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New York Medical College announces patent for ‘revolutionary new bandage’

July 14, 2020

Alan Kadish“The new bandage protects a wound in the same way that any bandage does but also does two other things,” Kadish told the Business Journal. “One: it delivers drugs directly to the wound through microneedles that are embedded in the bandage. The second thing it does, it absorbs fluid from the wound to help drainage. The combination of those two things should dramatically help wound healing.”

NYMC news: Alan Kadish, M.D., president

Westfair

Covid-19 symptoms: What we know now and what to do.

July 10, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"It seems like Covid, the virus, is creating a local inflammatory response that's leading to some of these thrombotic events," said Dr. Sean Wengerter, division chief of vascular surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health's Good Samaritan Hospital.

NYMC Faculty news: , M.D., clinical assistant professor of surgery

CNN

Benefits of Yoga & Ayurveda during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

July 10, 2020

Padmini MurthyCOVID 19 has unleashed unimaginable chaos, death and destruction on the global community and we seem to be powerless to stop its unrelenting effects. We are at war with a powerful infectious virus since the past couple of weeks and the global community is frantically searching for strategies to say healthy.

NYMC faculty news: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Yoga and Health

Senator Paul’s Skepticism of Experts Sets a Very Dangerous Precedent.

July 10, 2020

Edward HalperinDuring US Senate hearings in March and June, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican and an ophthalmologist, voiced multiple criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci. For the last 34 years, Fauci has served as the Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease. For many Americans, he has become the face of medical expertise regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYMC Leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

The Globe Post

Navarro Doesn’t Give Full Picture On Hydroxychloroquine. Fact Check

July 09, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerWhite House trade adviser Peter Navarro has promoted the “astonishing” results of an observational study that found hydroxychloroquine was associated with lower mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19. But the study has limitations, and multiple randomized controlled trials have found the drug is not beneficial to hospitalized patients.

NYMC Faculty news: Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine

Fact Check

Brazil's president says he is taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his coronavirus. Scientists have long said it doesn't work.

July 08, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerNonetheless, a number of studies have found hydroxychloroquine to be ineffective in treating COVID-19. "These large observational studies have found no evidence of benefit and perhaps some evidence of harm," Dr. Neil Schluger, chairman of the department of medicine at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine

Business Insider

Leaders Need To See More Than The Big Picture, They Need To Catch The Small Cues

July 08, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Despite the intangibility, noticing the small cues that employees drop and demonstrating concern for something other than productivity allows leaders to see more than the big picture. It provides them with the ability to achieve it.

Faculty news: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Forbes

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

July 08, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe four-state study, led by Dr. Russell Kamer of New York Medical College, accounted for jobless rates, maximum speed laws and seat-belt laws. But the authors said other factors they did not consider could have influenced traffic deaths.

NYMC Faculty news: Russell S. Kamer, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine

Idaho State Journal

New Canaan Library Webinar with Dr. Larry Leibowitz: Is Telehealth Here to Stay?

July 07, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThrough the power of technology, most routine medical appointments can be carried out without setting foot in a medical office. And, when an in-person visit is required, medical offices are taking new, necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. Dr. Leibowitz will discuss how he structures telehealth visits and the effectiveness of telehealth in comparison to in-person visits.

Faculty news: Lawrence D. Leibowitz, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Hamlet. HUB

How the White House can build public trust and end the coronavirus crisis

July 07, 2020

Keosha T. Bond, EdD, MPH, CHESConvincing the public to take basic precautions such as avoiding large groups and covering their faces is crucial because people who don’t feel sick may still have the virus and can infect others, says Keosha Bond, an assistant professor of Health Behavior and Community Health at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health

Politico

Millersville University president to participate in coronavirus discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci

July 07, 2020

Padmini MurthyDaniel Wubah, Millersville's president, will be joined by Christopher Meinel, president and CEO of Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering; Lamiaa Mohsen, dean of the school of medicine at Egypt's New Giza University; and Padmini Murthy, professor and global health director at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Lancaster Online and Fox43

Portraits of Diversity

July 06, 2020

Edward HalperinIn the same spirit, when you walk the corridors of New York Medical College and sit in our amphitheaters now, you are looked down upon by distinguished individuals in academic gowns and starched white coats. You are, however, also looked down upon by a rainbow of diversity in American higher education.

NYMC leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Inside Higher Ed

U.S. prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

July 06, 2020

Neil W. Schluger"The totality of the evidence is so much on the side of the drug not having an effect. The vast majority of studies are in very close agreement about that," said Dr. Neil Schluger, chairman of the department of medicine at New York Medical College, who co-authored an observational study that showed hydroxychloroquine had no association on the intubation or death rates of 1,376 coronavirus patients.

Faculty news: Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine

CNN

Is it safe to eat in a restaurant yet? Experts weigh in.

July 06, 2020

Robert AmlerThis virus has revealed a lot of surprising traits, says Robert Amler, physician and dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. “You don’t have to be sick, coughing, and sneezing to pass the virus on to somebody else. In fact, you might be infected and not know it.

NYMC Leadership news: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Mic

NYMC VP and Dean Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., talks to WNYW on July 6, 2020

July 06, 2020

Robert AmlerWhen it comes to professional sports, every country will have a different protocol to reopen based on their ability to contain the virus according to Dr. Robert Amler is dean of the School of Health Sciences & Practice at New York Medical College; previously served as Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

NYMC Leadership News: Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Fox 5 News WNYW

#BTColumn – Travelling in the time of COVID-19 . . . How to stay safe in airports and on planes.

July 04, 2020

Robert AmlerA recent review of the scientific literature found that coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for anywhere from two hours to 9 days, so, when you get to your seat, “wipe down the armrests, the seat back, the seatbelts, the tray, even the air vents and light buttons—everything you’re going to put your hands on during a flight,” says Robert Amler, M.D., Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College.

NYMC leadership news: , M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

The World News

I went back to a movie theatre on opening day — and then somebody coughed

July 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Robert Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College, said: “You know how the air is in a theatre: It’s not circulated very well. If you don’t wear a mask, you take your chances.”

Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

The Star

A new and very scary development in the ever-evolving story of COVID-19 infections.

July 03, 2020

Dr. Robert OllarIn a new report just cited in the CDC Journal “ Emerging Infectious Diseases” it was just reported that Coronavirus COVID-19 RNA was found in blood donations. This new development reported by investigators in China puts a completely new twist to this already complicated story.

Faculty news: Robert A. Ollar, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of neurology

Pike Country Courier

How to protect yourself from coronavirus over Fourth of July weekend

July 02, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoHealth experts are expressing concern over the surging number of new coronavirus cases across the U.S. Some beaches and restaurants are expected to be crowded over the Fourth of July weekend despite restrictions in several states. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College, joined CBSN to discuss how to be safe over the holiday weekend.

Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

CBS News

On Raising Idols and Razing Statues.

July 01, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Symbols are not idols, though they can become idols.  The difference between the two lies in the purposes they serve.  Symbols remind us of what we can become through our own efforts.  Idols control us by taking away the belief in our own efficacy.

Faculty news: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

The Times of Israel

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