Week of March 7, 2022

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Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., will Present the 33rd Annual GSRF Keynote Address

Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., the Louis S. Wolk Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual Graduate Student Research Forum on March 15. He will present "Androgens in the Ovary: How a Frog Oocyte can Generate a Career in Reproductive Medicine." Read the full article on Dr. Hammes.


Lauren M. Lang, LCSW, brings extensive, diverse experience to the SMHW

Lauren M. Lang, LCSW, who has more than a decade of experience as a mental health professional, has joined NYMC Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness (SMHW) as a licensed clinical social worker. A New York native, she earned a master’s degree in social work at Adelphi University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Social Work at Capella University. Ms. Lang’s experience includes working with patients of all ages, first responders and conducting forensic psychotherapy. Read the full Q&A with Ms. Lang.



The Purchasing Office Secures the Needs of the NYMC Community

The NYMC Purchasing Office fills the essential role of supporting all purchasing and procurement needs of the College, while also liaising with vendors and assisting with contract management. The Office handles a wide variety of purchasing requests, all with the goal of helping NYMC faculty and staff fulfill their commitment to support the mission of the College. Maribel Giraldo, M.S., assistant director of procurement services, provided a closer look at the fast-paced environment of the Office.



George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health, was the invited keynote speaker for New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Continuing Medical Education Program on February 28. He presented “The Intersecting Worlds of Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services,” to pre-hospital care providers from all over the state.


Ph.D. candidates in the laboratory of XiuMin, Li, M.D., M.S., professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, presented at the 2022 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, that took place from February 24-28. Anish R. Maskey, left, who received a Ph.D. travel scholarship presented a poster, “IgE Independent Induction of EoE by Airborne Antigens via Up-regulation of Th2 responses.” Ibrahim Musa, gave an oral abstract presentation, “Arctigenin Isolated from Arctium lappa which Suppresses IgE Production, Inhibits the Gene Expression of Telomere and Telomerase in Human B Cell Line.”


Join us in welcoming our new employees at NYMC:


  • Amanda P. Beck, D.V.M., Director of Self-Directed Learning and Evidence-Based Practice, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Giuseppe Falbo, Public Safety Officer, Office of Public Safety
  • Angela Harris, J.D., Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
  • Lauren M. Lang, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness           
  • Chioma M. Okeoma, Ph.D., Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Alejandra Puerta, M.P.H. ’21, D.D.S., Administrative Assistant, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Jesuarda Snowden, Curriculum Administrator, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education    
  • Junya Zheng, M.D., Lab Assistant, Department of Pharmacology


From the Office of Human Resources, March 1, 2022.


March is Women’s History Month. Take the NYMC Women in History quiz on Instagram.





Monday, March 7

12:00 p.m.

SOM/GSBMS Deans' Seminar Series

3:30 p.m.

SOM Memorial Tree Dedication

Tuesday, March 8

12:15 p.m.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Wednesday, March 9

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

Department of Pediatrics Ground Rounds

9:30 a.m.

Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.

SOM/GSBMS Deans' Seminar Series

12:00 p.m.

SOM/GSBMS Deans' Seminar Series

2:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

5:30 p.m.

Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

Friday, March 11

8:00 a.m.

Center for Disaster Medicine Course

Monday, March 14

12:00 p.m.

SOM/GSBMS Deans' Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 15

8:30 a.m.

33rd Annual Graduate Student ResearchForum

12:00 p.m.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

6:00 p.m.

Class of 2022 Ophthalmology Meting

Friday, March 18

11:30 a.m.

SOM Class of 2022 Match Day

Wednesday, March 23

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, March 30

9:00 a.m.

NYMC MedTalks

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SOM Class of 2022 Match Day

Friday, March 18, 2022 • 11:30 a.m. • MEC

Online and in-person. Streaming live here.


75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial: Yom Hashoah Symposium

Thursday, April 28, 2022 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nevins Auditorium, MEC

Online and in-person. Register here.


COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11, Boosters and Flu Vaccines, are Available at the NYMC Family Health Center

Contact the Family Health Center at (914) 828-0435 to make an appointment, although walk-ins are welcome.


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.


Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff

Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink.

Mondays  • 5:30 p.m.  •  Zoom

Meeting ID: 489 054 8060; Password: YOGA

One tap mobile +19292056099 (for dial in)


Faculty News

Women Leaders in Medicine: Pioneers in Promoting Public Health

River Journal - 3/1/2022

Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director 


CME Program Focused on Newborn Screening

Check Rare - 2/28/2022

David F. Kronn, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and of pathology, microbiology and immunology

Black History Month and Our Trailblazers Awards Ceremony 2022

Westchester Gov - 2/24/2022

Dial Hewlett, M.D., adjunct associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology


Guns Outpacing Car Crashes as Leading Cause of Trauma Death for Americans

HealthDay - 2/23/2022 

Joshua R. Klein, D.O., clinical assistant professor of surgery

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