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Revolutionary Medical Advances Bring New Ethical Challenges

August 14, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.Addressing some of the most confounding and consequential questions of modern medical ethics, Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., takes a deep dive into the timeless teaching of Torah. In this course, he finds the signposts that direct the medical professional, as well as the patient on the ethical path towards ethical healing.

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

Chabad

Higher Education’s Misguided Obsession with Diversity Officers

August 13, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoWe are not arguing that having no diversity officer is better than having one. To be clear, the problem does not lie with the diversity officer. Rather the problem is with the unreasonable expectations placed on one executive.

NYMC staff news: Ali Jackson-Jolley, M.B.A., communications specialist and Julio A. Rodriguez-Rentas, M.A., director of communications, Office of Public Relations

SHRM Executive Network HR People + Strategy

The COVID-19 vaccine is coming. But will we be ready? | Opinion

August 12, 2020

Alan KadishWith luck, a vaccine will be ready for wide-scale use in about a year, a dramatic improvement over the typical time frame of 10 to 15 years for most vaccines. The next question is, “who will be vaccinated?”

NYMC Leadership news: Alan Kadish, M.D., president

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COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen’s Disease

August 10, 2020

Padmini MurthyUnfortunately, women and girls with disabilities face increased risk of gender-based violence and especially those affected by Hansen's disease as they do not have access to social protective mechanisms and are often destitute and need to resort to begging for survival.

Faculty news: Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, professor of public health and global health director and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine

Global Issues

NYMC receives $594K National Institutes of Health grant

August 10, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoNew York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla has been awarded a grant of $594,269 from the National Institutes of Health S10 Instrumentation Program. The money will go toward the purchase of a high-resolution confocal microscope for the college to use in its biomedical research.

Faculty news: Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, secretary of the NYMC Faculty Senate, and vice chancellor for Middle States Accreditation

Westfair

Five Months In: Dr. Robert Amler Shares the Latest Info

August 10, 2020

Robert AmlerDr. Robert Amler, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College and former medical epidemiologist at CDC, has spoken to numerous media outlets since the coronavirus outbreak began. He’s addressed everything from safe air travel to dining out and personal safety.

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

Touro News

Is Another Shut Down the Answer to the Rampant COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States?

August 09, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoIn terms of reopening, there must be a closer look so that a phased approach is done in order to minimize the spread. We have already seen how abrupt reopening have contributed to the increase of cases across this nation.

Faculty news: George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the CDM, assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health of the SHSP and assistant director of the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Program

Healthcare Business Today

What Are Health Plans Doing with Their Q2 Money?

August 09, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.During the first part of our video interview, Block discussed the financial effects of COVID-19 on providers, the Q2 net operating income of insurers, and the reason providers are struggling while insurers are “rolling in money.” In the second half, Block discussed what insurers are doing with their profits.

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

Managed Healthcare Executive

Researcher Adam Block: Health Plans Are ‘Rolling in Money’ As Providers, Rest of Economy Struggle

August 07, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.COVID-19’s financial consequences have also been uneven, as Adam Block discussed in a video interview with Managed Healthcare Executive® this week and in a paper he wrote with Kevin Van Dyke and Leah Dillard posted on the our website yesterday. 

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

Managed Healthcare Executive

Lowey Announces More Than $594,000 For Biomedical Research At New York Medical College

August 07, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo“The NIH S10 Instrumentation Grant was a collaboration among nearly 20 NYMC faculty with active research programs (most funded by the NIH),” said Dana Mordue, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College. “We are grateful to the NIH for their investment in research at NYMC.

NYMC Research news: Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Secretary of the NYMC Faculty Senate, Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, Vice Chancellor for Middle States Accreditation, Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Executive Committee

Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Profits of Publicly Traded Health Plans Surge Amid Requests for Higher Rates

August 06, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.Amid struggling providers, furloughs of essential workers, years of premium increases and record high earnings, for-profit health plans should consider options for directly helping their networks.

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

Managed Healthcare Executive

Adam Block of New York Medical College Speaks on Profits of Health Plans

August 06, 2020

Adam E. Block, Ph.D.The C-Suite, Managed Healthcare Executive Senior Editor Peter Wehrwein speaks with Assistant Professor of Public Health at New York Medical College, Adam Block. The two discuss Block's recent article published in MHE, "Profits of Publicly Traded Health Plans Surge Amid Requests for Higher Rates."

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

Managed Healthcare Executive

One Death Every 80 Seconds: The Grim New Toll of COVID-19 in America

August 05, 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.

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

NBC News New York

Phelps Hospital Northwell Health Receives National Accolades

August 04, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News LogoPhelps Hospital Northwell Health recently received four "high performing" accolades for finishing in the top 10% in various medical specialties by U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospital list. 

NYMC Affiliate news: Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

Patch

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

August 04, 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.

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

NBC Boston

COVID19: Pandemic to Permanently Change How Children's Hospitals Deliver Care

August 03, 2020

Generic NYMC in the News Logo"Communication with families has always been key to their experience," says Michael Gewitz, M.D., executive director and physician-in-chief at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. "We will continue to look at ways to enhance that process."

Faculty news: Michael H. Gewitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Association

How to handle the anxiety of returning to work in a pandemic

August 03, 2020

Robert Amler“We must begin by recognizing that this internal fear is valid,” explained Dr. Robert W. Amler, dean of School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College.

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

Today

Hydroxychloroquine can’t stop COVID-19. It’s time to move on, scientists say

August 02, 2020

Neil W. SchlugerWhen he first heard about hydroxychloroquine, he hoped it would work for his patients. He and colleagues prescribed the antimalarial drug for 811 of the 1,446 patients hospitalized at the medical center from March 7 to April 8. But the drug didn’t seem to help, Schluger and colleagues reported May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Faculty news: Neil W. Schluger, M.D., the Barbara and William Rosenthal Chair of the Department of Medicine

Science News

Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, and Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Costs of COVID-19 and Federal Relief for Healthcare Providers

July 31, 2020

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.In its June 10, 2020 report, “Financial Crises of the Nursing Home Industry,” the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living cited the following April 29, 2020 statements made by Ira Bedzow, MA, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics – New York Medical College.

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

JDSupra

Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping and Dining During the Pandemic

July 31, 2020

Robert AmlerWhile there haven't been any outbreaks linked to public restrooms, using shared restrooms can hypothetically increase risk of infection. Robert Amler, dean of health sciences and practice at New York Medical College, told The Wall Street Journal that flushing toilets and turning on hand dryers can cause air movement.

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

Whereyat

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