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NYMC Mourns the Death of Former President and Chief Executive Officer Harry C. Barrett, D.Min., M.P.H.

The College community was saddened to learn of the death of former New York Medical College President and Chief Executive Officer, Harry C. Barrett, D.Min, M.P.H., on August 25, 2017, at the age of 70. Dr. Barrett joined New York Medical College in 1992. During his 14-year tenure, he implemented a College-wide strategic plan resulting in campus improvements including the construction of the Medical Education Center, the Alumni Gross Anatomy Laboratory and the Alumni Computer Learning Laboratory. He also led the development of the Center for Disaster Medicine, the Hudson Valley Center for Health Sciences, Biotechnology and Public Health, the Institute for Bioethics, and the New Yorkers Caring for New York program. He directed a number of ground-breaking regional health care initiatives addressing such topics as bioterrorism, the health of local immigrant populations, the treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome in victims of mass trauma and the nation’s need for more primary-care physicians. Under his leadership, the College saw increased research funding and fundraising as well as improved student performance. Dr. Barrett will be fondly remembered as the “reengineer” of New York Medical College. Read more...