Week of June 7, 2021
Mark D. Hurwitz, M.D., is Named Chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine
Mark D. Hurwitz, M.D., has been named the chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine in the NYMC SOM as well as director of radiation medicine at Westchester Medical Center (WMC). He will assume both roles on July 1. He joins NYMC and WMC from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served as enterprise quality and safety officer for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health, professor and vice chair for quality, safety and performance excellence for the Department of Radiation Oncology, director of thermal medicine and medical residency program director. Read the full article on Dr Hurwitz.
SHSP Named SDG Hub by the UNAI

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to be achieved by the year 2030. Now, the NYMC SHSP has the distinction of being named a SDG Hub for Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, for a three-year period that began on June 1, 2021. Read the full article on the SDG Hub 3 designation.

NYMC Hosts 12th COVID-19 Symposium
NYMC and Touro College and University System (TCUS) faculty and leadership gathered virtually for the 12th COVID-19 Symposium on June 3 to discuss the ongoing pandemic including new information on approved vaccines and the policy surrounding them. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer of NYMC and provost for biomedical affairs at TCUS, moderated the presentations covering new insight into current COVID-19 related news. Read the full article on the symposium and view the video.
New Pollinator Garden on Campus Supports Local Biodiversity

NYMC's student Environmental Health Interest Group recently planted a pollinator garden outside of Sunshine Cottage in an effort to increase the presence of native plants and pollinator insects and raise awareness on the environment's impact on food security. The garden, started by Anastassia Sunday, SOM Class of 2024 will have 10 different species of plants native to the NYMC area to attract the pollinator insects that will pollinate the plants and bolster the native plant community. Read the full article on the pollinator garden.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Holds Annual Resident Research Day

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, one of NYMC's major affiliated clinical sites, held their annual Resident Research Day on May 13, when three residents were chosen to present their research out of a record-setting 48 abstract submissions. The top two presentations covered readmission rates of patients admitted to inpatient psychiatric units treated with first generation versus second generation long-acting antipsychotics and a retrospective cohort study on the absolute lymphocyte count as a predictor of mortality and readmission in heart failure hospitalization. Read the full article on the Resident Research Day.
June is Cataract Awareness Month. The late Charles D. Kelman, M.D., clinical professor of ophthalmology, was awarded the 2004 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for revolutionizing cataract surgery by devising a noninvasive outpatient procedure that replaced an operation that sometimes required a 10-day hospital stay. With a jury making an exception to the rules to allow the award to be given posthumously, Dr. Kelman, who died on June 1, 2004, was the first person to receive the award after death.

Monday, June 28, 2021   |   11:30 a.m.  |   Register Here
Saint Andrew's Golf Club
10 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

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.
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

Monday, June 7
12:30 p.m.
HSL Endnote I: Beginners Workshop
Wednesday, June 9
10:30 a.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Wednesday, June 9
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Monday, June 14
12:00 p.m.
Department of Physiology Seminar
Wednesday, June 16
6:45 a.m.
Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds 
Wednesday, June 23
2:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar
Monday, June 28
11:30 a.m.
NYMC Golf Outing


New York Medical College Leadership News
She Knows - 6/2/2021
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs
NYMC students study medical ethics, history, evil (page 9)
Westchester and Fairfield Business Journal - 5/31/2021
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Healthline - 5/28/2021
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs

Faculty News

River Journal - 6/2/2021
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and pharmacology and vice chair of medicine for research and development
M.D. Alert - 5/31/2021
Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine 
Babesiosis, a dangerous tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells, appears to be a growing problem
The Washington Post - 5/29/2021
Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and pharmacology and vice chair of medicine for research and development

Student-Run Clinic Opens, Expands Services to Care in Westchester
The Examiner - 5/28/2021 
Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, clinical associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the Family Health Center

Affiliate News

The Hudson Independent - 6/1/2021
Westchester Institute of Human Development

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