Week of October 19, 2020
Student Voter Registration Campaign is a Success
The results are in. The New York Medical College (NYMC) voter registration campaign, a collaborative multi-club initiative, was a huge success. NYMC ranked 12th among medical schools in the nation in the number of the voter registration and absentee ballot requests they facilitated as part of the Healthy Democracy Campaign. The final tally was 325 (131 voter registration and 194 absentee ballot requests). The Healthy Democracy Campaign is part of a national movement to normalize civic engagement as a dimension of health care. Read the full article on the voter registration campaign.
Social Media Ambassadors Represent NYMC
New York Medical College (NYMC) is pleased to introduce its newest cohort of student social media ambassadors for the 2020-2021 academic year. The social media savvy students share Instagram stories, tweets and Facebook posts, about all the exciting happenings at NYMC. Since the social media ambassador program began in 2019, engagement of the NYMC social media accounts has increased with more followers, likes and comments. Meet the social media ambassadors and learn why they became ambassadors, how they are making it through the COVID-19 pandemic and their advice for current and future students. Read more about the NYMC social media ambassadors.
Student Clubs are Virtual, Physically Distant and Active as Ever

Student clubs and organizations may function differently this year, but groups are still managing to maintain their connection and dedication to making the most of their educational experience at New York Medical College (NYMC). Case in point: The Annual Student Club Fair went virtual this year on September 17, and it was one of the most successful ones to date with more than 60 clubs represented in Google Meet. Read the full article on the Student Club Fair.
Student Mental Health and Wellness Hosts Session on Affirming Humanity When Facing Discrimination

The Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness hosted a Zoom session, "Push Through: Affirming Your Humanity When Facing Discrimination," presented by  Karinn A. Glover, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a consulting psychiatrist in the primary care division of Montefiore Health System. Students and faculty joined the October 14 interactive discussion on the impact of racism on physical and mental health and the factors that can negatively impact the performance and well-being of students who are black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC). Read the full article on the Zoom session.

Middle States Re-Accreditation Update
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), re-accreditation process, every eight years, is designed to promote self-reflection and evaluation so that institutions can assess how well they have been advancing their mission and goals and identify opportunities for improvement. New York Medical College will be hosting its MSCHE re-accreditation visit during the week of April 12, 2021. Over the last two years College leadership, faculty, staff and students, have been engaged in an evidence-based comprehensive College-wide self-study process to assess how the College meets the MSCHE standards in the context of our mission, goals, values and strategic priorities. NYMC hosted a preliminary virtual campus visit by the chair of the MSCHE re-accreditation site visitation team, Bruce Jarrell M.D., FACS, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Jarrell and his team were complimentary of the NYMC MSCHE Self-Study document draft and had high praise for the student representatives from the School of Medicine, the School of Health Sciences and Practice and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences who participated in the visit. The team also provided recommendations for completing the MSCHE re-accreditation process.
Last Call to Purchase Founder's Dinner Tickets 

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the New York Medical College (NYMC) annual Founder's Dinner into a virtual celebration on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. The evening is occasion to celebrate and highlight the College's response to the global crisis and honor distinguished community leaders. Funds raised from the Founder's Dinner ensure NYMC's continued success in educating the next generation of physicians and health care providers and conducting life-saving biomedical research. Read more about this year's honorees and purchase tickets.
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 presented with a proclamation by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on October 15. He was recognized for his continued efforts as a professor in the classroom and on the frontline as a paramedic in New York City, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and inspiring students in public health, disaster medicine and emergency management.
October is National Physical Therapy Month. Be sure to check out the workouts and fitness tips posted by the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Class of 2022 Health and Wellness Community Service Project Group on the School of Health Sciences and Practice Instagram (@nymc_shsp).

October 21, 2020  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Virtual

The Founder's Dinner is NYMC's signature, annual fundraising event. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic hundreds of academic, health care, business and community leaders, will come together virtually to celebrate the College's proud history and promising future, as well as honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements.
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

Monday, October 19
5:30 p.m.
NYMC SHSP Student Seminar Series, Fall 2020
Tuesday, October 20
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

6:00 p.m.
Office of Development and Alumni Relations Information Session
Wednesday, October 21
5:30 p.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

5:30 p.m.
NYMC Founder's Dinner
Thursday, October 22
12:30 p.m.SHSP Public Health Inforamtion Session

New York Medical College Leadership News

FOX 5 - 10/14/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs
Hamodia - 10/14/2020
Attached PDF
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Latest Commentary - 10/6/2020
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs
Latest Commentary - 10/6/2020
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

The Jewish Journal - 10/15/2020
Lila Kagedan, M.Ed., adjunct assistant professor of medicine, course director for Biomedical Ethics and director of the Areas of Concentration program 
Diagnostic Imaging - 10/13/2020
Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of radiology
Today - 10/13/2020
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Health Imaging - 10/12/2020
Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of radiology
Sky News - 10/2/2020
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

Bio@NYMC News

Unplug after dinner each night (21 of 25)
The Oprah Magazine - 10/9/2020
Samant Virk, CEO and founder of MediSprout


Thomas E. Hales was a member of the Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2011

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