Week of June 19, 2018
Champion Future Leaders: NYMC's School of Medicine (SOM) Day of Giving
The SOM Alumni Association and a group of key donors will match the first $250,000 raised for vital medical student scholarships

On Wednesday, June 27 at noon, New York Medical College's School of Medicine will embark on its first Day of Giving, an exciting 24-hour campaign led by the SOM Alumni Association to champion NYMC's future medical leaders--the physicians of tomorrow, through investment in our School of Medicine student scholarship fund. 

During this 24-hour period, your gift to NYMC will be doubled, providing much needed scholarship assistance to our exceptionally talented medical students who will become extraordinary physicians--regardless of their financial backgrounds. 

Leading the charge in this effort, the School of Medicine Alumni Association and a group of key donors will match the first $250,000 raised for the School of Medicine Scholarship Fund on the Day of Giving (from noon on Wednesday, June 27 through noon on Thursday, June 28). Our goal is to raise at least $500,000 in just one day! All funds raised will go directly to medical student scholarships.  

Every gift will make a difference. Become an NYMC Champion and  make your gift today.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Celebrates White Coat Ceremony 

T he inaugural class of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College (TouroCDM) ceremoniously marked the transition to their clinical dental education at the White Coat Ceremony at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase on June 3. Family members and friends joined faculty and staff in celebrating this milestone for the TouroCDM Class of 2020. Donning their white coats for the first time, the Class of 2020 declared their dedication and readiness for the patient-care phase of their educational program and pledged to focus on service to the community and diverse patient populations in keeping with the mission of the school. Read the full article.

NYMC Observes World Hypertension Day 

New York Medical College observed World Hypertension Day on May 17, with free blood pressure screenings, sponsored by Digitouch Health LLC, a client of BioInc@NYMC. Marc Zemel, left, chief executive officer and co-founder of Digitouch Health, explained they are developing advanced algorithms and sensors for monitoring blood pressure, including a sensor to monitor blood pressure by pressing a button on a mobile device. Nearly 80 participants were screened with the assistance of volunteers, Jermoh Kamara, an M.P.H. student and first-year medical students Bertie Zhang and Reba Gillis. World Hypertension Day was initiated in 2005 to increase the awareness of hypertension.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Championship

The Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) at New York Medical College held its 2nd Annual Golf and Tennis Championship on June 4, at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., drawing more than 150 supporters. A dinner followed with guests including Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Sparpino Jr., officials from the New York State Police, and corporations including Henry Shein, Inc., Designs for Vision, and Brasseler USA, whose team took home first place. Proceeds from the event will support patient care at Touro Dental Health, the state-of-the-art clinical training facility which provides quality, affordable dental care for communities of the Hudson Valley, including underserved populations with limited access to care. From left: Hathaim Ennabi, D.D.S., event chair; Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean of administrative affairs; Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., dean; Donald Brockley, D.M.D., event chair; Keikilani Brockley, event chair; Jill Chafitz, event chair; and Evan Chafitz, D.M.D., event chair.

C oming Soon: Newly Refurbished Campus Store, Starbucks Café, Online Bookstore and More 

It's good news for NYMC students and Starbucks lovers alike when the existing campus store (which temporarily closes for renovations on Monday, July 9) reopens in the early fall-with a Starbucks Café, a convenience store, and expanded hours. "Now is a great time to shop for deals on books and merchandise," says Michael Rogovin, J.D., vice president of operations, "Then, when the store reopens you will be able to buy grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, snacks, and microwaveable meals, as well as College-branded merchandise and apparel, school supplies and other items. The store and café will be managed by Lessing's."

In addition to the bookstore, Doc's Café will also temporarily close for renovation on June 22 through July 2. A temporary "pop-up" café will take its place in the BSB Lobby. (Catering will not be affected by this closure). When Doc's Café reopens, "It will be with improvements to your dining experience, including renovated seating that is more comfortable and better suited for studying as well as meals with friends," Mr. Rogovin says. 

These, and other exciting improvements were recently announced in a letter from Campus Operations to the NYMC Community, which further announced, "On July 1, we will open our new, online campus bookstore for textbooks and supplies. Managed by e-Campus, the online store will offer all required course materials, new, used, and rentals, at competitive prices, and also feature a marketplace for textbooks from private sellers. Enjoy the convenience of having course materials shipped to you."

NYMC Kicks Off Six-Week Yoga Session for Faculty and Staff

Twenty-one NYMC yogis came out for the first yoga class of a free six-week session on June 13. The classes are offered on Wednesdays from 5:50 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through August 15 in the Dr. Edward F. and Mrs. Anna M. Asprinio Fitness Center. Classes are led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink.

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, and associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics, was invited to chair a session and present, "The Safety and Efficacy of Human Placental Derived Stem Cells in Combination with Unrelated Cord Blood Transplantation in Children," at the World Europe Cord Blood and Advanced Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Congress 2018 held in London, May 16 - 17. He also moderated a panel discussion, "How Can We Get More Patients Donating Cord Blood?" Dr. Cairo was also elected North America regional vice president-elect on the North America Regional executive committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapy for a two-year term.

Joseph T. English, M.D., the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was honored with an award of recognition and appreciation by the American Psychiatric Association at its annual meeting held May 5 - 9 in New York City.
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, was honored with the Edith C. Macy Award at the Westchester Children's Association 2018 Spring Benefit held on May 17 in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Michael S. Goligorsky, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, physiology and pharmacology and the Alvin I. Goodman Chair in Nephrology, presented "Expeditious Mending of Endothelial Glycocalyx in Treatment (EMET) of Cardiovascular and Renal Disease" at a clinical research seminar at the Clinical Research Institute of Rambam, Haifa, Israel on May 22. He also presented the seminar in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel on May 29.

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., center, chancellor and chief executive officer, was honored with the inaugural Friend of the Society Award from the Westchester County Medical Society at their annual meeting on June 14. He was joined by Robert G. Lerner, M.D., left, professor of medicine, and Marshal D. Peris, M.D., president of the Westchester County Medical Society.
Dana Razzano, M.D., a second-year chief resident in the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, is among 40 high-achieving pathologists, pathology residents, and medical laboratory professionals under age 40 named to the prestigious 2018 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 40 Under Forty list, spotlighting 40 highly accomplished pathologists, pathology residents, and laboratory professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the profession and stand out as the future of laboratory leadership.

Bijan Safai, M.D., D.S.C., professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology and professor of microbiology and immunology, was bestowed an honorary doctor of science degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine at their commencement ceremony on May 24 . Dr. Safai was recognized for his seminal contributions, prolific scholarships and clinical and humanitarian practice, his role on advances in dermatology, immunology and cancer, his practice of specialized dermatology, and his pivotal founding leadership role in Physician Affiliate Group of New York.

Students of the School of Health Sciences and Practice earned awards for their poster presentations at the New York State Public Health Association 68th Annual Meeting and Conference held in Glens Falls, N.Y., April 18 - 20.

First Place 

"Closing the Gaps in Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Plan Development" 

From left:  Afovi Odigo, Donna Bahroloomi, Susan Olivera-Pepin, Ikram Hussain, Omolara Animashaun 
Not pictured: Daniel Kankam, Patricio Lucio 
Mentors: Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Coral A. Matar, M.P.A., adjunct assistant professor of public health

Third Place

"Improving Access to Fresh Produce in Early Childhood Centers in Brooklyn" 

Back from left: Laura Brown, Parthener Pinder, Amanda Gonzalez, Lisa Plaza, Heena Khan and Victoria Casani 
Front from left:  Chris Spinelli, Amish Patel and  Kwaku Quist 

Mentors: Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Coral A. Matar, M.P.A., adjunct assistant professor of public health

Several members of the Department of Pharmacology Department participated in the Experimental Biology (EB) 2018 meeting, held in San Diego, April 21 - 25. 

Vidhi Dhagia, a Ph.D. candidate, presented a poster, "Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Regulate Metabolome-Transcriptome Axis and Mitochondrial Malfunction in Diabetic Hearts: Implications in Pathogenesis of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and Mending of Broken Hearts." 
Mentor: Sachin A. Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology

Gregory Joseph, a Ph.D. candidate, received an American Physiological Society Minority Travel Fellowship Award to attend the conference and gave an oral talk and a poster presentation both entitled "Laminin-β6 integrin Interaction is Crucial for Coronary Collateral Growth." 
Mentor: Petra Rocic, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology

Amanda Soler, a Ph.D. candidate, presented a poster, "Intra-Abdominal Lipectomy Reduces Large Arterial Stiffness and Blood Pressure in Metabolic Syndrome." 
Mentor: Petra Rocic, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology

Xiao-Tong Su, a Ph.D. candidate, center, presented a poster, "Kir4.1 activity is essential for dietary Na+ intake induced modulation of Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC)," and was awarded the Predoctoral Excellence in Renal Research Award. 
Mentor: Wenhui Wang, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pharmacology

Nicholas R. Ferreri, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, and Shoujin Hao, Ph.D., research associate, presented a poster, "Infrarenal silencing of TNF facilitates salt-dependent increases in blood pressure," in the session on kidney and immunity in hypertension. 

Dao-Hong Lin, M.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, presented a poster, "Kir5.1 is Associated with NEDD4-2 and is Required for High K+ Intake Induced Inhibition of Kir4.1 and NCC." 

Vidhi Dhagia, a Ph.D. candidate also presented a poster, "Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase regulates MYH11 and MYOCD expression in HDAC and miR-1 dependent manner" at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) 2018 meeting held in San Francisco, May 10-12. 
Mentor: Sachin A. Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology

New York Medical College Leadership News

Live Science - 6/7/2018 
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

New York Medical College News

Star Tribune - 6/4/2018 
Center for Long-Term Care

Faculty News

The New Yorker - 6/18/2018 
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine 

Poughkeepsie Journal - 6/14/2018 
T anya Dutta, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of medicine and radiology 

Before It's News - 6/14/2018 
Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology

New York Post - 6/4/2018 
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Payvand - 5/31/2018
Bijan Safai, M.D., D.S.C., professor of dermatology and microbiology and immunology

Westchester Business Journal - 5/29/2018 
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

The Jewish Link of New Jersey - 6/7/2018
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., M.S., dean of TouroCDM 
Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM 
Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., founding dean of TouroCDM 
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Cosmopolitan - 5/25/2018
 Aaron E. Yancoskie, D.D.S., associate professor at TouroCDM and adjunct assistant professor of pathology at NYMC

Affiliate News

Lower Hudson/Bronx MD News - 6/15/2018
New York Medical College and  Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD)

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Wednesday, June 20
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 28
BioInc@NYMC "The Big Idea" Workshop
5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day: College Closed
All day
Sunday, July 15
Integrative Medical Seminar for Immunology & Wellness - Clinical Practice, Science, & Technology
8:30 a.m.

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Bench-to-Bedside Seminar Series 

Network Medicine: An Approach to the Definition, Diagnosis, and Therapy of Disease in the Era of Precision Medicine 

Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Wednesday, June 20
5:30 p.m. 
MFCH Conference Room B 

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Doc's Café will be closed for renovations 

June 22 through July 2 

Grab and go salads and sandwiches, and a limited selection of cold beverages and catering services will be available.


"Their Big Idea"

Thursday, June 28
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Dining Area

BioInc & iCANny come together to bring you this event.

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4th East-West Integrative Medical Seminar for Immunology & Wellness - Clinical Practice, Science, and Technology 

Sunday, July 15
8:30 a.m.
Nevins Auditorium

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Lyme  Disease Diagnostic Center 

Now in its 30th Year 

Open Through August 30 

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

19 Bradhurst Avenue 
Hawthorne, NY 

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

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Interested in Interviewing Applicants to the School of Medicine? 

The School of Medicine Office of Admissions is seeking clinicians, faculty, staff and community members from the Westchester and greater New York metro area to serve as interviewers for the 2018-19 interview season. 

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Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy

July 23 - August 3

Global Bioethics Initiative, in collaboration with NYMC and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School hosted by the Bohemian National Hall.

Click here for more info.

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