Volume 6, Number 2 - February 2019
Canadian Students Complete NYCPM Rotation
Three senior students from the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR) spent eight (elective) weeks at NYCPM this winter, focusing on podiatric imaging, podopediatrics and podiatric medicine and surgery. We are expecting more students this summer. The three students who finished their rotation at NYCPM will next have relatively brief externships, receive their DPM degrees from UQTR and will go on ... Read more

At the luncheon for the Canadian students were (left to right): Joel Sturm, COO and Vice President for Administration; Michael J. Trepal, DPM ('81), FACFAS, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and Professor of Surgical Sciences; Canadian students Jean-Phillipe R. Chamberland; Marie-Claude Racine; and Joanie Vermeersch; Stephanie Maurais, DPM ('08), Clinical Instructor and Director, Radiology Section.
Get to Know ...

Briana G. Ramirez, DPT, PT
Instructor, Department of

Born and raised on Long Island, B riana Ramirez went to college and grad school at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY near Rochester, graduating in six years through an accelerated program with both a BS in Health Science and a DPT in 2015.
     Her first job out of school was with Professional Physical Therapy, the "largest outpatient orthopedic facility ... Read more
Student News
APMWA Announces 33rd Annual Student Writing Competition
The American Podiatric Medical Writers Association (APMWA) has announced its 33 rd Annual Student Writing Competition.
  • Papers must be non-technical in nature, i.e., on any topic that would be suitable for a lay publication.
  • There is no word limit. Papers will be graded for content, style, grammar, neatness, and overall impact.
  • First prize: $1,000, Second prize: $750, Third prize: $500. Prizes are sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin, and include recognition in the APMA NEWS and the APMWA Newsletter. Honorable Mention Certificates may also be awarded.
  • The competition is open to any enrolled podiatric student.
  • Entries must be received by 4/1/19 via e-mail to bblock@podiatrym.com.
  • Entries become the property of APMWA, which may arrange publication of the entry.
Trustee Wolchok Honored with Plaque
NYCPM honored FCNY Trustee Harold Wolchok with a plaque that recognizes him for donating several hundred fiction and nonfiction books to the NYCPM Library.
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Student News
Tippett (2019) Receives Michael Stone Award from ABFAS

Michael Stone Award winners for 2019: Front Row (L-R): Jeffrey Sanker (Western U.); Nassim Natalie Tabrizi (California); Chandler Ligas (Kent State);
Caroline Tippett (NYCPM). Back Row (L-R): Lauren Christie (Temple); Elizabeth Ansert (Barry U.); Jeanne Marie Louise Mirbey (Des Moines); 
Bethany Hine (Scholl); Ryan Lerch (Arizona).

In February ABFAS presented the Michael Stone Outstanding Professional Conduct Award to one student from each of the nine podiatric colleges at its 45 th annual meeting. Each college selects a student annually who embodies the highest standards of professionalism, deportment and ethics in the student's interactions with peers, patients, professors and staff. NYCPM's choice is Caroline Tippett of the Class of 2019! Winners receive a $2,000 cash award. Congratulations!
Alumni News
Joseph Starr, DPM ('40) Turns 100

Dr. Joseph Starr holds his great-grandson. 

Joseph Starr, DPM (1940) has informed Footprints that he celebrated his 100th birthday last June! Dr. Starr is a daily reader of PM News, and comments, "It amazes me how the profession has improved and moved closer to another degree change - MD. I am so proud of how podiatry has changed since I went to classes at the college." Congratulations Dr. Starr!  
Alumni News
Dr. Shapiro ('86) Dips for Charity

For the 11th time, Andrew Shapiro, DPM ('86) joined the Long Beach (NY) Polar Bear Club Dip in the Atlantic Ocean on Super Bowl Sunday (February 3) as part of a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. An estimated 5,000 brave souls participated, and according to PM News, organizers expect to raise over $500,000 from this event.
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