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The Week of July 14, 2014

In Touch


NYMC and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center Announce an Academic Affiliation

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical CenterThe partnership establishes an undergraduate medical student training program at Brookdale to train and educate NYMC’s undergraduate medical students during required and elective rotations in medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, family medicine, neurology, as well as other disciplines. Training opportunities will also be established at Brookdale for NYMC graduate students in speech-language pathology and physical therapy. Read more...


FCM Shows Appreciation for Preceptors

Annual Faculty Development and Appreciation Dinner

The Department of Family and Community Medicine held its Annual Faculty Development and Appreciation Dinner at the new Clinical Skills and Disaster Medicine Training Center on June 19. This year’s appreciation event included a faculty development hour featuring three different programs for family medicine clerkship preceptors, community and preventive medicine small group leaders, and medical errors standardized patients, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Read more


NYMC Prepares for LCME Self-Study

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) New York Medical College is preparing for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) site visit during the 2015-2016 academic year. The entire College community is encouraged to support this important endeavor.

Meet the LCME Administrative Team:
• LCME Faculty Accreditation Lead: Dr. Jennifer Koestler
• LCME Administrative Lead: Ms. Faye Seltzer
• LCME Self-Study Chair: Resources—Mr. William Steadman
• LCME Self-Study Chair: Education—Dr. Matthew Pravetz
• LCME Self-Study Chair: Students—Dr. Gladys Ayala
• LCME Self-Study Chair: Faculty—Dr. Andrew Powers
• LCME Self-Study Chair: Institutional Governance—Mr. Ronald Poe
• LCME Independent Student Analysis Chairs:—Mr. Alexander Barbuto, Class of 2015, Mr. Andrew Michalak, Class of 2016 and Ms. Lydia Bunker, Class of 2017.

Stay tuned for more information about the LCME accreditation process and the progress of this important undertaking. For more on LCME accreditation, please visit http://www.lcme.org/ and view the LCME Accreditation Standards here.


NYMC Sponsors 18th Annual NCMSCMEP

18th Annual NCMSCMEPNew York Medical College sponsored the 18th Annual Northeastern Consortium of Medical School CME Professionals (NCMSCMEP) on June 26 at Westchester Country Club. The event, A Day of Discussion with Murray Kopelow, M.D., recognized Dr. Kopelow, president and chief executive of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for his 18 years of service, mentorship and leadership to the NCMSCMEP. He is retiring from the ACCME on July 31. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., left, chancellor and chief executive officer, Joseph F. Dursi, M.D. ’59, second from right, associate dean for continuing medical education, and Richard McCarrick, M.D., far right, vice dean for graduate medical education, were on hand to congratulate Dr. Kopelow.


Deadly Medicine:
Creating The Master Race

Deadly Medicine:

A Traveling Exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

On display July 15 – September 3
Sunday – Wednesday 11:00AM – 4:00PM and Thursday 11:00AM – 8:00PM. Read more

Join us for the Grand Opening Reception
Wednesday, July 16
12:00 pm - RSVP for this event

19 Skyline Drive


Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Memorial Lectureship

Paul Sondel, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuesday, July 15
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Nevins Auditorium

“The Future of Immunotherapy in Pediatric Cancer”

Paul Sondel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Professor of Pediatrics, Oncology & Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine

Read more ...


Let's Stay Safe NYMC

No Left Turn

As a safety precaution reminder, all employees are urged to avoid turning left at the south entrance/exit intersection from both 9A and Skyline Drive. Instead, employees exiting Skyline Drive should turn left onto 9A at the traffic light controlled intersection. There is a sign with a picture of a traffic light and a directional arrow at the 19 Skyline exit. Employees coming from the North on 9A should also turn left onto Skyline Drive at this traffic light controlled intersection. Employees exiting the Saw Mill River Parkway northbound at Exit 24 (Hawthorne) should turn left onto 9A and then right onto Skyline Drive at the traffic light controlled intersection. Employees exiting businesses or restaurants on the stretch of 9A between the two intersections should re-enter Skyline Drive at the traffic light controlled intersection.




Marie Ascher, M.S.

Marie Ascher, M.S., associate director of user support, education and research services in the Health Sciences Library, is the recipient of an Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Scholarship to support her participation in the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians of the Harvard Graduate School of Education to be held July 27 – August 1.



Arthur J.L. Cooper, Ph.D.



Arthur J.L. Cooper, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, was selected to serve as a committee member for the EPA Science Advisory Board on “Toxicological Review of Ammonia.”




Michael LaBagnara, M.D.


Michael LaBagnara, M.D., a PGY V resident in the Department of Neurosurgery, received the Resident Research Award for his presentation at the New York State Neurological Society Annual Meeting held on June 6. He presented his research, “Characterization of Glioblastoma Multiforme Cancer Stem Cells by PTEN and its Downstream Signaling Pathways: Potential Targets of Therapy,” conducted under the mentorship of Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D., associate professor of neurosurgery.





Summer Infectious Diseases: What You Need to Know
NBC -- 7/9/2014
Jennifer A.M. Calder, D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., CHSV, associate professor of public health practice, epidemiology and community health

Expanding the Role of Community Physicians in Veterans Health Care
AM ROUNDS -- 7/10/2014
Jeffery L. Brown, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics

Medicine in my “Mother’s Land”
Inquirer.net -- 7/9/2014
Andrew J. Kesselman, M.D. ’11

NY awards $462M to help hospitals keep services
Bloomberg Businessweek -- 7/9/2014
Westchester Medical Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Funds $2.8 Million in Research Grants
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) -- 7/7/2014
Brian Ratliff, Ph.D., research assistant professor of medicine

Radio Blog: Mending Your Child’s Brain
Fearless Parent -- 7/9/2014
Maya E. Shetreat-Klein, M.D., instructor of family and community medicine



Please check the online calendar for the most up to date information, as times and locations of events may change.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Read more...  
Exhibit: Deadly Medicine Creating The Master Race. July 15th – September 3rd 2014.  About the exhibit S-W11:AM - 4PM
Thur. 11AM - 8PM
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 15th Annual Memorial Lectureship 4:00PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Read more...  
Seminar: Department of Pharmacology  11:00AM
Grand Opening Event: Deadly Medicine Creating The Master Race.  RSVP 12:00PM

View all future events


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