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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


State of Emergency: Rockland County Measles Outbreak

March 26, 2019

Robert AmlerDr. Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A. speaks about the state of emergency in Rockland County due to the outbreak of measles. [video]

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

CBS New York

Why infectious disease experts are concerned about Rockland measles ban

March 26, 2019

Robert Amler“The goal always is not to limit people’s movement but to protect them against a disease that in some situations can cause serious complications and death,” said Dr. Robert Amler, dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice.

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

Check it out: Program to offer free blood pressure monitors at library

March 25, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"If individuals know certain specific numbers, it can really reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. You want to know what your blood pressure is, not just one time but blood pressure is something you need to monitor over a period of time," says Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler.

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

News 12 Hudson Valley

Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: What Does Halachah Say?

March 21, 2019

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.With the recent boom in direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing, more than thirty million individuals have taken the test. Until recently, these tests were done primarily to explore the general ancestry origin of the consumer.

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

Jewish Action

7 Interesting Things Happen To Your Body When You're Recovering From Not Sleeping Well

March 19, 2019

BioInc"Red, puffy eyes, dark under-eye circles and droopier skin can all be side effects of being tired," Dr. Samant Virk, a neurologist and founder of telehealth company, MediSprout

BioInc@NYMC news: Samant Virk, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of MediSprout, a BioInc client


Fighting diabetes is serious business for NYMC’s new dean

March 17, 2019

Jerry Nadler, M.D. Dean of SOMCould a vaccine to prevent Type 1 diabetes? That’s not such a far-fetched question to be asking in view of the arrival on March 4 of the NYMC’s new dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Jerry L. Nadler, a renowned diabetes expert and leading researcher into the causes and treatment of the disease.

NYMC leadership news: Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Westfair Online

Harckham Says Budget Resolution Advances Hudson Valley Priorities Funding for Hudson Valley Items

March 14, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoProvides for a record level of funding of $1.5 million for New York Medical College's Center of Excellence program. The Center of Excellence, located in Valhalla, provides expertise in disaster medicine and medical countermeasures and works with partners in New York State to increase the capacity of first responders, hospitals, and health care systems to respond to disasters, acts of terrorism and public health emergencies.

NYMC news: Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Responses to Bioterrorism and Disasters


Life Science: Incubator of Opportunity

March 13, 2019

BioIncLocated on the New York Medical College campus in Valhalla, the incubator offers shared office space and fully-equipped wet lab space at an affordable rate that gives high-potential startups with minimal capital access to top-notch resources. “Starting a life science business is an expensive, daunting and lengthy process,” says BioInc@NYMC Director Deborah Novick. 

BioInc@nymc in the News: Deborah Novick, director of BioInc@NYMC

Empire State Development

CDC: Over 200 confirmed measles cases in the U.S.

March 12, 2019

Robert AmlerAt least 206 measles cases confirmed in the first two months of this year just in the US alone, according to a recently released CDC report.  Dr. Robert Amlers speaks about the outbreak.

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


Advances in Haploidentical Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

March 10, 2019

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.At HAPLO2018, Mitchell Cairo, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, discussed research on adoptive NK-cell therapy in pediatric solid tumors. 

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

The ASCO Post

Doctors might have found a cure for HIV. But is it worse than the disease?

March 09, 2019

Keosha T. Bond, EdD, MPH, CHESSome are skeptical that an HIV cure would make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with the virus. Keosha Bond, an assistant professor at New York Medical College who has researched HIV, said a therapy that relies on bone-marrow transplant won't be practical for many.

NYMC faculty: Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health

USA Today

Who Will Care For Baby Boomers?: Seaver’s Diagnosis Brings Geriatric Care To Forefront

March 09, 2019

Kenneth KnappIn an interview with WCBS 880, Dr. Kenneth Knapp, an assistant professor at New York Medical College, explains that the issue has been a large concern for a while and currently, there’s not enough facilities to care for the growing population.

NYMC faculty: Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management and co-director, the Center for Long-Term Care

WCBS 880

Researcher at New York Medical College cautions about possible cure for HIV

March 07, 2019

Keosha T. Bond, EdD, MPH, CHESKoesha T. Bond, Ed.D, M.P.H., cautions about possible cure for HIV in a video interview with Fios1.

NYMC faculty news: Keosha T. Bond, Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, assistant professor of public health



Stop making ridiculous excuses for Ilhan Omar: She didn't criticize Israeli policies; she targeted its defenders using anti-Semitic tropes

March 07, 2019

Alan KadishA controversy regarding several tweets and statements made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar has continued to create tension and divisiveness within the Democratic Party over the past few days.

NYMC leadership: Alan Kadish, M.D., president


Daily News

Saint Joseph’s Medical Center: A Mission of Service in Cardiology

March 05, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoFamilies are welcome to attend outpatient visits, Dr. Greif says, because they can provide information and help patients carry out their physicians’ medication instructions and lifestyle recommendations.

NYMC faculty: Richard H. Greif, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine


Herbert Hendin, M.D.

March 03, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoDr. Hendin is renowned for his research into the psychosocial causes, meaning and treatment of suicide. The international impact of his work was underscored by his appointment as one of two United States advisors on suicide prevention for the World Health Organization.

NYMC faculty news: Herbert Hendin, M.D., former clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences (retired June 30, 2015)

The New York Times

Dr. Jerry Nadler | 2019 Health Care Hero for Endocrinology

March 01, 2019

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D.Eastern Virginia Medical School made health care headlines in 2008 when it hired renowned diabetes researcher Dr. Jerry Nadler, who had been head of the endocrinology and metabolism department at the University of Virginia. Nadler will leave EVMS in March to become dean of the New York Medical College School of Medicine in Valhalla, New York.

NYMC Leadership news: Jerry L. Nadler, M.D., MACP, FAHA, FACE, dean of the School of Medicine, professor of medicine and pharmacology

Inside Business

Patients with sickle cell disease may have lower risk for C. difficile

February 27, 2019

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn introducing their study, Seah H. Lim, MD, PhD, and colleagues from New York Medical College said health care-associated C. difficile infections “might be expected to be more common” in patients with sickle cell disease, and not less common, as the study found.

NYMC faculty news: Seah H. Lim M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine


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