Week of October 9, 2023

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Founder's Dinner 2023

NYMC is honored to present its 2023 Founder's Dinner on Wednesday, October 25, at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, New York, honoring Matthew A. Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. '88, right, professor emeritus of cell biology and anatomy, and Alan B. Rosenthal, D.M.D., left, adjunct assistant clinical professor of dental medicine and trustee at NYMC, and assistant dean on community outreach and global health at TCDM, with Distinguished and Service Leadership Awards. Proceeds go towards scholarships and important initiatives, and furthers NYMC’s mission to educate the next generation of physicians and health care providers, and support life-saving biomedical research. Register for the event.

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Robert D. Holland M.D., M.H.A., Appointed to Lead the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Robert D. Holland, M.D., M.H.A., has been appointed the Catherine and Vladislav P. Hinterbuchner Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYMC and director of rehabilitation medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, a major clinical affiliate of NYMC. Read the full story on Dr. Holland.

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Diverse Manikins Deliver Inclusive Learning Experience

NYMC's CSSC utilizes new manikins of various of skin tones for students to enhance their medical training and provide a more inclusive learning environment. Read the full story on the diverse manikins.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Departments Host Second Annual Neuroscience Research Symposium

The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery hosted the Second Annual Neuroscience Research Symposium, in collaboration with WMC, on October 3 in the MEC. Read the full story about the symposium.

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NYMC Observes World Mental Health Day: October 10

Robin Hershkowitz, M.S.W., LCSW-R, senior director of the Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, shares ways to take care of your mental health for World Mental Health Day. Read the full story on Hershkowitz's tips.

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NYMC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The NYMC community joined Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., M.P.H. ’23, front row center, dean of the GSBMS and professor of cell biology and anatomy, Julie S. Di Martino, Ph.D., front row left of center, assistant professor of cell biology and anatomy, to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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NYMC Research | Paul Arnaboldi, Ph.D.

Tick-borne diseases remain a concern in Westchester and across the country as we enter the autumn season. Paul Arnaboldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, and his team of researchers analyze ways to improve serological tests for Lyme disease. View the video.

Katherine Paulino-Gomez, M.A., CCC-SLP, Brings Unique Perspective to SLP Faculty

Katherine Paulino-Gomez, M.A., CCC-SLP, professor of speech-language pathology, is leading the foundations of speech, language and cognition course for first-year students. Read the full story on Paulino-Gomez.


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Adam D. Hammerman, M.B.A., CNE, vice president and chief financial officer, recently earned the credential Certified Nonprofit Executive from the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives. 

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October is Fire Safety Month. Test your knowledge on fire emergency preparedness on Instagram.


25th Annual Race for Rehab

Sunday, October 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. Medical Education Center Lobby

Proceeds from the race hosted by D.P.T. students will benefit Achilles International, a not-for-profit organization that provides a community of support to athletes with disabilities, using sports as a tool to offer hope, inspiration and the joy of achievement.

Bib numbers and Race for Rehab shirts will be available for pickup one hour before the start of the race at the registration table in the MEC lobby. 





Tuesday, October 10

12:15 p.m.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Medical Education Grand Rounds

6:00 p.m.

Mindful Medicine: Cultivating Attention, Resilience and Compassion

7:00 p.m.

GSBMS/SHSP: Discussions on Reading and Writing Strategies for English Language Learners

Wednesday, October 11

8:00 a.m.

Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

11:00 a.m.

University at Albany SUNY 2023 Graduate and Professional School Fair

12:00 p.m.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

1:30 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

5:30 p.m.

R.E.S.E.T Group Session 4

Thursday, October 12

12:00 p.m.

How to Cite Properly and Avoid Plagiarism

5:30 p.m.

Student Yoga Class

Friday, October 13

8:00 a.m.

CDM Primary Screener Backpack Basic Course

1:00 p.m.

CDM Radiation Instruments Employment

Sunday, October 15

10:00 a.m.

25th Annual Race for Rehab

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Leadership News

Westfair Business Journal’s 2023 Doctors of Distinction

Westfair Business Journal (Page 10) - 10/2/23

Adam D. Hammerman, M.B.A., vice president and chief financial officer

Fawaz Al-Mufti, M.D., associate professor of neurology, neurosurgery and radiology, Doctor without Boundaries Award

Thomas Gagliardi, SOM Class of 2024, Promise for the Future Award

Naida Henriquez, D.M.D., instructor of dental medicine, Dentist Award

It’s Time To Care For Those Who Care For Us

Forbes - 9/29/23

Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate dean of SOM student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine

Epinephrine Nasal Spray Denied FDA Approval, Needs More Research

Forbes - 9/30/23

Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate dean of SOM student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine

Study Links Dementia To Oral Health, Let’s talk Oral-Brain Connection

Forbes - 10/1/23

Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate dean of SOM student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine

Aaron Yancoskie, D.D.S., assistant dean for academic affairs, director of oral and maxillofacial pathology and

associate professor of dental medicine

Faculty News

How becoming an educator enriched 1 dentist's career

Becker’s Dental and DSO Review - 10/4/23

Eric A. Wachs, D.M.D., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine, NYMC, director of oral and maxillofacial surgery

and associate professor of dental medicine, TCDM

General News

12 Best DPT/MPH Dual Degree Programs – 2023

NursingProcess.org - 1/19/23

25 Best Online MPH-NO GRE Required Programs For 2023


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