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Westchester's Bio-terrorism and Disaster Training Facility

October 19, 2017
  The newest addition to New York Medical College’s Valhalla campus is an unassuming brown-brick building that, as of October, is capable of playing host to disaster drills that range from simulated meth labs and war zones to emergencies created by Mother Nature.

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

Michael J. Reilly, Dr.Ph. ’10, M.P.H., director of Center for Disaster Medicine, associate professor of environmental health science, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine, and director of Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters

Westchester Magazine

Delta Omega Selects Students to Present at 2017 APHA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

October 19, 2017
Generic NYMC in the News Logo   The Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health sponsors an annual Student Poster Session through the Academic Public Health Caucus during the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition each year. This year, 28 students nominated by local chapters of Delta Omega from CEPH-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health were selected to present their scholarship and research at the APHA meeting

NYMC Student: Musarrat Rahman, M.P.H. student in the School of Health Sciences and Practice and Delta Alpha member  

Scary New Evidence Suggests Air Pollution Can Harm Babies in Utero

October 17, 2017
  Many newborns whose moms breathed dirty air showed an ominous biological sign, a new study found. While the telomere-length finding is new, children’s vulnerability to air pollution has been well documented, said Dr. Heather Brumberg. Breathing dirty air may increase a child’s risk of developing ailments including allergies, asthma, neurological diseases, and obesity, she said. “There are tons of multi-system effects [of air pollution] on children growing up.” 

NYMC Faculty: Heather L. Brumerg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics


Mother Jones

Pipeline Program Helps Future Doctor Pursue Goal of Improving Community Healthcare

October 16, 2017
Generic NYMC in the News Logo   While growing up in Brooklyn, Sheba Ebhote, the daughter of a Guyanese immigrant, saw her family struggle to access quality healthcare.“There was a disconnect between the providers and us as patients, leading to distrust,” she said.

NYMC Student: Sheba Ebhote, SOM Class of 2021



New York Senator Brings Vaccines and Doctors to the Island (Video)

October 15, 2017
  NYMC Mentions:
Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs

Michael J. Reilly, Dr.Ph. '10, M.P.H., director of Center for Disaster Medicine, associate professor of environmental health science, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine, and director of Center of Excellence in Precision Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters



Two Local Med Students Form Human Rights Center

October 13, 2017
 Rebecca E. Alschuler and Musaub Khan, School of Medicine Class of 2020, sitting on a bench   Two second-year medical students, Rebecca E. Alschuler and Musaub Khan, have received the Phelps Leadership Award, given annually by the Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program. Started in 2011, the award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership, primary care, and service to their communities.Alschuler and Khan founded the New York Medical College Center for Human Rights to serve as an umbrella organization for local initiatives fostering human rights. The first project is a free, student-led medical clinic for underserved patients, particularly asylum-seekers. The pair were inspired to start the clinic after visiting a similar one at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

NYMC Student: Rebecca E. Alschuler and Musaub Khan, School of Medicine Class of 2020 
Tarrytown Patch

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

October 08, 2017
A man squeezing his heart with his right hand   Do you know the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but they're not the same. Learning the difference can save a life. A simple way to distinguish between cardiac arrest vs. heart attack is, says William H. Frishman, MD, MACP, “Heart attacks involve patients with chest pain. Cardiac arrest involves a patient with chest pain who collapses.”

NYMC Faculty: William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacologyWestchester Medical Center  


Reader's Digest

WMC Doctors, Nurses And Staff Run For A Cause At New York City Marathon

October 07, 2017
Generic NYMC in the News Logo   Dr. Gombrowski works with many patients with varying struggles and with those who identify as LGBT. “Considering the stigma that surrounds mental health, many patients – especially those who identify as LGBT - may avoid entering into treatment," he said. "By running the TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of our behavioral health patients, I hope to minimize the stigma and provide a reminder that anything is possible with hard work and determination.”

NYMC Faculty: Frederick B. Dombrowski, M.A., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


Daily Voice

FDA Awards 15 Grants For Clinical Trials To Stimulate Product Development For Rare Diseases

October 06, 2017
  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has awarded 15 new clinical trial research grants totaling more than $22 million over the next four years to boost the development of products for patients with rare diseases. These new grants were awarded to principal investigators from academia and industry across the country. 

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



Heart Walk at the Kensico Dam

October 05, 2017

West Point cadets took the Plank Challenge at Heart Walk Event The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk attracted about 1,200 participants to the Kensico Dam on Oct. 1. More than 70 teams had registered online to participate. In addition to a 5K walk, there were fitness activities, including a “plank challenge” in which participants are timed to see how long they can hold a plank pose. The plank exercise, designed to strengthen the body’s core, involves lying on your belly, placing the hands or forearms directly under the shoulders and rising onto the toes while contracting the glutes and other muscles. Some of those sponsoring this year’s Heart Walk included WMC Health/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Phelps Hospital/Northwell Health, and New York Medical College.


New York Medical College Honors Four

October 05, 2017
  NYMC Mentions:
Alan Kadish, M.D., president
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees receives the Alfred B. DelBello Distinguished Service Award
Ira Schwartz, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and professor of medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, received the Jackson E. Spears Service Award
Robert G. Lerner, M.D., professor of medicine, received the Golden Faculty Service Award



6 Ways to Make the Baby Smarter Even Before Birth

October 04, 2017
  According to Dr. Rebekka Levis, who is an assistant professor at the New York Medical College, not only can babies hear the sounds while in the uterus, but they can even recognize their mothers’ voices.

NYMC Faculty:
Rebekka Jo Levis, D.O., assistant professor of pediatrics 


House and Family Tips

Area Hospitals Evaluating Procedures in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

October 04, 2017
  If an emergency situation resulted in an extreme number of patients arriving at MidHudson Regional, the hospital says it would be given access to Westchester's resources to respond accordingly.

NYMC Faculty: Mark A. Papish, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine (in video)

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

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.

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