Week of May 15, 2023

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Anne Bayefsky M.A. LLB Margot Lurie Marie T. Ascher M.S. M.P.H. Edward C. Halperin M.D. M.A. Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka and Paul Glasser in the Nevins Auditorium

Yom Hashoah Observance Explores the “Dachau Ashes” 

The NYMC and TU communities gathered for a melancholy observance of Yom Hashoah on May 4 in Nevins Auditorium. A moving presentation by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., (third from right), chancellor, chief executive officer, interim dean of the SOM, the Miriam Popack Chair of Biomedical Ethics and the Holocaust, director of the Hirth and Samowitz Center for Medical Humanities and Holocaust Studies and provost for biomedical affairs at TU, explored the story of the “Dachau ashes.” Read the full article on Yom Hashoah and view the video

NYMC and TU Medical Magazine of the Web

NYMC and TU Presented “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web”

NYMC and TU presented, “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web,” on May 11, featuring a panel of faculty experts who discussed trending medical topics. The event, hosted by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer of NYMC, was followed by a question-and-answer session. Karen M. Murray, M.D. '99, FACOG, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and SOM associate dean for admissions, centered her segment on the medical management of menopause; Marisa A. Montecalvo, M.D., professor of medicine and medical director of health services, presented a panel on the next steps for the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters; Michael Goldberg, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine, discussed vitamin D deficiency in adults; and Amy Brown, M.D., M.Be. FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor of public health, focused on testing water supply for contamination. View the “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web”webinar.

Diverse students sitting around table while on a boat smiling

SOM Students Take Respite from Studies

SOM students enjoyed two evenings of camaraderie at the Spring Formal at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, New York, on April 18 and the Physician Alumni Boat Cruise around Manhattan on April 26.


Ian Mason

SOM Student Speaker Aspires for Career in Cardiothoracic Surgery  

Ian Mason, SOM Class of 2023, was selected by his classmates to address his class at the 164th commencement ceremony on May 23. Westchester born and raised, Mason is looking forward to serving the New York metropolitan area as an aortic surgeon. But first, he will be completing his residency in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Read the full story on Mason.


Arax Tanelian with award

Arax Tanelian, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Esther L . Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and the Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received a travel award for the 79th annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in San Diego on April 27-29. She presented “Microbiome as Potential Mediator of Susceptibility or Resilience to Traumatic Stress in Male and Female Rats,” which was co-authored with Bistra Nankova, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, Furong Hu, research associate in the Department of Pediatrics, and Dr. Sabban. 

NYMC Mental Health Awareness Trivia with a brain in the background

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Test your knowledge with NYMC's Mental Health Awareness Trivia Part I on Instagram.


Active shooter presentation from the Office of Public Safety

From the Office of Public Safety: View the Active Shooter Response Protocols on Campus Introduction Video, excerpts from a discussion on active shooter response protocol on campus. It is only an introduction and by no means a comprehensive lesson on what to do in the event of an emergency. NYMC Public Safety will continue to offer live presentations and training throughout the year. Stay safe and always be prepared.


2023 Graduation cap

NYMC's 164th Commencement


GSBMS Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.

SOM Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 23, 1:30 p.m.

SHSP Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24, 12:00 p.m.


NYMC Golf Tournament and Reception

Monday, June 26, 2023

11:00 a.m.

Saint Andrew's Golf Course

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers


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





Monday, May 15

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, May 16

6:30 p.m.

SLP Information Session

Wednesday, May 17

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m.

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 18

9:00 a.m.

GSBMS and SHSP Graduation Rehearsal

9:00 a.m.

Department of Physiology Seminar

Monday, May 22

2:00 p.m.

GSBMS Class of 2023 Commencement, Hooding and Awards Ceremony

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, May 23

9:00 a.m.

SOM Class of 2023 Awards and Military Pinning Ceremony

1:30 p.m.

SOM Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

8:00 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

8:00 a.m.

CDM Operational Medicine for First Responders Program

9:30 a.m.

Division of PT Class of 2023 Recognition Ceremony

9:30 a.m.

Department of Public Health Class of 2023 Recognition Ceremony

9:30 a.m.

Division of SLP Class of 2023 Recognition Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar

11:00 a.m.

Department of Pharmacology Seminar

1:00 p.m.

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

Monday, May 29

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Wednesday, May 31

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

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Leadership News

These Wunderkinds Lead Westchester’s Business Scene in 2023

Westchester Magazine - 4/30/2023

Jonah Bassuk worked with Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean for student affairs, and associate professor of neurology and medicine

Faculty News

Viral video sheds light on Lyme disease and mental health

Rochester First - 5/6/2023

Paul Arnaboldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology

Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis): What To Know

Forbes - 5/9/2023

Shoshana Marmon, M.D., Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology

Mount Vernon receives $1 million to find potentially dangerous lead pipes

CBS - 5/10/23

Ronald Jacobson, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics

New medical director at Hospice of Westchester

Westfair Business Journal - 5/10/2023

Gary Tatz, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Experts react to FDA’s new guidelines on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

Fox 5 - 5/11/2023

Rebecca Glassman, M.D., assistant professor of medicine

Affiliate News

The Healthcare Industry in Westchester Is Booming

Westchester Magazine - 4/29/2023

Westchester Medical Center

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital

Alumni News

WOW2: May 2023 – Women Trailblazers and Activists, 5-1 through 5-8

Daily Kos - 5/6/2023

Emily Howard Jennings Stowe, M.D. 1867

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