From gaining a rare inside look about how one of the nation’s top hospitals runs to witnessing a day in the life of a judge of a major municipal family court house, the inaugural group of Stepinac High School’s Honors Academy students has been enjoying unique learning experiences this school year.
The journey to becoming a physician was also shared by Stepinac Alumnus '06, Robert Tambone, SOM Class of 2017, who is completing his last year at New York Medical College. He visited his alma mater and met with health science academy students to discuss his personal experience about the process of getting selected for an internship.
British researchers along with Howard J. Luks, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, are using a newly patented technique involving stem cells to repair the common knee injury. In Smithsonian Magazine's "Tear Your Meniscus? This 'Living Bandage' May Help," Dr. Luks acknowledges that the results do show some promise.
Doing breathing exercises is an expert-recommended natural remedy for anxiety that has been proven to work. When someone's keyed up, they start taking quicker, more shallow breaths, which increases the body's stress response even more, explained Patricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at New York Medical College, in a previous interview with Health. Slowing breathing to about five inhales and exhales per minute helps quiet anxiety fast, she said.
The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) Board of Directors welcomes Susan Fox, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Fox succeeds Dr. Ansley Bacon, who retired last year after successfully leading WIHD for the past 30 years. Dr. Bacon was recently appointed Professor Emeritus in the School of Health Science and Practice at New York Medical College.
Please join William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine, and professor of pharmacology, as he shares his insights into the fascinating relationship between America's presidents and their personal physicians.
Crain’s New York Business
Have you ever phoned your doctor about a sudden medical concern, one that had you predicting a trip to the hospital, emergency surgery, or even impending death?
When an apparently healthy body malfunctions in an unexpected or mysterious way, many people fear the worst. But sometimes there's a simple explanation for worrisome symptoms.
The road to Westchester’s future is lined with sprawling biotechnology campuses — at least in the eyes of commercial developers and local government officials. Given the massive projects in the pipeline that will house modern labs and high-tech facilities for what are called “life sciences” companies, that seems to be an accurate assessment.
The Real Deal
"Performers’ roles in our lives are very important, evoking admiration and complex emotional responses. It is perfectly reasonable and normal to feel loss...," said Shawna G. Newman, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, shares her insight on celebrity deaths in WebMD.
“Broken heart syndrome — which is, in fact, a real thing — is when someone finds out some shocking news, typically terrible news, and there’s a massive release of these stress hormones that are released into the bloodstream, and the heart is then bombarded with these stress hormones,” said Matthew W. Lorber, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, in FOX 61's "Can You Really Die of a Broken Heart?"
The proposed complex — located on the Grasslands Reservation, adjacent to Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College — would help further the county’s position as a growing biotech research hub.
Consultants who have reviewed plans by Westchester County to lease land for a $1.2 billion biotechnology research center have given the project a green light.
The North 60 lease, as the proposal has been called, has been in the works since 2012 when the county sought proposals to develop 60 acres in the Valhalla section of Mount Pleasant.
The Business Journal
In two short years, BioInc@NYMC, NY BioHud Valley’s biotechnology incubator, has grown from a fledgling initiative to one of the most successful interfaces between biotechnology and business in the region
Here are five top tests on issues of key importance to Americans and true to my role as an educator, I’ve included the grading rubric right up front.
The Huffington Post
Dr. Edward Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer of New York Medical College, held a ceremony at Metropolitan Hospital commemorating the life of Dr. Mathew Olstein, who died in World War I.
Politico New York
Getting through medical school, law school or pharmacy school is no easy feat. And for Orthodox Jewish students, the pressure to balance academic responsibilities with religious observance and obligations can be especially intense. Despite a recent emphasis on “cross-cultural competence” at many universities, sorting out conflicting holidays, dietary and religious law or family traditions can still be difficult.
Jewish Link of New Jersey
50 years: How long Westchester County has gone without a new dental school. Touro College University System put an end to that drought when it unveiled its College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in Hawthorne this past September. Touro expects to accommodate 440 students and service more than 80,000 patients a year.
A group of 11 accomplished doctors — and one future doctor— were honored Oct. 27 at the annual Doctors of Distinction Awards at the New York Medical College in Valhalla.
The Business Journal
For the last two summers he interned at New York Medical College. But he also enjoys history and is taking AP European History this year.
Yorktown Daily Voice
The Heart Walk, led by volunteer Executive Champion, Dr. D. Douglas Miller, Dean of New York Medical College, is the AHA’s biggest annual event, raising more than $343,500 for AHA programs and research at last year’s event. Funds raised at the Heart Walk will support research, so doctors can help prevent and treat heart disease, stroke and pediatric heart disease.
Westchester County’s top physicians will be honored at the annual Doctors of Distinction Awards ceremony on Oct. 27. The fourth annual event, co-sponsored by the Westchester County Business Journal and accounting firm Citrin Cooperman, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at New York Medical College at 7 Dana Road in Valhalla.
The Business Journal