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American Red Cross to Launch New Resuscitation Curriculum to Save More Lives

December 04, 2018

David Markenson"The American Red Cross strives to meet and exceed the ever-evolving needs and expectations of healthcare providers with our new, innovative resuscitation curriculum," said David Markenson, MD, MBA, chair of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, First Aid Task Force member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and medical director at the New York Medical College Center for Disaster Medicine.

NYMC faculty: David Markenson, M.D., M.B.A., medical director, Center for Disaster Medicine


Breath Work for Rheumatoid Arthritis–Related Stress and Pain: How to Try It

December 03, 2018

Patricia L Gerbarg MDPatricia Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College in Valhalla, and a coauthor of the depression and IBD studies, among others, speculates that the practice is so effective because the vagus nerve — which connects the brain to the body and tells organs when to beat, breathe, digest, and the like — is now known to send even more messages in the other direction: from the body to the brain.

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

Everyday Health

Studies Show Improved Sickle Cell Disease Outcomes Worldwide

December 01, 2018

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.With a median follow-up of over three years, there have been no recurrences of sickle cell pain crises, no patients have required blood transfusions, and no new patients have developed graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a complication in which transplanted cells attack healthy tissues and organs, said lead study author Mitchell Cairo, MD, of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

NYMC faculty: 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


Born CRISPR’d – can it happen here?

November 30, 2018

Stuart Newman, Ph.D.But while that’s enough to dissuade most U.S. scientists, the implied-rather-than-explicit prohibition might not stop everyone, said Stuart Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College. “Of course it can happen here. There are all sort of things that go on in private clinics.”

NYMC faculty: Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and medicine

The Mercury News

Middle School Student Leaders Learn to Become ‘Upstanders’

November 29, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoHolocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) in White Plains, NY presented its Fourth Annual Human Rights Institute for Middle School Student Leaders at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Inviting more than 14 public and private middle schools throughout Westchester County to participate, almost 100 seventh grade students attended each of the three sessions.

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The Jewish Link

There is no religious excuse for not vaccinating your kids

November 29, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoChildhood vaccination against preventable infectious disease is one of medicine’s great triumphs. We support the proper use of childhood vaccination as a crucial technique of preventive medicine and decry those who make misrepresentations to parents regarding this important issue.

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

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Achieving Care Integration for Children with Medical Complexity: The Human-Centered Design Approach to Care Coordination

November 29, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDenise Tahara, MBA, M. Phil, PhD, is Associate Professor and Division Director of Health Policy and Management at the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. She teaches courses in systems thinking, leadership, and decision making.

NYMC Faculty: Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., associate professor and division director of health policy and management

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

WMCHealth Series - Substance Abuse

November 28, 2018

Stephen FerrandoDr. Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D. is the Director of Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) and Chairman of Psychiatry at New York Medical College (NYMC). Dr. Ferrando is a nationally recognized physician, researcher, author and educator.


NYMC faculty: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Greenburgh Public Library

Episode 47: The Immunopathogenesis of Early Lyme Disease

November 28, 2018

Mary Petzke, Ph.D.Mary M. Petzke, Ph.D., who discusses the process of Lyme Disease development and how it relates to your immune system. Petzke is a principal investigator and assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., where she studies the immunopathogenesis of early Lyme disease and educates future physicians.

NYMC faculty: Mary M. Petzke, Ph.D., assistant dean and director for medical student research and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology

Living with Lyme

Touro Medical School: Vaccinating is an Absolute Must

November 26, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAs leaders of medical schools operated under Jewish auspices, we feel it is essential to make our views known concerning a recent public health issue. Opponents of vaccinations have swayed parents in some Jewish communities to refuse immunizations for their children.

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Federal funding announced for New York Medical College

November 19, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFederal funding of $246,000 will enable New York Medical College to conduct research with the goal of developing a new cure for the tick-borne disease babesiosis.

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How do we act ethically?

November 16, 2018

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.The program is led by founders Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and Ira Bedzow, director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College.

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

CU Anschutz Today

Financial concerns for caregivers can't be ignored

November 16, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoA recent study conducted by the Met Life Mature Market Institute, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Caregiving and the New York Medical College estimates that nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for aging parents.

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Vance Airscoop

Alternative Medical Programs Examined for Post-Graduation

November 15, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“Sometimes students are forced to move into a medical career too soon by parents or other factors,” said Suett, director of recruitment at New York Medical College of Health Sciences and Practice. “[However] this is a time for you to get an understanding of the whole healthcare system and prepare you to go to medical school or not.”

NYMC news: Pamela Suett, director of recruitment, School of Health Sciences and Practice

The New Paltz Oracle

NYMC launches new master’s in clinical laboratory sciences

November 15, 2018

Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory SciencesNew York Medical College will be offering a master of science in clinical laboratory sciences next July. John T. Fallon, chairman of the Department of Pathology at NYMC said “The goal of the program is to educate a new generation of laboratory technologists and to help meet the increasing demand for qualified professionals in this exciting and rewarding field.” 

NYMC news: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor of medicine

The Business Journal

Healthcare Delivery in the Post-reform Era

November 15, 2018

Adam BlockProfessor Adam Block, an economist and Assistant Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College, started the conversation. 

NYMC faculty: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management



Larchmont-Mamaroneck Patch

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Turkey: Most of the Fat is in the Skin

November 14, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoRemoving the turkey skin takes out much of the fat content (and probably a lot of the flavor). Harriette R. Mogul, MD, MPH, an associate professor of clinical medicine at New York Medical College told Time that the skin adds approximately 35 calories to the standard 3.5 –ounce serving. Without the skin, turkey is low is saturated fats.

Faculty news: Harriette R. Mogul, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor of medicine

Muscle and Fitness

Westchester Top Women in Business

November 14, 2018

Jennifer RiekertOne of the first things Jennifer Riekert did when she joined New York Medical College (NYMC) four years ago was a publications audit. “I want women to know you can change paths and come back stronger.”

NYMC leadership news: Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiative

Westchester Magazine 914Inc.

Higher CVD risk in IBD not explained by traditional risk factors

November 14, 2018

William H. Frishman, M.D.Dr. William H. Frishman from New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York, who recently reviewed the link between IBD and CVD, agreed in an email to Reuters Health that "cardiovascular risk should be treated the same way in patients with IBD" as in others.

William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology

M.D. Alert

New York Medical College Hosts “Meet the Doctors”

November 14, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNYMC will host a free community lecture on Tuesday, November 20 at the Mount Pleasant Public Library. The upcoming lecture will examine different aspects of breast health. 

Faculty news: Christine Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Pleasantville and White Plains Patch