Childhood 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
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Denise 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
Dr. 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
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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
As 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.
Federal 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.
The program is led by founders Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, and Ira Bedzow, director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College.
NYMC faculty: Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program
CU Anschutz Today
A 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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“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
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New York Medical College will be offering a master of science in clinical laboratory sciences next July. John T. Fallon, chairman of the Department of Pathology at NYMC said “The goal of the program is to educate a new generation of laboratory technologists and to help meet the increasing demand for qualified professionals in this exciting and rewarding field.”
NYMC news: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology and professor of medicine
The Business Journal
Professor Adam Block, an economist and Assistant Professor of Public Health at the School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College, started the conversation.
NYMC faculty: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management
Removing the turkey skin takes out much of the fat content (and probably a lot of the flavor). Harriette R. Mogul, MD, MPH, an associate professor of clinical medicine at New York Medical College told Time that the skin adds approximately 35 calories to the standard 3.5 –ounce serving. Without the skin, turkey is low is saturated fats.
Faculty news: Harriette R. Mogul, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor of medicine
Muscle and Fitness
One of the first things Jennifer Riekert did when she joined New York Medical College (NYMC) four years ago was a publications audit. “I want women to know you can change paths and come back stronger.”
NYMC leadership news: Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiative
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Dr. William H. Frishman from New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla, New York, who recently reviewed the link between IBD and CVD, agreed in an email to Reuters Health that "cardiovascular risk should be treated the same way in patients with IBD" as in others.
William H. Frishman, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and professor of pharmacology
NYMC will host a free community lecture on Tuesday, November 20 at the Mount Pleasant Public Library. The upcoming lecture will examine different aspects of breast health.
Faculty news: Christine Pellegrino, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine
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We asked Dr. Dendy Engelman, board-certified dermatological surgeon at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, to explain more about the connection and benefit of magnesium for eczema.
Faculty news: Dendy E. Engelman, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology
Itchy Little World
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. '45, was the first African American woman to be named associate dean of a nationally recognized medical institution in 1967, and at the time, she was the highest ranking African American woman at a U.S. medical school.
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. ’45. She served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced $246,000 in federal funding for New York Medical College to conduct research with the goal of developing a new cure for the tick-borne disease babesiosis.
NYMC news: Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology and project director
Congresswoman Nita Lowey
A special celebration was held at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Monday to thank veterans for their service and dedication. Dr. Mill Etienne, a neurologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, was one of the people honored at the ceremony.
Faculty news: Mill Etienne, M.D. ’02, M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of neurology and School of Medicine house advisory dean
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The Center for Disaster Medicine, housed at New York Medical College (NYMC), is hosting a symposium on November 13th, bringing together experts to share how to prepare for various mass casualty events.
NYMC news: Center for Disaster Medicine