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Years before CRISPR babies, this man was the first to edit human embryos

December 11, 2018

Stuart Newman, Ph.D.He Jiankui even took part in meetings and ethics symposia meant to determine whether babies should be made. “He spoke, but he didn’t seem to listen,” says Stuart Newman, a biologist at New York Medical College, who attended a January 2017 workshop at Berkeley.


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

Technology Review

Master Yang Yang

December 09, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAt a recent New York Medical College conference in Valhalla, Aging In Place: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, the lithe and compact Master Yang Yang, Ph.D., coaxed everyone to their feet and asked them to follow along with his moves.

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Westchester Senior Voice

BMS 7th Graders Attend Leadership Conference

December 07, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoBriarcliff Middle School Principal Susan Howard accompanied a small group of 7th graders to an annual leadership conference held at New York Medical College in Hawthorne and hosted by the the Human Rights and Holocaust Center of White Plains.

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River Journal

Valhalla Telemedicine Firm Looks to Improve Doctor-Patient Dynamic

December 06, 2018

BioIncMore than a decade ago, Dr. Samant Virk noticed that advances in technology were helping him and countless others with mundane tasks such as banking or shopping.

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

The Examiner

As with President Bush’s dog, our canines mourn losses, too

December 05, 2018

William H. Frishman, M.D.Recent research by Dr. Toni Miles and Dr. William H. Frishman that suggests emotional stress can raise the level of the body’s stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to death.

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


New Hope For Those With Sickle Cell Disease

December 05, 2018

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.In one study, a parental-donor transplant technique seemed to provide SCD patients with more options for finding suitable allogeneic transplant donors, reported Mitchell Cairo, MD, of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and colleagues, in a presentation at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting.

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

Veterans Today

Want to Avoid Dangerous Bacteria? Don’t Use Public Touch Screens

December 05, 2018

Robert Amler, M.D.“I am most concerned about touch screens that order food that will be eaten ‘barehanded’ without utensils, especially since many customers ordering will not find time to wash before they get their orders and start eating, again often with their (contaminated) bare hands,” Dr. Robert Amler, the dean and professor of public health at New York Medical College.

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

Health Line

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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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

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