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Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

October 02, 2017
  Dr. Matthew Lorber, a psychiatrist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed. "It is natural for parents to be fearful [after such events], but they have to be careful to not teach teens to be afraid of everything, but rather teach teens smart safety precautions," he said. "You do not want your children to be afraid of going out to crowded events for the rest of their lives, and even worse have them avoiding doing it out of fear," Lorber said. "The long-term effects of being exposed to these fear-invoking events can be traumatic, and it is important for parents to limit teens' exposures, and have an open dialogue answering all questions."

NYMC Faculty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
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Security expert: ‘It’s becoming nearly impossible to secure large outdoor venues’

October 02, 2017
  WMC Emergency Medicine Doctor John Berkowitz says the Emergency Operations Center controls the flow of patients and supplies as an emergency unfolds. "Where patients are going, moving, changing around units, how supplies are being distributed, communications with outside agencies like police, and fire news organizations, really everything,” says Emergency Medicine Dr. John Berkowitz about the way. The hospital conducts frequent practice drill to prepare for a code triage, where hundreds of victims would be transported to the hospital. "It's a great responsibility for us that we take very seriously," says Emergency Management and Safety Assistant Director Garrett Doering. "We know that the most seriously injured adults and pediatric patients are coming to us.”

NYMC Faculty:
 Garrett T. Doering, M.S., CEM, MEP, CHSP, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management and Jonathan Berkowitz,  M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine
NYMC Affiliate: Westchester Medical Center

Fios1 News

How Affirmative Action Could Cure Cancer and Heart Disease

October 02, 2017
 

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, was one of the first surgeons to repair a knife wound to the heart. Dr. Percy Julian, the second black to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, was a leader in the synthesis of steroids for treatment of endocrine disorders – but he wasn’t allowed into high school because the only one in his hometown of Montgomery was all-white.  Dr. Jane Wright pioneered cancer chemotherapy after graduating from Smith College and New York Medical College.

NYMC Alumni: Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. ’45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.
Independent

Westchester Medical Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

September 30, 2017
Westchester Medical Center topping off its new pavillion   Westchester Medical Center's new Ambulatory Care Pavillion has reached its highest point. The medical center held a topping off ceremony Wednesday to mark the construction milestone. The 280,000-square-foot, $230 million project is set to be completed next year.

NYMC Affiliate: Westchester Medical Center

 

Daily Voice

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

September 30, 2017
 

"Our study, for the first time, shows military personnel that have experienced blast exposure exhibit CTE that's basically indistinguishable from [the CTE in] the athletes we've looked at," said study researcher Patric Stanton, a cell biology professor at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

NYMC Faculty: Patric K. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy
Live Science

Chinese Scientists Create Human Life for DNA Experiments; Christian Bioethicist 'Disturbed'

September 29, 2017
 

Stuart Newman, a professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, warned against such work, however, saying, "You're getting into unsettling ground that I think is damaging to our sense of humanity."

NYMC Faculty: Stuart A. Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and medicine
 
The Christian Post

5 Key Elements that Drive Success for Westchester Medical Center's $7 million Telehealth Program

September 29, 2017
Westchester Medical Center topping off its new pavillion   When New York-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) decided in 2015 to launch a telehealth program across its 6,200-square-mile service area, the 10-hospital network opted to build it from scratch, investing more than $7 million in technology and infrastructure.Today, its 5,000-square-foot eHealth Center includes 20 multi-media stations equipped with the latest patient-monitoring technology and software. Staffing it 24/7 are highly trained critical care physicians and nurses who specialize in trauma, ICU, neurology, stroke, behavioral health, and, soon cardiology.

NYMC Affiliate: Westchester Medical Center

 

Becker's Hospital Review

Curing Cancer, One Dribble at a Time

September 28, 2017
  St. John’s hoops players, fans help raise $62K for disease research

NYMC Faculty: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
Queens Chronicle

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., Speaks on Pediatric Cancer Awareness on Good Day New York

September 28, 2017
  26 children are diagnosed with cancer every day in the U.S. A number that is way too high. Dr. Cairo speaks to Good Day New York on pediatric cancer awareness. "While september is cancer awareness day, I consider every day pediatric cancer awareness day," said Dr. Cairo.

NYMC Faculty:
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
Fox 5

Award for Development of BioTech Center

September 28, 2017
  “The shared resources, turnkey wet lab space and sponsored professional services that BioInc@ NYMC offers to promising, high-potential entrepreneurs and startups are second to none,” said Robert W. Amler, a medical college dean and vice president for government affairs. 

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

The Holocaust Memorial Preservation Workshop

September 26, 2017
Journal News   “The reason we have this,” Halperin says of the Holocaust component of the curriculum, “is because this is the way we teach medical ethics. History is sometimes linear and sometimes circular,” Halperin says, adding that the ignorance, prejudice and hate that fed the Holocaust are still with us. The way to combat these, he says, is through education.

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

 

WAG

The Holocaust Memorial Preservation Workshop

September 26, 2017

Journal NewsThis past school year, 12 first-year medical students interviewed Holocaust survivors under the auspices of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center as part of their course work in the required “Introduction to the History of Medicine” at New York Medical College in Valhalla. The 209 students in the class had been given the option of interviewing a survivor — instead of writing a paper on a famous person in medicine — by Dr. Edward C. Halperin, the college’s CEO and chancellor. Besides interviewing the survivors in their homes, the students had to read a book on medical practices under the Nazis, which included horrific experimentation on Jews in the concentration camps.

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

WAG

Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York Expands

September 23, 2017

The Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, a privately owned White Plains-based physician group, features some of the top neurosurgeons in the region. It recently finished its move into a newly renovated 25,000-square-foot office at 4 Westchester Park Drive, according to Dr. John Abrahams, president of the group.

NYMC Faculty:
 John M. Abrahams M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of neurosurgery

The Journal News

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

September 23, 2017

Dr. Matthew Lorber cautioned against discontinuing the medication in children with asthma, a lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. "Ultimately, asthma can be a life-threatening condition in children and cannot be ignored, so I do recommend to parents that their children continue with these lifesaving medications," Lorber said. "It is just very important to monitor for these risks, and it is vital that doctors warn parents about these risks before their children start these medications so they know what to be on the lookout for," Lorber added.


NYMC Faciluty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

WSIL 3

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant To New York Medical College In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 22, 2017
 

The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant will be officially presented to Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. on September 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).  New York Medical College and WMCHealth have an academic affiliation agreement. Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat.

NYMC Faculty: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
Kait8

Mosquitoes Spread Deadly Diseases, And Public Health Experts Hope To Fight Back With This New Emoji

September 22, 2017
 

Dr. Robert Amler, dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice, called the proposed mosquito emoji “a terrific idea.” A longtime public health officer, Amler said the emoji puts the power of digital media to work in fighting the illnesses these pests spread. “I’m not an art critic,” he added, “but I think the design work is excellent.”

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

Los Angeles Times

HVEDC Earns IEDC Gold Award

September 21, 2017
  HVEDC received IEDC’s Gold Award, acknowledging Economic Development Entrepreneurship Excellence for HVEDC’s New York BioHud Valley and the initiative’s leadership in developing BioInc@NYMC, the Hudson Valley’s first-ever biotechnology incubator located on the campus of New York Medical College.
HVNN

Dr. Leslie Citrome on Coverage of Metabolic-Friendly Antipsychotics

September 21, 2017
  Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, of New York Medical College, discusses payer coverage of atypical antipsychotics with fewer metabolic side effects.

NYMC Faculty: Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
AJMC

URAC, Telemedicine Magazine to Host Telemed Leadership Forum 2018

September 20, 2017
 

The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by leaders in telehealth, covering topics such as implementing telehealth across healthcare systems, measuring quality in telehealth programs, forming creative partnerships, payer innovations in telehealth, building a telehealth program from the ground up, achieving population health goals and more. 

NYMC Faculty: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Following This One Diet Beats Acid Reflux Better Than Medication, Says Science

September 19, 2017
 

Make this lifestyle change and you might never have to take traditional medication for your acid reflux again.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

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