Week of March 21, 2016
Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, Is Named Associate Dean for Community Health Affairs for the School of Medicine

Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, assistant professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed associate dean for community health affairs for the School of Medicine (SOM). In her role, in the newly created SOM Community Health Affairs Office, Dr. Solomon will manage the community-based portfolio of SOM programs, including public projects, private initiatives and public-private partnerships and liaise effectively with community-based partners. She will coordinate community-based SOM impact studies (i.e., national community-based medical school rankings, state physician workforce, regional economic impact, etc.) and in conjunction with the senior associate dean for academic administration and the clinical chairs ad hoc sub-committee, she will co-develop the three year operating plan and budget for a new primary care-focused SOM faculty practice plan. Read more...
28th Annual GSRF Highlights Impressive Student Research

Twenty-nine students in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences were proud to show off their reseach at the 28th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on March 15. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the event featured poster and oral presentations by graduate students and a keynote address by Patrick Sung, Ph.D., far right, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of therapeutic radiology at Yale University School of Medicine, who presented "The Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in DNA Break Repair." Dr. Sung's research focuses on mechanisms associated with homology-directed repair of DNA double-strand breaks in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and in mammalian cells. Read more...
Town Hall Meeting Introduces NYMC TouroOne Student Portal

In what he referred to as a "tremendous collective effort," David Raab, left, executive vice president, Touro College and University System (TCUS), introduced the NYMC community to the final stage of the TouroOne integration project, the Student Module, at a Town Hall Meeting on March 16. Speaking to NYMC students, faculty and staff, Mr. Raab and Matthew Bonilla, right, vice president of student administrative services, TCUS, presented the overarching goals of the initiative, discussed benefits and features to NYMC constituencies and unveiled the look of the new NYMC student portal. Read more...
Stephanie A. Halvax, M.S. '15, is one of 16 students, to obtain a perfect score on the national speech-language pathology board examination, the PRAXIS, one of the requirements for national certification and state licensure in the field. More than 8,000 students nationwide sat for the exam. The PRAXIS examination was recently reconstructed and revalidated and the new exam has been in place for one year. NYMC graduates have historically maintained a record-breaking first-time pass rate of 100%. 

Meera Kumanan , left, a Yorktown High School student mentored in the lab of Nasreen S. Haque, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, placed third in the category of cellular/molecular biology at the 31st Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held on March 8 - 9 at the University of Albany, State University of New York. She presented "MTOR Regulates the Phenotypic Modulation of De-differentiated Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Vascular Disease."

Tamara Mestvirishvili, right, an undergraduate student at the City University of New York, being mentored by Nasreen S. Haque, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, was awarded the outstanding presentation prize for excellent research at the "Regenerative Medicine: Transitioning Therapeutics from Cells to the Clinic" conference hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences and F1000 on February 22. She presented a poster, "Mesenchymal Stem Cells Mediated Immunosuppression of Mouse Splenocytes is Mediated via the CCL1/CCR8 Pathway."

New York Medical College Leadership News

Patch.com (all editions) -  3/11/2016 
Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and CEO 

New York Medical College News

Patch.com - 3/15/2016
Vivek Hariharan was mentored by Arthur J.L. Cooper, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;  Kruti Sutaria and Anisha Duvvi were mentored by Dorothy A. Frenz, Ph.D., Research Professor of Cell Biology, and Anatomy and Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy

Faculty News

Westchester Magazine - 3/17/2016
Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Otago Daily News -  3/15/2016 
Jonathan Fisher, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology

Affiliate News

Local Talk News -  3/12/2016
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Tuesday, March 22
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m.
William Cullen Bryant Reception and Exhibit 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology  Seminar
8:00 a.m.
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
9:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar
11:00 a.m. 
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
The 60th Annual AOA Visiting Professor's Lecture 5:00 p.m.
Touro Graduate School of Education Master of Science in Biology Education 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 24
Department of Pharmacology 10:00 a.m.
William Cullen Bryant Exhibit and Reception 

Tuesday, March 22 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
BSB Lobby and
Health Sciences Library 

Remarks from several Bryant scholars and a guided tour of the NYMC William Cullen Bryant exhibit, on display in the NYMC Health Sciences Library

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A.
vice president for government affairs and  dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice


Edward Halperin, M.D., M.A.
chancellor and CEO

Jay Tartell, M.D. '82
a rchivist and historian
Alumni  Board of Governors 

John B. Dawson, Jr.
president of the board of directors
The Friends of Cedarmere
Harrison Hunt, M.A.
founder and former president
The Friends of Cedarmere

Jonathan P. Harding
Century Association 

60 th Annual AOA Visiting Professor Lecture

"A Stethoscope, a Pen, and a Compass"

Wednesday, March 23
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Skyline Auditorium 

Ruth-Marie Fincher, M.D.
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Emerita, Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Augusta University    

Grand Opening of
the Barclay Street
Residence Hall

Ribbon Cutting &
Open House

Monday, April 4 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

165 Barclay Street
Paterson, NJ 07503 

This celebratory event will include a ribbon cutting, followed by light refreshments, an open house and tours of the brand new residence hall, located across the street from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.

3 rd Annual Gabor Kaley, Ph.D. Memorial Lecture 

"Cardiac Sensory Endings in Heart Failure: It's Not Just About the Pain" 

Thursday, April 14 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium

Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. '72
Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research 
Chairman, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Editor In Chief, The American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Doc's Cafe

Passover Hours

Please note that t he
Café be will closed on
April 22 - May 1, 2016.

Will re-open on Monday, May 2 for regular business with li
mited food.

Breakfast and lunch catering may be limited. If you do have any catering needs for Monday, May 2, please contact Todd Kurtis as soon as possible.

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