Week of May 18, 2015

Dr. Jan K. Richardson Will Address the Class of 2015

A pioneer in physical therapy practice, education, and research, Jan K. Richardson P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAPTA, will address the Class of 2015 at the 156th Commencement exercises. The traditional pomp and ceremony of graduation will take place at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. Dr. Richardson, who holds the titles, professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine; past president, American Physical Therapy Association; past president, Association of Rheumatology Professionals of the American College of Rheumatology; and past president, Physical Therapy Fund, will inspire the graduates with her keynote address, "Greatness is Yours for the Taking." Read more...

NYMC Celebrates 27th Annual Employee Recognition Program

More than 115 employees of New York Medical College were honored at the 27th Annual Employee Recognition Program on May 12. The breakfast celebration paid tribute to employees celebrating anniversaries of five-year increments up to 35 years of service in the 2015 calendar year. Retirees also came back to campus to catch up with their colleagues. Read more...



View the NYMC Corporate Citizenship Award Video

Last month NYMC was honored with the Corporate Citizenship Award by the Business Council of Westchester at the annual Business Hall of Fame Gala. View the video here.

NYMC Ranks in Top Ten Med Schools with the Most Applicants

The New York Medical College School of Medicine ranked in the top ten medical schools with the most applicants in 2014 according to U.S. News & World Report. Read more...




Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, left, received the Kosciuszko Foundation's (KF) Pioneer Award for founding the Collegium of Eminent Scientists of Polish Origin and Ancestry, to honor and promote achievements of these scientists in the United States at the KF 80 th  Annual Dinner and Ball held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on April 25. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish-American hero who fought in the American Revolutionary War. The Kosciuszko Foundation (KF), founded in 1925, is the most prominent American-Polish national organization dedicated to promote educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland, and to increase American understanding of Polish culture and history. Four Nobel Prize winners and numerous members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and of the Polish Academy of Sciences are among M embers of the Collegium.  



John L. Gillick, M.D., PGY V, Department of Neurosurgery, presented "Targeting Glioblastoma and Its Stem Cells Using Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of the mTOR Pathway," at the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, 11th Biennial Satellite Symposium held on May 1-2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C, prior to the 2015 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, where the meeting leadership considered his abstract for oral presentation. His work was done under the supervision of Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurosurgery.



Ernest Y.C. Lee, Ph.D.,  professor and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and  Marietta Lee, Ph.D.,  professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, were invited speakers and session chairs at the Fifth Annual World Congress of Molecular and Cell Biology held in Nanjing, China, April 25 - 28. Dr. Ernest Lee presented "Cell Cycle Regulation of DNA Polymerase Delta by CRL4cdt2 which Targets the p12 Subunit for Degradation During G1/S," and Dr. Marietta Lee presented "PDIP46/Poldip3 a Potent Activator of DNA Polymerase Activity and a Novel Component of the Human DNA Replication Machinery."
Craig Shannon M.D., 
PGY V, Department of Neurosurgery, gave his NREF research fellowship award presentation, "Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury Utilizing Stem Cell Therapy in Conjunction with Anti-Inflammatory Compounds," at the NREF/AANS award talks ceremony in Washington, D.C, on May 5. Dr. Shannon is a recipient of the Research Fellowships and Young Clinician Investigator Awards of Neurological Research and Education Foundation/AANS. Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurosurger y, was his mentor.

The capstone work of students in the Health Policy and Management program in the School of Health Sciences and Practice was awarded first place in the Student Poster Competition at the New York State Public Health Association Annual Conference in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on April 23. From left: Alexis Adusei, Ubann Odigo, Zulqarnain Javed, Julia Telfer and Jillian Annunziata, presented a poster showcasing their project, Suburban County* Immunization Program, on behalf of their capstone colleagues Christina Bryce, Rosaria Camarda, Dawn French, Shukura Jacobs and Chris Wray. Their faculty advisor Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and interim chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, accompanied them to the conference. Their project seeks to address population health disparities related to access to preventive health services by proposing an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive approach to increase vaccination coverage among adult migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Suburban County, N.Y. The team was also awarded Members' Choice based on votes from NYSPHA members and conference attendees. *Name of county changed for stakeholder anonymity. 



Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, received a $2,201,085 continuation for the National Institutes of Health Program Project Grant, "Hormonal Regulation of Blood Pressure." Dr. Schwartzman, Nader G. Abraham, Ph.D., professor of medicine, and Wenhui Wang, M.D., professor of pharmacology are principal investigators on individual projects and Drs. Schwartzman and Wang lead cores.



New York Medical College News:

State Focus: New York A Startup Empire Grows In New York 

Business Facilities -- March/April Issue



U.S. News & World Report -- 5/13/2015


Westchester Magazine 914 Inc. -- 5/8/2015



Westchester Magazine -- 5/8/2015 


Faculty News:

LoHud.com -- 5/14/2015
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy

LoHud.com -- 5/14/2015
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy

CNN -- 5/14/2015

Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics


Healthline.com -- 5/8/2015

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine


Country Living -- 5/8/2015 

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine

Alumni News:

Westfair Online -- 5/14/2015

Kristina M. Benza, M.S. '13 (in basic medical sciences)

Affiliate News:

Westfair Online -- 5/8/2015
Westchester Medical Center

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital


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TUESDAY, MAY 19 
GSBMS Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony 1:30pm
GSBMS & SHSP Distribution of Academic Attire 2:00pm
GSBMS & SHSP Commencement Rehearsal 3:00pm
SHSP Speech-Language Pathology Recognition Ceremony 4:30pm
SHSP Physical Therapy Recognition Ceremony 4:30pm
SHSP Dinner and Awards Ceremony 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 
Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds 8:00am
Depatment of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds 9:00am
School of Medicine Commencement Rehearsal 10:00am
School of Medicine Distribution of Academic Attire 11:30am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00pm
Department of Pathology Research Seminar 1:00pm
School of Medicine Senior Honors Convocation 2:00pm
School of Medicine Commencement Reception 4:00pm
THURSDAY, MAY 21 
Department of Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds 8:15am
New York Medical College 156th Commencement at Carnegie Hall, NYC 5:00pm

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





HealthTech'15: Fueling Innovation in Westchester


Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19

DoubleTree Hotel
Tarrytown, N.Y.




NYMC speakers include:


Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president, government affairs; 


Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy;


Barbara L. Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health;


Kutluk Oktay, M.D.,
professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, and cell biology and anatomy;


Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., interim director, BioInc@NYMC, and associate dean for academic administration.

Click here for more information and to register.





156th Commencement Exercises


Thursday, May 21

5:00 p.m.

Carnegie Hall



View the full commencement activities calendar here.



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