Week of May 10, 2021
La Casita de la Salud Expands Services to Offer Medical and Dental Care in Westchester

NYMC Student-Run Clinic Partners with Touro College of Dental Medicine

Since 2005 La Casita de la Salud, the New York Medical College (NYMC) student-run clinic located in East Harlem, has been bridging the gap in health care disparities by providing quality, culturally-competent care regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality or ability to pay. That gap just got a bit smaller with the opening of a second student-run clinic. The new La Casita de la Saludlocated at 19 Skyline Drive on the NYMC campus, is a joint venture between NYMC's Family Health Center and Touro Dental Health, the state-of-the-art, 115-chair dental health facility of the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at NYMC, and will offer free medical and dental care to uninsured adults. Read the full article and view the photo gallery.
NYMC's Days of Giving Raises Nearly $345,000 to Support Student Scholarships
The New York Medical College (NYMC) community raised $344,613 for student scholarships during the two-day Days of Giving campaign on May 4 and 5. The generosity of more than 300 donors-a Days of Giving record-made the fifth annual event a success. Donations from Days of Giving enable students from the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS), the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and the School of Medicine (SOM), to pursue their education based on their passion, not economic background. Read the full article on Days of Giving.
NYMC Receives Grant from Alpha Omega Alpha to Support Educational Leadership Program to Combat Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society has awarded New York Medical College (NYMC) a 2021 Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant to support the creation of an education leadership program, led by NYMC School of Medicine (SOM) students, to combat systemic racism and implicit bias in medical education. The program, called the Transformative Education Leadership Program (TELP): Combating Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias through Medical Education, will select students to undergo an intensive training aimed at developing the leadership skills to address bias and racism in medicine. Read the full article on the AOA grant.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hosts Leveraging Diversity in Academic Medicine Seminar
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted an insightful seminar on May 6, "Leveraging Diversity in Academic Medicine," in partnership with Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP). The virtual seminar was aimed at students who are underrepresented in medicine to learn how to get involved in academia while also learning how to overcome any challenges in the field. Read the full article on the diversity and inclusion seminar.

School of Medicine Hosts Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2022
Thirty-two students from the School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2022 were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on April 28, when they pledged their dedication to prioritize humanistic approaches in their future in medicine. The GHHS honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and others who have "demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service" as part of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Read the full article on the Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

Alpha Omega Alpha Iota Chapter Celebrates Academic Distinction During  Annual Induction Ceremony

More than 50 medical students, alumni and faculty members inducted

The New York Medical College (NYMC) Iota Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, hosted its 65th Annual Professor Lecture and Induction Ceremony virtually on April 27, when they recognized and honored NYMC students, residents, faculty and alumni, for their academic distinction. Donald S. Chen, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at NYMC and chief medical safety officer and hospital epidemiologist at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), delivered this year's keynote address. Read the full article on the AOA induction ceremony.
NYMC Faculty Member, Abhay Dhand, M.D., Presents Keynote Address at Touro Research Day: COVID-19 One Year Later - Where are We? Where Are We Headed?

Over the past year, the medical community marshaled its full array of resources to combat COVID-19, the virus that has resulted in millions of deaths worldwide. With New York, and Westchester in particular, at the epicenter of the major outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States last March, Abhay Dhand, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine and director of transplant infectious diseases and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), quickly found himself in a frontline role treating COVID-19 patients. As this year's keynote speaker at Touro College's Annual Research Day, Dr. Dhand shared how the medical community harnessed their ever-evolving knowledge of COVID-19 to best care for patients. Read the full article on Touro Research Day.
NYMC Students Present Virtual Concert for Patients at Westchester Medical Center Behavioral Health Center
On May 5, students from the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) presented the third annual "NYMC Concert for Behavioral Health" at Westchester Medical Center Health (WMCHealth) Network's Behavioral Health Center. Behavioral health patients of all ages were shown pre-recorded performances as a way to lift their spirits. The 13-song concert, performed by NYMC students, included "Toxic" by Britney Spears, "Hey Ya" by Outkast and "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga. Read the full article and view the concert.
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and vice president for government affairs, and Amy Ansehl, D.N.P., R.N.,  M.S.N., FNP-BC, associate dean, student experience, director, applied practice experience, and associate professor of public health in the SHSP, were panelists at a virtual Q & A session of the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc., (CCCW) a not-for-profit organization that champions the healthy development of children, families and our community by promoting quality early care and education. On April 27, they spoke to CCCW staff to educate them about COVID-19 vaccines and to promote getting vaccinated.
Orly Avitzur, M.D., M.B.A., clinical assistant professor of neurology, was elected the 37th president of the American Academy of Neurology, the world's largest professional association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals.
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 an invited speaker at the Annual Conference of the National Medical Society of Spain, the largest professional association and includes physicians, nurses and emergency medical services personnel on April 26. He presented "The Importance of Emergency Medical and Tactical Medical Training for Police Officers in Spain During COVID-19." Mr. Contreras was also the keynote speaker at a special webinar more than 200 for firefighters, police, emergency management personnel, paramedics and other first responders from various countries including Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. He presented "How to Prepare and Respond for Mass Casualty Incidents."
Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and professor of cell biology and anatomy, co-chaired a signaling interest group session on triple negative breast and ovarian cancers at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on April 26.
Harshada Ketkar, Ph.D., left, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, in the laboratory of Sudhir Jain, Ph.D., right, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, was selected for an oral presentation, "Metabolic Environment Alters the Transcriptomic Landscape of the Aged Heart"' at Experimental Biology-2021 presented virtually April 27-30. She also presented two posters along with Samantha Tang, center, research technician, "Kidney Transcriptomic Analysis of Aged Mice Overexpressing Human Angiotensinogen Receptor Type 2," in a session on Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation that was co-chaired by Dr. Ketkar, and "Chronically Hypertensive Transgenic Mice Expressing Human AT1R Haplotype-I Exhibit Increased Susceptibility To Francisella Tularensis."
Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, organized and chaired a symposium on "Mechanisms of Sex Specific Responses to Stress" on April 29 the annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. She presented a talk on "Sex Differences in Neuropeptide Y in Modulation of Traumatic Stress," co-authored with graduate students Roxanna Nahvi, Chiso Nwokafor and Arax Tanelian. 
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Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink

Monday, May 10
11:00 a.m.
Department of Physiology Research Seminar

5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12
6:45 a.m.
Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:00 a.m.
Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Monday, May 17
All day
NYMC Closed: Shavuot (Day 1)
Tuesday, May 18
All day
NYMC Closed: Shavuot (Day 2)
Tuesday, May 18
12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine, Div. of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, May 19
6:45 a.m.Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

5:00 p.m.
Commencement Activities: Department of Public Health Ceremony
Thursday, May 19
5:00 p.m.
Medical Education Grand Rounds


New York Medical College Leadership News

The List - 5/6/2021
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

NBC 4 New York - 5/4/2021
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs 

Westchester Magazine - 4/21/2021
Traci Furbert Gardner, M.D. '98, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of community engagement 
Renee Garrick, M.D., vice dean and chief medical officer for Westchester Medical Center and professor of clinical medicine
Sheila Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics 
Ammir R. Rabadi, M.D., instructor of family and community medicine

New York Medical College News

The Jewish Link - 4/22/2021

Faculty News

New Age - 5/7/2021
Stuart Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and medicine
Record Online - 5/6/2021
Chandy Dipak, M.D., professor of medicine and neurology
Medscape - 5/5/2021
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 
Medically Prime - 5/3/2021
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences 
News 12 New Jersey - 4/27/2021
Renee Garrick, M.D., vice dean for Westchester Medical Center and professor of clinical medicine

Parents - 4/15/2021
Nadav Traeger, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics

Cardiovascular News - 4/29/2021
Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., professor of medicine
NIH - 4/29/2021
Julian Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, physiology
The Business Desk - 4/27/2021
Sachin Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pharmacology

Student News

The New York Times - 4/28/2021
Sonia Hur, SOM Class of 2021

BioInc@NYMC News

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