Week of September 14, 2020
NYMC Students Encourage Voter Registration 

When Rachel Thommen, School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2024, arrived on campus, she wasted no time in getting involved in an issue of importance to her: voting and the political process. She initially reached out to Anthony M. Sozzo, M.S.Ed., M.A., associate dean for student affairs and director of student financial planning and student activities, to see if New York Medical College (NYMC) had a voter registration club. Mr. Sozzo suggested creating a collaborative multi-club initiative to involve the leadership of various organizations at NYMC to help spread the word to register to vote. "Our goal is to simply encourage our peers, including those in the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Practice and the Touro College of Dental Medicine, to register or re-register to vote, making sure their addresses and voting methods are up to date," explained Ms. Thommen. "It is an apolitical effort to make sure that our voices are heard in the upcoming elections by encouraging registration, voting early in-person or returning mail-in ballots at least two weeks prior to Election Day." Read the full article on the student voter registration effort.
Anesthesiology Residency Application Forum Provides Valuable Insight 

The Anesthesiology Interest Group, under the leadership of Lia Metzger and Scott Lewis, both members of the School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2021, held the first of three anesthesiology residency application forums on August 25. With the application process much different this year due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the forum provided an opportunity for anesthesiology applicants to learn more about the variety of programs in the New York and New Jersey area, directly from the program directors, and to hear from residents about their experiences. Open to fourth-year medical students in the United States and internationally, the forum was extremely well received with more than 200 logging on for the live session and more than 500 views to date of the recorded session. Read the full article on the Anesthesiology Residency Forum.
Adam D. Hammerman, M.B.A., vice president and chief financial officer, was a 2020 C-Suite Award winner at a virtual celebration on September 10. Westfair Communications created the awards to recognize outstanding leaders who create innovative ideas to propel progress and success in their organizations.
Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of speech-language pathology and director of the Advanced Certificate Program in Pediatric Dysphagia, was one of five communication sciences and disorders professionals selected as a recipient of the 2020 media awards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The awards recognize outstanding coverage by print, broadcast and digital outlets and outreach by ASHA-certified member audiologists and speech-language pathologists. He was chosen for the award for his interview with CBS New York News about how COVID-19 is challenging traditional ways in which speech-language pathologists provide treatment for swallowing and communication disorders.
Sean Tedjarati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., clinical professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was a keynote speaker at Becker's Clinical Leadership Virtual Event on September 9, addressing best practices for leading high-performing medical teams.
September 17, 2020  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Register Here

Join Ira. J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program, as he speaks with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF) of the 33rd Senate District and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health.
October 21, 2020  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Virtual

The Founder's Dinner is NYMC's signature, annual fundraising event. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic hundreds of academic, health care, business and community leaders, will come together virtually to celebrate the College's proud history and promising future, as well as honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements.
NYMC Family Health Center offers virtual doctor visits.

Call today to schedule your virtual appointment at (914) 828-0435.
Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff
Mondays  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 489 054 8060; Password: YOGA
One tap mobile +19292056099 (for dial in)

Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink
September is the American Medical Association's Women in Medicine (WIM) Month, which serves to showcase the accomplishments of women physicians and highlight advocacy related to women physicians and health issues impacting women patients. This year's theme is "Women in Medicine: Advancing Equity, Creating Change." Show your support on social media using #WIMMonth and tagging New York Medical College.


Tuesday, September 15
4:30 p.m.
Department of Student Mental Health and Wellness: Talk Saves Lives
Wednesday, September 16
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Thursday, September 17
7:00 p.m.
Community Conversations Series
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20
All Day
NYMC Closed: Rosh Hashanah (Day 1 and Day 2)
Wednesday, September 23
6:00 p.m.
Center for Long-Term Care Seminar
Thursday, September 17
6:00 p.m.
StuHE Meet and Greet
Monday, September 28
All Day
NYMC Closed: Yom Kippur

Faculty News

Beckers Hospital Review - 9/10/2020
Sean S. Tedjarati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and gynecology and clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Pure Wow - 9/9/2020
Jeffrey L. Brown, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics 

Yahoo Finance - 9/8/2020.html 
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine 

Fox News - 9/8/2020
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine 

Fox News - 9/8/2020
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

College, heal thyself
The Scarsdale Inquirer - 9/5/2020
Douglas Lee Krohn, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

Doctors Lounge - 9/4/2020
Armeen D. Poor, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine 

Medbridge - 8/25/2020
Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology 
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine 

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