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Administrative, network costs doomed New York City health plan startups

December 20, 2018

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.It's not surprising that administrative costs were a substantial burden for startup plans, Adam Block, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public health at New York Medical College and author of the study, told FierceHealthcare. Startups incur additional costs like office leases and new hires that quickly add up. 

Faculty news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management

FierceHealthcare

There is no religious excuse for not vaccinating your kids

December 19, 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 news: Alan Kadish, M.D., president, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Washington Jewish Week

Cardiac output monitoring device receives FDA clearance

December 17, 2018

BioInc“A key challenge in realizing the potential clinical benefits of [cardiac output] monitoring is that many monitors fail to track [cardiac output] changes accurately when fluid and vasoactive drug therapy are administered,” said Marc Zemel, SM, MBA, co-founder and CEO of Retia Medical

BioInc news: Marc Zemel, SM, MBA, co-founder and CEO of Retia Medical, a BioInc client

Healio

Sickle Cell Disease: Overview and Emerging Stem Cell Transplant Therapy

December 15, 2018

Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D.Mitchell Cairo, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York Medical College discusses his study at the 2018 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Diego. Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cells disorders.

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

Check Rate

HealthStream, Red Cross work to save more lives

December 14, 2018

David Markenson“According to JAMA Cardiology, the median survival rate after in-hospital cardiac arrests is 23.8 percent, with a wide variance among hospitals,” says David Markenson, M.D., 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

The Nashville Ledger

This Book List Will Almost Earn You A Ph.D. In Leadership

December 13, 2018

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Recommended: the new publication Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right by Carolyn Plum, on giving voice to values for legal professionals, and Ira Bedzow, on medical ethics for healthcare professionals.

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

Forbes

American Red Cross to Launch New Resuscitation Curriculum to Save More Lives

December 12, 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

 

HobNob

Rabbis say there’s no halachic excuse not to vaccinate kids

December 12, 2018

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe president of the Touro College and University System and the chief executive officer of Touro’s New York Medical College published a column that also criticized outliers in frum communities who continue to refuse to vaccinate their children.

 

NYMC news: Alan Kadish, M.D., president, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

The Jewish Star

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.

NYMC news

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

AJC

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

Jems

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

ABC 8

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