Week of October 5, 2016
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Celebrates Grand Opening

Joining the ribbon cutting from left are:  NYS Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti; NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Westchester County Legislator Margaret A. Cunzio; Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Carol Gomez Summerhays, D.D.S., president of the American Dental Association; Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Alan Kadish, M.D., president; Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., TCDM founding dean; NYS Senator Terrence Murphy, and Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer.

Smile! The Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College commemorated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting celebration on September 28 on the portico of its home, 19 Skyline Drive - a milestone event for New York State's first new dental school in 50 years and the first dental school under Jewish auspices outside of the state of Israel. Touro and NYMC leadership, along with students, staff and faculty, joined local and regional elected officials and dental industry leaders including Carol Gomez Summerhays, D.D.S., president of the American Dental Association, for the afternoon festivities. The Chromatic Scalers, the TCDM acapella group, opened the ceremony with a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. View the TCDM photo gallery here. Read the press release here. Read more...

SOM Hosts Second Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

The School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted its Second Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on September 19. This year's theme was "Considering Diversity in Equitable Health Care." Camille A. Clare, M.D., M.P.H. '11, second from right, interim associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the School of Medicine, welcomed participants to the meeting. Highlights of the conference included opening remarks by D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., left, dean of the School of Medicine, and a discussion of the best practices for diversity in an academic medical school and health system led by Gary Butts, M.D., second from left, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Mount Sinai Health System and dean of diversity programs, policy and community affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Butts explained the evolution, design and priority focus areas of a model academic health system diversity program, and expressed that the approach to diversity in such systems is not an overnight process, but requires the commitment of several stakeholders. View the SOM Second Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference photo gallery here. Read more...

SOM Recognizes Three Decades of Lectures on Clinical Aspects of Staph and Strep Infections

For more than three decades second-year NYMC medical students in the medical microbiology course have benefitted from the knowledge, wisdom and good sense of guest lecturer Henry M. Frey, M.D., left, who presents on clinical aspects of staph and strep infections each year in the early fall. Jan Geliebter, Ph.D., right, professor of microbiology and immunology and otolaryngology and course director for medical microbiology, was pleased to recognize Dr. Frey for his dedication with a plaque presentation prior to the lecture on September 28. Dr. Frey received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Harvard University and then worked for NASA where he worked as an aerospace engineer on space shuttle engine design. A change of heart led him to medical school at New York University School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency in pediatrics and an infectious disease fellowship at NYU where he was awarded the Bristol Fellowship by the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Frey recently retired from private practice in pediatrics and pediatric/adult infectious diseases. He served as chief of infectious diseases at St. Joseph's Medical Center and chief of staff at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. Dr. Frey's accomplishments include diverse publications ranging from "CCR-5 Genotype and Resistance to Vertical Transmission of HIV-1" to "Kinetic Performance of Barrier-Cooled Rocket Nozzles."

NYMC Is a Founding Member of the Nationwide High Value Practice Academic Research Alliance

NYMC has joined the ranks of more than 30 academic institutions as members of the High-Value Practice Academic Research Alliance (HVPARA), a consortium working to advance high-value medical practice through collaboration, research, innovation and education. A key element of the HVPARA will be its annual National Research Symposium. The inaugural National Research Symposium of the High-Value Practice Academic Research Alliance, will take place on October 9, 2017 in Baltimore, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The symposium will include abstract presentations demonstrating evidence of cost reduction in concert with patient care quality improvement, educational lectures from leaders in high-value care and best-practice presentations including Rita Redberg, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and editor-in-chief of JAMA International, Chris Moriates, M.D., assistant dean for healthcare value at Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, and Richard Duszak, M.D., vice chair of health policy and practice, Department of Radiology at Emory University. Click here for more information on the HVPARA.

The Flu Vaccine is Now Available in Health Services

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at the Office of Health Services located in the Basic Sciences Building for full-time students and employees. 
No appointment is necessary, however the nurse practitioner is not available between the hours of 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019, Britny Keith, center, Benjamin Mann, left, and Suraj Parikh, who were awarded New York Academy of Medicine 2016 student award grants in June, presented the findings of their summer research at the New York Academy of Medicine's 2016 Medical and Dental Student Forum on August 18. Mr. Mann and Mr. Parikh, both recipients of Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grants in Urology presented "Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in Male Stress Urinary Incontinence" and "Exploration of Renoprotective Mechanisms of Antioxidants in Oxidative Renal Cell Injury," respectively. Ms. Keith, recipient of a Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research, presented "Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Multiple Health Problems."


New York Medical College Leadership News

The Yeshiva World - 9/29/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

Dr. Alan Kadish: September Is Childhood Obesity Month - Get The Facts
Latest News Online - 9/28/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

Westchester County Association - 9/26/2016
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer (photo four, center) 
BioInc@NYMC (photo ten)

Hospital Newspaper - September 2016 
D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean, School of Medicine
Faculty News 

The Queens Times - 9/29/2016
 Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics 

NY Metro Parents Magazine - 9/28/2016
Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., DABFM, FAAFP, distinguished lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Health Sciences 

Dark Daily - 9/28/2016
Michael Phillips, M.D., clinical professor of medicine 

MidHudsonNews - 9/26/2016
William N. Ross, Ph.D., professor of physiology
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News
News 12 Westchester - 9/29/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

The Journal News - 9/29/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president 

MidHudsonNews - 9/29/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

New York Medical College is not responsible for the content or accuracy of what may be reported in print or online media.

Monday, October 3
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Holiday
All day
Tuesday, October 4
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Holiday
All day
Wednesday, October 5
Department of Medicine:  Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m. 
Department of Medicine: Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6
Bake Sale and Raffle: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
12:00 p.m.
Bake Sale and Raffle: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, October 9
18th Annual Race for Rehab
7:30 a.m.

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School of Health Sciences and Practice StuHE Team

Bake Sale and Raffle
to benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2016

Thursday, October 6

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
BSB Lounge
SHSP Lobby

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
SHSP Lobby 

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School of Health Sciences and Practice

18th Annual Race for Rehab

Sunday, October 9
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Race: 9:00 a.m.
MEC Lobby

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School of Health Sciences and Practice StuHE Team

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Sunday, October 16

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Walk: 9:00 a.m.
Manhattanville College
Purchase, New York

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Medical Education Grand Rounds
Preparing the Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow

Wednesday, October 19
5:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Annex Boardroom

James Stoller, M.D., M.S.
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hairman, Education Institute, professor of medicine at
Jean Wall Bennett, chair of
Samson Global Leadership Endowed Chair Cleveland

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School of Medicine

Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony

Friday, October 28
10:00 a.m.
SUNY Purchase 
Performing Arts Center
Purchase, New York

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