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2018 Press Releases

New York Medical College to Host “Meet The Doctors” Event

November 13, 2018
Press Release

Valhalla, New York – New York Medical College (NYMC) will host a free community lecture on Tuesday, November 20 at the Mount Pleasant Public Library. The upcoming lecture will examine different aspects of breast health. The lecture is part of the “Meet the Doctors” series which hosts quarterly events on health-related topics of interest to the community. The series provides a venue for area residents to hear from health care professionals on subjects ranging from Zika, concussions, Autism, family caregiving and the effects of substance abuse in minors. ‌‌ The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.


NYMC Announces New Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

November 09, 2018
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Valhalla, NY, – Today, New York Medical College (NYMC) announced it will launch a newly created Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program, offered by the Graduate School of Basic Medical Science (GSBMS), making NYMC one of only three colleges in New York State to offer this unique Master’s degree. The two-year, 41.5 credit program, which will be housed in the Department of Pathology, will position students for future employment in highly paid health care fields.


Top Women in Business Honor Awarded to Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at New York Medical College

November 09, 2018
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Valhalla, NY, November 9, 2018 – Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiatives at New York Medical College (NYMC), has been named as one of Westchester's top female leaders by 914 Inc. magazine. In the realm of higher education, in which senior leadership is still closely tied to age and tenure, Ms. Riekert earned a seat at the table among the College’s senior leaders before the age of 40. As NYMC’s first female vice president of strategic initiatives, Ms. Riekert’s key accomplishments include spearheading the College’s first cohesive brand identity, auditing and re-creating NYMC’s entire portfolio of marketing materials, transforming the college’s web presence and launching New York State’s first new dental school in 50 years.


New York Medical College Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences Removes GRE Requirement for Ph.D. Programs

November 08, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y., – Effective immediately, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) at New York Medical College (NYMC) will no longer require applicants to provide scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as an admission requirement for its Ph.D. programs. In recent years, the utility of the GRE as an admission criterion and a predictive metric of success in graduate school has come under scrutiny. Multiple studies suggest that the GRE is not a reliable predictor of student success and doesn’t effectively measure advanced quantitative skills. Additionally, the cost of preparing for the GRE, the cost of the test itself and the associated score reports, and the cost of travel to test sites are disadvantageous to students of low and modest economic means, and to students from rural and/or remote geographic areas.


NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine Hosts “Stop The Bleeding” Symposium To Educate on Mass Casualty Events

October 25, 2018
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Valhalla, NY, The Center for Disaster Medicine, housed at New York Medical College (NYMC), is hosting a symposium on November 13th, bringing together experts to share how to prepare for various mass casualty events. First responders, law enforcement, healthcare businesses and the community are invited to RSVP and hear from specialists on first hand experiences and how to approach various mass casualty situations.


Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College Receives Certification from the National Association Of Emergency Medical Technicians

October 18, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) has been certified by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as an authorized NAEMT Training Center. Recognized for its quality EMS training program, this certification will allow the Center for Disaster Medicine to increase its support of EMS, law enforcement, fire and other first responders and expand its educational programs to include:


New York Medical College Honors Nobel Prize Winner and Celebrated Community Health Professionals at Annual Founder’s Dinner

October 16, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – On Sunday, October 14, 2018, New York Medical College (NYMC) hosted its Founder’s Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The annual fundraising event brought together more than 300 academic, healthcare, business and community leaders, to celebrate NYMC’s proud history and promising future and to honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements. Proceeds directly benefit NYMC students through supporting scholarships and important initiatives.


New York Medical College to Honor Nobel Prize Winner and Celebrated Community Health Professionals at Annual Founder’s Dinner on October 14

October 09, 2018
Press Release

Valhalla, N.Y. – On Sunday, October 14, 2018, New York Medical College (NYMC) will hold its Founder’s Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, N.Y. The annual fundraising event is expected to bring together over 300 academic, healthcare, business and community leaders, to celebrate NYMC’s proud history and promising future and to honor distinguished community leaders for their impactful and transformative achievements. Proceeds directly benefit NYMC students through supporting scholarships and important initiatives.


Stem Cells Could Be the Key to Treating Severe Blistering Disease, RDEB

October 04, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. - A new study, led by two researchers from New York Medical College, Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and Yanling Liao, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, suggests that stem cells could be the key to treating symptoms of RDEB—the genetic condition characterized by extremely fragile skin.


New York Medical College Names Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the School of Medicine

September 21, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, has been named dean of the School of Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla, N.Y. Dr. Nadler comes to NYMC from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) where he spent ten years as professor and chair of Internal Medicine, the Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and vice dean of research. A renowned expert in diabetes, Dr. Nadler previously served as director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at EVMS and was a member of a Special Advisory Committee on Type 1 diabetes with the director of the National Institutes of Health. He assumes his role as dean in March 2019.