It was an unusually chilly morning on May 16 but warm spirits and collegiality filled the tent at the Employee Recognition Program hosted by the Department of Human Resources. The breakfast celebration recognized NYMC employees who marked anniversaries of five-year increments from five to 50 during the calendar year. Retirees were welcomed back to campus and honorees hitting the 25-year mark were inducted into the Quarter Century Club with a special proclamation. View the Employee Recognition photo gallery here.
Fifty-year honoree Mario Inchiosa, Jr., Ph.D., second from right, professor of pharmacology and research professor of anesthesiology who recalled his early days at NYMC at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital, and was congratulated by leadership from left: Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., dean, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, and D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean, School of Medicine.
After the presentation of the service awards, Community Outreach Awards were presented to employees who were nominated by their colleagues for community service and good citizenship outside of the workplace. Sharon Brana, administrative assistant in the Department of Pharmacology, was recognized for her work with Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Kathleen Kaiser, M.S., CCC-SLP, assistant professor and director of clinical education in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, was honored for leading efforts to collect Christmas presents for the past 18 years for children in foster care served by the Westchester Institute for Human Development Family Program. Rosa Martinez, D.D.S., assistant professor of clinical dental medicine and program director of General Practice Residency, was recognized for her outreach activities including patient and parent educational sessions and oral health care screenings in the community. Anitha Srinivasan, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, was acknowledged for her work developing a global health track for medical students and a nutrition class for the Association to Benefit Children in East Harlem as well other community focused projects involving medical students.