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Engineering Change with Data Analytics & Innovation

April 27, 2018

Padmini MurthyPadmini Murthy, Global Health Director, New York Medical College, USA highlighted, “You have to be practical if you have a mission. It takes a small group of dedicated people to bring in the change. Women, men are in the spelling of women.”

NYMC faculty: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of health policy and management and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Business World

Westchester Medical Center reverified as Level I trauma center

April 26, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital“We are proud to receive this prestigious reverification of our Regional Level I trauma designation from the American College of Surgeons for Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” said Rifat Latifi, MD, Director of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at WMCHealth.

Affiliate and faculty news: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery

 

Poughkeepsie Journal

NYMC Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 26, 2018

NYMC Marks Holocaust Remembrance DayThe New York Medical College (NYMC) community commemorated Yom Hashaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 17. Guest speaker Howard Israel gave a presentation on the role of Nazi medicine in the holocaust.

NYMC and Touro leadership:
Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. ’88, professor of cell biology and anatomy, program director and assistant dean for basic sciences
Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust
Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System

The Business Journal

Westchester Medical Center Health Expands Network with Innovative Telehealth Tools and Tactics

April 24, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalAmong many virtues, telehealth has helped the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) grapple with patient population challenges and a relative shortage of healthcare professionals to maintain more consistent levels of care throughout its service region, says Christian Becker, MD, PhD, associate medical director, Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

NYMC faculty: Christian D. Becker, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine

URAC

Healthy Teens Rally to Escape the Vape

April 24, 2018

Allen Dozor, M.D."There are chemicals in [e-cigarettes] that not only scar the lung, but cause cancer. There's lead inside the air that you breath in when you vape. And I need your help to spread the word. Get out there and spread the word that just because it looks clear that it doesn't mean that it's safe," said Dr. Allen Dozer.

NYMC faculty: Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

Patch.com

Congresswoman Nita Lowey Marks Launch of Open Door Family Medical Centers New Sleepy Hollow Location

April 23, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoCommunity health centers like Open Door are instrumental in providing health care to New Yorkers throughout the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester).

 

NYMC affiliate news: Open Door Family Medical Centers

Medical Health News

Hein Reappoints Smith as Commissioner of Health

April 20, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoCounty Executive Mike Hein announces the reappointment of Ulster County Commissioner of Health and Mental Health Dr. Carol M. Smith, who has served with distinction as Commissioner since 2012.

NYMC faculty: Carol M. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., distinguished visiting professor of health behavior and community health

Hudson Valley News Network

Spano names health advisory board members

April 19, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoYonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the members he appointed to serve on his newly created Health Advisory Board. The board’s goal will be to create and recommend effective policies, programs, and projects in the city regarding the health and well-being of its residents.

NYMC faculty:
Ammir R. Rabadi, M.D., instructor of family and community medicine
Iyad Annabi, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine
Sonia A. Velez, M.D., J.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine

The Business Journal

2018 Healthcare Heroes Honorees

April 18, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNYMC faculty:
Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., vice dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice
Tricia J. Hiller-Dinoff, M.S., instructor of pediatrics
James R. McWilliam, M.D., clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery
Boriana Parvez, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics

Westchester Magazine

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

April 16, 2018

Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A."This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there really needs to be larger-scale studies before being able to confidently recommend ketamine as a first-line choice," said Dr. Matthew Lorber, a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

NYMC faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Health

What’s the Difference Between an HSA, FSA, and HRA?

April 16, 2018

Adam E. Block, Ph.D."Where does the money go if I don't use it? If you don’t use it, you lose it. This is why you might see signs outside of places like your eye doctor encouraging you to use up your FSA before the end of the year," Adam Block, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public health at New York Medical College.

NYMC faculty: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management

Self

WMC and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital reverified as Level One trauma center

April 13, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital“Our trauma program continues to grow academically, clinically and across the region with the expertise of adult and pediatric trauma surgeons who work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide the highest quality lifesaving care to Hudson Valley patients when they need it most,” said Dr. Rifat Latifi, director of surgery and chief of general surgery at WMCHealth.

NYMC affiliate news: Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
NYMC faculty: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery

MidHudsonNews

Hospitals Receive Reverification of Level I Trauma Statuses

April 13, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalWestchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently received reverification of the hospitals’ Level I trauma statuses – the highest level awarded by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons – for both its adult and pediatric trauma centers. “We are proud to receive this prestigious reverification of our Regional Level I trauma designation from the American College of Surgeons for Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” said Rifat Latifi, MD, Director of Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at WMCHealth.

NYMC affiliate news: Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
NYMC faculty: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery

HVNN

Expert On Nazi Medicine To Speak At New York Medical College

April 13, 2018

Howard Israel, D.D.S.April 17 is Yom Hashoah, the international day of remembrance for the six million Jews who perished in the HolocaustNew York Medical College's Holocaust Remembrance Day will feature a lecture on "The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas & the Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust" delivered by Keynote Speaker Howard A. Israel, D.D.S.

 

NYMC Event open to the public

White Plains Patch

Can looking at an anxiety GIF help with stress or panic attacks? We asked the experts

April 12, 2018

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotWe then talked with Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, an assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at New York Medical College and the author of The Healing Power of the Breath. Dr. Gerbarg explained that the visual’s purpose is to help slow a person’s breathing, which therefore decreases a person’s anxiousness and/or panic. She noted that it’s the breathing that calms the anxiety rather than the actual visual.

 

NYMC faculty: Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Hello Giggles

New School Trains Next Generation of Dentists in Heart of Westchester

April 12, 2018

Touro College of Dental MedicineIt was Dr. Edward Farkas’s vision to open a new dental college in the Hudson Valley. After all, the difficult process in establishing a place to train tomorrow’s dentists had been a contributing factor in New York State having gone nearly a half-century without the launch of a new dental school.

 

TouroCDM faculty and staff: Edward Farkas, D.D.S., vice dean for administrative affairs, TouroCDM, Rachel M. Silva, M.A., director of marketing, TouroCDM

The Examiner

Super Carbs to Supercharge Your Weight Loss

April 11, 2018
The Dr. Oz Show

Exercise – When Too Much is Hazardous

April 11, 2018

Maureen BroganLike many doctors, I too have advised patients and readers to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Now, Dr. Maureen Brogan, associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, reports that intense, repetitive, motion exercise can cause rhabdomyolysis. And in rare cases it can kill.

 

NYMC faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

Red Deer Express

New York Medical College Honors WIHD’s Jenean Castillo with Diversity and Inclusion Award

April 11, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion AwardThe Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) recently announced that Jenean Castillo, PhD, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Westchester Institute for Human Development University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Assistant Director of WIHD’s Child Welfare Program, has been awarded the New York Medical College Diversity and Inclusion Award.

 

NYMC faculty: Jenean Castillo, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center on Disability and Health
NYMC faculty: Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and director of the Center on Disability and Health

Westchester Magazine

This Is What Really Happens to Your Body When You Go Under Anesthesia

April 10, 2018

Nitin Sekhri, M.D.Now isn't the time to estimate your weight! If you're unsure of the actual number, request a scale at the hospital so you can give the anesthesiologist an accurate number. "Initial dosing is often based on weight," says Nitin Sekhri, MD, medical director of pain management at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

 

NYMC faculty: Nitin Sekhri, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

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