Week of March 20, 2017
Class of 2017 Earns Choice Residencies at Match Day

At high noon on the third Friday in March, otherwise known as Match Day, the Medical Education Center lobby was filled to capacity as the School of Medicine Class of 2017 tore open their envelopes from the National Resident Matching Program and learned where they will be going for their residency training. True to tradition, the 200+ graduating doctors-to-be and their families and friends cheered, shed tears and embraced when found out where they will complete the next phase of their medical education. This year's "Match" was a record-high with 35,969 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vying for 31,757 positions, the most ever offered in the Match. View the Match Day photo gallery here. Read more...

Medical Students Observe GHHS National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

NYMC medical students were proud to participate in National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care in February, an event sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The events of Solidarity Week, celebrated this year February 13-17, are designed to strengthen the critical bond that exists between patients and people who care for them. NYMC third- and fourth-year medical students promoted Solidarity Week at affiliates Westchester Medical Center and NYC Health+Hospitals/Metropolitan. Read more...

Students Volunteer at 2017 Special Olympics New York State Winter Games

New York Medical College and Touro College of Dental Medicine students stepped out to volunteer at the 2017 Special Olympics New York State Winter Games held at the Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y. on February 17-18. More than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the state participated in games featuring competitions in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey and snowshoeing. Read more...

TCDM Students Participate in ADEA's Hack-a-thon

Five members of Touro College of Dental Medicine's (TCDM) inaugural class attended the American Dental Education Association's (ADEA) "Hack-a-Thon" event recently at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The Hack-a-thon is a competition to create the best dental school curriculum. The teams were a mix of students from nine dental schools− TCDM, New York University, Tufts, Boston University, Harvard, University of New England, Stony Brook, University of Connecticut, and Buffalo.

Students were encouraged to think outside the box and incorporate experiences and insights from their various backgrounds to create an innovative dental program. Each group focused on two areas to incorporate into their curriculum, such as public health and licensure. The day ended with presentations by each team followed by the selection of first and second-place winners.

TCDM's Aman Kumar, top left, was on the winning team whose curriculum included a flipped classroom educational model, interprofessional case presentations and a mentorship program. Others pictured are: top from left: Benjamin Droney and Alexander Black. Bottom from left: Morgan Atanasio and Sonia Suri.
Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director Health Sciences Library and assistant professor of family and community medicine, was elected to serve as a director of the Medical Library Association for a three-year term.

John T. Fallon III M.D., Ph.D., back center, professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor of medicine, received the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) annual meeting held March 4-5 in San Antonio. Dr. Fallon presented "Myocarditis: Infection or Autoimmune Reaction? Deep Sequencing Analyses." At the meeting Dr. Fallon was joined by current and former residents in the Department of Pathology, back from left: Taliya Farooq, M.D.; Faisal Saeed, M.D.; Humayun K. Islam, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pathology and clinical medicine; Minghao Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pathology. Front from left: Sina Zommorodian, M.D.; Esther Yoon, M.D.; Judy Sarungbam, M.D.; and Shilpa Jain, M.D.
Michael Nesheiwat, M.D., distinguished visiting professor in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Putnam County Health Commissioner, (wearing dark suit, bottom right center), was joined by 45 "field staff" members of the Putnam County Department of Health, several of them SHSP alumni, in celebration of their agency's 50th anniversary. (Drone photo by Daniel J. Reis, Putnam County Department of Health)


New York Medical College Leadership News

A Dangerous Rise In Anti-Semitism: The Past Is Present
The Huffington Post - 3/14/2017
Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Faculty News

Westchester Health Care Providers Alarmed by GOP Plan
Westfair Online - 3/16/2017
Robert G. Lerner, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology 
Gino C. Bottino, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of medicine 
Lindsay C. Farrell, M.B.A., president and CEO of Open Door Family Medical Centers and instructor of family and community medicine

Torah Musings - 3/15/2017
Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

HealthDay - 3/14/2017 
Ami S. Baxi M.D., instructor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences 

MD News - 3/3/2017 
Kaveh Alizadeh, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery 
Nitin Kumar Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology 
Jin Li M.D., Ph.D., clinical associate professor of neurology 
Gary Rogg M.D., assistant professor of medicine

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

Tuesday, March 21
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
9:30 a.m.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
Confronting Violence: Improving Women's Lives
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
29th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum
8:30 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rouds 9:00 a.m.
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m.
Touro M.S. in Biology Education Information Session
5:00 p.m.

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Health Sciences Library

Confronting Violence: Improving Women's 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00 p.m.
BSB Lobby 

Special Presentation by

Padmini Murphy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES,
professor of public health practice, global health program director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

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29th Graduate Student Research Forum Keynote Presentation

Hepatitis C: From Discovery to Cure
Wednesday, March 22 
3:45 p.m. 
MEC Nevins 

Charles Rice, Ph.D.  
Director, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease Rockefeller University

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Town Hall Meeting


Tuesday, March 28
Nevins Auditorium (MEC) 
Session 1:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Session 2:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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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A cappella Invitational  


Wednesday, March 29
6:30 p.m.
Cooke Auditorium 

Join us for a night of musical performances hosted by the Arrhythmias, the Chromatic Scalers and the Borborygmi Bells.

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Third Annual 

At Crossroads: Healthcare and Technology in our Future

Friday, March 31
8:00 a.m.

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Rise of the Machines?

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine

Join the NYMC community as we learn about the inter-disciplinary influence of medicine, public health, and technology from experts in every field.

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