Week of September 19, 2016
NYMC Lights It Up Gold

NYMC is going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases and help rally support for groundbreaking research. 

"Events like these are extremely important to our cause," says Mitchell Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, and director of the Children and Adolescent Cancer & Blood Diseases Center at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Cairo, a prominent specialist in stem cell biology, molecular oncology and experimental immunology, has dedicated his life and career to improving the outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer. "The more people who understand where we have been, where we are headed, and how they can help, the faster we can progress. I implore our NYMC community to join me and to do anything and everything you can to help raise awareness and support." 

On campus, there are plenty of opportunities to do just this with the campaign, including:
  • Contributing to the "Light It Up Gold" poster (hanging outside of Doc's CafĂ©) with encouraging and inspirational words to be sent to the children at the Childhood Adolescent Cancer & Blood Diseases Center; 
  • Joining the NYMC Wears Gold photo on Thursday, September 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the MEC Lobby;
  • Using the hashtag #NYMCGoesGold to spread the word on pediatric cancer, by sharing a statistic, photo, story or fact. 
"There has been tremendous progress in the last three decades," says Dr. Cairo, "and if we pool our energy, we will keep heading in the right direction. Every little action makes a difference."

Dental Students Host a Week of Wellness

As part of the American Student Dental Association's September Wellness Month campaign, designed to encourage dental students to take care of their emotional, physical, intellectual, occupational and environmental health, TCDM students organized Wellness Week - which kicked off on Sunday, September 11. 

"Dental school has been challenging and rewarding thus far!" said Ben Kahan, TCDM '20, "But the workload can become overwhelming at times and this week we've had both educational and interactive activities which has allowed us to explore our physical and mental well being in a new light. Personal wellness is vital to our success in school and in our future; being able to focus on that early on in our dental school career has been a great opportunity!"

TCDM Wellness Week hit the ground running with a run/walk on the North County Trail led by Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., senior associate dean for academic and administrative affairs, and a yoga hike with Gabriella Meiterman, Ed.M., YTT, a Vinyasa yoga instructor from N.J. The weeklong event also included daily workshops ranging from Time and Money Management to Martial Arts, Nutrition and Wellness, hosted by students and administration. And, of course, because no wellness week is complete without an outlet for pure fun and release, the finale of the week was a rollicking round of laser tag.

Sergio G. Golombek, M.D., M.P.H. '04, F.A.A.P., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, was recently named president of Ibero-American Society of Neonatology (SIBEN), a non-profit foundation created to improve the quality of newborn care and offer optimum quality of life in Latin American countries. SIBEN, which includes neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses and other health care team members, fosters dedicated collaboration in neonatal medicine and nursing among the countries in the region.
David A. Moskowitz, M.A., Ph.D., right, associate professor of epidemiology, was invited to the "3rd Summit on Medical School Education in Sexual Health," held September 12-13 in Minneapolis, Minn. The conference hosted approximately 30 sexual health scholars from across North America, who work within medical schools, as a means to conceptualize a framework for incorporating more sexual health hours into medical school curricula. Dr. Moskowitz was specifically tasked within the workgroup to analyze the current state of the items used by the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and respond to a call from the National Board of Medical Examiners for better direction regarding the testing of sexual health items. Overall, the conference highlighted the continued need for medical schools to treat sexual health with clinical importance and to better understand it as a vital component of patient's quality of life. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., left, former surgeon general of the United States, was the keynote speaker.


New York Medical College Leadership News

Jewish Link of New Jersey - 9/15/2016
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
New York Medical College News 
MidHudsonNews - 9/12/2016
Faculty News 

Consumer Reports - 9/13/2016 
Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine
Westchester Magazine - September 2016
Mark S. Herceg, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice

Understanding Baby Sleep: 4-6 Months 
Be Consistent (slide 3 of 13) 
Parents - 9/9/2016 
Nadav Traeger, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics

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Monday, September 19
School of Medicine Conference
12:30 p.m.
Department of Physiology Seminar
3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds
11:00 a.m. 
23rd Annual NYMC Faculty Author Celebration 4:00 p.m.
Medical Education Grand Rounds 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21
Department of Pediatrics  Grand Rounds
8:00 a.m. 
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology Seminar 10:30 a.m.
Department of Medicine: Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology Research Seminar
1:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
4:00 p.m. 
Thursday, September 22
Medical Education Conference 9:00 a.m.
Department of Pharmacology/Renal Research Institute Seminar
3:00 p.m. 

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School of Medicine

Diversity & Inclusion Conference: Considering Diversity in Equitable Health Care 

Monday, September 19
12:30 p.m.
7 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

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NYMC Faculty Author Recognition 

23rd Annual NYMC Faculty Author Celebration

Tuesday, September 20
4:00 p.m. 
Basic Sciences Building

This event is to recognize faculty authors who published in 2015. 

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

"America's Journey to Healthcare Transformation: Long View or Big Short?"

September 20, 2016
5:15 p.m.
The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
7 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

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

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School of Medicine

Continuous Quality Improvement: Where have we been and where are we going? 

Thursday, September 22
9:00 a.m.
7 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

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Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC

Grand Opening

September 28
2:00 p.m.
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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2016 Westchester Heart Walk

Sunday, October 2
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Walk: 10:00 a.m.
Kensico Dam Plaza
Valhalla, NY 10595

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School of Health Sciences and Practice

18th Annual Race for Rehab

Sunday, October 9
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Race: 9:00 a.m.
MEC Lobby

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