Medical Education & the Physician Workforce: 
October 2017
Highlights
NY1: State Scholarship Aims to Expand Diversity in Medical Field 

NY1 visited Albert Einstein College of Medicine to learn about AMSNY's new state-sponsored Diversity in Medicine Scholarship, first hand from one of the recipients. Learn more.
Medical Education & Training
University at Buffalo: Instruction is Priority as Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Heads Downtown

Six years after the decision was made to relocate the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo downtown, the move-in is underway.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine: A Patient's Journey Inspires Future Physicians

Last month, first- and second-year NYITCOM students took a break from the classroom to hear firsthand how a patient's life was forever changed by a diagnosis of leukemia. Learn more.
Albany Medical College: Local Colleges Collaborate to Implement Training on Substance Use Disorders

Albany Medical College's Department of Psychiatry is collaborating with The Sage Colleges and the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to implement training in identification and intervention strategies for substance use disorders (SUD) and "risky" use of substances. The training is supported by a three-year, $850,000 grant.  Learn more.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo: What Can Prehistoric Animals Teach Us About Human Anatomy? Plenty, It Turns Out

Ancient mammals. Prehistoric hyenas. The evolution of dogs. Not your typical research subjects for a medical school faculty member, but then Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, is not a typical medical school faculty member.  Learn more.
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine: Following a Path to Wellness

On October 26, students and faculty and staff members gathered together to celebrate the unveiling of The Healing Path, a student-driven project led by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) students Matthew Goldfinger (D.O. '19)Samantha Gottlieb (D.O. '20), and Alexander Nello (D.O. '18).  Learn more.
Faculty
Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Physician Receives Grant to Train the Next Generation of Bronx-Grown Medical Professionals

Juan Robles, M.D., attending physician at Montefiore Health System and assistant professor of family and social medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has earned a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support Bronx students pursuing healthcare careers and create a more inclusive workforce dedicated to underserved communities.  Learn more.
University of Rochester Medical Center's Seymour Schwartz, Surgery Icon, Honored on National Stage

Fifty years ago when Seymour I. Schwartz, M.D., finished writing the first-edition manuscript of a textbook that's known as the "surgeon's Bible," there were no CT scans, no biomarkers, and the most common way to diagnose cancer was to open up the patient in the operating room.  Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Anthony Hollenberg Appointed Chairman of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief 

Dr. Anthony Hollenberg, a leading physician-scientist specializing in endocrinology, has been appointed chairman of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective Feb. 1.  Learn more.
University of Rochester Medical Center Scientist Lynne Maquat Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., an internationally recognized researcher who studies what happens in our cells during disease, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.  Learn more.
Weill Cornell Medicine: Fitzgerald Named Director of Center for Global Health

Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, an international leader in infectious diseases, has been named director of the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Dr. Fitzgerald will build upon Weill Cornell Medicine's legacy of global engagement, which is reflected in more than 20 global health programs spanning six continents.  Learn more.
Events
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell: Student Studies Showcased at Scholarship Day 2017

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell hosted its sixth annual Scholarship Day on Nov. 1, 2017, featuring the investigative work of nearly 80 Zucker School of Medicine students, the largest group of presenters at Scholarship Day festivities to date comprised of both MD and MD/PhD candidates.  Learn more.
New York Medical College School of Medicine Class of 2021 Officially Dons White Coats for the First Time

They processed in as medical students but the School of Medicine Class of 2021 recessed out vested as members of the medical community proudly wearing their new white coats and shouldering the responsibilities of medicine.  Learn more.
Zucker School of Medicine Students Celebrate the Start of Their Professional Journey

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell presented nearly 100 new medical students with white coats at a special ceremony held at the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University on Oct. 23, 2017.   Learn more.
Other News
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons: NYC Landmark Celebrates P&S on 250th Anniversary of First Day of Classes

New York Medical College's Center for Disaster Medicine Leads Medical Mission to Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, it turned a paradise into a barren countryside with no electricity, clean water or medical supplies for the thousands of inhabitants trying to survive. Leadership at NYMC, including the Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters, saw the suffering and resolve of the Puerto Rican people and pledged to help them.  Learn more.
Read more from the medical schools!

Albany Medical College
 Albert Einstein College of Medicine
CUNY School of Medicine
 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
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