Week of December 18, 2017
Prominent Trauma Surgeon Addresses 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day

John A. Savino, M.D., left, the Felicien Steichen Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Rifat Latifi, M.D., right, professor of surgery, director of the Department of Surgery and program director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, welcomed prominent trauma surgeon, George C. Velmahos, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.Ed., as the keynote speaker of the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day on December 13. Dr. Velmahos, who is the F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), trauma program leader for the Center for Integration of Medicine with Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and the founder of the Center for Early Trauma Research at MGH, presented "Selective Nonoperative Management of Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen: From Heresy to New Religion." The day featured poster and podium presentations to honor the late Dr. DelGuercio's leadership and pioneering research during his 24-year tenure as chairman of the Department of Surgery, and to stimulate and promote surgical research at NYMC. View the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day photo gallery here. View the 14th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio Professorship and Research Day proceedings. Read the full article...

GSA Organizes Successful Second Annual Snowman Project

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences hosted a holiday gift drive for Sheltering Arms, an organization working to strengthen the education, well-being, and development of vulnerable children, youth, and families across the New York metro area. A snowman trimmed with handwritten gift requests adorned the BSB lobby for members of the NYMC community to purchase. Faculty, students and staff rallied and 150 presents were collected and wrapped at gift trimming party on December 8. From left: Marianna Jolly, vice chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; LaToya McLean, chair of community building; Fatima Arif, secretary; Kristopher Thompson, M.S. candidate; Charles White, president; Dana Weinstein, chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; Joshua Vazhappilly, vice president; and Berlini Narampanawe, treasurer.

SOM P2P Committee Recognizes Role Models at NYMC

The School of Medicine (SOM) Peer to Peer (P2P) Committee celebrates the exemplary students of NYMC with Professionals of NYMC, a forum for students to recognize each other as peer role models and showcase students who demonstrate the ideals valued most as future healthcare professionals. The initiative recognizes students in the NYMC community who embody the school's core graduation competencies, including outstanding acts of patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, collaboration and professionalism. It is the hope that Professionals of NYMC will inspire all members of the NYMC community to make a positive difference in the lives of others. One selected winner per class will receive recognition in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) during the application to residency process. Have you seen a classmate do something awesome and inspiring? Send your nominations to nymcp2p@gmail.com. Read more about the Professionals of NYMC...

The cover of the October 2017 issue of Environmental Microbiology, a high impact microbiology journal, featured a figure from a review paper by New York Medical College authors Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor of microbiology and immunology and associate professor of medicine, Henry P. Godfrey, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and medicine, and Julia Bugrysheva, Ph.D. '05, who published "Sleeper cells: The stringent response and persistence in the Borreliella (Borrelia) burgdorferi enzootic cycle" in that issue.


New York Medical College News
Faculty News

November - December 2017 

Expanded Cardiology Offerings in Dutchess County (page 3)
Syed H.M. Naqvi, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

The Westchester Warriors: Fighting for Pediatric Cancer Patients (page 4)
Pictured: Mitchell Cairo, M.D., center, professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and cell biology and anatomy, associate chairman of the Department of Pediatrics

She Hasn't Got Time for the Pain (page 8)
Yigal Samocha, M.D., clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery

Saved by Teamwork (page 10)
Justin G. Santarelli. M.D.. assistant professor of neurosurgery

Brotherly Love (page 12)
Robyn G. Matloff, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics
Gregory R. Veillette, M.D., assistant professor of surgery
Thomas Diflo, M.D., professor of surgery

Nourishing Newborns (page 16)
Boriana Parvez, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics
Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics
Heather L. Brumberg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics

A Grueling Workout Unmasked This Fitness Trainer's Hidden Cardiac Condition (page 18)
Sei Iwai, M.D., professor of medicine

Just the Facts: Hand Hygiene (page 20)
Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Just the Facts: Are you a Compulsive Hoarder (page 21)
Alexander C. Lerman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Lowey Announces $586k in Federal Funds for Cardiovascular Disease Research at NYMC
Congresswoman Nita Lowey - 12/13/2017
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology 

NY Medical College Receives Federal Funds For Research
White Plains Patch - 12/13/2017
Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology 

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
Health - 12/12/2017 
Peter L. Richel, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

The Oz Blog - 12/11/2017
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology

Inquisitr - 12/10/2017 
Anthony A. Starpoli, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Newsday (login required) - 12/9/2017
Deborah M. Friedman, M.D., professor of pediatrics 

Westfair Online - 12/8/2017 
John H. Wolk, M.D., assistant professor of pathology 

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Monday, December 18
Department of Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 20
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 21
Department of Urology Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Friday, December 22
NYMC Closes at Noon 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 25
NYMC Closed - Christmas Day All day
Wednesday, December 27
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Monday, January 1
NYMC Closed - New Year's Day All day

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