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The Holocaust Memorial Preservation Workshop

September 26, 2017
Journal News   “The reason we have this,” Halperin says of the Holocaust component of the curriculum, “is because this is the way we teach medical ethics. History is sometimes linear and sometimes circular,” Halperin says, adding that the ignorance, prejudice and hate that fed the Holocaust are still with us. The way to combat these, he says, is through education.

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

 

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The Holocaust Memorial Preservation Workshop

September 26, 2017
Journal News  

This past school year, 12 first-year medical students interviewed Holocaust survivors under the auspices of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center as part of their course work in the required “Introduction to the History of Medicine” at New York Medical College in Valhalla. The 209 students in the class had been given the option of interviewing a survivor — instead of writing a paper on a famous person in medicine — by Dr. Edward C. Halperin, the college’s CEO and chancellor. Besides interviewing the survivors in their homes, the students had to read a book on medical practices under the Nazis, which included horrific experimentation on Jews in the concentration camps.

NYMC Leadership: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer
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Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York Expands

September 23, 2017
  The Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, a privately owned White Plains-based physician group, features some of the top neurosurgeons in the region. It recently finished its move into a newly renovated 25,000-square-foot office at 4 Westchester Park Drive, according to Dr. John Abrahams, president of the group.

NYMC Faculty:
 John M. Abrahams M.D., M.S., clinical associate professor of neurosurgery
The Journal News

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

September 23, 2017
  Dr. Matthew Lorber cautioned against discontinuing the medication in children with asthma, a lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. "Ultimately, asthma can be a life-threatening condition in children and cannot be ignored, so I do recommend to parents that their children continue with these lifesaving medications," Lorber said. "It is just very important to monitor for these risks, and it is vital that doctors warn parents about these risks before their children start these medications so they know what to be on the lookout for," Lorber added.

NYMC Faciluty: Matthew Lorber, M.D., M.P.A., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant To New York Medical College In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 22, 2017
 

The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant will be officially presented to Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. on September 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).  New York Medical College and WMCHealth have an academic affiliation agreement. Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat.

NYMC Faculty: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy
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Mosquitoes Spread Deadly Diseases, And Public Health Experts Hope To Fight Back With This New Emoji

September 22, 2017
 

Dr. Robert Amler, dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice, called the proposed mosquito emoji “a terrific idea.” A longtime public health officer, Amler said the emoji puts the power of digital media to work in fighting the illnesses these pests spread. “I’m not an art critic,” he added, “but I think the design work is excellent.”

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

Los Angeles Times

HVEDC Earns IEDC Gold Award

September 21, 2017
  HVEDC received IEDC’s Gold Award, acknowledging Economic Development Entrepreneurship Excellence for HVEDC’s New York BioHud Valley and the initiative’s leadership in developing BioInc@NYMC, the Hudson Valley’s first-ever biotechnology incubator located on the campus of New York Medical College.
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Dr. Leslie Citrome on Coverage of Metabolic-Friendly Antipsychotics

September 21, 2017
  Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, of New York Medical College, discusses payer coverage of atypical antipsychotics with fewer metabolic side effects.

NYMC Faculty: Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
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URAC, Telemedicine Magazine to Host Telemed Leadership Forum 2018

September 20, 2017
 

The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by leaders in telehealth, covering topics such as implementing telehealth across healthcare systems, measuring quality in telehealth programs, forming creative partnerships, payer innovations in telehealth, building a telehealth program from the ground up, achieving population health goals and more. 

NYMC Faculty: Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Following This One Diet Beats Acid Reflux Better Than Medication, Says Science

September 19, 2017
 

Make this lifestyle change and you might never have to take traditional medication for your acid reflux again.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology

Reader’s Digest

Solar Receives NIH Fellowship

September 19, 2017
InTouch 9-5-17   A Ph.D. candidate in New York Medical College’s Department of Pharmacology has been awarded a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. A bit more than $61,000 will support research being done by Amanda Soler involving arterial stiffness, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.

NYMC Mentions: Amanda Soler, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmacology, was mentored by Petra Rocic, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology
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Dr. Susan Fox Named to NYS Dept. of Health, Disability and Health Program Stakeholders Group

September 18, 2017
 

NYMC Faculty: Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center on Disability and Health
Hospital News

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Need for Reflux Medication

September 18, 2017
  There are numerous drugs available on the market for treating acid reflux symptoms, but people can get the same medical benefits by simply adhering to a diet. These are the findings presented by researchers from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and New York Medical College. Their research was published earlier this month in JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology
HealthLine

Westchester Institute for Human Development Welcomes the 2017-2018 Class to LEND Program

September 18, 2017
  The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) welcomed 25 new trainees on September 7 to the 2017-2018 class for its LEND program.

NYMC Mentions: Kerry Watson, M.P.H. '17, Dr.P.H. student, Shannon Stocks, second-year speech-language pathology students, and Stacey Ramirez, second-year speech-language pathology students
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Diet as Good as PPI’s for Gerd

September 17, 2017
  A primarily plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet with alkaline water showed significantly greater improvement for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms than treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), according to a retrospective study published September 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology
Cancerology

Fox Named to State Group

September 15, 2017
Faculty in the News   Susan Fox has been named to the stakeholders group formed by the New York State Department of Health for its Disability and Health Program. Fox is the president and CEO of the Westchester Institute for Human Development.

NYMC Faculty:
Susan W. Fox, Ph.D., associate professor of health policy and management and director of the Center on Disability and Health
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YIWP Expands Learning, Leadership With First-Ever Fellowship Program

September 14, 2017
  Young Israel of White Plains is expanding its learning, leadership and outreach opportunities with the creation of the YIWP Jewish Scholarship/Fellowship Program. The first-ever fellowship program at the shul aims to develop Jewish leaders by bringing them together for intellectual and social engagement around central issues of contemporary Jewish life. The fellowship program is open to both men and women, and six fellows will be named to participate. The program will run for six months between Sukkot and Pesach and will commence on October 25.

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

Expert Q&A: Schizophrenia and Weight Gain

September 14, 2017
  Patients with schizophrenia are at high risk for weight gain and metabolic abnormalities. There are many factors that contribute to this, including genetic predisposition to metabolic abnormalities, environmental factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, and iatrogenic considerations such as exposure to medications that can lead to further disruption of metabolic health.

NYMC Faculty: Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences
Psychiatric Times

Healthy Teeth, Happy Kids: 6 Back to School Teeth Tips

September 13, 2017
 

With kids around the country returning to school, now is the perfect time to kick off the school year with some good dental habits for your children. Here are some tips to make sure your kids’ teeth are happy and healthy.

Faculty News: Melissa Levine, D.D.S., associate professor of dental medicine and director of pediatric dentistry
New York Jewish life

Mediterranean Diet With Alkaline Water Might Ease Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

September 13, 2017
 

Combining a Mediterranean diet with alkaline water appears to be as effective as protein pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), according to a retrospective study.

“I think these findings strongly suggest that if LPR is suspected as the cause of a patient’s symptoms, then a plant-based diet, alkaline water, and standard reflux precautions should at least be strongly encouraged prior to taking a PPI (or any drug for reflux),” Dr. Craig H. Zalvan from New York Medical College, in Valhalla, told Reuters Health by email.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology
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