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23rd Annual Faculty Author Recognition Awards

Presentation of Books

On Tuesday, September 20, the Health Sciences Library hosted the 23rd Annual NYMC Faculty Author Celebration, recognizing the collective works of our faculty authors and celebrating the inherent  importance and satisfaction of scientific publication.

"A university exists for the generation, conservation, and dissemination of knowledge," said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officers art NYMC. "Tonight we celebrate the generation of knowledge through research and its dissemination through scientific publication. The word disseminate literally means 'the spreading of seeds.' We have an idea, we pursue that idea, we follow it through, we write it up and we think it’s important enough that we want to share it with someone, whether that someone is one person or 100,000. And you never know what happens when you distribute a seed. You never know who reads what you write and gets an idea for their own research or utilizes  it for teaching.” 

What we do know, however, is the quantifiable reach of publications and writings, based on known citations and measurements, and it is upon these statistics that the annual Faculty Author Celebration prizes are awarded.  

View the Faculty Author Celebration photos here.

In addition to the following awards and certificates presented by Marie Ascher, M.S. M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library, Ms. Ascher awarded Wilbert S. Aronow, M.D., professor of medicine, with a special Millennium Award recognizing his outstanding lifetime achievement of writing or editing more than 1,000 publications in his career, including 994 citations in PubMed — and still counting.

23rd Annual Faculty Author Recognition Awards

Author of a research article published in 2015 which has been cited the highest number of times in Web of Science (79):
Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics 
Wainwright,C. E.;Elborn,J. S.;Ramsey,B. W.;Marigowda,G.;Huang,X.;Cipolli,M.;Colombo,C.;Davies,J. C.;De Boeck,K.;Flume,P. A.;Konstan,M. W.;McColley,S. A.;McCoy,K.;McKone,E. F.;Munck,A.;Ratjen,F.;Rowe,S. M.;Waltz,D.;Boyle,M. P.;TRAFFIC Study Group; TRANSPORT Study Group (including Dozor A+) (2015). Lumacaftor–Ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis homozygous for Phe508del CFTR. N Engl J Med, 373(3), 220-231. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1409547

Research article appearing in the journal with the highest impact factor (New England Journal of Medicine 59.558):
Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics
Wainwright,C. E.;Elborn,J. S.;Ramsey,B. W.;Marigowda,G.;Huang,X.;Cipolli,M.;Colombo,C.;Davies,J. C.;De Boeck,K.;Flume,P. A.;Konstan,M. W.;McColley,S. A.;McCoy,K.;McKone,E. F.;Munck,A.;Ratjen,F.;Rowe,S. M.;Waltz,D.;Boyle,M. P.;TRAFFIC Study Group; TRANSPORT Study Group (including Dozor A+) (2015). Lumacaftor–Ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis homozygous for Phe508del CFTR. N Engl J Med, 373(3), 220-231. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1409547

Research Article appearing in the journal with the highest impact factor – NYMC first author  (New England Journal of Medicine 59.558):
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., FACOG, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, medicine, cell biology and anatomy

Oktay, K., Rodriguez-Wallberg, K., & Munster, P. (2015). Ovarian protection during adjuvant chemotherapy. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(23), 2268-2269.

NYMC 1st Author with the highest Altmetric score (103)
Jack Drescher, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences  
Drescher, J. (2015). Out of DSM: Depathologizing homosexuality. Behavioral Sciences, 5(4), 565–575. http://doi.org/10.3390/bs5040565

NYMC faculty author who authored a comprehensive text in 2015:
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine
Bedzow I+. (2015). When life nears death: A patient's guide to medical ethics in end-of-life care. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Robert A. Ollar, Ph.D.,  clinical assistant professor of neurology
Aguilar TJ, Bach GP, Faley KA, Goldman J, Jacobs S, Kyle A, . . . Wagner J. Lyme disease in Pennsylvania: A report by the task force on Lyme disease and related tick-borne diseases pursuant to act 83 of 2014. 2015 Sep. Retrieved from http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/I-L/Documents/Lyme%20Disease%20in%20Pennsylvania.pdf

Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., adjunct professor of family and community medicine
Omura, Y. +. (2015). Promotion of health & longevity by stimulation of organ representation areas of hands. Tokyo: Makino Publishing Co.

NYMC faculty author who edited a comprehensive text in 2015:
Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine
Bedzow I+, & Goldfeder M (Eds.). (2015). Jewish leadership & the future of American Jewry. Lexington, KY: ACSV Publications.

Bedzow I+, & Goldfeder M (Eds.). (2015). Starting conversations. Lexington, KY: ACSV Publications.

Israel Franco, M.D. ‘89, professor of urology 
Franco I+, Austin PF, Bauer SB, von Gontard A, & Homsy Y (Eds.). (2015). Pediatric incontinence: Evaluation and clinical management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Renee Garrick, M.D., professor of clinical medicine
Garrick R+ (Ed.). (2015). Year book of medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Mosby.

Paul J. Rosch, M.D., clinical professor of medicine
Rosch PJ+ (Ed.). (2015). Bioelectromagnetic and subtle energy medicine (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis Group.

Sclafani, A. P. +., Dyleski, R. A., Linstrom, C., Pitman MJ+, Schaefer, S. D. +., Schantz, S. P. +., & Shin, E. J. (Eds.). (2015). Total otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery. New York: Thieme.


NYMC Academic department with the highest percentage of published faculty relative to department size:


School of Health Sciences and Practice

1st Epidemiology and Community Health         24%
2nd Environmental Health Science   14%
3rd Center on Disability and Health   7%

Clinical Departments

1st Neurosurgery         37%
2nd Urology   26%
3rd Otolaryngology   24%

Basic Sciences Departments

1st Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     68%
2nd Physiology   63%
3rd Pharmacology    50%