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When Biotechnology Forces Us To Question the Meaning of Life and Death

September 14, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Biotechnology has the potential to push society to a future that may be very different than the world in which we currently live.  If we will be able to make any sense of our future world, it is not enough to examine how technology can get us there.  We also need to understand who we are and how we relate to who we may become. 

Faculty news: Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

Cambridge Core

The Day That Sports Disappeared

September 11, 2020

Stacy Gallin, D.M.H.Athletes have long complained that they are expected to “stick to their sport,” to be seen and not heard. Yet ironically, it was the absence of their presence that will ultimately speak the loudest.

Faculty news: Stacy Gallin, D.M.H., visiting assistant professor in the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program

The Globe Post

4 clinical chiefs: This is what a high-performing medical team looks like

September 10, 2020

Sean Tedjarati, MDThe COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented pressures on the resources and safety of the country's medical teams. Stories of immense challenges have been juxtaposed with stories of bravery, hope and camaraderie among front-line medical workers.

Faculty news: Sean S. Tedjarati, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and gynecology and clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology

Beckers Hospital Review

What Is Cluster Feeding (Aka Why Is My Tiny Human Still Hungry)?

September 09, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“Cluster feeding seems to happen most often during the first few weeks of breastfeeding (because the milk supply may be more erratic) and then again around three months, but it can also occur later,” explains Jeffrey L. Brown, MD and clinical professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College.

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

Pure Wow

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial pause 'a good thing': Dr. Bob Lahita

September 08, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAstraZeneca's decision to pause its global trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate over safety concerns should reassure skeptical Americans that "they are looking very carefully at everybody who is getting the vaccine," New York Medical College Professor Dr. Bob Lahita told “Your World" Wednesday.

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

 
Fox News

Challenges of reopening colleges campuses amid COVID pandemic

September 08, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWest Virginia University moves undergrad classes online due to rise in coronavirus cases; reaction from Dr. Bob Lahita, professor of medicine at New York Medical College and chairman of medicine at St. Joseph's University Hospital.

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

Yahoo Finance

Dr. Bob Lahita predicts coronavirus vaccine will be available in 'mid-December, before the holidays'

September 08, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“It's going to be probably, and I'm going to bet on this, December,” he said. “Mid-December, before the holidays.” Three coronavirus vaccine candidates are currently in the final phase of human trials in the U.S. -- one made by AstraZeneca, one made by Moderna and a third made by Pfizer-BioNTech.

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

Fox News

College, heal thyself

September 05, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoAnd yet, in a deeply fractured society facing the greatest global challenge since World War II, academic elites bemoan a growing populist rejection of science just as their own institutions reject the same science that they themselves have advanced, for it does not suit their operational interests.

Faculty news: Douglas Lee Krohn, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

The Scarsdale Inquirer

If They Open It, Will You Come?: Tenet & Moviegoing in a Pandemic

September 04, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWe tell them to wear a mask, we keep social distancing, you can buy food - but don't eat the food until you get into the theater," Lahita advises. "[Family members] can sit next to you because you're with them all the time and you know their health situation. But the [other] people in the theater should be at least two rows apart.

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

PaperBlog

Permanent Nerve Damage for Some COVID-19 Survivors

September 04, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoProne-triggered PNI may also result from "the way patients are positioned and the weight it may put on certain nerves for prolonged periods of time," said Dr. Armeen Poor, an attending physician of pulmonary critical care medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City.

Faculty news: Armeen D. Poor, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine

Doctors Lounge

Did Obama Violate the ‘Standard of Behavior for Ex-President’? No, he did not

August 31, 2020

Edward HalperinLet's spend more time discussing the real issues of the campaign and less on defending rules of presidential etiquette, which history teaches us, never existed.

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

Westchester and Fairfield Country Business Journals (page 18)

Westchester County Youth Bureau Hosts “COVID 19: Preparing for Back to School”

August 31, 2020

Arlene G. AdlerThe Westchester County Youth Bureau is offering this virtual forum FREE for parents, students, and youth service providers. Expert panelists will include: Dr. Arlene G. Adler, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, New York Medical College

NYMC faculty news: Arlene G. Adler, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Westchester County Government

‘No Ordinary Time,’ No Ordinary Conversation

August 31, 2020

Edward HalperinRecently, Vilma Bordonaro, chief of staff to New York Medical College Chancellor and CEO Edward C. Halperin, M.D.; legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera; and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson came together at the city’s Refuge of Hope Church, where Rivera’s wife, Clara, is pastor, to discuss the coronavirus, education, leadership and inspiration.

NYMC Leadership news: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer and Vilma E. Bordonaro, M.B.A., chief of staff

WAG Magazine

Hey. You. Sit Down and Shut Up

August 31, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“If you’re going to do phase four opening of essentially nonessential locales such as restaurants, gyms, tattoo parlors, and barbershops, I would think those would be of more risk than going to a movie theater, because of their inherent proximity to strangers,” Lahita said.

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

The Bulwark

A summer reading list for new medical students during a pandemic

August 31, 2020

Edward HalperinI prepared a list and asked for input from my friends and family, virtually of course. I organized the books into six categories: novels; medical heroes; specialties; infectious diseases and diagnostics; race and medicine; and mortality or the nature of medical practice.

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

The Pharos (Alpha Omega Alpha)

Why This Expert Has Hope for a 'Silver Bullet' Against Coronavirus

August 28, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoThe World Health Organization has warned that there might never be a “silver bullet” to protect against the coronavirus. Dr. Bob Lahita, a professor of medicine at New York Medical College, joined LX News to explain why vaccine progress is making him more hopeful.

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

NBC

Playing the Un-Naming Game in New York Is Harder Than It Seems

August 28, 2020

Edward HalperinAs a history professor, I get to play a game with my students: walk around New York City, with a mask on of course, and identify places that you can argue should be “un-named.”

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

The Globe Post

Port Washington Couple's Kids Book Explains New Normal In Schools

August 27, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.Adam Block, a health economist and assistant professor of public health at New York Medical College, told Newsday he was inspired after finding little on the subject appropriate for their children, ages 7 and 4.

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

Patch

Husband-and-Wife Doctors Write Children’s Book on Coronavirus

August 27, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.In March, Lauren and Adam Block were among the millions of parents who saw in a very short time span how much their lives and the lives of their children changed.

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

The Examiner

Just How Safe Are NATO’s “CinemaSafe” Health & Safety Protocols? We Asked Health Experts To Review The Risks

August 27, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoEven Dr. Robert Lahita (chairman of medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey, professor of medicine at New York Medical College, and adjunct professor of medicine at Rutgers), whom I’ve talked to throughout the shutdown and is otherwise bullish on reopening, finds this spacing insufficient. “Just to be safe, I would do two empty rows,” he says. “That’s what the churches are doing and the temples are doing.

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

The Playlist

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