Week of April 9, 2018
NEWS
The New Faculty Lounge is Now Open

All faculty from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice are invited to stop by and take a break from the demands of life in academia and enjoy the new faculty lounge located in the Basic Sciences Building (BSB) in Room A39. Amenities include comfortable seating, a dining area and a flat screen television. The artwork adorning the walls was donated by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer. "The new faculty lounge is the first addition to the BSB dedicated just for faculty and should provide a welcome opportunity for faculty to have academic interactions. I look forward to seeing faculty there," said Carl I. Thompson, Ph.D., president of the Faculty Senate and professor of physiology.

Medical Students Volunteer As Westchester Science and Engineering Fair Judges

It was a learning experience for all--participants and judges alike--at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF), held at Sleepy Hollow High School on March 17. A group of medical students, organized by Chelsea Sue Sicat, left, School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2021, volunteered and participated as judges at the high stakes forum showcasing the research of high school students in Westchester and Putnam counties. They were among the more than 300 judges charged with evaluating 560 projects representing 44 high schools. Read the full article...

Chancellor Halperin Hosts Museum Visit

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., second from left, chancellor and chief executive officer, and third-year medical students on their surgical rotation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, from left, Kevan Mamdouhi, Efime Popovitz, Peter Halibozek and Molly Kobritz, stepped out of the wards for a fine arts excursion to the New York University Grey Art Gallery on March 28. They travelled downtown to visit "The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal," the first U.S. museum exhibition of his drawings. He is known as the father of modern neuroscience proving that independent neurons, or nerve cells, are the building blocks of the central nervous system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906 and his detailed renderings of the brain and scientific knowledge are still widely used in medical education today. "Our visit to the museum was a great opportunity to learn more about influential historical figures in medicine while appreciating the brilliant artistic work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and how he blended science and art to make timeless and informative pieces," said Mr. Halibozek. "Perhaps the most inspiring part of seeing the works of Cajal, was the level of dedication and detail put into each work, for the purpose of broadening our knowledge of the human body," said Mr. Popovitz. "As a medical student, such an experience drives me to bring a higher level of devotion and attention to the care of our patients and to answering the puzzles in medicine that have yet to be solved."

The Latest Issue of Chironian is Now Online

The 2018 issue of Chironian is hot off the press and online. Be sure to read the latest on how NYMC is helping in the aftermath of disasters, ensuring neonates have access to breast milk, treating laryngopharyngeal reflux and pediatric dysphagia and the latest on alumni and faculty spotlights. 

ACCOLADES
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., left, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the new NYSTAR Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters at New York Medical College, following the Governor's budget announcement on February 22.

Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FAMWA, FRSPH, professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management and global health director, was presented with a special award by the medical students of the School of Medicine Sydney at the University of Notre Dame in Australia at the United Nations during the Commission of Status of Women on March 14. She was recognized for mentoring them in the concepts of understanding and working on the UN Millennium Development Goals and the current UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Members of the NYMC chapter of the Student National Medical Association, the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color, participated in the NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh Branch panel discussion "Health Disparities Affecting our Communities" at the Mount Hope AME Zion Church in White Plains, N.Y, on March 20. From left: Lena Anderson, Esq., president of the NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh Branch, Edgewood Warner, M.D. and M.P.H. candidate Class of 2019, Traci Furbert-Gardner, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and community engagement and preceptor director and health chair of the NAACP White Plains/Greenburgh chapter; Justine Anderson, Class of 2020; and Crystal DuPont, Class of 2020.

New York Medical College was well represented at the Society of Toxicology 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo held in San Antonio, March 11 - 15. NYMC presentations included: 

A Mouse Model for Human Poisoning by Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (TMDT): Parameters Influencing Intoxication and Treatment 
M. Laukova, pictured, F. Sannoh, S. Pervez, R. Rosman, M. Veillard, and M. P. Shakarjian 

Expression of Genes Involved in Xenobiotic Metabolism in the Chicken Egg Alternative Genotoxicity Model 
T. Kobets 

Role of Chemokine Signaling in Delayed Skin Inflammation following Exposure to Nitrogen Mustard 
D. E. Heck, L. B. Joseph, G. M. Composto, J. D. Laskin, and H. Kim 

Nitrogen Mustard Modulates Cell Cycle Progression via the DNA Damage Response in Human Lung Epithelial A549 Cells 
Y. Jan, D. E. Heck, D. L. Laskin, and J. D. Laskin 

Induction of DNA Damage and Stress Responses by the Sulfur Mustard Analog Mechlorethamine in Human HaCaT Keratinocytes 
Y. Jan, D. E. Heck, D. L. Laskin, and J. D. Laskin 

Structural Changes in Rabbit Eyelids following Exposure to Sulfur Mustard 
L. B. Joseph, G. M. Composto, C. R. Croutch, M. K. Gordon, R. P. Casillas, D. L. Laskin, D. E. Heck, and J. D. Laskin 

Heat Shock Protein 90 Is a Molecular Target for Sulfur Mustard and Nitrogen Mustard in Human Lung Epithelial Cells 
R. C. Rancourt, Y. Jan, D. E. Heck, D. L. Laskin, and J. D. Laskin 

Effects of N-Acetyl Cysteine on Microrna Expression and Changes in miRNA Expression Associated with Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Lead-Mediated Neurotoxicity 
H. Kim, J. D. Laskin, and D. Heck 

Detection of No-Adverse-Effect-Levels (NOAELs) for Formation of DNA Adducts by Alkenylbenzenes in the Alternative Model Turkey Egg Genotoxicity Assay (TEGA) 
G. Williams, T. Kobets, J. D. Duan, K. D. Brunnemann, C. Hickey, S. Etter, and B. Smith 

Effects of N-Acetyl Cysteine on Microrna Expression and Changes in miRNA Expression Associated with Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Lead-Mediated Neurotoxicity 
H. Kim, J. D. Laskin, and D. Heck 

Oxidative stress and DNA damage in mouse epidermis following exposure to nitrogen mustard 
D. Heck

IN THE NEWS

Faculty News

HVNN - 4/2/2018 
Baldev K. Singh, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health

HealthDay - 3/27/2018
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Obituary

The Journal News - 3/31/2018
Louis E. Fierro, M.D. '60, was a member of the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011, president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association from 1989 to 1993 and 1999 to 2004, and former faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology


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

EVENTS

Monday, April 9
Department of Pharmacology PhD Dissertation Defense
12:00 p.m.
NYMC Public Health Week with Adam Block, Ph.D.
5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 11
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
12:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
3:00 p.m.
NYMC Public Health Week with Peter Tesler, M.D., M.P.H.
3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 12
SHSP Alumni Networking Event
6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13
NYMC Public Health Week: Nutrition and Health Fair
2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19
Town Hall Meeting with Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
4:00 p.m.

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HIGHLIGHTS
NYMC Public Health Week

Obamacare and Beyond

Adam E. Block, Ph.D
.,
Assistant Professor of Public Health

Monday, April 9
5:00 p.m.
SHSP CIL

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NYMC Public Health Week 

An Introduction to Patient Safety & Risk Reduction 

Peter Tesler, M.D., M.P.H.
Regional Medical Director
Quality & Safety
Westchester Medical Center

Wednesday, April 11
 3:00 p.m. 
19 Skyline Drive 

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NYMC Public Health Week 

Nutrition and Health Fair


Friday, April 13
 2:00 p.m. 
Greenburgh Health Center

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Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas & the Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust

Howard A. Israel, D.D.S.
Adjunct Professor and Course Director for Pain and Anxiety Control at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

Tuesday, April 17
4:00 p.m.
BSB Lobby
 
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Town Hall Meeting


Thursday, April 19
4:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Ground Floor Dining

Join Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, for a State of the College update, followed by a Q&A session.

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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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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, 
Ground Floor 

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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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