Week of June 11, 2019
BioInc@NYMC Is Expanding 

With construction already underway, BioInc@NYMC announced its plans to add an additional 9,500 square feet to the biotechnology incubator in order to make room for up to 20 additional startup companies. The expansion is expected to be completed just as BioInc prepares to celebrate five years since it first opened its doors. Launched in October 2014 at 7 Dana Road, today the mid-Hudson Valley's only fully-equipped biotechnology incubator on a health sciences college campus houses nine biomedical startups employing more than 50 people. Read the full article on the BioInc@NYMC expansion.

Evening Honors Volunteer Preceptors 

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education hosted its annual Preceptor Appreciation and Awards Banquet, on the evening of June 5 in the Skyline dining room, to recognize the preceptors who volunteer their time and offer their supervision, guidance and skill to medical students in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine course. This year, more than 30 physicians celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service in the program were honored. Read the full article and view the Preceptor Appreciation and Awards Banquet photo gallery.

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., FAHA, FACE, far right, dean of the School of Medicine, was a speaker at the Metropolitan Hospital Medical Board Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on June 6 at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, New York. He was joined by, from left: Marc K. Wallack, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan; Alina Moran, M.P.A., chief executive officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and a member of the New York Medical College Board of Trustees; Bijan Safai, M.D., D.Sc., professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and chief of dermatology, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan; Anthony Mirdita, chief financial officer, Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY); and Jorge Montalvo, chief operating officer, PAGNY.


Three faculty members in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) were selected by their peers and honored as recipients of the School's Annual Faculty Achievement Awards. The faculty nominated several candidates for awards in the areas of research/grantsmanship, teaching and community service and one exceptional performer in each category was selected by a committee of the faculty. The awards were presented on June 3 at the semi-annual SHSP all-faculty meeting. 

Teaching Excellence

Penny Liberatos, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Behavior and Community Health 

Excellence in Scholarship

Monica McHenry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, professor of speech-language pathology 

Community Service

Kathleen M. Kaiser, M.S., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology

New York Medical College was well represented at the 175th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, May 18 - 22. Medical students and faculty members and residents in the psychiatry residency at Westchester Medical Center, presented: 

"Buprenorphine Treatment for Bipolar Depression with Suicidal Ideation" 

Ori-Michael Benhamou, M.D., right, chief resident; Sean Lynch, left, School of Medicine Class of 2020, left; and Lidia Klepacz, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

"Depression: What's Buprenorphine Got To Do With It?" 

Ori-Michael Benhamou, M.D., left, chief resident; Sean Lynch, right, School of Medicine Class of 2020; and Lidia Klepacz, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

"Patient Interpersonal Style as an Important Determinant in Therapeutic Alliance"

Vishnupriya Samarendra, M.D., PGY2 resident; and Alexander Lerman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

"Your Trauma Does Not Define My Trauma: Our Approach in the Psychiatric ED" 

Alaa Elnajjar, M.D., right, PGY3 resident; Lidia Klepacz, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Sean Lynch, School of Medicine Class of 2020; and Sahil Munjal, M.D. 

"Neural Correlates of Deception: Current Advances and Future Perspectives" 

Hussain Abdullah, M.B.B.S., left, PGY2 resident; and Alexander Lerman, M.D., right, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

"Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: When to Test, How to Treat? A Case Presentation and Literature Review"

Kinjal Patel, M.D.
, left, PGY2 resident; and Adam Schein, M.D., right, PGY1 resident

Other presentations:

"A Clinical Conundrum: Cognitive Changes in a Patient Discovered to Have Wernicke's Encephalopathy and Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis-Which Came First?"
Bora Colak, M.D., M.P.H., PGY2 resident

"Elective Abortion: An Ethical Dilemma in the Case of an Acutely Psychotic Mother"
Sarah Vaithilingam, M.D., PGY2 resident

"Breaking the Cycle: Using Burnout Markers to Launch a Resident Wellness Program"
Alaa Elnajjar, M.D., PGY3 resident


"Gun! A Simulated Encounter With an Armed and Agitated Patient"
Alexander Lerman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Azeb Hameed, M.B.B.S., PGY3 resident; Muhammad Farooqi, M.B.B.S., PGY1 resident; Jasra Ali Bhat, M.D., chief resident


New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 6/6/2019
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, M.S., executive vice president, Touro College and University System 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 
Rabbi Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 
Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics

Faculty News

Health Central - 6/3/2019
Alice B. Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology 

Healthline - 6/4/2019 
Wilbert Aronow, M.D., professor of medicine 

HamletHub - 6/4/2019 
Abraham S. Bartell M.D., M.B.A., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

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


Wednesday, June 12
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Microbiome Conference
9:00 a.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar 
2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13
Department of Surgery Seminar
12:00 p.m.
Department of Undergraduate Medical Education Town Hall
4:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 12
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road

A conference on the microbiome with presentations from the forefront of basic research, clinical practice and the evolving industry.

School of Medicine 

with  Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., FAHA, FACE
Dean of the School of Medicine,  and the  Curriculum Redesign Steering Committee

Thursday, June 13
4:00 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium, MEC

Saturday, June 22 
Sunday, June 23
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Westchester Medical Center
Cedarwood Hall

Open June 3 
Through August 29 

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

19 Bradhurst Avenue Hawthorne, NY 

(914) 493-TICK [8425] www.nymc.edu/lddc

The School of Medicine Office of Admissions is seeking interviewers for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) 2019-20 interview season.

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