Week of June 21, 2021
Bridge and Seed Funding Grants Awarded to NYMC Faculty

NYMC researchers have been awarded bridge and seed funding grants from the Touro College and University System (TCUS). Bridge grants sustain research projects between large grant funding and seed grants enable research to gather initial data. "The outcomes of our faculty's research and scholarship feature prominently in our reputation as an institution of higher education," said Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research at NYMC, senior vice president for research affairs for TCUS and chair of the TCUS Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Council. "The bridge and seed funding grant programs are one of several initiatives both system-centric and campus-centric by which we seek to recognize excellence and support research as a fundamental component of Touro's mission." Read the full article on the bridge and seed funding grants.
Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., F.A.E.S.vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate professor of neurology and of medicine, was nominated to the New York State Minority Health Council by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 7. The council, which works with Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention in the New York State Department of Health, serves to raise awareness about the health of underserved populations, to increase the engagement of local communities in public health advocacy and research and increase the number of underrepresented individuals that work in public health throughout New York. 
Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FRSPH CHES, professor of public health and global health director, who also serves as global health lead for the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), helped spearhead AMWA's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic globally, raising more than $23,000 to procure oxygen concentrators and oxygen plants to donate to medical sources throughout India.
Susan Smith McKinney Steward Park in Brooklyn was named after alumna Susan Smith McKinney Steward, M.D. '1870 (1847-1918), who graduated valedictorian from the New York Medical College for Women in 1870 and was the first African American woman to earn a medical degree in New York State, and the third in the United States. The park, which sits just a few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, was one of several parks in New York City to be renamed after prominent African American historical figures in 2020 and is currently undergoing major renovations.

Monday, June 28, 2021   |   11:30 a.m.  |   Register Here
Saint Andrew's Golf Club
10 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Tuesday, June 29, 2021   |   11:00 a.m.  |   Online viewing available here.
7 Dana Road, Front Courtyard, Valhalla, New York 

This event is free and open to the public.

The School of Medicine Office of Admissions is seeking interviewers for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) 2021-22 interview season. 
The Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at 19 Bradhurst Avenue is now open by appointment only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Call (914) 493-7177 to make an appointment or call (914) 493-TICK for additional information.
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.
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, June 24
10:00 a.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar
Monday, June 28
11:30 a.m.
NYMC Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 29
11:00 a.m.
Press Conference for Center for Disaster Medicine $1Million Grant
Sunday, July 4
All Day
Independence Day
Monday, July 5
All Day
NYMC Closed: Independence Day
Sunday, July 25
2:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Symposium


New York Medical College Leadership News
Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal - 6/10/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Patch - 6/10/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

New York Medical College News

Genesee Sun - 6/9/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
News 10 ABC - 6/9/2021

Faculty News

The Journal News - 6/17/2021
Kartik Prabhakaran, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of surgery

Health Digest - 6/15/2021
Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., clinical professor of otolaryngology
Politi Fact - 6/14/2021
Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine 
Patch - 6/14/2021
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and pharmacology and vice chair of medicine for research and development
Fox61 - 6/9/2021
Carol L. Karmen, M.D., professor of medicine
Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal - 6/8/2021
Gary Rogg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine
Times of News (Article originally appeared in Modern Healthcare) - 6/4/2021
Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management 
Medical Product Outsourcing - 6/3/2021
Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D., M.S., professor of neurosurgery, neurology and radiology

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News

Westchester and Fairfield Country Business Journal - 6/14/2021
Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., dean of TCDM

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