Week of August 5, 2019

David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., Is Named Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine

David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A.,   has been  re- appointed  director of the Center for Disaster Medicine  (CDM)  at N ew York Medical College (NYMC).  He has  served as the Center's interim director since May of 2018   and medical director  since May 2013 . Dr. Markenson's  ties to the  CDM   began   when he co - founded the C enter  in 2005   before relocating to  Sky Ridge Medical Center  in Colorado  as chief medical officer.  The internationally recognized expert in disaster and emergency medicine is  once again adopting the  role  as director of the  CDM  at NYMC .

Second-Year Medical Student Participates in Inaugural AAMC Leadership Conference

Part of a select group of medical students from across the nation, Kelsey O'Hagan, School of Medicine Class of 2022, fifth row, far left, represented the values of New York Medical College (NYMC) when she attended the inaugural Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) RISE leadership conference in Washington, D.C., on June 21 - 23.

Hales Lobby Gets a Makeover

At any given moment of the day, pass through the Hales Lobby in the Basic Sciences Building and you'll likely find it filled with students enjoying the newly renovated space-studying, socializing or just relaxing. The freshly painted and carpeted space has been reconfigured to accomodate seating for 80 with a combination of couches, ottomans, tables and chairs including high-tops and seating booths. In addition, the space was renovated to include 24 new electrical outlets and 20 USB outlets. The NYMC community can also utilize two new standalone charging stations with the capacity to charge eight phones each-one in the Hales Lobby and the other in the Health Sciences Library.

NYMC Welcomes SOM Class of 2023

Before officially embarking on their studies  at  New York Medical College, the  School of Medicine Class of 2023  marked  the beginning of their paths toward becoming physicians  with a week of Transition to Medical School activities .

Center for Disaster Medicine Provides Mass Casualty Triage Training to NYU Langone

The Center for Disaster Medicine took its expertise on the road and gave an eight-hour Principles and Application of Mass Causality course to emergency department clinicians and other physicians at New York University (NYU) Langone Hospital-Brooklyn on July 22. The course is designed to refresh the knowledge of medical professionals who would be responsible for the initial triage of victims following a disaster such as a mass shooting.


Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, gave an invited talk on July 10, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, at the Aqua 2019 meeting of Ecuador's National Aquaculture Chamber. Ecuador exports nearly 90,000 tons of shrimp a year to the United States (roughly 8,000 metric tons), and there is concern in the industry regarding employment of antimicrobials in this activity. Dr. Cabello discussed his work with Henry P. Godfrey, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, and their collaborators' on antimicrobial use in the aquacultural environment in the context of the One Health paradigm and their relationship to the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. 

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, was appointed to serve as a member of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review Cancer Prevention Study Section, for a four-year term beginning in July. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Matthew McIntyre, School of Medicine Class of 2020, was awarded a prestigious 2019 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. He will conduct research, "The Impact of Multi-System Abnormalities on Injury Outcomes in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Alcohol Intoxication" under the mentorship of Rifat Latifi, M.D., FACS, FICS, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.
Friday, August 9 
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Willner Lobby, MEC, Basic Sciences Building (BSB)
Wednesday, September 18 
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Wednesday, August 7
8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Friday, August 9
12:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Library Webpage Re-launch
Wednesday, August 14
8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Wednesday, August 21
8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Monday, September 2
All Day NYMC Closed: Labor Day
Wednesday, September 18
5:00 p.m.
NYMC Founder's Dinner
Wednesday, September 25 4:00 p.m. 26th Annual Faculty Author Celebration

Thomas Preston, Ph.D.,   d ean of  New York Medical College from 1920 to 1921, was married to  Frances Cleveland , the widow  of U.S. President Grover Cleveland?

Faculty News

Maureen Kennedy, B.A., B.S., M.S. '04, Dr.P.H. '11, assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology

A Modern Approach to Disasters
EMS World Online - 7/31/2019
Kevin L. Pohlman, M.Ed., NRP, CCEMT-P, EMT-T, CHSE, CHSOS, NHDP-BC, assistant director, Center for Disaster Medicine, assistant professor, Institute for Public Health

For a Torn A.C.L., Considering Repair Rather Than Replacement
The New York Times - 7/29/2019
Howard J. Luks, M.D. '91, M.S. '90, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and medicine

BioInc@NYMC News
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Dentistry Today Online - 8/2/2019

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