Week of May 9, 2016
NYMC Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day


New York Medical College observed Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with two reflective and thought-provoking events. On May 4, the College hosted an evening of interviews and perspectives, moderated by Professor Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and included psychiatrist, author and notable NYMC alumnus,
Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. '48 ; Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Rabbi Moshe Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System; and Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A. , chancellor and chief executive officer. On May 5, Mel Urbach, Esq. , a lawyer who has devoted his career to helping Holocaust survivors and their heirs recover funds, art and artifacts stolen during the years of Nazi terror, spoke on the significance of this unique occupation. View the photo gallery here . Read more...

Capstone Projects Address Challenging Issues

Master of Public Health students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice celebrated an important milestone in their academic programs with last week's capstone presentations. Capstone projects match small groups of students with outside organizations to address, analyze and provide potential solutions for a problem affecting health, health care or health care delivery. For students, this is an important opportunity to put the knowledge and skills gained at NYMC to the test in real-world projects. Participating organizations and stakeholders benefit from those tools and from the fresh perspective the students bring to their work. 

Thi s year's projects were rooted in challenging issues, including evaluating a teen pregnancy prevention program in White Plains; developing an emergency food distribution plan in the event of a county-wide disaster; and an analysis of tuberculosis-related health care and emergency services to undocumented immigrants in Queens, N.Y. Two of the projects presented won first and second place, as well as the Members' Choice Award at the New York State Public Health Association's (NYSPHA) 66th Annual Meeting and Conference (See next story).

SHSP Students Win Poster Competition at NYSPHA Annual Meeting

Students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice were well represented at the New York State Public Health Association's (NYSPHA) 66th Annual Meeting and Conference that took place on April 21 and 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The theme of this year's conference was "Building a Healthier Future through Collaboration." Five NYMC student posters were presented, three of them winning first, second and third place and a Members' Choice Award. Read more...

School of Medicine Office of Admissions Offers Second-Look Program for Accepted Students

The School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Admissions and SOM Student-2-Student Network hosted a Second-Look Program for accepted applicants to learn more about life as a NYMC medical student on April 14 and 15. More than 140 accepted applicants and their guests attended the two-day event that included special lectures, medical student panel discussions, tours and hands-on activities at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Anthony M. Sozzo, M.S.Ed., M.A., associate dean for student affairs and director of student financial planning and student activities, gave participants some insight on financing a medical education.

Jeffrey Aston, School of Medicine Class of 2017, was awarded a 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. He will investigate a novel approach to tissue expander breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrix at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Mark Herceg, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, and Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health, was elected to the executive board of the Sports Neuropsychology Society. 

Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76
, professor of pediatrics, division of newborn medicine and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was honored with the inaugural Lily Pedro Award for Excellence by the Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, an all-volunteer public charity dedicated to promoting public awareness and advancing research on Necrotizing Enterocolitis. 

Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.
, associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. studies, was elected vice president of the New York State Public Health Association for a two-year term starting July 1.


Faculty News
News 12 - 5/5/2016 
Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics 

Nephrology News 5/5/2016 
Renee Garrick, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and vice dean for Westchester Medical Center

The Aspen Times - 5/2/2016
Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities 

Patch.com - 5/2/2016 
Yasir Khan was mentored by Dana Mordue, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

ABC 7 Eyewitness News - 4/30/2016 
Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology 

Poughkeepsie Journal - 4/28/2016
Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News
InformNNY - 4/29/2016

Dental Town - 4/25/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO

Affiliate News

HealthCareBusiness - 5/3/2016 
Saint Michael's Medical Center 

MorristownGreen.com - 5/3/2016 
Saint Michael's Medical Center 

Bloomberg - 5/2/2016
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.

Tuesday, May 10
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Grand Rounds 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar 1:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 12
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds
8:15 a.m.
School of Health Sciences and Practice Dean's Lecture Series 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13
School of Medicine Convocation of Thanks 1:00 p.m.
Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Student Evaluation Beyond Multiple-Choice Assessments: A Twenty-Five Year Perspective

Tuesday, May 10
 5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
 Annex Boardroom
Ground Floor South 

Julia C. de la Garza, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pathology 
Assistant Director, Pathology/ Pathophysiology Teaching Program, Department of Pathology

Click here for more information.

School of Health Sciences and Practice 

Dean's Lecture Series

Maternal and Neonatal Health & Birthing Kit Foundation

Thursday, May 12
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ground Floor

Joy O'Hazy, MBBS 
Diploma of Obstetrics RANZCOG Certificate of Family Planning  

The event is open to the public.  Click here for more  information. 

School of Medicine

Convocation of Thanks

Friday, May 13
1:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC) 

The class of 2019 will conduct the 28th Annual New York Medical College Memorial Service.

All students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Click here for more information. 

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.

InTouch is New York Medical College's e-newsletter distributed to all students, faculty and staff, published during the academic year by the Office of Public Relations. Suggestions for story ideas are always welcome. Please email your comments and inquiries to Public Information Editor Lori-Ann Perrault at [email protected].

Please do not unsubscribe to this e-newsletter. Unsubscribing will remove you from all NYMC Public Relations e-mails.