Week of September 5, 2017
NYMC Mourns the Death of Former President and Chief Executive Officer Harry C. Barrett, D.Min., M.P.H.

The College community was saddened to learn of the death of former New York Medical College President and Chief Executive Officer, Harry C. Barrett, D.Min, M.P.H., on August 25, 2017, at the age of 70. Dr. Barrett joined New York Medical College in 1992. During his 14-year tenure, he implemented a College-wide strategic plan resulting in campus improvements including the construction of the Medical Education Center, the Alumni Gross Anatomy Laboratory and the Alumni Computer Learning Laboratory. He also led the development of the Center for Disaster Medicine, the Hudson Valley Center for Health Sciences, Biotechnology and Public Health, the Institute for Bioethics, and the New Yorkers Caring for New York program. He directed a number of ground-breaking regional health care initiatives addressing such topics as bioterrorism, the health of local immigrant populations, the treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome in victims of mass trauma and the nation's need for more primary-care physicians. Under his leadership, the College saw increased research funding and fundraising as well as improved student performance. Dr. Barrett will be fondly remembered as the "reengineer" of New York Medical College. Read more...

Ph.D. Candidate Awarded Prestigious NIH Fellowship

More than one year after applying and several rounds of additional information exchange later, Amanda Soler, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmacology, was thrilled when she opened the official email notification from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and learned she was the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. The competitive F31 award will provide $30,534 each year for two years to support her research on "20-HETE Increases Large Artery Stiffness and Systolic Blood Pressure in the Metabolic Syndrome." Her research project focuses on understanding the contribution of the eicosanoid 20-HETE and 20-HETE-dependent vascular remodeling on the regulation of large artery stiffness and systolic hypertension. Ms. Soler is examining isolated systolic hypertension in metabolic syndrome and how large vessels stiffen and react to pharmacological treatments. Read more...

M.P.H. Student Brings Passion for Medicine, Public Health and Sports Together in Guyana

Parthener Pinder, M.D., an M.P.H. candidate in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, recently travelled to Georgetown, Guyana, with the Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association (GJFA) for a Symposium and Workshops on Early Childhood Education in collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Education. The two-day symposium was designed to arm educators with enhanced tools to enrich the learning environment of children, with more than 150 educators from the 11 educational districts of Guyana in attendance. In Guyana, special efforts are focused on the education and health sectors working together to meet the needs of young children, including staff development in both areas. Dr. Pinder was one of five featured presenters of the workshops and combined her knowledge of medicine, public health and sports to conduct two workshops: "The Benefits of Movement and Games for Early Learners" and "Supporting Active Play in the Early Years." Read more...

Join NYMC for the Founder's Dinner

The Founder's Dinner, NYMC's annual black-tie fundraising gala, will be held on Sunday, September 17, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The day has been designated as "New York Medical College Day" by a special proclamation issued by Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi. The event is attended by College administration, faculty, alumni, staff as well as distinguished members of the local and medical communities. This year's dinner will honor four prominent members of the NYMC community:
  • Dr. Mark Hasten
    Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award
  • Robert G. Lerner, M.D.
    Golden Faculty Service Award
  • Robert J. Lifton, M.D. '48
    William Cullen Bryant Award
  • Ira Schwartz, Ph.D.
    Jackson E. Spears Service Award
Tickets are available for faculty, staff and alumni at a special discounted price of $350. Click here for more information and to register.

Muhammad S. Choudhury, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Urology, third from left, presented "Urinary Incontinence-Impact on Long Term Care" at a special presentation hosted by the Center for Long-Term Care on August 30. He was joined by from left: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy; Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S., assistant professor of physical therapy and research scholar of the Center for Long-Term Care; Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs; Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management and co-director of the Center for Long-Term Care; Hasanat Alamgir, M.B.A., Ph.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management and co-director of the Center for Long-Term Care; and Cindy Jakubowski, administrative secretary of the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Koua Her, an M.P.H. student in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, was selected as a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) first cohort of public health student ambassadors. As ambassador, Mr. Her will participate in virtual events, social media takeovers and events for pre-health students, to help raise awareness of the field of public health and help recruit students to our member institutions.

New York Medical College Leadership News

Huffington Post - 8/28/2017
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

The Journal News - 8/18/2017
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Medical College News

Elder Law Journal - 8/31/2017

Becker's Hospital Review - 8/23/2017

U.S. News - 8/22/2017

Faculty News

Nanuet Patch - 8/31/2017 
Mario Nelson, M.D., associate professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine

Poughkeepsie Journal - 8/30/2017
Rebekka Jo Levis, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics

Hamlet Hub - 8/28/2017
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

Star 2 - 8/27/2017
Paul A. Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, pathology and research associate professor of surgery 

AAP News - 8/25/2017
Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics

Cosmopolitan - 8/24/2017
Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

MSN - 8/23/2017
Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Hudson Valley Magazine - 8/22/2017 
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology

Westchester Magazine - 8/22/2017 
Sachin Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology 

HVNN - 8/18/2017
Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Health Sciences Institute - 8/16/2017 
Ami S. Baxi, M.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

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Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday - NYMC Closed All day
Wednesday, September 6
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 12
Department of Health Policy and Management Grand Rounds
3:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, September 13
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Physical Therapy Achilles International Presentation
12:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Department of Speech-Language Pathology Information Session and Tour 
5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17
Founder's Dinner 5:00 p.m.
Monday, September 18
VWR Fall Vendor Show
11:00 a.m.
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 19
Department of Health Policy and Management Grand Rounds
3:30 p.m. 
Thursday, September 21
Rosh Hashanah Day One - NYMC Closed All day 
Friday, September 22
Rosh Hashanah Day Two - NYMC Closed All day 
Tuesday, September 26
Department of Health Policy and Management Grand Rounds 3:30 p.m.

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Founder's Dinner

Sunday, September 17
5:00 p.m.
Double Tree Hilton
Tarrytown, NY

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Student Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed. Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Monday, September 18
5:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road

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School of Health Sciences and Practice

Race for Rehab

Sunday, October 8
Valhalla Campus

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
5K Race: 9:00 a.m.

Register today!

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Bridging Clinical and Basic Science Research on Tick-Borne Infections Symposium - A Tribute to Ira Schwartz, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 18
8:30 a.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Auditorium GN-F15

Ira Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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