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AOA Iota Chapter Celebrates Annual Lecture and Induction Banquet

InTouch 5-1-17

The New York Iota chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society, hosted its annual visiting professor lecture, banquet and induction ceremony on April 25 at 19 Skyline Drive.  D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., left, dean of the School of Medicine, and William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, professor of pharmacology and councilor of the Iota chapter, welcomed keynote speaker Kimberly Manning, M.D., associate professor of medicine, director, Distinction in Teaching and Leadership at the Emory University School of Medicine. View the photo gallery here.

Dr. Manning, who plays a key role in the education of medical students, residents and faculty at Emory, presented “The Patient as Our Teacher: Timeless Lessons and Teachable Moments,” recounting encounters with patients who taught her valuable lessons not learned from a textbook or classroom. An avid writer, Dr. Manning’s academic interests include humanism in medicine, medical professionalism and patient-doctor communication skills, regularly contributing reflective writing pieces to high impact journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Annals of Internal Medicine and Academic Medicine.

This year’s inductees into Alpha Omega Alpha included alumni members Lois Brustman, M.D. ’79, professor of obstetrics gynecology and reproductive science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of neurology and advisory house dean, NYMC; and Kenneth Sutin, M.D. ’87, clinical professor of anesthesiology, New York University School of Medicine. Randy A. Goldberg, M.D. ’97, M.P.H. ’13, assistant professor of medicine, NYMC; Susan C. Olson, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, NYMC; and Philip J. Overby, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, NYMC, were inducted as faculty members.

The 2017 AOA Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award was presented to George V. Tsimoyianis, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, NYMC, and the 2017 AOA Administrative Award was presented to Barbara Donnadio, AOA New York Iota Chapter coordinator and TAP secretary and executive administrative assistant at NYMC.

New York Iota Chapter Officers
President Elena Solli
Vice President Stacey Bregman
Treasurer Michelle Sachet
Secretary Rebecca Green

Class of 2017 Junior AOA Inductees
Stacey Bregman
Rebecca Green
Mark Harousseau
Kevin Lloyd
Matthew LoConte
Richard Lucariello
Jeremy Middleton
Nicholas Montemurro
Madelyn Reynolds
Mohammad Roostan
Michelle Sachet
Elena Solli

Class of 2017 Senior AOA Inductees
Andrew Agostini
Carmel Ashur
Jeffrey Aston
Allison Beaulieu
Meaghan Broderick  
Lydia Bunker
Nathan Carberry
Stephanie Carey
Katherine DeAzambuja
Amanda Ferguson
Caitlin Gillooly
Robert Levokove
Alexander Lundy
Brian Lynch
Nicholas Macklin
Maria Mitry
Priya Rajgopal
Telmo Santos
Brittany Silva
Hannah Stoops
Katherine Thomas
Ying Wang
Corey Wynn
Kyu Won Yum
John Zade

Class of 2018 Junior AOA Inductees
Eve Ayeroff
Shannon Cain
Catherine Callinan
Michael Doany
Mark Dunlop
Zachary Gray
Sean McDougall
Jannatun Sikder
Madison Stellfox
Balakrishna Vemula