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2018 Press Releases

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. 


Bioinc@Nymc Welcomes Affina Biotechnologies as Newest Client

September 12, 2018
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New York Medical College (NYMC) announced that Affina Biotechnologies  is the latest client to join BioInc@NYMC, NYMC’s biotechnology incubator — a New York State-designated Innovation Hot Spot. Affina Biotechnologies is a drug discovery start up that also offers services in protein biochemistry and assay development. There are currently nine start-ups occupying BioInc@NYMC, the mid-Hudson Valley’s only fully-equipped incubator on a health sciences college campus.


New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Names Dr. Rifat Latifi Chair of Surgery

August 06, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – Rifat Latifi, M.D., FACS, FICS, has been named chair of the Department of Surgery at New York Medical College (NYMC). Dr. Latifi is a tenured professor of surgery at NYMC and Director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital. All of the hospitals are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). He previously served as vice chairman for Research and Faculty Development at NYMC.


First-Of-Its-Kind Study From New York Medical College Shows Link Between Obesity and Gum Infection

July 30, 2018
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VALHALLA, NY – A new NIH-funded study, conducted by New York Medical College (NYMC), found a link between obesity and periodontitis, a serious and common gum infection caused by poor oral hygiene. Working on mice, faculty from the Department of Pharmacology at NYMC infected the subjects with Porphyromonas gingivalis, bacteria that cause periodontal disease, and measured inflammation. The results showed the bacteria worsened the functionality of fat tissue, which has been shown to increase obesity. In this context, the study also evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of Kavain, an extract found in the kava plant, discovering the compound could potentially counter chronic inflammation in obese patients. Findings were originally published in The Journal of Immunology.


New York Medical College Announces Academic Affiliation With Rome Memorial Hospital

July 30, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – New York Medical College (NYMC) and Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) announced an academic affiliation designating the hospital as a teaching site for the education of NYMC’s third- and fourth-year medical students. The agreement outlines mutual commitment to promoting medical education programs, meeting the medical care needs of the community and developing other clinical education and research.


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Brings Training to Albany Medical Center

July 19, 2018
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Being able to properly prioritize treatment, with limited resources, is a skill that will help save lives


NYMC Center Of Excellence In Precision Responses To Bioterrorism And Disasters Awarded $750,000 In State Funding

July 10, 2018
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The Center of Excellence, which was the first of its kind in New York, provides training and expertise to improve responses to disasters and acts of terrorism.  


New York Medical College Names Marina Kaufman Holz, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

July 09, 2018
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"I am excited to work collaboratively with the exceptional faculty and talented students of NYMC to further their career and educational goals,” said Dr. Holz.


BioInc@NYMC and iCANny Host “Their Big Idea” Event

July 06, 2018
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“This event is a part of our mission to foster entrepreneurship and economic growth in New York State,” said Deborah Novick, director of BioInc@NYMC.


New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine Brings Military Training to Westchester County’s Bravest Police

June 29, 2018
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Valhalla, N.Y. – June 29, 2018 – On June 20, 24 of Westchester County’s bravest special response team (SRT) officers learned state-of-the-art operational medicine techniques at New York Medical College’s Center for Disaster Medicine during a special training program on tactical and austere medicine. These techniques, often referred to as military medicine, were developed on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan, perfected by the U.S. Department of Defense, and customized for civilian law enforcement here at NYMC’s Center for Disaster Medicine.