Week of October 26, 2020
The 22nd Annual Race for Rehab Raises More than $4,100 for Achilles International 

The 22nd Annual Race for Rehab hosted by the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice was virtual but its success was real -- raising more than $4,100 for Achilles International. Instead of racing on the Valhalla campus, 29 participants and 10 Achilles athletes, including one hand cyclist, completed 3.1 miles (five kilometers) in their location of choice, anytime between October 11 and October 18 and logged their time on the Race for Rehab website before10:00 a.m. ET on October 18. Read the full article on the 22nd Annual Race for Rehab and view the photo gallery.

Founder's Dinner Brings NYMC Community Together Virtually 

The New York Medical College (NYMC) community gathered online to celebrate the first ever virtual Founder's Dinner. Leadership, inspiration and education, were the themes of the video viewed by College supporters on the evening of October 21, while a live chat feature kept the audience engaged with each other. The event honored distinguished community leaders and alumni, and paid homage to the students and faculty on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article on the Founder's Dinner, view the video and peruse the journal.
Chancellor Hosts Town Hall Meeting 

Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., and New York Medical College (NYMC) leadership presented a virtual town hall meeting on October 22. The State of the Campus update to the community covered discussions on campus safety and security; the
proactive surveillance of asymptomatic individuals for COVID-19 using pooled saliva screening; development efforts; renewable energy on campus; an update on diversity and inclusion; faculty recruitment in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Medicine; the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) status report; the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) re-accreditation process; NYMC in the media; and food insecurity and the new NYMC micro food pantry. View the Town Hall Meeting.
NYMC Set to Host Seventh COVID-19 Symposium 
Faculty experts from New York Medical College and the Touro College and University System will present the seventh COVID-19 Symposium in the series, "What Have We Learned? How Can We Use What We Have Learned?," on Wednesday, October 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, will moderate the webinar. Alan Kadish, M.D., president, will provide opening remarks followed by discussions on: proven therapies for COVID-19; principles of obstetrical care during the pandemic; nasopharyngeal, nasal, saliva, sewage, pooled and individual testing; the nature of viruses changing course during the course of a pandemic, mutating, becoming more virulent or attenuating; and celebrity and presidential illness. Continuing Medical Education credits are available. Questions for the symposium may be submitted to [email protected]Read more and register for the COVID-19 symposium.
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 invited to speak on mental health during disasters to the National Ecuadorian Psychological Trauma Association as part of World Mental Health Day on October 10. He presented an update on the New York City experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.chancellor and chief executive, recipient of the 2019 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact, was a presenter at the Wharton Club of New York's 2020 Joseph Wharton Awards virtual ceremony on October 21.
The New York Medical College Family Health Center at 19 Skyline Drive is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The Center provides comprehensive, outpatient medical and preventive care in addition to urgent care for patients across all ages. Same day and walk-in appointments are available and flu shots are available at no cost for most insurance plans.

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

Tuesday, October 27
11:00 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds
Wednesday, October 28
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

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

4:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

4:30 p.m.
SHSP Dean's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series

Faculty News

September/October 2020
How to reduce stress
Lisa N. Hirsch, M.D., instructor of medicine
Recognizing and treating PTSD
Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
WMCHealth-Led Study Offers New Hope to Sickle Cell Disease Patients
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
Virtual Health and Wellness Series Informs, Comforts, Inspires
Renee Garrick, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and vice dean for Westchester Medical Center
Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Abraham S. Bartell, M.D., M.B.A., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
WMCHealth Rose to the Challenge of a Pandemic
Carol L. Karmen, M.D., associate professor of medicine
Corey S. Scurlock, M.D., M.B.A., clinical p rofessor of anesthesiology and medicine
Reclaiming Life After Migraines
Kaveh Alizadeh, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery
My Sister, My Hero
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
Two Health Issues, One Noninvasive Treatment
Shekher Maddineni, M.D., assistant professor of radiology and surgery
Stay Active without the Pain
Sam McCabe, M.D., assistant professor of radiology
Howard J. Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and medicine

A Matter of Trust
Carol L. Karmen, M.D., associate professor of medicine

The Globe Post - 10/20/2020
Paola Nicolas, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine 
The Examiner - 10/19/2020
Gary Rogg, M.D., assistant professor of medicine

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