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NY health officials warn of new species of tick

July 19, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoHealth experts worked with researchers at Fordham University in the Bronx and at New York Medical College to identify the new species.

New York Medical College news

The Jewish Link

Health officials warn of new species of tick found in state

July 19, 2018

Gary Wormser, M.D.The Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets issued a warning Tuesday for an insect commonly known as the "longhorned tick," which was recently discovered in multiple locations in Westchester County.

NYMC news:  Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center 


New tick species found in Westchester: Health commissioner's advice

July 18, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoA new tick species, the longhorned tick, found in Westchester has not transmitted any diseases to humans locally but may cause concern for our pets and livestock, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said today.

NYMC faculty news: Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., FAAP, clinical associate professor of pediatrics and distinguished lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

The Journal News

Obituary: Basil S. Hilaris, M.D.

July 10, 2018

Basil HilarisHe was one of the Pioneers in the field of Brachytherapy, the insertion of Radioactive Seeds in the treatment of various forms of cancer. Serving as Chief of the Brachytherapy Service, he was also a President of the American Brachytherapy Society and among his many awards, in 1996; he was the first recipient of the Marie Curie Gold Medal Award, presented for a major contribution in the development of the field of Brachytherapy.

NYMC faculty: Basil S. Hilaris, M.D., professor emeritus of radiation medicine

The New York Times

Here and Now

July 10, 2018

At 10 a.m., New York Medical College and several state elected officials announce an increase in funding for the The Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters, 7 Dana Road, lobby, Valhalla.

NYMC news: The Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters

State of Politics

People in the News

July 09, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalAs an academic institution with a thriving research program, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital recently celebrated the work of young researchers during the 8th Annual Paul K. Woolf, MD, Pediatric Trainee Research Day.

Faculty news: Michael Gewitz, M.D., professor and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, division of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation, and professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy, and Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

MD News

Castillo Appointed as Director of LEND

July 09, 2018

Jenean CastilloThe Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) has announced the appointment of Jenean Castillo, PhD, as Director of the federally funded LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) interdisciplinary training program at WIHD.

NYMC faculty: Jenean Castillo, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice


Summer Hazard: Lyme Disease

July 09, 2018

Gary Wormser, M.D.No one can predict with certainty how bad this year’s tick season will be. However, a winter with lots of snow (like 2017-2018) typically means a boom in ticks by spring and summer, says Gary Wormser, MD,  director of the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, and a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Heavy snow, the experts, say, can serve as a ”quilt” for ticks lying in the leaves underneath it.

NYMC Faculty: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

Senior Planet

Reduce Stress By Focusing On Only Your Role

July 05, 2018

Philip MaynardNew York Medical College does the classic two preclinical years followed by two clinical years. I know medical education is changing — condensing portions, integrating clinical activities earlier, and creating longitudinal activities — but I think as long as you cover the material and have enough exposure and responsibility, it will all work out. NYMC also has a very strong standardized patient program, which I believe made a huge impact on my clinical skills.

NYMC student news: Philip Maynard, School of Medicine Class of 2019


10 Signs You Could Be Headed for Early Menopause

July 03, 2018

Good SamaritanWhile early menopause occurs between 40 and 45, “we define premature ovarian failure as menopause before age 40,” says Patricia Pollio, MD, director of the department of ob-gyn at Good Samaritan Hospital land a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, in Suffern, New York.

Faculty news: Patricia C. Pollio, M.D., clinical assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology

The Reader's Digest

To ban or not to ban – leaf blowers – That is the question

July 01, 2018

Allen DozorAccording to Dr. Allen J. Dozor, chief of pediatric pulmonology at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center (New York), said that poor air quality is a major concern, but that there are many causes in addition to leaf blowers.

Faculty news: Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine and director, Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

West Island Blog

How radiology program directors use real-time recruitment data to cut costs, predict residency match outcomes

June 26, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalMedical residency match isn’t just a stressful experience for potential applicants and their interviewers, first author Anna Rozenshtein, MD, MPH, and colleagues wrote—it’s also a pricey one.

Faculty news: Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of radiology


Radiology Business

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

June 21, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Various articles: Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Awarded Reverification of Top Level Trauma Status: WMCHealth’s Girls’ Night Out Honors Heart Survivors, Promotes Women’s Heart Health; Good Samaritan Hospital Launches Comprehensive EEG Monitoring Program; Westchester Medical Center Surpasses Milestone of 500th Ablation; It Takes a Team; Breathing Free; The Travel Doctor; A Reunion of Champions; What are the health-screening recommendations for women by age; What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

Faculty news: Rifat Latifi, M.D., professor of surgery, Joseph L. Giamelli, M.D. ’02, assistant professor of pediatrics, Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of neurology, Sei Iwai, M.D., professor of medicine, Mala Sharma, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, John Nelson, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Lianne M. de Serres, M.D., assistant professor of clinical otolaryngology, Rajiv Narula, M.D., clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine, Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Christine M. Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Entrepreneurs to pitch ‘big ideas’ at BioInc@NYMC event

June 20, 2018

BioIncNew York Medical College’s biotech incubator, will host an event on June 28 at 5 p.m. where a group of entrepreneurs will pitch their “big ideas” to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, financial representatives, local business people and educational administrators.

BioInc@NYMC news

Westfair Online

The Mail: Dismissing Disease

June 18, 2018

Gary Wormser, M.D."We regret that Haas, in her review of “Sick,” mischaracterized our study of the relationship between gender and Lyme disease..."

NYMC faculty: Gary P. Wormser, M.D., professor of medicine, chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of Department of Medicine

The New Yorker

Frozen Salmon Tonight? You Might Be Dining On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

June 14, 2018

Felipe CabelloHorizontal gene transfer can spread antibiotic-resistant genes to bacteria that can infect humans. The transfer can occur in a person’s intestinal tract, Felipe Cabello an expert on antimicrobial resistance in marine environments at New York Medical College told Oceana.

NYMC faculty: Felipe C. Cabello, M.D., professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology

Before It’s News

What affects heart disease?

June 14, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWhile most of us are aware of the general risk factors for heart disease, like obesity, high cholesterol levels and tobacco use, “they are so general, they apply to almost everyone,” says Tanya Dutta, M.D., a cardiologist at Westchester Medical Center.

NYMC faculty: Tanya Dutta, M.D., M.A., assistant professor of medicine and radiology

Poughkeepsie Journal

Mosquitoes: Biology, Repellents & Bite Relief

June 07, 2018

Robert AmlerZika virus is also a recent concern. It is related to West Nile and is spread through mosquito bites. "Those who do feel ill may experience fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes (conjunctivitis)," Dr. Robert Amler

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

Live Science

Touro College of Dental Medicine Celebrates First White Coat Ceremony

June 07, 2018

TCDMToday, 105 students of the inaugural class of Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College received their white coats and pledged to focus on service to the community in keeping with the mission of the school.

TCDM at New York Medical College News

The Jewish Link of New Jersey

Double duty: Caregivers take on a second shift in an aging America

June 04, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Americans who provide care for their aging parents lose an estimated $3 trillion in wages, pension and Social Security benefits when they take time off to do so, according to research by MetLife Mature Market Institute, the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Center for Long-Term Care at New York Medical College."

NYMC news: Center for Long-Term Care

Star Tribune