Week of September 21, 2020
Virtual Founder's Dinner Set for October 21 

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the New York Medical College (NYMC) annual Founder's Dinner into a virtual celebration on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The evening is occasion to celebrate leadership, education and inspiration, highlight the College's response to the global crisis and honor distinguished community leaders. Funds raised from the Founder's Dinner ensure NYMC's continued success in educating the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers and conducting life-saving biomedical research. Read more about this year's honorees and purchase sponsorships, virtual journal ads and/or tickets.
$100,000 Gift from Henry Saphier, M.D. '61, Will Support Important COVID-19 Research 

For Henry Saphier, M.D. '61, his commitment to NYMC is a "labor of love" that began at birth and has spanned his entire life. Dr. Saphier was born in 1935 at Flower Free Surgical Hospital, which was built by NYMC in 1889 as the first teaching hospital in the country to be owned by a medical college. The obstetrician that delivered him--who was also his godfather--was Carl Salzman, M.D., a member of the NYMC Class of 1924. Read the full article on Dr. Saphier.
StuHE Kicks Off the 2020-2021 Academic Year 

The newly elected officers of the Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE) club in the School of Health Sciences and Practice are ready to carry out their goal of providing a network for students in health care administration to meet and exchange ideas on a local level. The group, established in 1999, is dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge and skills to be leaders in public health. "As a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, it is our goal to inspire those around us with an understanding of the cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic influences on health and disease," says Bryan Batista, StuHE president. Read the full article on StuHE.
NYMC Set to Host Sixth COVID-19 Symposium 

Faculty experts from New York Medical College and the Touro College and University System will present "What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?," via a webinar on Thursday, September 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The sixth symposium in the series on COVID-19 will be moderated by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, and will include remarks by Alan Kadish, M.D., president. The topics of discussion include: Short and Long-Term Cardiac Effects of COVID-19; the Role of Convalescent Plasma in the Management of Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients; the Relative Risks of COVID-19 Transmissions in Gyms, Public Ground Transportation and Commercial Airplane Flights; Why Some COVID-19 Patients Experience Loss of Taste; and an Update on Vaccine Development Including the Principles of Who Should and Should Not Participate in Early Human Vaccine Trials. Continuing Medical Education credits are available. Questions for the symposium may be submitted to Covid19updates@touro.edu. Read more and register for the COVID-19 symposium.
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 a panelist at the Administration for Children's Services Latino Heritage Alliance virtual event, "Leadership During Challenging Times: A Call to Action" on September 15 to celebrate Latino Heritage Month.
September 24, 2020  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Register

An online webinar, a sixth Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symposium sponsored by New York Medical College of the Touro College and University System. Continuing Education credits are available upon request.
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

Tuesday, September 22
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, September 23
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

6:00 p.m.
Center for Long-Term Care Seminar
Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m.
StuHE Meet and Greet

7:00 p.m.
Sixth COVID-19 Symposium
Monday, September 28
All Day
NYMC Closed: Yom Kippur

New York Medical College Leadership News

The Globe Post - 9/18/2020
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiatives 
Ali Jackson-Jolley, M.B.A., communications specialist

The Pharos (Alpha Omega Alpha) - Summer 2020 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Good Housekeeping - 9/16/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president for government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Faculty News

Managed Healthcare Executive - 9/17/2020 
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

MDedge - 9/16/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

LoHud - 9/16/2020
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management 
George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the CDM, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health of the SHSP and assistant director of the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Program

How California's Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Got It Wrong
Forbes - 9/16/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Programe

Cambridge Core - 9/14/2020
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

The Globe Post - 9/11/2020
Stacy Gallin, D.M.H., visiting assistant professor in the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program 

PaperBlog - 9/4/2020
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicinee 


Gerald Cunningham (1934 - 2020)
The New York Times - 9/15/2020
Gerald W. Cunningham, M.B.A., was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2009.

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