Week of February 22, 2021
NEWS
NYMC Presents Black History Month Lecture and Unveils Notable Alumni Exhibit

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of African Americans and New York Medical College's (NYMC) proud history of diversity and inclusion, the annual Black History Month lecture on February 17, highlighted the remarkable story of the role of NYMC in the education of black physicians as well as Myra Adele Logan, M.D., Class of 1933, and Walter Gray Crump, M.D., Class of 1895, and their roles as leaders in surgery and medical education in early and mid-20th century in Harlem. This year's virtual event was sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the NYMC Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and was moderated by 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 in the School of Medicine (SOM). Read the full article on the Black History Month event and view the video.
NYMC and TCUS Host Tenth Symposium in the COVID-19 Series

In their continuing efforts to keep the community apprised of the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Medical College (NYMC) and the Touro College and University System (TCUS) hosted its tenth symposium in the series, "What have we learned? How can we use what we have learned?" on February 18-13 months after its first symposium when the virus had just been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. More than 300 viewers logged on to the webinar to hear from a panel of faculty experts who presented on how SARS-COV-2 mutates and variants in its spike protein; vaccines and the emergence of virus variants that are challenging the scientific and medical communities; new vaccines; the impact of the pandemic on food insecurity in the United States; and lessons learned about managing a mass vaccination program. View the Tenth COVID-19 Symposium.
Chancellor Halperin Addresses Racial Disparities in Vaccination Rates 

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, shared his thoughts on the racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates. Read Dr. Halperin's opinion piece, "How can we deal with racial disparities in vaccination rates?" published in The Journal News on February 16, 2021.
The Campus Store is offering 25% off of all New York Medical College and Touro College of Dental Medicine merchandise through February 28.


HIGHLIGHTS
Friday, March 19, 2021  |  11:30 a.m.  |  Virtual

Match Day is an annual rite of passage for U.S. medical school students and other applicants, a day when they learn at which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years. 

The NYMC Free Community Food Pantry, located outside of the Alumni House at 20 Sunshine Cottage Road, is stocked with non-perishable food items and other items donated by the NYMC community.
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
VIRTUAL EVENTS ON THE NYMC CALENDAR
 

Tuesday, February 23
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
Wednesday, February 24
6:45 a.m.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
Monday, March 1
12:00 p.m.
Department of Physiology Seminar

6:00 p.m.
Department of Public Health Dr.P.H. Student Research Seminar
Wednesday, March 10
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
Friday, March 19
1:30 p.m.
SOM Class of 2021 Match Day
Thursday, March 25
5:30 p.m.
Department of Public Health Dr.P.H. Student Research Seminar
 

IN THE NEWS

New York Medical College Leadership News

The Journal News - 2/16/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

 
 
Faculty News

Modern Healthcare - 2/17/2021
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health
 
Westchester County Business Journal - February 15, 2021
Amy Razukiewicz, M.P.H., CPH, RBP, director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety
 
Westchester County Business Journal - February 15, 2021
Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Departments of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology
 
CBS News - 2/12/2021 
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine 

Cosmetics and Toiletries - 2/11/2021 
Shoshana Marmon, M.D., Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology 
 
CBS News - 2/12/2021
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine
 
Modern Healthcare - 2/13/2021
Adam E. Block, PhD, assistant professor of public health
  
Health Podcast Network - 2/11/2021
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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