Week of May 11, 2015
Office of the Registrar Rolls Out Self-Service Portal for Students

The Office of the Registrar is pleased to announce the new Student Self-Service Portal. Students in all three schools now have real-time online access to their academic records and student services. The Student Self-Service Portal allows students to view grades, view or print unofficial transcripts, update addresses, phone numbers and emergency contacts, and view holds and current class schedules. Read more...


Peer to Peer Committee Recognizes Role Models at NYMC
The student Peer to Peer (P2P) committee has developed the Professionals of NYMC program to provide a forum for students to recognize each other as peer role models. The program showcases students who demonstrate the ideals valued most by other students as future health care professionals. The initiative aims to recognize students who embody NYMC's core graduation competencies, including outstanding acts of patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration and professionalism. The P2P committee hopes to inspire all members of our community to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Each month nominated individuals will be featured in InTouch. Have you seen a student do something awesome and inspiring? Send your nominations to [email protected] so they can be recognized as a Professional of NYMC! Many students have already been acknowledged by their peers for outstanding acts of kindness or patient care. Read more about them here...

NYMC Unveils Historic Letter by Charles Darwin 

At the end of April as Stephen Piccolo Jr., senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer, was cleaning out his office in preparation for his upcoming retirement, he made an important discovery in the back of his closet-a letter written by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and a photo and signature from Edward Jenner (1749-1823). Read more...


Four Faculty Members are 2015 Healthcare Heroes

Four NYMC faculty members are among ten health care professionals to be honored with Westchester Magazine's 2nd Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards and profiled in the May 2015 issue of the magazine: Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics and distinguished lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Practice; William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology; Erik A. Larsen, M.D., clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology. Nominations were sought from the community for individuals in all health care settings for making a significant impact, going beyond the call of duty, demonstrating excellence and their commitment to the community and life-long professionalism. They will be honored at the Healthcare Heroes luncheon on May 14 at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, N.Y. For more information, please visit www.westchestermagazine.com/healthcareheroes

Sherlita Amler, M.D.
William Frishman, M.D.
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D.
Erik A. Larsen, M.D.






Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, chaired a symposium, "Cord Blood Stem Cells: Biology, Banking and Future Clinical Applications," at the Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting held in San Diego, April 25 - 28.




Andrew W. Grose, M.D., left, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, and third-year medical students Azlyn Goff, center, and Alexey Abramov, presented "Development of a Threat and Error Management-based Clinical Observation Safety Audit" at the 17th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation 2015 Congress held in Austin, Tex. on April 29-May 1.




Tetyana Kobets, M.D., assistant professor of pathology, was granted the Early Stage Investigator Travel Award for the 2015 Genetic Toxicology Association meeting held at the University of Delaware in Newark Del., May 5-7. Her poster abstract was entitled "In Ovo Genotoxicity Assay, an Alternative Model for Evaluation of Chemical-Induced Genotoxicity."




D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, completed the Global Health Leadership Forum at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health held in Berkely, Calif, April 18 - 22.






Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, associate professor of public health practice, health policy and management, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine and global health program director, center, was an inaugural fellow of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Second-year medical students Susanna Moore, left, a member of NYMC's chapter of AMWA, and Caroline Mullis, Region 2 Director for AMWA student organization, joined her at AMWA's centennial celebrations with her in Chicago April 23-26.




Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, cell biology and anatomy, medicine, and pathology, presented the Irvin M. Cushner Memorial Lecture,  "Mitochondrial Transfer for Curbing Oocyte Aging and Treating Genetic Disorders: There is a Responsible Way" at the 2015 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting held in San Francisco on May 4.




New York Medical College Leadership News:

Huffington Post -- 5/4/2015 

Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Faculty News:

Daily Voice (all editions) -- 5/1/2015 
Sherlita Amler, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Distinguished Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Practice
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology
Erik A. Larsen, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology

ScienceMag -- 5/1/2015 

Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy 

Affiliate News:

Daily Voice (All Editions) -- 5/7/2015 
Westchester Medical Center

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

NJ Spotlight -- 5/8/2015 

Saint Michael's Medical Center

NJ.com -- 5/7/2015 

Saint Michael's Medical Center

Mid-Hudson News -- 5/7/2015 
Westchester Medical Center
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital 

John A. Savino, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery

Patch (All Editions) -- 5/1/2015 

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

Alumni News:

Westfair Online -- 5/1/2015 

Robert A. Herzlinger, M.D. '69 

MONDAY, MAY 11 
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar 3:00pm
TUESDAY, MAY 12 
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00am
Department of Family and Community Medicine Research Day 1:30pm
WEDNESDAY,MAY 13 
Department of Medicine, Divion of Gastroenterology Seminar 8:00am
Department of Pediatrics 2015 5th Annual Paul K. Woolf, M.D. Research Day 8:00am
Department of Pharmacology Seminar 10:30am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 11:30pm
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar 2:00pm
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds 4:00pm
THURSDAY, MAY 14 
Touro Biology Education Program Information Session 5:00pm
FRIDAY, MAY 15 
Alumni Open House, Tour and Lecture 9:00am
Department of Micorbiology and Immunology Ph.D. Dissertation Defense 3:00pm
Office of Continuing Medical Education - Heal Thyself 3:00pm

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For the latest information and news on the LCME re-accreditation process and progress click here.





27th Annual Employee Recognition


Tuesday, May 12

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Administration Building Tent


To honor employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service




Family and Community Medicine Research Day

Tuesday, May 12
19 Skyline Drive,  GS-F46
(Dining Room & Annex)


"Key Lessons and Findings After 20 Years of Family Medicine Research"


Carlos JaƩn, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Chairman, American Board of Family Medicine, Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

1:30 p.m. Poster Presentations 


3:00 p.m. Introductory Remarks 


3:15 p.m. Keynote Address


4:00 p.m. Oral Presentations 


4:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner 
6:00 p.m. Awards Presentations 
RSVP  here





156th Commencement Exercises


Thursday, May 21

5:00 p.m.

Carnegie Hall



View the full commencement activities calendar here.



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