Week of November 14, 2022

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Alums Celebrate and Reminisce at SOM Reunion

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SOM reunion was back in person on November 5 and 6. Alumni celebrating five-year graduation anniversaries and 50th anniversary honorees from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 cohorts, enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing followed by a brunch and campus tour the next day. Read the full article on the SOM reunion and view the photos. 

Office of Public Safety Hosts Campus Training

The Office of Public Safety recently hosted two campus trainings to discuss emergency action plans including active shooter response, safety alerts, fire safety, parking and access to buildings. A video of the training will be available at a later time. From left: James Washington, public safety officer; Robert Lancia, M.A., director; Charles Longo, assistant director; and Alan Higgs, public safety officer.


Michael S. Goligorsky, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, pharmacology and physiology, delivered a lecture, “Biomechanics of Endothelial Glycocalyx in Health and Disease” at the presidential symposium of the American Society for Investigative Pathology 2022 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Ashanda Saint Jean, M.D., has been named the diversity, equity and inclusive excellence (DEIE) delegate representing American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II for the national ACOG DEIE delegation and was also appointed to the New York State Maternal Mortality Review Board.


From the Phillip Capozzi, M.D., Library: Read by QxMD provides a platform to create and share journal articles and offers a decision support calculator. Read more about it on the library blog.


Skyline Café

Provided by Canteen, the all-kosher

food mart offers healthy snacks,

drinks and fresh food. Check-out is

contactless with mobile and

touchless payment options.

Located at 19 Skyline Drive, 1st Floor Lobby

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29

#GivingTuesday is an annual global generosity movement on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join NYMC to support the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center.





Through November 17


Thanksgiving Food Drive

Tuesday, November 15

12:15 p.m.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Wednesday, November 16

1:00 p.m.

Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

5:00 p.m.

Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

Thursday, November 17

11:30 a.m.

D.P.T. Class of 2024 Community Service Presentations

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NYMC Leadership News

NYMC Annual Founder's Dinner

Westfair (page 39) - 11/4/2022

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

Gladys M. Ayala, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., former vice chancellor for College-wide student affairs, and senior associate dean for student affairs (SOM), NYMC and now vice dean and professor of medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

William H. Frishman, M.D., MACP, professor of medicine and pharmacology and chair emeritus in the Department of Medicine

Leonard J. Newman, M.D. ’70, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate professor of family and community medicine

James J. O’Brien, Ph.D., M.A., vice dean emeritus, School of Health Sciences and Practice and professor emeritus of public health

Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., vice dean emeritus, School of Health Sciences and Practice

Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., professor emeritus of physiology

Vilma E. Bordonaro, M.B.A., chief of staff

Michael Crupain, M.D. ’06, M.P.H.

Bess J. Chazhur, M.S., chief development officer and executive director of alumni relations

New York Medical College Regional business leaders honored at Westfair’s C-Suite Awards

Westfair (page 1) - 11/4/2022

Nicholas S. Janiga, J.D., vice president of chief counsel and assistant corporate secretary

Adam D. Hammerman, M.B.A., vice president and chief financial officer

Black Men in White Coats Summit

Westfair (page 41) - 11/4/2022

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

Faculty News

Medical School Interviews: Everything You Need to Know

U.S. News & World Report - 11/7/2022

Karen Murray, M.D. ’99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Motivating and Empowering Patients With Schizophrenia

Psyhicatric Times -11/4/2022

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

Student News

Medicaid Coverage of HPV Vaccine in Adults: Implications in Dermatology

Medscape - 11/10/2022​

Nathaniel Goldman, SOM Class of 2023

Beyond the Clinic

Mosaic in Medicine - 11/9/2022

Joseph T. Conti, SOM Class of 2024

Resident News

Educating Youth On The Importance Of Perseverance

Forbes - 11/4/2022

Cameron Lewis, M.D., graduated from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program in 2014

Affiliate News

Rome Health Opens New $11.4 Million Medical Center 

The Central New York Business Journal - 11/8/2022

Rome Health

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