Volume 5, Number 11 - November 2018
Positano Gives Kudlow Giant Foot in Gratitude for His Intervention
Chief White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow with the giant foot sent him by Deputy Board Chairman Rock Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, to thank him for his direct intervention to avoid implementation of an adverse CMS proposal.

Chief White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow received an apt gift from Rock Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, in appreciation for Kudlow's intervention (at Dr. Positano's request) to allow Medicare recipients continued access to podiatric services, which would have been drastically impacted if a recent CMS proposal altering podiatrists' reimbursement had been enacted (see
Footprints, Vol. 5, No. 8). Acting on ... Read more
Get to Know ...
NYCPM Faculty

Adam Falivene, DPM ('15)
Clinical Instructor in Radiology and 
Medical Sciences

Adam Falivene's journey from Dallas to New York has been a quickly drawn straight line. Born in St. Louis, Dr. Falivene grew up in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas for his undergraduate studies, completing a double major in biology and psychology in four years; he graduated in 2011. Moving to New York City only a month before his first term started, Dr. Falivene began studying at NYCPM in 2011 and ... Read more
Two-Day Schuster Seminar Assembles Large Cadre of Biomechanics Experts

Some of the experts who presented at NYCPM's Schuster Biomechanics Seminar: Back row, left to right: Drs. Paul Coffin, Mark Caselli, Russell G. Volpe, Donald R. Greene, R. Daryl Phillips, Jeffrey J. Cusack, Jinsup Song. Front row, left to right: Drs. Barbara Resseque, John McNerney, Joseph C. D'Amico, J. David Skliar, Loretta M. Logan, Robert A. Eckles.

A one-of-a-kind gathering of leaders in the field of biomechanics distinguished the 2018 Richard O. Schuster, DPM Memorial Biomechanics Seminar, held November 10 and 11 at NYCPM. The seminar was coordinated and chaired by Joseph C. D'Amico, DPM, a professor and past chair of the department of orthopedics and biomechanics at NYCPM; the seminar was made possible in part by an unrestricted educational grant from a grateful patient of Dr. D'Amico, who the doctor cured of his debilitating foot pain and who wants ... Read more
Poster with New Link

In the previous newsletter issue ( Footprints , volume 5, number 9-10), a link for  the poster by Zev Leifer, PhD, and Vikal Singh, BS, MPH (Class of 2022), G-Quadruplex Structures in Microbial DNA - A Role in Basic Biology and a Possible Antimicrobial Target: A Review of Recent Literature and a Proposal, didn't work. Our apologies!   
You can see the poster here.
Football Set for March 9, 2019

Student News
Two NYCPM Students Identify Potentially Life-Threatening Condition and Take Action
Barbara Resseque, DPM ('80), Professor of Pediatrics at NYCPM, relates this story of students who most likely saved a life in FCNY last spring:
Kudos to students Lauren Murphey and Brian Wolff (both Class of 2019), for their prompt diagnosis of a patient with a potentially life-threatening condition. On May 15, 2018, a 38-year-old male presented to the Foot Center of New York with a chief complaint of pain in his left leg. The pain had started three days earlier. He stated that he had no leg pain when sitting but had terrible pain when walking. The patient stated that he could not ... Read more
ACFAS Board Delivers Lecture, Stipend, and ... a Game!

ACFAS Board President John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, welcomes students to the ACFAS Student Club meeting hosted by the ACFAS Board.

On November 8, the entire ACFAS Board of Directors and senior NYCPM staff hosted a meeting of the ACFAS Student Club at NYCPM. The meeting included a clinical lecture about interesting cases presented by Larry Rubin, DPM, FACFAS, and a residency director panel discussion including Drs. Thanh Dinh, Chris Reeves, Harry Schneider and John Steinberg. The meeting provided an opportunity for student questions ... Read more

While touring NYCPM, ACFAS members met some students in the gym and wanted to play a game of ping pong. ACFAS President John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, (left) and ACFAS Board Member Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS (right), take on two NYCPM students.
Maurais Now ABPM Board Certified!

Stephanie Maurais, DPM, Director of Radiology in the Department of Medical Sciences, shared the good news in November that she has received her ABPM board certification and is currently a diplomate of both ABFAS and ABPM.

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Preparing Podiatrists for the "Silver Tsunami" -
The Tidal Wave of Geriatric Patients

At the Silver Tsunami seminar were NYCPM's Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH, Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education; William Scherer, DPM; Allen M. Jacobs, DPM, the seminar's scientific chair; and Ronald Soave, DPM, NYCPM's Chair of the Department of Podiatric Medicine.

The subtitle of the first session of the Silver Tsunami seminar on Saturday, October 27 said it all: "Aging and the Expanding Role of the Podiatric Physician." The day-long seminar hosted by NYCPM focused on "improving management of geriatric patients," and concentrated specifically on: dermatologic issues, including malignancy; pharmacology in the elderly; vascular pathology and wound care; fall risk and neurological disorders; and ICD 10 considerations - improving access to care. The scientific chair and principal presenter was Allen M. Jacobs, DPM of St. Louis; William Scherer, DPM of Florida also presented, including a special lunchtime presentation "Behind the Scenes at a Dermopathology Lab." The event was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from BAKO Diagnostics, which NYCPM designated for this seminar.
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