Week of May 16, 2016
SHSP Hosts Fourth Annual Research and Scholarship Day 

Posters overflowed the Medical Education Center lobby at the School of Health Sciences and Practice Fourth Annual Research and Scholarship Day on May 3. Co-chairs of the event Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of clinical speech-language pathology, and Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy, were pleased to accept 39 posters for presentation. "It was truly a day to celebrate and highlight projects geared towards the health sciences and public health," said Dr. Riquelme. "We are quite proud of the quality and quantity of the research projects presented." View the SHSP Research and Scholarship Day photo gallery here. Read more...

Department of Family and Community Medicine Hosts Fourth Annual Research Day

Students, residents and faculty were happy to share their research at the Department of Family and Community Medicine's Fourth Annual Research Day on May 5. They presented their research after the keynote address "Family Medicine for America's Health," by Michael Tuggy, M.D., clinical professor of family medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and a rural family physician in the mountain valley in Winthrop, Washington. Dr. Tuggy is vice-chair of the board of Family Medicine for America's Health, a new collaboration between the eight leading family medicine organizations in the United States, established to drive continued improvement of the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of true primary care. View the photo gallery here. Read more...

Historical Footman Statues Restored and Returned to NYMC Campus

There are new faces on campus, the frog-footman and fish-footman, two characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The restored statues that used to adorn the pediatric tuberculosis hospital, now home of the Sunshine Cottage Administration building, were put in place to brighten the spirit and speed the recovery of the sick children. Those whimsical animals now have a new home along the walkway that leads to Dana Road. 

Today, those fanciful creatures represent our College's commitment to caring for the complete person and quietly convey the important message to treat the whole patient - body, mind and spirit. 

Peer to Peer Committee Announces New Professionals of NYMC

The School of Medicine Peer to Peer (P2P) Committee developed Professionals of NYMC to provide a forum for students to recognize each other as peer role models and showcase students who demonstrate the ideals valued most as future health care professionals. The initiative aims to recognize students who embody the school's core graduation competencies, including outstanding acts of patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration, and professionalism. Its purpose is to inspire all members of the NYMC community to make a positive difference in the lives of others. During each selection period, one selected winner per class will receive recognition in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) during application to residency. Have you seen a classmate do something awesome and inspiring? Send your nominations to nymcp2p@gmail.com and they may appear in the next edition of Professionals of NYMC. Read about the newest group of Professionals of NYMC here...

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy congratulated Sherlita Amler, M.D., distinguished lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Westchester County Health Commissioner, on receiving the 2016 Woman of Distinction Award in the State Capitol in Albany on May 10. 

aniel Elefant, School of Medicine Class of 2017, won the MIT Outstanding Poster Award Competition in the field of anatomy and pathology/oncology at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting held in in Seattle, May 1 - 5. He presented "Alkaline Phosphatase Enriched Exosomes as Guidance Cues in the Developing Avian Optic Chiasm" and was mentored by Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, and Sansar Sharma, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology. 

Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, participated in the second annual workshop of the program "Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena" at the University of Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science held April 20 - 23. This program, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, is based on concepts advanced in the 1990 article "'Generic' physical mechanisms of morphogenesis and pattern formation" (Development 110:1-18) by Dr. Newman and Wayne D. Comper, Ph.D., DSc. Dr. Newman was also a guest lecturer on May 3 in the course "The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, and Machines in the Age of Biotechnology" in the Department of Anthropology, Stanford University. Dr. Newman's lecture was entitled "Clones, Chimeras and Human Hybrids." 

Residents of the NYMC Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Michael's Medical Center won the Doctor's Dilemma competition held at the American College of Physicians' Internal Medicine meeting in Washington, D.C., May 5-7. Saint Michael's prevailed over 50 teams from states across the country, each representing an ACP chapter, as well as teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force and from Central America, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Southeast Asia. The Saint Michael's team, from left, Nedal Matani, M.D., Ahmad Abuarqoub, M.D., Amer Hawatmeh, M.D., Parijat Sen, M.D., and Sahitya Posimreddy, M.D., earned the right to compete and represent New Jersey after they won the state level competition in March. In the final round, Saint Michael's faced teams from the University of Indiana, the University of Pennsylvania and MedStar Health, representing Maryland.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Huffington Post - 5/11/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

New York Medical College News

Peekskill Daily Voice - 5/12/2016
Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor of pathology

Faculty News

NextAvenue.org -  5/6/2016
Howard J. Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery

The Aspen Times - 5/10/2016 
Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities

Affiliate News

Westchester Magazine - 5/10/2016 
Greenwich Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center 

Newark Inc. - 5/10/2016 
Saint Michael's Medical Center

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

Monday, May 16
Employee Recognition 
9:00 a.m. 
Anatomage Table and Radiology Suite Dedication Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17
Meet the Doctors Lecture
7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 18
Department of Medicine Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar 1:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds 4:00 p.m.
Touro Graduate School of Education Master of Science in Biology Education Information Session
5:00 p.m. 
Thursday, May 19
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds
8:15 a.m.
Graduate School of Medical Sciences Reception and Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m.
Graduate School of Medical Sciences and School of Health Sciences and Practice Distribution of Academic Attire 2:00 p.m.
Graduate School of Medical Sciences and School of Health Sciences and Practice Commencement Rehearsal
3:00 p.m.
School of Health Sciences and Practice Physical Therapy Recognition Ceremony 4:30 p.m. 
School of Health Sciences and Practice Speech-Language Pathology Recognition Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
School of Health Sciences and Practice Reception and Awards Ceremony 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 20
School of Medicine Rehearsal and Housekeeping 10:00 a.m.
School of Medicine Distribution of Academic Attire
11:30 a.m.
Department of Physiology Ph.D. Thesis Defense
2:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
School of Medicine Senior Convocation 2:00 p.m.
Employee Recognition 

28th Annual Celebration

Monday, May 16
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Administration Building Tent

All employees are invited.  Come join this breakfast celebration to honor employees with service anniversaries 

Click here for more information.

Dedication Ceremony

Anatomage Table
and Radiology Suite  

Monday, May 16
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Basic Sciences Building 
Next to the Health Sciences Library

Join us for a tour of the suite and a demo of the new equipment. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Click here for more information.

Meet the Doctors

The Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley: Helping Children and their Families Manage Asthma

Tuesday, May 17
7:00 p.m. 
Mt. Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570 

Amy Ansehl, DNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Public Health Practice
Director of Community Education and Outreach, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley 

Agnes Banquet, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Director, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley 

Click here for more information.

157th Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 23
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie  Hall
881 Seventh Avenue
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY  10019 

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