Week of November 1, 2021

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NYMC Celebrates Fascinating Friends at Annual Founder’s Dinner

Guests enjoyed an evening celebrating fascinating friends on October 27 at the NYMC Annual Founder’s Dinner. Academic, health care, business and community leaders gathered to celebrate NYMC’s proud history and promising future and to honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements. Read the full article on the Founder’s Dinner and view the photo gallery.

HSL Call for Citations for the 2021 Faculty Bibliography 

The Health Sciences Library welcomes assistance in producing the 2021 edition of the Faculty Author Bibliography. Faculty can submit published citations online or email publication data to Publication types include scholarly journal articles, books (authored), book chapters, letters and patents. The publication must have at least one author’s name from the official faculty list for 2021, have NYMC cited as an author affiliation on the publication and have a publication date in 2021. Past year's citations are available online. The 28th Annual Faculty Author Celebration and Awards will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 15, at 4:00 p.m. 


Chancellor Halperin Shares His Thoughts on All-Volunteer Armed Forces 

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, shared his thoughts on an all-volunteer military in an opinion piece, “Are America’s Endless Wars Partly the Result of Our All-Volunteer Military?” published in The Defense Post on October 29, 2021.



SLP Students Host Field Day for Smiles

NYMC students gathered for a day full of fun outdoor activities in support of a worthy cause. The NYMC chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association hosted Field Day for Smiles to raise money for Smile Train, a charity organization providing reconstructive surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates. Read the full article on Field Day for Smiles and view the photo gallery.


Gillian Hecht, SOM Class of 2024, Blends Her Passions of Medicine and Cooking at NYMC

Gillian Hecht, School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2024, has two longstanding passions: medicine and cooking. Throughout her life--she relied on her hobby of cooking to decompress, but upon her acceptance into medical school--she decided to take it to the next level and earned a culinary certificate from the Kosher Culinary Center in Brooklyn during the summer leading into her second year. Dedicated to intertwining her two interests, she helped lead the way in establishing the Culinary Medicine Club and an Area of Concentration at New York Medical College (NYMC) SOM for those with similar interests. Read the full article on Ms. Hecht.




Robert Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, moderated a webinar, “All Access Healthcare, How does the latest COVID-19 information inform your back-to-work decisions?" sponsored by the Westchester County Association on October 28. Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health and senior fellow in the Center for Disaster Medicine, presented the opening keynote address.

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and professor of cell biology and anatomy, chaired the opening session of the 2021 International TSC & LAM Research Conference on October 28. She also served on the organizing committee for the conference which attracts researchers and clinicians from around the world and focuses on the rare diseases tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

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Abstracts by Harshada Ketkar, Ph.D., left, post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Sudhir Jain, Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology and principal investigator, were selected for presentation at virtual conferences organized by American Heart Association. At the September Hypertension Conference they presented, “Effect of Western Diet on Renal Transcriptome of Hypertensive Mice Overexpressing Human Angiotensin Receptor Type 1,” and “Transcriptomic Analysis of Francisella tularensis Infected Lungs from Human Angiotensin-II Receptor Type-1 Over-expressing Hypertensive Mice.” They also presented “Pathogenesis and Altered Cardiac Transcriptomic Landscape in Western Diet Treated Aged Mice Overexpressing Human Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor,” at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference in August.

Members of the School of Health Sciences and Practice Class of 2021 who completed the biostatistics capstone research project, “Factors associated with cognitive impairment among older adults in US: Longitudinal cohort study,” under the mentorship of Hae-Young Kim, Dr.P.H., third from left, associate professor of biostatistics, and Qiuhu Shi, M.S., M.S., Ph.D., far right, professor of biostatistics, won the Master’s Student Research Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging and Public Health Section at the APHA annual meeting, October 24 - 27. The co-authors from left are: Fouz Barnawi, M.S. ’21; Fatimah Alahmadi, M.S. ’21; Nourah Alghamdi, M.S. ’21; Mashael Alghamdi, M.S. ’21; and Enas Alshahrani, M.S. ’21. Co-authors not pictured are: Hissah Altuhayni, M.S. ’21; Mahasin Alahmadi, M.S. ’21; and Nourah Alshammari, M.S. ’21.


Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director, was elected to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Intersectional Committee representing the International Health Section. The Intersectional Council represents the interests common to the APHA Sections and facilitates relations between and among them and with other groups within APHA.



November 3 is the birthday of William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878), the noted poet, abolitionist editor of the Evening Post and founder of NYMC. He held the office of president of the Board of Trustees for ten years.





Wednesday, November 3

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.

Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

11:00 a.m.

SOM/GSBMS Deans' Seminar Series

12:30 p.m.

Department of Physical Therapy Information Session

5:30 p.m.

Center for Long-Term Care and Department of Public Health Seminar

Friday, November 5

10:00 a.m.

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar

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The Seasonal Flu Vaccine is Now Available at NYMC

The Family Health Center has the regular vaccine dose and the high dose for seniors. Faculty and staff can contact the Family Health Center at (914) 828-0435 to make an appointment, although walk-ins are welcome. Students can contact Health Services at (914) 594-4234 to schedule an appointment.


NYMC Free Community Food Pantry

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.


NYMC Family Health Center offers virtual visits.

Call today to schedule your appointment: 914-828-0435


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)


New York Medical College Leadership News

Are America’s Endless Wars Partly the Result of Our All-Volunteer Military?

The Defense Post - 10/29/2021

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Why Community-Based Programs for Breast Cancer Survivors Might Be as Important as Treatment

Well + Good - 10/27/2021

Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and professor of cell biology and anatomy


Officials: If CDC Approves COVID-19 Pfizer Shot, 1.5 Million Children Ages 5-11 In New York Could Be Vaccinated By Thanksgiving

CBS 2 New York - 10/27/2021

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president of government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Children 5-11 may be able to get COVID-19 shot next week

News 12 Westchester - 10/27/2021

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs

Kids age 5-11 could be getting COVID-19 vaccines as soon as next week

News 12 Westchester - 10/28/2021

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president of government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

New York Medical College Center Receives $250K In Funding

Patch - 10/22/2021

Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research, NYMC, and senior vice president for research affairs, Touro College and University System

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., vice president of government affairs and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice

David S. Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., medical director, Center for Disaster Medicine

New York Medical College News

Your Guide To Getting Health Insurance Quotes

Forbes - 10/20/2021

Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management 

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