PRESIDENT OF NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE WILL ADDRESS GRADUATES
VALHALLA, N.Y., May 14, 2007 – Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., president of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), will address graduates of New York Medical College at the university’s 148th Commencement, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, New York City. The university will award 183 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 16 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, 9 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 45 master of science (M.S.) degrees and 86 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees.
Graduates of the School of Medicine learned in March where they will conduct their residencies. This year’s class earned residencies at prestigious hospitals throughout the country. Forty-two percent of the medical school graduating class will go to hospitals in New York, while 20 percent will do their residencies in California.
Dr. Boufford, who will receive an honorary doctor of science degree, is a widely recognized authority on public health issues and policy. She currently holds a faculty position as professor of public service, health policy and management at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has held a number of prominent positions throughout her career, including president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, as well as positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.
Dr. Boufford received her B.A. in psychology magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, and her M.D. with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School. A board certified pediatrician, she is a clinical professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.