Week of May 20, 2019
Employees Celebrated for Years of Service 

It was an unusually chilly morning on May 14, but the New York Medical College (NYMC) community filled the tent with warm spirits and collegiality as a collective gesture of appreciation for the years of service provided by their colleagues. The 31st Annual Employee Recognition breakfast, hosted by the Office of Human Resources, celebrated those employees who were marking five-year work milestones, from five through 45-years of service. 

Among them was Liza Markley, second from left, administrator of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, who celebrated her 45th anniversary working for the College. Ms. Markley, who started working for the College in 1974, credits NYMC's warm and collegial community for inspiring her to spend her career at the College. "I enjoy all aspects of my job but it's the people I work side-by-side with that have driven my enthusiasm to strive for excellence in my work," she explains. "The NYMC community is so special to me because of the wonderful people who comprise it." Read the full article and view the 31st Annual Employee Recognition Photo gallery.

Convocation of Thanks Offers Closure to Students and Families of Donors 

The 31st Annual Convocation of Thanks on May 10, provided members of the School of Medicine Class of 2022, the Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2020 and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021, an opportunity to express thanks to those who donated their bodies and served as their first patients to teach them human anatomy. It also served as a memorial service and provided closure for the families and friends of the body donors. Students articulated their gratitude using music, song, poetry and prose. A tree was ceremoniously planted outside of the Medical Education Center in honor of the anatomical donors and after the ceremony, students met with the families and friends of the donors to learn more about the individuals who had already taught them so much. View the 31st Annual Convocation of Thanks Photo gallery.

Looking Back: The History of New York Medical College 

The History of New York Medical College highlights the College's rich history of excellence and diversity in medical education and heritage as the oldest and largest private health sciences institution in the United States. These stunning pages take the reader on a journey through time -- beginning with the College's founding in 1860 through 2017. Order your copy today.
NYMC Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 

On May 15, members of the New York Medical College (NYMC) community came together to commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month and to reflect upon the complexity of the Jewish experience in America with a movie screening of the documentary Big Sonia . Hosted by the Health Sciences Library, the movie showcases the story of Sonia Warshawski, a 91-year -old Holocaust survivor, who uses her experiences of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager to inspire  countless people who once felt their traumas would leave them broken. Read the full article on Big Sonia.

Grand Opening is Set for the Café 

New York Medical College (NYMC) is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Café in the Basic Sciences Building is set for Wednesday, May 29. To celebrate the opening, the Café will be offering free samples between noon and 2:00 p.m. The Café will feature Starbucks coffee and drinks including seasonal favorites, breakfast pastries, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, candy, snacks, as well as toiletry and convenience items. NYMC branded apparel and gift items will also be available. Read the full article on the Café grand opening.

Members of the Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley (CEHCHV), participated in a two-day conference at the Edith Macy Conference Center, in Briarcliff Manor, New York, on May 9 and 10, with personnel from six other such centers across New York State. From left: Lisa Monchil, respiratory therapist and research coordinator at the CEHCHV; Cathy Kim, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director, CEHCHV; Sankaran Krishnan, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and associate professor of clinical public health; Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs; Diane Lindsay-Adler, M.S., R.D.N., dietician in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine; Zachary Messner M.P.H. '15 ; Amy Brown, M.D., M.Be., assistant professor of pediatrics; Vanessa Maldonado M.S.W., LMSW, social worker in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology and Sleep Medicine; and Agnes Banquet, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics. Not pictured: Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP-BC, associate dean of student experience, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine.


Faculty News

May/June 2019

Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics 
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy 

Cary L. Hirsch, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of medicine 

Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine 

David E. Asprinio, M.D., professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery and pharmacology, and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Christine M. Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine 

Just the Facts: 
Tanya Dutta, M.D., M.A., clinical assistant professor medicine and assistant professor of radiology

Infectious Diseases Consultant - 5/15/2019 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology, and vice chair of medicine for research and development

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today - 5/15/2019
Alexander Hall, D.M.D., clinical practice leader, assistant director of removable prosthodontics and associate professor of dental medicine 
Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., clinic practice leader and assistant professor of dental medicine 
Bert Goldfinger, D.D.S., director of pre-clinical and associate professor of dental medicine 
Shreya Jha, TouroCDM Class of 2020 

Strategist - 5/16/2019
Rebecca Block, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine

The Journal News - 5/14/2019
Touro Dental Health 
Cody Novotny, TouroCDM Class of 2020 
Tim Litz, TouroCDM Class of 2020 
Eric Wachs, D.M.D., director of oral and maxillofacial surgery, clinical associate professor of dental medicine, course director for ethics and professionalism in dentistry

Affiliate News

Patch - 5/10/2019
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center on Disability and Health 
Ansley Bacon, Ph.D., M.A., professor emeritus, Institute of Public Health

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Monday, May 20
World Hypertension Day 9:00 a.m.
GSBMS Commencement Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)
12:00 p.m.
SHSP and GSBMS Graduation Rehearsal
3:00 p.m.
Department of Physical Therapy Recognition Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
Department of Speech-Language Pathology Recognition Ceremony 4:30 p.m.
SHSP Dean's Dinner and Award Reception (by invitation only)
5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21
SOM Commencement Rehearsal 9:00 a.m.
SOM Honors Day Ceremony
11:00 a.m.
SOM Lunch Reception
12:45 p.m.
SOM Distribution of Attire and Yearbooks
1:30 p.m.
SOM Military Pinning Ceremony (by invitation only)
3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
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.
160th Commencement
5:00 p.m.

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Digitouch Health LLC, a member of the BioInc@NYMC, is hosting free blood pressure screenings for all NYMC community members. 

Monday, May 20
9:00 a.m. 
Hales Lobby, BSB

Stop by for your free screening.


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

Global Bioethics Initiative 

Summer School 


Open June 3 
Through August 29 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

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