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Is it Depression or Just the Holiday Blues?

November 09, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“Depression is a brain disorder, it is not a moral failing.” Dr. Citrome also went on to explain there are different types of depression and most importantly, “It’s not your fault if you’re depressed.”

Faculty news: Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

City Girl Gone Mom

Hospitals strained as COVID-19 cases skyrocket nationwide

November 09, 2020

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.America now has the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases since the virus first reached the country's shores back in March. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor at New York Medical College.

Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

CBS News

Turning patient cancellations into revenue

November 09, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.The technology exists, so why are we making our call centers use judgment that could be automated? Why are we not looking at how cancellations could be turned into revenue opportunities?

Faculty and Alumni news: Adam E. Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in the Division of Health Policy and Management, Andrew Franklin, M.B.A., FACMPE, adjunct assistant professor of public health, Jade L. Bedell, Dr.P.H. '20, M.H.A.

Medical Economics

Dr. Amler Speaks to Fox 5: Pfizer Says Preliminary Results of its COVID Vaccines 90% Effective

November 09, 2020

Robert AmlerRobert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president for government affairs, speaks with Fox 5 New York on November 9, 2020, about the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

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

Fox 5 New York

Implement clinical considerations in treatment of common eating disorders

November 08, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoClinicians should implement specific evidence-based treatments for various eating disorders, according to a presenter at the NEI Max Virtual Conference.


Faculty news: Leslie L. Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences


Congratulations to the 2021 Women in Business Honorees

November 04, 2020

Karen MurrayDoctors obviously play a critical role in our society (never more so than this year). This is a reality Dr. Karen Murray has kept top of mind throughout her career. 

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

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Must Continue to Invest in Telehealth Services

October 30, 2020

Adam S. Herbst, EsqSNFs cannot return to the status quo ante. Rather, they must use these lessons to continue to innovate. Telehealth can give residents the care they need—now and in the future.


Faculty news: Adam S. Herbst, Esq., adjunct assistant professor of medicine 


Doctor: COVID death rate not as high as in spring, but anyone can die from virus

October 30, 2020

Robert G. Lahita, M.D.Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College and the chairman of medicine at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, said Friday that deaths due to COVID-19 aren't being seen at the same rates witnessed earlier this year. But he warned that anyone can die from the virus.

Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

CBS News

To end the female recession, women need their own rally cry

October 30, 2020

Jennifer_Riekert-In the NewsWe need our own rally cry — speak up for what women want, what we need. We not only need women back to work — we need to stand at podiums, sit in boardrooms, raise our families and chart a brighter course for the sake of generations to come.

NYMC Leadership news: Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A., vice president of communications and strategic initiatives

The Hill

Zvi Loewy, Touro College of Pharmacy – Molecular Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19

October 29, 2020

Zvi LoewyAs communities move toward restarting normal life after quarantine, widespread testing for COVID-19 will be crucial for protecting public health. Molecular diagnostic tests are the most powerful tool for containing the pandemic.

Faculty news: Zvi G. Loewy, Ph.D., adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology


The tale of two lines — at COVID testing sites and polling sites — in one city

October 29, 2020

George W. ContrerasSo, get tested and go out and vote early if you can and if not, plan to vote on Nov. 3. But whatever you do, please do not forget to wash your hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a face covering and keep your distance.

Faculty news: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health


10-24-year-olds are as susceptible to COVID-19 as older adults

October 27, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn an attempt to replicate the results of previous studies, a team of researchers from the New York Medical College, Touro College & University System, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, performed statistical analyses on COVID-19 prevalence data from the U.S. to compare the number of cases in adolescents and youth to that in older adults.

NYMC News: New York Medical College, Touro College & University System

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Senator Perdue’s Willful Mispronunciation of Harris’ Name Is Foul Bigotry

October 27, 2020

Edward HalperinDavid Perdue’s “humor” should be called what it is: sophomoric and racist. One of the tools of bigotry is belittling people’s names. Perdue, presumably, never had to endure someone making fun of his name.

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

The Globe Post

FDA Approves Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

October 23, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe Food and Drug Administration approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19, although it has not been proven to reduce deaths. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN to discuss that plus the latest developments in the race for a vaccine as coronavirus cases spike around the world.

Faculty news: Robert G. Lahita, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine

CBS News

Trying to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

October 15, 2020

Robert AmlerDr. Amler, dean at NYMC, talks with FOX 5 about containing the spread of COVID-19

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


Mikvahs strive to provide a safe, spiritual place for bathers

October 15, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoInitially, Mayyim Hayyim’s ritual bath remained open with new safety protocols. But at the beginning of April, as COVID-19 spiked, the mikvah’s board of directors voted to close, out of an abundance of caution.

Faculty news: Lila Kagedan, M.Ed., adjunct assistant professor of medicine, course director for Biomedical Ethics and director of the Areas of Concentration program

The Jewish Journal

Medical Students Take the Match into Their Own Hands

October 13, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn an opinion piece published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a multi-institutional team led by Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., MPH, associate professor of radiology at New York Medical College and director of thoracic and cardiac imaging at Westchester Medical Center, outlined the potential new playing field for residency programs.

Faculty news: Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of radiology

Diagnostic Imaging

3 breathing techniques to ease your anxiety during stressful times

October 13, 2020

Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., headshotChange it and you can change your emotions by altering the signals that go to the brain, said Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College and coauthor of “The Healing Power of the Breath.”

Faculty news: Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences


‘We cannot be complacent’: Virtual interview format likely to disrupt upcoming radiology residency match season

October 12, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAnd this phenomenon would be particularly detrimental to radiology, given that medical students often use the specialty as a backup, according to Anna Rozenshtein, MD, MPH, with Westchester Medical Center in New York, and colleagues.

Faculty news: Anna Rozenshtein, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of radiology

Health Imaging

Masks and shuls; what should we be doing for Simchas Torah and going forward?

October 10, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoImportant conversations about the halachos and hashkafos of wearing masks during davening, shaming those that don’t, shul policy, what is the din for someone who killed someone with Covid unintentionally

Faculty news: Michael D. Israel, M.P.H., president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network and Renee Garrick, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and vice dean for Westchester Medical Center

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