Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
October 2017
Highlights
Pipeline Program Helps Future Doctor Pursue Goal of Improving Community Healthcare

While growing up in Brooklyn, Sheba Ebhote, the daughter of a Guyanese immigrant, saw her family struggle to access quality healthcare.  The experience inspired her at an early age to pursue becoming a physician and work in an inner-city community similar to her own, to provide better healthcare than she received. She worked hard to pursue her dream, but when she arrived at college, she found that her high school curriculum had not prepared her with a good foundation to tackle college courses. Learn more.
AMSNY Students and Grads Talk Diversity in Medicine with Assemblymembers

Assemblymembers Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Michael Blake  attended a luncheon hosted by the University at Buffalo with AMSNY pipeline program students and graduates, including current UB post-baccalaureate students, scholarship awardees, practicing physicians who are alumni of the post-bac program, and program staff, to discuss the program and how it has impacted their lives. 
Medical Education & Training
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Sammy Chalmers, Ph.D.'s Life Experiences Influence a Career Path

When she was in high school, Samantha "Sammy" Chalmers fell ill, and it took nearly six months for doctors to diagnose that an autoimmune disease was at the root of her health problems. Although Sammy was frustrated by the lack of understanding about her disease and how difficult it was to determine what was wrong, it sparked an interest in medicine that ultimately led her to pursue a Ph.D. at Einstein.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine:  My Stepping "Stone" to Osteopathic Medicine

As osteopathic medical students, we learn to view the human body as a whole unit consisting of body, mind, and spirit. We are taught that all systems are interconnected, that structure is related to function, and that the body is self-regulating and self-healing.  Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell: The Art of Improving Clinicians' Observation Skills

In the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, medical students and physicians from the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell huddle closely together to study works of art on view in  Converging Voices: Gender and Identity . This exhibition features works that confront multiple issues of identity including gender, ethnicity, class and sexuality.  Learn more.
Faculty
SUNY Downstate Signals New Chapter with the Inauguration of Dr. Wayne J. Riley as the 17th President of the Academic Medical Center

The installation of Dr. Riley as president of the renowned academic medical center begins a new chapter for SUNY Downstate, which has been serving the people of Brooklyn since its founding in 1860. Dr. Riley brings more than 25 years of experience of progressive policy implementation and leadership.  Learn more.
Columbia University Commits Another $100 Million to Faculty Diversity

Columbia University will expand its ongoing commitment to diversity in its faculty, dedicating another $100 million over the next five years-in addition to $85 million since 2005-to support recruitment and career development for professors, doctoral and post-doctoral students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education .   Learn more.
University of Rochester Medical Center: Patrick Brophy Named Chair of Pediatrics  

Patrick Brophy, M.D., MHCDS, who currently serves as Director of Pediatric Nephrology at University of Iowa Health Care, has been named the next William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and physician-in-chief of Golisano Children's Hospital (GCH), pending approval by the University Board of Trustees.  Learn more.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Announce New Chair of Radiology

Internationally acclaimed radiologist and researcher Judy Yee, M.D., FACR, has been named professor and university chair of the department of radiology at Montefiore Health System  and Albert Einstein College of Medicine .   Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Olivier Elemento Appointed Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine

Events
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine to Hold Gala

The 10th anniversary event at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will benefit underrepresented minority students, honor Harlem leaders and school founders Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine: 40 Years of Evolution and Revolution in Osteopathic Medicine

In 1977, a small group of visionary founders put forth the radical idea to establish an osteopathic medical school in New York. Today,  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) is the second largest osteopathic medical school in the U.S., with two campuses (in Old Westbury, N.Y., and Jonesboro, Ark.) and more than 7,400 graduates practicing in all 50 states and 18 countries .   Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell: Osler Society Presents A 'Must-See' for Students and Professionals in the Care of Patients

The Osler Society of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell kicked off its season of art and medicine with a new one-woman show called "I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow" by Anna Snapp-a comically dark story about Snapp's battle with physical and mental illness.  Learn more.
Other News
Stony Brook Leads Health Sciences Program in Project Establishing a Sustainable Village in Haiti

Stony Brook University is one of the 10 State University of New York (SUNY) campuses and five non-for-profit organizations establishing a sustainable village and learning community in Akay√®, Haiti. The project is being supported by an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Stony Brook University is the lead campus for the health sciences component of the initiative.  Learn more.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:  Bringing Mental Health to Liberia, Residents Mentor Nurses a World Away

The voice came through loud and surprisingly clear given how unreliable the internet connection in Liberia can be.  Kebbeh Subah was in her home staring down at the screen, four hours ahead and 4,600 miles away near the West African coast.   Learn more.
University at Buffalo Launches Webpage to Highlight Medical School's Move Downtown

The University at Buffalo has launched a new  webpage to highlight the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  The new webpage is designed to raise the regional and national visibility of the new building, providing the public with information about its impact on the community, on research and on patient care, as well as its impact on medical education at UB .   Learn more.
Stony Brook Medicine to Assist Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Stony Brook Medicine is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and will send  a 24-person health care team consisting of physicians, nurses, paramedics, staff and supplies to the storm-ravaged area. The outreach team will stay in Puerto Rico for two weeks to start, and from there it will be determined if more Stony Brook volunteers will join the continuing effort.  Stony Brook Medicine hopes to be able to send medicines, healthcare equipment and "disposables" such as sutures, endotracheal tubes, catheters, etc .
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