Week of April 24, 2023

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NYMC Leadership and faculty next to new portraits

Leonard Newman, M.D. ’70 and Michael Gewitz, M.D., Honored for Decades of Service to NYMC

The NYMC community celebrated Leonard Newman, M.D. ’70, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Michael Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics, for their decades of service to the College and their impact in the field of pediatrics with a special reception on April 20 at the Alumni House. During the reception, portraits of Dr. Newman and Dr. Gewitz were unveiled and will be hung in the pediatrics wing at 19 Skyline Drive. Read the full story on the portraits unveiling.

SHSP Announces Reorganization and New Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

The SHSP has announced the creation of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences which comprises the Division of PT and Division of SLP. The new department will be led by Sambit Mohapatra, Ph.D., P.T., (center)chair and professor (nominated) of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, who will begin on July 1. Janet Dolot, PT, D.P.T., Dr.P.H. ‘14, (right), has been named chief and associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, (left), has been named chief and associate professor in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Read the full story on the new department in SHSP.

DPT White Coat Ceremony

D.P.T. Class of 2025 Honored at White Coat Ceremony,

Prepares for Clinical Education

D.P.T. students from the Class of 2025 reached a significant milestone in their educational journeys, donning their white coats for the first time at the White Coat Ceremony held in John W. Nevins, M.D. '44 Auditorium on April 18. In front of friends, family, faculty and SHSP leadership, the 49 students asserted their commitment to the field of physical therapy as they transition to the clinical side of the curriculum. Read the full story on the White Coat Ceremony.


Sari Koppel

Sari Koppel, SLP Class of 2023, Combines the Art and Science of Voice

Sari Koppel, SLP Class of 2023 in the SHSP, is the personification of the intersection between art and science. She’s a singer, actor, and soon to be speech-language pathologist. The Ithaca-native started singing lessons at eight years old and continues to sing 20 years later – getting the chance to perform with a live orchestra of more than 60 instrumentalists and to audiences of thousands. Now, her next performance will be to sing the national anthem at the SHSP commencement Ceremony on May 24. Read the full story on Koppel and her career in the arts and sciences.


Kyoko Tirado

OISS Oversees Immigration Compliance for International Students and Scholars 

Under the leadership of Kyoko Tirado, M.A., director of international advisement, the OISS is responsible for handling immigration documentation for international students, faculty and researchers through the United States Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. Learn more about the OISS. 


Michelle Carnazza, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, was selected as one of the two recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Travel Grant 2023 for her cancer-related research on the role of Collagen 26A1 in thyroid cancer. The award was used toward her attendance and presentation, “Collagen COL26A1 Promotes Papillary Thyroid Cancer Invasion and Metastasis and Correlates with Poor Survival and Clinical Outcomes,” at the AACR Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from April 14 - 19. 

NYMC co-founder and revolutionary, William Cullen Bryant, was instrumental in founding charter of the College on April 12, 1860 and played a key role in the establishment of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and what is now NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.


From the Phillip Capozzi, M.D., Library: Web of Science (WoS) now offers a new Preprint Citation Index. The index provides “nearly two million preprints from arXiv, bioRxiv, chemRxiv, medRxiv and Preprints.org” all in one convenient place. It can be searched alone or along with the Core Collection Index. This allows users to opt-in to include preprints within their normal search strategies. You can access the library’s WoS subscription directly or visit the databases page.

The Preprint Citation Index will:

  • Find the published version of the preprint (when available)
  • Link preprint citations to published articles indexed in WoS
  • Link preprints to an author profile
  • Set up alerts for new preprints on a topic or by an author


SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers


The SOM Office of Admissions is seeking interviewers for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) 2023-24 interview season. 





Monday, April 24

11:30 a.m.

Department of Physiology Research Seminar

3:30 p.m.

Dr.P.H. Student Research Presentation

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, April 25

5:00 p.m.

Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

Wednesday, April 26

All day

Center for Disaster Medicine Training

8:00 a.m.

Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

9:00 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

2:00 p.m.

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar

Friday, April 28

1:00 p.m.

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Memorial Service

Sunday, April 30

1:00 p.m.

Office of the Chancellor Field Trip to Yale University The Cushing Center

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Leadership News

What the End of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Means For Your Family

Parents - 4/14/2023

Robert Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of SHSP and vice president for government affairs

Faculty News

What to Know About the Birth Control Patch

Parent - 4/17/2023

Ashanda Saint Jean, M.D. ’98, FACOG, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology


CVS Health Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

Managed Healthcare Executive - 4/17/2023

Adam Block, Ph.D., associate professor of public health

New York Medical College Professor Assists Ukrainians Through Virtual Mind-Body Trauma Relief Program

Breathing Labs - 4/18/2023

Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


‘Period Flu’: What It Is And How To Tell If You Have It

Huff Post - 4/19/2023

Ashanda Saint Jean, M.D. ’98, FACOG, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

New York Medical College Professor Assists Ukrainians Through Virtual Mind-Body Trauma Relief Program

River Journal - 4/18/2023

Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


Two New Books on Medicine and Halacha

Jewish Link - 4/20/2023

Edward Lebovics, M.D., professor of medicine and the Sarah C. Upham professor of gastroenterology

Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, M.D., adjunct professor of medicine

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