Week of February 1, 2021
NYMC Unveils 2021-2026 Strategic Plan 

After a year-long community-wide planning process, New York Medical College (NYMC) has unveiled its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, including revised mission, vision and values statements. Designed to meet the College's challenges and exciting opportunities, this forward-looking plan will serve as a roadmap to guide NYMC into the next era of growth. Read the full article on the strategic plan.
Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., Appointed Chair to Lead Newly Combined Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Departments

Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the newly combined Departments of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC). Dr. Islam has served as interim chair of the Department of Pathology since 2019. He joined NYMC in 2002 and currently holds a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine (SOM) as clinical professor of pathology and clinical associate professor of medicine. Dr. Islam is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS). He serves as vice director of pathology, chief of anatomic pathology, director of hematopathology and director of the pathology residency program at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), one of NYMC's major clinical affiliated sites. Read the full article on Dr. Islam.
Amy Razukiewicz, M.P.H., CPH, RBP, is Named Director of Environmental Health and Safety 

Maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff is paramount for Amy Razukiewicz, M.P.H., CPH, RBP, director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. She is responsible for the overall management and continuous improvement of energy, health, safety and environmental programs and policies for New York Medical College (NYMC). She acts as NYMC's institutional radiation safety officer, the responsible official for NYMC's Tier 1 Biological Select Agents and Toxin (BSAT) program and provides oversight for the Biosafety Level-3 laboratory program. She also serves as compliance officer for Touro Dental Health. Read the full article on Ms. Razukiewicz.
Center for Disaster Medicine Offers Free On-Demand Webinar, "The COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Tell Your Patients"

The Center for Disaster Medicine is offering a free on-demand webinar, "The COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Tell Your Patients," for health care professionals. The webinar featuring speakers Robert Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, and Kathleen DiCaprio, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, covers the facts about the vaccines, mechanisms of action, approval and common reasons for vaccine avoidance with strategies to overcome them. Continuing Medical Education credit is available. Register for "The COVID-19 Vaccine: What to Tell Your Patients."

Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H. FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine, presented a webinar, "Next Steps in the Fight Against COVID-19," on January 28, sponsored by the Prince Hall Medical Foundation.
...February 3 is National Women Physicians Day. This year marks the 200th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.,(February 3, 1821 - May 31, 1910), the first woman to obtain a medical degree in the United States in 1849.
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 ID: 489 054 8060; Password: YOGA
One tap mobile +19292056099 (for dial in)

Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink

Thursday, February 4
12:00 p.m.
25th Annual Medical Student Research Forum
Wednesday, February 10
11:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Research Seminar
Monday, February 15
All day
NYMC Closed: President's Day
Wednesday, February 17
7:30 p.m.
Annual Black History Month Lecture


New York Medical College Leadership News

The Globe Post - 1/29/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer 

VERIFY: Will we need a booster vaccine for every new strain of coronavirus?
WUSA 9 - 1/28/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

Good Housekeeping - 1/26/2021
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

Vaccine rollout under President Biden's administration
The Joe Piscopo Show - 1/22/2021
At 00:40:10: Alan Kadish, M.D., president
Faculty News

The Globe Post - 1/27/2021
Stacy Gallin, D.M.H., visiting assistant professor in the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program
WNBC - 1/23/2021
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

John Loike, Ph.D., interim director of the Master of Science Degree and the Graduate Certificate program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, SHSP
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network - 1/21/2021
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 

BioInc@NYMC News

Retia Medical - 1/21/2021
Marc Zemel, S.M., M.B.A., co-founder and CEO of Retia Medical, a BioInc client

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