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Meet 2019's Top Healthcare Heroes

April 25, 2019

These 10 exemplary individuals have made helping others their singular calling in life. They may be your neighbors, your healthcare providers, or leaders in the communities where you live and work. Either way, they are the pillars of our community and a key factor in the quality of life we have come to expect in Westchester County. We are privileged to have them among us and we are honored to showcase them to the community they serve.

NYMC Mentions
Marina K. Holz, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and professor of cell biology and anatomy
Marvin M. Lipman M.D., professor emeritus of medicine
John J. Connolly, Ed.D., served as president and chief executive officer of NYMC from 1981-1992

 

Westchester Magazine

Measles: Ed Day renews Rockland state of emergency, with no new restrictions

April 25, 2019

“I have the authority from the State Commissioner of Health to exclude those children who are not up to date on their immunization. With this outbreak, I am implementing further exclusions of students without evidence of proper MMR vaccination effective immediately. This is addressed to the school administrators and principals.”

NYMC Faculty News: Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., DABFM, FAAFP, distinguished visiting professor in the Department of Public Health, division of Health Behavior and Community Health

The Journal News

NYMC Center of Excellence Awarded $925,000 in State Funding

April 24, 2019

David MarkensonNew York Medical College leadership, administration and staff, local law enforcement and elected officials gathered for a press conference on April 24 to announce $925,000 in funding for the Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters from New York State.

NYMC Leadership News: David Markenson, M.D., medical director of the Center for Disaster Medicine
NYMC Leadership News: Alan Kadish, M.D., president  Robert Amler, M.D. dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Fios1

The History of the American Jewish Hospital and Why It Matters Today

April 24, 2019

Journal NewsOver one hundred Jewish hospitals were opened in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Now they are almost all gone. Why were they created, what purposes did they serve, and why did they disappear? 

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

Kentucky Monthly

When did measles become Jewish?: Vaccinating children is a moral, ethical and religious requirement

April 22, 2019

Photo from article: Teaneck’s Dr. Alan Kadish: Leading Touro College to the FutureOne crucial fact is that measles cannot be dismissed as a simple “childhood viral disease.” It can be a serious illness in all age groups. Children younger than 5 years old and adults older than 20 are more likely to suffer from measles complications, and people who experience severe complications may need to be hospitalized, and could even die.

NYMC Leadership News: Alan Kadish, M.D., President

Daily News

After Israeli success, ethical concerns bleed into hopes for 3D-printed organs

April 18, 2019

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.“What it’s going to end up doing is addressing the issue of organ shortages, and it’ll also be easier for the patients because the patients won’t have to worry about organ rejection, or Graft Versus Host disease, or taking immunosuppressants, because the cells the organ is made of are going to be from their own body.”

NYMC Faculty News: Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

The Times of Israel

Measles Outbreak Is 2nd Biggest Since U.S. Eradicated Virus: CDC

April 17, 2019

Robert Amler"We had shown that there was not transmission between people within the U.S.," Amler told Patch. "When imported cases of measles would come in ... typically they could infect a couple of people around them but these sporadic instances would not generate an outbreak, because we had a highly vaccinated population."

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

Patch.com

Measles cases have surged 300% this year, and the disease has killed more than 1,200 people on one island alone since October

April 17, 2019

Robert W. Amler M.D., M.B.A.

"Where there are susceptible populations — meaning people who are unvaccinated and who have not received natural immunity from an actual infection with the wild virus — where those populations are, the measles virus will find them."

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

Business Insider

Measles cases continue to rise in Rockland despite more immunizations

April 10, 2019
Rockland/Westchester Journal News

Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College News: Dental Anesthesiology Finally Gets the Recognition It Deserves

April 10, 2019

Raquel RozdolskiBeing passionate myself about the history of anesthesiology, I am excited to be alive during the time we did receive recognition, and I know so many of us who fought for it are no longer with us to see it come to fruition. Today, I hope this has made them proud, and I thank them and our current and past presidents of the ASDA for their lifetime of dedication to this field.

NYMC Faculty News: Raquel M. Rozdolski, D.M.D., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and course director for pain and anxiety, Touro CDM

Dentistry Today

Measles confirmed in 8 unvaccinated Westchester County children as Rockland outbreak spreads

April 10, 2019

Sherlita AmlerWestchester Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler urged parents of unvaccinated children to make it a priority for their children to receive the MMR vaccine, which covers measles, mumps and rubella.

"With the increasing number of measles cases in our surrounding area, I strongly urge all parents who have not vaccinated their children against measles to reconsider," Amler said.

NYMC Faculty News: Sherlita Amler, M.D., M.S., FAAP, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, adjunct professor of public health, senior fellow for Center for Disaster Medicine and Institute of Public Health

Rockland/Westchester Journal News

Sleep Awareness for Adults and Children

April 09, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Night terrors and sleepwalking usually occur due to disruptions in sleep - a later bedtime, nighttime awakenings, illness or sleeping in a un familiars environment(which may include vacations and friends' houses)"

NYMC Faculty News: Priya S. Prashad, M.D., M.Sc.E., assistant professor of pediatrics

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Is it really true that…?

April 09, 2019
Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

Two Lives Hanging in the Balance

April 09, 2019

Edmund F. La Gamma"The success of Jake and his mother illustrates the value of regionalized perinatal services concentrating in one place the best obstetrical and neonatal teamwork and technology in the world. It is that combination that makes these tiny miracles occur"

NYMC Faculty News: Edmund F. LaGamma, M.D. ’76, professor of pediatrics, division of neonatology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

One Week. Six Transplants.

April 09, 2019

Chhaya Aggarwal"We Were surprised to get six hearts in a week, but we weren't complaining," says Chhaya Aggarwal-Gutpa, MD, cardiologist at Westchester Medical Center. "We knew this was our patients' one chance, and everyone stepped up because our patients put so much faith in us."

NYMC Faculty News: Chhaya Aggarwal, M.D., assistant professor of medicine
NYMC Faculty News: David Spielvogel, M.D., professor of surgery

Advancing Care in the Hudson Valley

WMCHealth debuts eNeonatology service

April 08, 2019

Edmund F. La Gamma“Measures taken in the first hour after birth, known as the ‘golden hour,’ will define a patient’s course in the first several weeks after birth,” said Edmund LaGamma, chief of newborn medicine and director of the Regional Neonatal Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

“It is critical that advanced neonatal care is available immediately for neonates who require it in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our new eNeonatology program is an extra layer of support – not a replacement – for the expert doctors, midwives and other clinicians at HealthAlliance Hospital who care for babies in Kingston.”

NYMC Faculty News: Edmund F. La Gamma, M.D. '76, professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and molecular biology

Westfair Online

Orthodox Medical Students Aspire to Touro’s Shomer Shabbat Residency Programs

April 04, 2019

Journal News“We make all reasonable attempts to accommodate Shabbat and Yom Tov. However, patient emergencies come first, as saving lives always takes precedence,” said Dr. Edward Halperin, chancellor and chief executive officer and chief executive officer of New York Medical College.

NYMC leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer and Daniel Kadosh, M.D. ‘16

Jewish Link

Rockland measles outbreak: Doctors answer questions about the MMR vaccine

April 02, 2019

Robert Amler, M.D."During a measles outbreak, persons who do not know their immunization status should not be encouraged to get tested for measles titer because if they are not immune they may become infected with measles (and spread infection to others) while waiting for test results," Amler said. "Ideally, such persons should be vaccinated instead."

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

The Journal News

How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your toothpaste and your face cream

April 01, 2019

TCDMOpinions on the efficacy of charcoal toothpaste are split. Some dentists swear by it, others abhor it. Benjamin Schwartz, an associate professor at Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College tells me, “In general charcoal toothpaste to whiten teeth is okay in moderation, but not everyday use.”

TCDM faculty news: Benjamin Schwartz, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dental medicine and instructor of pre-clinical dentistry

The Washington Post

Vaccination is key to eradicate measles, says MD

March 27, 2019

Robert Amler, M.D.The dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College in Valhalla says getting a measles shot is the most effective way to prevent the disease.

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

MidHudsonNews