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Inside Out: New job and new board certification for these RUMC docs

August 20, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Shats is also RUMC’s associate director of gynecology, and director of the hospital’s family planning clinic. She serves as assistant director of the OB/GYN residency program, and clerkship director for American University of Antigua and St. George University School of Medicine. She is also an associate professor at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Rita Shats, M.D., instructor of obstetrics and gynecology

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Surgical Management of Acute PE Provides Good Outcomes

August 20, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoUse of either technique was associated with improvements in central venous pressure, pulmonary artery systolic pressure, RV/LV ratio, and fractional area change, according to researchers led by Joshua Goldberg, MD (Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY).

Faculty news: Joshua B. Goldberg, M.D., assistant professor of surgery

TCTMD

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work? Practice Yoga Controlled Breathing

August 20, 2020

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotYoga has several significant benefits for men and women who practice it. The many benefits of practicing yoga include improvements in balance and body control, improved fitness and toning, better metabolism, body composition, and faster weight loss.

Faculty news: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Thrive Global

Get A Daily Dose Of Good Vibes With 'Here’s Something Good'

August 18, 2020

Patricia GerbargDr. Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, explains that breathing is the only automatic function of our bodies that we can voluntarily control, basically hacking our body’s communication network.

Faculty news: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

iHeartRadio Podcasts

Even After a COVID-19 Vaccine is Approved, Distribution Will Be Challenging City Limits

August 18, 2020

Raj TiwariThough there’s no set date for when a COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available, Raj Tiwari, professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College, estimates that ideally, one could potentially be ready for distribution in a year—a timeline based on Moderna’s testing progress so far. 

Faculty news: Raj K. Tiwari, Ph.D., professor and interim chair in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and associate professor and otolaryngology

City Limits

New book to help explain the science of COVID-19 to children

August 17, 2020

Adam BlockAssistant Professor of Public Health at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, Adam Block, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lauren Block explains the right age to address the science behind coronavirus with kids.

Faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

News 8

Notable in Health Care 2020

August 17, 2020

Salomon AmarDr. Salomon Amar has been the driving force behind a partnership between New York Medical College and pharmaceutical giant Regeneron to determine whether a drug that is used to treat inflammation is an effective treatment for critically ill Covid-19 patients.

NYMC Leadership news: Salomon Amar, D.D.S., Ph.D., vice president for research at NYMC and provost for biomedical research at Touro College and University System

Crain’s New York Business

August Anxiety: Why we get anxious at the end of summer

August 17, 2020

Stephen FerrandoAccording to Stephen Ferrando, director of psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center, the experience of seasonal depression in the summertime is more of an agitated and anxious depressive state.

Faculty news: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Higher Education’s Misguided Obsession with Diversity Officers

August 13, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWe are not arguing that having no diversity officer is better than having one. To be clear, the problem does not lie with the diversity officer. Rather the problem is with the unreasonable expectations placed on one executive.

NYMC staff news: Ali Jackson-Jolley, M.B.A., communications specialist and Julio A. Rodriguez-Rentas, M.A., director of communications, Office of Public Relations

SHRM Executive Network HR People + Strategy

The COVID-19 vaccine is coming. But will we be ready? | Opinion

August 12, 2020

Alan KadishWith luck, a vaccine will be ready for wide-scale use in about a year, a dramatic improvement over the typical time frame of 10 to 15 years for most vaccines. The next question is, “who will be vaccinated?”

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

LoHud

COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen’s Disease

August 10, 2020

Padmini MurthyUnfortunately, women and girls with disabilities face increased risk of gender-based violence and especially those affected by Hansen's disease as they do not have access to social protective mechanisms and are often destitute and need to resort to begging for survival.

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

Global Issues

NYMC receives $594K National Institutes of Health grant

August 10, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNew York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla has been awarded a grant of $594,269 from the National Institutes of Health S10 Instrumentation Program. The money will go toward the purchase of a high-resolution confocal microscope for the college to use in its biomedical research.

Faculty news: Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, secretary of the NYMC Faculty Senate, and vice chancellor for Middle States Accreditation

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Five Months In: Dr. Robert Amler Shares the Latest Info

August 10, 2020

Robert AmlerDr. Robert Amler, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College and former medical epidemiologist at CDC, has spoken to numerous media outlets since the coronavirus outbreak began. He’s addressed everything from safe air travel to dining out and personal safety.

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

Touro News

Is Another Shut Down the Answer to the Rampant COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States?

August 09, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn terms of reopening, there must be a closer look so that a phased approach is done in order to minimize the spread. We have already seen how abrupt reopening have contributed to the increase of cases across this nation.

Faculty news: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the CDM, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health of the SHSP and assistant director of the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Program

Healthcare Business Today

What Are Health Plans Doing with Their Q2 Money?

August 09, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.During the first part of our video interview, Block discussed the financial effects of COVID-19 on providers, the Q2 net operating income of insurers, and the reason providers are struggling while insurers are “rolling in money.” In the second half, Block discussed what insurers are doing with their profits.

Faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Managed Healthcare Executive

Researcher Adam Block: Health Plans Are ‘Rolling in Money’ As Providers, Rest of Economy Struggle

August 07, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.COVID-19’s financial consequences have also been uneven, as Adam Block discussed in a video interview with Managed Healthcare Executive® this week and in a paper he wrote with Kevin Van Dyke and Leah Dillard posted on the our website yesterday. 

NYMC faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Managed Healthcare Executive

Lowey Announces More Than $594,000 For Biomedical Research At New York Medical College

August 07, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“The NIH S10 Instrumentation Grant was a collaboration among nearly 20 NYMC faculty with active research programs (most funded by the NIH),” said Dana Mordue, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College. “We are grateful to the NIH for their investment in research at NYMC.

NYMC Research news: Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Secretary of the NYMC Faculty Senate, Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, Vice Chancellor for Middle States Accreditation, Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Executive Committee

Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Profits of Publicly Traded Health Plans Surge Amid Requests for Higher Rates

August 06, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.Amid struggling providers, furloughs of essential workers, years of premium increases and record high earnings, for-profit health plans should consider options for directly helping their networks.

Faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Managed Healthcare Executive

Adam Block of New York Medical College Speaks on Profits of Health Plans

August 06, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.The C-Suite, Managed Healthcare Executive Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein speaks with Assistant Professor of Public Health at New York Medical College, Adam Block. The two discuss Block's recent article published in MHE, "Profits of Publicly Traded Health Plans Surge Amid Requests for Higher Rates."

Faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

Managed Healthcare Executive

One Death Every 80 Seconds: The Grim New Toll of COVID-19 in America

August 05, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe World Health Organization has warned that there might never be a “silver bullet” to protect against the coronavirus. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College, joined LX News to explain why vaccine progress is making him more hopeful.

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

NBC News New York

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