Week of June 7, 2022

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NYMC Celebrates the Class of 2022 at 163rd Commencement Exercises

Cheers filled the tent behind Sunshine Cottage on May 24, 25 and 26, as members of the Class of 2022 shared in the celebration of the culmination of their time at NYMC, as the pomp and circumstance of commencement returned to an in-person setting for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Separate ceremonies took place in order to be able to accommodate nearly 1,900 guests who took in the lush green space and beauty of the Valhalla campus which was in full bloom. Read the full article, view the video and photos.


Golf Tournament and Reception Set for June 27


NYMC will host its Second Annual Golf Tournament and Reception on Monday, June 27, at the oldest golf club in the United States, Saint Andrew's Golf Club, founded in 1888 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The event will honor David E. Asprinio, M.D., chair and professor of clinical orthopedic surgery. Register for the golf outing.



Carly Carlin, M.D. ‘22, Prepares to Help Those Suffering from Addiction and Other Mental Health Issues

Carly Carlin, M.D. ’22, was always interested in public and global health, whether it was immigrant and refugee health, COVID-19-related issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, or medical ethics. After enrolling in the NYMC SOM, she was able to find her calling in psychiatry. Aside from her interest in medicine, Dr. Carlin creates art and shortly before her graduation on May 26, she donated some of her work to the Capozzi Library for others to enjoy. Read the full Q&A with Dr. Carlin.



Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine, was elected secretary of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) during the SCAI 2022 Scientific Sessions in Atlanta, on May 21.


Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., left, professor of cell biology and anatomy, and Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology, microbiology and immunology, participated in a binational, hybrid format course in Biology and Society from February through April. The course was organized by faculty at the University of Texas in Austin, and the Autonomous National University of Mexico in Mexico City. Drs. Cabello and Newman lectured on topics in bacterial and human genetic engineering, history of infectious disease pandemics past and present, and the biological and social determinants of infections and obesity to the undergraduate students in biology and philosophy from the two institutions.


Tracey A. Milligan, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, was accepted as a 2022-2023 fellow in the highly competitive Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. The prestigious program is dedicated to developing professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Dr. Milligan will begin with the incoming class in June with online assignments and community building activities that continue through the end of the program in April 2023.


Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director, was a panelist on a high-level initiative, Safe and decent working conditions for women health and care workers in times of crisis,” webinar presented by Women in Global Health, in collaboration with the Government of France at the 75th World Health Assembly on May 25.


Join us in welcoming our new employees at NYMC:

  • Lori Collette, Accountant I, Accounts Payable
  • Carla Goodman, M.S., Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

From the Office of Human Resources, June 1, 2022.





Wednesday, June 8

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

8:00 a.m.

Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

2:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

Friday, June 10

11:00 a.m.

MET/NYPD 23rd Precinct Dedication Ceremony

Tuesday, June 14

5:00 p.m.

SHSP Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, June 15

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

Tuesday, June 29

6:45 a.m.

Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

Monday, July 4

All Day

NYMC Closed: Independence Day

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SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers

The School of Medicine Office of Admissions is seeking interviewers for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) 2022-23 interview season. 


MET/NYPD 23rd Precinct Dedication Ceremony

Friday, June 10, 2022  •  RSVP here

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

1901 First Avenue, New York, NY 10029


NYMC 2022 Golf Outing

Monday, June 27, 2022

Saint Andrew's Golf Club

10 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

  • 11:00 a.m. - Registration/practice
  • 1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start
  • Awards and reception to follow


NYMC Leadership News

What Is Monkeypox? Disease Experts Break Down Symptoms and How It's Spreading Globally

Good Housekeeping - 5/24/2022

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs

Monkeypox Outbreak Spreads to the U.S.

Very well Health - 5/24/2022

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs


Westchester is thinking small (businesses) and building back big as it reopens

Crain’s New York Business - 5/23/2022

Faculty and Students News

Baltimore Sun’s 2022 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Paul Rothman

The Baltimore Sun - 6/3/2022

Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine 

The importance of “Fit”: an interview with Victor Garcia on vascular biology and enjoying the scientific journey

Nature 5/5/2022

Victor Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology

WMCHealth and the American Heart Association Combine Forces to Combat Heart Disease and Promote Health Equity in the Hudson Valley

The Mountain Eagle 6/1/2022

Julio A. Panza, M.D., professor of medicine

Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics

WMCHealth's Gala 2022 to Honor Community Champions

Patch - 5/27/2022

Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics


Former NICU patient graduates medical school, aims to return to NICU as doctor

ABC News - 5/27/2022

Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics, division of newborn medicine and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

How to Help Children Process Tragic News, According to Psychiatrists

Good Housekeeping - 5/31/2022

Lea D. Lis, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Long-term clopidogrel confers less MACCE, bleeding events vs. aspirin after PCI

Healio - 5/20/2022

Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., professor of medicine

Mitoxantrone and Clofarabine Reinduction for Pediatric Patients With Leukemia

Cancer Therapy Advisor - 5/24/2022

Jessica C. Hochberg, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics 


Hudson Valley parents: Peculiar black fly bites a new concern

News 12 Hudson Valley - 5/25/2022

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


SCAI SHOCK chair discusses no-implant shunt, clopidogrel after PCI

Healio - 5/25/2022

Srihari S. Naidu, M.D., professor of medicine


Pearls on diagnosing and managing glaucoma for optometrists

Optometry Times - 5/23/2022

Kara D. Rickford, SOM Class of 2024

Alumni and Employee News

Overlooked: Black Woman Doctor's Key Role in Oncology History 

Medscape - 5/27/2022

Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. ’45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975

Big weekend in Canada for amateur driver Charlie Longo

USTA - 6/2/2022

Charles Longo, assistant director of public safety

BioInc@NYMC News

40 Self-Care Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

Oprah Daily - 5/25/2022

Slide 24 of 40: Samant Virk, CEO and founder of MediSprouta BioInc client 

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