Week of January 17, 2023

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Medical Students Showcase Research as Annual Research Forum Returns to In-Person Event

Nearly 100 SOM students filled the halls of the Medical Education Center and Basic Sciences Building to present their research on a wide range of basic and clinical science topics on January 5 for the 27th Annual Medical Student Research Forum. Planned exclusively by SOM students, the forum, which was held in-person for the first time since before the pandemic, included oral and poster presentations by medical students, as well as a keynote address by Joseph T. English, M.D., chair emeritus and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Read the full article on the MSRF and view the photo gallery.

Mitchell S. Cairo M.D., Awarded Research Grant by St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy, and associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics, was awarded a $100,000 research grant by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s Jack’s Pack - We Still Have His Back Hero Fund to develop immunotherapeutic agents to enhance the function of natural killer (NK) cells to destroy Burkitt lymphoma (BL). Read the full article on Dr. Cairo’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation award.

NYMC Welcomes Kyoko Tirado, M.A., as Director of International Advisement

Kyoko Tirado, M.A., has joined the Office of International Students and Scholars as director of international advisement. She will be responsible for handling immigration documentation for international students, faculty and researchers through the United States Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. In addition, she will guide them to help understand the academic culture and handle the practical matters of daily life outside of their native countries. Read the full article on Kyoko Tirado.


Kristina M. Welsome, D.P.T., M.S., PT, MTS, OCS, CFMT, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy, was recently certified as a health and wellness coach. The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBCHWC) collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners to provide a robust board certification examination. NBCHWC credential represents training, education and assessment standards, allowing for the profession to advance in all aspects of health care and wellness. Utilizing her training in behavior change theories, motivational strategies and health education and promotion theories, Dr. Welsome partners with clients to enhance their well-being through self-directed lasting changes.


New Policy

Updated Policy

From the Office of General Counsel, January 13, 2023.


SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers

The SOM Office of Admissions is seeking interviewers for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) 2023-24 interview season. 

NYMC Free Community Food Pantry


Located outside of the Alumni House at 20 Sunshine Cottage Road, the pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items and other items donated by the NYMC community.





Wednesday, January 18

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

2:00 p.m.

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar

Wednesday, January 25

12:00 p.m.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, February 8

5:00 p.m.

Student Mental Health and Wellness Information Session

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Leadership News

Touro Undergrads Learn What It Takes To Succeed in Med School and Beyond

Jewish Link - 12/29/22

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, M.S., executive vice president and university ombudsman, TU

Faculty News

St. Baldrick's Foundation Funds $400,000 in Research Grants to Support Lifesaving Cancer

Research Yahoo Finance - 1/12/2023

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy, and associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Millennials May Have Higher Stroke Death Rates Compared to Gen Xers - 1/10/2023

Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D., FACS, FAANS, chair and professor of neurosurgery

Quinton Aaron of 'The Blind Side' aims to be an inspirational story of his own

AHA News - 1/9/2023

Gregg M. Lanier, M.D., associate professor of medicine

The CDC Is Investigating a Rise in Invasive Strep A Infections Among Kids—What to Know - 1/6/2023

Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Flu Vaccine Uptake in Caregivers and Noncaregivers: Implications for Policy and Practice

Preventing Chronic Disease - 1/5/2023

Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor and interim vice chair of the Department of Public Health, director, Dr.P.H. program, and director, Center for Long-Term Care

Elizabeth D. Drugge, Ph.D., M.P.H. ‘12, assistant professor of epidemiology and adjunct professor of pharmacology

Nicholas Mercado, Dr.P.H. '21

What Is Commotio Cordis? The Possible Cause Of Damar Hamlin's Collapse

Impact Community Newspaper - 1/4/2023

Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine

What Is Commotio Cordis? Doctor Says 2 Factors May Have Caused Damar Hamlin’s Collapse

New York Folk - 1/4/2023

Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine

Medical expert weighs in on Bills player's cardiac arrest

News 12 Westchester - 1/3/2023

Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine

Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy. A local doula program aims to change that. 

Boston Globe - 12/30/2022

Ashanda Myrna Saint Jean, M.D. '98, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

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