Week of September 14, 2015
Dean Miller Hosts School of Medicine Retreat

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., right, dean of the School of Medicine, convened a half-day School of Medicine strategic planning retreat for chairmen, faculty and hospital administration. He welcomed Jed Weissberg, M.D., senior fellow, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), who presented on, "Personalizing Population Care." Dr. Weissberg plays a key role in one of ICER's core programs, the California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF), while providing input and strategic guidance. He joined ICER in 2014 after a 30-year career at Kaiser Permanente, most recently as senior vice president, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, and Medical Director, Medicare Advantage, Cost and Prescription Drug Plans. The retreat also included panel discussions on teaching in the clinical moment and care in the teaching moment, and a discussion on the School's strategic direction and goals.

Adam D. Hammerman Named VP for Financial Operations
Adam D. Hammerman has been named vice president for financial operations, overseeing all aspects of NYMC's finance, accounting, financial reporting and taxes. In this role, Mr. Hammerman will be responsible for the fiscal performance of NYMC and will supervise the Controller's and Budget Offices. He joins NYMC from the Touro College and University System where he was director of budget, planning and analysis. Prior to Touro, Mr. Hammerman held finance and operations positions at the 92nd Street Y, Museum of the City of New York, and The Town School. He earned his B.A. in accounting and information systems from Queens College of the City University of New York. Mr. Hammerman assumed his new role on September 9 and reports to Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, with a dotted line reporting relationship to Melvin Ness, C.P.A., senior vice president and chief financial officer at Touro.
NYMC Joins the Good Food Farmers Network
Members of the NYMC community are invited to join the Good Food Farmers Network and sign up for weekly fresh produce delivered right to campus. Organic vegetables and fruit, grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and eggs and other specialty items are available. After 35 people sign up, farmers will begin their weekly deliveries to the front of the Medical Education Center on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. You may sign up week to week and are not locked into a contract or extended timeframe. The Good Food Farmers Network is a farmer-owned, collaborative effort among regional farms working to support sustainable agriculture and beginning farmers. Their fresh food is grown and harvested with great care, and produced without pesticides,synthetic fertilizers, or genetically-modified organisms, and with the highest degree of animal welfare and environmental stewardship. For more information and to sign up, please visit  www.goodfoodfarmers.com .


Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D.,
professor of cell biology and anatomy, received a $340,000 grant for "Effects of Low-dose Radiation on Long-term Synaptic Plasticity and Neurogenesis in Normal and Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mice" from the NASA-Ames Research Center.

Zhongtao Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, presented "Regulatory Mechanisms of Polymerase Eta by Combination of Phosphorylation and Interaction with PDIP38 (poldip2)" at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on Eukaryotic DNA Replication and Genome Maintenance, September 1 - 5.
Joseph M. Wu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was named vice chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  


New York Medical College News:

Medical School Dorms Being Built at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson
North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president for communications

Faculty News:

Pinker's Damn: A Naïve Rejection of Controls Over Genetic Engineering
Huffington Post -- 9/5/2015
Stuart A. Newman, M.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy

Find the latest information and news on the LCME re-accreditation process and progress  here .


8th Annual NYMC Free Community Health Fair 
Sunday, September 27
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Elmsford Fire Department Rear Lot
(North Ave. across from CVS)

Health Advice, Physical Therapy, Blood Pressure Screenings, Eye Exams, STD Testing, Exercise Tips, Activities for Kids

  Westchester County
Heart Walk 
Sunday, October 4
10:00 a.m.
Kensico Dam Plaza

Click here for more information.

Race for Rehab 
Sunday, October 11
9:00 a.m.
Valhalla campus

Click here for more information.
The Founder's Dinner
Thursday, October 22
DoubleTree Hilton
Tarrytown, NY 

6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. -  Dinner & Dancing
Black Tie

Click here  for more information.

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