Week of November 21, 2016
Music and Medicine Event Pays Homage to Mozart

The life and virtuosity of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) was celebrated at the NYMC Music and Medicine event on November 17 in Nevins Auditorium. The program, which included a lecture by Stephen Moshman, M.D., fourth from left, SOM professor of clinical medicine, was complemented by musical selections performed by a string quartet from the Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Moshman examined the talent, genius and prodigy of Mozart, who during his short life of 35 years, composed more than 600 works including symphonies, concertos, operas, chamber and choral music. Dr. Moshman, who is also the conductor and music director of the Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra, was joined by, from left: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer;  Jennifer Ahn, violin;  Sarah Kuo, violin;  David Gerber, dean of instrumental performance and string faculty, Manhattan School of Music;  Nicholas Burkel, cello; and Tal McGee, viola. Click here for more photos and video.

NYMC Celebrates Westchester's Top Doctors

Nearly 30 percent of top Westchester Doctors are New York Medical College faculty members, according to Westchester Magazine's 2016 Top Doctors List (November 2016). This year's list is comprised of 664 physicians in 62 specialties, and includes 189 NYMC faculty members. Alan Gass, M.D., associate professor of medicine, is pictured on the cover. Read more...

StuHE Hosts Seventh Annual Career Mentor Session

Using a format that featured a series of brief but impactful one-on-one "interviews," the Seventh Annual SHSP Career Mentor Session, hosted by the Student Healthcare Executives Club (StuHE), offered students and recent alumni the opportunity to learn about a broad range of public health career opportunities in a very efficient manner. The event was organized by StuHE officers, with the guidance of faculty advisors Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. Studies, and Michael P. Shakarjian, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director, M.P.H. Environmental Health Science Studies. The 14 career "mentors" included professionals representing behavioral/community health, global health, environmental health, hospital systems and pharmaceuticals, recruiters and County Health Commissioners. For the first time, remote-access mentor sessions were available for distance learning (DL) students and SHSP alumni. More than 60 students and alumni participated in the session and participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with students and recent graduates enthusiastic about the help and direction they received: "It was extremely helpful, I got a follow-up contact for the next day," said one attendee, with another adding, "This session helped me affirm my job path." View the StuHE Career Mentor Session photo gallery  here.

NYMC Radiation Oncology Interest Club Selected as an ASCO-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group

The NYMC Radiation Oncology Interest Club was selected as a 2016-2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Sponsored Cancer Interest Group and received a $500 grant. ASCO is committed to supporting the next generation of cancer care providers through Cancer Interest Groups and helps connect medical students with resources for careers in oncology. The Radiation Oncology Interest Club executive board, from left: Fred (Cheng-Chia) Wu, M.D./Ph.D. '13, who serves as the club mentor and is currently a resident at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Nneamaka Ukatu, SOM Class of 2019, co-vice president;  Stephanie Duque, SOM Class of 2019, co-vice president, Sierra Vanderkelen, SOM Class of 2019, co-president, and Benjamin Catanese, SOM Class of 2019, co-president. "We are very excited about the grant and look forward to learning from our ASCO-sponsored peers," said Ms. Vanderkelen.

From left: Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, and Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, were presented with 2016 Dream Big Awards from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) at their gala on November 10. The awards recognize individuals who have helped advance the mission of PCRF to improve the care, quality of life and survival rates for children with cancer.

NYMC was well-represented at the Association of American Medical College's (AAMC) annual meeting held in Seattle, November 11-15.

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine (SOM), presented "Admissions Challenge: The AAMC Strategic Imperative - Selecting a "Culturally Competent, Diverse Workforce that Leads to Improved Health and Health Equity," at the Council of Dean's (COD) Ignite Session.

From left: Dr. Miller, Fern Juster, M.D., senior associate dean for admissions, and Robin Camhi Baum, M.S., assistant dean for admissions, presented "Promoting Diversity: Use of the Situational Judgment Test as an Admissions Screening Tool," the first findings of the impact of a situational judgment test as an adjunct admissions pre-interview screening tool at a U.S. allopathic medical school. The AAMC recognizes the need for a reliable pre-interview screening tool with predictive validity and acceptability - independent of academic metrics - that focuses on the inter- and intra-personal characteristics sought in medical students. The NYMC SOM is the first medical school in the U.S. to require applicants to take CASPer (Computer-assisted Assessment of Personal Characteristics), an on-line video, scenario-based, situational judgment test designed to assess these core entry-level personal characteristics. Data gathering and administrative support were provided by SOM Office of Admissions staff, James Demaio, director of information management; Kristen Nestler, admissions coordinator; and Jamie Zelig, administrative assistant.

Christopher Munson, SOM Class of 2017, presented "Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Advocacy Committee: A Novel Means of Fostering Professionalism in Medical Education."

Stephen P. Shapero, SOM Class of 2018, presented "NYMedTalks: Creating and Establishing a Sustainable, Impactful and Educational, Annual Student-Led, Faculty-Supported Interprofessional Conference," co-authored by J. Henry Feng, SOM Class of 2017; Lydia Bunker, SOM Class of 2017; Qais Karim, SOM Class of 2017; Donald A. Risucci, Ph.D., professor of surgery and assistant dean for assessment and evaluation; and Penny Liberatos, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and community health, and director, M.P.H. Studies Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion.

William A. Steadman II, M.A., senior associate dean for the School of Medicine, presented "Medical School Sustainability and Growth: Data-Driven Decision Making."


New York Medical College Leadership News

The Huffington Post - 11/14/2016 
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Politico New York - 11/11/2016 
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Faculty News

The Jewish Voice - 11/16/2016 
Lori W. Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of family and community medicine and associate dean for community health affairs

Physical Therapy Products - 11/16/2016 
Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

AMSNY - 11/15/2016 
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy 

TMCnet.com - 11/14/2016 
Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy Janet P. Dolot, P.T., D.P.T., Dr.P.H., OCS, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News - 11/11/2016
John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., chairman and professor of pathology and director of clinical pathology, Westchester Medical Center 

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Tuesday, November 22
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 23
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Medicine, 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.
College Early Closing
3:00 p.m. 
Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving - College Closed All Day
Friday, November 25
Day After Thanksgiving - College Closed All Day

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Graduate Student Association

Snowman Project

starting on
Monday, November 21
11:00 a.m. 
MEC Lobby

Holiday Gift Drive for Sheltering Arms. You will find a snowman decorated with handwritten gift requests from children in the New York area.

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  Office of Undergraduate Medical Education 
Grand Rounds

"Advisory Dean Programs: Personalizing Academic and Career Advising for Medical Students"

Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chancellor for University Student Affairs, Senior Associate Dean, School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Tuesday, November 29
5:00 p.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center 

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School of Health Sciences and Practice 
DPT Class of 2018 Community Service Project Presentations

Thursday, December 1
12:15 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

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School of Medicine

The 13th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professorship & Research Day

"How to Write and Thrive in Academics"

Distinguished Visiting Professor:

Carol EH Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
 Professor Emeritus of Surgery University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

December 14
10:00 a.m.

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School of Medicine 

Alumni Association Raffle


You have the unique opportunity to Win a Week in the Hamptons. Only 200 tickets being sold for $100 each .

Raffle Drawing:
December 14, 2016

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CMDA Winter Coat Drive

Donate coats (and blankets) to the local Grasslands Homeless Shelter

Donation boxes are located in the lobbies of student housing, MEC, BSB, and Skyline.

Donations will be collected through January.

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