joseph T. English, M.D.
, the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D.
, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, presented "Potential of Neuropeptide Y for Preventing or Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder" at the annual meeting of the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry in Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Israel, held March 8-10.

Ira Schwartz, Ph.D.
, professor and chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was the keynote speaker at Touro University Nevada's 10 th Annual Research Day on March 14. He presented "Even Bacteria Must Watch Their Carbs: Lyme Disease, Carbohydrate Metabolism and the Borrelia Burgdorteri Enzootic Cycle."

New York Medical College Leadership News

Westchester Business Journal - 3/21/2016 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO

New York Medical College News

Westchester Magazine - 3/30/2016 BioInc@NYMC

The Hill - 3/21/2016 

Fios1 - 3/18/2016

News 12 - 3/18/2016 
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Faculty News

NewsMax - 3/31/2016
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

CDA News - 3/31/2016 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine
U.S. News & World Report - 3/30/2016 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

WebMD - 3/30/2016 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine
Forbes Magazine - 3/29/2016 
Todd S. Essig, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Davis  Patch - 3/23/2016 
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology 
The late John C. McGiff, M.D., served as professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology from 1979 to 2010
FiOS1 Long Island - 3/23/2016 
Subhadra Siegel, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of pediatrics

Affiliate News

Mid-Hudson News - 3/31/2016 
Westchester Medical Center

Fox 40 - 3/29/2016 
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center 
Mark S. Rosenberg, D.O., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

Alumni News

Women You Should Know - 3/30/2016 Myra Adele Logan, M.D., graduated in 1933
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Monday, April 4
Grand Opening of the Barclay Street Residence Hall, Paterson, N.J.
3:00 p.m.
Alpha Eta & Delta Omega Induction Ceremony
6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5
Department  of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 6
Department  of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7
National Public Health Week Movie Night
6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8
NYMed Talks 8:30 a.m.
Grand Opening of
the Barclay Street
Residence Hall

Ribbon Cutting &
Open House

Monday, April 4 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

165 Barclay Street
Paterson, NJ 07503 

This celebratory event will include a ribbon cutting, followed by light refreshments, an open house and tours of the brand new residence hall, located across the street from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.

TouroOne Portal Training
for program directors, department heads and administrators, and faculty 

Tuesday, April 5 
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 
Nevins Auditorium 

Participants need to attend one session only

National Public Health
Week Movie Night

"Beasts of the
Southern Wild"

Thursday, April 7
Nevins Auditorium

6:00 p.m. Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Movie Screening

Q&A discussion to follow

Pedro Laureano, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management

Presented by the SHSP Student Affairs Committee
and the Student Healthcare Executives Club

NYMedTalks 2016

"Inspiration and Innovation in Medicine"

Friday, April 8
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium 

 Click here for the list of NYMedTalks 2016 
distinguished speakers.

3 rd Annual Gabor Kaley, Ph.D. Memorial Lecture 

"Cardiac Sensory Endings in Heart Failure: It's Not Just About the Pain" 

Thursday, April 14 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium

Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. '72
Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research 
Chairman, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Editor In Chief, The American Journal of Physiology-Heartand  Circulatory Physiology

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

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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