Week of July 3, 2023

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NEWS

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The 2023 Issue of Chironian is Available


Read about NYMC's efforts on finding new ways to identify and treat stress; sowing seed strains for the annual flu vaccine; laboratory renovations in the Basic Sciences Building; the 60th anniversary of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; pediatric corneal transplants; faculty spotlights; alumni news and more in the 2023 issue of the Chironian. You can read the magazine online and also pick up a copy in the lobbies of the Medical Education Center, Basic Sciences Building, School of Health Sciences and Practice, 7 Dana Road and Skyline Drive.

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Golf Outing Supports Student Scholarships 


Torrential thunderstorms couldn’t dampen the spirit at the NYMC golf outing and reception on June 26. While play was suspended for a time due to the weather, 85 golfers hit the links and tested their skills in a putting contest and closest to the pin contest at Saint Andrew's Golf Course in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. An evening reception honored Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at NYMC, and Rubén A. Medina, M.B.A., M.P.H., founder of RC Solutions, Inc. and member of the NYMC Board of Advisors. The third annual golf outing raised $158,000 and was chaired by Martin Katzenstein, M.D. '78, assistant dean for clinical affiliations, associate professor of pediatrics and chair of the Board of Advisors, and was sponsored by the Board of Advisors. “It was wonderful to see the NYMC community come out for the golf tournament and support student scholarships. We are most grateful for all of the sponsors and supporters,” said Bess J. Chazhur, M.S., chief development officer and executive director of alumni relations. View the golf outing photo gallery.

Sambit Mohapatra

Sambit Mohapatra, Ph.D., M.S., PT, is Named Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


Sambit Mohapatra, Ph.D., M.S., PT, has been named chair of the newly designed Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at NYMC SHSP. Dr. Mohapatra will be responsible for the oversight of the Divisions of Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. He joins NYMC after serving as an associate professor and interim program director of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the University of Vermont (UVM). At UVM, he increased the number of submitted applications to the physical therapy program by 30 percent, while significantly reducing the total cost for a Doctor of Physical Therapy education. Read the full story about Dr. Mohapatra.

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Drs. Abraham and Moscatello Return to Ukraine to Train Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons 


Manoj T. Abraham, M.D., FACS, clinical associate professor of otolaryngology, and Augustine Moscatello, M.D., M.S., professor of clinical otolaryngology and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, returned to Ukraine on April 20 for a 10-day mission trip to care for the wounded Ukrainians and train local doctors in complex face and neck reconstructive surgeries at a military hospital in Lviv. Read the full story about the mission trip.

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CDM Receives Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education Accreditation 


The Center for Disaster Medicine has received one-year provisional accreditation through June 20, 2024, from the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). The accreditation recognizes the CDM as having met all the requirements for awarding CAPCE accreditation for EMS Continuing education activities. A full three-year accreditation will be granted after a successful site visit without deficiencies.   

Chancellor Halperin Hosts Town Hall Meeting


Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., hosted a town hall meeting on June 27 to give a state-of-the-campus update on NYMC and TCDM. The topics covered included profiles of the entering M.D., D.D.S. and D.P.T. classes; commencement social media engagement; signage at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan; parking on campus; accreditation updates on Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Liaison Committee on Medical Education; and the Founder’s Dinner. View the town hall meeting video.

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NYMC and TU Hosts Webinar Series: “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web”


NYMC and TU faculty experts gave their advice on popular topics in medicine at the webinar, “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web,” on June 29. The event, hosted by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer of NYMC, was followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Alan Kadish, M.D., president of NYMC and TU. Anitha Srinivasan, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of surgery, discussed the current recommendations for mammography screenings; Michael J. Trepal, D.P.M., FACFAS, vice president for academic affairs, dean and chief academic officer at New York College of Podiatric Medicine, presented a panel on managing onychomycosis; and Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. ’09, chair and clinical associate professor of family and community medicine and director of the Family Health Center, explained the importance of a family medical history. Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean for student affairs, associate professor of neurology and medicine, and Edward Lebovics, M.D., professor of medicine and the Sarah C. Upham Professor of Gastroenterology, led a panel discussion on whether a proton pump inhibitor should be used for gastric reflux. View the “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web” webinar.

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NYMC Presents, "Breaking the Color Code in the Health Care System"


NYMC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented, “Breaking the Color Code in the Health Care System,” on June 21 in the Nevins Auditorium, featuring faculty, guest and student presenters who discussed the history of color code in medicine, raised awareness of current color code practices and ways to make changes to the practice for the future. The event was moderated by Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, (right), vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean for student affairs, and associate professor of neurology and medicine, and Libor Velíšek, M.D., Ph.D., (left), assistant dean for basic medical sciences in the School of Medicine, director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program and professor of cell biology and anatomy, neurology and of pediatrics. The presenters included Lidia Klepacz, M.D., (second to left), assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Kate Moran, M.D., (third from right), psychiatry resident at Westchester Medical Center, and students presenters Naftali Stern, (third from left), Carl Palad (second from left) and Melanie Roth. View the “Breaking the Color Code in the Health Care System” video.

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Paving Improves Sunshine Cottage Parking Lots

 

The front and rear parking lots of Sunshine Cottage were recently paved to walk as well as enhance the overall look of the Administration Building. The circular driveway and adjacent parking spaces and the entire rear lot were closed for several days for the construction. This comes after the increase in parking spaces behind 7 Dana Road. "NYMC is committed to making our campus safer and more secure. Some recent projects include adding more surveillance cameras, installing card swipe locks that limit public access to our private offices at 19 Skyline Drive, creating an app to communicate directly with Public Safety, and expanding student parking on campus by over 200 spaces," said Robert Lancia, M.A., director of the Office of Public Safety.


NEW HIRES

Join us in welcoming our new employees at NYMC during the month of June:


  • Roberta Hohl, Veterinary Technician, Department of Comparative Medicine        
  •  Vineeta Jagana, Laboratory Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Anjelina King, Laboratory Assistant, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Domenika Kolaj, Communications Administrator, Office of Public Relations
  • Nancy Toder, LCSWR – CASAC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness       



From the Office of Human Resources, June 26, 2023.

HIGHLIGHTS

SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers

 

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

EVENTS ON THE NYMC CALENDAR

DATE 

TIME

EVENT

Monday, July 3

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday, July 4

All Day

Independence Day

NYMC Closed

Wednesday, July 5

9:00 a.m.

GSBMS Admissions Event

Monday, July 10

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

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

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: Cultivating Attention, Resilience and Compassion

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

Add an event to the NYMC calendar here.

Visit nymc.edu/calendar to view all events.

IN THE NEWS

NYMC News

New York Medical College takes to the links

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals - 6/20/2023


Lisa Pamintuan: Champion of Intellectual Property, Visionary Leader, and Advocate for Women's Empowerment

EIN Newswires - 6/26/2023

Gino Civale donates artwork to New York Medical College 

Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals - 6/30/2023


 

Leadership News

Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine Of The Web – Changing Screening Recommendations, Medication Side Effects And More (Symposium #26)

Health Reporter - 6/26/2023

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Anitha Srinivasan, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of surgery

Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H., FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean for student affairs, associate professor of neurology and medicine

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

Lori Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., chair and clinical associate professor of family and community medicine

Alan Kadish, M.D., president of NYMC and TU


 

Faculty News

Medical Students Participate in Elective Course with Incarcerated Individuals 

River Journal - 6/7/2023

Mill Etienne, M.D.’02, M.P.H., vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine

Lisa Hirsch, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine and family and community medicine

Stella Iskandarian, M.D. ’23 

Anandhini Narayanan, M.D. ’23


Doctors warn of increase in tick bites heading into summer

NBC New York - 6/21/2023

Paul Arnaboldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology


Helping New York Medical College and its future health-care providers

Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals - 6/26/2023

Steven Lansman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of surgery


Emerging Treatment Approaches for Schizophrenia Show Promise

Psychiatrist.com - 6/22/2023

Leslie Lucien Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts CONTOMS EMT-Tactical Course

Yonkers Insider - 6/23/2023

Tai M. Lee Jr., EMT-P/CIC, MEP, assistant director of the Center for disaster medicine

New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts CONTOMS EMT-Tactical Course

River Journal - 6/25/2023

Tai M. Lee Jr., EMT-P/CIC, MEP, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine


How Bad Will the Ticks Be This Summer?

New York Times - 6/29/2023

Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, pharmacology and pathology, microbiology and immunology, vice chair of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious DiseasesMental illness and violence: Debunking myths, addressing realities

Gen Z - June 28/2023

Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


Yes, yoga is proven to reduce your anxiety. But not in the way you think

Science Focus - 6/28/2023

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

 

Keep Politics Out of State Medical Policy

The Hastings Center - 6/29/2023

Jessica A. Rosh, J.D., MBE, instructor of medicine


Tan-Through Swimwear Is All Over TikTok—But Does It Put You at Risk for Sun Damage?

Health - 6/29/2023

Shoshana Marmon, M.D., Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology 


TCDM News

New York dental school to increase enrollment, expand care in New Mexico

Becker’s Dental + DSO Review - 6/21/2023

Ronnie Myers, D.D.S., dean of TCDM


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