Week of August 22, 2016
NYMC is Proud to Share Previews and Progress

NYMC welcomed a contingent of Westchester leaders and government officials to campus on August 17 for a midday tour to highlight the growth at BioInc@NYMC and give a sneak preview of the renovations at the recently-opened Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College located at 19 Skyline Drive. The tour included an opportunity to meet with current BioInc clients and a visit to the 112-seat dental simulation lab currently under construction. View the photo gallery here.
From left:  Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A ., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs;  William M. Mooney III, Director of the Westchester Office of Economic Development;  D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean, School of Medicine;  Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., director, BioInc@NYMC and associate dean for academic administration;  Amy Allen, vice president of the Westchester County Association; NYS Senator  Terrence Murphy ; and NYS Assemblyman  Thomas J. Abinanti.
From left: Dental student  George Rubin William M. Mooney III, Director of the Westchester Office of Economic Development; John Ravitz, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Business Council of Westchester; dental student  Jennifer Mehrens Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., TCDM senior associate dean for academic and administrative affairs; NYS Senator  Terrence Murphy Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., TCDM founding dean;  Amy Allen, vice president of the Westchester County Association;  Laurence Gottlieb , president and chief executive officer of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation; dental student  Jessica Li Edward F. Farkas, D.D.S., TCDM senior associate dean for clinical affairs and chairman of dentistry;  Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. , dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs; dental student  Jaleel Bolden ; and NYS Assemblyman  Thomas J. Abinanti.

BioInc@NYMC Welcomes Newest Client Sapience Therapeutics Inc.

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a preclinical-stage biotechnology company focused on advancing novel therapeutics for major unmet medical needs, is the newest client of BioInc@NYMC, the Hudson Valley's only biotechnology incubator co-located within a health sciences college campus with a mission of finding new ways to prevent and treat human disease and disability. Sapience's drug development program involves translating science into novel therapies and includes targeting a protein that promotes the growth of numerous types of tumors, including glioblastoma, the most severe and deadly form of brain cancer.  D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., center, dean, School of Medicine, and  Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., right, director, BioInc@NYMC and NYMC associate dean for academic administration, welcomed  Barry Kappel, Ph.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer of Sapience Therapeutics, to the incubator.  Read more...

Let's Celebrate Together: Founder's Dinner Set for September 18

New York Medical College will host its annual Founder's Dinner on September 18 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The elegant fundraising gala will honor two distinguished individuals for their commitment to NYMC and the larger medical community: Ronald F. Poe, and David E. Asprinio, M.D. Special faculty recognition will be given to Mario Inchiosa, Ph.D., and Kathryn McGoldrick, M.D.  Read more...


NYMC Shows Support for the Missing Type Campaign

What's in a letter? A lot if one of those letters is A, B or O. You may have noticed those letters have gone missing from the NYMC sign in front of Sunshine Cottage. The letters, A, B and O, have been removed to show support for the Missing Type Campaign, launched to spread awareness about the importance of donating blood. Currently there is an emergency blood shortage in New York and in the past decade, there has been a 40% drop in blood donors resulting in a profound shortage of blood in the world and putting thousands of lives at risk. You can show your support for the Missing Type Campaign by removing the letters A, B and O from signage, signatures, postings, and publications to highlight the need for new blood donors and you can register for the NYMC blood drive on Tuesday, September 6 in the BSB. Walk-ins are welcome or you can call the New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-BLOOD (2556) to schedule an appointment. Read more...

GSBMS Welcomes New Cadre of Students

Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, left photo far right, was pleased to welcome new students, including the latest cohorts of Ph.D. candidates, left, and Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) students, to orientation activities and the start of the academic year. View the photo gallery here .


New Mini-Mart is Now Available in Skyline Drive

A new mini-mart machine is now available on the ground floor behind the elevator bank in Skyline Drive and offers a selection of entrees, salads and wraps. The Glatt Kosher selections are prepared daily by Doc's CafĂ©  and include vegetarian options, yogurt, fruit and burgers, hot dog and chicken tender combinations. A menu and a list of ingredients are posted next to the machine.

Mini-Mart Operating Instructions
  • Swipe your credit card on the left side of the machine.
  • Open door when instructed.
  • Remove product(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Close door after selection is made.
  • Once the door closes, ALL sales are final.
  • If an item is removed for viewing and NOT placed back in its original location, you will be charged. The machine recognizes a sale by weight and any item not placed back in its original location will be recognized as a sale. 

Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, was invited by the Division of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki, Finland, to serve as an opponent for a Ph.D. dissertation examination on antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in Baltic marine sediments impacted by aquaculture this past June. The opponent is an honorific and traditional position in Finnish and other Nordic universities whose responsibility is to read the dissertation and extensively question the Ph.D. candidate at a public examination and ceremony that usually lasts two hours or more.  While in Helsinki, Dr. Cabello presented two invited lectures on two different aspects of his research. He participated in a symposium at the University of Helsinki on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Aquatic Environment with a talk, "Antimicrobials and aquaculture: a public health issue?" The second lecture " Borrelia burgdorferi enzootic cycle: the role of the stringent response in its persistence," was presented at the University of Helsinki Department of Bacteriology and Immunology of the Faculty of Medicine's Haartman Institute.
Camille A. Clare M.D., M.P.H., center, interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received the National Medical Association (NMA) Scroll of Merit Award, the organization's highest award. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the NMA 114 th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Los Angeles on July 30. The NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. Dr. Clare is pictured with Edith Mitchell, M.D., the 116th president of the NMA and Garfield Clunie, M.D., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NMA.
Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, was invited to present the First Annual Leonard Steinfeld Research Symposium, sponsored by the Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York, held at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on May 18. Dr. Gewitz presented, "Researching the Researchers: Insights into the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Pediatric Cardiology."

Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D.,  professor of cell biology and anatomy, co-organized a symposium on July 29 on "The vertebrate limb as an evolving dynamical system" at the meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Uppsala, Sweden. He presented "Dynamics and phylogenomics of the two-galectin tetrapod limb patterning network."


New York Medical College Leadership News

Biospace - 8/12/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

The Huffington Post - 8 /8/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Nyack News and Views - 8/8/2016
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

TradeLine - 8/10/2016

Faculty News
Westchester Family Magazine - 8/18/2016
Priya S. Prashad, M.D., M.Sc.E., assistant professor of pediatrics
Reader's Digest - 8/16/2016
Julian M. Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, physiology and medicine and director of the Center for Hypotension
Psychiatric News - 8/15/2016
Jack Drescher, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
Prevention Magazine - 8/11/2016
Steven A. R. Murphy, M.D., assistant professor of medicine
Irish America - 8/11/2016
William Campbell, Ph.D., was adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology, from 1985 to 2010
HealthDay - 8/10/2016
Ronald I. Jacobson, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics
The Peekskill Post - 8/8/2016
Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor of pathology

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

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Wednesday, August 24
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 25
SHSP M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. New Student Orientation 5:30 p.m.

Movie Night 

Let There Be Light (1946)

Tuesday, September 13 
5:00 p.m. 
Cooke Auditorium
Basic Sciences Building 

Founder's Dinner

Let's Celebrate Together

September 18
DoubleTree Hilton
Tarrytown, NY  10591

Click here for more info.

Author Recognition
23rd Annual NYMC Faculty Author Celebration

Tuesday, September 20
4:00 p.m. 
Basic Sciences Building 

This is event is to recognize faculty authors who published in 2015.

Click here for more info.

Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC

Grand Opening

September 28
2:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Click here for more info.

School of Medicine

Class of 2020
White Coat Ceremony

October 28
10:00 a.m.
SUNY Purchase
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577 

Click here for more info.

Stay Connected with the New NYMC App

NYMC is pleased to announce the new NYMC app available for free download in the Apple App Store and on Andriod via Google Play. Highlights of the app include campus audio tour, walking directions, campus map, and easy connections to the NYMC calendar, campus store, IT helpdesk and more.

2016 Westchester Doctors of Distinction Call for  Nominations

Recognize the physicians who make an impact each and every day on people's lives.

For more information and to nominate, click here.

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