Week of April 8, 2019
Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2020 Inducted into GHHS 

The New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) was proud to induct 33 members of the Class of 2020 into its chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), an initiative of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, at a ceremony on April 1. Established in 2002 to foster, recognize and support the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine, GHHS honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and others who have "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service." Membership to the society is through a peer nomination and selection process and promotes the ideals of humanism in medicine through community service, mentorship, role-modeling and other initiatives. Read the full article and view the GHHS induction ceremony photo gallery.

AOA Iota Chapter Hosts Annual Visiting Professor Lecture and Induction Ceremony 

The New York Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, welcomed Elliot Levine, M.D, as the Annual AOA Visiting Professor on April 2. Dr. Levine, who is instructor of medicine and a physician at the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Center of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, specializes in advanced heart failure, transplant cardiology, clinical electrophysiology and nuclear cardiology. He presented "If I Only Had a Heart," covering the history of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Following Dr. Levine's lecture, a dinner and ceremony were held to induct medical students from the Classes of 2019 and 2020 as well as faculty, residents and alumni into AOA. Read the full article and view the AOA Lecture and Induction Ceremony photo gallery.

NYMC Celebrates National Public Health Week 

National Public Health Week (NPHW) was observed with an array of activities at the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) during the first week of April. Students, faculty, staff and alumni of the SHSP all joined together to commemorate the nationwide event of the American Public Health Association (APHA) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health. Organized by Jeffrey Patrick, left, M.P.H. candidate and vice president, membership of the Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE), this year's NPHW at New York Medical College (NYMC), carried out the theme "living your best life now." The week's events were sponsored by ProHealth Dental and Westmed Medical Group to highlight the importance of dental and medical health. Read the full article and view the 2019 NPHW photo gallery.

Katharine Yamulla, M.A., Is Named Senior Director of Competency Based Assessment and Clinical Skills Education

In her new role as senior director of competency based assessment and clinical skills education, Katharine Yamulla, M.A., will be responsible for leading the development, implementation, and ongoing refinement of competency-based clinical skills assessments that align with a new, highly integrated medical student curriculum and Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) for medical students. Ms. Yamulla also serves as director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Read the full article on Katharine Yamulla, M.A.

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., left, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, welcomed New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, center, newly appointed chair of the senate health committee, and assembly member Thomas Abinanti, to New York Medical College at the 2019 annual legislative breakfast sponsored by the Hudson Valley Access to Care Coalition.

Paul Morris, right, human resources assistant, was honored at the Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards on March 29 by Yes She Can, a leader in job skills development for young adults with autism and related disabilities. He was joined by Westchester County Executive  George S. Latimer , and
Marjorie Madfis, M.B.A., president and executive director of Yes She Can.  View Paul Morris' speech at the Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards.

Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was an invited speaker at the National Institute of Mental Health "Workshop on Regulatory Peptides: Emerging Neurotranslational Opportunities" on March 25-26 in Bethesda, Maryland. She presented "Neuropeptide Y and PTSD: Animal Models for Treatment Efficacy and Modality."

The Department of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College and NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, under the leadership of Joseph Morales, D.D.S., professor and chair, received the Department of the Month Award from NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.

Members of the New York Medical College chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) participated in the annual White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP branch "Health Game Changer" panel discussion at the Theodore Young Community Center in White Plains, New York, on March 25. This year's theme was "The Future of Healthcare for our Communities." After the discussion students provided a newly created email account to continue the dialogue for the community to ask follow up questions. Standing from left: Chrystalia King, vice president of the White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP branch; Janice Griffith, president of the White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP branch; and Traci Furbert Gardner, M.D. '98, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of community engagement and ambulatory preceptor experience. Seated from left: Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 Reba Gillis, Michelle Abrokwa, Sheba Ebhote and Danika Dorelien.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Link - 4/4/2019 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 
Daniel Kadosh, M.D. '16 

Duke University Library - 4/3/2019
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

The Journal News - 4/2/2019
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Touro College of Dental Medicine at News

The Washington Post - 4/1/2019 
Benjamin Schwartz, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and instructor of pre-clinical dentistry

New York Medical College is not responsible for the content or accuracy of what may be reported in print or online media.


Monday, April 8
DPT Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
Department of Mental Health and Wellness Services Seminar 5:30 p.m.
Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10
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 Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health, Div. of Health Policy and Management Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Department of Mental Health and Wellness Services Seminar
5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11
6th Annual Drs. Gabor and Harriettee Kaley Endowed Lectureship
11:00 a.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health, Dr.P.H. Student Research Colloquium
3:00 p.m
Department of Mental Health and Wellness Services Seminar
5:00 p.m.

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Blood Drive

Give the Gift of Life. 

Tuesday, April 9
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hales Lobby, BSB

Schedule your appointment to donate online or call 1-800-933-2566. 

Appointments appreciated. Walk-ins welcome! 

Please bring I.D. with photo or NYBC Donor I.D. Card.

Sixth Annual Gabor and Harriette Kaley Endowed Lectureship 

Kim Andrea Dora, M.A., Ph.D. 
Professor of Microvascular Pharmacology University of Oxford and Fellow of Worcester College

Thursday, April 11
11:00 a.m. 
Chouake Auditorium, BSB


Success Through Adversity

Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Cooke Auditorium,  BSB

Department of Family and Community Medicine 

David Anthony, M.D., MSc
Associate Professor,  Director of Pre-Doctoral Education at t he Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Wednesday, May 8
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Dining Area, Ground Floor


Wednesday, May 22 
5:00 p.m. 
Carnegie Hall

Global Bioethics Initiative 
Summer School 


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