Week of February 20, 2018
Biomedical Ethics Authority to Address the Class of 2018 at the 159th Commencement Exercises

Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, professor of medicine, professor of health policy and management, and deputy director for medicine of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, has been selected to address the Class of 2018 at New York Medical College's 159th Commencement exercises to be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Dr. Sugarman is an internationally recognized leader in the field of biomedical ethics, with particular expertise in applying empirical methods and evidence-based standards for evaluating and analyzing bioethical issues. His contributions to both medical ethics and policy include his work on the ethics of informed consent, umbilical cord blood banking, stem cell research, international HIV prevention research, global health and research oversight. Read the full article...
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Hits The Mark Again...Twice

The Department of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) recently achieved outstanding outcomes in two educational standards-full reaccreditation and 100 percent first-time passing rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination-validating its excellence in physical therapy education. The D.P.T. program received full reaccreditation for ten years from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), with a written commendation. The program was found to be in full compliance with all standards and required elements for reaccreditation, and CAPTE stated they appreciated the thorough and professional manner in which the accreditation obligations were addressed in the official notification letter: "The Commission commends the program for the quality of its Self-study Report. The Program submitted a well-written, thorough, concise and comprehensive Self-study Report that clearly conveyed the nature and scope of the educational experience." In the formal Summary of Action, CAPTE noted, "The program is meeting its mission as evidenced by a focus on community service, scholarship, and interprofessional collaboration within the program that fosters a commitment to the health and wellness of society." Read the full article...

Overseas Speech-Language Pathology Program Enriches Understanding of SLP in Other Cultures

As four students (Nadia Ashour, third from left, Avery Dakin, fourth from left, Shannon Stocks, second from left, and Katherine Undly, second from right) in the speech-language pathology (SLP) program in the School of Health Sciences and Practice, embark on their last year of study, they take with them the knowledge and reflect on the experience they gained as the pilots of the first NYMC overseas speech-language pathology program. Led by Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, far right, associate professor of speech-language pathology and director of the post-graduate Certificate Program in Pediatric Dysphagia, the cross-cultural program was aimed at providing a unique opportunity for SLP students to understand the state of their profession outside of the U.S. mainland. The goal: to enrich their understanding of how culture, language and perception of health care can affect their practice-all while further developing their clinical skills. Read the full article...
BioInc@NYMC Launches New Website

Be sure to take a look at the newly designed BioInc@NYMC website and read about the latest news and developments.
Michael S. Goligorsky, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, pharmacology and physiology, the Alvin I. Goodman Chair in Nephrology, and director of Renal Research Institute, was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris, France, on February 7. The meeting on endothelial dysfunction was organized with the Research Commission of the French Society of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Dr. Goligorsky presented "Endothelial Dysfunction and its Role in Renal Disease."
New York Medical College Leadership News

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales tours New York Medical College
The Business Journal - 2/9/2018
Benjamin Chouake, M.D., Board of Trustees member
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Katharine Yamulla, director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM

Faculty News

Being a Single Dad Can Take a Big Toll on Health
HealthDay - 2/14/2018
Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
Ten Minutes with Dr. Anthony Cahan
Townvibe Bedford - March-April 2018  
Anthony C. Cahan, M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery
New department head at NYMC
The Business Journal - 2/9/2018
Raj K. Tiwari, Ph.D., interim chairman and professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, associate professor of otolaryngology and graduate program director 
BioInc@NYMC News
New leadership guides international initiative at New York Medical College biotech incubator
The Business Journal - 2/9/2018
Deborah Novick, executive director of BioInc@NYMC
David Raab, executive vice president of the Touro College and University System

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Tuesday, February 20
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 21
Department of Pediatrics 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 Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar
2:00 p.m.
Department of Health Policy and Management Seminar
3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar
11:30 a.m.

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School of Health Sciences and Practice Seminar Series

Disney at New York Medical College: Providing a Compassionate Healing Experience

Howard Blanchette, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Wednesday, February 21
3:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive, 1S-F53

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Department of Pharmacology

Human Translational Studies on Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases
Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.H.A. 
Chief, Laboratory of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 28
12:30 p.m.
Nevins Auditorium (MEC)

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Touro College of Dental Medicine  at New York Medical College

2nd Annual Gala
Monday, March 12
6:00 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton Westchester

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HeLa Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Creating Healthy Communities: Collaboration. Innovation. Transformation.
Monday, March 19
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

Hear from experts about issues impacting our diverse patient populations and communities we serve.

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Save the Date
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, April 19 
4:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Ground Floor Dining

Join Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, for a State of the College update, followed by a Q&A session. 

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Save the Date
159th Commencement Exercises
Wednesday, May 23
5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue 
(at 57th Street)
New York, NY 10019

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