Week of May 31, 2016
Class of 2016 Gets a Rousing Sendoff at Carnegie Hall

A beautiful spring day and a host of pomp and circumstance graced the Class of 2016 when they bid farewell to New York Medical College at the 157th Commencement exercises on May 23 in Carnegie Hall. The College awarded 193 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 34 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, six doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 77 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 76 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and three doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degrees and sent forth another stellar graduating class of physicians, scientists and public health professionals into the world. View the 157th Commencement Week Activities photo gallery. Read more...

College Hosts 6th Annual Paul K. Woolf, M.D., Pediatric Trainee Research Symposium

The Department of Pediatrics held its 6th Annual Paul K. Woolf, M.D., Pediatrics Research Day on May 18 to highlight new and innovative biomedical research in pediatrics at NYMC and foster academic discussions. Four abstracts were selected for oral presentation and received awards in clinical, quality, translational and basic research categories. The event honors the memory of the late Paul K. Woolf, M.D., senior associate dean for Westchester Medical Center and associate professor of pediatrics, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 59. Read more...

NYMC Mentees Take Awards at Intel ISWEEP and ISEF

Six Westchester County high school students and NYMC mentees recently won awards at international science competitions, ISWEEEP, the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad held in Houston in April, and ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held in Phoenix in early May. Read more...

Reflections on Graduation

Recently Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, received a letter and some documents from the daughter of the late alumnus, Joseph A. Mangano, M.D. '54. Dr. Mangano, who passed away on November 7, 2014 at the age of 86, was known to many as "Dr. Joe" and he worked until the age of 83. Over the years, he had a private practice, worked in student health services at North Carolina State and provided medical care at several long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Among the documents Dr. Halperin received was a letter Dr. Mangano wrote on the night before his graduation. 

"It's known that I had arrived to become a doctor at the tender age of seven or eight. In fact it was my father's wish that his youngest son become a doctor and he was very proud that I was able to fulfill it. Few people in life can spend their working days in a career which they earnestly like. Fortunately I can say I was one of these few. Graduation is not only an ending but also a beginning. My opportunity to help the poor, the rich, the downtrodden was opened. A bright new era had dawned and the chance to gain satisfaction and gratification in my work had begun. I vow to use my ability not for selfish gains but for the betterment and the alleviation of human sufferings...," wrote Dr. Mangano. 

Also among the documents was a receipt for Dr. Mangano's first-year tuition - $771.00.

Office of Development Update

Caitlin Kirklin, M.S., right, has joined the Office of Development as the associate to the vice president, Amy S. Kahn. The newly enhanced position incorporates the traditional functions of an executive assistant along with strategic planning and operations. Ms. Kirklin has experience as a financial analyst and held roles of increasing responsibility in the Marymount Manhattan College advancement department, culminating in a position as the director of development. She holds a master's degree in higher education administration. 

Steven Mark, center, has been named director of development, recognizing an enhanced role on the development and alumni relations team. Formerly, the major gifts officer, Mr. Mark has demonstrated his leadership skills serving as interim vice president, overseeing the successful 2015 Founder's Dinner, managing the Board of Advisors and maintaining stability in a time of transition. He will continue to supervise staff and serve as the primary liaison with the Board of Advisors. 

Lisa Kaurich, left, has been named assistant director of development, reflecting her additional responsibility overseeing the management of the new Alumni Council of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and other special projects including managing the content of the department's new pages. Ms. Kaurich previously held the title of annual giving officer and her primary role remains as a fundraiser, cultivating relationships and soliciting donors.

Cori Abikoff, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, presented "Results of Human Placental Derived Stem Cells (HPDSCs) Combined with Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation in Children with Malignant and Non-malignant Diseases" at the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC) Educational Program held in conjunction with the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology meeting in Minneapolis, May 11 - 14. 

Amy Ansehl, D.N.P., FNP- BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice and executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population, who serves as chairman and president of the board of directors of the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., presented the keynote address during their celebration of National Nurses Week to a group of nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, social workers, home health aides and administration in White Plains on May 12. The agency provides home-health services in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess Counties and serves as a post-acute practice site for NYMC medical students and a rotation site for NYMC speech-language pathology and public health practicum students. 

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. , chancellor and chief executive officer, was honored as a Westchester Magazine 2016 Healthcare Hero on May 19. 

Jessica Hochberg, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, presented "Final Phase I Results of Mitoxantrone in Combination with Clofarabine in Children with Refractory/Relapsed Acute Leukemia" in the best abstract session at the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (ASPHO) meeting held in Minneapolis, May 11 - 14. 

Katerina Chapman and MegAnn McGinnis, students in the Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion program in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, were selected for the competitive Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health summer internship program. They secured two of the 28 summer projects available around the country and both were the agencies' first choice. Ms. Chapman will be working in Montana assisting the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council to evaluate a youth prevention program intended to "reduce underage drinking and promote holistic wellness." Ms. McGinnis will be working with the Vermont Department of Health and Mental Health to assist in the evaluation of a depression screening program conducted at well child visits. 

Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor of pathology, and Gary M. Williams, M.D., professor of pathology, participated in the annual meeting of the Genetic Toxicology Association, held on the campus of the University of Delaware, May 4 - 6. Drs. Kobets and Williams presented the poster "Structure-activity Relationship in Genotoxicity of Aalkenylbenzenes in Turkey and Chicken Egg Fetal Liver." Dr. Kobets received a travel grant to attend.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Westchester Magazine - 5/20/2016
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Faculty News

AHC Media - 5/26/2016
Mark S. Rosenberg, D.O., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

Hamlet Hub - 5/26/2016
Bart W. Silverman, D.M.D., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine 

The Journal News - 5/26/2016 
Peter L. Richel, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

The Journal News - 5/25/2016 
Michael J. Reilly, Dr.Ph. '10, M.P.H., director of Center for Disaster Medicine, associate professor of environmental health science, and associate professor of clinical emergency medicine

Aspen Times - 5/20/2016
Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., director of biomedical ethics and humanities

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

Monday, May 30
NYMC Closed; Memorial Day All Day
Tuesday, May 31
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m. 
Wednesday, June 1
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar 1:00 p.m. 

158 th Commencement

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Carnegie  Hall
New York, NY

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