Week of April 27, 2015
NYMC Receives the Business Council of Westchester Corporate Citizenship Award

NYMC was honored by the Business Council of Westchester at their annual Business Hall of Fame Gala on April 21 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. The College was awarded the Corporate Citizenship Award for its involvement in the surrounding communities including holding clinics for the impoverished and underserved, mentoring middle- and high-school students, as well as their teachers, and working with the disabled. Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., left, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, was proud to accept the award on behalf of NYMC from Marsha Gordon, M.B.A., D.B.A., president and chief executive officer of the Business Council of Westchester.


NYMC Celebrates Earth Day
T he College community commemorated Earth Day on April 22 with a lunchtime celebration that included a tree planting, lawn games and a picnic outside of Sunshine Cottage. First-year medical student  Peter Spyrou , kneeling in photo, a member of the Composting and Sustainability Committee, demonstrated how to plant and care for a seedling. The tree planting demonstration was to kick off the new NYMC Native Orchard on campus. Read more...



Doctoral Projects Demonstrate Breadth and Depth of Physical Therapy 

Thirty-one future doctors of physical therapy gave presentations in poster and oral format in the categories of clinical research, education, and public health service at the 11th Annual Doctoral Project Presentation Day on April 23. The presentations were the result of work that began during the first year of study in the D.P.T. program. This year's projects included several new topics, as well as the expansion of work by previous students and community service projects allowing for continuity of important research and field work. The day was capped with a keynote presentation "Building Research Partnerships: How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Diane U. Jette, P.T., D.Sc., associate chair and professor, Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Read more...

New York Mets Tickets Raffle Winner
Congratulations to  Marie Rivera , administrator in the Office of Faculty Records, on winning a pair of tickets, courtesy of the chancellor's office, to the New York Mets game on April 21. Ms. Rivera, a long-time Mets fan, was thrilled they earned a 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.


Francis B. Baccay, M.D. , assistant professor of surgery and of anesthesiology and assistant dean of student affairs, presented "Novel Surgical Paradigm and Technique: Applying Physics to Incisional/Ventral Hernia Repairs" at the First World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery in Milan, Italy on April 25.



William Angus Steadman II, vice president for strategic planning, vice provost and senior associate dean, School of Medicine, was named chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Professional Development Committee of the Group on Business Affairs (GBA). The Committee is charged with conceiving, developing, and implementing programs for the improvement of the skills of those engaged in the fiscal and administrative management of medical schools. He will also serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the GBA.



Tetyana Kobets, M.D., M.S. , assistant professor of pathology, received a six-month grant for $182,000 from TauRx Therapeutics for her work "Assessment of DNA Damage by Methylthioninium in Mice."


Westchester County Business Buzz
New Crop of Companies Inducted Into Biz Council Hall of Fame

Westchester Magazine -- 4/23/2015


Valhalla Institution Wins Corporate Citizenship

Patch.com (all editions) -- 4/23/2015

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


Global Genes & STAND Announces 2015 Cox Prize For Rare Compassion

Global Genes Rare Daily -- 4/22/2015

Colton Margus, School of Medicine Class of 2017


Westchester Medical Center's Spratt Named MidHudson Regional Hospital VP

Daily Voice (All Editions) -- 4/23/2015

Catherine Spratt, M.P.H. '10


Business Council of Westchester Gala Celebrates Honorees

Daily Voice (All Editions) -- 4/22/2015
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, is pictured seated, third from left


The Jewish Week -- 4/21/2015
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System


The Jewish Voice -- 4/21/2015

Randi D. Schwartz, M.B.A., associate dean for academic administration and interim director, BioInc@NYMC


PolitickerNJ -- 4/21/2015 

Saint Michael's Medical Center


FreshNews.com -- 4/20/2015

Saint Michael's Medical Center


NewJerseyNewsRoom.com -- 4/20/2015

Raymond Iezzi, M.D. '94 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28  
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds 11:00am
WEDNESDAY, APRIL29  
Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds 8:00am
Department of Surgery 8:00am
Department of Medicine - Division of Gastenterology Seminar 8:00am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 12:00pm
Department of Pathology 1:00pm
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery Conference 4:00pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 30  
Departmentof Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds 8:15am
Department of Medicine, 59th Annual AOA Visiting Professor Lecture 5:00pm

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April is Autism Awareness Month Pediatric Grand Rounds


Wednesday, April 29

 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Taylor Conference Center
Westchester Medical Center

"Role of Genetics, Biochemistry and Environment on the Identification and Possible Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder"


Derrick MacFabe, M.D.
Assistant Professor and Director The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, Depts. of Psychology (Neuroscience) & Psychiatry (Div. of Developmental Disabilities), Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry




Saul A. Schwartz, M.D. '30, AOA Visiting Professor Lecture and 59th Annual Induction Ceremony

Thursday, April 30
  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Chouake Auditorium

"Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?"



Andrew I. Schafer, M.D.
Director, Richard T. Silver Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College




School of Health Sciences and Practice Third Annual Research & Scholarship Day


Wednesday, May 6 
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Medical Education Center Lobby





Family and Community Medicine Research Day

Tuesday, May 12
19 Skyline Drive 
GS-F46 (Dining Room & Annex)


"Key Lessons and Findings After 20 Years of Family Medicine Research"


Carlos Ja?n, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Chairman, American Board of Family Medicine, Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

1:30 p.m. Poster Presentations 
3:00 p.m. Introductory Remarks 
3:15 p.m. Keynote Address
4:00 p.m. Oral Presentations 
4:45 p.m. Buffet Dinner 
6:00 p.m. Awards Presentations 
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