Week of November 23, 2020
D.P.T. Class of 2022 Celebrates White Coat Ceremony 

Physically distanced, yet bonded together as a class rising to the challenge of learning during a pandemic, 44 members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Class of 2022 donned their white coats for the first time in a ceremony on November 16. The milestone event, witnessed by families and friends online, marks their entrance into the clinical years of their education and the affirmation of their commitment to the profession of physical therapy and future patients. Read the full article and view the video.
Faculty Spotlight: Paul M. Arnaboldi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

It's been 45 years since the first Lyme disease case was identified in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Yet over the course of the past four and a half decades, there's been little improvement in Lyme diagnostics. But the arena of Lyme disease diagnostics is on the verge of changing thanks to the research of Paul M. Arnaboldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. His work is revolutionizing the way we test for Lyme disease so that, in the near future, physicians don't have to rely on clinical symptoms as their first, best basis for Lyme. Read the full article on Dr. Arnaboldi.
Chancellor Halperin Shares his Thoughts on the Presidential Transition

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, shared his thoughts on the presidential election results and the transfer of power. Read Dr. Halperin's opinion piece, Donald Trump's Final Act of Narcissism, published in The Globe Post on November 20.
Karen M. Murray, M.D. '99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was recognized by 914INC. magazine as a 2020 as one of the Women in Business honoree at a virtual celebration on November 19.
Kenneth R. Theobalds, a member of the Board of Trustees, was a recipient of a 2020 leadership award at the Westchester County Association virtual 70th Anniversary Leadership Event on November 19.
...November is National Diabetes Awareness Month? 

Approximately 88 million adults in the United States-more than one in three-have prediabetes, but more than 80 percent of them don't know they have it. The good news is, prediabetes can be reversed. Take the two-minute prediabetes risk test, and if your score indicates you are at high risk, you should talk to your doctor about having a simple blood sugar test, according to Michael Goldberg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology at Westchester Medical Center.

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
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

Wednesday, November 25
3:00 p.m.
Day Before Thanksgiving Closure
Thursday, November 26
All Day
NYMC Closed: Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27
All Day
NYMC Closed: Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 29
2:00 p.m.
SOM Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony

New York Medical College Leadership News

CBS News - 11/19/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Faculty News

NBC - 11/16/2020
Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine
Sun Sentinel - 11/17/2020
David Shabtai, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Healthcare Business - 11/16/2020
At 2:29: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine
Amy Ansehl, M.S.N., D.N.P., FNP-BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice, executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population and assistant professor of family and community medicine
Mad in America - 11/15/2020
Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

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