Week of February 9, 2021
Medical Students Present Research on Wide Range of Topics During 25th Annual Medical Student Research Forum

More than 70 School of Medicine (SOM) students had the opportunity to present their research to the New York Medical College (NYMC) community during the 25th Annual Medical Student Research Forum (MSRF) on February 4. Topics presented during the forum, which is planned entirely by students on the Medical Student Research Committee, ranged from heart disease treatment, barriers to breast cancer screening and poor sleep health during COVID-19 lockdowns to gender differences in the writing of recommendation letters for residency applicants. Read the full article on the 25th Annual Medical Student Research Forum.
NYMC Welcomes Zuleika Cuevas, M.A., M.B.A., as Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion 

A passionate educator, mentor and coach, Zuleika Cuevas, M.A., M.B.A., has joined the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as assistant to the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion to support New York Medical College (NYMC) in the development and implementation of strategic diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, that advance the College's mission and vision. Ms. Cuevas reports to 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), and will support all students on the Valhalla campus in the SOM, School of Health Sciences and Practice, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC and Touro School of Health Sciences Nursing Program at NYMC. Read the full article on Ms. Cuevas.
Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research, New York Medical College, and senior vice president for research affairs, Touro College and University System, was named liaison to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND), a national forum for the promotion, support, development and conduct of biomedical research in medical schools and teaching hospitals.
...NYMC Alumna Maral Javadifar, D.P.T. '15, is one of the first two female coaches to win the Super Bowl? She is the assistant strength and conditioning coach/physical therapist for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021  |  1:00 p.m.  |  Register Here

Join the NYMC, TCUS and TCDM for a State of the Campus update. All students, faculty and employees are welcome.
Monday, February 15, 2021  |  6:00 p.m.  |  Register Here

Sponsored by the Student National Medical Association and the Gold Humanism Honor Society, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Register Here

Keynote: Personal Reflections on the Logan-Roberts Family and Medical Leadership in the 20th Century Harlem, presened by Adele L. Alexander, Ph.D., former visiting/adjunct professor of american history, George Washington University
Thursday, February 18, 2021  |  12:00 p.m.  |  Register Here

Hear Touro experts address virus mutation, herd immunity and managing mass vaccination in the next virtual symposium sponsored by New York Medical College of the Touro College and University System
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

Tuesday, February 9
5:30 p.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Summer Program Interest Meeting
Wednesday, February 10
8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

10:00 a.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

11:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Research Seminar

1:00 p.m.
NYMC Virtual Town Hall

3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Thursday, February 118:30 a.m.
Department of Urology Grand Rounds
Monday, February 15
All day
NYMC Closed: President's Day

6:00 p.m.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Black Men in White Coats Documentary
Tuesday, February 16
5:00 p.m.
Medical Education Grand Rounds
Wednesday, February 17
7:30 p.m.
Annual Black History Month Lecture
Thursday, February 18
12:00 p.m.
Tenth COVID-19 Symposium


New York Medical College Leadership News

ColLive - 2/3/2021
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

VERIFY: Should you wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you're currently sick?
ABC 24 - 1/28/2021
Video at 0:10: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 
Faculty News

Relias Media (Hospital Case Management issue) - 3/1/2021
Gary Rogg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine

WCA Newsletter - 2/4/2021
Humayun Islam, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Departments of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

New Leadership Team at Family Medicine Residency Program
River Journal North - 1/29/2021
Rebecca Collins, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of family and community medicine
Samantha A. Rai, M.D., instructor of family and community medicine
London M. Muse, M.D. '12, clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

CBS News - 1/29/2021
At 2:30: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

Alumni News

Sports Illustrated - 2/8/2021
Maral Javadifar, D.P.T. '15

Samant Virk, CEO and founder of MediSprout, a BioInc clientCelebrating the Invaluable Contributions of Black Scientists to STEM
BenchSci - 2/1/2021
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. '45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.

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