Week of May 8, 2023

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Five students planing a tree

Students Honor First Patients During Convocation of Thanks

Students in the SOM and SHSP honored their first patients during the annual Convocation of Thanks on April 28, when they had the opportunity to express their appreciation to the families of those who had donated their bodies to NYMC for anatomical studies. During the touching and heartfelt tributes, first-year medical students and SLP and PT students used reflection, music, art and poetry to honor those individuals who had made such an impact on both their gross anatomy lab experience and on them as future clinicians. Read the full story on the Convocation of Thanks.

Salomon Amar DDS PhD at the podium for Research Day

NYMC Shines at TU Research Day 

TU hosted their second institution-wide Research Day for the Touro University community on May 2 at the new Cross River Campus in Times Square. Addressing the power of collaboration and commitment to intellectual curiosity and scientific advancement, the event celebrated the preeminent faculty research publications in 2020 and student research project posters. NYMC swept the stage at Research Day, selected to present 10 of the 57 total abstracts chosen. Class of 2025 SOM students Mikaela Glass and Sarah Rubin, Ph.D. candidates in pathology, microbiology and immunology Tara Jarboe and Nicole DeSouza, were awarded for their outstanding student posters. Sangmi Chun, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy, neurology and psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was recognized for her publication and Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and neurology, and Christopher Whitehurst, M.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology and biochemistry and molecular biology, were recipients of the Touro University-Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Innovative Intramural Research Grant Program. Read the full article on TU Research Day 2023.

NYMC Community at the Convocation of Thanks

Medical Students Recognized for Humanism at Induction Ceremony

More than 30 students from the SOM Class of 2024 were recognized as exemplars of humanism during the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Induction Ceremony on April 27 in Skyline Dining Room. A community of medical student and physician leaders who have been selected by their peers for their compassionate patient care, GHHS reinforces and supports the importance of human connection in health care. Founded in 2002, GHHS now has more than 180 chapters in medical schools and residency programs and more than 45,000 members. Read the full story on the GHHS Induction Ceremony.

NYMC Community at Cushing Center

Chancellor Hosts Field Trip to The Cushing Center at Yale University

Members of the NYMC community joined Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, for a field trip on April 30 to The Cushing Center at Yale University School of Medicine to view an archival collection of more than 2,200 case studies, which includes human whole brain specimens, tumor specimens, microscopic slides, notes, journal excerpts and more than 15,000 photographic negatives dating from the late 1800s to 1936 at the Harvey Cushing Center. The group learned first hand about the life and work of Harvey Cushing, a surgeon, author, collector and bibliophile. The day concluded with a walking tour of the Yale campus led by Dr. Halperin, Yale School of Medicine Class of 1979.

Dr. Valentin Fuster at his desk with papers smiling

Internationally Acclaimed Cardiologist Dr. Fuster Set to Address DelGuercio Day

Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., president of Mount Sinai Heart and physician-in-chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, will give the keynote presentation at the 20th Annual Louis R.M. DelGuercio, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professorship and Research Day on Wednesday, May 24, at the Westchester Medical Center Taylor Conference Room. A preeminent leader in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Fuster is also the general director of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research in Madrid, Spain. Read the full story on Dr. Fuster.

NYMC and TU Medical Magazine of the Web

Join NYMC and TU for “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web”

NYMC and TU will present “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web” on Thursday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. This edition, moderated by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, will cover the topics of “medical management" of menopause, the next step for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, vitamin D deficiency and testing and monitoring public water supplies for contaminants. CME credits are available upon request and questions may be submitted to webinar@touro.edu. Register for the event.


Jena Schoenherr DPT Class of 2023

Soon-to-be D.P.T. Grad Seeks to be a Pediatric Physical Therapist  

Jena Schoenherr, D.P.T. Class of 2023, will be the SHSP student speaker at the 164th commencement ceremony on May 24. Charmed by NYMC the first day she arrived on campus, Schoenherr dreams of being a pediatric physical therapist. Read the full story on Ms. Schoenherr.


Dr. Dana Mordue smiling in front of gray backdrop

Dana Mordue, Ph.D., vice chancellor of accreditation and student support and associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, gave an invited talk, “Global Peripheral Blood Transcriptome Analysis in Patients Presenting with Babesiosis,” at the IV International Babesiosis Meeting at Yale University on April 15.


NYMC and TU Medical Magazine of the Web

NYMC and TU for “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web”


NYMC and TU will present “Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web” on Thursday, May 11, which will cover the topics of “medical management" of menopause, the next step for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, vitamin D deficiency and testing and monitoring public water supplies for contaminants.

SOM Seeks MMI Interviewers


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





Monday, May 8

1:00 p.m.

SHSP Dr.P.H. Dissertation Presentation

5:00 p.m.

SHSP Environmental Health Science M.P.H. Capstone Presentation

5:30 p.m.

Staff and Faculty Yoga

Tuesday May 9

12:15 p.m.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

5:00 p.m.

SHSP Health Policy and Management M.P.H.Capstone Presentation

Wednesday, May 10

8:00 a.m.

Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

8:30 a.m.

Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

9:30 a.m.

Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

1:00 p.m.

SHSP Dr.P.H. Student Research

5:00 p.m.

SHSP Health Behavior and Community Health Capstone Presentation

Thursday, May 11

8:30 a.m.

Department of Urology Grand Rounds

12:30 p.m.

Ninety Minutes: The Medical Magazine of the Web

5:00 p.m.

SHSP Epidemiology M.P.H. Capstone Presentation

Friday, May 12

8:00 a.m.

Department of Ophthalmology Pearls for Practice Conference

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Faculty News

The Unique Connections Between Arab Americans And Healthcare

Healthcare Business Today - 4/28/2023

Fawaz Al-Mufti, M.D., associate professor of neurology

Rolla Nuoman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

How air pollution and climate change impact infants and birthing people

Contemporary Pediatrics - 5/1/2023

Heather L. Brumberg M.D., M.P.H., professor of pediatrics and clinical health

What You Need to Know About Stillbirths

ProPublica - 5/3/2023

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

No Longer an Anomaly Neurology Educators Lean in Toward Leadership Roles

Neurology Today - 5/4/2023

Tracey A. Milligan, M.D., M.S., professor and chair of neurology 

Family Medical Center Weathers COVID, Doctor Crisis

The Patch - 5/4/2023

Lori Weir Solomon, M.D. ’99, M.P.H. ’09, chair and clinical associate professor of‌ the family and community medicine and director of the Family Health Center

Tick Season Reminders: Staying safe while spending time outdoors this season

Rochester First - 5/4/2023

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

Affiliate News

WMC Health to Introduce a New Critical Care Tower in Valhalla

Westchester Magazine - 4/25/2023

Westchester Medical Center

General News

Westchester County Office of Economic Development Hosts New York City Life Sciences & Economic Development Executives for Exclusive Tour of Center of Industry Excellence

Westchester County Government - 5/3/2023

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