Integrating oral and primary health, NYMC’s Family Health Center creates a model of community health for Westchester County
Valhalla, NY, – New York Medical College (NYMC) celebrated a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 6 to mark the opening of its new Family Health Center, an outpatient faculty practice, open to the surrounding community and members of NYMC. Located in the same building as the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at NYMC, the new health care center provides same day or walk-in appointments on Monday through Friday. By co-locating the two community-focused healthcare services, NYMC and TCDM created an integration of oral health with primary care—enriching education opportunities for the dental and medical students, improving patient outcomes and promoting the new model of dental health which recognizes the important link between dental and primary health.
It was a weekend of reminiscing with old friends and classmates for 150 School of Medicine (SOM) alumni and their guests at the SOM Alumni Association Annual Reunion on November 16 - 17.
The Student Healthcare Executives Club (StuHE) in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) hosted another successful Career Mentor Session on the evening of November 12.
As part of its Accessibility Awareness and Education Lecture Series, the Office of Academic Support hosted a special presentation on diabetes by Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, seventh from left, dean of the School of Medicine and professor of medicine and pharmacology.
The Student Healthcare Executives (StuHE) organization in the School of Health Sciences and Practice joined the fight against breast cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, on October 20.
The Ninth Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium on November 6 at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, featured abstracts in an oral platform session in basic, clinical, quality and translational research areas in the field of pediatrics, followed by a general poster session.
Members of the New York Medical College community joined Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., holding sign, dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and guests from the American Cancer Society, Inc., for a group photo on October 29 to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
In collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Health, #NYMC School of Medicine students are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid or heroin #overdose and learn how to administer #Narcan. #OpioidGME #OpioidCrisis #OpioidEpidemic #NYMCSOM ________________________ From the @AAMCtoday - Join us today in support of expanded access to care for those patients impacted by the opioid epidemic. We’re urging Congress to pass the Opioid Workforce Act, which would increase funding to train addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain medicine physicians. #OpioidGME #AAMC
It’s a germy world. As we head into cold and flu season, good hand hygiene is key. So in recognition of National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 2 – December 8), Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs, and a pediatrician and public health expert, has shared his top tips for proper hand hygiene. Is there a correct way to wash your hands? Make sure to wash all surfaces, creating a good lather, then rinse thoroughly. Physical scrubbing is important, as is spending enough time (at least 20 seconds) on the task at hand. Air dry or towel dry? Paper towels are your best option because the act of drying with a towel helps remove germs. Soap or hand sanitizer? Soap and water is always best; however, sanitizer is a good option when you don’t have access to a sink. Hot or cold water? According to the Food and Drug Administration, when it comes to getting rid of bacteria there is no benefit to using hot water versus lukewarm or cold water. That’s because hot water comfortable enough for washing hands is not hot enough to kill bacteria. What if you have neither soap or sanitizer? Be prepared! Carry some wet wipes when you travel or anytime you think the need will arise. #NYMC #NYMCSHSP #hand #hygiene #Handwashing #Awareness #publichealth
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