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7th Annual PCRF Dribble for the Cure

August 28, 2017
  Did you know that PCRF funds most of our program’s research at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and New York Medical College? Since 1982, PCRF has worked to find a cure to pediatric cancer with help from donors like you.

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

Are stem cells really the fountain of youth?

August 27, 2017
  There are many claims that stem cells possess anti-aging properties and other secrets to youth and regeneration. However, there has not been much scientific proof demonstrating these touted abilities. Dr Paul Lucas, an assistant professor of orthopaedics and pathology from the New York Medical College in the United States, notes that the words “stem cells” are thrown around far too casually, and that many people assume that they are a single type of cell. “The definition of ‘stem cell’ is an operational definition.

NYMC Faculty: Paul A. Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, pathology and research associate professor of surgery
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2017 AAP Award Winners

August 25, 2017
  Outstanding Achievement Award Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence/Council on Community Pediatrics Shetal I. Shah, M.D., FAAP He is clinical professor of pediatrics and neonatology in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, New York Medical College and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Dr. Shah is a member of the executive committee for AAP New York Chapter 2 and the Sections on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Tobacco Control.

NYMC Faculty: Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics
AAP News

Obituary: Joseph B. Walsh, M.D.

August 25, 2017
  It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Dr. Joseph B. Walsh. Dr. Walsh, a leading medical and surgical retinal specialist, served for 25 years as Professor and Chair of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai's Department of Ophthalmology before retiring from his position as Chair in 2013. His research and clinical expertise were widely represented in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks

NYMC Mention: Joseph B. Walsh, M.D., professor emeritus of ophthalmology, served as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology from 1988 to 2012.
The New York Times

The "August Blues" Are a Real Thing and They Explain Why You're Grumpy Right Now

August 24, 2017
  It's no July (you know — barbecues, federal holidays, "Despacito" on repeat), but August still has plenty of sunshine, long days, and hot weather to enjoy. So why does the last month of summer sometimes feel like a complete drag? It turns out experiencing anxiety and depression is pretty common in August, according to Stephen Ferrando, director of psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center.

NYMC Faculty:
Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

10 Medical Schools With the Most Applicants

August 23, 2017
  The majority of U.S. medical schools on U.S. News and World Report's list of medical schools with the most applications received more than 10,000 applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Four of the schools on U.S News and World Report's list were also among the medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates for the fall 2016 class at less than 3 percent, the report states. Roughly 53,029 prospective students applied to medical school for the 2016-2017 school year, according to data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. New York Medical College is one of the 10 U.S. medical schools that received the most applications in fall 2016.
Becker’s Hospital Review

Is Indoor Cycling Really Dangerous? Here's What the Experts Say

August 23, 2017
  Recently, a study came out that made indoor cycling lovers everywhere stop cold in their Shimanos. You may have seen the headlines splashed across the news: “Why Intense Workouts Are Leading to a Life-Threatening Condition, “Exercise Dangers: How Spinning Can Take a Nasty Turn.” The research, which was published in The American Journal of Medicine, examined three cases of rhabdomyolysis that set in after the subjects (two women and one man) took their first Spin class.

NYMC Faculty: Maureen E. Brogan, M.D., associate professor of medicine

NYMC in Valhalla Awarded Research Grant from Federal Government

August 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $503,938 research grant to New York Medical College in Valhalla to support the work and research of Dr. Sachin Gupte, as announced by Congresswoman Nita Lowey on August 1. Gupte is an associate professor of pharmacology at NYMC, and studies vascular disease and heart failure. His lab is working to understand the relationship between metabolic adaptation and cardiovascular function through various techniques as they look for new ways to treat vascular and heart related diseases and deficiencies.

NYMC Faculty: Sachin Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology


Westchester Magazine

Could you be taking an antidepressant and not know it?

August 22, 2017

A shocking, just-out CDC study has found that in the 15 years between 1999 and 2014, the numbers of Americans taking antidepressants has zoomed up a whopping 65 percent. That boils down to 1 in 8 people over the age of 12 in the U.S.

NYMC Faculty:
Ami S. Baxi, M.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Health Sciences Institute

How World War I Was Fought On the Hudson Valley Front

August 22, 2017

One of the bloodiest conflicts in human history touched every part of New York State.

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

Hudson Valley Magazine

10 Medical Schools With the Most Applicants

August 22, 2017

Most medical schools receive thousands of applications every year, and that's one reason why getting accepted is so challenging. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there were 53,029 prospective med students who applied to a U.S. medical school for the 2016-2017 school year. A total of 696,847 applications were submitted to enter the fall 2016 class among the 118 ranked medical schools that submitted these data to U.S. News in an annual survey. New York Medical College made the 10 list of medical schools that received the most applications for fall 2016.


U.S. News

Use Free Speech To Denounce Hate: NY Medical College Chancellor

August 18, 2017
Journal News  

The recent violent demonstrations at, and adjacent, to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville are matters which ought to concern us all. As a community, we must reflect on the events and determine a course forward that supports our vision and values. We must respect an individual's right to freedom of speech. One of the benefits of free speech is that when people say hateful and foolish things they show themselves to be hateful and foolish. As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) observed, "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial disease. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants..." When hate speech is exposed to the sunlight of free discourse, it becomes clear that it is hate speech. 

NYMC Leadership: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
The Journal News

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Offers Tips to Prevent Whooping Cough

August 18, 2017
  A number of cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, have been reported recently in areas of the Hudson Valley. Physicians at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), offer advice to Hudson Valley families to help prevent infection and keep their families safe.

NYMC Faculty: Sheila M. Nolan, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

A New Tool Could One Day Improve Lyme Disease Diagnosis

August 16, 2017

A new testing method can distinguish between early Lyme disease and a similar tick-borne illness, researchers report. The approach may one day lead to a reliable diagnostic test for Lyme, an illness that can be challenging to identify.

NYMC Faculty: Paul M. Arnaboldi, Ph.D., assistant professor microbiology and immunology

Science News

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

August 15, 2017

The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to a report released Tuesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

NYMC Faculty: Ami S. Baxi, M.D., instructor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Health Day

Trials and Tribulations

August 15, 2017

Reviewing malpractice cases as a medical expert was an unexpected consequence of testifying as a defendant. I and other physicians in our group practice had been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit. My testimony was required when the case went to trial. After the legal issues were resolved, our attorney suggested that my credentials and demeanor would make me a credible expert witness. Despite having initial reservations, I accepted her offer to review cases because participating in the process seemed preferable to passively accepting any future legal intrusions.

NYMC Faculty: Jeffrey L. Brown, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics

The JAMA Network

August Blues Are Like Sunday Blues, But for a Full Month

August 15, 2017
Generic NYMC in the News Logo   Some variation in mood and mental well-being from season to season is common, but to be diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, one must meet a number of very specific criteria. “In order to be diagnosed with a mood disorder, you have to have at least two weeks of pretty persistent symptoms that don’t really get better,” says Ferrando

NYMC Faculty: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Plenty of Action on Pre-Session Day of ADA 2017

August 14, 2017

How to be a Reviewer for JADA (4101) is taught by Dr. Michael Glick, professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and editor of JADA, and Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D., chair and professor in the department of epidemiology and community health at New York Medical College's School of Health Sciences and Practice. The course, which offers three hours of CE credit, will help participants evaluate the suitability of a submitted article to JADA. Participants will learn about the review process, how to assess the scientific merit of an article and the rationale for a decision to publish or reject a submission.

NYMC Faculty: Barbara Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor and chair of epidemiology and community health


ADA News

CareMount Medical Welcomes Dr. Teresa Alasio as its Medical Director of Pathology

August 08, 2017
  CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Teresa Alasio as Medical Director of Pathology. Dr. Alasio will manage all efforts related to lab test procedures, quality management, safety, and consultation for CareMount Medical’s pathology department. She specializes in cytopathology and general anatomic pathology.

NYMC Faculty: Teresa Marie Alasio, M.D., adjunct assistant professor of pathology
White Plains Patch

New York Medical College Awarded $500,000 Federal Research Grant

August 02, 2017
Generic NYMC in the News Logo   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $503,938 grant for research at New York Medical College in Valhalla. The grant will support the work of Dr. Sachin Gupte, an associate professor of pharmacology, who studies vascular disease and heart failure.

NYMC Faculty: Sachin Gupte, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology
Westfair Online

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