Week of July 10, 2023

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Neil W. Schluger, M.D., Named Dean of the School of Medicine

NYMC appoints its very own Neil W. Schluger, M.D., Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine and professor of medicine, as the dean of the SOM. The search comes to an end as the faculty/student search committee spent eight months interviewing prospective candidates from across the country to succeed Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., who stepped down as dean in January 2023 following the death of his beloved wife and supporter of the SOM, Mary Latona Nadler. Dr. Schluger assumes his new duties on August 15. Read the full story on Dr. Schluger.

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Medical Students Mark Transition to Clinical Practice 

Members of the SOM Class of 2025 marked their transition from pre-clinical studies to full-time clinical practice and the start of their third-year clerkships during the Gold Humanism Honor Society Student Clinician Ceremony in Nevins Auditorium on June 29. The Student Clinician Ceremony was designed by the Gold Foundation to provide support for medical students as they begin their clinical years and emphasize the importance of providing compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care to patients. Read the full story on the ceremony.

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CSSC Hosts High School Students for Medical School for a Day

NYMC hosted the Envision by World Strides Advanced Medicine and Health Care Program on June 19, 29, and July 11 and 25. Since 2015, high school students from around the country visit the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC) to experience “medical school for a day.” Each student rotates between three stations consisting of a SimMan Cardio Pulmonary Module, a HEENT Physical Exam Teaching Session, and Clue: The Great Diagnostic Mystery Game. “It has been an honor to design this program for Envision students throughout the years,” said Katharine Yamulla, M.A., director of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and senior director of Competency Based Assessment. “This diverse and talented pool of junior learners consistently rave that our CSSC immersive experience is the highlight of their ten-day program. Many students expressed how excited they are to one day apply to NYMC for medical school.” Envision is an educational company that offers immersive experiences for students interested in medicine, engineering, law and crime scene investigation, national security, aerospace and aviation. 


NYMC Implements Sick Time Policy

Effective for fiscal year 2024, NYMC has implemented a sick time policy. The new policy provides for paid sick time for all eligible employees in coordination with the current paid time off program. Furthermore, this policy ensures compliance with New York State regulations. The policy is located on the TouroOne portal, in the Employee tab, listed under Human Resources. Please contact the Office of Human Resources if you have any questions. 


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The SHSP Office of Admissions Guides Students to Their Futures in Public Health and Rehabilitation Science

The SHSP Office of Admissions shows prospective students what NYMC has to offer and guides them through the application process. With the different enrollment times throughout the year for the programs in speech-language pathology, physical therapy and public health, the Office of Admissions works endlessly to support students with their career goals. Nick Sekkas, M.S., director of recruitment, explained the ins and outs of the Office. Read the full story on the SHSP Office of Admissions.


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Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ph.D., FECMM, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, serves as editor-in-chief for Mycopathologia, the official journal of the International Union of Microbiological Societies and a Springer Nature publication. This year the publication received a high impact factor and ranked in the first quartile of mycology journals.

Bulletin board with papers on them

It is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Rachmiel Levine, M.D., chairman of the Department of Medicine from 1960 to 1969, was a leader in diabetes research. He genetically engineered E. coli to produce human insulin, which led to the development of the first genetically engineered health care product approved by the FDA. Be sure to read the full history displayed in the corridor between the MEC and BSB.





Wednesday, July 12

9:30 a.m.

Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Monday, July 17

1:00 p.m.

Dr.P.H. Dissertation Presentation

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, July 18

11:00 a.m.

Eat and Greet with Teladoc

Thursday, July 20

10:00 a.m.

BioInc Open House

Sunday, July 23

8:30 a.m.

9th Integrative Medical Symposium for Allergy, Immunology & Wellness

Monday, July 24

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, July 25

5:30 p.m.

Mindful Medicine Session

Friday, July 28

11:00 a.m.

SOM Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony

Monday, July 31

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

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Leadership News

Tis The Season: 'Multiple Diseases From A Single Tick Bite'

Patch - 7/7/23

Dana Mordue, Ph.D., vice chancellor for accreditation and student support and associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology 

Affiliate News

Westchester Medical Center launches program to advance women's health equity

News 12 - 6/29/23

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

Sean Tedjarati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., clinical professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology 

Faculty News

‘Minimize exposure’: Air quality today could be unhealthy for those with heart or respiratory problems

News 12 - 6/29/23

Dipak Chandy M.D., professor of medicine and neurology

Emergency medicine director at Westchester Medical Center offers fireworks safety tips for Fourth of July

News 12 - 7/5/23

Ivan Thomas Miller, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine

‘CFTR dysfunction may be a lot more common’ in healthy young adults

Healio News - 7/6/23

Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics

This Breathing Exercise May Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Symptoms

Everyday Health - 7/6/23

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

Alumni News

Speaking of Samantics: Empowering Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Through Experience and Authenticity

River Journal - 7/4/23

Samantha Walker, M.S. ’19

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