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Phelps Hospital Northwell Health Receives National Accolades

August 04, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoPhelps Hospital Northwell Health recently received four "high performing" accolades for finishing in the top 10% in various medical specialties by U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospital list. 

NYMC Affiliate news: Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

Patch

Why This Expert Has Hope for a 'Silver Bullet' Against Coronavirus

August 04, 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 Boston

COVID19: Pandemic to Permanently Change How Children's Hospitals Deliver Care

August 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Communication with families has always been key to their experience," says Michael Gewitz, M.D., executive director and physician-in-chief at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. "We will continue to look at ways to enhance that process."

Faculty news: Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Association

How to handle the anxiety of returning to work in a pandemic

August 03, 2020

Robert Amler“We must begin by recognizing that this internal fear is valid,” explained Dr. Robert W. Amler, dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College.

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

Today

Hydroxychloroquine can’t stop COVID-19. It’s time to move on, scientists say

August 02, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerWhen he first heard about hydroxychloroquine, he hoped it would work for his patients. He and colleagues prescribed the antimalarial drug for 811 of the 1,446 patients hospitalized at the medical center from March 7 to April 8. But the drug didn’t seem to help, Schluger and colleagues reported May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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

Science News

Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping and Dining During the Pandemic

July 31, 2020

Robert AmlerWhile there haven't been any outbreaks linked to public restrooms, using shared restrooms can hypothetically increase risk of infection. Robert Amler, dean of health sciences and practice at New York Medical College, told The Wall Street Journal that flushing toilets and turning on hand dryers can cause air movement.

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

Whereyat

Where to Buy Clear Face Masks with Windows for Lip Reading

July 31, 2020

Robert AmlerThese clear face masks are crucial for the DDH community, but they may also be a vast improvement for caregivers in a senior facility or even teachers in a classroom, explains Robert Amler, M.D., the vice president for government affairs at New York Medical College and former CDC chief medical officer on the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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

Good Housekeeping

4 Things to Know About Dr. Stella Immanuel, Trump's New Favorite COVID Doc

July 30, 2020

Neil W. Schluger“Masks may be the only thing between us and the abyss right now,” said Neil Schluger, MD, chairman of the New York Medical College Department of Medicine.

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

Men’s Health

A New Ageism? The Fallout From The Pandemic

July 21, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn her recent MedPage Today article, “Let Ageism Bite the Dust,” New York Medical College’s Angela Rosetti noted that although 75% to 80% of Covid-19 deaths have been people over 65, only 7% of Covid-19 deaths listed the coronavirus as the only cause. On average, the people who died had 2 ½ additional co-morbidities.

Faculty news: Angela Rossetti, M.B.E., M.B.A., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Forbes

Moving the needle on telehealth

July 16, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoCOVID-19 brought to light the value of telehealth and no one wants to go back to a pre-telehealth world, claim Corey Scurlock, MD, medical director of Westchester Medical Center, and Wendy Deibert, VP of Clinical Solutions at Caregility.

NYMC Faculty news: Corey Scurlock, M.D., M.B.A., clinical professor of anesthesiology and of medicine

Healthcare IT News

HCQ Flops in Third Randomized COVID Trial; 'Time to Move On'

July 16, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerAn accompanying editorial by Neil Schluger, MD, of New York Medical College, said the new study, taken together with other randomized trials, "provides strong evidence that hydroxychloroquine offers no benefit in patients with mild illness."

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

MedPage Today

Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective Against Mild COVID-19, U.S. Study Shows

July 16, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerThe study "provides strong evidence that hydroxychloroquine offers no benefit in patients with mild illness," Dr. Neil Schluger of New York Medical College said in an commentary on the study, also scheduled to be published on Thursday.

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

The New York Times

Are Medical School and Becoming a Doctor Worth It?

July 16, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Edward Halperin, the chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College, says that working as a physician is "the closest thing to sacred work" that someone can perform outside of a house of worship. "The relief of pain, amelioration of suffering, and helping people to avoid, to the extent possible, premature death is holy work," he wrote in an email. Dr. Karen M. Murray, associate dean for admissions at New York Medical College's School of Medicine, describes medicine as "a calling."

NYMC Leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer and Karen M. Murray, M.D. ’99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

U.S. News

9 Ways to Avoid Germs on a Plane

July 15, 2020

Robert Amler"We said at the outset that we were all on a learning curve and as information evolved, guidelines also were likely to change—and that’s what has happened and what will likely continue to happen until we get our arms around this virus and get a vaccine that can crush it,” says Dr. Robert Amler, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College and former chief medical officer for the CDC.

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

Condé Nast Traveler

How Public Health Experts Feel About Being Wrong

July 15, 2020

Robert AmlerHow do we navigate health advice in the meantime? If you’re sharing a best guess—or betting your safety on someone else’s—it’s important to be able to share and understand the full thinking behind the guess. “Be truthful, be accurate, but be complete,” said Robert Amler, a former CDC chief medical officer, now at New York Medical College, on how he thinks about advice.

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

Slate

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 (multiple additional sources)

Op-Ed: Let Ageism Bite the Dust During COVID

July 14, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoOne size does not fit all in healthcare. There are fit individuals 65 and older without pre-existing conditions, and younger individuals sadly compromised by any number of diseases. As with other statistical measures, getting under the numbers and looking at all the facts may help one more "ism" -- ageism -- disappear.

Faculty news: Angela Rossetti, M.B.E., M.B.A., adjunct assistant professor of medicine

Medpage Today

Amid coronavirus surge, health officials urge people to wear masks as a symbol of respect

July 13, 2020

Padmini MurthyAmid a resurgence in coronavirus cases across the United States, public health officials are asking everyday Americans to do their part. Their message? A face mask is more than a piece of cloth. It's a sign of respect. "Wearing a mask, ladies and gentlemen, is respect," Dr. Padmini Murthy, professor and global health director at New York Medical College, said during a United Nations panel.

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

CNN

This Jewish college offers a fast track to careers in medicine and health

July 13, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoEitan Glucksman often wakes up at 4:30 a.m., putting in 15-hour days as a first-year urology resident at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. The father of two has a grueling schedule but says he feels lucky: He’s one of only two urology residents admitted per year to the hospital, which is affiliated with New York Medical College, part of the Touro College and University System.

NYMC news: Alan Kadish, M.D., president, Sarah Laks, D.D.S. candidate, TCDM Class of 2024, Yosef Buchen, M.D. candidate, SOM Class of 2023, Nader G. Abraham, Ph.D., DR.H.C., FAHA, professor of medicine and pharmacology

JTA

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

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