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Why now isn't the right time to let down our guard against the pandemic?

June 02, 2020

Now that New Yorkers seem to be easing restrictions on mobility and socialization, health experts are warning of the risks that this pandemic still carries. Juan Manuel Benítez, presenter of Pure Politics, spoke with George Contreras, paramedic and deputy director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College. 

Faculty News: George W. Contreras, M.P.H., M.S., M.E.P., CEM, FACEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health, and assistant director of the advanced certificate in emergency management

NY1 Noticias

When There Is Diversity Without Inclusion

June 01, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.If there is one thing that Americans can agree on today, it is that people are angry. The cause of the anger is different for everyone, but the common thread that holds the ire together–even when the ire itself tears society apart–is the senseless death. The deaths are senseless in both meanings of the term.

Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Forbes

Meet the Peekskill High School Salutatorian: Samantha Saca

May 30, 2020

When not involved in school or community activities, Miss Saca interns at New York Medical college via the STAR program and as teacher at her church's Sunday school.

Faculty News:  Samantha Saca participated in the GSBMS STAR program under the mentorship of Diane E. Heck, Ph.D., professor of public health, and Hong-Duck Kim, Ph.D., associate professor of public health

Patch

Covid-19 patients sharing ventilators is possible—but not ideal.

May 12, 2020

Albert Kwon, M.D.Treating a patient in extreme respiratory distress is “like staring out the window and seeing people free fall,” says Albert Kwon, an anesthesiologist at New York Medical College. Doctors don’t know how long their patients have been “falling” or how long they’ll continue to fall without intervention; they must make an on-the-spot assessment about whether a parachute is necessary.

Faculty News: Albert H. Kwon, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

NOVA

The US probably had the coronavirus in December, but was too busy watching China to notice.

May 12, 2020

Edward Halperin"We as a society have a terrible tendency to blame the other for infectious diseases," Dr Edward Halperin, the CEO of New York Medical College, told a crowd of healthcare workers earlier this year.

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

Business Insider

COVID-19: Westchester Economic Recovery Task Force Moves Forward With Plan to Help Reopen

May 07, 2020

Susan FoxIn Westchester, the Business Council of Westchester’s Economic Recovery Task Force is forging ahead with developing a comprehensive plan to provide specific recovery measures and recommendations keyed to assisting Westchester’s diverse business and not-for-profit sectors.

Affiliate News: Susan Fox, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management, director of the Center on Disability and Health, School of Health Sciences and Practice, and president and chief executive officer of the Westchester Institute for Human Development

Daily Voice

Turning Patients Prone Helps Fight COVID-19.

May 06, 2020

“A lot of the benefit of proning has been anecdotal,” cautioned Dr. Armeen Poor, an attending physician in pulmonary critical care medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City.

Faculty News: Armeen D. Poor, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

E-News

The Paradox of Leadership After COVID-19.

May 06, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.While all leaders are trying to determine which effects from the pandemic are temporary and which are true business shifts, Ira Bedzow, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, reminds leaders to not forget the basics: deep thinking, listening and communicating the vision.

Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

HR People + Strategy

What are ‘superspreader’ events and how have they caused coronavirus outbreaks in US?

May 06, 2020

Robert Amler“It’s more of a colloquial term that epidemiologists and public health responders use to describe a situation where someone in a population or in a community seems to have spread the disease a lot more than most of the others,” Dr. Robert Amler, the dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice.

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

The Herald

Nursing homes are running out of time

May 05, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.As of today, nearly 12,000 people have died from the coronavirus at skilled nursing facilities across the United States. Tens of thousands more residents, in thousands of homes across the country, have also been infected.

NYMC Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Washington Examiner

Constructive Partnering: Media and Public Health during COVID 19.

May 05, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the world has been reminded of Aristotle’s three essential elements in order for communication to be effective: Ethos (related to the credibility of the matter), Pathos (related to the relevance of the matter and listeners’ connection), and Logos (related to the logic of the matter presented). There is an interesting connection between the management efficiency of this crisis and its relationship with effective communication by relative authorities.

Faculty News: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine and Vikas Grover, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor of speech-language pathology (SLP)

IDIRZS

Where We're at with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19.

May 05, 2020

Robert AmlerDr. Robert Amler, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College and a former chief medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), says both antivirals and vaccines will be valuable tools in combating COVID-19.

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

Head Topics

As the Beijing Platform for Action turns 25, Women’s Health Must Take Center Stage.

May 05, 2020

Padmini MurthyIn the modern day struggle for human rights for women, September 1995 marked a major turning point, when women’s rights advocates from across the globe congregated in Beijing for the opening of the fourth World Conference on Women. They gathered in support of one common goal—to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment globally. 25 years later, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) is still considered to have outlined the most comprehensive and progressive goals to advance women’s rights.

Faculty News: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

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When Will a Second Wave of Coronavirus Hit the U.S.? Here’s What You Can Do to Prepare

May 04, 2020

Robert Amler“A second wave refers to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our population,” says Robert Amler, M.D., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College and former chief medical officer for the CDC.

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

Prevention

COVID-19: In the race for a vaccine, biopharmaceutical companies showing moral imperative.

May 04, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Pressure continues to mount on biopharmaceutical companies to find a vaccine to prevent and a treatment to cure COVID-19. Individuals and governments are putting most — if not all — of their hope on the biopharmaceutical industry to cure them of their viral and economic woes. Only a vaccine will bring us out of future economic peril and a cure will save thousands from death.

NYMC Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

The Journal News

What to Know About Medical School Interviews.

May 04, 2020

Karen MurrayDr. Karen Murray, associate dean for admissions with New York Medical College, says her med school uses the multiple mini-interview, or MMI, approach in order to gain insight into the way prospective students think and how they might cope with difficult situations.

Faculty News: Karen M. Murray, M.D. ’99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

U.S. News

NYC medic describes ambulance as 'ad hoc funeral home' in first-hand account of pandemic.

May 04, 2020

A New York City paramedic has shared his story working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he has never seen so much death throughout his 30-year career.  Paramedic George Contreras, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College, highlighted an incident involving a virus patient who died in his ambulance in an interview with the New York Daily News.

Faculty News: George W. Contreras, M.P.H., M.S., M.E.P., CEM, FACEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health, and assistant director of the advanced certificate in emergency management

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Everything You Need to Know About Medical School Interviews.

May 04, 2020

Karen MurrayDr. Karen Murray, associate dean for admissions with New York Medical College, says her med school uses the multiple mini-interview, or MMI, approach in order to gain insight into the way prospective students think and how they might cope with difficult situations.

Faculty News: Karen M. Murray, M.D. ’99, associate dean for admissions for the School of Medicine, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology

WTOP News

Saving ourselves from the Groundhog Day effect.

May 02, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.In the weeks since “sheltering at home” began, we seem to be living in an eternal present. Because our most recent memories of anything different – or “out of the new ordinary” – are weeks old, we have a funny sensation that early March was only a moment ago.

NYMC Faculty News: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

The Times of Israel

How a low-cost ventilator was created, FDA-approved for emergency use, and placed in New York hospitals in 30 days

May 02, 2020

"The Spiro Wave is not meant to replace ventilators completely, but it expands the functionality of a manual resuscitator bag," Albert Kwon, anesthesiologist at Westchester Medical Center, and member of the Spiro Wave effort, said in a Spiro Wave press conference.

Faculty News: Albert H. Kwon, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

Business Insider