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NYMC Set to Commemorate Yom Hashoah On April 17

Headshot of Dr. Howard Israel portrait
The NYMC community was invited to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Nevins Auditorium. The event featured a keynote lecture by Howard Israel, D.D.S., who is internationally known for his work as a clinical researcher and expert in the field of temporomandibular joint disorders, surgery and arthroscopy. Dr. Israel presented "The Origins of Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas and The Role of Nazi Medicine in the Holocaust." Dr. Israel played a major role in the discovery and recognition of the Nazi origins of the famous classic anatomy book, Pernkopf's Anatomy, leading to many other discoveries and issues surrounding biomedical ethics. Dr. Israel is professor of clinical surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, adjunct professor and course director for pain and anxiety control at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, and director of the New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology. Previously, he served as professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Remarks were given by Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library, Anne Bayefsky, director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, Matthew Pravetz, O.F.M., Ph.D. '88, professor of cell biology and anatomy, program director and assistant dean for basic sciences, and Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, executive vice president, Touro College and University System.
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